Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Cards

Today I started working on birthday cards for a couple of September birthdays.  Thought you might like to see what I came up with.

This card was made with the Cricut Robotz cartridge cut at 4".
The robot on the right was adhered with pop dots for dimension.
The stamped background is from a Stampendous stamp set.

For this card I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punch.
The letter M was cut from the beige cardstock and backed with the floral
      print paper. I ribbon punched the upper right corner. I added a floral print
       ribbon then stitched it to the punched piece before adhering to the card base.
A couple of paper flowers and a stamped Happy Birthday

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Card Challenge

Today I made a card for a card challenge. The challenge was to heat emboss a sticker and use it on a card.  For this card I used gold embossing powder on the butterfly sticker. I used orange cardstock for the card base, A2 size, edged with black ink.  I cut a 2"x5" piece of beige cardstock and using 2 different stamps, I stamped the design in beige ink, then edged the piece in beige ink. Using the George cartridge on my cricut, I cut the pale orange oval at 4". I stamped the oval with a flourish stamp and beige ink,then edged it in beige ink. On a 1"x1 3/4" piece of beige cardstock I stamped "Simply the Best" in black with a bit of the flourish in beige, then edged the piece in beige ink. Using pop dots, I raised the butterfly wings for dimension and attached it to the orange oval. To assemble, I first attached the beige cardstock 1/4" from the left edge of the card, attached a border sticker next to the beige cardstock, then the sentiment followed by the butterfly oval. Hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My First Post

Ok, I guess I need to start posting since I decided to blog.
Not sure how frequent this will be, although I would like to
upload photos of some of my cards and scrapbook layouts to
share. I just became a Wantobe Quilter thanks to my sister Dawn ( Check out her site, she has some
amazing quilts there. There is a button on the left side of my page
            that will link you to hers.

This first post is an Easter card I made.
It would also work nicely as a sympathy card.

 I used Bazzill cardstock for the card base (A2 size). The white is basic smooth surfaced cardstock from my stash. I like the smooth surface when I am stamping. The stamp is from Heartfelt Creations. They really have some beautiful stamps. (I was lucky enough to win this one at CHA-Houston 2010). I stamped it first on the white cardstock that I had attached to the card. I then stamped it 2 additional times on a separate piece of white cardstock. I used watercolor pencils and a waterbrush to color the book, leaves and stamens. I then cut and paperpieced using foam dots for the 3D effect. I used some blue ribbon from Michaels craft store as the bookmark. I hope you like it. Feel free to comment.