Sunday, May 20, 2012

5-in-1

First, thank you all for being so supportive of yesterday's post in which I bared my soul. I wear my heart on my sleeve and, in dark times, I always feel better when I just say what's on my mind. I'm extremely touched by all of your sweet comments. Now, I do have five cards to share in this post so I'll try to keep it short! I had started this first card when I was making this card but when I finished it this morning, there was no doubt that I was in the mood to cheer myself up. :)

(1) Make card from white cardstock. (2) Stamp, color and fussy cut squirrel, hamster and hat. Assemble. (3) Trim small white mat and stamp bench and cloud. (4) Die cut postage frame and adhere to background. (5) Attach animals with foam tape. (6) Attach scene to card base and stamp sentiment. Finished size: 4” x 5 ½”

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Gina K Designs, (raspberry jam from PB&J) Basic Grey; Clear Stamps: (squirrel from Hang Ups, hamster from Party Posse, hat from Chubby Chum Pals, cloud and sentiment from Sunny Side Up, bench from Promenade) Paper Smooches; Dye Ink: (Black) Tsukineko, (Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango) Stampin' Up!; Color Medium: Copic markers; Dies: (Classic Squares Large, Postage Stamps) Spellbinders; Tool: (corner chomper) We R Memory Keepers

The following four cards were made months ago for various publication calls. Some of them were only submitted once while others were submitted several times and rejected multiple times so it's time to share them. To make it easy, I've just copied and pasted the information from the file I save my publication submissions to.

(1) Make card from kraft cardstock and sponge edges. (2) Stamp bandaid and sentiment on white cardstock, colour and trim. (3) Trim red, yellow and indigo cardstock pieces and assemble. (4) Attach assembled panel to card base using foam tape. Finished size: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft, white) Gina K Designs, (Real Red, So Saffron, Island Indigo) Stampin’ Up!; Clear Stamps: (bandaid, sentiment from Healthy Vibes) Paper Smooches; Dye Ink: (Black) Tsukineko, (Walnut Stain) Ranger Industries; Color Medium: Copic markers

(1) Make card from white cardstock. (2) Trim black mat and adhere to card. (3) Die cut snow globe and gray star burst. (4) Stamp and fussy cut boxing glove. (5) Stamp sentiment and sponge edges of snow globe base. (6) Assemble, adhere rhinestones and adhere to card with foam tape. Finished size: 3 ¾” x 5”

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white, black) Gina K Designs, (textured white) American Crafts; Patterned Paper: (medium pink, light gray from Be Mine Collection) Echo Park; Clear Stamps: (boxing glove and sentiment from Hope) Paper Smooches; Dye Ink: (Black) Memories, (Worn Lipstick) Ranger Industries, (Pink Pirouette) Stampin’ Up!, (Bubble Gum) Hero Arts; Dies: (snow globe) amuse studio, (Limitless Layers: 1 ¾” Circle Collection) Papertrey Ink; Accent: (rhinestones) Stampin’ Up!

(1) Make card from kraft cardstock. (2) Stamp sun on cardstock and patterned paper, fussy cut and assemble. (3) Stamp giraffe twice on patterned paper, fussy cut and assemble. (4) Die cut clouds from cardstock. Stamp sentiment. (5) Arrange sun and clouds. Adhere to card, some with foam tape. (6) Stamp ferns along bottom edge of card. (7) Adhere giraffe to card with foam tape. Finished size: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler) Stampin’ Up!, (black, ivory) Gina K Designs; Patterned Paper: (New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo from Boarding Pass) October Afternoon; Clear Stamps: (sun from Eco Friendly; sun’s face from Spring Fling; sentiment, giraffe and fern from Zoo Crew) Paper Smooches; Dye Ink: (black) Memories, (Crumb Cake) Stampin’ Up!; Die: (clouds) Lil’ Inker Designs

(1) Make card from cardstock. (2) Trim textured mats in light green, dark green and white. Cut arches using scissors and adhere all pieces to card base. (3) Stamp sentiment following curve. (4) Stamp golf cart three times on light green, patterned gray and white cardstock. Fussy cut, color and assemble. (5) Adhere golf cart to card with foam tape. Finished size: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (light green, dark green, white) American Crafts, (white) Gina K Designs; Patterned Paper: (Ash from Be Mine Collection) Echo Park; Clear Stamps: (golf cart, sentiment from My Guy) Paper Smooches; Dye Ink: (Black) Memories, (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; Color Medium: Copic markers

Tomorrow is the Victoria Day holiday here. Hooray for a long weekend! I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and enjoy the start to your week.

