Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July!

But just barely!!!

I've been looking at Christmas in July posts all month. And it wasn't until last night that I was struck with the urge to create a Christmas card. So, I JUST did manage to squeeze it in before July was over!

My absolute favorite Christmas song is I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. And when I found this adorable hippo digital stamp, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!

I'm still quite new to digital stamps, and I am loving them! I have made only a couple things using them, but I see a long future with them! I found this hippo stamp at Anne's "Cards 4U" along with many more I can't wait to use!

And here's the card:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Versatile Birthday

Anyone who makes cards knows it seems to be a little more difficult to come up with designs that work for the men in our lives. I'm no different...but occasionally a card happens that will work perfectly for a man without a ton of effort put into it.

Yesterday I chose a patterned paper I wanted to work with and had no idea what kind of card(s) I'd end up making with it. I chose a solid to go with it and even some ribbon. Before I was finished, I had made five completely different cards.

I like when that happens. If I'm going to have the supplies out to make a card, I may as well make a few more with the same supplies, right? Maybe others don't work like that, but I find that I do it frequently.

One of the cards I ended up with was this birthday card. And when I finished it, I realized it would be great for either a man or a woman! The colors are neutral and the ribbon is minimal, so it's not to feminine, but not overly masculine either. I love when something comes out with a bit of versatility to it!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pink & Green Monogrammed J

I LOVE this color combination! I think it is my new favorite!

A wonderful customer placed an order for four sets of monogrammed cards with matching beaded pens. She chose the color combinations and I went from there. For this pink and green set, I gave her a few different options, and this was the one she picked. I love the way they turned out!

Each card turned out slightly different in the set due to the pattern on the paper, which I think makes the cards even more fun! And I don't know what it is, but making the beaded pens to match brings me so much satisfaction! It always puts a smile on my face!

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