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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Scout

I asked for the Campin Critters cartridge for Christmas because I LOVE the 3D tents.   My family isn't big into the outdoors or camping so, I don't have many instances to use this one but, my son was invited to a BD party for a friend of his who is a cub scout so, I figured this would be a good time to use it.  
I cut the trees from forest1 at 5".   I only cut the trees and stumps to layer and then inked the trees.  The eagle was cut at 3 1/2" with the layers and added some google eyes.   The mat paper is from the K & Co Boy Scouts stack. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Peacock Wish

Before I start on today's card I just want to say that I LOVE it.   My little sister loves peacock's and I have had a plan to use the colorful mat paper from DCWV Hippie Chic stack ever since I laid eyes on it.   So, that's where I started.  
I pulled out all the matching glitter papers to cut my peacock from the Art Nouveau cartridge at 4 3/4".  I added a gem to his eye once I was done assembling.   I mounted the peacock onto another frame of solid paper that I border punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.   I added a frame with the letters WISH on it, using matching ribbon.   The ribbon and chip board letters were from Studio G.  Oh, and under the peacock frame, I added some unrolled raffia ribbon in an off white color.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Floral Birthday

Today's card, I made for my sister,   I started with the paper from Basic Grey's new PB&J line, which I LOVE!!   The 'frame' cut is Mod2 - Lace2 cut with the shadow from the Paper Lace cartridge at 4"  I cut the base in a light blue and the top in navy blue.   After I glued them together, I embossed them using the Lifestyle Crafts 'Whimsy' embossing folder.
I added the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, also from Paper Lace.   It's the Hapybdy2-Lace 1 cut with the shadow at 2 1/4" and then embossed with Cuttlebug swiss dots folder.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Relax, Get Well

This relax card was made using the Splish Splash cartridge and Theresa Collins paper.   I cut the 'relax' at 2" and then then cut the flags by hand, along with my paper cutter, of course.  The inside sentiment is from TCP Studio.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

OHIO State Bag and Card

I made this set for a friend's son for his Birthday.   I used the 'O' from Varsity Letter at 7" for the bag and at 3" for the card.   The paper for the card is from the DCWV Tahiti stack and the ribbon is from American Crafts 'Chap' collection.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Flower Thank you

This card is one that I made with some extra cuts from a previous card.   When I cut 3 of the 1x6 borders from the bracket cut on Ribbons & Rosette's, I had the two bracket strips left over from in between so I saved them as well as a single side cut that I inked in green at the bottom of the card.
The mat paper is from Teresa Collins Everyday Moments stack.   The flower cut is from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, Flower 6 cut at 3 1/2", 3", and 2 1/2" using DCWV Blossom Song paper.
I added a punched center to the flower and a blue gem as well as hand cut leaves that I inked the edges of, from the same DCWV stack.   The stamp is from Studio G and the ribbon was just a misc piece I had.  

On the inside, I used some more scraps and a stamp from Fiskars!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dear Santa, version 2

It's time to get everyone in the mood!!!   This is my second version of this Santa hat card.  I cut it at 4" from Joys of the Season and then flocked the brim of that hat and the ball.
The printed paper is from DCWV, The Christmas Stack.  I added a long narrow red strip of paper and then a green rectangle sheet that I embossed using the Sizzex 'Thin Ice' folder.  The stamped sentiment from Studio G.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quick Damask BD

Just a quick one today.   I made this using Damask Decor cut #38 card function at 6".   The paper is from the DCWV Mademoiselle stack and I added some stickles and a tag that I corner punched with a Fiskars punch and added the Fiskar's sentiment.   I also added a black strip of paper that I embossed with a Tim Holtz folder.   Not my favorite but, quick and easy.   :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just Because Throwback

Can I tell you that I have been eyeing this paper and this cut since I got the Paper Lace cartridge!   The paper is from American Crafts and the cut is JstBcse1, Lace 1, on the Paper Lace cartridge, cut at 3 1/2 and then a white gel pen to stitch the words "Just Because".
I used some extra strips of paper and a stamped sentiment on the inside.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bubble Gum Buttons

Today's birthday card is the bubblegum ball machine cut from Wrap It Up, at 5".   I used this specialty 'blue ice' shimmer paper for the glass bowl of the machine and then I used the liquid epoxy on the balls that were a layer cut BUT, I also added a couple of pink buttons (inspiration from one of my daugther's shirts).  I also cut the layer for the turn handle and the bottom of the 'mouth' from a metallic silver paper.

