A few weeks ago my sister and I got together and actually made some cards. Our parents were out of town and so we went to her house and just stamped our hearts out.
This first card was the card I created for my monthly card exchange. I had to try out the new Alpine Ribbon in SU's holiday mini catalog which will be available tomorrow, October 1. The joy was created from the Join in the cheer die from the Big Shot. Chocolate chip and Kiwi Kiss paper were used. I also used did paper piercing just above the scalloped edge.I copied this card from Dawn at Dawn's Stampin Thoughts (see sidebar for link). I just had to try the faux wood technique. It is so easy and looks so cute. Dawn has an awesome video tutorial on her blog on how to create this background. I think it would be awesome with some cowboy stamp sets.
My cousin wanted some front only thank you cards so there was less writing space to utilize. Here is the note I came up with. I thought it was very simple but cute. I used Always Artichoke paper and ink, whisper white paper with the top note die, inspired by nature stamp set using summer sun, chocolate chip and artichoke markers as well as really rust ink on a dauber.
I CASEd this card, but cannot remember where I got it from (sorry). Mine does not look near as cute as hers did The flower was made with versamark ink and stampin pastels. Black and white paper as well as white craft ink and old olive grossgrain ribbon and the circle designer brads which I colored with a black sharpie marker. I also used the scalloped edge punch. The stamp set is Eastern Blooms.