Sunday, May 26, 2013

Envelopes!

I gave myself a little busy work while watching a hockey game: envelope making!

I used two different techniques. I used the directions on my Martha Stewart score board to make envelopes with a triangular flap, and these directions to make an envelope with a rectangular flap.

I love how they turned out!






Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Stuff I've bought recently

One of the best things about card making is all the supplies you "need" ;-) It's so fun trying out new tools and techniques. Here's a snap of some new stuff that I bought recently:



Let's see.... I got a big bag of buttons. I often see them used in other people's cards, and now I've got a chance to experiment with them too! I also got some plastic? wax? flower accents. I think they look super elegant.

I got some nestabilities dies. I've just got a cuttlebug but I'm sure they'll work fine.

I got a jillion colours of Heidi Swapp's color shine sprays and stencils. I'll make a post soon about all the fun I had playing with them!

Last but certainly not least is a bunch of new stamps from There She Goes. I've been lusting after a few of the stamps sets, and a recent sale was the push that I needed to put in my order! I got: Fairy Good Day, No Peeking, Perk Up, Dance, and Sentimental Birthday.

Can't wait to use all this fun stuff!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

This post is a little late, but here is the birthday card that I made for my mom this year. I actually finished it late in 2012.

My mom loves poppies, so I cross stitched a poppy for her. This was the longest project I've done so far, I'd say it took about 18 hours to complete.



I framed the cross stitch design, added a little belt, some brads, a heart and some glitter alphabet stickers. I'm not super happy with the colour scheme I chose. I would definitely do it differently next time. She loved it though, and that's all that matters! :)