Saturday, April 28, 2012

Baby Shower Cards

A co-worker asked me if I could make a couple of baby shower cards for her. She doesn’t know if the babies are boys or girls so it was a bit of a challenge. Most of the patterned paper I had was either for a girl or boy. This is the first one I came up with.
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I started with a 4 1/4” X 5 1/2” white card stock base. I then added a green mat cut at 4” X 5 1/4” and then the patterned paper cut at 3 3/4” X 5”. I used a corner rounder to round the two outside corners on each layer. I cut the Bundle of Joy at 3 1/2” from the Everyday Pop Up Cricut Cartridge. I added a light yellow ribbon and pop dotted the image to my card.
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For the second card I again started with a 4 1/4” X 5 1/2” white cardstock card base. I added a teal blue mat cut at 4” X 5 1/4” and my patterned paper cut at 3 3/4” X 5”. I wrapped some teal twine around the card and adhered it to my base. I cut the baby carriage from the Mother’s Day 2010 seasonal cartridge at 3 1/2”. I cut the base layer from green and the top layer from yellow cardstock. I added some tiny white buttons to the center of the wheels and pop dotted the whole thing to my card front. I stamped my image with some yellow ink on white cardstock and cut it down and matted it with some green card stock and then added it to my card with some foam tape as well. I hope she likes them.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Birthday Card by Deanna M

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I have for you today a birthday card I made for a friend to give to her Mom. My card base is a piece of green cardstock cut and scored to 4 1/4” X 5 1/2”. I added a mat from the Mod Squad Cut and Emboss paper pack cut to 4” X 5 1/4” and then a patterned paper mat from the Prima Botanical paper collection cut to 3 3/4” X 5. I then used Elegant Edges to cut a mat for my butterfly at 3”. I used the same paper as my first mat for the base layer of the mat for the butterfly. I then used a piece of paper from the Whitewashed Cut and Emboss paper pack for the top layer. I ran that layer through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with Sizzix Embossing folder called Dots and Flowers Embossing folder and sanded it so the colored green core showed through (and yes, Kim can order this for you. You get two folders in the package).

My butterfly on this card is once again one of the laser cut embellishments by Kaisercraft. I am so loving these embellishments. (And, yes Kim can order these for you too!) They are so easy to work with, are not too think and add a great dimension and elegance to a card. For the butterfly I started off by using my craft mat and rubbing some different colors of Distress Ink on my mat, spritzing with water and them placing the butterfly in the ink on my mat. I used Persimmon, Concord Grape and Broken China Distress Ink. I let it dry for a bit then spritzed it with similar colors of glimmer mist. Again I let that dry and then added some Glimmer Glam in Violet and a Copper color. Once again I allowed that layer to dry. I then added some Glimmer Glaze to the antenna’s and around the orange areas of the butterfly. I then went back with a bit more Persimmon distress ink. I let all that dry overnight (only because it was bedtime). The final layer I added some Pearl glimmer mist. This butterfly is so iridescent looking in person. I adhered my  the butterfly to my mat with some of the ASI Kool Tak tape clear gel foam tape.

The flower I added to the card is a Cutter’s Creek Gardenia. The flower was actually yellow but it just didn’t go with the card as well as I likes, so I spritzed it with some Honey Dew Mist glimmer mist, and problem solved. It softened the butter yellow of the flower and gave it a light green color which went much better with my card. I then stamped my sentiment with some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. Finally I added some Copper Pearl liquid pearls to the tip of each antenna. Sure hope you have enjoyed my project and that I have inspired you to get out your goodies and make a project.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Another Birthday Card


So the majority of my family has birthdays in April and May so I have a lot of birthday cards to get made. I made this birthday card with the Cardz TV Design Team challenge in mind. The challenge is Over the Rainbow, to make a project using Pink, Green, Blue and Yellow only with limited amounts of white and black allowed.

My card base is white card stock cut and folded to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I added a dark teal blue mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4". My striped paper is from SEI and is cut at 3 3/4" X 5". The stripes in the this paper are yellow, green, light and darker teal blue and pink. My flower and its layers is cut from the Garden Soup cartridge at 3". When I first got this cartridge I wasn't sure how much I would use it. All the images in the handbook are all done with such light and washed out colors that it wasn't real appealing, however, I am loving the images on the cartridge now done up in brighter colors.

