Monday, April 21, 2014

Birthday Birdie

Here is a card I made today:

The card is 6 1/4"x4 1/2," and is made from white card stock.  The black mat is 6 1/8"x4 3/8" and the ombre green paper is 6"x4 1/4."  Both pieces of patterned paper are from the Spring and Summer Stack by DCWV.  

The Polaroid image is from the Silhouette Store.  It is called "Polaroid Photo Frame" by Snapdragon Snippets (#18096).  It was cut at 3 5/8"x3."  I then cut a black mat for it at 3 3/4"x3 1/8."  I also cut a piece of palm fronds patterned paper to fit behind the open part of the frame.  I used a stamp from the "Big Sentiments 2" stamp set from My Craft Spot for my sentiment.

The bird is from the "3 Birds on Parade" cartridge.  It is the first image in the handbook (page 28).  I cut it at 2 1/4," not cutting the face or beak.  I then stamped a face on my bird using the Critter Faces Set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I also flocked the wings and stomach, which I hand cut, to give my bird a little texture.

The final piece of my card was the flower.  It was also cut from the Silhouette.  It is called, "Set of 4 Layered Flowers" and by PPbN Designs (#56023).  I cut only one of the flowers, and then only the three smallest layers and the center dot.  The largest of the layers was 1.415"x1.54."  I pieced them together, leaving the petals loose and curling them slightly.  I added some glitter to the center of my flower, then attached it to the top corner of the image.

I made this for the following challenges:
BBTB2: birds
My Craft Spot: shake on something (glitter, flocking)
The Friday Mashup: sketch with an ombre background (I cheated a little and used an ombre paper)
Peachy Keen: photo/color inspiration (birds, blue and orange colors)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Boot-shaped Card

My dad's wife's birthday is coming up, in fact coming up so soon that I hope this gets to her in time, and I made this cowboy boot shaped card for her.

The card is cut from the Silhouette Cameo.  It is a cut file from Lori Whitlock called "A2 Lori Whitlock Boot Shaped Card" (#43737).  It was cut without making any alterations in size, so approximately 5 1/2"x4."  The patterned card stock that makes up the boot and boot strap are from the Rustic Stack by DCWV.  The patterned card stock used for the boot sole is from the Textures & Finishes Stack by DCWV.  I cut the boot strap twice, adhering the first one to the boot and adhering the second one with foam tape for a little dimension.  I added a dark gold brad through the hole of the boot strap.  I also inked the edge of the boot with tea dye Distress Ink, by Tim Holtz.

The medallion the sentiment is stamped on is a metal die from My Craft Spot.  Both the circle and the two scalloped circles are from the Tiny Doilies Metal Dies set.  The sentiment itself is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the "Dancing in Circles" set.  I stamped it in royal silk ink by ColorBox.  I then added a brownish-gold gem to the center of the sentiment.  I finished off the card with some gold shimmer baker's twine, from the Twinery, tied off in a bow and adhered at the top of the medallion and bottom of the boot strap.

I made this for the following challenges:

Die Cuttin' Divas: "Tic-Tac-Toe" - shaped card, 3 patterned papers, twine

Monday, April 14, 2014

Recipe Album

Today's project is a little recipe album.

The album is made of chipboard cut into 4"x6" pieces.  I then covered each piece, both front and back, with patterned card stock from the Honey Chic Stack by DCWV.  I punched holes in the top of pages and attached them all together with rings.

The word "recipes" is stamped on banners and "hung" on some twine.  The banners are die cuts from My Craft Spot, they are the "Tiny Tags Metal Dies" set.  The letters are from the "Chunky Alphabet" set, also from My Craft Spot.  The twine is pink sorbet from The Twinery.  I adhered the banners with foam tape and tied two bows from the twine to put at the corners.  The gems are from DCWV and are little heart shapes.

The tabbed index cards are from the "From My Kitchen" Cricut cartridge.  They were cut at 1."  The little black images, as well as the white ones on the bottom, are also from the same cartridge.  Both are using the tabs feature, the small icons are the shift function of the tab feature.  The black icons were cut about 1/4" tall (maybe slightly smaller) and the white ones at the bottom were cut at about 1/2" tall.  I don't remember their exact sizes, I used Cricut Craft Room to size them appropriately to the album.

I made this for the current challenge at My Craft Spot, which is to use tags and/or banners.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ferns & Woodgrain

My husband requested that I make a card for him to bring to give to one of his co-workers, signed by everyone in his office.  His co-worker is having a difficult time currently as his mother is very ill, with a couple of different types of cancer.  This is what I came up with, using the sentiments that my husband chose (the photos don't really do it justice though):

The card is 5 1/4"x4 1/4."  I used a shimmery brown card stock for the base.  I then stamped a wood grain background stamp on another piece of the shimmery brown.  I stamped it with embossing ink and heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder.  I trimmed this piece to 3 7/8"x4 7/8" and adhered it to the card base with foam tape.

