Friday, June 6, 2014

Up, Up & Away for Father's Day

Have you finished your Father's Day cards yet?
I have been hanging on to a stamp set with a hot air balloon for some time now, waiting for just the right project, I guess!   Finally decided to use it this year; think the cards turned out kinda cute in a masculine way!  I entered my cards Scrapping 4 Fun's Father Day Challenge here.

Seafoam green, Kraft and white...something about this color combo that is soothing to the eye!  

I've been using Versafine ink lately, and I'm really impressed with the quality of the stamped images. 

For this card, I altered the stamp with this jumbo sized button, so cute!

 Lots of layers and texture, just the way I like my cards!  The vellum cloud paper is from American Craft's Dear Lizzie line and it is layered on top of a sheet from DCWV's the Modern Meadow Stack.

Materials used: 
Recollections Kraft Cardstock, Recollections White Cardstock 

Have you finished your Father's Day cards yet?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Card-Making for a Cause!

 I have been thinking about ways to do more for my community while doing something I'm passionate about, and my daughter's preschool Silent Auction gave me the perfect chance.  I donated a card-making class for 6 ladies and spent the past couple of weeks getting ready for it.  The girls had different skill levels, so pre-made kits were definitely the way to go.  I hosted the party Saturday night and it was a blast! 

I served some appetizers so, my daughter got creative and embossed the napkins for me...

To keep things simple, before the  class party, I folded the cards, cut the cardstock and made the embellies, like these punched butterfly with faux pearl centers. 
 I separated the materials for each card into a cute baggie.

For the first time ever, I went to Pinterest for some clean and simple (CAS) card inspiration.  I don't do a lot of CAS cards, so I needed help with layouts lol!  The ladies did great with the first card, a bowtie and shirt combo for Father's Day, inspired by this card.  I found the free bowtie printable here.  

 They got to emboss and stamp a little with this second Pinterest-inspired butterfly card found here.

They quickly got the hang of embossing with the Sizzix Big Kick and combined that with paper-weaving for a fun "Thank You" card.  We modified the original card pinned here.

What a fun way to spend a Saturday night and all for a good cause...I think I like this teaching thing!
Do you craft for charity?
Thanks for stopping by
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