Crafty Christy’s Creations

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

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Birthday Boy

I have two brothers and it just happens to be both their birthday's this week. Not only do I have to make cards for them but I had other people ask me to make cards for them too! This is one I made for my step-mother to give to...I was thinking for my older brother but she can decide.

This card is for the i{heart}2stamp Sketch for You to Try. I altered the sketch {smile}. I originally tried to do three strips of striped paper but it looked...just too much! So, one strip is ribbon instead. I hope my brother will like it! {cross fingers}

I've been trying stitching on my cards so you'll see a couple with it. I just love the way it looks! I got a little colourful on one of my next cards...check back to see it!

Here's the inside:
I just punched out a few circles and sparkled them up.

I hope you enjoy!!

Stamps: Bitty Birthday; A Little Birthday Cheer
Paper: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White Cardstock; Bashful Blue Textured Cardstock; Maine Blueberry DSP (retired - so sad!)
Ink: Old Olive Classic Ink Pad; Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads; Clear Buttons; 3/4", 1/2", 1-3/4" Circle Punch; Dazzling Diamonds; 2way Glue Pen; Crystal Effects; Coluzzle; Paper Piercer; Mat Pack; White Thread