Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mama Lovebug & Dawn Mercedes Welcome Spring and the Change of Seasons

Welcome Spring and the Change of Seasons plus perhaps a Change of Circumstance.

Mama Lovebug here today with a gift idea for a retirement.  This can be quite a dramatic change in one's season of daily routine.  Do you know someone who is retiring?  Have you been thinking of making a special card for that person?  I had occasion to create just such a card using a vintage freebie digi stamp - a corset.  I thought this would go along with a computer-generated sentiment - Corset's Your Retirement (hey you could use it for a birthday too - Corset's Your Birthday) - get the idea??

Here is my Double-Sided Stand- Up Corset You're Retiring Card:
The Top
 The Bottom

The Whole Corset
*Vintage freebie image - printed twice in two horizontal directions, fussy cut, adhered to another fussy cut layer (making a total of four fussy cuttings)
*Crop-o-dile punching down the center and decorative glittery brads
*Stickles for top and bottom and Stardust Clear gel pen
*Computer-generated sentiment
*Trim for bottom and three bows made from our LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon at the LBC Store
*Double-sided tape for the top to adhere to the other side of the card

I had a lot of fun making this one and I hope you're inspired to try your hand at making one too.........cyberhugs...........Mama LoveBug

Now on to Dawn Mercedes' Project!
A quick card b/c I have been on the verge of flu...trying to keep it at bay!
Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations can add texture and interest to your projects in a snap!

Chose a few sheets of funky papers and layer on top of your card base.

Paper: Jellybean Soup
Brads: Spareparts
I cut out the letters and added Sakura 3D Crystal Laquer to add some dimension and shine.
Lovebug Creative Rumple Ribbon: Sunflower



Pamela Lash said...

Dawn this is a beautiful card and so colorful with the darling owls and LBC Rumple Ribbon - love it........cyberhugs.........Mama LoveBug

Lovebug Creations said...

Such a funny card, Mom!!! I love it...Of corsets great ;)


Boni said...

These are totally awesome

Stephanie Eaken said...

I love both of these cards! Mama, love the cute sentiment!!!

Dawn Carlyle said...

How fun and creative!!!

Ellen Jarvis said...

YOWZERS, I love how you trimmed out that corset, MamaBug, especially the bottom ruffle. It's so pretty, and the corset-card is unique and fun.

Dawn, ugh, I hear you about trying to keep the flu at bay. I hope you're successful at that!! Your card is bright and cheery ... I too love Jillybean Soup papers (do you get the Card Kitchen kit?) and find they're quick to use to make a stunning card. Yours is CUTE!!!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Tanya said...

WOW!! Love the corset card!! Great job mama!! LOVE the bday owl card!! Great job ladies!!


Zeni said...

Wow Mom! I love that card and how clever to use the ribbon the way you did! and Dawn, beautiful card! Love the bright colors!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I like the way you created the vintage look!