Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Morning!

 Happy Happy Friday!


I'm going to let the comments run through 8 am this morning for my drawing for the two blog candy packages I am giving away. Later on today I will chose my two winners from the last couple of weeks.
Stop back in a little while for my BIG BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

For now, I have two cards that I would like to share with you. I recently have joined the MyStampBox team and am just thrilled to be able to share my cards with you today.

First - the card above, I used Colorful Companions to stamp onto gcd studios paper, then cut out the butterflies. I layered the blocks of paper - plain and patterned on the card, added this scrap of black block. I accordion folded two strips of paper, cutting one with my scallop scissors. Then I added them overlapping on the block. I tied on the twine, and punched a circle with my ek punch. I added my letters on the scallop circle, and I finished the butterflies with pearls.

Next I used the same stamps, just another butterfly, stamped with brown ink, and then cut out. I used some old scraps of WRMK papers, layered them on this dark brown card base. I punched the notebook paper edge on the orange block, then added the envelope flap to the top. I added a brown button I already had tied with the twine, then added my butterflies around the card.  I used Am. Crafts letter stickers for the greeting, and finished the butterflies with pearl centers. 


Come back in a bit!!
kris

14 comments:

Chloe :-) said...

Gorgeous!! Love the first one!!!!!!

Christine said...

fabulous work (as always) Kris!! You always have such fresh, new ideas each time I come here! ...Christine

Kelly Massman said...

I have to say that green card brightened my day!!! I love it! The other one is nice, too!

Pamk said...

love the green card. very pretty

craftaholic said...

I love the technique on the get well card and have done the folding but always get's crooked the futher i get into folding...Do you have a secret on how to keep it going straight? Very Nice! Thanks for shareing!! Rexann
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Kristen Swain said...

Rexann, I use a Scor It board- there are several versions out there, but scoring the paper with a tool really makes the job go quicker and it all stays straight and even.

Court said...

GREAT cards!

kittski said...

They are both great but hat first card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors.

Kathy Martin said...

Such lovely butterfly cards! :)

Chris Wooten said...

very pretty. love the first one

Lynn said...

I love your cards. The first one is absolutely beautiful with the wonderful color combination.

Pamela Jaramillo said...

Love the butterfly card...Thanks for sharing and congratulations on becoming a Cricut Circle Designer. Looking forward to reading more on your blog.

Basement gal said...

Beautiful beautiful Kristen.

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely stunning cards Kristen!