Wednesday, December 30, 2009

CDS Sneak Peeks - Day 3 - Smiles and Tears

Bwahahaha! Isn't he adorable??? This is the Mini Monster stamp that is being released on Friday, paired with the You Make Me Smile stamp from last month's release. Remember most single stamps are only a dollar or two! It's a great way to expand your collection without breaking the bank. My mini monster is paper pieced with some Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper to match the rest of the card.

From smiles we go to tears with the new Pet Sympathy set.


I kept both of my cards very understated and muted in tone, using ivory naturals cardstock, twill and papers from the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird line. The little pawprint is stamped on mulberry paper and cut out. Hmmm.... I used my mulberry paper a lot this month! Good for me!!

My second card shows the versatility of the sentiments included in the set. While this would be a wonderful pet sympathy card, I think it would also be appropriate for a husband or wife who had lost their spouse of many years.

I honestly wasn't sure how often I would have use for this set, but within days of requesting it some friends' dog died and they were devastated. Next year, I think I'll make a set of cards for my dog's groomer for Christmas. I'm sure it is a gift she would appreciate.

There's lots more to see today! Be sure to stop by the other designer's blogs!!


Smile!
All CDS Stamps Used: Mini Monster, You Make Me Smile
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Cosmo Cricket DP (Early Bird), White, Blue
Markers: Copic R20, E31, YG03. 0, Y17
Tools: Scalloped Square Punches, Staples, Threading Water punch, dimensionals

Losing a Pet
CDS STAMPS USED: Pet Sympathy
CS/PAPERS: Naturals Ivory, Cosmo Cricket DP, Red, Cream Mulberry
INK: Real Red, Memento Black
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Sewing Machine, Twill Ribbon, Labels5 dies, Sponge

Many Steps
CDS STAMPS USED: Pet Sympathy
CS/PAPERS: Naturals Ivory, K&CO DP
INK: Memento Black
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Button, Sewing Machine

7 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh your monster is too cute! Very soothing sympathy cards...

Shawne said...

I'm smiling, your cards are great!!!

stitchinfiend said...

Love the Mini Monster. What a neat idea pet sympathy cards. I lost my furbaby coming up 2yrs in 10 days time. I received a lovely sympathy card from our vet.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Awesome cards.
:-)

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Tricia, what wonderful cards! Love the layout on card two. Love the polka dotted monster - too cute! Great sentiment on the third card. Great job girl!

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are beautiful, Tricia...the little monster is just tooo cute and your pet sympathy cards will bring comfort to anyone who has lost a pet!!!

Katie Renz said...

Hey Tricia... love your title :) Only happy news here from me. Your samples are all incredible. Great job.