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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Birthday Elegance

  I am really into the Damask/Elegant look right now .
This was one that I used my Design Studio for.  I welded the rectangle from George & Basic Shapes to the Filagre shadow from Cindy Loo and then cut it in black.  Fortunately I have some large black paper because I cut it for a 5x7 card so it was a little less than 14" long. 

I cut the main filagre cut out using the DCWV metalics stack, in a shimmery aqua color and added pearls and black gems.  The seniment was cut from a Colorbok set and mounted on alternating pearl and aqua mounted paper that were border punched with the EK Success scallop border punch and then black gems added.

On the inside, I added a cream color pearl paper to serve as a good background for the front filagre and then used the border punch on a piece of black paper.   The sentiment is a Scrappy Cat stamp and the ribbon is from Michael's.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lovely Lighthouse

I just love today's card.   I am really drawn to all things nautical and this one is no different.   I started with the flocked damask paper from My Mind's Eye Lush collection.  The card is a 5x7 so I cut the frame from the Stand and Salute cartridge at 7" (perfect fit) using some lightly glittered red paper.   I punched a hole in the top of the anchor and ran yarn through it and up both side of the frame. 
The lighthouse is cut at 6 1/2" from Wall Decor and More, using pearl paper and navy for the blackout.   I didn't like the way the window openings looked with the damask paper so I added some strips of yellow paper to the back of the lighthouse.  
I pop dotted the frame and the lighthouse to shadow off the damask and added a Fiskar's sentiment.

On the inside, I added a Happy Birthday sentiment and some of the negative cuts from the lighthouse.  

Birthday Flourish

This birthday card was cut from Paper Lace, HapyBdy1, the Lace 1 cut, at 5".   Pretty simple and I didn't add anything to it, just mounted the cut onto a round card.  It turned out really pretty for a quick card.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Diaper Cakes!!

For the same shower as the Jungle Centerpieces were made, I also made these diaper cakes.  

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jungle Themed Centerpieces (PART 2)

Here are some follow up pictures to my earlier post for the Jungle Centerpieces HERE

Jungle Centerpiece

I'm not sure why I hadn't posted this one but, these were the centerpieces that my little sis and I made last year for a baby shower for our cousin!   We thought they turned out wonderfully and so did the guests!  Animals are from Create a Critter:  Giraffe's at 7" and 10", each cut twice with the second cut being done in reverse so that each animals is double sided.  In between the two giraffe layers, there are short pieces of brown pipe cleaners glued to the giraffe's legs and then poked through the cardboard base and taped to under side of the base, to make the giraffe's free standing.  The Monkey's cut at 3" and 4 3/4". 

The rolled 'bark' on the trees was the most work, my little sis's idea!  The palm trees are paper towels rolls covered with various brown & tan colored oval shapes, cut using an EK success oval punch and then rolled with pens and glued to the paper towel roll.   The palms were cut from Dinosaur Tracks at 10 1/2" and then each palm cut and pop dotted on top of the 'tree'.

The grass was fringed using Martha Stewart Crafts fringe scissors.  The larger monkey was hung from natural colored raffia ribbon that was taped onto each tree before the palms were added to the top.  We made several different variations so I will post those pictures as well.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Celebrate with Flowers

I'm on a kick with the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge lately!  For this one, I used only the Flower 6 cut at 3 1/2", 3", and 2 3/4".   The center of the top flower was cut using a 1" punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and the leaves were cut by hand, using some fancy scissors.  

The strips of paper behind the flower were cut from Ribbons and Rosette's, the bracket cut, using the 1x6 border function, 3 times, and then the edges inked to show them off better.   The stamped sentiment is from Studio G ; the pearls are 'grass' colored from Core'Dinations; and the green and white twine.   All of the paper was from DCWV Flower Song stack.

I added some leftover strips on the inside and another Studio G stamp!