Monthly Archives: June 2008

“Elegant Bride and Groom” Greeting Card

I found this cute couple in the bridal crafting section at Wal-mart.  They are dimensional stickers that come in a pack of 12.  The accent colors on the stickers match perfectly with The Angel Company’s Amberley Grace 12×12 Cardstock Collection.  The small touch of glitter really makes them pop. 

I adhered the bride and groom to a 2-1/4 x 2-1/2 inch piece of cream cardstock from the Amberley Grace cardstock.  I distressed the edges and mounted them to a 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 inch piece of tan cardstock.  The card base is again the cream cardstock measuring 4-1/4 x 11 inches, folded in half.  The Amberley Grace tan ribbon measures about 12 inches and is tied around the card front in a square knot.  I adhered the decorative cardstock (5-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) next, then attached the bride and groom panel with Pop Dots.

It is a easy card to make and turns out so elegant.  It would make a lovely wedding or anniversary card.

  • Cardstock:  Amberley Grace 12×12 Cardstock Collection, Amberley Grace cardstock
  • Accessories:  Amberley Grace Ribbon, Pop Dots, Stickers from Wal-mart

All supplies (except stickers) are from The Angel Company.

Scraps Bookmarks

I made these cute little book marks today using jumbo (3-1/2 inches long) paper clips.  I purchased the clips from Wal-mart in the office supply section.  This is a very easy project.  I used various punches.

I punched my shape once in light weight chipboard and twice in decorative cardstock.  I used glue stick to adhere one decorative cardstock to the chipboard.  Then I attached my embellishments (paper flowers and pastel princess brads) to the other piece of cardstock before adhering it to the chipboard.  I used rubber cement to attach the two sides together with the paperclip in between.  Rubber cement now comes acid free, which I love for this type of project because of its quick “tackiness” and fast drying.  Other glues didn’t hold well around the paper clip or I had to hold the piece for forever waiting for the glue to set. 

Once the rubber cement set I tied one or two pieces of ribbon around the clip for once last decorative touch.  🙂

All supplies (except paper clips) from The Angel Company.

Thrilling Thursday!– And the Winner Is…

The correct answer to Tuesday’s contest question, “Who is the Founder and CEO of The Angel Company?” is Mischelle Smith.  The fourth person to answer that question correctly was…

BUNNY B

Congrats Bunny B.  If you could please email me your mailing information and I will send out your lovely prize. 

Thanks to all who participated!!!

The Angel Company’s New Catalog!!!!

The Angel Company‘s Fall/Winter 2008 Inspiration Book & Catalogue is now available! I am so excited!!!  I’ve been perusing it for the last couple of days and making my wish list.   It is packed full of incredible samples and ideas. You will be inspired by the exceptional artwork and products in this catalogue!

To purchase products from this catalogue and The Angel Company™, contact me today… kandy@kandyskeepsakes.com

You may also purchase your copy of the Inspiration Book & Catalogue for $4.95 (plus $4.95 shipping & handling, if you’d like me to mail it to you). I accept Pay-pal, cash and money order.

Announcing… “Thrilling Thursday!”

I had such a great time at the craft show Saturday.  I met all kinds of neat people.  It was so fun meeting other rubber stampers, scrapbookers and beaders. 🙂  The free “give away” for mentioning my website at the craft show went so well I would like to hold a weekly giveaway contest on this site.  So starting today (until further notice) every Tuesday I will feature some sort of chance to win a featured item on my website.  I will announce the winner 2 days later on the following Thursday… Thrilling Thursday

So to start off this fun activity I will give this lovely card, an envelope and a new unmounted stamp featured in this design to the fourth person who emails to me the answer to the following question…

Who is the founder and CEO of The Angel Company?

You may ask, “Why am I choosing the fourth person?”  Because 4 is my lucky number. 🙂  I will post the winner this Thursday.

  • Stamps: Gift With Purchase Stamp
  • Cardstock:  Mimi 12×12 Cardstock Collection, Mimi Cardstock
  • Ink:  Burnt Umber Palette Ink
  • Accessories:  Silver Eyelets, Pop Dots

All stamping supplies from The Angel Company.

“Grandma’s Garden” Notebook

I love this finished notebook.  I got this plain kraft brown and red cloth notebook from our local discount store.  All it said on the front cover was “notes”.  I liked that it included a pen and had an elastic closure, but other than that, it was very boring.  So I had to dress it up and strawberries have been on my mind lately. 

Indiana is winding up its strawberry season.  So my family has had them at practically every meal…  on waffles in the morning, in smoothies at lunch time and strawberry shortcake for dessert.  First of all, I love strawberries.  They are my favorite fruit.  I have the fondest childhood memories of picking and eating them from my great aunt, Audrey’s wild strawberry patch.  I still haven’t been able to find berries that taste as good as hers did.  I’ll just have to keep looking. 🙂  Secondly, this stamp is from the retired Stampin’ Up! set Nature’s Sketchbook.  It is one of my all time favorite sets.   So the read cloth on this notebook reminded me of red strawberries.  I colored the berries with colored pencils, distressed the edges and mounted it to black cardstock.  Then I adhered it all to the plain, store bought notebook.  Hence, that is how this notebook came into creation. 

It will be at the Walmart craft show this Saturday in Brownsburg, IN if you’d like to see it.  Remember… if you mention my website you’ll receive a free gift.