Sunday, May 29, 2011

Luggage Tags

These are some beachy luggage tags I made today. They are cut at 3 1/2" tall. I used Life is a Beach for all the cuts. The white layer is the blacked out tag (it is the shift feature of the whale cut, using the charm creative feature). I cut that out of white chipboard to give them some stability. I cut all the colored layers from the Post-It craft paper. I thought it would make it easier if it was already sticky, no worrying about adhesive. It worked quite well. I have been wanting to try it out and I won a pack of it not long ago, so this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. I added a little bling to each of them. Now I just have to put the info on the back, then give them a few coats of Mod Podge to seal them up and make sure everything stays on there. I think they should work out well.

I made these for the following challenges:

Religious Sympathy Card

I made this card for my mom, who requested a religious sympathy card. She needs it for a funeral this coming week. The card is 5"x5 1/4." I used white cardstock for the card base, which is cut from Lacy Labels at 5." I welded two of the shadow labels on my Gypsy to create the shaped card. I then cut the regular label at 5" from a shimmery blue paper. The last white label is the regular label, cut at 4 3/4." The draped cross is from Designer's Calendar, cut at 4." I cut it from brown cardstock and from the shimmery blue paper. I used just the draped part from the blue one, cutting it out and adhering it over the brown one. I stamped my sentiment using rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko. The stamp is by Impression Obsession. I stamped it on white cardstock and matted it with the shimmery blue paper, cut 1/8" larger than the white. I used foam tape to adhere it to the card over the top of the cross. I finished off the card with some small white pearls. I then created a matching envelope. I used white cardstock for the envelope and the shimmery blue paper for the liner. I then cut a 2" cross from Designer's Calendar with brown cardstock. I cut off the draped part so that it is just the cross and adhered that to the envelope flap. my mom loves it!

I used the "Super Sketchy Sunday" sketch at 365 Cards for the layout of this card. It is always nice when I can incorporate a challenge into a requested card. At least I think so!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Flying Bird Thank You

Just a simple thank you card today. The card is 3 3/4"x9." I used white cardstock for the base, then cut some brown patterned paper 1/8" smaller. The flying bird is from Florals Embellished, cut at 3 1/4." I used the silhouette feature for it. The sentiment is a stamp, then cut with a scalloped square Nestabilities die. I also cut a larger one from the green cardstock. I finished it all off with some blue and green bling.
I made this card for the color challenge at Picture Perfect Creations. The colors were old olive, early espresso and marina mist. I also made this for the challenge at BBTB2, which was to use the flying bird from Florals Embellished.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Purple Lace

I can finally get back to crafting! The work on my new heating/AC system is finally over. We still have to put the ceiling back up and drywall the parts where the ducting went into the walls, but at least I get my space back. So here is the first creation I have made in about four days! Enjoy!! :)
This card is 6"x6" and made from glittery white cardstock. The next layer is a dark purple cardstock, cut at 5 3/4"x5 3/4," then the brown layer is 5 1/2"x5 1/2." I cut the circle lace layer from Paper Lace at 5 1/4." The next dark purple square is cut at 4 1/8"x4 1/8," the brown layer is 4"x4." The circle lace layer there is cut at 3 3/4." I adhered everything to the card base, then added some white pearls. I cut a piece of dark purple cardstock at 3 1/4" and used a Martha Stewart punch around the page on it. I matted it with some brown cardstock at 2 3/8"x2 3/8" and the light purple layer at 2 1/8"x2 1/8." I stamped the sentiment, which is from My Pink Stamper, with some jumbo java ink by Tskukineko. I used pop-dots to adhere that layer down. I then tied some purple ribbon into a bow, with a butterfly charm in the middle.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Sunday, May 22, 2011


This card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used a shimmery black cardstock for the base, then layered it with white cardstock, cut at 5 1/4"x4." Lightning McQueen is cut from Cars at 3." He is pop-dotted to the card. I used a Fiskars stamp for the sentiment and stamped it with starlite black ink by Tsukineko. An incredibly simple one today, but perfect for a little boy's birthday.
I made this for the following:

Saturday, May 21, 2011


This card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4." I used a lime green cardstock for the card base. I cut a piece of black glitter cardstock at 6"x2 3/4." I used a corner rounder on two of the corners of both the card base and the black cardstock. I used Forever Young for both the sunglasses and the sentiment. I used the shadow feature for the sentiment as well. The sentiment is cut at 1" and the sunglasses at 2." I used pop-dots to adhere the sunglasses. I finished it off with some brushed pewter Stickles on the sentiment and glossy accents on the sunglasses.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Super Tweet!

