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Monday, June 27, 2011

Project Voting

So, over at Scrappin with Cricut, I entered my Rocket Favors and it is now up for voting for the best No CARD or LAYOUT Monday.   Check it out!! Thanks!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New 'dog' Home

A close friend and her fiancee just bought a massive old tudor home that they are completely in love with. I haven't been able to visit yet with my own house stuff going on but, I am sooo looking forward to it. They have three massive dogs as well so, what better themed card?

This was cut using the card function of A Child's Year, at 5".   The cut includes the scallop and the bones cut out.   I assumed the layer for this would fit inside but, that wasn't the case so I had to cut it down to make it fit.  Sentiments are from Studio G and paper is from SEI.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Birthday On the Go

Who says you can't use 'B is for Boy', for a girl card?   The car was cut at 4" from B is for Boy, using paper from the DCWV The Stack 6.   I also used some brads on the wheels and didn't glue them, so that they can spin.  

The background paper is from Best Occasions, as well as the tag.  The 'Ready Set Go' is an Imaginisce stamp and some pink and white Twinery twine.   I also used a Sizzex folder to emboss the yellow sheet across the bottom and a piece of ribbon. 

On the inside, the sentiment is from Hero Arts and the flower medallion is from the Best Occasions stack.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Heart My Teacher

This card was for my son's wonderful kindergarten teacher, from him for the end of the year.   The base apple paper and the polka dot frame paper are from DCWV Schooldays stack.   The 'heart my teacher' sentiment is from a double sided kindergarten sheet that I got at Archiver's. 

My favorite part of this card is the gem paw print that I got for $1 up at the checkout at Michael's.  Perfect as it is part of my son's school mascot theme.  I hand cut the red and yellow paws that the gem paw print is mounted on.

I didn't take a picture of the inside but, I printed a poem about teacher's and added a gift card!  She will definitely be missed until my daughter starts school in 2012!!!  

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy 7th Anniversary

Yesterday was our 7th wedding anniversary and I didn't have a card for my husband!  I had procrastinated and then both of our kids came down with a virus that caused a high fever and sore throat with blisters.  Not strep though.
With that said, I was checking out some blogs and saw Emma's Cricut Lite & bling challenge over at My Creative Time and I got to thinking about our anniversary.   So here's how it went....
The base card is an A2 in black and then I mounted a sheet from the DCWV La Creme stack.  Then I added a strip of paper in black, that I embossed with the moroccan screen folder.  I used the Lacy Labels cartirdge (which I love), and cut the base of the 'beautiful' cut at 2 1/2" in a cream colored pearl paper.  Then, I used black stickles on each 'flower petal' to make it look a little more manly.   The sentiment is a Making Memories metal embellishment that also has gems on it, and the ribbon is also from Making Memories (looks like a perfect match, doesn't it?).  So, there is my Cricut Lite cut with bling.  I managed to get it done and to him in the nick of time and he seemed to think it was 'manly' so, win win.  ;)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rocket Favors

With my son's Robot/Outer Space themed party, I was trying to come up with something cute for the favors.   I considered the 3D Robots from the Robotz cartridge but, I didn't want to get in over my head.  So, I was thinking a tubed filled rocket.   I got the tubes from my mom and then covered them in scrapbook paper that had gears all over it.  I knew that I would make cone tops but, didn't know what I would do to stand them up.   When I had almost decided to lay them down, my son took some magnetic clothespins I had and put them on the bottom of one of the tubes.   A 6 year old genius!

So, I cut the top cones using the circle on George and Basic shapes, cut at 6" and then I cut them in half and glued them together.  I bought some standard clothepins and then covered them with the leftover paper from the circles that I cut.  I added the 'loot' and some yellow, orange and red plastic Easter grass tied together, hanging from the bottom, to look like flames of the rocket.   They turned out Super Cute!!!

I entered this in the Decorate to Celebrate Challenge this week as well as the Getting Cricky with K Andrews challenge!

Teacher Card Set

My son's kindergarten teacher this year was just amazing!  He absolutely loved her and so did we.  As an end of the year thank you from me, I made her this set of Thank you cards because she always sends thank you cards.

I bought a sheet of paper from Archiver's that was a kindergarten theme.   One side was this mat yellow with the word kindergarten all over it along with red crayons and easels. 
For the above card, I just added a strip of red paper and then the Thank You sentiment stamped onto orange.
The second card, I used the same paper again and then a lined pattern stamp, stamped in four different colors and then a Thanks sentiment stamped onto green cardstock.   I mounted it all together and then added two yellow brads.

On the reverse side of the paper, there were some cut outs and one was this 'Simon Says'.   I mounted it onto green and added four square brads in each corner.

The last card, I cut two apples from A Child's Year, one at 3 1/2" and one at 3".   I stamped them with the sentiment and added inked the leaves and stem.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vintage Birthday

Today's card is a vintage birthday card for my friend's mom, inspired by her love of vintage and the latest Getting Cricky Challenge.   It's hard for me to pull off these kinds of cards because I don't normally like the vintage look but, I was really pleased with the way this turned out. 

The paper and charm are from the Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection.   The charm is mounted on a frame cut from Lacy Labels at 3" for the pink and cream layers and then 3 1/4" for the black bottom layer that I also inked up a little with white.

The grey lace ribbon is hemtape that I hand pleated and added some added hat pins.   The sentiment is from Fiskars.

I used the same papers inside along with a strip of the hemtape and a Scrappy Cat sentiment. 

3D Robots

Happy 6th Birthday Aiden!!!  My son's birthday theme is Robots/Outer Space.  The party is at a Bounce House type of place so, it works well.   We aren't allowed any hanging decorations so, I decided to make a 'banner' using the 3D robots.  Since I used this same Robot for the invitation, I decided to make three of them for the cake table.   I cut them at 12" which means, I had to use Design Studio to rotate the cuts but they were super easy to put together.   I used some Stickles to add a little detail and some google eyes.  Then I printed the words and glued them to the fronts.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Robot Invite

My son turns 6 this year and this is what I came up with for his invite.   I kept it a little basic because he invited his entire kindergarten class which meant I had to make like 50 invites.   I used the Robot from the Robotz cartridge and the rectangle from George and Basic Shapes and welded them together on Design Studio.  
For the layers, I only cut the mouth and stomach only and then added stickles at the joints, feet, hands and antenna. I added some google eyes and printed out the front and inside on my printer.   Walla!