Thursday, July 12, 2012

Monogram Cards and More

Hello Blogaritas! 

(For my Spiral Tissue Tutorial click here.)

Up first is gift set using Fancy Alphabet, Heartfelt Greetings, and Delicate Doilies II!

Here are the cards stacked out. I kept this set fairly simple so it will fit nicely in the packaging as well as make it easy to fit inside a standard A2 Envelope.
Two sentiments were used from the Heartfelt Greeting set to give the recipient a variety! The Monogram initial is from Fancy Alphabet which some of my teammates gave you sneaks of yesterday.   The initial was stamped and a 1 inch scallop circle punch was used to pop it in the middle of the beautiful doily from Delicate Doily II which has been embossed with white embossing powder. The white border at the top also comes in the Delicate Doily II set and has been embossed as well. I love how the White pops off the teal card stock. 

Here is a picture of the packaging! A band was created to coordinate the note set. 

Up next is a soft and sweet card displaying Delicate Doilies II, and Heartfelt Greetings! The oval frame is from the wonderful set Paris. 
I started with a cream card base and added a Kraft panel stamping the various doilies in a soft Angel Pink and Sky Blue All that is left is to embellish a bit with a banner, buttons, pearls, paper roses, and a seam binding bow. 
The next card features colors I don't normally gravitate to. From time to time I like to challenge myself to work with colors in my supply stash that often get overlooked. 
I started with a coral card base inspired by the die-cut.  Lemonade yellow craft paint was added to the card base. A piece of white card stock was stamped using images from Delicate Doily II to create my own background paper! 

A length of white crochet trim was added to the top portion of my card front. Next I wrapped a length of seam binding vertically around the right portion of the card front tying off in a fussy seam binding bow adding a button, twine and a sentiment tag (Little Phrases) for an embellishing touch. 
A final embellished touch consisted of a butterfly chipboard that has been painted Lemonade yellow and then sanded finally adding some coarse glitter. 

Here is my final project for today. It uses various colors of pink and kraft which make my heart go pitter patter. 

I started with a lunch bag kraft card base which has had a touch of paint added to it.  Next I took my patterned papers and pieced together to adhere to the card base adding some delicate eyelet trim. A length of hand dyed pink seam binding ribbon was added to left portion of the card tied in a fussy bow. Various Spellbinder die cuts were added to serve as a focal panel displaying Delicate Doilies II and a sentiment greeting from Heartfelt Greetings. The Eiffel Tower (Paris) was stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia adding tea stain to the edges to complete the look. Final embellishing touches include pearls, paper flowers and a hand made rolled tissue flower

Hope you have an inky day!
~Tammy~

41 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards Tammy,you have been busy... lovely designs,and colours.xxx

Sonia said...

Wonderful cards! I especially like the coordinating cards.`Such a nice gift to give or receive- I love things like this!

Paulette Manion said...

Beautiful artwork & ideas! I have the same coral paper dilemma and am now inspired to make my own Doily designer paper to coordinate with it. Also nice to see the addition of a doily border in the new set.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful work Tammy, like the details you put into each of them! So pretty!

Sasha said...

So many beauties, Tammy. I love the pretty doily on your alpha gift set. Your other cards are all beautifully stamped, coloured and embellished...every one gorgeous! x

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards....specially love the pink! Wonderful new stamps!

onecraftymama said...

My goodness, what a lot of gorgeous cards! I love the teal & peach combo of the first set - and wow! The white embossing is absolutely stunning on teal. Love the monograms!
I also love how the doilies look stamped on kraft - such a gentle elegant detail.
The birdhouse die cut I have seriously flipped past in my d.c. stash twice this week. That's it. I'm hauling it out. Wish me luck! And, pink & Paris together? Oooh-la-la ;) Love the stripes & that awesome tissue flower.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww! These are all GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the designs!! Absolutely inspiring!!!

sandi said...

Wow! These are fabulous! Love them all!!!!!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my what beautiful cards!!! so wonderful!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I love that first set you created, such fab colors!

Lin said...

Wow, you were inspired with these new stamps! Lots of wonderful ideas here - thank you!

Martha H. said...

Tammy, these are all beautiful cards, you did such an amazing job, as always!! You ladies ROCK!

Irit Shalom said...

What a lovely projects!

Basslady said...

my goodness! this is so fantastic and gorgeous!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Carol Lucas said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the monogrammed note cards and the Paris card. So pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! I especially love that first card set. The white against that aqua is stunning! So elegant and fresh. Great work!

Bernie said...

WOW Tammy Eye Candy Overload! I love Teal, Coral and Pink and you've done them all proud. Each one is superb.
Hugs
Bernie

Jennifer said...

Love these all! Your monogram set is lovely, awesome that you used all 3 sets. Loving the doily set =)

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow my eyes kept roaming all over, got excited seeing all your beautiful cards.... wow what great varities! love all the different designs and details on them..... great assortments Tammy!

Lisa S. said...

So many pretty cards to look at! Each one is unique and has its own flair. TFS Tammy!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful cards. I have to say the last one is my favorite.

Lisa said...

Wow, you've been busy, Tammy!! All of the cards are just fabulous!! The Especially For You card is my fav...the colors and design are GORGEOUS!! Awesome as always my friend!! :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous creations dearie!!

Ellen said...

Wow Tammy these are beautiful!

Stella said...

Your alphabet carrd with the doily background; the natural card with the banner...my oh my they are my favorites. To be honest; I love them all. You did a fab job; you have been busy!
XX

Sherrie K. said...

WOWZERS, these are all beautiful cards Tammy!!! I especially love the last one with the Eiffel Tower:) Outstanding job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Wow Tammy how pretty are these cards , I love the especially for you card its gorgeous Hugs Elaine

Joanna M. said...

Beautiful Tammy! They all look so beautiful together! Wow! You are such an inspiration and so talented! Hugs, Joanna

UnikeByYes said...

Oh Tammy! You always hve beautiful projects to share, thank you!!!! They are all so lovely!
Have a wonderful day

Annette said...

wow wee these are all amazing..

Mary said...

Oh my! those teal cards are magnificent - the lucky recipient will be a friend for life!! You have done a splendid job of show casing the fab new stamps from IBS in your samples.

Mary Mac

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I just love your set, how beautiful! Actually all of these are stunning! I am loving these stamps!

tina said...

Gorgeous work. Love the colors.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

valou250809 said...

I discover your blog in l 'instant. What splendid stamps! j 'aime the delicacy of touts details. Bravo! I attract my chance, I am going to see the blogs of DT of this not.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wonderful projects, Tammy!

Barb said...

every single one is gorgeous!!! lovely, lovely designs :)

Julie E said...

Wow, you have been busy! I saw the gift set and thought that was enough work and then kept scrolling and scrolling - all good of course!!!

Theresa said...

What beautiful cards! All of them are just gorgeous. I really like the Eiffel Tower. All of your cards have such amazing detail. Beautifully done.

jen said...

You've been BUSY!!M these are all great- m fave is the monogram set!!

Sue Lelli said...

So MANY Beautiful cards, Tammy! I especially love the white embossed doily gift set you made! All FABULOUS!