Monday, December 31, 2012

Multiple Super Mario characters

My children each got a 5 pack of Super Mario Brothers plushies for Christmas.  On the back of the cardboard were these great circles with the characters in them.  I am certainly not one to throw away any good items that could be recycled into something useable.  So I made some cards, naturally!

Koopa Troopa Koopa

Yoshi.  Visit here and here for more Yoshi cards I made.

Luigi - Let's a go!


and Toad.

Card Sizes: A2.
Cardstock: YoYo Yellow, Real Red.
Ink: Real Red.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Other: embossing folder from Cuttlebug, circle die from spellbinders, word window, label punch and corner rounder punch.

Happy New Year! - Heidi

Snoopy sticker card

I take my kids to the doctor and they get stickers for being good.  Only thing is that Mom gets the stickers so she can make cards from them!  I am a recycler at heart, what can I say?

Card Size: A2.
Cardstock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi & White.
Paper: Sticker from
Other: Lacey squares from Spellbinders, label punch from SU, Wild Wasabi ribbon and corner rounder punch.
Ink: sentiment printed on computer.
Have a great night - Heidi

One Stamp - Two Ways

I found this Inkadinkado stamp at Goodwill for $1.00.  I tried it out two different ways.  Which way do you like best? - Heidi

The below card is meant to look like an ornament hanging on a tree.  I used a sheet of pine branches from an old Christmas stack by DCWV.

For the card below I used SU paper called Festival of Prints from the 2012 Holiday mini catalog.
Card Size: 5 X 7.
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla & Crumb Cake.
Ink: Black, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler.
Dies: Spellbinders Floral Ovals.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Christmas Hexagons

I love hexagons.  These are Spellbinder dies, but I want punches!  Hello EK Success!  
Enough said! - Heidi.

Card Size: A2.
Cardstock: Confetti White, Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler .
Ink: Always Artichoke.
Paper: Recollections Botanical Noel.
Stamps: Grateful Greetings from Stampin' Up.
Dies: Hexagons from Spellbinders.

Happy Halloween on New Years?

I found these items at my local Goodwill.  The owl be seeing you punch was $6.99 and the spider stickers were $0.99.  I thought the punch was a bit pricey, but my husband encouraged me to get it.  What could I do, but oblige him?

Card Size: A2
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Chocolate Chip textured.
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On,  Vegas Gold all-purpose ink from Tsukineko, black acrylic paint for the branch.
Stamp: Essential Sentiments from A*muse Studios.
Other: Maya Road chipboard (Birds & Branches?), 2 1/2" circle punch, Owl Be Seeing You punch from Fiskars.

I am loving the color combination on this card to bring out the jeweled accent on this K & Company sticker!
Card Size: 5 X 7.
Cardstock: Concord Crush & Cajun Craze.
Paper: The insert behind the stickers in the pack!
Stamp: Essential Sentiments from A*muse Studios.
Other: Art Deco corner punch from EK Success & sticker from K & Company.
Have a happy & creative New Year - Heidi

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ode to Starbucks

My Clinical instructor loves Starbuck coffee as he has a cup everyday.  We needed a thank you for him so I used the cup sleeve to make a card.  I think he liked it.  The stamp set is Teeny Tiny Wishes.

My friend at Clinical brought us all cake pops in a cute little Starbucks bag.  I had to make it into two cards!  I like them both, but they needed something more.  Google eyes were the solution!  The stamp sets are Petite Pairs and Perfect Punches.

Hope you have a great Christmas! - Heidi

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A man card from body wash!?

I talked about "idea wandering" in a previous post.  That is what I call it when I go to stores and just wander looking for color combinations or card ideas.  This time my idea was right in my shower!  My husband uses this body wash.  What could be more manly than Old Spice?!  So I borrowed the color scheme and layout right off the bottle.

 I have been formulating this card in the back of my brain for some time now.  I have had finals to finish up my semester and have been otherwise busy.  I finally had the time to make my vision a reality (the card is a 5 X 7).  The colors are Pacific Point and Riding Hood Red.  The octagon is a Spellbinders die.  The background is Sanded and the ship is from the Open Sea from Stampin' Up.  As my brain is constantly churning I may go back and do another card with white embossed words to totally mimic the Old Spice bottle.  I'd say I need a hobby, but it's too late now!  Have a fabulous day - Heidi.