Sunday, January 20, 2013

Playing catch up....

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday afternoon to you.  I am having a very enjoyable day, I hope you are, too.  Actually, my blog post is to catch you up on what I've been making over the weekend.

First up, this should've been posted yesterday.  I'm late again.  Here's the next page in the baby brag book that I've been sharing on The Pink Elephant Scrap Challenge.  This week is a color combo.  I love these colors!

I did use the sketch from Clean & Simple Sketches, but I'm not linking because I think I'm embellished a bit more than the rules say about CAS.

Card stock:  White (Recollections), Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Tools:  Lattice Border punch (EK Success), Die-Namics Sentimental Strips (MFT)
Embellishments:  Mulberry Flowers (Prima), brad (Bazzil Basics), Thickers

Next up is a card I made to send to my sister Theresa.  This is also playing along with CAS-ual Friday's challenge:  Long and Short.

This is a 3 x 6 card with matching envelope.

I made a seal for the envelope.  The envelope was so easy to make with my Scor-Envy tool and Scor-Pal.  I sealed the deal with Scor-Tape.

Stamps:  Fabulous (TSG)
Ink:  Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Card stock:  White (Recollections), Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Tools:  Scor-Pal, Scor-Envy, Scor-Tape, scallop punch (SU!), 1 3/8" circle punch (EK Success)

And lastly, I had to make a birthday card for my friend's son.  It is soooo hard for me to do masculine cards!  But here's what I came up with.  I used a great sketch from Seize the Birthday that also called for a masculine card.

And the inside.  The piece on the bottom is actually a little pocket for a gift card to be slipped inside.

I realize the sentiment is much more whimsical than the front of the card.  But it's the only message I could find and it's a seriously forgotten stamp.  I have a shoe box filled with wood mounted stamps that have been hugely neglected.

Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes (SNSS), Birthday stamp (Penny Black)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Mud Pie, Coffee Bean, Aqua Breeze (Raisin Boat)
Paper:  Unknown
Tools:  Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Cuttlebug, Dies from Ultimate Genie (MFT)

Well, I do hope you enjoy my Sunday line up.  Now I'm off to get sushi!

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

Pink and green for Theresa? Are you sure? :)
Love these - especially that forgotten sentiment!

Lesley said...

Awesome work Melissa, I just love that sentiment in the birthday card! Too fun! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

scrappingnana said...

Great masculine card. Love the sentiment on the inside.

Theresa said...

The cards are awesome. Love the thank you card...only the stamp is not from MFT, but from TSG. To what do I owe the honor? Wish we could do sushi together.

Sandy said...

Wow, you were on a roll! I think they all turned out great but I have to admit, I love it when people show they did the inside. It kind of reminds me to make the inside nice too. I usually just leave them blank!

Jen Nelson said...

melissa this is a fab selection of cards

Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday this week
Jen xx

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous cards. Absolutely love your take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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