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Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Bouquet of Birthday Wishes Just For You...


I needed to make a birthday card for a very special friend. So as usual, I began looking through my papers and stamps etc. to try to jump start my creative juices.
I came across this template that I had purchased at a stamp show this summer:


It is a Spinner Card template by Clever Cutts.
If you look at the center of the card, you will see that the sentiment actually spins around inside the little square:


It was easier than I thought it would be. There were several different  circular stamps that you could choose to go with the template. I chose "A bouquet of birthday wishes just for you...".
You stamp your circular sentiment on the 3 inch circle cut. I stamped  around the circle with tiny flowers from the Stamp Tapestry Stamp set "Moonlit Vase" . I then went over the letters with a clear glitter pen. After you fold all the score lines on the little square, you attach the circle with a brad. This enables the circle to spin!

After I put the card together , I felt it needed something else, so I die cut a flower with the Prima Donna Petals Die-namics (MFT) die set. I thought it looked great with the flower!

Oh... the beautiful DP is Hello Luscious-Basic Grey!

I think my friend really liked her card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie






Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season
And a Happy New Year!

May God bless each and everyone!

Mackie

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Cards

 These are some CAS cards that I have made to send to friends and family this year.   All of the above cards were made using different Verve stamp sets:
I also scored lines at the bottom of the page with my Scor-Pal. Hopefully you can see that detail. On the left card I paper pieced the tree. The card on the right, I colored the tree with Copic Markers. The poinsettia on the center card was stamped with Riding Hood Red Ink (SU).
I then went over the words on the cards with a clear glitter gel pen.

The card below was very simple! This summer I  bought  (2) 12 x 12 papers with these 3 cute snowmen on them, at a local craft store for 25 cents each! I had completely forgotten about them. I had tucked them into my Christmas paper stash. Well... I decided to cut them apart, paste them onto a card, and punch the edges...6 cards...2 pieces of paper! They turned out to be some of my favorite Christmas cards! So cute!! So Easy!!


Now I've just got to get busy and start addressing!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My last post as Guest Designer at CR84FN



Hello!  This is my last post as the Guest Designer for  CR84FN Color Challenge!
 I have had so much fun being a part of this fabulous team!  I just want to thank Mona and all the wonderful designers at CR84FN Color Challenge for inviting me to be a guest designer for the last few weeks. You all made me feel so welcome! It has been such an honor! 

Now on to this week's challenge...




And to my card...


Don't ya just love this paper! This paper is from Basic Grey's Out of Print 6x6 paper pad. 
The colors were a perfect match for this color challenge!
First, I hand stitched the zigzags with my Sew Easy tool and pink floss.
(I still haven't figured out to get the right tension on my sewing machine!)
I then made a layer of aqua ribbon, a strip of DP and a die cut (Spellbinders) of aqua card stock, and placed it in the middle of the card.
I stamped the sentiment onto die cuts, all from Verve.
The sentiment area looked a little flat, so I die cut some hearts (Verve) out of DP and the aqua cardstock. I think this gave the card more depth...a little more oomph!
Finally, I added the light coral Prima chiffon flower and 3 pink & coral buttons.


Now go check out all the other designer's beautiful creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
And...thanks again, CR84FN !!!
Mackie

Paper: Out of Print (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Make a Statement (Verve)
Dies: Rounded Rectangle, Rounded Scallop Frame, From the Heart (Verve- A Cut Above)
          Banners Basic Two (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Sew Easy, Prima Flowers, ribbon, buttons