I decided to make this one an easel style card so that cut could be displayed.   The star paper is from American Crafts and the ticket on the side is from the October Afternoon 5 & Dime cut out set.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tying the Knot Gate Fold

A wedding card today made with the Sweethearts cartridge.   The Tie the Knot was cut at 3" with the shadow.  The mat paper is Me & My Big Ideas, the Monochromatic stack.  I decided to make this a gate fold card and then offset the frame, which I corner punched with a Fiskar's punch.  I added sheer gray ribbon under the frame and under the mat on the right side so that both pieces could be tied together.   And, on the inside, I added a Fiskar's stamped sentiment.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tying the Knot

Wedding season is here so, I am getting prepared.   I used the Sweethearts cartridge to cut this 'Tie the Knot' phrase at 3".   The mat paper is from Me & My Big Ideas Kay Monochromatic and then a Fiskar's corner punch on the corners of the mat and the frame.   The yellow strip is embossed with the Victoria folder and then a sheer gray bow added.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Giraffe Baby Shower

My cousin recently had her baby shower and this was the card I made.   The card is business size so, I cut the giraffe from Create a Critter at 6".  I used some brown and cream colored yarns to create a mane for the giraffe as well.   The paper is from Fancy Pants Designs, Baby Mine collection.   The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the stamp from Inkadinkadoo.  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Picking Up Speed

Today's card was the birthday card that I made for my husband.   I used the April Showers cartridge to cut just the bike at 2 1/2".   I mounted the bike on white and blue card stock that I border cut using some decorative scissors and then embossed using a Sizzex folder.   The mat paper is from TPC Studio's Spring Break stack.   I added some green twine from Martha Stewart and a printed sentiment, that I also mounted.  It says 'You're not getting older, you're just picking up speed'. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fire Hose Girl Scout SWAP

Hello all!  This isn't a paper project....well kind of if you count the fire hydrant but, this is a SWAPS that I made for our Girl Scout troop's trip to the Fire Station. SWAP's are Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.   The Girl Scout troops make them when they go to special events/field trips and then they trade with other troops when they are at larger, regional events.  The idea is to make something to remember the event but, to make it as cheap as possible and recycle if you can.

For this one, this was a 'fire hose' that I made using a couple feet of white rope, some $.19 brass plumbing fittings and a blue grocery store back that I cut to look like water coming out of the hose.   I cut the Fire Hydrant's using the Create a Critter cartridge at 1" and I added the troop information on the back, used an eyelet on the top and hung them from the pin that is hot glued to the back of the rope.  We were really happy about how these turned out!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Snowcone Cool

Who doesn't love cool treats in the summertime?   This card here was cut by hand.  I cut the snow cone holder by making a triangle and then cut a circle in half.  After I cut it, I ran it through my Xyron Sticker maker and then sprinkled it with aqua colored glitter.  
All of the paper is from the DCWV Carnival stack and the border punch is from Fiskars.   I have cut the flags and stamped the top one with a Fiskars sentiment (Birthday Girl) and the bottom with a Studio G sentiment (you're cool).  The ribbon is from Michael's.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hey Hotdog!

Sorry, I have been MIA for a couple of weeks now.   I've been busy with end of the season football stuff for my son's team and my daughter's cheer.   I've done some crafting but, no posting.  

This card is funny to me because I made it for my friend's son who was turning 5 and who I always call Hot Dog.   So, I cut the hot dog at 3" with the layers, from the Fast Food cartridge.  My base paper was from Echo Park Note to Self and then I border punched the left and right sides with the EK Success punch that looks like it was ripped from a notepad (also used inside).   I stamped the flagpole from Hero Arts and then added the printed sentiment.
The inside is border pinched with a Fiskar's sentiment and the remaining strip of paper from Echo Park.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Octopus Love

Today I have several versions of a card featuring the Octopus from Birthday Bash.   The Octopus is cut at 4" in polka dot paper and then 4 1/2" in solid so that his tentacles look like there is an underside, for all of the cards.   The cards are all 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" square but the mat paper and sentiments are different..  

The mat paper for this first card is from Studio G and the frame is from Just Because Cards, the Flower 2 frame, at 5", this is the negative from the cut, I cut it down to frame the octopus.  The sentiment is in a frame that is the same cut but, I used the cuts, cut at 1 3/4" and 2".   I added some punched hearts and a sentiment from My Pink Stamper, Lunchbox Thoughts.

The chevron printed paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle 'Splash' collection.  The sentiment is the same as above but, I added some small charcoal pearls and then a stamp from Hero Arts, down the side, in purple.

I also added the same stamp and a strip of paper to the inside of this one.

Last are the dots from Little Yellow Bicycle's Splash line.   The Scrappy Mom sentiment was stamped onto the same paper as the octopus and I added brads to the corners of the frame and a small strip of paper to the left side of the card.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Carnival Cotton Candy

Finally, the carnival is over.  I must admit it was a lot of work and a ton of planning but, it was awesome!!  Everything turned out so well! 

