It would seem from my lack of posting that I’ve not been crafting lately. On the contrary, I have been quite busy with a lot of projects and thought I would share 2 of those today. The first is a card I made for our daughter’s birthday which uses bits of cut-up paper to make a quilted pattern similar to what one would do to make a regular quilt. Each piece is cut (or could be punched) and adhered in a specific quilt pattern. The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped on a window sheet with Black Staz On so it wouldn’t cover up the design underneath and the pearls were added to cover the adhesive and add interest.
Stamp from Stampin’ Up Light blue & blush card stock from Stampin’ Up!
Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Folder
Adhesive back pearls
Window Sheet from Stampin’ Up
Black Staz On Ink
Ribbon from my collection
Pearl strand leftover from a wedding invitation
I made 40 of these graduation announcements for our nephew who will be graduating from high school in May.
Since I was unable to find just the right paper with the right colors, I decided to create my own. I am happy with the results and it was easily made using my computer, a font I liked and the same RGB color scheme as I used in the name plate. To add some texture I embossed the background with the Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder. The graduation hat has pop dots underneath to add dimension.
Card Stock, gold vellum & tassle from Hobby Lobby
Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder
Several Spellbinders dies
Font used on the accent paper is called Occidental
Gold brads from Stampin’ Up!
A few other projects that I’ve completed recently are a First Communion Veil, a rosary and handmade cards for our granddaughter’s First Communion which she is celebrating. I haven’t had a chance to take pictures of those projects, but will do so and post them soon. In the meantime, have a blessed day and thank you for coming by to visit.