Card Recognition

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Super Sunday




Welcome to another 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday, this week's sketch inspired me to make a Christmas card (something I do not feel inspired to do often).  Part of the inspiration was all those amazing cards over at the Cards that Care blog hop.  Does anyone else have a blog hop hangover?  I tried, I really tried, but between the Young Crafters Unite, the Cards that Care and the Handmade Holidays Hop I ran out of steam.  But back to today's projects...   The first take on the sketch uses more traditional Christmas cards, so I'll send it to Jennifer for her Cards that Care drive and ABC Toys and Craft Christmas card challenge.  The second take on the sketch was my attempt at this week's Play Date Cafe colors, it's the Tim Holtz Distress ink worn lipstick, which should've looked a bit more pink, but looks pretty red in this photo.  I tried ladies.  

I went to a 40th birthday party last night for a friend and about half an hour before we were set to go I realized that I didn't have the right card, so based on the success on this wine label for Karen's birthday, I quickly made up another one.    Being a birthday boy, it works well for the Young Crafters Unite "create a masculine project" and the Wee Memories "Handmade Gifts, tags and Wrap", I think wine tags are going to be my go to birthday project from here on out.  And to think these have been inspired by the PTI wine label die, which is still on back order!  Perhaps I don't need the die after all?

 

 

Next up is an oldie but a goodie...  The talented Amy is celebrated her 4th blog birthday and wants everyone to link up to her Flashback Friday challenge of post your first banner.  I don't think I've ever made an actual banner, but this background banner was on this birthday card from May 2010.  And the card was so lonely without a single comment, that Ms. Amy left some love this morning, ah...  what a fabulous friend.



Materials: Peace/Love/Joy One Layer: PTI Mehndi Medallion, PTI Thing Big Favorites #9, Tim Holtz distress ink shabby shutters, Brillance Rocket Red ink, Versafine black ink  Fiskars corner rounder punch

Peace/Love/Joy: PTI Mehndi Medallion, PTI Thing Big Favorites #9, Tim Holtz distress ink shabby shutters and worn lipstick, Versafine black ink  Fiskars corner rounder punch, grey embroidery floss

Wine tag: Skipping Stones Grunge background, PTI Big Birthday Wishes, PTI By the Numbers die, PTI Mat Stack 1 dies, spellbinders circle scallop die, Fiskars corner rounder punch,  PTI kraft card stock, Core'dinations card stock, Smooch Navy Twinkle, Stampendous clear embossing power, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered twigs

Owl card: Hero Arts digital owl, ribbon, colored pencils, ribbon and paper from my stash

21 comments:

Sylvia said...

That is such a fun owl, Erin and the banner just right for the card. I can't believe there were no comments on this card because I think that owl is fabulous. Thanks for joining in the fun at Flashback Friday 17.0.

~amy~ said...

Good grief girl..this is chock full of fun...your holiday cards are great..love that they are postal friendly. That is something that I have a tough time with. Wonderful dude giftie for a 40 year old..I'm sure he loved it. Yahoooo for owls...I haven't inked up my HA owl in forever...thanks for the inspiration..the banner is thee perfect touch!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, wow, wow, my friend--you've been so busy!! Yes, I'd say you don't need that wine label die after all--look at what you can do with what you already have!!! Great banner flashback--that owl is adorable. And blog hop hangover?? That's the word for it!! Plus an aching wrist. I've been doing so much clicking, I had to recruit my son to help me do all the click/scroll work to save my wrist any further damage. (He was happy to do it--he's so in love with anything related to computers, even if it is Mommy's blog hop!!)

Vanda Symon said...

Love the big stamp on your Christmas cards - they're gorgeous. Mr Nine-year-old had a big Christmas card making session in the weekend - he's more organised than I am!!!

Karen B. said...

Perfect holiday cards for mailing Erin. The colors are lovely for the season, a nice change. And I'd say skip the die from PTI, you make fabulous labels yourself!

jen said...

BUSY, BUSY girl!!! Love the holiday cards- for sure use your $$ on something other than the label die! Love the banners peaking around the owl!! Lots o' fun here!!

Lisa said...

These are all SUPER! Love the pretty medalions and the sweet colorful feathers on your owl!!

Jenny said...

great projects, love them all :) :) :)

Janetcraft said...

Wow, I have been seeing your name....so I take the chance to visit. Wow, love your blogs...esp the tags done..So super cute..PTI dies are really professionals!

Denise said...

I love the simple elegance of the cards you created with the Cafe's colors this week. Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Cathy Fong said...

wow!great creations! love ur holiday card as well as the label for the wine!! thanks for joining us at wee memories :)

Angie Blom said...

these are all amazing.. you have been busy.. Thanks for playing with wee memories:)

Ruby said...

I love your clean and simple approach to our PDCC challenge colours, such pretty cards, all of your projects are lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

So many, beautiful creations, Erin! LOVE those medallions on our take! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Amy said...

I just whipped up a Medallion card today using that stamp......the first time I've used it! Beautiful work! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!

Laurie said...

Ok this tag is seriously cute! I love this for a birthday party! See we don't need that die right? :)

Lisa Petrella said...

FANTASTIC projects, Erin! I especially LOVE that wine bottle tag!!!! SOOOO PERFECT for a 40th birthday gift!!!

Rose said...

girl yo need to get inspired more often as those Christmas cards are FANTASTIC!!! going to call you the CAS QUEEN :)

awesome tag for the wine and super cute owl card :)

Manoli Navarro said...

Preciosa!!!
Has trabajado mucho esta semana eh??

Me gusta mucho el embalaje para la botella de vino.

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE LOVE how stunning your card is, the stamping is amazing!!!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely Holiday card!! Thank you so much for playing along with this months Christmas Challenge over at ABC DT Challenge!!