April 26, 2008

Creative Cards

Well, the weekend is almost over. I spent hours catching up today on my papercrafts. First I tried to mimic the card Judy created in my previous post. You can see what I came up with below.

Here's a spin on the project. What do you think of the Ultra Fine Cosmo Glitter around those flowers? That is the 5 Petal Flower punch I cut in half for a different look.

My next project was working on Chipboard. Stampin' Up! is having a big promotion in the Month of May and I want to make sure everyone has ideas for using their chipboard. Most of my creations were geared toward the 4th of July and Patriotic colors. The past two years I have taken an interest in the red, white and blue patriotic colors. In fact, last year I took tons of photos with the patriotic theme of objects I came across. I'll be sharing those photos as the 4th nears (possibly sooner). Until then, here's a glimpse of what I worked on today. More photos to follow tomorrow so make sure you come back to see.

The tool I'm using here distresses the edges of cardstock. Each of the crevices on the grey wheel has a tiny blade for slightly shredding the edges. The other two tools are for scoring and a rotary cutter.

Lastly, I wandered out to the garden today to take a break between crafting. I photo my garden each year in hopes of making a Garden Album of some sorts. Maybe I'll get to that this year.

That should do it. I'll be back tomorrow to share my other chipboard projects. Hope to see you then.


Heather Huggins said...

So pretty!! I love the embossing on the top one.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous cards Melanie! Love the fun fold, need to give that a try. Pretty flowers too. :)

Erin... said...

what beautiful cards! so soft and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Very creative cards!! Love what was done with that punch!! Very cool!! :) TFS!