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 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sail Away

I went really clean and simple for today's card.  I didn't even add a sentiment!

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I cut a white mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/8."  I wanted to make this even more simple, i.e. one layer, but I wanted to wrap the twine around it, which warranted another layer.  I wrapped the twine around the white mat three times.  I then took three pieces of twine and tied them in a bow around the center of the wrapped twine, trimming off the ends to a length I liked.

The image is a stamp by Stampendous.  I colored it in with colored pencils from Prismacolor.  I am not that fantastic at coloring, still learning and all, but I think it turned out pretty nice.

I made this for the challenge at The Friday Mashup, which is to make a one-layer card with a nautical theme.  I'm close to the one layer part, but definitely have the nautical theme.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Just a Note...

Today's card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used pink card stock for the base.  The grey mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and the white mat is 5 1/4"x4."  The sentiment is computer generated.

I then ran the white layer through my Cuttlebug to embossing the background.  The embossing folder I used is called "Scrolls Background" and is by Darice.  Once it was embossed I inked the edges and face of it with victorian velvet Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

The music note is from the "Hannah Montana" Cricut cartridge.  It can be found on page 73 of the handbook.  I used the basic (shift) and shadow (shift) features.  I cut it so that the shadow (grey) was 3," which makes the base (pink) 2.347" tall.  I covered the pink layer of the note with tattered rose Stickles, for a little more subdued sparkle.

I also used a computer generated sentiment for the inside.  The white layer is 5 1/4"x4" and the grey mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8."

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2: use music note or clef die cut
Scrappy Moms Stamps: glitter/bling
My Craft Spot: photo inspiration (I used the colors)

CASology: cue word - blush (I interpreted it as the color pink)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fun Tulips

Here is a fun little spring themed card for you today!

The card is 5"x7."  I used white card stock for the base.  The green mat is 4 7/8"x6 7/8," the pink mat is 4 3/4"x6 3/4," and the floral mat is 4 5/8"x6 5/8."  I rounded the corners on all layers, using a 1/2" corner rounder.

The sentiment mat is 2 3/4" tall (the green layer), the pink layer is 2 5/8" and the white layer is 2 1/2."  The sentiment is a stamp from Inkadinkado.

The tulips are from the "Spring Cottage" cartridge.  They are cut 3 3/4" tall and I gave them all a Peachy Keen face, from the Laffy Taffy Face Assortment.  The mat they are on is from "Elegant Edges."  It is on page 28 of the handbook, the basic feature (shift) and the shadow feature.  I then added some pink gems in the scallops of the circle.  The mat is adhered with some foam tape for dimension.

I made this for the following challenges:

My Sheri Crafts: spring flowers

Peachy Keen: photo/color inspiration (I used the tulips, and the pink and green colors to a certain degree)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Owl Easel Card

I was recently asked to make a baby girl card and to match the mother's theme I made an owl one.

This happens to be an owl-shaped easel card.  I got the file from the Silhouette Store.  It is called "A2 Lori Whitlock Owl Easel Card" and is by Lori Whitlock (#42702).  I cut the card so that it is about 4 1/4" tall when folded.  The bow doesn't belong to this cut.  I got it from the "Ollie the Octopus" cut file by Sweet Elsie (#38592).  I just sized it to fit the owl.

I used white card stock for the base, stomach, and eyes.  The middle of the eyes is just black card stock.  I covered the eyes with glossy accents.  The feet and beak are yellow card stock that I covered with yellow Stickles.  The bow was cut from a dark pink glitter card stock, I popped up the middle of the bow with foam tape.

The body of the owl was cut from polka dot card stock from the Nana's Nursery Baby Girl Stack by DCWV.  The paper used on the heart and the inside background came from the Lime Twist Stack by My Mind's Eye.  The card stock used for the branch was from The Sweetest Thing Stack, also by My Mind's Eye.  Finally, the card stock for the leaves was from The Great Outdoors Stack by The Paper Studio.  The larger leaf was popped up with foam tape, since that is where the foot of the owl rests to keep it propped up.

The sentiments are both from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The "congratulations" on the heart is from the "Mini Messages" set.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the "Special Delivery" set.

I made this for the "Cute Critters" challenge currently being hosted by My Craft Spot.  

Monday, March 10, 2014

Leprechaun Hat

I had a rare Monday off today, although that was simply because I was working last night until midnight.  So, I decided to be a little craft today, when I eventually got up, and I thought I would make a St. Patrick's Day project.

The hat was created using the digital cartridge "Independence Day 3D Projects."  It was cut at 5," which means that it is 5" tall when all assembled.  I cut all the layers of the hat in green and all the layers of the band in black.  I then used "Autumn Celebrations" for the hat buckle.  It is on page 49 of the handbook, the layer 1 (shift) feature.  It was cut at 2 1/4" and covered with yellow glitter, then glossy accents.

The clover is from the Silhouette Store.  It is called "3D Bunch of Clover" and is by Jamie Cripps (#55883).  I cut it at about 3 1/2" from four different pieces of patterned paper.  I adhered them to the right side of the hat at the hatband and then tied some black baker's twine in a bow and adhered it over the stems of the clover.

The banner was also created with the Silhouette.  The banner itself is called "3D Banner Curved Top," and is also by Jamie Cripps (#53913).  I used a font from my computer to create the "Happy St. Patrick's Day" sentiment.  I printed it out, then cut it out with the Silhouette Cameo.  I adhered the banner to the top of the hat with some floral wire so that it would stand upright.

The leprechaun is from the digital cartridge "St. Patrick's Day."  I cut him at 4."  I covered the hatband and his waistcoat with yellow glitter and adhered him to the banner.

The pot of gold is from "Simply Charmed."  It is on page 33 and was cut at 3 1/4."  I covered the lighter parts of the gold with yellow glitter, then glossy accents.

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2: St. Patrick's Day
My Sheri Crafts: glitter, crystals, or bling of some kind
Cardz TV: 3D St. Patrick's project

Thursday, March 06, 2014

More Reading Bears

After seeing the retirement card I made, my mother requested three more cards of the reading bear.  However, this time she wanted to use them as birthday cards, she also wanted to change the color scheme, just slightly.  Really the only thing she wanted changed was the color of the book, from blue to green.  Here are the birthday cards:

They are the same as the retirement card in every way, except the color of the book and the size of the grey banner strip.  Since I didn't note what size it was in my other post I just made something to fit.  This one is 5 1/2"x1 1/4."

The other difference is that I finished the inside of these three cards.  I used the same sizes as I did on the front, I just did not emboss the small white mat and left out the banner.  I then used another Peachy Keen Stamp, from the same January 2013 Stamp of the Month Kit, for the sentiment.

If you want the dimension I used click here to see the original post.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Sending Sunshine

This fun card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4."  I used black card stock for the base, then cut an orange mat at 4 3/8"x6 1/8."  The yellow chevron layer is 4 1/4"x6."  The sun and clouds were both cut with the Silhouette Cameo.  The sun is called "Echo Park Solid Sun" and is by Echo Park (#18078); the clouds are called "Cloud Set" and are by Sophie Gallo (#38334).

The bird is a Cottage Cutz die that I got from Peachy Keen.  It is called "happy bird."  The sentiment is also from Peachy Keen, the February 2014 Stamp of the Month Kit.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Color Throwdown: black, so saffron, tangerine tango
Peachy Keen: sketch