Saturday, April 28, 2012

Such a Card!

I finding myself really loving some of the creative greeting cards I've seen lately, and when I'm on Pinterest, they are the item that I most pin.  So, I've begun to make a few, and I think I'll be adding onto this posting, as I have a few more swirling around in my brain that really want to be made.

My first card was made for my sister-in-law from SVG Cuts' Happy Birthday to You SVG Kit.  It's their cupcake lever card.  It looks a bit complicated, but surprisingly very easy to make.  Another sister-in-law gave me the paper, which is made by Heidi Grace.  It's so whimsical.  Thanks, Terry! The little heart element was made with the Epiphany Crafts Tool, Heart 25.

You can see the "lever" view here.

And the inside here.  Again, I used the Epiphany Craft Tool, Round 14.  If you're not familiar with them, it's a small punch tool that you put your paper in, then add a clear epoxy and it makes the little embellishment.  I drop the embellishment in my Xyron X to put the adhesive on the back.

The next card is made from one of my very favorite SVG Cuts kits to date.  It called the Iris Fold Cards SVG Kit.  I love these cards, and plan to make more very soon.

This card was made for my Mother-in-Law, who is from England.  The card and the tea cup reminded me of her.  I used Echo Park's Victoria Gardens paper.  I've become hooked on Jessica Sprague's digital papers, and I love the fact that I can scale the paper if I'm making a smaller item so that more of the pattern will show.  Again, I used the Epiphany Crafts tool, Round 14 at the very bottom of the card on the swirl, having picked a small flower from the paper used in the iris.
Here's the inside.  I used one of the flowers from one of the Echo Park papers from the front of the card, and printed it with the message.  I skewed an SVG Cuts freebie frame to make it an oval.  She really loved the card.

I made another card from the Iris Fold Cards SVG Kit.  It's the Happy Birthday card, but I haven't yet decided on the heading or message.  Again, I used Jessica Sprague digital papers.  The paper for this card is by Cosmo Cricket's (love, love, love!) Togetherness paper.  It's so adorable, I can't stand it!
Not only did I use the Togetherness paper, but also the corresponding element pack.  And, again I used the Epiphany Crafts tool, Round 14.  I may keep this one, as I just love looking at it.

The next card is just a front of a card.  The DT from SVG Cuts arranged a surprise for the owners, Mary and Leo, for a housewarming gift.  They asked SVG Cuts fans to make a housewarming card for Mary and Leo, and they took the cards that were sent and mounted them on a board.  They then surprised M&L at a Cinco de Mayo party they were hosting.  (I think they were surprised).  Here's my submission.

Again, I used a card from SVG Cuts Iris Fold Collection.  I shrunk it to 70%.  I designed the stamp at the top in Photoshop.  Then I used the Epiphany Craft #14 round with M&L's pic in it to be in the center of their home.  And, another Epiphany Craft pennant shape was used for my salutation.  Here's them and their board.  Their DT and fans are so amazingly talented.

Lastly, I'm posting the Mother's Day card I made for my English mother-in-law.  Back in the 1940's, she was the youngest war bride to come over on the ship to American with her infant son (my husband's brother).  She has so many interesting stories of her life.  She was even sent out of the city to live with a family during the war in England like the children in the Chronicles of Narnia series, although her story was not nearly so magical.

Anyway, here's her card.  I made this one with SVG Cuts Mother's Garden SVG Kit.  The window in the back is made with vellum, so light illuminates through the window.  One of the flowers came from the kit, and the other one, the mum, was made with SVG Cuts 3D Mums and Fall Flowers Kit.  Once again, I used an Epiphany Craft epoxy for the center of the mum.  They are so fun.

And, here's Granny with her cards.  She's 84 years old, and I think she's just beautiful.  And, she's one of the funniest, quirkiest people I've ever met.  Spunky to no end!

So that's about it.  Oh, I made a stamp to put on my handicrafts.  It's a self inking stamp, and I designed the sunflower in Photoshop.
And, that's it for today!

                                      Happy Crafting!

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