Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's Baaaaack!

Just when the grass was poking through....whaaack...we get hit again. Hopefully this will be our last storm of the season. Here's a look across the lake from my front window. Hard to believe that the water was ever warm enough to swim in, and will be again some day!

So instead of gazing out my window and moaning the weather, I decided to create another card using my new button card stamps. This time I stamped the card and doodled some leaves on it. I colored the leaves with my copic markers, and added some cute daisy buttons onto the stems. I removed the shanks first before gluing them down. I layered my yellow decorative paper onto cardstock. The dp is from Stampin' Up.

I cut the cute birds with my Silhouette SD, and added a black heart button and black ribbon for added interest. The little black bird on the button card was also cut out on my diecut machine.
There are so many different ways to use my Button Card Digistamps and I am having so much fun playing with them. There are 12 stamps in all and include bonus buttons to print and use in place of regular buttons. I'll be using another button card stamp to create a cute Easter card so keep watching for that.

Stay warm and safe and hope for Spring!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who's Got The Button?

Here is another sample card I made using my new digital button card stamp set. It will be available in my stores on Friday, and includes a total of twelve different stamps. The many ways you can use these stamps will be featured here on my blog so keep checking back for more samples.
In the card sample today I printed the stamp on brown craft paper for a more rustic look. I like how the red buttons pop against the brown cardstock.

This button card stamp has an olde world look to it that would work well with a vintage type card too, for those who like to 'grunge up' or create nostalgic cards.

Above is a baby button card stamp used on vanilla cardstock, that I added button brads to instead of regular buttons. It would be perfect to use on a new baby card. Just don't put your buttons on wrong like I did lol and cover up the baby carriage!

Any type of button, whether it be real buttons, chipboard buttons, felt buttons or vintage buttons can be used on these digital stamp button cards. Let your imagination guide you.
Stop back to see how I use a totally different type of embellishment on my next button card. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Quiet Time

It has been a very quiet weekend at my house. I am the only one here, and I've enjoyed it. I can eat, sleep and cook when I want....or not, without any distractions. I cleaned my house yesterday so I could play in my scrap room today without feeling guilty. I'm one of those people who CAN craft in a messy house, I just can't be as creative when it's messy. A little voice says "You should be cleaning, not playing"
Anyway, I am ready for Spring and decided to make some cards today with a light, springy feeling.

This first card I created using some of my favorite buttons, and a new set of button card digital stamps that I will be releasing soon. They should be available in all my stores sometime next week. The set has 10 different stamps that you can use to display your favorite buttons. I will be showing you more cards made using these stamps later this week.

The decorative paper used in this card is from ColorBox,the lace mat I cut with my cutting machine, the pink rose I made ,the lace ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the heart pin was a gift from my daughter.

This second card I have been thinking about for awhile. Birds and birdcages seem to be a popular embellishment on cards this year, and they are showing up on blogs everywhere. So I needed to add mine to the mix.
Remember you can click on any photo for a close up view.
The birdcage is a Silhouette diecut file, the bird and leaves are a Cuttlebug die, the paper is from ColorBox (from Walmart)and the flowers I made with a punch.

Thanks for stopping by, keep warm where you're at and take some time out for yourself this week.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My First Easel Card

I won't complain about the weather today. It's pretty much the same story no matter what state you live in. So, instead I'll share my first ever easel card I made. I'm not sure why I was so afraid to try it. They look so nice when finished and are so simple, that I have to laugh at myself for being intimidated by it.

I will admit to cheating a little by using a template and my die cutting machine. But once I got the basic understanding of the folding in my mind, I realized how really simple it is.

And of course the best part of an easel card is that it can fold flat for mailing, and it can be displayed on a table top for a few days, as opposed to throwing it in a box in the closet. Or God forbid......tossing it in the garbage!

I hope if you haven't attempted an easel card that this will motivate you to try. There are all types of tutorials on the web to show you how. Just type it into your search bar or visit 'You Tube' I know you will be seeing more of them from me. Have a great day everybody.