The rick rack ribbon I got at Walmart and believe it not it is called rainbow. It went perfectly with my project so I added a piece to my card. I used some Turquoise chalk ink to stamp my sentiment which is from the Cardz TV birthday stamp set. I added a lime green button to the middle of my flower with some turquoise striped twine tied in a not. 

I sure hope everyone is having a great day. We are finally getting some Spring/Summer type whether and I believe we hit 75 for the first time since October today. The next two days are supposed to be 80 degrees. Whoo!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

After the Storm Card

The challenge going on right now at Cricut Cardz Challenge is April Showers. To make a project using an umbrella, clouds, raindrops, boots etc. You can make it for any occasion and use any colors you like. This is what I came up with.

I started with a white card stock card base cut and folded to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I added a blue mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and then a polka dotted mat cut at 3 3/4" X 5". The polka dot paper is from Echo Park, so is the green paper for the Grass.I thought the polka dotted paper gave the impression of rain. For the grass I used the grass cut from the Easter 2010 Seasonal cartridge. Using my Gypsy I welded 3 pieces of the grass together. I size the image to 1 3/4" X 5" and then cut the grass out of the green striped paper and adhered it to my card.

My little girl image is from Kate's ABC's and she is cut at 3 1/2" I used my Imagine the Nursery Tail cartridge to color and cut the layers for my little girl. Her face and hands are an RGB color. I adhere all the layers of my little girl together with my zig two way glue pen. I finished the image with some Glossy Accents on the boots, coat and hat so it had the shiny rain coat look. I used some pink chalk to give my little girl a rosy cheek. I adhered my little girl to my card with some foam tape.

My sentiment mat is cut at 2 1/4" from the Elegant Edges cartridge. I used the same blue for the sentiment mat image as I did for my card. I inked around the white layer with some Summer Sky Memento ink and then stamped my sentiment with the same ink. The sentiment says You're the Rainbow after the Storm and is from The Greeting Farm. I adhered the sentiment mat down directly to my card with my ATG gun and then added some small blue buttons in each corner.

I am also entering this card in the April Showers challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. I hope you like my card. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Birthday Card

20120415_2In April and May I have a bunch of birthday in my family, so of course that means a bunch of birthday cards. So I have 6 birthdays, Mother’s Day and my Anniversary to make cards for by the end of May, so I figured I better get started and make them quick and easy. For this card I started with some Kraft card stuck cut, scored, and folded to make a 4 1/4” X 5 1/2” card base. I added a black mat cut at 4” X 5 1/4” and then some patterned paper cut at 3 3/4” X 5”. (One of my lovely online friends sent me this birthday paper pack. Thank you Lynn for the Birthday Extravaganza paper 4” X 6” paper pack). I added some bakers twine that I wrapped around the card. I used the Phrases cartridge and cut the Make a Wish sentiment at 1 1/2”. Once I adhered all the layers of the sentiment together I adhered it to my card with some foam tape. Finally I used some stickles to add some sparkle to the sentiment phrase. Thanks for visiting. Have a great week.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Guess what I have for you today! Remember those wooden laser embellishments by Kaisercraft Cutter' Creek shared awhile back? I was able to get some of the Dress Forms and have a Mother's Day card made with them. I am loving these embellishments. They are so thin but still add a bit of dimension to your card.
Check out the cute dress forms you get in the package. Don't be surprised to see more projects featuring these cute dress forms. (If you are interested in these please let Kim at Cutter's Creek know, she can special order them for you. If there is enough interest, we may be able to convenience her to carry them in the store.) Okay, on to my card. I started with a cream colored card stock card base cut and scored to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" My first mat is cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and it is from the Mod Squad Core'denations Cut and Emboss paper. I used the reverse side of one of the papers. To be frugal, I cut the base layer of my dress from the same piece of paper, I used the front side of the paper for the base layer. I cut the dress from the Nifty Fifties cartridge at 5 3/4". The patterned paper top layer for the dress is from the Howdy Doody My Minds Eye 6" X 6" paper pad. The patterned paper behind my dress is also from the same paper pad cut at 3 3/4" X 5".  I inked the edges of all of my papers with some Antique Linen Distress Ink. The dress form I used is the first on on the left in the picture above. I used some Oil Slick Glimmer Glaze to paint the legs on the dress form and the top little circle. (Glimmer Glaze is a special order item that I know Kim would be very happy to order for you if you are interested, just ask) I sprayed the remainder of the dress form with some Old Lace Glimmer Mist and inked it lightly with some Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere my dress layers together and adhere them to the wooden dress form and then adhered the dress form to my card. To finish my card, I added a piece of lace from my stash. I adhered the lace with some of the 1/8" Scor-Tape. I added a small pearl to the center of the belt area of the dress, and then 3 larger pearls to the lower side of the card. I stamped my sentiment with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hello Card