This card fit the theme with the Cotton Candy, cut from County Fair at 3" and then the 'cotton candy' top layer was covered with Halloween spiderweb and inked in the same hot pink color to look like real cotton candy.   
All of the papers were from the DCWV Carnival stack and I hand cut them into banner shapes.   The circle embellishment at the top was hole punched from the paper itself and then frames with bigger circles that I punched.  
The ribbon on the bottom is from American Crafts and the border punch was Martha Stewart.  

The paper inside is more from the Carnival stack but, I cut the #5 banner from Country Life and then added the Hero Arts stamped sentiment.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Carnival Bag Tags

For the carnival, I bought polyester reusable bags and then made a tag for each child, with their name on the big top tent that I cut from Summer Vacation at 3" and then printed each of the kids' names on the printer.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Altered Cutlery Caddy

As another added touch, I decorated this cheap cutlery caddy, along with the matching plate caddy (not pictured) with some red and yellow paper and then cut the banner letters from Country Life at 3" and attached them to each other with mini brads.   I attached the cutlery one to the front and the napkins one to the back side and then used the negative letter that were left over for each of the short sides, so that people could see it from all directions.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Carnival Centerpieces

These centerpieces were so simple to make.  I started with these square containers that I had used previously for my son's Lego Birthday party.  I inserted a piece of perfectly cut foam (I get this from the recycling at the return center for my work).   A tip when cutting foam, I find the easiest way is with a bread knife!
   I cut the pinwheels by hand.   To do that, you need double sided paper cut into a square (warning that anything over 9" gets too heavy).  I used some paper from Martha Stewart Crafts.   Measure from each point, half way to the center and cut only half way.   Then fold each point in.   I used some ATG tape to hold the points down and then a brad in the center.   Since these were centerpieces, I didn't make them 'moving' pinwheels. 

They were each held up by a skewer that I wrapped with pipe cleaners.  I added some other, twisted pipe cleaners into the centerpieces and some shredded paper.

I used the strips of paper that I had left over from cutting my pinwheel paper down to 8x8 or 9x9, to cut the #5 out for the sides of the red containers.   Since this was my daughter's 5th Birthday party.   

You may notice that we also used strips of tickets to lay out on the tables as decoration and filled the small green 'bucket' containers with whole peanuts, which were a huge hit!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Carnival Signs - Desserts

For these carnival signs, I am just going to give the details under every one.  I used real raffle tickets and some curling ribbon to snazz them up and then put eyelets in the corner of each sign, to hang them.
All of the letters were cut at different sizes from the Country Life cartridge.

The cotton candy was cut from County Fair at 11" (the biggest on 12x12 paper) and then I covered it with fake spiderweb batting that I inked in the same color.   The paper for the 'cone' is from DCWV Carnival stack.
The cupcake was cut from Hello Kitty at 7" and the paper was from DCWV Celebrations

The snow cone was hand made with DCWV Celebrations paper and then a circle cut in half and then glittered with aqua glitter.   
The Popcorn is from the County Fair cartridge at 5"

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Carnival Signs - Drinks

For these carnival signs, I am just going to give the details under every one.  I used real raffle tickets and some curling ribbon to snazz them up and then put eyelets in the corner of each sign, to hang them.
All of the letters were cut at different sizes from the Country Life cartridge.

The pop can was cut from the Fast Food cartridge at 7".
The water bottle was cut from Nifty Fifties, the Coke Bottle at 8 1/4" and then trimmed down to be even and a water bottle label added.
The juice box was cut from Fast Food at 6 1/2"

The beer mug was cut from Everyday Pop Up Cards at 8 1/2"
The lemonade was cut from Just Because Cards at 7 1/2" and the top sheet was vellum to make it look frosty.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Carnival Signs - Fun Stuff

Today's post are the signs for the activities that we had for the carnival!
For these carnival signs, I am just going to give the details under every one.  I used real raffle tickets and some curling ribbon to snazz them up and then put eyelets in the corner of each sign, to hang them.
All of the letters were cut at different sizes from the Country Life cartridge.

This little bird from Birthday Bash was cut at 3", it's the bird2.

The paints were cut from Wall Decor and More at 8" and then I inked the ends with different color Sharpie's and made lines all over the poster.

The camera was cut from Summer Vacation at 5"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Carnival Signs - Games

Today I have all the carnival game signs!!  
For these carnival signs, I am just going to give the details under every one.  I used real raffle tickets and some curling ribbon to snazz them up and then put eyelets in the corner of each sign, to hang them.
All of the letters were cut at different sizes from the Country Life cartridge.

This duck was cut from Wall Decor and More at 3 1/2".   I cut it in blue because my ducks were pink and blue.  ;)

Tic Tac Toe was cut my hand except an 'O' from George and basic shapes.

Ping Pong Bounce (bouncing a ping pong ball into jars of water) was made using a 1 1/2" circle punch
The bottles for ball toss were cut from County Fair

more circles

The beanbags were cut into rectangles and then the corners trimmed like they were 'tied off'