March 14, 2016

Supervisor request for a birthday card

My supervisor requested a birthday card for one of her fellow supervisor coworkers.
I don't know this person well so I just made a generic birthday card.

The inside is blank.

The patterned papers are all from DCWV and are scraps from my stash.
The background square is kraft paper from Recollections.

This was the sketch that inspired this card:

My Favorite Things has some really cute stamps and other items. They have a challenge blog as well that you can play along with as well.

My supervisor liked the card. She did have some feedback though. Every card I make for work has the inside left blank because there are generally many people that sign the card and I want to be sure there is enough room for all of them. This card was only for one person though. My supervisor, who, like many people, don't know what to write inside cards so she suggested that I put something in the inside of the cards as well or instead of something on the front.

I like to write something on the insides so this is different for me. I appreciate the feedback and will utilize it on the next card I make for one person.

This was a pretty quick sketch to follow and one that I will keep in my arsenal of sketches.

March 10, 2016

Beautiful in every way

I went, yet again, to my friend Maggie's for some crafting. I took all of my Basic Grey paper with me. I have a huge stack of it. I bought it from someone that had a huge sale of all of their scrapbooking stuff. I got a whole magazine file full of paper for $10. It had so many various patterns, brands, and colors. I finally got around to sorting it by company and decided to utilize some of it.

I was able to make 5 cards out of the one sheet. I had stamped and punched the circles for 6 cards so I ended up grabbing another Basic Grey paper (I forgot to write down which pattern it was) and finishing the 6th card.

The gray paper is from Recollections from Michaels.
The blue paper is from my stash.
The butterfly and "beautiful" sentiment stamps are from Unity.
The "today and always" sentiment stamp is from the Springtime Wishes set by Close to my Heart.

Here are the six cards:

Here is a closeup of one:

And this is the one I made after I used all of the first sheet of patterned paper:

I found this to be a great way to use up random individual sheets of patterned paper and to mass-produce cards to have on hand. I think I like the idea of making the cards and adding the sentiment later so they could be used for almost any occasion.

March 7, 2016

Another coworker's birthday

In case you haven't figured it out, I make cards for my teammates at work for different occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, promotions, etc.).
This was a quick birthday card that I put together during one of my many crafting days with my crafty friend Maggie.


For the front:
The patterned paper is from Basic Grey.
The birthday cupcakes stamped image is from Close to my Heart.
The candles stamp is from Unity Stamp Co and is from the Frankly Said set. The actual stamp is only a few candles, but I just stamped it multiple times in a line.

The sentiment stamp is also from the Frankly Said stamp set from Unity Stamp Co.
The lines are hand-doodled.

This card was for a spunky coworker and she absolutely loved it!