Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Boy Fishing Birthday Card

Another grandson celebrated his birthday this Monday. It is his eleventh.  He has many interests especially science. For pleasure he likes swimming and fishing.

The 6 X 6 card is a denim print from the DCWV Blue Jean stack. Using the Martha Stewart scoreboard I made double score lines all around the borders then sanded them so they would have a distressed look.

From the Cricut A Child’s Year cartridge using the Gypsy and the Cricut Expression I cut the boy fishing(4.17 inches) and sentiment(3.04 inches), as well as their shadows at 4.24 inches and 3.12 inches respectively. They were all cut from paper in my scrap stash.


To give the card a little pop of color I used strips of paper also from my scrap stash.

The envelope was made with paper from me & my Big idea airmail stack using the Martha Stewart scoreboard.

The fishing boy was adhered with popups behind the boy and the fishing hole. The fishing pole and fishing line, as well as everything else are adhered with Zig 2 Way. ATG was used for adhesion of the envelope.

Strips of paper were added to the inside of the card to make it not so plain.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

28th Anniversary Card for my Oldest Daughter and Her Husband

My oldest daughter and her husband will be celebrating their 28th anniversary this weekend. Purple is her favorite color, so the colors for the bridal party were lilac for the women and grey for the men. So it is time to make them a card.

I made this shaped card with the Cricut Expression using the Cricut Sweetheart cartridge. I am also using the card for this week’s Fantabulous Cricut ChallengeWebsite challenge to make a shaped card.

Using the Gypsy the hearts(5.46 inches X 4.62 inches each) were welded together.

Folded heart card made from DCWV Mademoiselle Stack paper.

The sentiment( 2.89 inches X 1.27 inches) was welded to overlay heart( 5.46 inches X 4.62 inches) at the “A” and “y” of Anniversary.
The contrasting color of the sentiment was cut at the same size as the welded sentiment.

I was able to see how it would look all put together with the use of my newly acquired Scrap n’ Easel.
Because I didn’t want the white edging to show all edges were inked using the Gelly Roll purple pen.

It needed some bling, so I embellished the overlay heart with Viva Pearl Pen Ice White pearls.

That looks better, but it needed a bow, so I used some of Martha Stewart’s lace ribbon.


The inside of the card needed some decoration, so I fussy cut some flowers from the beautiful DCWV Mademoiselle Stack that was also used for the base of the card.

Because the bottom of the heart card is pointed, the card can not stand open. So I made a base for the card by fussy cutting some of that same beautiful embossed paper, folded it and cut a slit in the fold so the card could be inserted. And I added a couple of paper braces to the inside of the stand for stability.


The envelope was made from K & Company paper using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard. The inside of the stand is stamped with my signature stamp.

I used several adhesives: Zig 2 Way, ATG and GlueDot PopUp(to adhere the overlay heart to the card base).