Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A couple of cards (and an awesome SALE)

Oh, my poor neglected blog! It’s been so hot here in NYC lately that I haven’t felt much like doing anything besides sitting in front of my fan. I am too cheap to run my A/C except when I have to bake. I do have a couple of cards to show you, though. You’ll notice that they are very minimalist in style, reflecting my desire to do as little as possible due to the weather.

hoppy-birthday-bunny First up is this Hop-py Birthday bunny, inspired by a card by Clare Pretzzia in the recent issue of Stamp It! Cards. I used the Chicken Girl Design set Birthday Wishes (exclusive to i {heart} papers), fussy-cutting the bunny and balloon and popping them up with foam dots. The bunny is colored with Copic markers, and the balloon is paper-pieced with a scrap from the Pixie paper pack by Memory Box. I split the greeting up on either side of the bunny. You can see that I just used some very simple layering for the card design.

birthday-cake Here’s some more simple layering. I truly need to keep better track of my inspirations; I know I got the idea of creating a cake out of words from somewhere, and I can’t remember where. The cake is made with the Birthday stamp (which I could have lined up a little better) from the Technique Tuesday set Swanky Sentiments, and the cake plate and candles are from the Mint Motif sets Cake Shoppe and Cake Shoppe, Too (both exclusive to i {heart} papers as well). Some Copic markers and Stickles finish it off. I scallop-punched the bottom of the main panel to mimic the scallops under the cake.

ihp-logoYou’ll notice that all of the supplies I’ve mentioned are available from i {heart} papers. Kate has some of the BESTEST stuff around, and starting today, for a limited time, she’s making it especially rewarding for you to stash some of it away for yourself. She’s having a HUGE Pre-CHA clearance sale from July 11-21.

  • 25% off your order of $50 or more!
  • Coupon code: CHA2012DT
  • Storewide sale! Paper, Copics & refills, stamps, ribbon, everything!
  • And still, as always, free US shipping with your $60 order!

OK folks. Go do a little shopping, and keep COOL!


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