Thursday, April 30, 2009

Birthday Loving...

I noticed my stash of birthday cards was getting low so I set off to rectify the situation... :)
First up is some October Afternoon...

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon

Die-Cut: October Afternoon

Alpha Stickers October Afternoon

Acrylic Stamps: October Afternoon

Button: Autumn Leaves

Jewels: Kaiser Crafts

Brad: Making Memories

I am in LOVE with this stamp set by October Afternoon, it's so simple and perfect. I just stamped out a rectangle label and folded it over the card. Then I just secured it with a button and thread.

I also bought some fun new colors of thread for my sewing machine.. yeah, I'm obsessed with it :)

On this next one I went just a wee bit crazy... Please forgive my button sneeze ;)
Although, in truth there is a method to my madness. I glued the Fancy Pants clear frame to the card base, and cut it out to make a perfectly shaped card. BUT, I used a wrong kind of glue and it showed up so badly. Instead of giving up on the project I pulled out the buttons and went to town.
I don't know if I'm a bit different this way, but when I start a project I NEVER know what the final result will be. I just go with whatever happens. Take this card, once I'd put the buttons down I attached the white strip, and added the blue border. I had no clue what to do next so I dug through my stack of patterned paper until something jumped out at me. And the cute little robot from some older BamPop! paper was the winner. So there you have it, a little insight into my odd creative process.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: BamPop!
Die-cut edges: Bazzill Basics
Clear Die-cut: Fancy Pants
Buttons: Autumn Leaves
Photo Corner: American Crafts
Epoxy Stickers: ColorBok
Star stickers: Martha Stewart

Alrighty, well this has take a lot longer than expected, so I'll post more tomorrow.


Mayjasper said...

Fab cards Lulu. I especially like the folded, stamped rectangle you sewed on the first card. What a great idea.
Kind regards

Anonymous said...

wow those are delicious!!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

how adorable! i was thinking the shape of that second card is the same as the packaging from those new Jenni Bowlin chipboard buttons.

love the colors on both!

Sharyn said...

I love the button tab on the first one! Clever! Darling cards!

Peet said...

Totally gorgeous, LuLu!!!
Love the both!

Mel G said...

Love those cards Lulu!

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