Monday, September 1, 2014

Brother Pop Up Birthday Card

A quick and simple birthday card for my brother.  And,of course it has to be blue, and of course the argyle paper from Recollections is perfect with some blue mats.   I also found some white rub ons (celebrate word and stars)  that were used for the front. This is a A2 size card.
Here's the inside. This card template was something I had in my library I finally got to use.  The cut file is from the Silhouette on line store. I did make the argyle mat longer to cover the inside bottom (all you have to do is extend the template using the Silhouette program). More white rub ons are  randomly embellished.
 Here's a closer look at the "Happy Birthday". I made a separate Black contrast using my Silhouette computer program.  I also manually cut and added the blue background behind the raised mat.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Asian Star Book

From my friend Gene, I got this wonderful Star is truly so awesome in person.  The front and back chipboard covers are using actual fabric - it is so cool.  I love the  colors in this fabric!!! Finished size is 6-1/4" x 4-1/2" and held open/closed with a 5/8" Gold satin ribbon. More photos to follow below............
Side opening view:
Side spine view:
Star book overhead view:
All the paper used in this book is shimmery Vanilla card stock.  The Dandelion Stamps BFF's is so appropriate for the inside cover. On the right inside is stamped "Friends". Love the red floral background that was also stamped, too.
Turn the page to see a variety of stamped Asian calligraphy styles:
Wow - continue turning the page: beautifully stamped red cherry blossoms with a stamped message:
Some stamped Bamboo on this page - Origami folded cranes embellish these two pages:
Another variety of stamped bamboo on this page along with a special stamped message.  There is a metal Buddha embellishment,too
On this page, stamped calligraphy along with some wonderful Washi paper strips and die cut Ginkgo leaves:
And, on the final page, stamped mums along with a very special message. 
Thank you for stopping by today and thank you Gene, for this wonderful memorable album to cherish forever.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sister Stamps Box Card

From my friend, Gene I got this wonderful box card using the Sister Stamps set called Miyoko holding a cupcake.   This stamp (and others) can be purchased from Hanko Designs here. The box card base is black card stock and Washi paper used on the flaps. There are randomly placed adhesive rhinestones on the center of the flowers  which do not show up in this photo.  There is a cherry branch on the front of the card
Here you can see the box card at an angle:
Here's a closer view of the images.  The flower in her hair has glitter and so does the cupcake icing. I believe there is Pink Wink of Stella is on the cupcake.  Her dress is paper pieced.
Side view showing the inside.  See the acetate to attach the images?
This card folds flat finishing 6-1/2" X 5-1/2" and would look like this: I love how this card is decorated on the underside of the flaps, too. That white cherry blossom flower is quite nice in person.
Thank you for coming by to visit today.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Daisy & Ratatouille Recipe Dividers

This is a kit that comes from a company These recipe pages  can be ordered on line and they will be shipped to you. This kit is from their Breakfast Dishes/Sides 2014 group. Finished page is 8" x 8". This is a cute divider page showing Daisy all "dolled" up to cook breakfast.
The Darice Polka Dots embossing folder is used for her bow. Clear Wink of Stella is added to her litght purple eye shadow.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder used on her blouse:
See the Clear Wink of Stella used on her bracelet?
For the second page Ratatouille holds a large wooden spoon.  This is the side dish page divider. This page has been lightly sponged with some black ink on the edges.
Here, you can see Ratatouille lightly inked in black:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit....................there will be a few more recipe and divider pages coming soon...........

Friday, August 22, 2014

Chef Louie and Stitch

This is a kit that comes from a company These recipe pages  can be ordered on line and they will be shipped to you. This kit is from their June 2014 group. Finished page size is 8" x 8".  Can you believe this chef is from Disney's Little Mermaid?  His recipe for Cheesy Shrimp Paste Bake will be very tasty indeed. There is some sponging around the recipe itself along with the title using some brown ink.

His shirt has some texture by using the Life Style Crafts Cross Hatch embossing folder.
The second page for the month of June is a skewer of fun food: have you seen such a small pineapple? or blue fish? Imagine it! In reading the recipe - it sure sounds really good.  I definitely have to try this before Winter season comes around. The mats here are lightly sponged using brown ink.
Here is a closer look at the skewer of food:
His apron is using the Stampin Up Basket weave embossing folder.
On the title, some interest is added by using a Black .05 point pen as shown.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit..............more completed pages coming so stay tuned.......