Thursday, June 24, 2010

Super Simple Notecard

Hello again friends,  Can you believe it's almost Friday! yeah the weekend! I'm excited can you tell? Today's card is super simple. It's a A2 card  made using all Stampin'Up! ( no, I don't work for them, but I love their products) The base is Melon Mambo, the first layer is Black and the top layer is Whisper White.  I used the Vintage Labels stamp set to stamp the front in classic black ink. Then using a one inch circle punch for the pink Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper. I glued those to the center of each stamp and trimmed along the sides. At the last minute I decided not to stamp a greeting on the outside. ( you can see that the upper left corner is empty. That was to be the lower left corner. Have I confused you?) I wanted to  added some ribbon instead. So using my small horizontal punch, I punched a small slit along the top of the card.Could this be any easier? Hope you enjoyed it.
Until next time, Jana

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Goodbye Mini Monograms

Hello Friends,  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I know I am. DH left yesterday for a fishing trip and I have the place to myself. He'll be back for a cookout though, tomorrow at my SIL's house.

I read in the Cricut Chirp (news letter) that Provocraft is retiring the Mini Monograms cartridge. This cart was the first one I bought  after getting my Cricut machine. I still use it quite a bit. Here is a card I made today using this cart. I finished the inside also,

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Furever Friends

Hi Everyone, Today I'm the featured designer at   I'm super excited to show you the card I designed for Joy's "Lots of Pun" stamp set.
I used the Cricut "Create a Critter".  I had so many furry animal options with this cartridge . I live in deer country and we had a pair of orphan fawns living in our backyard last that is what I chose.

I also finished the inside of the card working the layers backwards from the front.
Please visit
to see all the details of this card. You can see Joy's complete stamp set "Lots of Pun" here
This set is a perfect companion to the "Create a critter" cartridge and sooo much more.
I can't wait to show you what else I've been working on using this set.

A big thanks to Joy for making me a part of her design team family.

Thanks for stopping by, Jana

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Father's Day Card Giveaway

Happy Hump Day Everyone, Today I have a small giveaway for my followers. I'm not posting this anywhere else. This is just for you. All you have to do is leave me a comment below so that I know your interested in winning this card. All followers who have left a comment have an equal chance. I will draw a name on Friday morning at 9:00 AM EST.. so that I can get this out to the winner asap.
I made this card as a tribute to my Dad who has passed on. I love these vintage stamps from clear art stamps. This set is called "Favorite Fellas".  I used SU real red card stock for the base. I inked the edges with SU Bravo Burgundy ink. The plaid and tan paper is from my stash. The images were also stamped in Bravo Burgundy. The tags were cut at 2.25 real size using my Cricut and the Joy of the Season cartridge. The eyelet is from Gina K., I sanded it a bit to give it a used look.  I really could have used a brass eyelet but I didn't have any.
Please excuse the pic quality, I wanted to get this up quickly. Good Luck to all, Jana

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Z Fold Card

Hello Everyone, I'm having blog problems so I hope this posts OK.I'm back today with a new card design. Well, I think it's been around but it's new to me. I found this on youtube.  I subscribe to many crafter's stations. I'm a visual learner so youtube is a Godsend for me. Here is a link to the video tutorial for this card. She's done a beautiful job.
As you can see my card is quite a bit different than her's. Still it's basically the same design.
My card  was cut at 4.25x11", scored from the left at 2.75 and 5.5".  I used SU black card stock for the base and Sahara sand for the first layer. I used Tea dye colored distress ink on the edges. I printed the sentiment on striped paper on my printer.

I'm posting three different views of this card so that you can see how it folds.Have a great week!