Homemade Skull Card 4

Homemade Skull Card – Day 4

Here we are on day four of the skull card showcase. Again, we will soon be highlighting more traditional cards soon, for those not interested in skulls! =)

My sisters card again features a guitar with the skull. This time she challenged herself to use a variety of colors. I think she did a nice job….if you like skulls, that is!

homemade skull card with guitar in greens blues and browns

In keeping with masculine feel, my sister opted for browns, greens and blues

The inspiration for this card was the “You Rock” paper from a DCWV paper stack. she added a guitar and skull, of course. She did 3D the guitar which isn’t obvious in this photo.

I believe all stamps were Inkadinkadoo.


Homemade Skull Card 3

Homemade Skull Card – Day 3

Today’s card showcases a new stamp! My sister has been making skull cardsrecently and has decided to branch out and combine the skull with a guitar. Her husband enjoys both.

You rock skull and guitar homemade card

you rock skull and guitar homemade card is definitely masculine

Much like the other skull cards, this one features a gelly roller glitter pen on the skull and guitar. My sister embossed “You Rock” with black embossing powder. This time the card is tones of black and grey.

She dressed up the inside just a bit.

I believe all stamps are Inkadinkadoo. It’s difficult for me to check as all my stamps are currently on visitation at her house (we just wrapped up a stamping retreat so she’s keeping them a while).

Homemade Skull Card 2

Homemade Skull Card – Day 2

Today we continue with our showcase of skull cards that my sister made.

homemade skull card in red and black

homemade skull card dressed up with red decorative paper

Here my sister branched out and created a colorful card using reds and blacks. She dressed it up nicely with brads, gromets and ribbon.

She dressed up the inside a bit. Take a look.

Skull stamp is Inkadinkadoo
Swirl stamp on outside is Stampin’ Up
Skull is dressed up with gelly roller gel pen
Swirl stamp on inside ???

Homemade Skull Cards 1

Homemade Skull Cards – Day 1

It’s a bit untraditional for me, but I’m highlighting some cards my sister made using skull stamps. She’s in a “phase” right now where all she is making is skulls. As I’ve mentioned in the past, her husband is fascinated by skulls. So, naturally, she has started taking an interest in them as well. So I will highlight skull cards over the next few days.

If you like skulls, you’ll be glad you stopped by. If not, just hang in there because I’ll have some very fun cards to showcase after we finish up with her skull cards.

tone on tone skull card

tone on tone skull card

This was the first card my sister created. She opted for tone on tone with blues and blacks. I love tone on tone so love the feel of the card. She was in a slight bind to try to figure out what greeting to put with the skull. She opted for: “Don’t worry, I’ll come back some day” which was originally a quote from Frosty the Snowman. She found it quite entertaining to put it on a skull card.

Skull stamp is from Inkadinkadoo
Word stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly
Swirl stamp is from Hero Arts
Ink on the skull is a gelly roller glitter pen

Wedding Card Class

Homemade Wedding Card Class

I taught a homemade wedding card class on Saturday at my local stamp store (Simple Pleasures) and it was a blast. I had six students and they each made four cards and two favor boxes. Many of the students were suprised at how easy the cards were to make…well, all except for the making of the bow ties! A special thank you to one of my students, a surgeon, who gave me a thank you gift. That was sooo thoughtful!

Here was my display board.

Display board of homemade wedding cards

One card many variations

I’ve showcased some of these cards here on my blog, but here was an actual class I taugh. The top left card is for a bridal shower. The bottom right is a card I make in sets of 20 as a gift to newly weds. And the favor boxes might be something you can make for a bridal shower or rehersal dinner. They would be really cute as bird seed holders…if you want to make that many!

Close-up of Homemade Wedding Favor Boxes

homemade wedding favor boxes in shape of tux and wedding dress

wedding favor boxes make adorable decorations or bird seed containers

These are ordinary 2x2x2 boxes dressed up to look like a tuxedo and a wedding dress. A great twist on a simple box. The dress box really was 2″ all around. The tux box is 4″ tall by 2″ wide.

All the cards were created using My Sentiments Exactly dress stamp W362 which is wood mounted. They sell the dress in a smaller size as part of an acrylic set. The tux shirt was just something I created which is available on a previous post – see link below.

Normally I create the wedding dress for these cards using embossing pad and bridal embossing powder. But for class we stamped the dress image on the back of sparkle white cardstock and cut out. And it worked great.

Here are my other variations of the bride and groom card including video and template:

I also used the dress stamp on some princess themed stuff. Check out my homemade princess creations.

UPDATE: I just found a card on splitcoaststampers.com that modified this basic design. Check it out! It’s gorgeous!

Masculine Birthday Double Slider Card

A Masculine and Feminine Double Slider Birthday Card

A while back my neighbor stopped by to do some stamping while her husband watched football. She and I collaberated on the following two double slider cards, also known as grocery bag slider cards. She selected the paper and I gave suggestions on how to lay them out.


Masculine and feminine double slider birthday cards

I must confess that I never would have selected these papers…but I love them! I think they are fun…and dare I say cute. Here are some close ups.

Handmade Masculine Birthday Card

Here is a close-up of the stamped boy birthday card. I say boy, but really I think it’s appropriate for a man, as well. My mom’s comment, “it’s too modern”. Maybe that’s what appeals to me about it.

 Masculine birthday double slider card

Homemade Feminine Birthday Card

Here is a close-up of the stamped girl card. Which again could be used for an adult. No extra comments from the peanut gallery on this card.

feminine birthday card in reds and brown