Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birthday Card for My Daughter-in-law

This 6 X 6 card was made using a sketch from Peachy Keen Stamps for a challenge. The card must contain a metallic element, circle and ribbon. I used metallic paper as the shadow for the sentiment. The Birthday Girl sentiment and the scalloped rings are from the Cricut Storybook cartridge. The card is embossed using the Cuttlebug Oriental Weave embossing folder on the front and using the Cuttlebug embossing folder Created For You With Love on the back.

The outside corners of the front and back of the card were rounded.

DCWV Latte Metallic paper was used for the shadowing of the letters. The sentiment is attached to the card with pop ups to give a 3D effect.

The scalloped rings are partially glued down enabling the ribbon to be weaved through the rings.

 Close up of the bow and button with thread, as well as some of the embossing.

 Inside view of the card showing how a slit was put into the fold of the card to accommodate the ribbon.

 Card and view of the envelope made using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard.

Cardstock: DCWV; K & Company
Cricut Cartridge: Storybook
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Oriental Weave; Created for You With Love
Ribbon: American Crafts, Thread: (?)
Button: Multi Craft Imports
Adhesive: Zig 2 Way; Glue Dots; Pop up (?)
Tools: Provocraft Cricut Expression,  Gypsy, Cuttlebug; We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper; Martha Stewart Scoreboard

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Blooms

I made this layout to participate in Throwback Thursday on Emma's blog  My Creative Time. Spring is my favorite season, so I decided to make a layout using pictures of some of my daffodils, as well as Camellia and Rhododendron I saw a couple of years ago on a trip back from Virginia. As part of the challenge we were asked to use one of the Cricut Lite cartridges. I used the Lovely Floral Lite Cartridge for the title and the pink flower.

The photo mats, title and flower were cut using the Gypsy and Cricut expression. The photos were distressed and the photos, mats and title shadow were inked.

The flower petals were Stickled.

The font used for the title didn't have a shadow, so I glued it to a mat and roughly cut a shadow. To make the title stand out more I outlined all the letters with a green pen.

The ribbon on the layout is held in place with cute floral brads.

Cardstock: DCWV
Cartridge: Cricut Lite Lovely Floral
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye; Tsukineko Brillance - Graphite Black; Kuretake Zig Millennium Pens -Pure Green and Pure Black
Adhesives: Rangers Stickles - Cotton Candy; Zig 2 Way; Glue Glide Pro; ATG
Tools: ProvoCraft Gypsy and Cricut Expression; Tim Holtz Distressor; We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Crop -a - Dile Corner Chromper; Acrylic Stamps (I don't know the manufacturer)
Accessories: American Craft ribbon; Floral Brads ( I don't know the manufacturer)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Get Well Card

This get well card was made using scraps from the birthday card previously made and posted.

The butterfly negative piece of Coredinaions cardstock was embossed using the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy folder and sanded to reveal the core, than the edges were inked before adhering to the card base.

Revealing inside of card

Cardstock: Coredinations; DCWV
Cricut Cartridge: Indie Art
Cuttlebug folder: Floral Fantasy
Ink: Distress Ink Tumble Glass(edges); Brilliance Mediterranean Blue( butterfly)
Stamps: Get Well(/); butterfly( Inkakinkado)
Ribbon: Michaels Sugar 'n Spice
Adhesives: ATG
Tools: Making Memories sander

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthday Card for My Granddaughter-in-law

This is a card I made for my granddaughter-in-law's birthday. The card is 5.25 X 6.25.

Card and Envelope

Card Front

View to Show the Inside

Closeup of Sentiment
The lace sentiment was cut from Coredinations cardstock. The Happy Birthday was sanded to reveal the blue core, than covered with Glossy Accents to make it shiny.

Closeup of the Butterflies
The butterflies were layered and shadowed. The top layer of the butterflies were embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder and sanded to reveal the core. The tips of the antennae were bejeweled with the I-Rock.

Cardstock: Coredinations; DCWV; scraps(?)
Cricut Cartridges: Paper Lace( Happy Birthday Lace Mat); Indie Art( butterflies)
Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots
Ribbon: Michaels Sweet & Sassy
Adhesives: Glossy Accents; Zig 2 Way; ATG; Popups(?)
Tools: Gypsy; Cricut Expression; Imaginisce I-Rock; Making Memories Sander; Martha Stewart Scoreboard

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Welcome Card for My Greatgranddaughter

On Valentine's Day a beautiful little girl arrived one month early to my grandson and his wife. So I just had to make a special card to welcome her to the family.

 Card and Envelope

Envelope Flap 

Card Front 
5.25 X 6.25

The top layer of the onesie cut from Coredinations paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and sanded to reveal the pink core. The lace mat was embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder. Black Diamond Stickles was used for the duck's eye. Candy Cane Stickles was used to outline the onesie.

 Black Diamond Stickles was used for the lamb's eyes and hooves. 

Frosted Lace Stickles was used to give sparkle to the lambs. 

Cotton Candy Stickles was used to add sparkle to the sentiment.
An I-Rock gem was used for the dot of the letter i.

Cardstock: DCWV; A C Cardstock; Coredinations Whitewash; scraps(?)
Cricut Cartridges: Wall Decor( onesie, duck, lamb, lamb border, and sentiment); Paper Lace(mat)
Cuttlebug Folders: Swiss Dots; Polka Dots; Created For You With Love
Ribbon: American Crafts
Adhesives: Xyron X; Zig 2 Way; Glue Dots; Stickles; Popups(?)
Tools: Gypsy; Cricut Expression; Cuttlebug; Crop-a-dile Corner Chromper; Making Memories sander; Imaginisce I-Rock; Martha Stewart Scoreboard