May 11, 2012

May 5, 2012

More Card Holders

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

And here is a recipe that combines my two favorites…beer and margaritas…to make an awesome beer margarita!
24 oz. beer
12 oz. tequila
12 oz. frozen limeade, thawed
Mix all ingredients together and serve over ice! Fiesta-rific!

Today I have a few more card holders to share with you. The first two use an old PTI My Timeless Template called Keeping Tabs. I tweaked it a bit to make it more non-craft person user friendly. I decided to use magnetic closures instead of ribbon and removed the tabs. All stamps seen today are by Waltzingmouse Stamps. And yes, it’s preview time so please be sure to check out Claire’s blog for links to what the WMS DT is previewing today! it knockered my sockers off!!

This first holder uses WMS Paris Nouveau.

Amour folio 2

amour folio

This shows the side view where I cut off the tabs, trimmed down the sides and opted for magnets to hold the two sides together.

Amour folio 3amour folio 1

And here is the same template but using WMS French Country and Chicken Wire.

rooster folio 3

rooster folio 2

I made this template before the red/pink one. This was a work in progress trying to figure out how to make it a bit more durable and friendlier for the recipient. I found the tabs wore out quickly  and the expecting a non-crafter to tie the ribbon closure repeatedly was a bit unfair, especially since this is a template designed to be opened more than once.

rooster folio 1

For this next holder I used a My Time Made Easy template Card Catch All. Yep, I dusted off my Cricut. It took about seven sheets off paper and many failed attempts before I figured out my Cricut was too close to a wall and the mat couldn’t feed through the machine properly. How hard it can be to re-train the user! And I’m still trying to figure it all out. As you can see, I didn’t line up my paper properly so the “circle” on the back is missing 1/3” on top.

Medallion holder 1Medallion holder 2

Stamps: WMS Very Vintage Labels No. 5, Paris Nouveau, Chicken Wire, French Country, Join Us, Vintage Circles-Small
Ink: PTI
Paper: PTI; SU! Chocolate Chip
Other: Nestabilities; PTI double ended banner die; PTI MTT Keeping Tabs; MTME Card Catch All

May 4, 2012

Medallions

This pattern only uses four stamps and came together very quickly. So quickly that I made matching envelopes. I just love the cross medallion stamped in Dark Chocolate on Very Vanilla. It really packs a punch and inspired the whole design.

Medallion1

Medallion2

Medallion3

Stamps: WMS Join Us, Vintage Circles-Small, Compact Sentiments, Very Vintage Labels No. 5, Very Vintage Labels No. 18
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla
Ink: PTI

May 2, 2012

Little Red Rooster

I guess this next card set is an ode to the crafty side of Jim Morrison. :) I love(d?) the song. I pulled it out of nowhere for the title of this post. However, reading the lyrics left me a bit uninspired. Seems a bit repetitive, but I guess it makes for a song that’s easy to remember and sticks in one’s head. Obviously, somewhere, it got stuck in mine.

This set is a follow up to the two sets inspired by the Four of a Kind group (totally awesome ladies). This set is addicting. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. I just kept going and going. However, I did stop. This is the last set of the bunch. But, oh, what a run I had! I’m still trying to figure out how I want to package these. They’re smaller than the average card size. I’m thinking I might try my hand a making a box for them.

Country Toile 1Country Toile 2

Stamps: WMS French Country, Gingham & Co., Join Us, Text-It
Ink: SU! River Rock, Bordering Blue; Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Canyon Clay; Bamboo Stalk; PTI True Black
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White

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