Here is a quick look back at some of my favorite cards that I made in the last year. If you’d like to see my “recipes” for individual cards, the heading for each is a link back to the original post on my blog. Here’s my countdown:
#10 – OWH Die Cuts Challenge
I made this for a sample card to be used for the Midweek Throwdown challenge in February, which was to use die cuts.
#9 – Clean and Simple – Newspaper Tulips
I made this card while taking the Online Card Classes “Clean and Simple” class. I love this Basic Grey paper and the Hero Arts stamp!
#8 – It’s a Party!
Fluffles (from Stampendous) on a cupcake with lots of stripes.
#7 – Creative Chemistry 101 Tags
I took another class at Online Classes featuring Tim Holtz called Creative Chemistry 101. I learned lots of techniques and played with a lot of Ranger products–distressing all the way!
#6 – The famous Origami Neckties
This cracks me up–I’ve made these for the last two years (since the tutorial on OWH Stars and Stamps showed me how) so our heroes have them to send home for Father’s Day. And all year round, these cards get hits on my blog! I team up with my son, who makes all of ties since he is an Origami expert. I make the shirts and then I put them together. They seem to be a hit in blogland, so I hope they are a hit with our heroes and their families.
#5 – Paper Piecing Hot Air Balloon
I made this card during the OWH Rebel with a Cause Virtual Cardmaking Party this past Spring. This particular challenge was for paper piecing, so I chose a Verve hot air balloon stamp. I created a background with an Inky Antics cloud template and stipple brush to make lots of clouds.
#4 – What’s the Word, Bird?
This was another popular card this year. Someone visits this card at least once a week! I really like this technique, which I learned from one of the OWH Tuesday Tutorials. It is a great way to use up scraps. I love the colors and texture from the embossing folder.
#3 – OWH Memorial Weekend Bloghop – Penguin Birthday
This was a fun card for a child’s birthday. I made it for my stop in the OWH Memorial Weekend Blog Hop. We each chose an OWH sketch to illustrate along the hop. I like the cheerful penguin and all of the polka dots.
#2 – ODBD June Challenge – Nonstandard Shaped Cards
This was a pretty unusual card for me. I used layers of die cuts made from one of my Spellbinders Nestabilties sets and then layered butterfly die cuts on top (the butterfly dies are from Memory Box). It’s unique shape made it pretty eye catching.
#1 – Crocus Anniversary Card
I made this card for an OWH Midweek Throwdown for which we were asked to make anniversary cards. I love purple and green together and the design, together with the image, made for a pretty elegant card.
That’s it! Happy 2013, everyone and thanks for stopping by.
January 1st, 2013 at 11:12 am
Love the neckties – how awesome that your son helps! – and that penguin card is pretty darn adorable, too! Happy New Year!
January 1st, 2013 at 11:53 am
#10 & #2 just knocked my socks off! But all of them are fantastic!
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January 1st, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Such great cards!! TFS
January 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm
Hi Yvonne, congrats on these gorgeous cards! You had a crafty year to be proud of! I think it’s so great that your son helps you with the origami ties; so sweet. I absolutely love your shaped card with the butterfly, and you’ve piqued my interest in that Tim Holtz class for sure! I can’t wait to see what you create in 2013! Happy New Year!
January 1st, 2013 at 1:35 pm
Beautiful cards! I’m inspired by your beautiful work, #9 really intrigues me.
Happy New Year!
January 1st, 2013 at 2:15 pm
WOW! These are all fantastic with different techniques and styles! I love the herringbone technique on #4, but the first card with the purple crocus is my favorite! Purple & Green is my favorite color combo 🙂
Happy New Year!
January 1st, 2013 at 3:37 pm
Happy New Year! Love your die cut cards. Gorgeous!
January 1st, 2013 at 4:30 pm
Love your top 10!
January 1st, 2013 at 4:59 pm
You have quite the eclectic collection of cards. Just gorgeous! Happy New Year!
January 1st, 2013 at 7:22 pm
Love your collection and those Memory Box dies are so fabulous! Visiting your blog last year gave me an incentive to try some. I have to say, though, that the cat and cupcake birthday card is my favorite!
January 1st, 2013 at 8:22 pm
the penguin birthday card is so adorable!!!
January 1st, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Great collection of cards! How wonderful that your son is involved and helping you with the necktie cards!
January 4th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Wowzers…they all are perfect! Way to go and keep it up! tfs!!!!