Thursday, 3 May 2012

May 2012 Card Group Projects

We had our May card group get together and as well as making 3 cards we had a bring and buy sale with our unwanted crafty goodies.  Our first card was a swing card made with my new Flip-its die and a Hero Arts stamp and die combo set.  I cut the swing card from Perfect Plum CS and the mat and die cut border are Always Artichoke CS.  I stamped the images onto Confetti White CS using Elegant Eggplant ink for the flowers and Always Artichoke for the butterfly.  The flowers are popped up.  I stamped the flowers along the side of the card in Perfect Plum ink.

Here's the other side of the swing panel - a stamped sentiment and butterfly on a Confetti White panel.  I took a variety of sentiment stamps so the ladies could choose what occasion they wanted to use the card for.

Up next is a bright and breezy birthday bunting card.  I stamped the sentiment, die cut the clouds, sponged them with Bashful Blue ink and attached some string to the Bashful Blue CS square.  I stamped the plain pennants in Tempting Turquoise and punched the scalloped pennants from Melon Mambo CS.  I popped the pennants up and added the stamped circles.  I stamped the birdie in Early Espresso ink on Bashful Blue CS, cut him out and popped him up.  

Last week I was at the Glitter Pot with Lesley who comes to card group and we both loved this gorgeous Magnolia patterned paper when we saw it and I said I'd use it for a card group card. As I knew we'd need some time for the crafty goodies part of the afternoon I kept this card super simple and fast!  I used an X Cut punch to cut out 5 postage stamp shapes and I popped 2 of them up.  The butterfly was punched from Early Espresso CS and the sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink.  Some gems added to the butterfly finished off the card.  Clean, simple and fast but pretty all the same!

Supplies for swing card:
Stamps: 3 Butterflies Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp and die combo set, 'Warm Wishes' from SU! Cheer & Wishes set
CS: SU! Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke & Confetti White
Ink: SU! Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke & Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Sizzix 'Card, Square Flip-its' die, dies from Hero Arts/Sizzix 3 Butterflies stamp & die combo set, MFT Dainty Lace Border die
Embellishments & accessories: 3d foam pads

Supplies for bunting birthday card:
Stamps: SU! Pennant Parade & Curly Cute sets
CS: PaperMania square white card base, SU! Bashful Blue
 Ink: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso & Bashful Blue
Tools: SU! Petite Pennants Builder punch,  Memory Box Puffy Clouds die, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: string, 3d foam pads

Supplies for butterfly birthday card:
Stamps: SU! Happiest Birthday Wishes set
CS: PaperMania A6 white card base, SU! Early Espresso
Patterned paper: Magnolia Blue Heart Flowers paper
Ink: SU! Early Espresso
Tools: X Cut postage stamp punch, Craft Tonic butterfly punch
Embellishments & accessories: rhinestone jewels



Mynnette said...

Hi, Ruth! These are fabulous! LOVE the first one--I have a similar flower image and now I want to go use it--see how inspirational you are?! :)

Margaret said...

Oh, there's that wonderful die again! All three cards are wonderful!