Posts Tagged "birthday"

2014-08-11a

Trust me, this version of a slider card is really easy, thanks to this idea of Alice Golden! For this card I started by printing a hot air balloon digi image (you can grab it at the end of this post) on water color paper. Continue reading »

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Bread Tab Humor

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
3
Aug

2014-Aug-02a

Ever since I saw the bread tab card by Terri Davenport on PaperCrafts, I’ve been saving bread tabs. For the middle tab, I think I bought a bag of bread at Costco because of it, LOL! It’s so worth it with that expression, don’t you agree? Continue reading »

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2014-Aug-01

Several kids we know are having birthdays this month so I’m busy creating cards for them. This one is for my godson. Originally, I planned to use a plane sticker, but it turned out that I don’t have one (go figure, LOL!); next, I thought I’d use a plane button, but it was too small; so I ended up paper-piecing a plane instead. Continue reading »

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Pinwheel Pirate

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
31
Jul

2014-July-30-1a

This project was a fun one! Sabrina’s challenge is to “Put A Spin on It”, meaning to make a pinwheel and include it in your project. I wanted to make the pinwheel that spins (isn’t Sabrina’s card so cool?), so off I went to look for a brad that would fit the bill – ummm… no luck, even though I have boxes and boxes of crafty and office stuff, couldn’t find one – either the prongs are short, or, if the prongs are long enough, they are too big for the pinwheel. Continue reading »

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2014-July-26a

This card was inspired by this planter from Leif Shop, the wonderful inspiration site chosen by Audrie this week. I was trying to copy the cable knit design by using score lines, and when done, it looked more like basket weave – which I liked even more! I made other “baskets” and here they are (click on image to make it larger): Continue reading »

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Dried Florals Card

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
24
Jul

2014-July-24ba

I’m keeping this post short again because I’m not even supposed to be here, LOL! I’m supposed to be catching up with housework – like doing some weeding…and I did go out to our backyard with that intent. But with the severe drought Southern California has been experiencing, our yard does not really have plenty of weeds – it’s plenty of dried weeds that it has lots of. I started uprooting some, then I noticed how graceful the stems are and how soft the tufts of dried burrs looked. Oh, these would look nice on a card, I thought!
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2014-July-16a

This card is for Tuesday’s Color Challenge – Becky chose soft suede (brown), soft sky (blue), pear pizzazz (green) and crisp cantaloupe (orange). The first time I saw these colors, I had a hard time envisioning them together, until I saw Becky’s card –  simply stunning, right? This card is also a case of a case, LOL – Dockside’s card, which is a case of Sandie’s card – I love the layout and flowers of both cards!
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2014-June-9a

***Update*** Oh my goodness, Jaydee chose this card to be the Headliner this week over at The Paper Players! Thank you, Jaydee – it’s an honor to be chosen among so many awesome cards! ***

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Rose Tag Card

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
24
May

2014-May-24a

***Update: This card is a Color Challenge Favorite at SplitcoastStampers. Thank you for choosing my card Peggy(pegmac71)! ***Color Challenge Favorite

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2014-May-14a

The idea for a tulip birthday card started with the CAS Tulip Color Challenge at SplitcoastStampers – what a delicious color palette! But I was also thinking of Sandy’s Color Challenge at The Paper Players, another delicious color palette! Which one should I do…? Decisions, decisions! Make two cards with the same flowers, same layout, but change the color of the flowers to fit each challenge, says my practical mind. Hmm…. yes, I agree, says creative mind (they are not always at odds, you know, LOL!)…and since the colors came from a tulip picture,  why not make dimensional tulips? You know, just like the daffodil one, says creative mind. You’re on to something…says practical mind. Same concept as the daffodil – use a circle punch to punch out a leaf shape, then use those leaf shapes to form tulips! Ahhh, yes!  Worked out perfectly – just cut a small slit at the bottom of that leaf shape, make each cut part overlap to make the leaf have a shallow “cup” – and there, you have a tulip petal! Make three petals, overlap them – and you now have a tulip!

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