Monday, July 25, 2011
Posted by Joanna at 5:21 PM
I know. Father's Day was over a month ago. I was a bit busy getting ready for Convention and have not had time to post for a while. Just wait till i post my Mother's Day cards. Any How. Here are the cards and mini scrapbook that I made for my Dad FIL and husband. Of course my husband got the mini book.
I am not used to making masculine cards and have very little in the way of masculine themed papers. I found this black and cream colored paper in my stash along with the black "silk shamus" paper. I got them years ago before I was a SU Demonstrator and could not bare to get rid of them. Good thing too, they did just the trick. The ribbon is not from SU. I got it off a pair of pajamas that I got myself during the holidays. Yes, I saved the ribbon that it came wrapped in. It was to nice to toss. Any how... I wrapped the cards with the ribbon and used the jumbo eyelets from SU, now discontinued, sniff sniff. I also used the Big Shot and Serif Essentials dies to cut the letters. I then rounded the corners and BAM! masculine cards. The mini book also had mini vintage brads and library clips and linen thread from SU. Yes, I misspelled "special." Not just once but twice :) I do know how to spell that word, I promise. I did fix it later. "Besides," I told my husband, "it is not a Joanna original if something isn't misspelled."
Posted by Joanna at 4:36 PM
My MIL needed a wedding card that she could put money in. She told me that she did not need anything fancy, chuckle. I have had a role of paper that I purchased years ago that was so beautiful that I could not bare to cut into. I thought that this was the perfect occasion to get over that fear. This was a bit complicated and took a little time. I made the scroll from from vanilla CS and rolled on it with crumb cake ink and the Very Vintage. I rolled it off once before rolling onto the paper to soften the look. I then curled it and burned the edges with a candle to age it even more. The sentiment was printed from the computer and the birds were made with the Bird Builder punch. The small hearts came from the Owl Builder punch. The large heart was from the Heart to Heart punch and covered with SU's Champaign glass glitter. The ribbon is silk ribbon from when I thought I was going to get in to silk ribbon embroidery.
I have yet to hear whether or not the couple enjoyed the card.
Posted by Joanna at 4:11 PM
What a couple of weeks I just had. July 12 to 17 I was in Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! Convention and had a blast. After a couple of days and a chance to catch my breath I was head deep in another convention. San Diego hosts Comic Con International and because my husband is a huge comic fan I have grown to appreciate them as well. So, from July 20 to 24 I was occupied with a completely different type of convention.
I defiantly prefer the Stampin' Up! Convention. So much less crowded, up beat and entraining for me. I could do that convention every week. Here are the swaps that I made for the Convention.
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