Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Birthday Cake 3 Sectional Card

Front section of card

As the card is opened, the flap is exposed

The card as it stands upright exposing the flap section.

The card exposing the middle section containing the verse, the flap laying down.

Hello fellow crafters!  Here's a card I made for a friend's birthday.  I call it a 3 sectional card because it has 3 sections: the front of the card is one section, the middle is the second section and the flap is the third section. 

The card is created by taking an 8 1/2  x 11-inch piece of card stock and scoring it at 5 1/2 inches. on the 11" side. Next, 1/8 " needs to be cut off at the 8 1/2" end.  Then, the card stock is cut in half lengthwise at 4 1/4", ending up with 2 pieces of card stock, sized 4 1/4" by 5 3/8".

The front section with the window and the flap sections are decorated prior to assembling the card. The middle section, which will contain the verse, can be done after the card is assembled by creating the verse on a separate piece of card stock and then adhering it to the middle section. 

After decorating the 2 sections, place both card bases down with the fronts facing you. Leave the first card with the front facing up and turn the second card so that the shorter side faces up. Next, open the second card and adhere its shorter side to the back of the first card, making sure that the tops of the card are aligned. After adhering, the card will have 3 panels with 2 folds. It's similar to a gatefold card except 2 pieces of card stock are used to create it.  Here's a sample diagram of what the card would like when completely opened up:

I hope this helps explain how the card is assembled. Here are the products used to create this card:

Card Stock:  GKD Pure Luxury White, Innocent Pink, Grass Green; PTI Blushing Bride
Stamps:  SU Cake Soiree Stamp Set
Dies:  SU Sweet Cakes Framelits, Crafter's Companion Simple Sentiments
Ink:  GKD Innocent Pink, SU Mossy Meadow, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:   adhesive, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  Please feel free to leave any comments. 
 Until next time,  happy stamping!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thinking of You in Blackberry Floral

This card was made for a friend and former co-worker who has been affected with cancer. It is always hard to know what to say to someone who is angry, in disbelief, afraid and feels alone when cancer strikes. I feel words of encouragement are the best way to help someone get through those painful and difficult times. So that is what I chose to do in my inside message to my friend.

If interested, I am listing below the products used in creating this card:

Card Stock  -  GKD Pure Luxury White, SU Blackberry Bliss

Ink  -  SU Blackberry Bliss

Stamps  -  GKD Wild Blossom,  Chocolate Baroque Thinking of You Sentiments, (for inside of          card:  GKD You're My Favorite, Handmade Botanicals)

Dies  -  Sue Wilson Double Pierced Rectangles Set B

Other  -  Clear EF, adhesive, dimensionals

Please remember to keep in your prayers those that are suffering from any serious illnesses. 
And thank you for visiting.  Until next time, get creative!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

70th Birthday

       Reaching 70 years of age is a milestone. Lots of memories to share and reminisce. 
And in celsius, 70 is 21!  

My dearest friend turned 70 recently. We have been friends for almost a century. Well.....not quite. So, I wanted to make a very special card for her. After searching to find just the right one, I came across one that I loved and decided to make a very similar one.

Here are the supplies used to create this card:

Card Stock  -  GKD Pure Luxury White, Orange Zest, Sweet Mango, Gold
Die Cuts  -  Marianne Designs pumps, champagne glass, Anja's Vintage Swirls, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops, Memory Box Floral Delights, ProvoCraft Numbers
Embossing Folder - Sue Wilson Beaded Quilted Circles
Other  -  adhesives, dimensionals,  Nuovo Pale Gold Crystal Drops, tiny white pearls

The sentiment was computer generated. All images were popped on with dimensionals.

Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to leave any comments. I would love to hear what you think of this card.  Until next time, get inspired and create!

Football Birthday

Hello! My older nephew is a big fan of the Georgia Tech college football team. So I decided to incorporate that theme into his birthday card. He turned 35. And, by the way, his initials are GT.  How cool is that?

Here are the products I used to create this card:

Card Stock  -  GKD Pure Luxury Ivory, In the Navy, Grass Green,  Good as Gold Metallic
Dies  -  Quickutz Large Football, Little B Sports Dies, ProvoCraft Numbers Dies, Avery Elle Dotted Elle-Ments
Embossing Folder -  Creative Expressions Textured Linen, Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles
Other  - adhesive, dimensionals,

The textured linen embossing folder was used to create the background (playing field).  Thin strips of ivory card stock were cut to create the goal posts and then adhered to the "playing field" with dimensionals. The large football, embossed with the tiny bubbles EF, was die cut in navy and in gold and then assembled. The helmet was also die cut in navy and gold and then paper pieced. The sentiment and "GT" initials on the helmet were computer generated.

I was very pleased with the end result.  I have 3 men in my family that I send birthday cards to each year. Masculine cards are always a challenge and I find myself trying to come up with 3 different themes each year. But it's always fun searching ideas until that light bulb in my head lights up.  LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by and please come by often.
 Until next time, make it a great day!