Saturday, July 28, 2012

Birthday Wishes Ava

This is a card I made with my new paper pack "Bird Song" by Mindy Terasawa.  It's all 8x8 papers and they are so cute.  I colored a digital stamp called "Ava" from Saturated Canary and  I bought a new edging punch from EK Success called "Bracket" which I also used on my card.

Can you see the skeleton leaf I tucked under the flowers?  I bought them from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The one I used here is a natural color, but I have also used them in other projects after I sprayed them with my Glimmer Mists from Tattered Angels.  You can make them any color and they look beautiful when dry.  If you have never been to the Wild Orchid Crafts web store you should check it out.  I added their link to my favorites.  They have the best selection of flowers anywhere!

Here's my card enjoy...
Front of Card
Close up of Skeleton Leaf
Ava Colored in Copics
Back of Card

Items used for this project:
          Digital Stamp - "Ava" by Saturated Canary
          Paper - "Bird Song" 8x8 paper pack by Mindy Terasawa, "Passion Fruit Dot" by BoBunny and
                    White Bazzill Card Stock
          Flowers & Skeleton Leaf - Wild Orchid Crafts
          Paper Punches - "Double Loops" by Martha Stewart and "Bracket" by EK Success
          Metal Die - "Vintage Leaf" by DooHickey, "Butterfly Dreams" by DooHickey
          Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust" and Golssy Accents from Ranger Inkssentials
          My Stash - Ribbon, Button, Lace, Gems and String
          Stamps - "Grunge Flourish Hearts" by Stampelglede, "Amazing Wishes" by Verve and "Yummy
                    Treats by Hero Arts
          Pearls by Recollections
          Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"

Colored with Copics:  Hair E50, E53, E13 - Face E0000, E00, RV11 - Eyes B91, B41 - Pink R81, R83, R85 - Blue Green BG10, BG32, BG34 - Grey Coo, C1, C3 - Grounding E40, E41

Hugs, Patti

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Purse Gift Card Holder

Today I made a purse shaped gift card holder.  I can't take credit for the purse shape because I copied it from something that I received as a gift. Sorry I don't know where it came from or who made it originally.  It was this basic shape, which I slightly modified, without any embellishments on it.  I cut my purse from My Minds Eye papers then I added some embellishments and a Happy Birthday Ticket to jazz it up.  Hope you like it!

Front of Purse
Back of Purse
Violet Colored with Copics

Items used for this project:
          Paper - Bazzill card stock white, MY Minds Eye "Dina's Penny Lane" and BoBunny "Back to
                    Basics Avocado Dot"
          Digital Girl - Saturated Canary "Violet"
          Digital Ticket - Bizzy Becks "A Little Bit of Everything #3"
          Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
          Fabric Flowers & Leaves - Prima "Homespun Elegance Vintage" and Zva Creative Lifestyle Crafts
          Metal Dies - Spellbinders "Scalloped Circle Small", Memory Box "Ringed Buckle", Lifestyle Crafts
                    "Nesting Circles, Dienamics "Dainty Duo" and LaLa Land "Dress Form"
          Circle Punch - 3/4" Circle Punch and scrap of heavy plastic sheeting
          From My Stash - Ribbon, Buttons, Brads & Rope for handle
          Sparkles & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust" and Inkssentials "Glossy Accents"
          Gems - Recollections
          Stamps - Whimsy Stamps "Hand Made Letter Seals" and Stampelglede "Grunge Flourish Hearts"

          Colored with Copics - Face E0000, E00, E11, RV00 - Hair E50, E31, E25 - Eyes B41, B12
                    Dress YR0000, YR00, YR02, G20, G21, B60, B63 - Shoes C1, C3, C5

Thanks for stopping by...


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Card - Girlfriends

I really love Book Cards.  Today I am showing one I made for my good friend "Syble" for her birthday.  I knew she would get a real kick out of this and of course neither of us is 29 years old or 110 lbs anymore...haha.

I had just received the new "Wedding Dress Tag" from Whimsy Stamps and was so excited to use it in this card.  They have some really great Metal Dies.  You can find their web site at  It's such a cute dress and doesn't really have to be used only for weddings.  As you can see I used it in this birthday card as an element which I added into the pocket of the inside of the Book Card.  I found the directions for the Book Card on a blog

Front of Card

End Binding and Front of Card
Inside of Card
Inside Cover - Left Side Close Up
Inside Cover - Right Side Close Up
Back Side of Card

Items used for this project:
          Paper - Bazzill Card Stock White - Basic Grey "Sugar Rush"
          Rubber Stamps - Art Impressions "Girlfriends UMQ3590 & UMF3572" and Whimsy Stamps
                    "Hand Made Letter Seals"
          Digital Stamp - Bizzy Becs "Digi Ticket Stubs "A Little Bit of Everything"
          Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
          Metal Dies - Go Kreate "Frilly Square #2", Memory Box "Macarena Corner", Whimsy Stamps
                    "Corner Die Set", Cherry Lynn "Butterflies", DooHickey "Vintage Leaf and Heart Swirl" and
                    Dienamics "Dizzy"
          Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Dusty Concord"
          Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Stardust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
          From My Stash - Ribbon, Twine, Pearls, Gems and 2 Doilies (a heart and circle)
          Punch - Martha Stewart "Double Scallop"
          Petal Pin by Prima
          Gem Stone by Prima

