Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Minnie Mouse Birthday Card

Valentine’s Day my great granddaughter Malia celebrated her second birthday. For her  birthday I created this Minnie Mouse birthday card using the Cricut Imagine print diecutting machine and Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge(page 59).

White Bazzill Basic Cardstock and RGB colors for Minnie were used. The Minnie on the front of the card and all the layers were cut at 4.5 inches. Minnie’s bow was embellished with Rangers Glam Pink Stickles. Her bow and hands were adhered with Popups. The Minnie and layers on the inside of the card were cut at 3.5 inches.

The sentiment and shadow were cut using Fiskars cardstock at 1 inch using the Cricut Expression machine and Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art cartridge(page 55).
White cardstock from The Paper Company was embossed with the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder using a Provocraft Cuttlebug machine.

Malia's Card  (1)               Malia's Card  (3)

Malia's Card  (7)
SUPPLIES: Cardstock-Bazzill Basic, The Paper Company(white), Fiskars(pink); Diecutters-Cricut Imagine, Cricut Expression, Provocraft Cuttlebug(embossing); Adhesives-Zig 2 Way, ATG, Popups; Ribbon-Tall Mouse; Others- Rangers Stickles

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cupid Valentine

For my four daughters I made this Valentine card.
The 6 1/2 X 5 Halcraft Greeting Card was used as the card base. I cut the corners with a Fiskars 3 way corner punch. AC Cardstock was used for all of the cuts on the front of the card.
Using the largest(4 1/4 inches) Spellbinders Heart Squares the mat was cut using the Tim Holtz Vagabond machine. Cupid(2 3/4 inches), layer and the shadow were cut with the Cricut Expression using the Sweethearts cartridge(page 33). The heart held by Cupid is embellished with Christmas Red Stickles. The mat was adhered to the card base with foam squares and Cupid was adhered to the mat with foam squares as well.
The band was made using the Martha Stewart Linked Trim punch and ribbon from Michaels was threaded through and made tied into a bow that is held in place with a mini GlueDot.
The sentiment using the Jasmine cartridge was welded with the Gypsy machine and cut with the Cricut Expression machine.
The sentiment on the inside of the card was found on the internet. I printed it on Georgia Pacific cardstock. I cut it into the heart shape using a Fiskars Shaper Template. I inked the edges with Colorbox Warm Red. Some of the hearts that were cut out of the mat on the front and the arrow is left over from the Cupid layer cut.
SUPPLIES:Cardstock-AC Cardstock, Georgia Pacific; Tools-Martha Stewart Linked Trim punch, Spellbinder Heart Squares, Tim Holtz Vagabond, Cricut Expression, Provocraft Gypsy; Adhesive-Xyron, Zig 2 Way, Thermo.o.Web 3D Foam Squares, GlueDots; Ink-Colorbox Warm Red; Other-Halcroft Greeting Card 6 1/2 X 5, Ranger Stickles Christmas Red

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Masculine Valentine Cards

I made Valentine cards for my adult son and adult grandson. They are both wonderful fathers to their daughters. My son's daughter had her third birthday in January and my grandson's daughter will be two on Valentine's day.

The 6 X 6 cards were made using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Retro Grunge Paper Stash, The five inch hearts on the front of the cards are the blackout and shadow features on page 72 of the Cricut Sweethearts cartridge.

I inked the edges of the top heart with Tim Holtz Distress Ink-festive berries than wrapped it with some hemp before adhering just the center to the shadow. Than the hearts are adhered to the card base. The sentiment on the front and the heartXO on the inside are also from the same cartridge page 36 cut at 1 1/2 inches. The sentiment on the inside of the card came from the Internet. It was printed on Georgia Pacific cardstock, cut into the heart shape using a Fiskars Shaper Template and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink-festive berries.




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Supplies:Cardstock Tim Holtz idea-ology, Georgia Pacific; Ink Tim Holtz Distress-festive berries; Diecuts Cricut Sweethearts cartridge; Adhesive ATG and Zig 2 Way; Tools Provocraft Expression, Fiskars Shaper Template, Ranger ink applicator; Darice Hemp cord