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« on: August 08, 2006 06:44:34 PM »

Here are some pics of several cards I have made with paper from those great sample books you get from the paper companies or print shops.

This is for a baby boy's birth.  I make everything from scratch...starting with green and white paper.  I made my own wire word, too.


This was my first one.  I stamped the baby feet image on cardstock, cut out the image with an exacto knife, then used it as a stencil to emboss the peachy-pink paper.  I used sewing thread to make a little diamond pattern on the background paper.



This one was for my In-laws who just got back from their first cruise.  If I had seen the pictures of their trip first, I would have switched the colors of the sky and water!  The water was marvelously blue and the sky was greyish in their photos.  I simply cut out the pieces and layered them all on top of each other accordingly.  I saw a picture of the little illustrated ship in a book I had and was inspired to try to recreate it with paper.


Same with this one for my FIL's birthday.  I don't like the way the supports under the roller coaster look...they should be coming up from the bottom...not the side.  I also rushed my lettering on the front.  Oh well, he liked it!  The inside said, 'It's all downhill from here!'.


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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2006 06:56:15 PM »

Those are great! I love the first two. Impressive that you made them all by scratch. And the wire-wording! I...don't  have enough patience for that, haha.
I also really like the message on the last card - witty!
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006 12:20:31 PM »

I love the wire work. Freehand or done on a form?
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006 01:02:46 PM »

Freehand.  I have made some of my friend's kid's names for their scrapbooks.   Ooooo...which reminds me...sounds like a great item to add to my Angel swap gift!!!  Thanks!  I'll bet the recipient will love one, too!!!!  Bonus!

Thanks for the compliments, guys!

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006 06:30:12 PM »

Lovely Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006 08:07:19 PM »

WOW, those are all cute!  I think the baby one is my favourite, though.  Too cute. 

Dumb question, as I am just starting...may I ask what kind(s) of glues/affixatives you used?  Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006 10:47:51 AM »

If I pretend it's my birthday, will you make me a card too?

Those are GORGEOUS?!
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2006 06:19:32 AM »

very cute and very professional looking! Grin
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