Monday, October 24, 2016

Cat Lover's Hop

Yipee! The cat lover's hop is open over at Janis' Her Peaceful Garden. It's going to run all this week so there will be lots of kitty themed items to oogle and purr over.

I had this card ready to share on my blog earlier but decided to pull it and wait for this week. It starts off with a gatefold card with a sweet kitty in a pot of flowers. I tried to make the card look delicate and feminine.
Once you open it up you discover that it's a feat of engineering inside as sliding tabs open to reveal the greeting. This style of card is called a variety of things from magic window card, shutter card, gatefold shutter card, to peek a boo card.
Here are a couple of tutorials I used to learn how to make this card: JanB's Shutter Card and Terri's Magic Window Card so you too can make one (engineering degree not required).

I hope you can come join us at the Cat Lover's Hop! If you can't join I hope you can at least stop by to visit all the cats and kittens.

The Fine Print: Stamps by Stampin' Up.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Another Fall Birthday

A friend of mine recently said she couldn't believe how many birthdays in October there are and how she's been a birthday card making machine lately. I had to disagree because I only knew of one October birthday and that lady was recently deceased.  September is a whole other story though.
However, recently I befriended someone who just happens to have an October birthday. I guess that works out since I had a vacancy and all.

The Fine Print: Card and parts by Club Scrap.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tag Cards

I made a couple of fall colored tag cards the other day. That's really about all I have to say about that.

The Fine Print: Most parts by Club Scrap, heart punch by EK Success. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Plaid Christmas

Plaid is where it is at these days. I recently purchased a couple of plaid shirts from a sea of plaid in a department store (so I can look like a lumberjack, natch). And over at both  Merry Monday and the Double D Challenges this week the challenge is to use plaid on your creations.
So I pulled out a Merry Mouse and made a card with a plaid background. I didn't make just any old card though, I opted for a more interactive one--a wiper card. When you pull the sides this surprise piece pops up.

The Fine Print: I didn't get to wear my lumberjack shirt to work today. Instead we have to support our sports team and wear these neon pink shirts. At least we won't be mistaken for a deer in the woods and shot (nevermind there are no woods). All products on my card except cardstock by Stampin' Up. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Autumn Leaf

I'm pretty sure that I have no idea what I'm doing, but that's okay. Somewhere along the line I made this autumn leaf card using up some left overs I had lying around, which means I can go visit the Snippet Playground and get into trouble with all the other cool kids.

But before we run off and play I want to talk about that leaf. It's from an old Marvy punch I have and its large and rounded and sits off by itself on shelf (because of its awkward size) so I never remember I have it. I pulled it out this year and discovered that I have to step on it to make it punch. That right explains the popularity of die cuts! I used a Wink of Stella pen (yes, I'm finally coming around to liking that thing) to trace over the veins in the leaf.

The Fine Print: Greeting stamp by A Muse Artstamps, leaf punch by Marvy, designer paper, card topper and ribbon by Club Scrap. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Simply Simple

After yesterday's junk card experience I had to tone it down a bit. Well, actually I had to tone it down a whole lot.
These simple layered notecards are about all I have the energy for these days--just a few layers with some fun papers and ribbon for a bit of interest.
The Fine Print: Cat stamp by Hero Arts, ribbon and black cardstock from my stash, all other products by A Muse. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Junk Pizza

You've heard of  goulash right? It's where you throw all the leftover meats and veggies into a stew and call it good.  Junk pizza is the pizza equivalent of that. I suspect junk pizza is how the pineapples on pizza craze started. Anyway, it is a good way of using up lots of the leftovers but sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't.
This is a junk Halloween card, where I tried to use up some of the leftovers and excessive parts I have lying around. I'm not sure if it works or not. It feels so cluttered to me. It might be the excessive patterning on it--little dots, stripes, chevrons, and webs or it just might be that I don't normally throw everything onto a card.
Check it out--I even junked up the inside for good measure. *sigh*

The Fine Print: Buddy's Mummy stamp by Whipper Snapper, web border die by Memory Box, all other stuff from my stash.