Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mom is Golden - Mother's Day Card



So I love doing cards that are not the standard rectangle form.  This one, I used a beaded circle die.  I started with a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 (9 x 11 card stock) folded card base and put an edge of the die on the fold of the card stock to make the card.  To embellish the card, I used mirror gold card stock as a mat for my image panel, little flower and the leaves.  I stamped a flower stamp on vanilla card stock with gold ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  The center of the vanilla flower is made with a vanilla brad that I pounced on the gold ink pad and then dipped into the gold embossing powder and heated it.  I also used the gold ink and embossing powder on the little flower, the mother's day sentiment and the flourish background image.  The finished size fits in a standard A2 (invitation size) envelope. Naturally, this card went to my mother who is golden to us!  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Congratulations Smarty Pants - Graduation Card with Punch Art Cap

I made this graduation card for my daughter who graduated from the University of South Florida this past weekend.  I chose a cute little stamp that says Congratulations Smarty Pants.  She is my little smarty pants graduating Magna Cum Laude.  I am a proud mamma.  I used the velum with gold foil hearts because I just love her so much and used the green as green and gold are the school colors.  I originally had the smarty pants image on the card and then felt it needed something to make it a little more reflective of the graduation and not having any graduation embellishments, I turned to Google.  I googled graduation punch art and found this great tutorial from alystamps.com. (video tutorial HERE).  This is evidence that you don't have to have a large supply of embellishments for every occasion in your stash.  You can just find a resource to help you make them as you need them.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Floating Hearts Anniversary Card

Hope all the rhinestones does make it look like I'm over compensating for a boring design.  I have really been into simple designs lately.  I don't have as much time to create cards right now and I usually try to do something "clean and simple."  This was just made using some vanilla card stock for the base, some scrap purple cardstock and flower printed paper.  I dug through my "treasure box" and found these purple rhinestones that went perfect with the paper.  I used my computer to design the "happy anniversary" sentiment and the mom and dad wording.  So of course, I made this for my parents.  April 16 was their 54th Anniversary.  
Here's a photo of them taken Thanksgiving:  


They are awesome, aren't they? I'm truly blessed.  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Two Weddings and an Anniversary...Cards.

Wedding Flowers
and Butterflies

Flower and butter punch, embossing folder and pearls.
Finished size is 3-1/2" x 7.
It's been a while since I've posted to my blog.  Things have been crazy with working full-time, being a mom and wife.  Recently, I've taken up couponing and while it saves us money, it certainly takes a lot of my time.  Also, I've had to give up my demonstrator status with Stampin' Up!  It was what had to happen right now because I do not have time to devote to creating projects for workshops and blog posts.  I'm just going to create projects for cards and gifts and for fun.  Speaking of creating cards, in this post, I am featuring cards I made this month.  Love is in the air and I made cards for two weddings and an anniversary.   While I may not be a demonstrator any longer, I am happy to provide you with any assistance you need in creating cards and other papercrafting projects.  Feel free to e-mail me at cindygrigiski@gmail.com if you have any questions about the projects in this post.  


Wedding Hearts Card
Heart dies, circle punches, white dots, silver shimmer paper
silver ribbon, stamp with silver ink and silver embossing powder.
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Anniversary Owls
Owl punch, circle punch, torn paper, label punch, heart punch
rubber stamp, silver embossing powder, top note die, branch punch,
silver ribbon, vellum paper.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mother's Day Box Card



These box cards are really fun to make and they are easier than they look.  I don't have a tutorial to share but you can find lots of samples on pinterest and lots of video tutorials on youtube.  I made this box card for my my mom for Mother's Day.  All the supplies are from Stampin' Up!  It features Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy punch.  The tag is made with Label Love stamp set and Artisan Label punch. The little flower is made with Petite Petals stamp set and Petite Petals punch.  The flowers are embellished with Basic Rhinestones and Silver Baker's Twine.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Love is in the Air .... Three "Love" Themed Cards

It's April and love is in the air.  I have a friend whose son is getting married, another friend who just got engaged and my parents anniversary is next week.  So here are three cards I made this week to honor those wonderful events. 

Black and White Happy I Do Day
Stamps: Word Play (Stampin Up)
Card Stock:  All SU -  Basic Black, Basic White,  Brushed Silver
Accessories:  Heart punch, SU scalloped heart die, Scallop Circle punch, 
SU Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 
glitter dots, Ribbon 



Turquoise Congratulations
Stamps:  All Stampin Up - A Word for You  and Hearts a Flutter.
Card Stock:  Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Stampin up Hearts of Flutter Die and Candy Dots, Fan Fan Embossing Folder,  Ribbon



Wisteria Petite Petals Anniversary
Stamps:  All Stampin Up - A Word for You  and Petite Petals
Card Stock:  All SU Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  SU Candy Dots, SU Ribbon, SU Petite Petals punch, Swiss Dots embossing folder

Monday, February 10, 2014

Clean And Simple Sympathy


Sorry it has been so long since I posted anything new.  Tonight my husband relayed a message from his secretary that they needed more sympathy cards to send to clients.  I had a short amount of time so I went with clean and simple white on white design.  The flowers are from the retired Stampin' Up! set Simply Soft (Hostess Set) and the With Sympathy is from a current set Teeny Weeny Wishes.  I colored in the flowers with Stampin' Write markers.  The sentiment is computer generated thanks to an internet search with the key words "business greeting cards sympathy" and printed using My Digital Studio (MDS).  Since the inside of the card was so plain, I stamped the flowers going off the page and colored them to match the front.  This design is really simple but and now that I'm looking at it again, it can also be taken up a notch by maybe rounding the corners of the top of the image panel.  Of course a ribbon could be added but since I wanted to keep it flat for mailing at the standard postage rate, I did not want to make it bulky.  Now I'm off to make some Valentine 
cards.  

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