Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Aunt's Birthday Card

I've posted cards made with this stamp and die cut set before.  I think this one has to be my favorite!  It's very possible that practice makes progress in this case. 

 I used thick white cardstock to die cut the oval piece.  It gives it more stability than regular white cardstock.
 This design gives lots of space on the back to add dimensionals to pop the design off the embossed design on the card base.
I used Stampin' Up ink colors:  Pool party and Daffodil Delight.  I used Stampin' Up! Watercolor pencils Bermuda Bay, and cardstock colors Pool Party, and Melon Mambo.  I also used two of my alcohol markers from Spectrum Noir to color in the balloons.

Wishing my Aunt a VERY Happy Birthday!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Valentine Project with our 4th Graders

I've had a puzzle die for a VERY LONG time!

This year I thought of it in enough time to get the cardstock cut, and took my Cuttlebug to school.
 I used this sample to show the kids how it would look when they were finished, and what their task was to make this puzzle message as a gift.
I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day message in the center, and left the rest blank for the kids...  They wrote and colored the rest of the piece.  I cut each one and placed it in an envelope so they could present it to Mom, or Dad, or Grandparents, or Aunts/Uncles, etc.