Theme Cards with Some Internet Help

I’ve been having some problems with  my blog, so I hope this post works.  I had 2 birthday cards to do earlier this month – one for a “Hello Kitty” theme, and one for an “Iron Man” theme.  As I couldn’t figure out an easy way to use punches for these characters, I went out to the internet and found images for both.  This is the result of my printed images with some paper crafting accents:

Iron ManThe color came out very poor for this card.  The card stock for the card are actually Basic Gray with a Real Red inset.  Google had a site for Iron Man images so I printed the size I wanted.  It is hard to see, but all the white spots that indicate light have rhinestones in place.  I added the “Happy Birthday” with the new Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set (P. 134) and then used the Bitty Banner Framelits (P. 191) to cut out the banner.  A single Basic Gray photo corner punch provided balance to the card.




Hello Kitty 1I love this Hello Kitty image.  I found it on a link for Hello Kitty wallpaper.  I mounted it on Pumpkin Pie and Real Red card stock.  A red glimmer brad embellishes the center of Kitty’s bow, and yellow rhinestones were added to the center of the white daisies.  Note the Tangerine Tango ball fringe added to the bottom of the card.


The image to the left shows the inside of the card which uses the new Floral Framelits Dies (P. 191) in Pumpkin Pie and Whisper white.  I cut out one of the white daisies, added another yellow rhinestone in the center and adhered the daisy with a glue dot.   The envelope shown on the right carries the Hello Kitty theme through.  I added a strip of the wallpaper image and more Tangerine ball fringe – but the ball fringe ended up a bit crooked.  IMG_1907Hello Kitty envelope                                      








I have taken photos of 2 of the “Mostly Male” cards we will be making at the August 3rd and 4th Stamp Camp.  I also have made 2 of the petite purses we will be making at the Open House on July 13th and 14th.  I went to take pictures of the petite purses and ended up not closing my walker seat after I took out the camera – AND – I sat down inside the basket under the walker seat.  I was sitting too low to pull myself up so I ended up calling son Russ in Romeoville and sobbing “I need you now!”  He and baby Isaac made it over here in 11 minutes.  While Isaac sat on the craft room floor playing with a piece of Lucky Limeade card stock, Russ placed my gait belt around me and gently helped me stand.  Needless to say, the pictures of the purses were not been taken.  My goal for tomorrow is to post the petite purses, with the “Mostly Male” posts to follow.  Hope you can stop by for the Open House!

Blessings to you, Rosemary