Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's Tea Time

It's been too long since I've posted something new.  It's been a crazy month.  I have a cute little tea note today to show you.  A good friend of mine shared the how-to for this.  I should get busy and make up a bunch for little gifts.  It's really simple to make.  A long piece of cardstock scored and folded.  A pocket is made by one fold.  Then it's ready to decorate.  The Gingerloft image is perfect.  Take Time for the Simple Things.  A rustic bench.  Some pretty flowers.  A good reminder.  Hop on over to Gingerloft and purchase this bench with flowers so you can make some beautiful creations.  You can find it in the Scenic section.  It's called Rustic Bench and is only $3.00.


I used a deep rose cardstock for the main part of the note.  I colored the image to match the flowered paper.  I love the combination of colors and the bright springtime look.  Here's the note opened to show the tea bag.



A couple of close friends have recently been in the hospital.  I plan on slipping a few of these tea cards into a basket of goodies.  A warm cup of tea always makes things better.


It's Tea Time

It's been too long since I've posted something new.  It's been a crazy month.  I have a cute little tea note today to show you.  A good friend of mine shared the how-to for this.  I should get busy and make up a bunch for little gifts.  It's really simple to make.  A long piece of cardstock scored and folded.  A pocket is made by one fold.  Then it's ready to decorate.  The Gingerloft image is perfect.  Take Time for the Simple Things.  A rustic bench.  Some pretty flowers.  A good reminder.  Hop on over to Gingerloft and purchase this bench with flowers so you can make some beautiful creations.  You can find it in the Scenic section.  It's called Rustic Bench and is only $3.00.


I used a deep rose cardstock for the main part of the note.  I colored the image to match the flowered paper.  I love the combination of colors and the bright springtime look.  Here's the note opened to show the tea bag.



A couple of close friends have recently been in the hospital.  I plan on slipping a few of these tea cards into a basket of goodies.  A warm cup of tea always makes things better.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Gingerloft Challenge

A few weeks ago my daughter who lives in Washington state sent me a surprise package.  It had the cutest Hello Kitty knee socks and a jar of cherry preserves.  I love the items of course but the fact that she sent it for no reason was really special.  The label on the package even said Mom.  Washington is very far away from Missouri and it's been almost a year since I've seen her.  I wanted to make a card that told her how special she is and how much I appreciate her.



I started with a sunny yellow cardstock base.  I have some scraps of paper that went well together.  I used the Gingerloft image,  Flowering Tree.  You can find it on the Gingerloft website.  I colored, matted it and made it the focal point of the card.  I found some sentiment words that fit exactly what I wanted to say.  I stamped those and then added 3 pretty yellow buttons on the side.  I will send it off to her in the mail next week.  Why, won't she be surprised to get something from ME!

Gingerloft Challenge

A few weeks ago my daughter who lives in Washington state sent me a surprise package.  It had the cutest Hello Kitty knee socks and a jar of cherry preserves.  I love the items of course but the fact that she sent it for no reason was really special.  The label on the package even said Mom.  Washington is very far away from Missouri and it's been almost a year since I've seen her.  I wanted to make a card that told her how special she is and how much I appreciate her.



I started with a sunny yellow cardstock base.  I have some scraps of paper that went well together.  I used the Gingerloft image,  Flowering Tree.  You can find it on the Gingerloft website.  I colored, matted it and made it the focal point of the card.  I found some sentiment words that fit exactly what I wanted to say.  I stamped those and then added 3 pretty yellow buttons on the side.  I will send it off to her in the mail next week.  Why, won't she be surprised to get something from ME!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Really Big Deal

Back in January Cornish Heritage Farms put out a call for new design team members.  They are a rubber and digital stamp company that's based in Kansas City.  One of their outlets is a retail stamp store, Stamper's Ink.  It's a really neat store.  I've even taken a Copics class there!  Well, the long and the short of the story is, I've been chosen as one of several new designers for their team.  How crazy is that!  I'm so very excited.  I will be using their delightful images to make some great cards and paper projects.  We will be having a release and blog hop in April.  Please come back and see what the whole team is up to.  I've listed the names of the other team members and a link to their blogs in the sidebar.  Thanks CHF.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fun Treat Sacks

I've been working on a paper project that's been a lot of fun.  It's little treat sacks with a paper topper with different designs.  Here's a photo.


