Thursday, August 30, 2007

Flower Power

This is one of my latest card which is also a very simple one and I like it especially because of the simplicity.

I have to say, so far on all the blogs and galleries I checked (like the splitcoaststamper's one), I tend to like the simple cards better. The ones that have a punch because of the color combination or special accents but I don't like too much when cards have tons of layers and embellishments and in the end you almost can't see the paper anymore!

Here I left the paper I used under the card so that you can see the pattern.
As my first experiments, I have been playing with patterned paper... it's fun, easy and the results are pretty cool!.... And also using paper punches which are really awesome little tools!.... The flowers are propped on double side foam tape...

Sure, to more "seasoned" scrapbookers, this can look like an amateur job, but I like it and hope other beginners will be inspired to play with paper too! (Yes, you can also do origami! ;-))

Playing with patterned paper

Here are more experiments on my parts, variations on the same theme, mostly playing with patterned papers in different coordinating colors...


Yesterday was our anniversary, so I made my 1st "Love card"...

It is a little flashy and very glittery, LOL, but I had fun and used the "Love you to pieces" stamps set dear to my heart, since every time someone buys it, some money is donated to Autism Speaks. The puzzle piece is the symbol of autism, and my little guy has autism.I used some patterned paper from Valentines'day... and even though my picture doesn't really show it well, the puzzles pieces are mounted on pop-a-dots, and the weird thing on the heart is a little piece of ribbon thread through it.
If I had more time I would have made a 2nd version with paler colors (the heart is way too bright I think) and brown stamped shadows around the puzzles pieces but I didn't have time so...!
I'm sure I'll do something a little more subdued next time!... ;-)

But my husband loved the card and said "It's about love so it cannot be too red or too glittery!" LOL! ;-)

If you love those stamps you can find them here : (You can also get them unmounted if you like it better).

Gift boxes

Found those cool little templates (from Paper Bouquet) to make little cushion gift-boxes.

They were just what I needed for little jewelry wrapped in tissue paper...

I found really nice shimmery textured cardstock at the new local scrapbooking store (LOVE that place! :-)), that worked just perfectly...
It sure feels awesome to be able to make little simple things like that yourself, instead of buying it! :-)

Kid's project

I made this card for my 3 years old niece's birthday and my daughter helped me....

I thought she would love the simplicity of the flowers and the glitter....

I am not really a glitter-kind-of-girl, but since I had to use Stickles (glitter glue in a very convenient little bottle with a narrow tip that allows for precise jobs!) for a contest recently, I gave it a try and am now kind of sold to it. :-)
I think it can sometimes bring a card from flat to alive!!

New here!

Well here I am!

I never thought in a million years I would actually decide one day to make a blog about scrapbooking or crafts, especially since I am desperately trying to reduce the time on the computer, not the other way around!! LOL!
But anyway...I started scrapbooking a few months ago...and it has taken a way bigger place in my little world than I was expecting it to!!!I am hooked!!
Right now I am especially into card making, and just experimenting with different tools or papers, and stamping a little.
It's fun and I love it, it's a wonderful way to clear your head IMO!! :-)

So I'll be back and posting some of my experiments... ;-)


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