Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sweet Birthday Wishes

This sweet cupcake card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4." I created the aqua/purple mat by spraying white cardstock with some Tatter Angel Glimmer Mist. I sprayed it with turquoise blue, then spattered it with a little bit of purple. The cupcake is cut at 4 3/4" from Sweet Shop. I used glossy accents on the cherry and also pop-dotted it for some dimension. I embossed the icing layer with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder. The monogram is from Tie the Knot, cut at 1 3/4." I blinged up cupcake with some gems on the wrapper, cinnamon Stickles on the sprinkles, and grape Stickles on the "L" part of the monogram. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. I adhered the cupcake to the card with pop-dots. I created this card for the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sweet Friend

What a sweet card this turned out to be! It is 5"x5." Both the coffee cup and donut are from the Cricut Lite cartridge, Love You a Latte. The coffee cup is cut at 4" and the donut is cut at 2." I covered the steam with picket fence Stickles and the coffee is covered with two layers of glossy accents. I also went over the chocolate frosting on the donut with some glossy accents and put cotton candy Stickles on the sprinkles. My sentiments are both from Scrappy Moms Stamps and the adorable little face is from Peachy Keen Stamps. I finished off the card with a dark brown bow.

I made this for the following challenges:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Binary Birthday

I have got a fun, but nerdy shape card for you today! I created the shape using Robotz and my Gypsy to weld all those 1's and 0's together. For those of you who don't speak binary (which would also be me - I had to look these up), the top number is an "H" and the bottom one is a "B." The numbers are 2" tall and welded together using the shadow feature. I then cut them all again using the shadow feature at 1 3/4" and the regular feature, also at 1 3/4." I used Once Upon a Princess for the balloons, I just hid their faces on my Gypsy. I stamped my sentiments, which are from Scrappy Moms Stamps on some banners that I cut and added some bling on the "happy" one. I used a lot of pop-dots to layer all the pieces onto the card. All the patterned paper (10 different patterns!) came from the Celebration Stack by DCWV.

I made this card for my brother. He is a self-proclaimed nerd/geek. At Christmas he wanted a welcome mat that spelled out welcome in binary. That gave me the idea to make his birthday card in binary. The only problem is that spelling out the whole word would take up a lot of space, so I limited it to the letters "H" and "B." Hope you enjoy this one!

I made this card for the following challenges:

My Craft Spot: shaped birthday card

365 Cards: 10 different patterned papers

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Scent-sational Birthday

How adorable is this little skunk?! I just had to create a card with her. This card is 5"x7." I used black cardstock for the card base, then added white and pink mats, both 1/4" smaller than the previous layer. I cut a black rectangle, 4"x4 1/4" and adhered it to my card. I added a strip of black cardstock, that I punched with a Fiskars border punch. I wrapped it with a pink glittery ribbon and adhered it to my card. The white rectangle is 3 3/4"x4" and ran it through my Cuttlebug, using the Polka Dots folder. The skunk was cut from Create a Critter at 3 1/2." I flocked the pink layer so she would be nice and fuzzy. I added black pearls for the eyes and nose. Her bow is also from Create a Critter, it actually belongs to the hedgehog. I covered the bow with diamond Stickles. I pop-dotted the shadow layer to the card and also pop-dotted the regular layer to the shadow layer. I used George and Basic Shapes to cut the heart out of some glittery chipboard. I adhered it under her paws, so it would look like she was holding it. I then added six pieces of flower bling. I finished off the card with the sentiment. I used two Scrappy Moms Stamps to create my sentiment.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Friday, February 10, 2012


Here is another part of the wedding scrapbook for my friends. If you missed some of the other ones, my friends got married in Belize in June, and as part of their gift I am making their scrapbook. The other part of their gift was my going to Belize with them. :) I know, it was such a sacrifice on my part! ;) My friend's dress had this crazy lace-up back that I got the joy of doing. So, these are the pictures of that adventure. It seemed like it took forever because I had to make sure that each time I pulled it through I had to make sure the lace was laying flat. So, in the pictures I am the one doing the tying, with my insane sunburn. I think the pictures actually toned it done, if you can believe that!

