Crafty Christy’s Creations

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Elegant Wedding

We have a wedding to go to in September and I thought this sketch was perfect!  It's the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Sorry for the dark picture but it's raining here today so the house is pretty dark.  I used the retired hostess set Occasional Quotes for the greeting, it was perfect.  The pearls were a bit of a pain because they kept popping out of my needle nose pliers but I made it!  Here's a close up:

And I had to do the inside.  I kept it pretty simple but still pretty.

I hope you like it!  Thanks for looking.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Well, it's been a long time!  I can't believe how the time has gone by so quickly.  Here's my first card in over a year...I hope it's a good one! ;)  It's for my mother-in-law, her birthday's in August.

I did this for The Paper Players Challenge.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Anyone who knows me knows that I can't do a card without doing the inside as well.  Why not put some prettiness in??

Thanks for having a look at my first 'masterpiece'. :)


Monday, July 5, 2010

Fifth Avenue Fun!

I totally CASED this card and I don't know from who.  The original had different colours so I thought change it up a little.  This set is so great, there's so much you can do with it.

Here's what I did:

  1. Using the Big Shot, cut a Top Note out of Glossy White card stock and Old Olive card stock.

  2. Stamp flowers and sentiment in Basic Gray Classic Ink on the glossy card stock.

  3. Round corners of Basic Gray card stock and Rich Razzelberry card.

  4. Sponge the flowers with Basic Gray, Rich Razzelberry, and Old Olive Classic Ink.

  5. Cut off edge of glossy top not and adhere to olive top note.

  6. Using the White Gel Pen, draw stems and accents.

  7. Adhere gray card stock to razzelberry and adhere top note to card.

  8. Wrap Old Olive Satin Ribbon around card.
Your done!
I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

For the Bride & Groom

My mother in law asked me to make a wedding card for a wedding she's going to in July.  When she asked, I knew I had to use this set from the Summer Mini, Blissful Bride.  I love this set, it is just so beautiful. 
Wood - 118527 - $28.95 / Clear - 120036 - $22.95

This card is 5-1/4 x 5-1/4.  Wedding cards are always a little nicer when they're bigger than the typical size card.  Don't forget the inside! 

Here's what I did:

  1. Stamp dress on Confetti White card stock.

  2. Using the bouquet stamp, stamp around the edges. 

  3. Watercolour the flowers, sash, and around the dress using an Aquapainter and Pretty in Pink ink.

  4. Colour flower centres with Basic Gray marker.

  5. Mount on Basic Gray card stock.

  6. Using Basic Gray Marker and Pretty in Pink Marker, colour "For the bride and groom" stamp.  Huff on stamp and stamp on Confetti White card stock.

  7. Punch out with Designer Label Punch.

  8. Emboss Pretty in Pink card stock with Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

  9. Using the Eyelet Border Punch, punch Whisper White card stock.

  10. Paste white border to Designer Series Paper.  Paste sentiment to this piece.

  11. Place Hodgepodge Hardware over sentiment.  Paper Pierce holes for brads, poke through.

  12. Paste embossed Pretty in Pink card stock, Whisper White border, and the Designer Series Paper to the gray card.

  13. Wrap Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon around card twice.  Tie a bow by wrapping White Taffeta Ribbon around looped pink ribbon.

  14. Pull Taffeta Ribbon through Silver Ribbon Slide.  Tie in a knot.

  15. Using Dimensionals, adhere wedding dress.

  16. Apply Dazzling Diamonds with 2way Glue Pen.

  17. Using Big Shot, cut out butterflies.  Adhere to card.
Please let me know if you have any questions about anything I've done.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Graduation Spotlight

I did this card for the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge.  I thought I would use another set that is retiring this month, Spotlight on Christmas.  I love this star image.  I often used this set for occasions other than Christmas, this one being one of them!  Look at how wonderful it goes with our punches.

Don't forget to do the inside of your card!  I did something simple but it still carried the theme to the inside.  I used Taken with Teal again for this card because it`s retiring and I`m going to miss it!

Here's what I did:

  1. Stamp the star in Tempting Turquoise and Taken with Teal on the Whisper White piece of card stock.

  2. Stamp swirl image in Close to Cocoa on the same piece of card stock and sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Adhere to Close to Cocoa card stock.

