July 6, 2009

glittery vine cards

I needed some cards to put in my stash basket and also a few more for my mom for her birthday. I wanted something soft and pretty and vintage looking.

So I started out with Pine's Papertrey Rustic Branches stamp set. Pine's sets are so simple in design, I love that her images are so easy to work with. Using New Leaf ink, I stamped the vine and wreath images onto Kraft cardstock. I cut the vines into cardstock strips and punched the wreaths out with a scalloped punch. I also tied up some Sweet Blush Vintage Buttons with Rustic Cream Twine.Next, I reached for some supplies from my stash...pink Stickles and pink Martha Stewart glitter. Onto each stamped piece, I squirted a little Stickles, rubbed it with my finger, and sprinkled on some glitter. Just a little sprinkling will do ya. Let that dry.
I then went to work, assembly line fashion, and created a whole stack of pretty cards. I used PTI Rustic White cardstock for the card bases, K & Company patterned paper and various PTI ribbons. Doesn't it feel good to finish a bunch of cards?
For my cards sentiments, I used several from Vintage Picnic Sentiments. The vintage typewriter font paired with the nice script is one of my favorite looks right now.
And here's a few more.....
Look how pretty the pink glitter is, along with the tied pink buttons. Be still my heart.
I challenge you this week to put down the Popsicles and dig into your crafting stash. Find a few items that you haven't used in a while and make some cards! It's a new month, have you made out your list of cards you need to send? Doooooooo it! :) And have fun!!

15 comments:

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

Okay, I am dying over how CUTE these cards are!! Great job, Michelle. I wouldn't be opposed to you bringing one to CHA and giving it to me, haha! Kidding. :)

Michelle said...

Girl you never cease to amaze!!

Yvette said...

These cards are awesome! Love the vine!

patriciad said...

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: cute!! ;-)

I like Katy's idea - C-H-A, C-H-A (chanting here). What IS in store for us at CHA..can you spill it yet???? It's getting close and I can't wait. Will we have to sign up for the make and takes? Boy, would I hate to travel 1200 miles and find out I needed to sign up!

Heidi said...

Yum! These cards are sooo cute!!! I love the pink sparkles! You're so inspiring and encouraging. Thanks!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

Right now I'm working on a gift for my mom which will include some quilt squares inside square tubes like you did for your daughter. She is an avid quilter and I can't wait to decorate the container to coordinate with the fabric. Thanks for that great idea:)

Nancy L. said...

beautiful and fun!

Otter said...

Too cute mish!!!

Dana said...

Wonderful cards! I love the soft pink glitter with new leaf ink on your card. Gotta try this myself!!

Dottie K. said...

Just so adorable and love the glitter. What a lovely gift for your mom and extras for your stash. :)

Alicia@Playing With Paper said...

Beautiful cards!! I have been trying to dig in my stas and use use use!! Thanks for inspiring me!! As always!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! Look at all those cards! Beautiful!
Have a question for you...I love how you do assembly line type of embellishments that you make. Do you sketch ahead what you are going to make or just create as you go?

CathyB said...

Beautiful-as always! Can I come and just watch over your shoulder for a week? You just amaze me with your creativity!!!

City Girl Scrapper said...

So dang cute and arn't stickles the greatest.....

Debbie Olson said...

Mish, I haven't had much {any} blog surfing time lately, and now that I'm here, everything is more beautiful than the last thing--you are just churning out the ROCKIN' stuff, my friend!

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