Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hello again - waving "hi" from my new crafting space!

Hello everyone!  It has been such a long time since I posted, and much has happened in the past 8 months including a remodel of the condo thanks to a water leak, a big birthday milestone for me (shhhh... I'm not telling which one;)) and a move to a new house with a big rec room in the daylight basement which is now my craft room.  After a few months of putting together storage cubes, unpacking and arranging, I was finally able to craft this weekend for the first time in months!  My crafting buddy Vicki was here for a visit and helped me get my mojo back on line in the new room.  So here I am once again ready to share some of my crafting creations with you! 

There are a couple of special birthdays coming up that I wanted to created some special cards for.  Both are tri-shutter cards created by using the Sizzix Pro Tri-shutter card die.  The first is for my wonderful Mother \-in-law whose birthday is tomorrow. 

I created this card using paper from the Secret Garden line by Graphic 45.  I added a few flowers from their Once Upon a Springtime paper line as well.  The stamped sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.  My MIL loves flowers and gardening, so I thought this card would be perfect for her. 

This second card is for another special lady - my mom, who will be turning 90 this summer!  I again used a mix of Graphic 45 paper - this time from A Lady's Diary and Once Upon a Springtime.  Although you can't really tell in this picture, the oval lady is covered with crystal effects and is popped up from the background to give it a cameo look. 

If you would like to try some tri-shutter cards, but don't have the sizzix die, there are directions on SCS to create one from scratch HERE.  They are loads of fun, so try one out and share it with us!

I'll be sharing more later, so be sure to come back soon!  Happy Stamping!

Joan Signature

1 comment:

hoptownracer1 said...

Beautiful card! I didn't know there was a die for shutter cards; how cool! That is awesome that your mom will be 90; you made a gorgeous card for her!