Sunday, January 22, 2012

Birthday Cupcake

It's one of those cards that you have dancing in your head as a's one of those cards that you just have to go transform into paper as soon as you get 15 minutes to yourself  (and it doesn't take longer than that)'s just one of those cards

Made with freshly released Doodlebugs, Inc. paper and doodle pop. Made for my son's friend from school. She turns 5 right around Valentine's Day.

Cardstock: Doodlebugs, Inc
Embellishments: Doodle pop, buttons, MS edge punch

Have a sweet evening!

Monday, January 16, 2012

May the 4 Be with You

Ohhhh, you don't know how much I love Star Wars! ...and you don't know how much I love a good pun! So, when I finally thought out the design of this card, I was just giddy with excitement!

The excitement and design fever started with a birthday invitation for my son's friend's birthday party. As always, I inquired about his favorite character, expecting Cars or Thomas. You can't imagine my surprise and joy when I heard: Legos, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Wow! Much kudos and respect to his parents to raising him right :)!

I was going to go with a Lego themed gift and card at first, but that did not work out. What took shape was a Star Wars themed gift, which was calling for a Star Wars themed card. I remembered that Wiggles and Giggles (who else!!?) carries Star Wars themed paper and that's only one of the reasons why that place is so awesome. I went there and Master Yoda themed paper was the one that I took home.

Now here's the kick: my son's friend turns 4. So, there I sat and had an aha! moment. 4... four...force...May the Force be with You, no wait, May the 4 be with You!!! Haha, perfect! Genius, if you ask me :)! (Humble, too ;))

Cardstock: Imaginisce, silver, cream
Embellishments: 1 3/8" round punch, Cricut, MS glitter pen (silver), Millenium pen (black)

May the force be with you!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

In a "Punchy" Mood

Those who know me as a crafty person, know that I love, love...wait, no, adore border punches.I won't say no to a fabulous corner punch either, but edge punches are my passion. I have lots of them and never seem to grow tired of them. If anything, as time goes on I keep finding more and more ways to use them.

I will be sharing some of my tips and tricks at the upcoming "On the Edge" class I created to be taught at Wiggles and Giggles. Since this class has been offered at different times of the year, I've been creating different samples to go with it. This time around, it was time to feature a Valentine's Day card.

There's not a single drop of ink, nor a spot of marker on this card. It's been made entirely with punches and one very pretty (if I do say so myself) embossing folder.

This flower has, too, been created with help of an edge punch. Several rows of punched pattern attached to each other and then tightly would to create the blossom. Easy, peasy and tons of fun!


Cardstock: cream and ruby
Embellishments: Life Crafts (former Quickutz brand) embossing folder, MS large edger punch, MS edge punch, EK Success large punch, pearl

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 2, 2012

First Card of the Year

Well, hello there! Happy New Year 2012! Hope it is the most creative and inspiring one for you yet!

2012 holds a promise to be very busy and exciting for me. I am looking forward to it and I hope to squeeze each and every minute of paper crafting time I possibly can get out of it. 

Behold the first card of 2012, which will be part of Wiggles & Giggles' Card of the Month - January class, which I will be teaching on January 12, 2012 at 6pm. I got to use so many fun new toys on it - it was a real joy to create it. 

First, I finally gave in a got myself one of Martha Stewart's (not so new anymore, as far as scrapbooking market is concerned) pattern punches. I did not expect to love it, but, boy, I adore it now! Love the ability to create all over the page patterns.
Second came the new Fiskar's border punch with interchangeable cartridges. I've had my eye on this new system for a while, waiting for it to come to stores, ever since it was introduced in ads. They're finally available to mere mortals and I am in loooove! Super easy to use, just like any other punch aaaaaaand one can weave ribbon through some of the new patterns.
Last, but not least, new just released Hero Arts stamps are crazy versatile and I basically want all of them. For this card, the sentiment from the "Keep Calm" set seemed perfect!

Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: ribbon, Fiskars border punch, MS pattern punch, pearls

Have a happy day!