Monday, May 04, 2009

the start of a busy week....

Well, I'm starting my week out with some cards and a free pattern for you to enjoy! This pattern is a release from my book, "All Ways Stitching". I'll gradually be releasing these patterns on my website, and on Circle of Crafter's from time to time, as the book won't be printed again. Enjoy!

This next card is very versatile as it fits a lot of occasions. I made this for my mom for Mother's Day. I used the new Fiskar punches and I did a tutorial on using them in a previous post. Once I punched my card, I put it through the Swiss Dots embossing envelope and Cuttlebug.

Though it's hard to see in the picture, I used another 2x2 embossing folder and embossed the sentiment "I Love You" onto white cardstock, backed it with black cardstock, and attached it to the card. I cut strips of ribbon and framed the sentiment from punch corner to corner.

Lastly, I cut out two hearts from a red and black heart scrapbooking paper, and added red rhinestones to finish the card. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

This sweet card was fun to make, and you could choose any accent color instead of blue. I started with a blue notecard, and attached a pretty black and white scrapbook paper from Kaiser Craft.

On white Bazzill cardstock, I stamped "Melange Background" (Hampton Art) with blue ink then mounted it to the card. Next, I stamped the birds (Inkadinkado) onto another piece of white Bazzill cardstock using black Marvy ink. Below the birds, I stampd "just a note" (Stampendous) in black, then mounted that piece to black cardstock. (You can get all these stamps from Michael's.)

Lastly, here is my latest bead set! Is this too much fun? I'm also learning how to do pumpkins, cats, ghosts, ladybugs, and daisies. I'm still working on getting pictures of my bead sets up on my website. If you like this set and want a bracelet made or want to just buy the beads, feel free to email me. (The small crystals are Swarovski and I only use Sterling Silver, Bali Silver, Tibet Silver and Gold Filled findings.)