Monday, September 26, 2011

Autumn wedding card

Another card for a co-worker and dear friend. She showed me the wedding invitation for guidance on the colors and theme. Sooooo, rather than, you know, going outside and picking up real leaves, I went to my trusty Cricut!
The leaves were cut at 4 1/2" from A Child's Year cartridge. I then squeezed most of the moisture out of a wet wipe and inked it using various contrasting fall colors which I then dabbed on the leaves. I let the leaves partially dry, then sprayed the leaves with Snow Queen Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. The spray spread the ink a little bit, giving a nice natural mottled look to the leaves. I then let them fully dry before applying to the card. The sentiments were stamped, and I used various scraps and bits and pieces for the rest of the card.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wedding card easel

One of several wedding cards I made for a co-worker to choose from. Of course, I forgot to write any details down. About the only thing I can say is the cake is from Paper Doll Dress Up. The easel card seems to be my new favorite style. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Apple bushel basket birthday card

I made this card for a co-worker who was giving her sister an apple tree as a present. Her only request was that the card have something to do with apples. Well, I thought and thought and finally realized I could try one of those "flower pot" cards I've seen everywhere but never made myself.
I used Doodlecharms for both the basket (cut at 4 1/2", I think) and the apples (cut at 1 1/4") using scrap papers I had laying around. I printed the sentiment on the computer.
It seemed to be a big hit at work and I think it turned out pretty cute. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This is a birthday card I made for my sister-in-law. For onceI didn't use any Cricut. My youngest daughter picked out the theme and we used a cute die-cut we found at our local scrapbook store. The cute papers are from DCWV Pets Stack. This is also my first ever easel card - wow, was it super easy to do - don't know why I was so afraid to try it! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Black, red and white wedding tri-fold card

This is another card made for a coworker using the black, red and white color scheme from the wedding. Not my favorite...wanted it more elegant, but again, I was a little lacking in creativity last week. Will try to do better next time...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Onesie Baby cards

I made these for a coworker - without any preferences other than it had to be 2 girl and 1 boy card, I was free to do what I wanted. I was a little short on energy, creativity and time last week, but I still think these turned out pretty cute.
I used basic white 5 x 6.5 cardstock for the base. Background papers are all from The Paper Studio (so CUTE!!). The onesies were cut from the B is for Boy cartridge - cut at 4.5" for the girls and 5" for the boy card. The monkey on the boy card is from Everday Paper Dolls (cut at 2"), the rattle is from Sugar and Spice (also cut at 2") and the heart is from George and Basic Shapes (again, at 2"). The "Wee One" is from B is for Boy (cut at 1", I think...) and the "Little Princess" is from Sugar and Spice (again, at 1", I think).
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Baby shower card

I made this one for a co-worker who is expecting, but not finding out the sex of the baby until he/she is born. I applaud that, but it made it a little more difficult to buy presents! I ended up getting a crib-to-floor light-up piano that had jungle animals on it, and made this card to match.
The animals were all made using Everyday Paper Dolls cut at mostly 3.5" (I can't remember for sure on all of them - MUST start writing this stuff down!).
It seemed to be a big hit at the shower. Thanks for looking!

Second 60th Birthday card

This is the card she chose. I added some "bling" to the big empty spot on the front, but unfortunately forgot to take another picture. Also, I know the diaper on the inside is hideous. I don't have a cartridge with a good diaper. Had to do the best I could with the diaper from the Paper Dolls cartridge. I'll remedy this by buying a new cartridge soon.
All that being said, I love how this turned out. It was my first attempt at a "pop-up card and I think that part worked well. I also have to give big kudos to my friend Trudi who came up with the idea for the sentiment. It got a big chuckle from all the girls at work.
Thanks for looking!

60th Birthday card

One of my co-workers asked me to make a humorous 60th birthday card for her sister. And I had less than 24 hours notice. Now, I can be somewhat witty sometimes, but this one had me stumped. I decided to make 2 and let her choose. This is the one she didn't pick. I paraphrased a quote from George Carlin for the sentiment.
I used 5" x 6.5" basic white cardstock and some paper I had laying around (don't know the maker). For the background, I used the Twinkle Toes cartridge and for the circle shape, I used the Sugar and Spice cartridge. The number 60 was cut from Plantin' Schoolbook. I also used some birthday rub-ons for the balloons and confetti (again, don't know who made it).
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Harry Potter birthday card

I made this card for my sister's birthday. She's been a little Potter-obsessed lately - she reread the entire series of books from start to finish leading up to the final movie (I'd never be able to do that with all the "Mom!" interruptions from my girls). Anyway, I tried to be as detailed as possible. Didn't turn out perfect, but I was still pretty pleased - hope she likes it! I used Paper Dolls and Everyday Paper Dolls for the cuts.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Picture perfect love

I made this card for a dear friend at work who is having her wedding shower this week. The bride and groom are in their 50's and it's somewhat of a non-traditional wedding, so I thought I could go a little "out of the box" on this card. They are both photography buffs, so I had the idea to incorporate that theme.
I made the camera at 4", cut from Locker Talk. I also used Design Studio to make the shaped base of the card (also at 4"). The bride and groom are from Stretch Your Imagination, cut at 1". I used Alphalicious for the "a picture perfect" and welded the words on DS. The "Love" is from the Heritage cartridge.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hey Chicky!

I made 12 of these little pails for Easter baskets for my nieces and nephews. It's so hard to find something relatively easy to do that also satisfies my obsessive need to go overboard :). I started with $1.00 buckets from Target - so cute, and I loved the little ribbon accent!

The chick is from Simply Charmed, cut at 3 1/4". The scalloped square background is from Storybook, cut at 4" (I think). I mounted each on a candy-colored popsicle stick from my stockpile of miscellaneous supplies. I really wanted to add the message "Happy Easter to one of my favorite peeps", which I saw on someone else's project, but my daughter wouldn't let me do it - she said "They're not your peeps, they're relatives". Buzzkill!

I think they turned out pretty cute! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Came Love...

I made this card for one of my dear friends. Miss Amber was one of the first people I hired when I was the store manager of our local video store, and she worked for me through her college years and beyond. She is one of the smartest, most genuinely wonderful women I've ever been lucky to know. She will always be one of "my kids", but now she's expecting her first little bundle of joy and I could not be happier for her and her husband. I just had to make this card to celebrate this milestone.

I used Stretch Your Imagination for the wedding bell and the baby carriage and Beyond Birthdays for the heart. I embossed the baby carriage using a Cuttlebug folder and the heart using a Sizzix folder - I'm such a cheat, though - I use my Sizzix Texture Boutique for all my embossing and it works just fine :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Blue and brown #3

I used Home Decor for the heart on this one.

Blue and brown #2

Also used Inspired Heart for this one. Never realized how often I use the blue/brown color scheme. I'll try to mix some other colors in soon!

Blue & brown miscellaneous card set

Here are a few cards I made for a lady at work who was going to a "white elephant" party. I used the Inspired Heart cartridge for the angel.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wedding card

Welcome to my first ever blog post. I'm not really sure how to do this, so thanks for coming on the adventure with me! I simply LOVE making cards, so thought this would be a good way to share them. Thanks to all the talented folks on other blogs and message boards for all the inspiration!

This first card is my first ever tri-fold card. I have a few weddings to attend this year, so not sure which one I'll use it for.

I used the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge for the bell and cake, paper pack was from Colorbok (from Wal-Mart), Cuttlebug folder for the cake layers and used clear Stickles for the frosting on the cake. Thanks for looking!