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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Some close ups of my June card swap

I used stick strip to make my glitter lines look so strait and clean. I also used a mask to over lay the flowers.

I am on the sequin band wagon, I love how they add just a little more pop and flash to the card.

June Stamp Club

Our theme this month was use a stamp set you have not used or haven't used in a long time.
Carey created this one. I love the texture of the grass and the scalloped sky.
Our lovely demonstrator Terri came up with this perfectly masculine card.  She paper pieced and popped up the argyles on the shoe.
Cindy created this lovely gift card holder.  The green, white, and black are a great color combo.

Chris designed this creative card.  She fussy cut the chair and the fire (such patience). She embossed all the images using a glitter powder that I wished showed up in this photo. The fire also has glitter accents and really makes the card pop.
Kim brought this one to the table. She custom colored the tiny buttons to match the purple in the patterned paper, too cute.
Michele used the ever popular hexagon embossing plate on her card. She also hand colored each bee.  This combination really looks good.
a peek at the inside, I love this kind of detail.
Monica designed this beautiful shell card.  She loves the ocean and you can tell by the style of her cards. I love the microbeads as water, so cleaver.
These are my contributions to the group.  I went back to my Close to my Heard days. I haven't use these stamps in a long time but they were my favorites. I love how you can update your techniques and  keep old stamps current.
Terri prepared this make and take for us.  We used new Stampin Up! products from the new catalog.  I love this punch and had to order it.  I love the repeating shapes in the textured back ground in the paper and stamps even to the punch used.  Below is the 4th of July card Kim had for all of us to make.  I love altering the owl punch from Stampin Up!

My new favorite birthday card

I have fallen in love with this card design.  Of course I saw it on Pinterest somewhere.  It is my go to birthday card when I am in a rush.  It seems labor intensive but really it's not too hard. I have a photo tutorial of the candle making in my April 28, 2013, post.
to make the candles I use a wooden skewer and wrap the paper around it and glue the edge down.  (I try to match the number of candles to the age of the recipient)
I lay down a sticky strip of tape or glue the candles one by one. Using a paper pack helps with coordinating colors.
Inside I created a pocket to hold the gift card.
I added some gold cord, (you can see the sticky strip behind the candles in this shot). To make the flames I free hand cut paper and glued them inside the candle rolls.