January Cards Done!

Admittedly, I don't have THAT many cards to make for January, so it wasn't a huge accomplishment to get these done. But, I'm usually much closer to the actual birthdays when I complete them. All but my mother in law's card are for the end of January.

First is the card for my mother in law. It's the one I did in an earlier post for the challenge. All of these cards use blanks that I got on clearance from Target. Unfortunately, I don't remember the manufacturer.

Second is for my nephew. I received some scraps in the mail from a generous member of a Yahoo group I belong to, including an Autumn Leaves mat stack. The scraps inspired this card as well as the one for my brother in law. I'm also sort of recycling with this one. My Christmas cards this year included some stars that I created with Inkscape and cut using SCAL on my Cricut. I saved the negative cut because the stars were lined up perfectly and I thought I might be able to use them on a card, so here they are! The background DP is from the stack. The red has a matte finish, and it's almost "soft" -- I'm sure there's a technical term for it. I distressed the edges of the card with Tim Holtz Linen ink. I also distressed the edges of the green stars with both Linen and Vintage Photo. Lastly, the sentiment is from an Inkadinkadoo acrylic set (same one as the cupcake on MIL's card), and it's stamped in Gold Color Box Ppigment ink. Oh, and a snippet of Organdy Ribbon in gold from Joann and Making Memories gold brads.

Third is for my grandmother. I used DP from a set of Heidi Grace paper (Winnefred St.) that I bought at Joann on clearance. Yay! I love sales. I also used the matching rub ons (also clearance) as the background of the card and a little embellishment in the lower right corner. The brown cardstock is from a DCVW stack. The tree stamp is from the Inkadinkadoo Seasons set, sold at Costco, and it's stamped in Color Box Silver pigment ink. The sentiment is from a See D's set (Say It Again) and is stamped on generic cream cardstock in Versacolor Celadon pigment ink. The silver ribbon is from the Celebrate It holiday collection at Michaels.

Last is a card for my brother in law. The card blank is kraft. The medallion was part of the scrap pack that was shared (thanks again, Leslie!). The blue and teal cardstocks also came from that pack. The yellow behind the medallion is just some generic yellow from my stash. The brown is another scrap of the DCVW brown, and it is punched with a Martha Stewart Lattice Arch border punch. The DP is from the clearanced Heidi Swapp paper pack. The sentiment is from the Occasions Inkadinkadoo set sold at Costco. It's stamped in Chestnut Roan Color Box chalk cat's eye. I believe the square brads at the bottom are from Making Memories, but they're out of the package so I can't be certain.

Thanks for checking out my cards! Now that I'm done with this, I'm first going to do some chores and hopefully later tonight I can start on a couple of Valentines for the kids.

 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very Nice Heather. Some great cards here!
Faye

Lissa (aka The Untamed Scrapper) said...

These are beautiful! I hope to be a better card maker soon. I get so much inspiration from all you guys who are such talented card makers. You're book marked in my favorites now!

Kristie said...

Great cards Heather!


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