Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

This is the Christmas card I made for this year to send to family and a few friends. Utilizing large white blank 6 1/2 X 5 cards (Halcraft) I had a lot of fun using many different techniques. I used Provocraft Gypsy, Baby Bug Cricut, Expression and Cuttlebug machines. The small ornamental figures used on the inside of the cards were actually cut last year using the Gypsy and Baby Bug. With all my travelling last year I didn't have time to make cards, so I decided to use them this year.

Cardstock: The Paper Company 4 1/2 X 6, Provocraft Cuttlebug Lace Tree folder, Imaginisce I-Rock, Offray Ribbon, Punches: We R Memory Keepers Corner Round Punch and Crop-a dile

Clear Stamp: Sandylion, Ranger Embossing Ink, Martha Stewart Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Darice Heating Tool

Cardstock: A C Cardstock; Top Note(Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge) 2.5 X 1.86 and shadow 2.75 X 2.11, Clear Stamp: Inkadinkado, Ink: Tsukineko, Sakura Gelly Roll, Rangers Stickles and Glossy Accents

                                                                    Back of the card    
Provocraft Cuttlebug folder, Stamp:San Diego Designs by Henry, Ink: Tsukineko            

The following are the various images ( Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge) I added to the inside of the cards. They were enhanced using Rangers Glossy Accents and Stickles.

Adhesives: ATG, Zig 2 Way  and Popups(?)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Birthday Card for 12 Year Old

This is a card I made for a grandson who will be 12 years old tomorrow. I chose the colors of blue, brown and green for a My Pink Stamper challenge.

 The envelope was made using the Martha Stewart scoreboard. For the A6 card the printed paper rectangle( George), trumpet ( Paper Dolls for Everyday), basketball ( Sports Mania), shield ( Paper Doll Dress Up), Happy Birthday and numbers (Doodletype) were cut out using the Provocraft Gypsy, Cricut Expression and Cricut cartridges.

The edges of the card and shield were inked  using Ranger Distress Pine Needle ink. Ranger Glossy Accents was used to highlight the basketball.

Provocraft Cuttlebug and birthday folder were used to emboss the paper inside the card.
Paper and Cardstock: K & Company, A C Cardstock and Wausau; Adhesive: Glue Glide Pro, Zig-2-Way; Hemp: Darice Inc

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Musical Birthday Card

Today is my sister Carol's birthday. Her favorite color is green and she loves to write lyrics for songs. She has been writing lyrics since she was a teenager. Even though she has not had any success getting them set to music or published, this year at 60+ Carol decided to go to college for the first time to study music theory. I'm very happy and proud of her.

Using the Gypsy with George & Basic Shapes and Gypsy Wanderings cartridges, I designed an A6 card for her. The two layers, sentiment, musical notes and shadows were cut using the Cricut Expression . The envelope was made using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard. I have submitted this card to MyPink Stamper for her challenge this week.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basic ( base and the shadow); Wausau ( musical notes, Happy Birthday and inside card) and DCWV Latte Stack ( envelope), Paper: DCWV Christmas Combo Matstack and K & Company, Punch: Martha Stewart Swirling Lace, Cuttlebug and Folder Allegro, Ink: Ranger Distress Tea Dye, Adhesive: ATG; Zig 2-Way; GlueDot mini and Provocraft Terrifically Tacky Tape, Ribbon: Offray

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cards I Have Made in the Past Couple of Months

This is a card I made to thank the instructor I had for eight weeks to learn Italian before I went on a recent three week vacation in Europe.

Paper from scrap stash, Cardstock: A C Cardstock and The Paper Company, Cuttlebug  and Thanks folder, Martha Stewart Scoreboard, Hemp, Adhesive: Glue Glide Pro

One of my son-in-laws loves to read, so I thought this would be the perfect birthday card for him.

Cardstock: DCWV( blue 6 1/4 X 4 1/2; brown 5 3/4 X 4), envelope At Home, Paper: Tim Holtz idea-ology Lost & Found for the book, Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye, Provocraft: Gypsy, Cricut and  Cartridges Cursive 101(book) and Elegant Cakes(happy birthday), Adhesive: ATG and Zig 2-way, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scoreboard

This is a birthday card I made for one of my sisters. Her favorite color is red, so I had to use a lot of red for her card.

Cardstock: K & Company and A C Company, Punch: Martha Stewart Swirling Lace, Stamp: Technique Tuesday, Ink: Color Box, Rangers Stickles(Christmas Red and Yellow), Tools: We R Memory Keepers Chromper, Provocraft Cricut and Teardrop Cartridge. Adhesive: ATG, Zig 2-Way amd Pop Dots, Martha Stewart Scoreboard

Last week one of my granddaughters celebrated her 9th birthday. It was fun making this card for her and seeing her joy when she opened the envelope.

This card was designed using the Provocraft Gypsy. The little girl shape is from the A Child's Year cartridge. I took one of the shapes and flipped it than welded the two shapes togethter to form a shape card using the Gypsy. Than I welded the number nine from the Birthday Cakes cartridge to the cupcake. The Happy Birthday with balloons is also from the Birthday Cakes cartridge.

Cardstock and paper: A C Cardstock, K & Company, Ranger Stickes, Embossing: Fiskars Braids and Cuttlebug Distress Stripes were used with stylus for the hair texture and the cupcake wrapper, Ribbon: American Crafts,  Adhesive: Zig 2-Way, ProvoCraft Terrifically Tacky Tape, Martha Stewart Scoreboard