Friday, May 17, 2013

Mother's Day Card for my "Sew" Awesome Mom

Holy crap - I'm lazy lately!

You know, I uploaded the pictures for this to my blog like a month ago and am JUST NOW getting around to writing the post!

Mother's Day was a couple of weeks ago and I made this card for my wonderful Mom. I used the Sew Crafty kit from SVG Cuts because it's such a unique card. My paper is from the October Afternoon Farmhouse collection.

The buttons are also October Afternoon's Midway collection and the ribbon was some I found at Hobby Lobby.

The little stick pins are some I ran across from Fancy Pants that I bought long enough ago that I don't remember buying them...but they's cute!

Inside, I used the front panel of the card and removed the center oval to make a place for my sentiment. I used a Tim Holtz Distress Marker and my eClips to "write" the sentiment.

Super simple!

October Afternoon Farmhouse Paper
October Afternoon Midway Buttons
SVG Cuts Sew Crafty SVG kit.
Fancy Pants Design Stick Pins
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Pen
The Twinery Baker's Twine - Charcol
Misc Bling

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Look Whooo's Three

Hi there!

I'm guest posting for A Jillian Vance Design today. Today I have a gift bag for my nephew's third birthday and what better reason to use the Kid Zipper Stamp Set and the Zipper {die}vice!

My gift bag base is just a plain, white bag from the dollar store. I inked it with green and blue Distress Ink to give the background some color. I found all the tree with treehouse file, fence, grass, owls, cake and balloons on the Silhouette Store.

The owls, balloons, and cake were all print and cut images. Can you believe that little cake is less than 1/2" high? The owls are just shy of 1".

For the "card" portion of the bag, I sized the tree down until it was just wide enough for my zipper and sentiment.

I cut the top of the tree two times. The first I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Zipper {die}vice and then stamped my sentiment from the Kid Zipper set.

I then lined up the top and bottom pieces to figure out where to stamp my inside sentiment.

I added a score line at the top of the tree before adhere just the area above the score line and below the bottom of the die cut zipper so that when it is opened it will fold back. 

There you have it!


A Jillian Vance Design Kid Zipper Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Zipper {die}vice
Silhouette Store
     3 Owls
     Tree with Treehouse
     Grass - Silhouette Studio pre-loaded border
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Denim, Mowed Lawn
Patterned Paper - Recollections
Cardstock - Bazzill

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Flowers for Grandma

Hey there!

I decided to join A Jillian Vance Design this week for a guest post of Mother's Day cards. Here are two cards I did for my mother, both from the Sweet Baby.

Lets start with my simple 3x3 card. For this card I used the Celebrate Mom stamp. I found a simple 3D flower file from the Silhouette store and made a custom brad with my i-Top. I added some spotted washi tape and my sentiment. The inside is blank to write a little note.

Can you believe this is the first time I've made a flower pot card? I always see these cute ideas but I'm always WAY behind the curve in trying them. This card was from another file in the Silhouette Store by Lori Whitlock. Super simple to cut and assemble.

I used the Quatrefoil Background stamp on the bottom of the card to give it some visual texture. I used the {die}verse Tag Die and some twine from The Twinery for my sentiment. On the tag I used two stamps from the Celebrate Mom set and also used sentiments from that set on the inside of the card. I used paper and buttons from October Afternoon's Woodland Park collection.

Nothing too complicated!


A Jillian Vance Design Celebrate Mom Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Quatrefoil Background Stamp
A Jillian Vance Design {die}verse Tag Die
October Afternoon Woodland Park 8x8 Paper Pad
October Afternoon Midway Buttons
Bazzil 3x3 Card Base
The Twinery Cappucino Twine
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Imaginesce i-Top Brad Maker