Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Cards with Pebbles Inc. paper

These are really fun to make. Start with a 12x12 paper, cut 1 inch from one side making it 12x11, then along the 12 inch side cut into 3 pieces at 4 inches making them 11x4. Make sense? then fold the paper in half making it 4x5 1/2. Then take the top and fold it back down at whatever length you want the flap to be mine is at 1 1/2 I think. I used a little Pebbles Inc. pad that my friend gave me for my birthday (thanks Savannah) and finished them off with some ribbon and then adhered a die cut sticker that was included with the pad on with a pop dot. I also finished it off with some pretty oval pearls from Martha Stewart, courtesy of Big Lots that I found a couple months ago. Click on the picture to enlarge it... Just as a side note, I wrapped my ribbon around 2 layers here, the flap and the middle. You could easily wrap it all the way around for a "pocket" card or you could just wrap it around the 1 1/2 in flap for a tri-fold looking card. This part will fall open from the tree paper down.
This is a card I made with the scraps left over from the cards above, I love using every last piece of scrap when I have to cut some off. The tree trunk is from the 1 inch piece left on the 11x12 paper all the rest is what I had to cut from my little pad so the pieces would fit on the cards above. I used my folk star paper punch and some DCWV glitter paper for the star and adhered it with a pop dot. Stamped Merry Christmas with a Unity stamp set and the snowman is from CTMH- O Christmas Tree set. I thought about adding some jewels for ornaments but didn't do it.. yet!

Monday, October 26, 2009

4 Square Scallop

***This idea is from the Nov/Dec issue of PaperCrafts Magazine on page 78.***
I just wanted to show the versatility of a Sketch, the original idea of this was actually a baby card with a lion, elephant, tiger and monkey in the squares and although I liked the idea of the sketch I wasn't crazy about the animals but who knows that could change. Anyway I decided to go with this fall themed card and I had the perfect stamps to fit right inside the scalloped squares. I used Mini Monograms to cut them at 1 1/4 then I shadowed them with the orange color (marigold from Bazzill) at 1 3/4, I used some patterned paper from the DCWV Rustic stack, brown is chocolate from CTMH. I used my scallops and dots border punch from Martha Stewart to add a fun edge and finished it off with some yellow/gold ribbon from Michael's. I love how these turned out, so much so that I made more...

This one I switched the paper and the stamp set and used some sheer pink ribbon.This one I switched the stamp set.Here is one more using the Close to My Heart booking set for December '09 and some Die Cuts with a View paper.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cute Halloween Gift Idea

Aren't these fun? When I saw this I knew I had to try it. I found the idea HERE but didn't want to pay for the supplies since I have enough already! I used my Storybook cartridge for the base (marquee) everything else is from punches. This one and the Dracula below I used George and Basic shapes for the circles, triangles and rectangle.I actually cut a square in black at 2 and then cut it in half with my scissors for triangles, teeth are hand cut.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Boy Cards, I got the sewing machine out for these...

I love this card idea with the card itself opening up towards the top instead of the traditional right to left. I also love the bottom corners rounded. Cartridges I used are New Arrival and I don't have exact sizes on the tag I think it may be a 2 or somewhere around there. I used 2 sheets of patterned paper and ended up with 13 cards, 6 of each of these and the one below. I also sewed around the edges and added some pretty monochromatic blue ribbon. I stuck the tags on with pop dots and then tied the ribbon on.
I made this one with the left over scrapes of paper :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

I know... more cupcake cards :)

These are similar to the post before, I just switched it up a bit with where I put the squares and which one I stamped on. I added a candle and some glitter on these. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Cupcake cards

These might need some ribbon on the side, they look a little plain... anyway here they are, made 36 of these last week, I made sure to cut everything and have my piles ready BEFORE I started assembling them it made it go a lot faster that way. Paper is DCWV and stamp set is from Stampendous called "hey there cupcake"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Baby/Kid cards

These were pretty fun, I used my new stamp set from CTMH called family ties children, then colored the image in with my water brush and ink pads. I used Storybook cartridge for the marquee cut the white one at 2 1/4 and the green one at 2 1/2 and Alphalicious for the oval I just cut the size that fit my sentiment. Paper is an old Provocraft stack from about 5 years ago.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas money holders

Made 60 of these 50 for my mother in law she gives $$ for Christmas every year so she wanted something with a pocket on it. She will be able to slide the money down in the stocking :) Stocking cut at 4 1/2 from Christmas Cheer.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tea Bag Folded Flowers

Again super easy cards, a little time consuming but worth it in the end. These are tea bag folded flowers. start with a 1 1/4 square and cut in half diagonally. I added ric rac for the steam and sewed around the edge for an added dimension. I also stamped a sentiment and hand cut around them adding them on with a pop dot. The button in the middle has some waxy flax in the middle as well.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Easy Thanks cards

I made these a couple weeks ago, really easy. This is actually a pre-made card that had "thanks" already on it but I thought I would spice it up a bit :) I added some felt border that I have had for almost a year and just couldn't figure out what exactly to do with it, then I added some jewels and a new "thanks" I love the bold black with the colorful background.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Perpetual Birthday Calendars

These are some fun calendars I put together. Then I went to Staples and had them spiral bound. I love projects like this, a bit time consuming but I love it non the less.

I added buttons to the hearts on February Buttons on the Shamrocks and glitter on the umbrella.
dew drops for the centers of the flowers for May.
Google eyes on June.
Cut the strawberry and cherries from glitter paper.

Added a red sparkly nose with stickles and some gems for the ornaments on the tree.
snowflakes: cut at 2-1/2 inches from Stretch Your Imagination
snowman: 2 inches from Doodlecharms

hearts: 2 inches from Doodlecharms

pot o gold: 3-1/2 paperdoll dress-up
clover:  1-3/4 PPDU

girl with umbrella: 3 inches from Everyday paper dolls

flowers: 2, 1-1/2, 1 inches from George

crab: 2 inches and turtle: 1-1/2 from Life's A Breach

stars: 1, 1-1/4, and 1-1/2 from George

strawberries and cherries don't know what size but they are from Hello Kitty Greetings

bus: 2 inches apple: 1-3/4 inches from Doodlecharms

spider and web: 2-1/2 inches from Paperdoll Dress-up
pumpkin: 1-1/2 from Doodlecharms

leaves: 2-1/2, 3-1/2: Stretch Your Imagination

stocking: 2 inches, tree: 3 inches from Doodlecharms
star: 1 inch George

if you want any further info email me at cutecardsbyjamie@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sweet Halloween card

Another card using the same stamp set "Everyday Jar-Gone" from ClearlyiStamp. I love this set, so versatile and has something for pretty much every holiday :) Gotta love a stamp set like that. Pebbles Inc. paper, colored the candy corn with water brush and ink pads, stamped with versamark ink and white embossing powder.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Best Fishes

This card uses the same stamp set called "Everyday Jar-Gone" from ClearlyiStamp. Paper is Tinkering from CTMH.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Jar Full of Thanks

These are some cards I made a few weeks ago, I have been pretty busy lately and just haven't uploaded the pictures from the camera. Stay tuned the next few weeks as I hope to have a new project up everyday :) I used "Everyday Jar-Gone" stamp set from ClearlyiStamp. DCWV Citrus paper stack. Colored in the flowers with my ink pad and water brush. Tied on the sentiment with some waxy flax. Thanks for stopping by.