Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cards for my Hostess Club tonight

My hostess club didn't meet in December so this is our first get together in the New Year so I wanted to make so cards and a 3D project they can use for Valentine's or whenever. We don't usually stamp a sentiment on the inside so that they can use them for a variety of occasions, and just stamp whatever the occasion or leave blank and write a nice long note. The first one has an old world feel and could be used for Valentine, Birthday, Thank You or even a Sympathy card.
Veranda papers, juniper and colonial white cardstock, cuttlebug embossing folder, Flutter Just blooms, Opaque Pearls, crocheted ribbon combine to make this card. All papers and the butterfly were distressed with chocolate ink. The juniper cardstock piece uses the technique faux stitching which I learned from a very talented CTMH consultant Tresa Black on her website, you can visit her here.
The next card is a little more whimsical and all the cutting was done using the Art Philosophy card.
The little envelope was cut at 1" using the Font Layer/Shift on page 30 and the mini hearts popping out of the envelope were cut at 1/2' in cotton candy and cranberry.
Last but not least is our little 3D project. These cute little owls were again all cut using the Art Philosophy. They are pillow boxes cut @ 5 1/4" using the image on page 28. Were are going to fill them with candy but you could use so many other things. We are doing 3 different colors and I'll post a picture of the ladies creations after they are done tonight so you can see the different colors.

The large white circles are cut 1 3/4 inches, long oval 2 cut @ 1" for wings, Black eyes and the printed body circles are @ 1 1/4", you need 12 body ones and 2 eyes. the feet and the beak were the bottom and top part of the Heart2 cut @ 2" page 39. All of the products except the google eyes are CTMH.
Hope you like these, I love to read what you think, my ladies should be here in 10 minutes, I'll post their finished pics later.
Wow we had a great night, it was so nice to see everyone again. They all did a great job and changed the cards up a little with their individual creativity. Here is a picture of their little owls, didn't they all come out cute, I love how each one has it's own personality just by changing their eyes.


Brenda Frerichs said...

You are oozing with talent, Jane! I'm so impressed.....and consistently inspired. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your talent with us! :-)

Shannon@ The New Normal Life said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the owl!!

Sara said...

Those owls are TOO cute!!!