          Colored with Copics - E0000, E00, R01, E50, E31, E25, YR0000, YR00, YR02, Y000, Y02,
                    Y21, R83, R85, B60, B63, BV02, G40, YG11, YG61, E41, E42, E33, E35, E37 and
                    shadow is C00

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Patti

Monday, July 23, 2012

Easel Box Card

Today I have been playing with my blog header for hours.  I've created two different headers, tried them both out and decided on this one.  I created it using a blog header template from a digital scrapbook web site called Scrap Girls  I combined pieces from two different template kits...Blog Banner Layout Template Centered and Embrace both by Keri Schueller.  I used a digital paper pack from Sweet Shoppe Designs called You Make Me All I Was Ment To Be by Lauren Grien. 

Now for my post of the day...I've seen a few different Easel Box Cards while viewing other blogs and really liked them.  I finally found "how to" instructions on Joanie McDonald's web site

I love how it's an Easel Card (one of my favorite cards to make) on top of a drawer/box.  I made this for my niece's 19th birthday and wanted to add a little something inside the drawer/box.  I cut a couple fancy squares, added a Birthday Sentiment, decorated with a cute flower that I made and stamped/colored a swirly corner.  She loved it! (Of course I also added a little special something $$$ that you don't see in the pictures).

I used another Saturated Canary Digital on this project...I love, love, love using them on my cards.  They are great because I can re-size them to fit any project I am working on and they are so darn cute.  I've used them for all kinds of projects...Bulletin Boards, Picture Frames, Presents and of course lots of cards.  Check them out at the Saturated Canary web site  I'm sure you will love them too!

Front - Card Open

Side View

Top of the Card Box
Inside Drawer
Bottom of Card Box

Items used for this project:
          Paper - Basic Grey paper pad "Kissing Booth" and Bazzill White Card Stock
          Digital Stamp - Saturated Canary "Ellie's Birthday" printed on Classic Crest "Solar White" 03249
          Rubber Stamps - Verve "Sunny Days" for flower in drawer, Whimsy Stamps "Handmade Letter 
                    Seal" and Inkadinkado Stamp (sorry I don't know the name of it) for the swirls and flowers in 
                    the corners.
          Flowers, Metal Medallion and Brads - Wild Orchid Crafts...I embossed the Metal Medallion 
                    using a black embossing powder.
          Metal Dies - Spellbinders "Fancy Tags S4-235, DooHickey "Edwin's Lace", Dienamics "Decorative
                    Duo" and Life Style Crafts "Nesting Frame 5"
          Border Punch - Martha Stewart "Doily Lace"
          Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
          Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Stardust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
          Film Strip Ribbon by Tim Holtz
          From My Stash - Ribbon, Button and Twine

          Colored with Copics - R81, R83, R85, RV0000, RV10, B41, B12, E50, YR30, E31, E000, E00, 
                    G21, YG03 and Coo for the shadow

Bye for now!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pennant Card

Today I have created my very first blog (this is my first post too).  For a long time I have wanted to do this so that I could share with my friends and family all of my fun creations!  I love all things crafty but I am currently excited about coloring stamped or digital printed pictures with my Copic pens. I then use those colored pictures and create beautiful cards or gift boxes/bags for family and friends.

My favorite digital pictures to color these days are from Saturated Canary by Krista Smith you can find her images on her web site   I just can't get enough of them and already own more than 50 images from her.  They are just the cutest!!!

So today I am going to post a little pennant card I made recently.  My inspiration came from the many pennant banners I've seen.  I started out thinking of making a banner for my granddaughter's birthday, but then decided to turn one of the pennant pieces into a card (never did finish making the rest of the banner for my granddaughter!).  The card doesn't stand well but I love how it looks.  I didn't give it to anyone, instead I found these cute hanger clips at one of my favorite craft stores and I am going to hang it on my craft room wall as decoration.  I hope you like it...

Front of card

Inside of card

Items used for this project:
     Papers - Bazzill White, Best Creation Inc "Jubilee" and Echo Park "Be Mine"
     Digital Image - Saturated Canary "Ava"
     Sentiment Inside Card - Verve "Fancy Floral's Remixed"
     Inked Edges using Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
     Metal Dies - Spellbinders "Nested Lacy Pennant" and Butterflies by DooHickey
     Gems - Primo "Say It in Crystals
     Sparkles & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust" and Inkssentials "Glossy Accents"
     From my Stash - Eyelets and Ribbon

     Colored in Copics - R81, R83, R85, E000, E00, E11, RV00, C1, C3, C5, C7, E43, E44, R59 and the
                                    outline shadow is C00

     Clouds in the background are made using a stencil I made and sponged with Memento "Summer Sky"

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my first ever blog post with me!