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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.