Music inspired cards

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Music Wedding

I had an order for a wedding with blues and grey tones and music themed…she is an opera singer. I didn’t get to April’s Card Sketch #2 – originally a Paper Craft Crew #235 – last month and when I looked at it I thought it would work for a wedding card. This is what I came up with and was very pleased with it.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, cinder, smokey, bazzill white)
Accents/Tools: Twine from Target, heart rhinestones, The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Music Birthday

So I needed a music themed birthday for a 96 year old (I made her one last year too). Since I had just made the music wedding card I thought maybe I could put flowers instead of hearts and this is how it turned out. The Recollections flowers were a RAK from TexasMomOf4 several years ago.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.
I made another one (see attached) but made it general birthday with a Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I used Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #235 for my inspiration.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

Happy Birthday flowers

I made the music one and still had a set of flowers left so I made another one just using a Happy Birthday folder instead.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

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Stitched Baby Congratulations

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This is my 2nd card with sketch #1 from the August Card Sketch Challenge. I saw this sketch and thought it would be perfect for a friend of mine who just became a grandma for the first time. The colors on the card are the colors of the nursery. I wanted a fun happy card cause that is the type of grandma my friend will be. Now the card didn’t come out as cute as I pictured but she loved it so that is all that matters. And I finally used my Sew Easy that I have had forever!!

CHALLENGES:
1) August Card Sketch – sketch #1
2) August Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – Make a simplistic card.

SUPPLIES:
Stickers: Doodlebug Shin Dig

We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy – floss (blue, pink, purple)

We R Memory Keepers – Sew Easy – Large Stitch Piercer Attachment Head – Loop de Loop

We R Memory Keepers – Sew Easy – Large Stitch Piercer Attachment Head – Scallop

Baby with Ruffles

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Baby with Ruffle Bottom

So one of my co-workers is having child #3 that wasn’t planned. He has 2 boys now and isn’t so sure about having a girl. I laughed and said it will take 2 seconds when she arrives and he will be wrapped around her finger. So I decided I was going to make him a total girly baby card. Then another friend at work needed a baby card for her daughter-in-laws baby shower. She saw a baby card that was of shorts with ruffles on them and wanted something similar. So I pulled up this FREE image and thought “ohhh can I stick ruffles on those diaper shorts!!” Hobby Lobby had trim on sale this week so it was perfect timing. And that is how this card came about! My friend wanted teal and hot pink since that is the colors her DIL is using. I still have to make one for my co-worker but I think I will make his a little different.

CHALLENGES:
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – I used a Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 2-92 I had saved in my favorites.
2) MelonHeadz Friends Challenge – Use your favorite stamp or stamp set or Anything Goes if you use a Melonheadz digital stamp. I used a Melonheadz FREE stamp so I went with anything goes. (**I made top 3!!**)

3) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #306 – New Addition (baby or pets…)

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Free Baby Girl from MelonHeadz Illustrating.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, White), AC Cardstock (Taffy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe – Icing on the Cake)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Hobby Lobby Decorative Trim, American Crafts enamel dots (Dear Lizzy), Scor-tape

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Farm themed baby card

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Farm Baby Congratulations

Inside: It’s a Boy! Congratulations

One of the guys I worked with last year just had his first baby so I wanted to make him a congratulations card. From what I could get out of him is that his wife was doing a vintage farm theme…well that’s how I interpreted it! So I went through my files and searched the internet and thought Farm Critters and Barn from Doodle Pantry fit the theme. I was stumped at first as what to do with the image because I just didn’t want to print it out and stick it on the card. So I went back to the internet where I found this awesome card on The Rubber Cafe Design Team Blog. The design it was the perfect design for all the elements I wanted on the card. My best friend, Stephanie, took my ideals and made the cute saying!

CHALLENGES:
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.
2) Doodle Pantry – Ants in my Pantry Challenge #20 – Anything digital goes.
3) Crafting By Designs Challenge – Down on the Farm.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Farm Critters and Barn @ Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Martha Stewart fringe scissors, Scor-pal

Sweet Baby Boy and Girl

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Sweet Baby Boy

I made three cards for my old boss to choose from…this is one of them. I was inspired by this card
http://sylvia-anne-poppyspapercraftpatch.blogspot.com/2014/03/sweet-baby-girl-at-atcas.html
I don’t do white space well so I decided to have a colored background that matched by alphabet stickers!! I used the Hammer Embossing Technique. The blue one wasn’t done well because it was my first try…I learned you do have to hit pretty hard.

I also made this in pink since I had pink stickers just like the blue… and I made 2 in each color since I did one in all caps and the other in all lower case.

Sweet Baby Girl

CHALLENGES:
1) July Inspiration Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com  – Technique Category – Hammer embossing.

SUPPLIES (Blue Card):
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, bluebell)
Stickers: SEI (Retrospect – blue pop)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots), 1/16 EK Success pop dots, computer, Fiskars corner punch

SUPPLIES (Pink Card):
Cardstock: Bazzill (Romance, white)
Stickers: SEI (Retrospect – pink pop)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots), 1/16 EK Success pop dots, computer, Fiskars corner punch

 

Graduation

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Graduation

I needed a card for a friend who graduated college while working full time and raising a family. Very proud of him! So I used the sketch from the card challenge and made this whole card out of scraps!! Now that I’m looking at it I should of tilted the the top circle on the bottom so it would look like the hat was falling…oh well will do if I make another card! I got to use a brand new embossing template that I got a couple months ago when they were on sale at JoAnns.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Challenge – original sketch can be found here:
http://www.studiocalico.com/2013/09/sunday-sketch-aleksandra

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, white)
Patterned Paper: TPC Studio (Valedictorian), The Paper Company Studio (Grad Plaid), Reminisce (The Graduate)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1 3/4 circle punch, Reminisce enamel dots, Darice Embossing Folder (graduation cap), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, white brads

Two sketches and only 5 days left

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You ever have those cards or challenges you are determined to do but man do they make you work for it!! Well that is what happened when I decided to make the 2 sketches offered at Feeling Sketchy for their Month Long National Scrapbook Day Challenge. I knew these sketches would get me out of my comfort zone and I wanted a little challenge!! Be careful what you ask for!! I thought I would have a hard time with the circles but that one came together in no time. Now the other sketch gave me a run for my money!! After several tries I finally came up with something I liked!

FeelySketchy-Sketch1

Sunflower bear

CHALLENGES:

1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme – Thinking of you

2) A Gem of a Challenge #145 – Flowers

Feeling Sketchy - sketch 2

Congratulations Bailey

CHALLENGE:

1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product – Use brads

If you are inspired by the sketches come play with me for a chance to win a #25.00 gift card to Deedee’s Digis.

SUPPLIES:

Thinking of you
Digital Image: Fall Teddies @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop punch, cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Congratulations Bailey

Digital Image: Congratulations Graduate @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brad, pop dots, xyron X, EK Success 1 1/2 circle punch

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