33 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Glad you got so many special people that care about you...keeping you in my thoughts sweetie
LOVE all these fun designs, so creative of you

Jay Gee said...

Wow, what a fabulous collection Emily. That hamster wearing the hat is my fav - so cute :)

Lynn said...

These are all so fabulous...true Emily style.

Karen B. said...

All of these are adorable cards, Emily! A perfect style for you.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love these cards! And thanks for the how to's!
Lisa

missstamper said...

Awesome cards!

Creations by Shirl said...

Perfect - these cards are all up your alley style..... cute!

Barb said...

love these! these are all pub worthy to me...the golf card is my fave. thanks for the process tips too :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

A card bonanza! I love all these cards--every one made me smile! Barb is right...these are all pub-worthy. :)

Jennifer said...

Adorable cards, all of them! Especially love the hamster with hat...too cute =)

Janna Werner said...

Hellooo :) When I come here to stalk you I always sit on my chair making oooh...eeeeeeeeooooohhh sounds cos your cards are so stinkin cute!

Jennifer said...

When I saw this card on my blog reading list I knew it was made by you!! (= It's SO SO CUTE!!! Definitly made me smile!! (=

I just read your previous post and I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Take good card of yourself!!!

lostinpaper said...

You always amaze me Emily, your creative genius is never ending! These cards are all fantastic!

Cornelie said...

What a great cards!! All of them!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love how healing creating can be, and I love that you made these cards. I'm guessing they really brought a smile to your face, they certainly do to mine. Have another great day off with family today!

joy said...

Such cute cards, so YOU, Emily! Glad you are getting back to cardmaking; it is indeed great therapy. Hugs to you!!

~amy~ said...

These are all fab...especially the fight like a girl one..love that!

Tracey said...

Amazing cards!! I love each of them!!

onecraftymama said...

Big hugs, Emily. Huge, big, gentle hugs.
These are all fabulous, just like you :) I am partial to the hamster dressed up all gangsta, though ;)

Annette said...

Emily these are so fun...you are so inspiring to me..

I am glad that you are feeling better...If you ever need to just let it out...I am here for you...Sending you hugs..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You are amazing, Em! I looooooooooove everything you create and everything you do! Wish I could spend a day with you! Just to learn all your tricks:) YOU rock!

Jingle said...

These are all so cute!!!!

Chunyuan said...

great cards. What a treat to have five fab cards in one post. So much to love.

Bethany said...

such great cards Emily, as usual! I love the last one...it's so creative!

Brenda said...

Love your beautiful style Emily! So glad you made one especially to cheer you up!

Glenda J said...

All of them are so fun! Love the bright and cheerful colours and the unique layouts. You are brilliant.

Alice Wertz said...

hee.. so glad to hear that i am not the only one to submit certain cards multiple times. just that i have a lot more than you do. =) the thing is, even your rejects are better than mine..... love love seeing your work, Emily! you are amazing!

donna mikasa said...

Thanks for sharing so much eye candy! Just got my Card Creations Vol. 10 and I spied some of your cards! Congrats on being published!

Helle said...

Wow!! Great cards!! The golf one and the one with the giraffe are just out of this world!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Fabulous cards! I'm especially loving the Cheer Up card and the Tee-riffic Dad cards. Your cards always make me smile.

Lindsey said...

What a bumper crop of awesome cards! I like them all, of course, but what totally got me is the baseball cap on the hamster! :D

walchowDesign said...

Fabulous cards, Emily! so glad to see that you are making these funny cards again!

Paper Smooches said...

You are beyond amazing Emily!!