Friday, March 23, 2012

Three cards, three ways, one day!


Yesterday I sat down and got to work on three cards that I needed. I pulled out an older slab of "My Mind's Eye" paper and got started. I needed to make a card for a 3 year old, a 12 year old and a brand-new baby!

For card #1, I kept it simple since it was for the 3 year old (pictured to the right). I knew that I would be using "Just the Ticket" from PTI because the invitation that my son got for the 12 year old's party, was in the shape of a ticket. Of course you all know how much I love to follow a theme. So...I decided to use the same supplies on all three cards. I'm a little bit obsessed with the ticket stamp set lately anyway, if you haven't noticed. I also paired it with the PTI star set as well.

When I first bought "Just the Ticket" I couldn't figure out why I didn't like what I was making and how things were turning out until I realized that I was trying to stamp it all onto white paper. If you look at any kind of ticket like this, they are all printed onto colored paper; usually pink, blue or brown. Since I have been doing it like this, I have really liked the results. The finishing touch is a die-cut ric-rac border and a bit of baker's twine.



Card #2 is very similar to card #1 so I won't go into much detail. In fact, it is very similar to the St. Patrick's day card I made a few posts down.

I did stamp a few black stars at the bottom and then added a bit of glossy crackle accent glue to each of the three circles.









Card #3 is just a tiny little card. I needed something simple and quick to tuck into a baby gift. I was kindof "done" making cards at this point, especially since I was trying to do it off the kitchen table which meant making it in my bedroom so I had stuff strewn all over my bed. All I really wanted to do was go to bed, which wasn't an option at that point.
Again, pretty straightforward, but it is kind of fun to see how easy it is to change the look and still use the same stamp set. Of course, this particular card uses all of the same elements as the others, but they really do make it feel different. I still have some other projects that I have made but haven't share yet, so stay tuned. Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. I hope you are all enjoying the arrival of spring. I know I am.

9 comments:

harrahx2 said...

I love all three and I particularly love that little baby card. Very cute! So glad to see you back and stamping. I ALWAYS smile when your blog pops up! Thanks.

Tami McBeain said...

Thanks for sharing how versatile our stamps can be! I always adore your cards and all their little details! Excited that you're posting again too!

Kathy Martin said...

Extreme cuteness! :)

Bernadette Bliss said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing with us.

Cindy Otto said...

I'm so glad you are back to blogging. I love your work and knew you were busy with little ones. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Guse said...

Kelly I wish you would post more often, your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!

Cynthia said...

Hi Kelly! So fun to see you posting and creating again. Your Valentine creations are to die for..literally!! And who can get enough of your gorgeous banners! Just love these cards too....I have the same slab of MME and it's so fun to see you make "FAB" creations with them!!!!! Thanks for making my day!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love all three of them! Fabulous paper choices! The older MME is some of my fave!!!

Heidi said...

Kelly I love these birthday cards, I hope you do not mind I pinned then onto my pinterest for future reference. Heidi