During the holiday weekend, I've been redesigning my blog. I think I'll make a few more tweaks to it, but let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting The Paper Pixie!
This week's Pals Paper Arts challenge is a Memorial Day theme challenge. When I think of Memorial Day, I think red, white, and blue - and roses for remembrance. I've had Julie Wiliams' blog tutorial for making paper roses bookmarked for a long time and thought making a paper rose for this challenge would be perfect! You can find Julie's tutorial on her blog here.
I also successfully created a "stay put bow", and I love how easy it is once you get it right! You can find the video for the "stay put bow" here.
A couple more things to point out on this card - I used the Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch to create the leaves for the rose. I also sponged the edges of the rose petals as well as the Whisper White layer with Real Red classic ink.
Thanks for visiting today!
|Stamp Sets||Define Your Life|
|Ink||Real Red, Night of Navy|
|Paper||Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Patterns Pack DSP III (Hostess Level 1)|
|Accessories||Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brads, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, 1/16" Circle Punch, Stamping Sponges|
Labels: Memorial Day
Here's my take on this week's Mojo Monday and ColourQ challenges combined. I love these colors together (I substituted Old Olive for Kiwi Kiss) - and absolutely love the handbag that inspired the colors for this week! I have a small obsession with handbags :). I like the funky, different sketch too - something out of my comfort zone, but I enjoyed pulling it all together.
This is a birthday card for one of my dearest friends, Stephanie - we've been friends since we were 3! I hope she likes it!
Stephanie - I'm sure you'll read this post before you actually receive the card - sorry! Lots of love and birthday wishes to you!
Thanks for visiting!
|Stamp Sets||Vintage Labels, Medallion, Itty Bitty Bits|
|Ink||Summer Sun, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Old Olive|
|Paper||Summer Sun, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Whisper White|
|Accessories||Linen Thread, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Playground Designer Buttons, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Top Note Die, Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon|
My sister-in-law just graduated from UGA with her MSW this past weekend and we are SO PROUD of her! Here's the card I made for her - with UGA colors of course! I really can't get enough of the Well Scripted stamp set - wish it was still available!
Congratulations, Alyssa! You'll probably see this post before you get your card in the mail ;).
|Stamp Sets||Well Scripted (retired)|
|Paper||Basic Gray, Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black|
|Accessories||Large Star Punch, Star Punch, Silver Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder|
Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there! This is a bittersweet day for me having lost my Mom, but I have a lot of wonderful mothers in my life to be so thankful for!
This is my Mother's Day card this year. The card layout is similar to a card we made at my upline's (Christina Dungca-Lico) stamp club - I just tweaked it a little bit. I love making these flowers - they're so easy to do with just a couple of punches and a bone folder. I used the bone folder to break down the paper a little bit so it curls and I sponged the edges of the lighter pink punchouts for some added dimension.
|Stamp Sets||Vintage Labels, Well Scripted|
|Ink||Melon Mambo, So Saffron|
|Paper||Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Kraft|
|Accessories||Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Wide Oval Punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz|
Labels: Mother's Day
Here's a masculine birthday card using the colors in the ColourQ challenge. I decided to use punch art to design a "patterned" paper and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I need to work on the assembly of it next time. This time, I first took a 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock and assembled my pattern. Then I tried to cut it using my Tabletop Paper Cutter and that didn't go so well! Next time I think I'll cut the background cardstock to size, assemble the pattern, and then cut the excess hanging off the background cardstock with scissors.
This card is for my dear friend, Christian... Happy Birthday, Christian!
|Stamp Sets||Whimsical Words (retired)|
|Paper||Crushed Curry, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Whisper White|
|Accessories||Designer Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Curly Label Punch, Movers & Shapers Curly Label, Silver Brads, Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon|
My co-worker just had a baby girl on April 30 and this is the first opportunity I've had to create a baby card since I've started papercrafting. I love the sentiments in the Picture This hostess set (Level 1) from the Occasions Mini catalog and those of you that know me know I LOVE STARS!!! So, needless to say, I had a lot of fun putting this card together :).
I used the new Bitty Buttons with the coordinating punches and stamps - aren't they just adorable? And the polka-dot background was created using a stamp!
|Stamp Sets||Picture This (Hostess Level 1 - Occasions Mini); Dot, Dot, Dot (Occasions Mini); Itty Bitty Bits (Summer Mini)|
|Paper||Kraft, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink|
|Accessories||Large Star Punch, Star Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Bitty Buttons, Punch Pack, Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals|
Here's my card for the Sassy Stampers & Co May card swap. This month, the theme is Congratulations or Summer, so I chose to go with a wedding/bridal shower theme. This was the first time I tried watercoloring and I used the tip in the Summer Mini catalog and tried watercoloring outside the lines. Isn't the new Blissful Bride stamp set great?
|Stamp Sets||Blissful Bride (W-118527; C-120036)|
|Ink||Basic Gray (109120), Basic Black (101179), Melon Mambo (115656)|
|Paper||Basic Gray (108692), Very Vanilla (101650), Blush Blossom (103318), Basic Black (102851), Watercolor Paper (105019)|
|Accessories||Top Note Die (113463), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Aqua Painter (103954), Punch Pack (118309), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Stamping Sponges (101610), Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117285), Finial Press Embossing Folder (115963), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772)|