This card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used white cardstock for the card base. I then cut some blue patterned paper 1/4" smaller and adhered it down. I used a dark blue ribbon to create my own ribbon fringe, then wrapped it around the card. The little bird is a Cottage Cutz die from Peachy Keen. I used my Cuttlebug to cut it out, then used some markers to add detail to it. I stamped the sentiment on some white cardstock then used a star punch from Marvy Uchida to punch it out. I adhered the star to the card, then used pop-dots to adhere the bird. I finished it off with three star shaped buttons I found in my stash.

I made this card for the following challenges:
365 Cards: "Day 79" - create your own fringe with ribbon
Peachy Keen: sketch
Whimsical Wednesdays: "Back to Basics" - no Cricut, use an old-school elemen

Card Creations & More Challenge #10

It is time for another "So Saturday Challenge" at Card Creations & More by C! This week is challenge #10: your project should shake, wobble or pop!

I made a 5"x7" card for this challenge. The card base was made with a tan cardstock. I then cut a piece of light blue patterned paper 1/4" smaller and adhered it to the card base. I cut the sailboat, airplane and helicopter from Boys Will Be Boys. The sailboat is cut at 2," the helicopter at 1 3/4" and the airplane at 1 1/2." I then attached them all to some pieces of coiled wire. The present is created by covering some brown cardstock with the blue sqare patterned paper, it is 3"x3." I then cut "flaps" from the same brown cardstock. I added the ribbon to make it look like an opened present. I attached the wire to the back of the present, then adhered it to the card base using foam tape. Now all my little toys wobbled around!

For the inside of the card I cut two pieces of blue cardstock, each 1/4" smaller than the layer before, and adhered them down. I then used rich cocoa ink by Tskukineko to stamp my sentiment, and I don't remember who the stamp is by, I've had it in my stash for quite some time. I figure this would make a cute birthday card for a little boy! Enjoy!!

Now head on over to Card Creations & More by C and check out what the rest of the design team did! Then get inspired to make your own project that wobbles, shakes or pops! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Friday, May 20, 2011


Yet another layout of some pictures from my high school trip to Sweden. I am bound and determined to get this album done. It works out so well when I can create something for the album to meet a challenge or two, like this layout. It is a 12"x12" layout. The background cardstock is from K&Company and I thought it was perfect with those little bikes on it (they are kind of hard to see though - just take my word for it). I cut a piece of shimmery orange cardstock at 6 3/4"x8" and a piece of ivory cardstock at 6 3/4"x7." I adhered them together and then adhered them to the page. I added the picture and the bus pass. I then used Going Places to cut out the bus and the bike, using the regular and shadow features on both. The bus is cut at 2" and the bike is cut at 1 1/2." I used Don Juan for the title, it is the under pressure creative feature. It is cut at 1 1/4." I then attached all my cuts and added some faux stitching to the title. I finished it all off with the journaling.

I made this page following the sketch at Papercraft Star. I also made it to meet the challenge at My Sheri Crafts. The challenge there is "transportation." I thought a bike and a bus met that, plus that WAS my transportation in Sweden (for the most part).

Flaunt It Fridays Challenge #23

It is time for another Flaunt It Fridays challenge! I hope you all enjoyed the Friday the 13th Blog Hop last week. This week's challenge is to flaunt the Pooh Font Set cartridge, specifically the Tigger with the ducky cut.
I knew I wanted to make a scrapbook layout for a baby's bath time with this cut. The page is 12"x12." I used some Debbie Mumm cardstock for the background. Tigger and the ducky are cut at 4." I also used the Pooh in the washtub cut for the page, I thought it worked nicely. He is cut at 3 1/2." The title is from Baby Steps, cut at 2 3/4." I cut three photo mats. The largest one is meant for a 4"x4" picture, with the blue mat cut 1/8" larger and the black mat at 4 1/4"x4 1/4." The two smaller mats are for 3"x3" picutres; the blue mat is 1/8" larger and the black mat is 3 1/4"x3 1/4." I added glossy accents to all the water and star dust Stickles to all the bubbles to finish off this page.