 My work space is covered with candy, sacks, paper, scissors and glue.  I got some clear gusseted cellophane sacks and put 6 or 7 wrapped candies in each one.  I used a die cut in a fancy label design and cut lots of them from cardstock and paptterned paper.  I scored each topper in half, folded down the sack and stapled it shut.  Then the fun began.  I used scraps of paper (who doesn't have lots of that) to make the front of the sacks cute and pretty.  I matted some of the scraps to make it extra special.  Then I went to my stash of stickers and ribbon and matched the colors to the paper.  As you can see they are so darn cute!  I attached one of my new business cards to the back of the sack to cover the staple.


Here's a close up photo.


I even tried to color coordinate the candy to the paper and stickers!


I got about 20 of these done and took them in a pretty basket to my local hair salon.  The owner has them displayed on a shelf in her shop.  $3.00 each or two for $5.00.  What do you think?  I'm working on more treat sacks and plan on featuring them on my website.


Hum, think I need a chocolate fix.  I know right where I can get some candy!!!


Fun Treat Sacks

I've been working on a paper project that's been a lot of fun.  It's little treat sacks with a paper topper with different designs.  Here's a photo.


 My work space is covered with candy, sacks, paper, scissors and glue.  I got some clear gusseted cellophane sacks and put 6 or 7 wrapped candies in each one.  I used a die cut in a fancy label design and cut lots of them from cardstock and paptterned paper.  I scored each topper in half, folded down the sack and stapled it shut.  Then the fun began.  I used scraps of paper (who doesn't have lots of that) to make the front of the sacks cute and pretty.  I matted some of the scraps to make it extra special.  Then I went to my stash of stickers and ribbon and matched the colors to the paper.  As you can see they are so darn cute!  I attached one of my new business cards to the back of the sack to cover the staple.


Here's a close up photo.


I even tried to color coordinate the candy to the paper and stickers!


I got about 20 of these done and took them in a pretty basket to my local hair salon.  The owner has them displayed on a shelf in her shop.  $3.00 each or two for $5.00.  What do you think?  I'm working on more treat sacks and plan on featuring them on my website.


Hum, think I need a chocolate fix.  I know right where I can get some candy!!!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gingerloft Spring Challenge

Spring doesn't arrive until March 20th but it's spring here at Pink Posh Cards.  We have had some spring like days but the trees are still bare and the grass is still brown.  So, it's nice to anticipate what the season brings.  Bright colors, fresh air and KITES!  A simple pleasure.  Children and adults enjoy this pastime.  The Gingerloft Design Team has a Spring theme today.  I had a lot of fun putting this card together. 




I started by printing the kite image on my printer using white cardstock.  I wanted "springy" colors.  I chose the patterned paper first.  It's from the Stella and Rose Collection.  I then matched my Copic markers to the colors in the paper.  I knew I wanted to give the main image a special look so I die cut it in a swirly shape.  I cut two more of this shape from yellow cardstock and used them to mat my image.  I found the cute puffy cloud and smaller kite in my stash and decided to add them to my scene. 



Spring is HERE!


 

Gingerloft Spring Challenge

Spring doesn't arrive until March 20th but it's spring here at Pink Posh Cards.  We have had some spring like days but the trees are still bare and the grass is still brown.  So, it's nice to anticipate what the season brings.  Bright colors, fresh air and KITES!  A simple pleasure.  Children and adults enjoy this pastime.  The Gingerloft Design Team has a Spring theme today.  I had a lot of fun putting this card together. 




I started by printing the kite image on my printer using white cardstock.  I wanted "springy" colors.  I chose the patterned paper first.  It's from the Stella and Rose Collection.  I then matched my Copic markers to the colors in the paper.  I knew I wanted to give the main image a special look so I die cut it in a swirly shape.  I cut two more of this shape from yellow cardstock and used them to mat my image.  I found the cute puffy cloud and smaller kite in my stash and decided to add them to my scene. 



Spring is HERE!