First I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. I hope you are enjoying your day whether you celebrate Easter or not. I had a bit of a chance to make a card late yesterday and am finally getting it posted.
I have a white card stock base cut and folded to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I added a yellow mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" from some Core'denations card stock. My patterend paper is from Echo Park Happy Days 6" X 6" paper pad. My striped piece is cut at 5" X 3 3/4". The polka dot piece is cut at 1 1/2" X 5". I added some blue polka dotted ribbon as well.  The telephone is from the Nifty Fifties cartridge and was cut at 5" I did not cut the first layer which is a background layer. I added some faux stitching to the phone with my white gel pen and then I added some glossy accents to the center of the phone dial. I don't know about you but I remember phones like this and they had a clear plastic piece in the center of the dial. I stamped my Hello with some Yellow Memento ink on a scrap of white card stock and then matted it with some yellow. I attached the phone to the card front with some foam dots.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

I have a fun home decor project for you today. This is the Tulip Photo Display from Kaisercraft. Isn't it just too cute! (Want one for yourself, just ask Kim at Cutter's Creek to order you one. I painted each tulip with a different color of acrylic paint, I painted the base with green and the fence in brown. The  Adirondack Paint Dabbers would work great for this project. I used some Flower Soft Adhesive and  Meadow Flower Soft on the front of the base. I covered the tulips in different polka dotted patterned paper from the My Minds Eye 6" X 6" paper packs.  I used my white gel pen to add some faux stitching to the tulips and the leaves on the flowers.
I used the new Spring Cottage Seasonal Cartridge and some scrap paper to cut some ferns at 1 1/2" and some grass(really flower leaves) and some flowers at 3/4". I added some Key Lime Liquid Pearls to the center of my flowers. I cut some birds at 1" also from the Spring Cottage cartridge (ask Kim if she can get this for you). Finally I cut Tiptoe Through the Tulips from the Bloom Lite Catridge and colored the different layers with the Bubblegum Stripes Imagine cartridge. I used the Key Lime Liquid Pearls for the dot over my "I" in Tiptoe. This cute little photo display comes with 3 mini clothes pins which I adhered behind each tulip and used to display my little sentiment from the middle tulip. Sure hope you like it. And don't forget to join us in the No Foolin' Contest that is going on through April 15th!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Shape it Up !

The challenge this month over at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog is to make a Shaped Card. Here is what I came  up with.



My shaped card was cut at 4 1/4" using the Sophie Cricut Cartridge. I used the Bubblegum Stripes Cricut Imagine cartridge to color my flower.  I used white card stock for the card base, and added the layers for the flower. I also added a large glittered button to the flower's center and stamped Hello with some dark blue ink. I hope you will join us at Scrappy Frogs for the challenge this month.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Check out the No Foolin' Contest

 

We are running a No Foolin' contest on the Cutters Creek Design Team blog. Come check it out. The only rules are to make any project but NOT a card and to use a product that Cutter's Creek sells. (You product has to be sold by Cutter's Creek but you don't have to have purchased it from there). Lori, our fellow Design Team member is providing the prizes. The contest runs through April 15th so go check it out and play along with us!