Both pages are 12"x12" and the background paper is from the Mediterranean Stack by DCWV. I cut a strip of coral cardstock at 1 3/4"x12" and used a Martha Stewart border punch on the bottom edge of it. I adhered it down, then added some ivory ribbon. The large picture on this first page is 4"x6." I double matted it with ivory and coral cardstocks, both are from the Mediterranean Stack by DCWV and both are 1/4" larger than the previous layer. The three smaller pictures are all 2" wide, but they vary in length. The smallest one is 2 1/2," the middle one is 2 3/4" and the third one is 3" tall. I single matted these ones in ivory and "hung" them from the larger picture. I used small ribbon under the pictures, then tied that same type of ribbon into bows that I attached at the bottom of the larger picture. I am really lovin' how they look!! I created the swirls with some teal gems and white pearls. The journaling space is cut from the Nestabilities Label Two die.

I also cut a strip of coral cardstock for this page as well. This time the strip is 2"x12" and I just adhered it down, vertically, and added two strips of ivory ribbon. I put three pictures along the ribbon, the top and bottom ones are 3 1/2"x3 1/2" and the middle one is 3"x3." I single matted all three of them with ivory cardstock. The larger pictuers is 3 1/2"x5." I double matted this one with ivory and coral cardstocks, both layers 1/4" larger than the previous layer. My title was cut from Tinkerbell and Friends at 3/4." I then added a organza flower that I picked up at JoAnns and covered it with glossy accents. The large coral colored flower is actually a white daisy clip that I got at JoAnns. I then took off the clip and took the pieces apart and sprayed it with coral reef Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I also sprayed the center part with bahama blue. Once it was dry I put it back together again, minus a couple of layers (it would have been too big) and added a little bit of lagoon Stickles to the center. The seashell is a chipboard piece from Tattered Angels. I painted on some Perfect Pearls, by Ranger. I then added some liquid pearls to the embossed accents on the shell.

There was so much that I did on this layout, but I think it was totally worth it. I just love how it all turned out, especially the look of those little bows! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Lacy Love

The challenge at Perfect Sentiments this week is to use the photo they provided (you can see it at the bottom right of this post) to inspire your card. When I saw the picture the first thing I was drawn to was the pattern of the tablecloth. That was my inspiration and the basis for this card. I didn't use any of the colors or much else, but I just loved the look of the those lacy flowers on the tablecloth. To create my card I used Wild Card to cut the scalloped card, using the blackout feature. I then put small black brads in each of the scallops. I cut the black lacy doily from Paper Lace at 4." I then cut it again out of red at 3." I cut the shadow feature for it out of white at 3" and out of black at 3 1/4." I covered the red doily in red glitter then adhered all those pieces together. I pop-dotted that part to the card. I then tied some black ribbon in a bow and added it to the card. I covered a heart shaped button with red glitter and added it to the bow. It took me forever to decided on what I wanted to use for my sentiment. I knew I wanted to use "love you" or some derivation of that, I just didn't know what cartridge I wanted to use for it. I finally settled on Opposites Attract. I really liked the look of using both fonts. Then I went back and forth trying to decide which one to put in front, but I finally decided to put the "love" in front. The "love" is cut using the regular font at 1." I covered it in red glitter. The "you" is cut using the opposite font. I adhered the "love" onto the "you" and pop-dotted the whole thing to the card. All the elements really give it a great texture and a lot of dimension. I love how it turned out.I made this for the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Key to My Heart

I had a group of people from my EMT class over today and we were studying for upcoming tests on Anatomy and Pathophysiology. It was pretty intense and when I got done I just needed to craft (that's my stress reliever)! So I came up with this sweet and simple Valentine's card. The part that took the longest on this card was waiting for the glossy accents to dry! I used white cardstock for the card base, it is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I cut the striped paper 1/8" smaller. The striped paper came from the Basics Stack by DCWV. I used Sweethearts to cut out the heart shaped lock. It is cut at 4." I then covered the red part of the lock with glossy accents and sprinkled it with some crystal glitter. I used a Scrappy Moms Stamp for the sentiment, which I cut out using the Labels Four Nestabilities. I then edged the label with burgundy Stickles. I tied the key and the heart shaped button with some white embroidery floss and added those to the card. I got the key at JoAnns when they had them on clearance and the button was just in my stash of buttons. I finished it off with three red gems in the top right corner. See? Nice and easy! :)

