Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More Garden Whimsys for the kit

Here's more cards for the Garden Whimsy card kit. I had previously posted 2 others back in March--here. The card pictured above is a 4x4 size. Very cute. These colors make a pretty palette: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, and a bit of Rose Red. My sample, however pictures Really Rust in place of the Rose Red, which is an alternative that you can try, if you like.
The last one is a standard 4.25"x5.5" size card. Simple yet pretty. I didn't use the Rose Red for the base or 2nd butterfly's ink in this sample either. However, the kit includes the Rose Red, which I think is much prettier. Use the celery marker to ink the small butterfly as well as the words.
All supplies received with the kit will be pre-cut and seperated for each card design.
Other: circle & scallop punches, photo corner punch, paper piercing tool, rhinestone brad

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Here's a fun recipe book that I made for a bridal shower gift. I used a 5x5 On Board journal and Apple Cider Designer paper to cover it. The chef from "Voila" is perfect for this project. I pieced his clothing from the designer paper to add some color and design. I used the "From the kitchen of" stamp set for the actual recipe cards. The round tab punch works well for the category dividers.
Everything really came together for this gift when I found this adorable little chef kitchen timer. And coordinating towels topped everything off.

Blooming With Happiness!

What a fitting name for bridal shower card! I love this retired hostess set and can't bring myself to part with it. This dress image is dainty and pretty and perfect for special occasions.
I like this card overall, but I wasn't super happy with the ribbon. I left it as a last resort. However, I love the small pearls down the scalloped edge. Definitely a "bridal" effect.
Stamps: Blooming with Happiness
Paper: Soft Sky, Soft Sky Prints, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Pearls, taffeta ribbon
Other: Marvy Giga punches, corner rounder (for scallop)