Tuesday, May 19, 2015

essentials by ellen: may mix it up challenge

I know that its graduation season when folks start asking me for congrats cards.  Here’s one of them.

This card is being entered into the Essentials by Ellen Mix it Up Challenge, where we paired up EBE products with Avery Elle, a stamp line that I really dig.  I had the opportunity to be on the AEIU Challenge team a little while ago and I must say, not only is Jamie a sweetheart, but her products are made with great detail and heart.  I was so happy to play along with this challenge.

My congrats card was made for a proud mother to give to her son on his graduation day.  She ordered a “money lei” from my Etsy shop and requested everything be in her son’s school colors: blue, silver, and black.

The money lei, inspired by Hawaiian flower leis, was made out of 100 one-dollar bills…some floral wire, ribbon, and a whole bunch of Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher staples.  I LOVE that thing!

Congrats to all the graduates out there! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Avery Elle Fabulous Florals
Dies: Essential by Ellen -  Home and Hearth, Zipper Panel
Inks: Mama Elephant (ocean); Memento (tuxedo black); Wink of Stella glitter brush (silver)
Other: black glitter paper

Friday, May 1, 2015

runway inspired challenge #82

I'm playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge.  Here's my card...

...and here's our inspiration.  So pretty and sparkly.

I was inspired by the bold black and gold combination as well as the blue background.

This card was made for a friend of mine to give to her sister, who is leaving NYC to move to California.  Making it kind of made me sad, but I hope the card can bring them both a bit of joy.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Avery Elle (Fabulous Florals); Simon Says Stamp (You)
Dies: Avery Elle (Simply Said: You); WPlus9 (Spring Wreath)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black); gold gel pen
Other: gold sequins, glitter paper