I made this card for the following challenges:

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Calla Lily Wall Art

I had a rare Sunday off from work today, so I got crafty...after I finished my homework. I decided to create some wall art for my bathroom wall. I used Art Nouveau to create this one, the calla lily cut. I cut it at 9 3/4." I cut every layer twice, one layer was adhered straight to the previous layer, the second one was pop-dotted. This really gives it a great sense of dimension. I adhered it to a piece of aqua paper. I already had the frame on hand, just waiting for what I would come up with. I took the glass out of the frame since this piece is so thick. The final picture shows all the dimension. I have to admit that it looks really good hanging on my wall.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Valentine's Giraffe

Here is a simple little Valentine, that I think would be perfect for a child. The card is 5"x7" and I used white cardstock for the base. The red layer is cut at 4 3/4"x6 3/4" and the pink layer is cut at 4 1/2"x6 1/2." I then cut the white cardstock at 4 1/4"x6 1/4" and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Polka Dots embossing folder. The giraffe is cut from the Paisley cartridge at 3 1/2." It cuts out sideways so it is about 6 1/4" tall. I cut it out in pink and red. The little hearts on the tail, back and horns are all from Paisley as well. The large hearts were cut from George and Basic Shapes. The red one is cut at 1 1/2," the pink one is cut at 1 1/4" and the white one is cut at 1 3/4." I stamped the sentiment on the white heart. It is a Scrappy Moms Stamp. I then used pop-dots to adhere the giraffe and the white heart. I finished off the card with some ruby slipper Stickles around the white heart and glossy accents on the hearts of the giraffe.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Baby Carriage

How cute is this shaped card? I thought it turned out so adorably! I used New Arrival and my Gypsy to create this shaped card. I used the shadow feature of the carriage, flipped one and welded the two images together. They are 5.98" tall. I then cut the regular feature and layered all my pieces together. The patterned papers are from the Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Stack by DCWV. The top purple layer of the carriage is pop-dotted. I used seven tiny white brads on the green part of the canopy and three large pearl brads for the wheels and canopy hinge. My sentiment is a combination of two stamps by Scrappy Moms Stamps and stamped in purple hydrangea ink by Tsukineko. I then added three purple pearls on either side of my sentiment. I finished it off with some star dust Stickles around the edge of the carriage and along the lines of the canopy.
I made this card for the following two challenges:
BBTB2: "New Arriaval" - baby carriage
365 Cards: "Day 338" - 10 or more brads

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Be Mine, Tiny Valentine

This is a set of tiny Valentine cards. All four cards are 3"x3." I used pre-made cards from DCWVfor the card bases, I just trimmed them down to 3"x3." Two of them are glittery pink and two are glittery red. I cut some white cardstock at 2 3/4"x2 3/4." I stamped my sentiment, which is from Scrappy Moms Stamps on the bottom left corner of the white cardstock. I used red and pink inks. I then used my Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots folder to emboss the white cardstock. I pulled out Beyond Birthdays, which is a cartridge that I haven't used in almost a year! The heart with the ribbon around it is from that cartridge and I cut it at 2 1/2." I then glittered the hearts, two in red and two in pink. I cut the ribbon layer and flocked them, again two in pink and two in red. I pieced them all together and used pop-dots to adhere them to the cards. There you go, a sweet and simple tiny Valentine! Enjoy!!

I made these cards for the following challenges:
365 Cards: "Day 336" - use a two word sentiment
Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes
Fantabulous Cricut: 3"x3" Valentine card
Scrappy Moms Stamps: "Rock Princess" (I don't own this cartridge, so I used a heart from Beyond Birthdays that looks like the one tied with a bow on Rock Princess)
Whimsical Designs: use something old (I haven't used Beyond Birthdays in about a year)
My Craft Spot: anything goes