Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mother's Day! (SPOILER!!!!) Don't look if you don't want to see your Mother's Day Card!

Can you believe how easy these were?! Very simple recipe.. 12x12 cardstock, ribbon, paper flowers (the economic prima line), gems/brads, corner punch, and white pen. 1 cardstock sheet makes 4 cards (I only used 4 sheets to make 16 cards!!!). I layered the ribbons and placed in different locations on the card. the centers of the flowers are either gems or brads. I used a punch to round out my corners.

What I wanted to really draw attention to was the faux stitching. Faux stitching is MAGIC on a simple card. It fills space and creates interest. I used a white Signo pen and I even wrote my sentiment instead of stamping. Take a look at the pink card, middle-back. Notice on that one I used blue stitching. Also looks great, but I started getting lazy about coordinating pen colors so I used white for all the rest :)

Baby's 1st Birthday

I made my first pop up card! I see a lot of these in my future, they're so much fun! The front is cuttlebuged and the name is cut using the Jasmine cart (Cricut) and using the center cut function (for the first time!). I popped up the ENTIRE layer which you can see better in the picture below. The patterned paper underneath is the same as the inside of the card (patterned paper=? i'm not sure-will fill in later).
So this is the actual "pop" part :) The "1" is cut from Storybook cricut cart, that I also stickled. "happy birthday" from a Michael's rubber (not acrylic) stamp. I even made up a poem! This side view shows the dimension when you open the card. This side view shows the dimension when you open the card.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Birthday Card

Here's one of the cards I made this weekend. I went to a "garage sale" at my scrapbook store and I found this cute set of 3 stamps each with a bouquet of flowers and a different sentiment. Love them! I stickled the centers with diamond stickles... turned colors from the cranberry ink! Used some ribbon and popped up the image.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hope you all had a great weekend... I sure did! Although I did do some work around the house, I had a lot of fun for the most part. Hubby and I watched a couple of good movies and hung out with friends, ate good food, went to the museum AND I made two cards!!! I will post 1 card soon but the other 6 cards for April/May I will post after the events. YES... I said SEVEN cards for the next 2 months! I am excited because this week I'm going to look into getting a true light desk lamp to help out the quality of my pictures that I post. I want to homogenize the way I take pics because some of the detail is lost because the cards are sitting on various surfaces and in odd-ball lighting situations. Anyway, Happy creating everyone!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baby Shower Card

This is a card I made for my friend's baby shower... I cuttlebugged the front AND the back of the card. Did a little stamping. Both the lady and the sentiment are cut from cricut new arrival. The card was getting a little busy so I wanted to pop her up. A neat trick with pop dots is that u can cut them when they are still on the protective sheet so you have the exact size needed even if it's a teeny tiny one. You can see on of my pop dots peeking out past her elbow... I could've cut that one down smaller :) I used pink stickles and a bit of bling... but I really wish I hadn't stickled the "congratulations" but once I started I had to just go with it! I think silver pen dots in strategic places would have looked much better.
I have A LOT to make in the next couple months! Let me know if you have any ideas for me... I need to make a baby's first bday card, 4 girl bday cards, a baby's 2nd bday card, and 2 boy bday cards... jeepers!
Coming soon.. I have a great idea for mass produced mother's day cards... hmmm but wait a second I may not want to share since some of u will be getting them!