The fern fronds are from the Silhouette store.  They are by Jennifer Wambach (#20213).  I cut the two paler green ones at 3" and 2 1/2" (approximately) and the darker green one at 2" (approximately).  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps and is stamped in cocoa brown ink by Tsuikneko.  I then trimmed the card stock into a banner and inked its edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  I added a couple of gold brads to the sides and adhered it to the card, over the base of the ferns, using foam tape.

I also finished the inside so that my husband and his co-workers would be able to all sign the card.  I cut two pieces of the shimmery brown card stock at 5 1/8"x4 1/8."  I then cut two pieces of kraft card stock at 4 7/8"x3 7/8."  I inked the edges of the kraft mats with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  The sentiment is a wooden stamp I had in my stash and is stamped with more of the cocoa brown ink.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Easter Bunny

I have another card for you all that I made today...look at that, me being all kinds of productive!

The card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used a shimmery yellow for the card base.  The blue mat is cut at 4"x5 1/4," and the white mat is cut at 3 7/8"x5 1/8."  I embossed the white mat with a Darice embossing folder called Flower Frenzy.

The rabbit is from the "Celebrate with Flourish" Cricut cartridge.  I cut it at 3 1/2" tall.  The sentiment and the frame around it are from Peachy Keen, the March 2014 Stamp of the Month kit.  I used my Silhouette Cameo, and the Peachy Keen SVG files, to cut the frame shape, the yellow one is just sized slightly larger than the white.  The frame is stamped in summer sky ink and the sentiment in aloe vera ink, both by Tsukineko.  I adhered the sentiment with foam tape and finished off the card with three pale green flat-back pearls.

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2: Easter bunny
Color Throwdown: soft sky, barely banana, pistachio pudding
Fantabulous Cricut: use a cartridge or cut never used before (rabbit in "Celebrate with Flourish")
My Craft Spot: Easter
The Friday Mashup: spring colors or theme
{PIN}spirational Challenges: photo challenge (I was inspired by the flowers and Easter feel to the photo)
Exploring Cricut: Easter theme with at least one frame and one embellishment
Die Cuttin' Divas: pastel colors

Fun Flamingo

Here is today's CAS creation:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4," and the fold is at the top.  I used white card stock for the base, then rounded the corners with a 1/4" corner rounder.

The flamingo is a Peachy Keen stamp, from the April 2014 Stamp of the Month kit.  I paper pieced it, then added some shading with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  I also colored the eye with blue and white gel pen, then covered it in glossy accents.

The puddle in which the flamingo is standing was cut with the Silhouette Cameo.  It is from the cut file "crane bird," by Sarah Bailey (#45710).  I used just the water from that cut.  I gave it some detail/shading with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, also by Tim Holtz, then covered it in glossy accents.

The sentiment is also from the April 2014 Stamp of the Month kit by Peachy Keen.

I made this for the following challenges: 

CASology: cue word - "wet"

Die Cuttin' Divas: pastel colors

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Let's Shell-ebrate

Today's card is 5"x5."  I used white card stock for the base.  The hexagonal patterned paper is 4 7/8"x4 7/8."  The dark green piece is about 2 1/2"x4 7/8."  To be honest I just found a piece of dark green card stock in my stash and cut it to the proper width, I never changed its length.  I punched the bottom edge of it with a scalloped scallop punch from EK Success.  The white strip is 1 1/4"x4 7/8."  I embossed it with the Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots.

The two scalloped ovals are from Spellbinders.  They are from the large scalloped ovals Nestabilities set.  They are adhered together, then placed on the card with foam tape.  The turtle is from Peachy Keen, the June 2012 Stamp of the Month kit.  I paper pieced most of him.  The plates on his shell are colored with a dark green marker, then covered in glossy accents.  His eyes are also covered in glossy accents.  I also adhered him to the ovals with foam tape.  The sentiment is Paper Smooches.

I made this for the following challenges:

{PIN}spirational Challenges: photo inspiration

Peachy Keen: sketch

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thank You Card

I made a cute thank you card today.

The card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4."  I used a light blue pre-made card base from The Paper Comopany.  The white card stock layer is 4 3/8"x6 1/8."  I used the Baby's Breath border embossing folder from Cuttlebug to emboss the left side of the white layer.  I then cut a light blue mat at 3 3/4"x4 1/2."  The yellow striped layer is 3 5/8"x4 3/8," and the paper is from the Spring and Summer Stack by DCWV.  Once all my layers were adhered together I wrapped it with a blue ribbon.

The image is from the "Just a Note" cartridge.  It can be found on page 36 of the handbook.  I cut it at 3 1/2."  The blue layer is covered with blue flocking powder.  The paper used for the umbrella is from the Sweetest Thing 6"x6" stack by My Mind's Eye.  The raindrops are from the "3 Birds on Parade" cartridge, page 30 of the handbook, and I covered them in glossy accents.  The bunny is adhered to the card with foam tape.

The sentiment is from My Craft Spot, the "Friends and Neighbors Inside & Out" set.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations: photo/color inspiration

My Craft Spot: thank you cards/gifts

Cardz TV: thank you cards

BBTB: April showers