Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas card 2009

After the last lengthy post took me hours of time and STILL failed to show the pictures properly, I'm tired and want to keep this post short. This is a Christmas card I made, one I really liked. Maybe I'll add more info later.

Christmas card outside

Christmas card inside

Birthday invitations!

So awhile back, I was completely consumed with snapping up all of DCWV's "Sweet" line ~ I bought the adorable paper packet, (tons of glitter & GORGEOUS, thick papers) and all the accoutrements: stickers, glitter chipboard, rub-ons, the works. I bought all of this not knowing exactly what I'd do with it, but knowing I HAD to have it all.

When my daughter's birthday party was coming up, it hit me: INVITATIONS! The paper is thick enough to be used as a card base, and then I just had to add some additional embellishments. Because I was making 12 5x7 cards, and there are only 2 sheets of each design, I had to make each 2 invitations a little different; but that's what made it fun! I have pictures of all the unique ones, because I wanted to remember what they all looked like. These took me the better part of a whole day to make, but I was SO happy with the results. (this is saying something, as those of you who know me know...I'm quite the perfectionist and not always happy with my work!)

Materials used:

Glitter Paper (card bases) - DCWV
Patterned paper: assorted, mostly Stampin' Up
Stamp sets: Cupcake Sprinkles, Friendship Alphabet (sm) - Close To My Heart
Ink: Close to My Heart
Glitter brads: Oriental Trading
Border punches: EK Success
Decorative edge scissors: Provo Craft
Glitter chipboard accents: DCWV
Ribbon: assorted

(sorry about the cards cut off - it is a highly annoying glitch with stupid photobucket that I can't seem to fix, even after wasting tons of time on it)

NBD invite 1

NBD invite 2
NBD invite 3
NBD invite 4
NBD invite 5
NBD invite 6