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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sunny Day from SEI

Hi Everyone!

I have been creating so many cards for this Saturday's craft fair that I feel as if I have turned into a card machine.  I am having a blast and have tons of ideas so I probably won't be getting much sleep in the next few days.

There are cards and gift bags all around me.  Every now and then I stop, clean my stamps and put everything I have used away.  Then I take a photograph of each card, add my logo to the back of it, put each card and an envelope in a clear card envelope, and price the card.  I also adjust my inventory at that same time so that I can see which categories of cards I still need to create. 

While I was at the Creating Keepsakes Conference last week I purchased one each of some of SEI's newest 6" x 6" paper pads.  The pads I purchased are called Sunny Day, Couture, Corinne, and With All My Heart.  I also purchased the Corinne and Sunny Day die-cut accents.  Now I wish that I had made some other SEI purchases, but happily I can do that online. 

This morning I mainly worked with the Sunny Day pad, but I did use one piece of paper from the Corrine pad.  I mostly worked with sketches that I have used on other cards.  I am creating gift bags with sets of 4 cards in them and a coordinating Mother's Day card and tag. 

I used "A Country Welcome" wooden stamp to create the "Thanks a Bunch" text on this first card. The card is an A2 Card.  The layering paper is cut so that it measure 5.25" across and 4" down.  The Sunny Day  paper  was cut to measure 1.75" x 1.5", 3" x 1.75", 1.75" x 2", an d 3" x 1.75.  The flower accents are Sunny Day die-cut accents.  The window box is attached to the card with foam tape.

I used a Martha Stewart border punch to cut the edge of the top Sunny Day paper on this card.  Aren't the flowers on this paper gorgeous!

You've seen me use this sketch lately on other Get Well Cards.  I love the simple look of it and it's an easy card to create.  I paper punched the flowers, put them on a foam mat, and pressed a stylus in the middle of each of them to make them pop up.  These are the flowers that I call 'Flowers a la Susan' since my friend Susan DeMuth from Shapes, ETC. taught me this technique.  I added tiny pearls to the center of each flower.

The sketch for this Happy Birthday card is another one that I turn to again and again.  The cupcakes were cut with a Martha Stewart paper punch.  The white paper they are mounted on is a 1.25" square and the red square measures 1.5".  I added a rhinestone "cherry" to each cupcake after I studied the photograph of this card.  The cherries added a little bling to the card. 

I thought a quilted card would be a nice addition to this collection.  Each square on the quilt is one inch.  The quote about mothers is stamped with a stamp from PaperTrey Ink's Quilter's Sampler clear stamp set. 
The "Happy Mother's Day" text was created with a wooden stamp from the Lockhart Stamp Company.
Now I just need to create a bag and gift tag for this set.

Hope you are planning to do something fun on this dreary day.  Stop by tomorrow to see the fun card I created for the current Impression Obsession challenge.

Have a great night!


Shirley said...

They are all lovely! I couldn't pick a favorite! How funny about you being a machine!! I can't even imagine by now.

Carol Hartery said...

Thanks Shirley!
Can't wait to share my favorite Impression Obsession stamp with you.

Shannon White said...

I'm with Shirley on this one, lol They are all darling! I wouldn't be able to pick either. 8-)

Jenny Gropp said...

Fantastic cards!!!

Rosie said...

Here from the SEI link party! The Get Wel card is my favorite, love the punched flowers!