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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.