Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Son & Grandson B-day cards

Yesterday was bright and very sunny!  Beautiful day :D  Today is cooler and overcast and  gloomy :(

I have my son's and grandson's birthday cards to post today.  These are a very different style card.  I was inspired by my friend Norma's blog and her cards.  Check her out here.  Be prepared to have a feast for your eyes!

My son Dale's card was the first never-ending card I made.  So I closely followed Norma's layout and similar paper choices.  All images were colored with Copic Sketch markers.

Face 1.
This is the front of the card.  I used Mini Tilda with Wedding Gifts and Mini Hiking Edwin.  The sentiments were computer generated to get them the correct size to fit.  The swirls were from an old set of swirl stamps I haven't used in years.  The tiny flowers were from the stash.

Face 2.
The stamps used on this face were Mini Edwin with Butterfly, Mini Birthday Tilda and Mini Tilda with Balloon.  The sentiments were computer generated.  The swirls were from the same old set of swirl stamps.  the flowers are layered with Prima flowers and a pearl from the stash.

Face 3.

Here you have Mini Cool Edwin and Mini Edwin in Miami.  The words were computer generated.

Face 4.
This is the back of the card.  I used Mini Edwin Wants a Hug.  More of the same swirls.  Tiny flowers and pearls were from the stash.  Before I sent his card, I wrote a note to him in the blank square.
This card was very fun to make after I figured out how it flipped from one face to the next.
Dale said he was going to take it and show his friends and challenge them to figure out how it worked.

So I had so much fun doing the card for Dale that I had to make another one right away so I wouldn't forget how.  My grandson, Jacob, had a birthday coming up very quickly after Dale's - March 26 and then April 5.  I wanted to do something different for Jacob but use the Never Ending style.

Face 1.

I used Tilda's Summer Car on the front.  Since it is a full size stamp, after it was all colored, I glue the left side to the card base, cut it in half, and glued the second side to the right side of the card base.  I trimmed words from a piece of birthday designer paper and glued them on.

Face 2.

Here I used full sized Boat, masked it off and added Edwin with Paddle.  The words were again cut from the same birthday paper.  The leafy vine was a die cut someone sent me.  The corners were cut from a piece of Stampin' Up designer paper.  I glued the top of Edwin to the top half of the center section, cut him in half and glued the bottom half in place.

Face 3.

This face was stamped on a long piece of paper, colored, the cut apart along the center.  "Jake Up and 'Kota" were stamped using a set of alphabet letters.  This represents Jacob and his daughter, Dakota.  She calls herself  'Kota. 
A full size Edwin Wants a Hug and the Mini Little Princess Tilda and Mini Log were the stamps I used on this face.

Face 4.

A full size Happy New Year Edwin was stamped on a separate piece of paper and glued over the "candy sprinkles" paper.  I used a Nesties Label Twenty-Two for the sentiment panel.  The circular image was from Gina K's Holiday Greetings Stamp TV set.

You can check out Norma's card here.  She does amazing work!  I can't even imagine some of the creative ways she designs cards.

Thank you for taking time to look at my Never Ending Cards.  I would love for you to tell me what you think of them!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Birthday Cards

Happy Sunday to All!!  This bizarre weather just keeps on coming.  We had snow early this morning.  Now early afternoon the snow's all gone, the sun is shining and the temp is 52.

I sold several of my used paper stacks a few weeks ago and couldn't stand the empty spaces on my 12 x 12 designer paper shelf.  So I went out and bought  several new paper stacks.  K & Company caught my eye!!  I love the variety of colors and themes in the different stacks and they aren't nearly so large having only 28 sheets.  I kept hearing them calling me to use them!

I'm using Tilda with Big Tulip Pot for the Tilda's Town Challenge # 48 Flowers Everywhere as well as one of the birthday gals.
Tilda is colored with Copics and mounted on Nestabilities Labels Three.
The gorgeous background paper is from K & Company's Handmade stack.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hooked on Crafts.  I started with 3 or 4 flowers and just kept adding them until I nearly ran out of space.  Maybe it is overkill, but I like it!!

Here is an open view of the easel.

The dimensional flowers are from K & Company's Handmade Layered Flowers.
The sentiment panel is a different size die from Nesties Labels 3.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  The ribbon is from my stash.  I hope Dawn Carrington likes her birthday card.

Pink Ribbon Tilda is featured on the next card.  Pink didn't go with my paper choice so she is yellow ribbon Tilda on this card.  The paper is from K & Company's Botanical.  The panel Tilda is mounted on was cut with Nesties Floral Ovals.  The Berry Head Stamens are from Hooked on  Craft.  The ribbon was from the stash. 

Another sheet of the Botanical paper is on the easel.  The dimensional flowers are from the coordinating Botanical Flower Layered Accents.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  Enjoy your card, Ev Banks!

The last of my April birthday cards features Tilda with Egg and Chicken.  I covered the eggs in her basket with a lavender Chrysanthemum Aster from Hooked on Crafts.  Tilda is mounted on Nesties Labels 10.  The paper is from K & Company's Cottage Garden.  The ribbon is from the stash. 

The inside of the card has another sheet from the Cottage Garden stack and flowers from the Cottage Garden Cool Mix Layered Flowers.  The sentiment was computer generated and printed on a shape cut with Nesties Labels One or Two.  I hope Kerry Bunting enjoys her card!

Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my creations using my new K & Company papers.  I'm really lovin' em!

I hope you have a wonderful week!


Friday, April 12, 2013

March Birthday Cards

Where has the time gone??  I've been busy doing things other than card making.  I know, I know - how could I?!?!?!

Better late than never - here are pictures of the cards I made for my March Magnolia birthday ladies.

This one with Tilda with Cupcake went to Katherine Voss.  Happy birthday, Katherine!
I put cupcake brad over Tilda's hand. he image was Love is in the Air without all the hearts.  The balloons are covered with Stickles.  The die cut is Doo Hickey Leaf and Swirl.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment panel was Die-Namics Textile Rectangle.  The ribbon was from my stash, as were the papers.

Tilda with  Mushrooms and Daisies went to Kim Bush.  I hope your birthday was special, Kim!
the papers were from my friend Jean.  I've has them for a long time and decided it was time to use them!  The background daisy, the smaller daisies and the ribbon were from my stash.   The sentiment was computer generated and printed on the Die-Namics Textile Rectangle.

Tilda in her bubble bath was for Dana Sandberg.  I would love to have a tub like hers and take bubble baths.  Just look at all those bottles and that gorgeous French chair.  I hope you had a fun birthday and maybe even relaxed in a warm bubble bath, Dana!!
That perfect background paper was from DCWV Glitter Sweet Stack.  The bubbles are covered with light blue Stickles.  The bottles have Crystal Effects on them. The piece of lace is from the stash.  The sentiment was from a House Mouse stamp that I retyped using different fonts.

Tilda with Rabbit was for Karen Wiseman.  I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Karen, and that your garden will soon look like the one behind Tilda.
The papers and ribbon were from the stash.  The flowers were from a Jolee's Boutique pack from Wal- Mart.  I just arranged them over top of the stamped flowers on the Open Gate. 

My last card went to Patricia Watson.  Apparently I forgot to take a picture of it. I hope your birthday was special!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed the birthday cards!!