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Monday, April 30, 2012

Lil Dancer

I have a few little dancers that I know and although my daughter isn't yet, she could be!  This card was for my son's friend, who is a little dancer.   The mat paper is from Cosmo Cricket 2wentythr3e collection.  The ribbon is velvet laser cut adhesive from Oriental Trading. 
The dancer is from the Twinkle Toes cartridge, dancer9 at 4", with the layers and gems in her hair bows.   The sentiment on the front is from fiskars and the inside is from Scrappy Cat.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Apple Thank You's

I've been trying to get ahead in my crafting so that I am not scrambling when I want to make something.   I'm doing pretty good and I actually got to make these Thank you cards for my son's teacher.   She always sends them so, I figure it is a very useful gift. 

This set was made using Apple 1 from Preserves cartridge at 3 1/2", with the layers.  When assembling the apples, I used some black glossy paper under the layers, for the seeds.  The mat paper and the paper used to make the apple are from the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety stack.  The solid cream paper under the apple was border punched with a Martha Stewart punch and then embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and inked the edges in red.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado. 

And, although I didn't get a picture of it, I took the negative cut 'seeds' from the layers and I colored them black with a sharpie and glued them on the inside at the bottom. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Finding Birthday Wishes

Today's card is a birthday card for a male friend, which are always challenging for me.  The mat paper is from the DCWV Tradewinds stack.  I slowly tore the edges of the card and then slightly inked them to give the card an aged map look.

  The compass was cut from Wall Decor and More at 3 1/2" and an American Crafts brad added to the center.  The sentiment is from Fiskars and the inside sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Birthday Calli Lillies

I'm still still loving the Art Nouveau cartridge as you can see.  The Calla Lillies were cut at 4" and I used white opal liquid pearls on the top layer of the lillies to make them stand out.  The printed paper is from the DCWV Serenity stack on the top and a white pearl underneath.   I used a Martha Stewart Punch around the page for both sheets.
I finished off the front of the card with a slider tag I made using a Paper Studio Punch and an Inkadinkado stamped sentiment.   The ribbon holding the slider is from American Crafts.
With this view of the card, you can see that it wasn't an even fold.   I cut the front and inch shorter than the back so that you could see the inside piece of pearl that I border punched along with a little strip of the printed paper.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Need a Squeeze? Or Two? Published in Jan 2012 Cricut Magazine

This is the last post of the cards that were published in Cricut Magazine's January 2012 issue.   I made two variations of the same card and the second one, below, is the one that was published.  The lemon was cut from Just Because Cards.  I did a reverse embossing on the lemon using the swiss dots folder and I inked the leaf a little and then popped the lemon on the paper.  The mat paper is is from the K&Co. Citrus stack.   The strip of orange paper is core'dinations and the sentiment is printed from my computer.  I framed it and added some yellow gems.

So, the second version I like more.   I used two smaller lemons and different mat paper but, still K&Co.  I didn't add the gems but, I punched the edges of the frame and ran a ribbon through it. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bird's Nest Themed Cake

And, finally, although, not paper related at all, it is the finalle of the shower!!  My sister made the cake for us, which included the nest and egg on the top.   But, most importantly, the inside of the top layer was white cake that was dyed blue for a reveal of the babies sex!!!  It was a hit!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Grow in More than Just Inches

So, I finally added a color!!  Yes, it's going to be a boy and by the time they get to opening my card, all of the guests will know it's going to be a boy! 
I used the Songbird cartridge for this frame.   The cut is Frame2 - Bird - shift at 3 1/2" and then the Frame2 shift at 3 1/4".
The 'Grow in More than Inches' was cut at 2" from Straight from the Nest.   It's the flourish3 phrase with all the layers at 2".   I added some brown pearls to the frame and for the bird's eye.
This sentiment in the inside is from Fiskars.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Altered Nest Gift Bag

My coordinating gift bag was created from a store bought gift bag.   The bag had bright purple ribbon handles that I removed and replaced with this striped brown, cream and green ribbon.
I also added the three birds in the nest, cut at 7 1/2" from Wall Decor and More.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nest Favors

My nest themed favors were No Bake Cookies with Reese Pieces eggs.   I only got about 10-12 nests per batch because I dropped big scoops of the cookie mixture on wax paper and let them sit for about 10 minutes and then took a melon baller and pushed the round end down on the center of the cookie to create the nest and then I added the Reese Pieces egg so that it would stay in the nest.
I bagged each of them up and tied them close with three pieces of ribbon, brown, cream and shiny gold.   The tags were made using the Robin cut on the Storybook cartridge at 3", including the shadow.  The sentiment is a blend of Studio G and Fiskars.