Now head on over to Flaunt It Fridays to check out the rest of the amazing design team for inspiration. Then submit your own project for a chance to win our grand prize: a gift certificate from! I can't wait to see how you flaunt it!! :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Graduation Album

I guess these are usually called "word books," but since this creates the number 2000, I will call it a number book. It is a mini album for pictures from my graduation and grad party. I found these pictures in an old album and thought they needed something a little more special.

I created the book using my Gypsy. I welded the numbers to squares and rectangles. The numbers came from Robotz and the squares/rectangles the make up the pages are from George and Basic Shapes. The book is 5" tall and made from chipboard. The grad cap on the front is from Locker Talk, cut at 2 1/2." I flocked the tassle and used glossy accents on the button. The title is Cricut Keystone, cut at 1" for "Central" and 3/4" for "graduation." I then embossed it with Swiss Dots. Each page was covered with red cardstock and the numbers were covered with white glitter cardstock. I used an EK Success punch for the star border and all the small stars. The one larger star is a Fiskars punch.This title is from Jasmine, cut at 1 1/2."

I added Stickles to the stars on this page.

The banner and font are both from Birthday Bash. The banner is cut at 1 1/4" and the font at 3/4." I then used some white glitter on the font.

I made this for the following challenges:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

I feel like I have been neglecting my crafting lately when I look at my blog. I have been doing some crafting, but it is for a project for my friends' wedding, so I am not posting picture for a while yet. I have also been working on getting my house prepped for construction next week. We are getting a new heating/air conditioning system, so we are taking down the drop ceiling in the basement. I will probably be quite busy in the next week or so, but I will craft and post as much as I can. Now, on to today's project:
This card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used a dark purple cardstock for the base, then cut some dark pink cardstock at 5 1/4"x4." The glittery white cardstock is cut at 5"x3 3/4" and embossed with the Seeing Spots folder. I wrapped and tied it with some pink ribbon. The cupcake is cut at 2 1/2" from Sweet Treats. I used a paper crimper on the cupcake wrapper. I stamped my sentiment, which actually two different stamps, or parts of them anyways. I then cut it to fit and matted it with some dark purple cardstock, cut 1/4" larger. I adhered the sentiment to the card base, then used pop-dots to adhere my cupcake.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Baby Bag

How cute is this shaped card?! I just love how it turned out. The card is 4 1/4"x5 1/4." I used my Gypsy to weld two of the baby bag shadows together. The baby bag comes from Doodlecharms and is cut at 5." I then cut out the baby bag using the argyle patterned cardstock and the pale green layers for it. I added two blue brads at the ends of the bag straps. The bear and the bottle are also from Doodlecharms and both are cut at 2 1/4." I flocked the bear with some light blue flocking powder, added some glossy accents to his nose, drew in his mouth with a black pen and used black pearls for his eyes. All I did to the bottle was use a marker to add some detail to the lines. I adhered the bear and the bottle to the argyle bag, then attached it all to the card base. My sentiment was created with some rub-on letters.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Party Time

This is a 12"x12" single page layout. The background cardstock is from My Mind's Eye, as is the cardstock for the scalloped circle. The patterned cardstock for the photo mat is from DCWV. The rest of the cardstock and paper is from my stash. The scalloped circle was cut from Mini Monograms at 10." I used Once Upon a Princess for the rest of the cuts. The title was cut at 3" and the tag behind it was cut using the cut to length feature at 7 1/4." The white tag was cut at 3" and I added two butterfly brads to the sides. The rose was cut at 2 1/2." I embossed the rose with the D'vine Swirls folder and the party hat was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. The photo mat was cut at 4 1/4"x6 1/4" and the lime green layer was cut 1/8" larger, this way it is ready for a 4"x6" photo. I adhered everything to the base layer, except the rose...I used pop-dots to adhere that to the page.
I made this for the following challenges:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank You Berry Much

This is a 4"x4" set of gift cards. I used a white cardstock for the base and made four cards. I cut 3 3/4" squares from the grass patterned cardstock, then cut them on the diagonal to make triangles. I adhered the triangles to the card base, then wrapped it with some green twine. The strawberries are cut from Simply Charmed at 3." I used my Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots embossing folder to emboss the red layer of the strawberries. I used pop-dots to adhere them to the card base. The sentiment is a stamp from My Pink Stamper. I stamped them with warm red ink by ColorBox.

I made these for the following challenges:

365 Cards: "Day 69" - sketch

BBTB2: Simply Charmed - strawberry

Cupcake Inspirations: cupcake photo