  3. Stamp the stars again on white card stock and punch out using the Large Star Punch.

  4. Punch out stars in Tempting Turquoise and Taken with Teal using the Small Star Punch.

  5. Place small stars on stamped white card stock and paper pierce with Paper Piercer.

  6. Poke brads through.

  7. Using Dimensionals, adhere stamped stars over stamped stars on white card stock.

  8. Emboss Tempting Turquoise card stock with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and Big Shot.

  9. Wrap ribbon around embossed piece and tie, adhere piece to Whisper White card.

  10. Either wrap brad around ribbon or cut off prongs and adhere with a Glue Dot.

  11. Adhere the piece with the stars to the turquoise card stock using Dimensionals.

  12. Colour Happy Graduation stamp with turquoise and teal marker.  Stamp on white card stock.

  13. Punch out with Large Oval Punch.

  14. Using the Wide Oval Punch, punch out teal oval.

  15. Adhere sentiment to teal oval, cut in half, and adhere to card using Dimensionals.

  16. Poke brad through small teal star, adhere to card just behind sentiment.

  17. Glitter...EVERYWHERE!

  18. On the inside punch small stars out of the white card stock so the teal shows through.

  19. Glitter.
I hope you enjoy! 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Goodbye Garden Whimsy

With our Retirement Party coming soon we've been busy designing the make & take projects and this was the one I designed.  Unfortunately we're not making this one so I thought I would share it with you.  I used the retiring set Garden Whimsy which I'm going to miss.  It's super cute!

Here's what I did:
  1. Stamp Butterfly image on Whisper White card stock. Stamp a second butterfly to cut out. 
  2. Sponge around the edge with Taken with Teal ink.
  3. Adhere White card stock to Taken with Teal card stock.
  4. Paper Pierce the butterfly's flying path.
  5. Cut out second butterfly and colour in dots with Barely Banana and Taken with Teal Markers. (I didn't cut out the antennas, just the wings and body.)
  6. Adhere just the body of the cut out butterfly to the first butterfly and prop up wings for a 3D effect.
  7. Punch out circles using the circle punch in Pink Passion, Barely Banana, and Taken with Teal and adhere to Pink Passion card.
  8. Sparkle the Pink Passion circles with Dazzling Diamonds.
  9. Emboss the Barely Banana card stock with the Polka Dots Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to card.
  10. Using Dimensionals, adhere the butterfly image to the card.
  11. Using the Stampin' Up Blossom Party Die, cut out flower and flower centre.  You will need to cut out all three colours, I did it at the same time by putting all three in at once.
  12. Stamp greeting on white card stock.
  13. Using the My Way Punch, punch the end of the white card stock so it looks like a banner/flag.
  14. Glue flower together but I put the greeting just under the flower centre.
  15. Adhere flower to card.
  16. Sparkle the butterfly and the flower centre.  And you're DONE!
There may be a lot of steps to this card but it is pretty simple to make.  And shockingly there is NO ribbon.  That's unheard of for me! :)

The products on this card that are retiring and only available while supplies last are:
  • card stock & ink & markers
  • stamp set
  • My Way Punch
Get them before they're gone!

Products Used:
Stamps: Garden Whimsy
Card Stock: Pink Passion, Taken with Teal, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink:  Pink Passion, Taken with Teal Classic Ink Pad; Taken with Teal, Barely Banana Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds; 2way Glue Pen; Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (circle punch); My Way Punch; Paper Piercer  Mat; Paper Snips; Stampin' Sponges; Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Stampin' Up! Blossom Party Die; Big Shot

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Bird-Day

Today we got together to celebrate both my brother's birthdays. My younger brother's birthday is today and my older brother's is Saturday. I made this card to give to my younger brother. He suits these "punny" sort of things and I have to say, I think he's one of the sweetest guys I know. He is so generous and caring and never gets off the phone until he says, "I love you!" He is a tremendous person, I love him a lot.

Ok, now that I'm misty eyed...This card is for Kerin's Sketch Challenge. I love this sketch, even though I altered it a bit. I love layering on my cards...they're heavy but nice! Check out Kerin's blog for her beautiful card!
Here's the inside. I used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour the Celebrate Everything Stamp. I thought it was kinda cute! {smile}

Stamps: Pun Fun, Celebrate Everything
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad; Real Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers; Black StazOn Pad
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Cardstock; Watercolour paper; Washington Apple DSP (retired)
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain; Aqua Painters; Paper Piercer; Mat Pack; Small Oval, Large Oval Punch; Big Shot; SU Backgrounds I Texturz Plates; Thread