This first card is a birthday card. I used some metallic paper Bernadette had and also her punch (on the side) and some flowers and pearl gem stickers. Oh, and I used Cricut to cut out the word "Celebrate"! Yay!
This is a close-up of the flowers.
And of celebrate and the punch detail, unfortunately the lighting made it appear a little yellow. "Celebrate" is actually silver and the background of the punch is white. The color of the metallic background is best shown in the picture above. Very hot pink!
I cut out two hibiscus flowers, one in purple and one a little smaller in the same metallic paper as the background to create a layered look. I think it came out pretty nice.
This next one is another Mothers' Day card. I used Berdnadette's Sizzex embosser to make the piece in the center.
This close-up shows the embossing in better detail. I used the same purple as the background of the card for the embossed part, I stuck it to a piece of metallic paper that matches the punched strip down the side.
I'm a little out of order here, this is a birthday card. My brother-in-law, who I know won't read this so I'm positive I won't give it away, is a cowboy at heart, so this suits him rather well. I used the Cricut to cut out the hats.
And another Mothers' Day card. I used the Cricut to cut the flower in the center. I didn't take a picture of any of the insides, but they are either stamped or cut with "Happy Mothers' Day."
And another Mothers' Day card. This one is similar to the embossed one, I used the same purple that is on the side and stuck a Cricut cut to that. The cut is the same paper as the background.
I had a great time and I absolutely love doing this! I love all the new ideas I've gotten and I really want to buy some more products. I think my creativity is slightly limited because all I have is stamps, a few punches, and some colored paper. I love getting together with the girls and sharing their neat stuff. I wish I had more to offer! I'm thinking about starting small and getting a Sizzix like Bernadette, or a Cuttlebug, which is similar. The Cuttlebug can emboss and cut, so I'm thinking about getting that to at least have on hand for the little projects that I do. Fun!