Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Scrapbooking Night

Once again, at scrapbooking night, I did NO scrapbooking! I was more in the mood to make some cards, so that's what I did.

First, I made these two little cards. They're about 3"x3" and I used some shimmery red cardstock, black textured paper and some Stampin Up rub-ons that I've had for a while. I can't believe I've had these rub-ons all this time and I've never used them! I think these cards could be used as gift tags, or just little love notes.

I made this card at card club a week and a half ago, but I scanned it along with everything else I've done recently. We got to use Outline stamps. There were several different stamps to choose from, and it was really interesting to see how each person in the group came up with something totally different. I used my glitter gel pens to color the layers, and then cut them out and attached them to the card.

Then, the card opens up to look like this! I did make a little boo boo--I didn't realize how big the stamp was going to be on the card, so I didn't stamp the word "Hello" in the right place. The stem was a stamp too, and I just colored over it with my glitter pen to make it green. Go to Outlines Rubber Stamps to check out their other products. They have great stuff!

Ok, back to my (non)scrapbooking night. I was inspired by the Outlines card to make this one. I just used Stampin Up punch out flowers and rub-ons, kraft paper, and white ink. I just love the way the white rub-ons show up on kraft paper! I wish you could see the card in person, because this picture doesn't do it justice. The flower is orange and sky blue, and then I used white ink around the edges of the orange layers (thanks Cathy!).

I made this card for Abbie, a 16-year-old girl that has Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It's part of Geri's August Good Deed. I'm sending the card and a couple of other goodies to Geri, and Geri will ship a whole package of surprises to Abbie. (Hopefully Abbie doesn't read this blog!) Here's what this card looks like, all opened up.

Next up is a thank you card. I love to make thank you cards, because that's something you can always use. The card didn't actually turn out how I planned, because I didn't fold the blue cardstock the right way. Instead of wasting a perfectly good piece of paper, I just cut off the fold and made two cards like this. The white square in the middle opens up, and that's where I'll write a (short) message. I cut the flower with a Cricut out of the patterned paper.

This is the last card. I went back to the white Stampin Up rub-ons and kraft paper. I also used some green punch-out flowers and the striped paper was from my stash. It's simple, but I think it turned out pretty cute!

P.S. If I send you one of these cards and you already saw it on here, just act surprised, ok?!?!

1 comment:

Veggie Mom said...

Wow, you're a creative creature! Thanks so much for dropping by and entering the Great Pop'rs Giveaway! Uncle Lynn is guesting on my blog today, so hope to see you soon!!