Thursday, January 3, 2013

Brother and Sister Bonding Time

My little brother Steven came to visit us just after Thanksgiving and stayed until yesterday. He has always been excited about my cards and fascinated with my craft room when he's seen it. He decided he wanted to try his hand at making homemade cards for his girlfriend. The first two cards we made were a Christmas card for his girlfriend Cindee, and a birthday card for her daughter Lauren. Unfortunately, I did not get pictures of those cards before he left to go see her. The second set of cards we made, I did get pictures of and I wanted to share them with you now. We had a blast creating these cards together and although I helped him with some of the designs and more difficult things, he did the majority of the work on these cards himself.


 This first card was created using a beautiful pre-embossed card stock. I love the satin look of the trim around the edges. The Valentine stamp by Paper Inspirations was stamped and embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. Then layered on red glitter card stock and then black glitter card stock. For an added little touch, he put a little red crystal heart over the "i". The forever sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and a black heart was placed next to it. The string of bling along the side was originally black and clear crystals, but I colored the clear ones red using a Copic marker. I think this is one of the prettiest Valentine's Day cards I've ever seen. I didn't get a picture of the inside because he had already personalized it, but it was equally decked out, as was the envelope. He really got into the glitter...lol.


This second card was created for her birthday, which happens to be the day after Valentine's Day...yikers! The focal image was cut on my Silhouette Cameo with a cut file purchased from their online store. This was glued onto pretty green glitter card stock, and then I trimmed around image. He then placed it on black and white polka dot card stock, green glitter card stock again, and then black card stock. The sentiment is a rub-on from Stampin' Up!. Again, the inside was stamped and glittered up, as well as the envelope. I can't wait until she receives these. I know she will love them.

6 comments:

  1. What a great thing to do with your brother. He did a great job! I think the white one is my favorite. Beautiful cards!

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  2. Your cards are breathtaking, and I am so impressed you did these with your brother! What an awesome relationship you have. Cherish that!

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  3. Wow!! Both cards are gorgeous!! I am now off to look up the Valentine sentiments... they are now a MUST HAVE!
    Hugz
    Sheree

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  4. Hi Susan! Thanks for leaving me a message about where the Valentine stamp is from! Much appreciated!! Am going to head over there to check it out!
    I cant believe how talented your brother is at making cards! Runs your family!
    Hugs,
    Sheree

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  5. Hi Susan, All of your cards are absolutely beautiful. I must admit I really can't pick my favourite, although I do like the very first one with the little yellow (chicken) - I think and I also like your Valentine card. Keep your cards flowing and I will most definately be back to get my juices flowing when my mojo disappears. Thank you for sharing all your cards. Jen x

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  6. Both cards are gorgeous! I am so delighted that a brother and sister crafted together. Wow, that fella has some talent. Guess it runs in the family. The Valentine card is so gorgeous, with that unexpected sideways sentiment...but, that second card, is equally gorgeous! Love the colors, the cut-file is stunning, and the layers just make it all so fabulous! Kudos, to the brother/sister team! Lovely, stunning cards!

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