Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day card

Here is a Valentine's Day card I made for the Hero Arts 2012 Valentine card exchange on Flickr. There were 57 gals who participated in the exchange, and it was a lot of fun! I made this card for Sheila in Wisconsin, and received 2 (yes 2!) lovely cards from Gayatri in Australia. How cool is that?!?

Here's a close-up of the rosette, on top of which I stacked a pink button and a red felt heart that I Stickled:

And since the card was too bulky for me to want to send it in a regular envelope, I decided to send it in a bubble mailer. And that gave me an excuse to decorate the regular envelope:
I hope Sheila enjoyed the card. And I hope to be part of the next exchange. Thanks for looking!

Supplies: card base/envelope: The Paper Studio; cardstock (black, kraft): Recollections; patterned papers: October Afternoon; ticket strip die/stamps: Papertrey Ink; "happy" alphabet dies: Sizzix (Rat-a-tat font); alphabet stickers: Cosmo Cricket; "day": handwritten with black Recollections pen, then Versamark pen and embossed with American Crafts black glitter embossing powder; rosette: Dritz; twine: Offray; red felt heart: American Crafts; button: craft supply; glitter glue: Ranger; white pen: Signo Uniball; machine stitching

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thank you for your friendship pocket card

Here is a pocket card I made for a scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr group. (A scramble is a 90 minute challenge where the hostess announces a theme or requirement for the card, and each person must make a card following the rules, photograph it, and upload it in 90 minutes.) For this scramble, each card must have had a.) ribbon, b.) pink, c.) a pocket, d.) at least one Hero Arts stamp, and e.) a "pop". I popped my button up on top of the knot of my bow. It was my first time playing along with a scramble, and it was a lot of fun, especially because the "pop" was a twist that was added 20 minutes into the challenge. I think Rachelle (the hostess this round) was trying to kill me. LOL. I will also be adding this to the patterned paper challenge at Lily Pad Cards and the "anything goes" challenge at the SimonSaysStamp blog. And now, the paper yummies:Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Core'dinations, Recollections; patterned paper: Echo Park; stamp: Hero Arts; ink: Versamark by Tsukineko; embossing powder: American Crafts; scalloped circle punch: Martha Stewart; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers; white pen: Signo Uniball; baker's twine: Divine Twine; ribbon, button: craft supply

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Simple Card Saturday

A couple weeks ago on the CASual Fridays blog, the challenge was to create a CAS (clean and simple) card that included a scallop of some sort. By the time I saw the challenge and made my card, I had missed the deadline to link it to their challenge. But I had a lot of fun making this cute little card, and am really pleased with it. It is my Simple Card Saturday for this week:

Let's dish!
Apparently, some people (like my mom) are unaware that "dish" is another word for "gossip", in case you were confused... :)

Here's another take using the same sentiment and stamp:
Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections; patterned papers: October Afternoon; stamp (telephone): American Crafts; ink: Versamark; sentiment: computer generated (using font "Pea Heather's Handwriting from Amanda's blog); velvet scallop trim: My Mind's Eye; twine: Offray; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; black pen: Recollections; buttons: craft supply

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine's Day card class

Love is in the air! Here are some Valentine's Day cards I made, and will be teaching in an upcoming class at Real Deals. This class is Tuesday evening, January 31st, from 6-8 pm, and includes everything you'll need to create these 4 super cute love day cards for your sweetheart, kids, grandchildren, best friend, or anyone else you wanna share some love with! If you're in the Tucson area, we'd love to have you! Ok, on to the paper yummies!

You have my heart:

Vintage Valentine's Day:

I'm your love monster:

Hello cupcake:

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Simple card Saturday

Clean and simple (CAS) cards are super popular right now, and while they're not my "go to" style, I do like to try them every once in a while. They challenge me to think a little differently, and make a card that looks complete without using a lot of embellishment. If you haven't checked out CASual Fridays, I would like to encourage you to do so. They issue a weekly challenge, and have an amazingly talented design team with lots of inspiration. I've not participated in one of their challenges (yet), but it's on my to do list. I'd also like to start a new personal challenge to do a CAS card each week, and feature it here as "Simple card Saturday." Here is the first one (well, two):

I printed the sentiment on my computer, using a font called "Pea Heather's Handwriting" from Amanda's blog. The stamp is American Crafts, stamped in Versafine ink, embossed with clear powder, and colored with Prismacolor markers. I tied Martha Stewart baker's twine around the rainbow, put Diamond Stickles glitter glue on the clouds, and did some white dashed lines around the edges.
I did a second, slightly different but still CAS, card too:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christmas in January

I've started a new series of classes this year: monthly Christmas cards. Each month we'll be making 3 Christmas cards and 1 all-occasion card. By the time Christmas rolls around, you'll have plenty of handmade cards to go around (36 if you take all the classes), without having to scramble at the last minute. And you'll have made 12 all-occasion cards to give throughout the year.
These classes are SUPER affordable and are suitable for crafters (and non-crafters - LOL!) of any level. You'll learn several techniques, including heat embossing, dry embossing, paper piecing, die cutting, and more. This month's class is Saturday, January 21, from 1-3 pm at Real Deals Tucson. There are still plenty of spaces left for this class. Call, email, or hit up our Facebook page to sign up. Ok, now for the paper yummies:

Merry Christmas

Wishing you joy

Winter wishes to warm your heart

And here is the all-occasion card for this month: birthday
Birthday wishes (my card was featured on Hero Arts' Twitter page! Squeal!)

Hope to see you Saturday! Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vintage Valentine mini mailbox

This is the vintage Valentine's Day mini mailbox I will be teaching as a class at my local Real Deals On Home Decor. This class will be this Thursday evening (January 19) from 6-8 pm at the Tucson store. Cost is only $8, and includes all the supplies you'll need to make your own (finished product wil vary. Each class participant will be able to select from various patterned papers and mailboxes to personalize her own project). You can fill each mailbox with whatever treats (homemade or otherwise) your heart desires. These make the cutest little gifts for teachers, friends, or your sweetheart. Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Mailbox: Target; patterned papers: My Mind's Eye, Creative Imaginations; cardstock: Recollections; stamps: Stampin Up!, Hampton Art, Imaginisce; markers: Prismacolor; tag die cut: Cricut; inks: Versafine, Tim Holtz distress ink, punches: Fiskars; ribbon, burlap: stash

Monday, January 16, 2012

Welcome to Paper Yummies!

Hello, and welcome to Paper Yummies. I previously blogged at www.i-heart-scrapbooking.blogspot.com, and by "previously" I mean "I haven't posted there in over a year." Whoops! :) Well, I've kinda gone in a different "crafty" direction over the past year, and am finally getting back into the swing of things blog-wise. I didn't want to continue that blog, as I've done very little scrapbooking as of late, but didn't want to delete the blog altogether as it is home to the pictures posted there (and thanks to lovely computer viruses, that is the ONLY place to find some of those pics).
I am now teaching classes at a cute little home decor store, and I'm excited to show everybody what we've been working on and what's to come. I'll be posting pictures of class projects past and future, as well as my own "personal" projects along the way. So stay tuned for adorable handcrafted home decor and paper yummies!