Thursday, February 12, 2009

St. Patrick's Card

Don't have a shamrock or a leprechaun, what no pot of gold either?? We sometimes don't go out of our box, if we did we could think of many stamps and papers that we have to use. This is not a typical St. Patrick's Day image or card, but you can easily make it into one! Many people collect frogs and carry them for good luck charms.

I simply added "Lucky" then the inside can read "to know you" or "to have you". Add Happy St. Patrick's Day if you like.

I love this little Close to My Heart stampset, Happy Endings! The swirls could also be stamped
on the solid green or embossed on the black to add more design, add some bling or glitter if you like and have a fantastic card! I did double pop the female frog so she's elevated to add dimension.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Valentine, Snowman & Lollipop Fun

Some of you are applying sunscreen and we have still have snow in Ohio, a little warmer today but not out of the woods yet. If you are missing it, here's a Valentine Snowman!

Made from a cardstock door knob hanger, clear plastic, pop squares, and confetti to make a version of a shaker card. The face was made with a permanent marker and allowed to dry well.
I used Close to My Heart Cranberry ink but you could use blues, pinks or even black, depending on what you want.
If you want it more male oriented change your insides. Candy Cinnamon hearts would also be cute. Great for a card front, a treat itself, or add a ribbon for a tag and add to a gift. Add sequins, marker in or add real buttons to his tummy if you like.
The lollipop holder was cut from a sizzix die and it has 3 pieces to the flower. A hole in the center allows the stick of the lollipop to fit in and the cello wrapping helps secure it.
I used pop dots to seperate the layers. You could add green leaves, a ribbon, tag or other. If you don't have a die cut machine, cut your own flower or heart pieces.