Dapper Dad

This year for Father’s Day I decided to create a set of cards based on my new “Dapper Dad” stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  The images include a watch, shoe, and bow tie, so they can be used for other manly cards.  So the first thing I did was search for other cards online that have used this stamp set.  I use a combination of Google Image Search and Pinterest when I am on the hunt for something new.  I decided to replicate the monochromatic design from Chris Parker-Barnes.  My favorite touch was how the banner and background both have the same embossed die.  Simple to create, but a classic design!


Halfway through June!  Hope you enjoy the first few weeks of summer!


Celebrate May Cards

This month for the Queen Bee swap I pulled out the Graphic 45 “A Place in Time” paper pad again.  This is the same line from the cards I made in February.  I just love the images and how quickly I can use them on cards.  I paired the May images with dark green and purple paper.  Some ribbon and embossing from the Cuttlebug and I was set.


Looking forward to May – hopefully a less busy month around here filled with beautiful weather!

Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas to you!  Just wanted to share my Christmas cards for the year.  I used a design from my friend Cathy, who made almost identical cards last year.  She had me fooled with the door – I thought it was a stamp, but it is actually a piece of patterned paper.  My favorite part is how it opens in the center.  One of the easiest cards I have made over the years, but a lot of repetition with the Cuttlebug.  Really pleased with the finished product.  Hope you received some handmade cards this year!