Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Hello" Card

Hello, Hello! I made 4 identical "Hello" cards yesterday. I needed to try out my new "Vintage Label" punch and also use some fibers I got this week. The polka dots on the green, pink, and gray cardstocks were made using clear embossing powder and a polka dot stamp. Each strip was 1 1/2 inches wide and 4 inches tall. I also decorative edge-punched the gray end piece.

The patterned paper was a thoughtful gift from my sister, Emily. We love hunting Michael's from great clearance - this design was in a 24 pack of 12 x 12 sheets. They were such a great deal she got one for both my mom and me!

I finished the card with a "Hello" sentiment that I stamped on pink and cream paper I punched using the vintage label punch from McGill. I also sprayed the cream oval with the Perfect Pearls spray from Ranger to add an overall shimmer. Although I kept the spray about 12 inches away it still was a little thick on this small piece of cardstock.

Materials Used:
Patterned cardstock - "Amy Butler" 12 x 12 paper pack from K&Company
Lime Green cardstock - Worldwin papers
Gray Cardstock - Doublemates from Worldwin papers
Pink cardstock
Cream cardstock
Cream A2 card and envelope
Gray fibers
Scotch tape (taped down fibers)
EZ Runner tape
Tape Gun - Fiskars
Paper Cutter - Fiskars
McGill Vintage Label punch
Decorative Edge - Fiskars "Threading Water" punch
Polka Dot Background stamp - Stampabilities
Clear Embossing powder - Ranger
Clear Embossing stamp pad - Ranger
Embossing gun
Silver stamp pad - Color Box Pigment
"Hello" Sentiment - Close to My Heart "Say it in Style" clear stamp set
"Perfect Pearl" shimmer spray - Ranger

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"It's a Boy's World" Page

This 12 x 12 star page I made using the "It's a Boy's World" page kit from The Paper Studio. It can be found at Hobby Lobby. All paper and stickers were from this pack except for the blue cardstock. This was also my first time using a larger photo and not the standard 4x6.

I made the star by first free-handing the outer silver lining. To make the lining, I used silver foil that was part of the striped paper. Making the star was actually very easy. The more difficult part came trying to cut different patterned papers to fit inside the star. It was hard to get just the right angles on the different paper sizes to fit into the star. This page took me about 2 hours to complete. Overall I love the page..... maybe next time I will go with a template!

Supplies Used:
"It's a Boys World" page kit - The Paper Studio
Blue cardstock - The Paper Studio
Double-sided tape - 3M
Tape Gun - 3M
Paper Trimmer - Fiskars

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Mean-Mugged" Scrapbook Page

Don't toddlers make the craziest faces? This pages I entitled "Mean-Mugged" My most favorite and only godmother - my Aunt Ann - took this picture of my son Lucas on Christmas Day. Why such the ugly face, Lucas?

The striped paper is from open stock at Hobby Lobby. The fun lime green paper was purchased from a fall 2010 sale at the Worldwin Paper. The quotations and arrows were cut out using basic shapes on the Cricut. The scalloped border was cut using the "Chickadee" doodlebat I found on the Internet free. I also used a brown marker to add rough lines to the striped paper and dots in the circle part of the green scalloped border. Three brown medium brads completed the design on the top and bottom.

I cut out the sentiment using a font called "Wish I Were Taller." Most of my fonts are from www. You can download all their fonts with one click of the mouse. This font is thick and cuts great with the Cricut. I used glue to adhere each letter.

Supplies Used:
Striped Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Dark Blue and Light Blue Cardstock
Lime Green Cardstock - Worldwin Papers
Brown Cardstock
Off-White Cardstock
Medium-sized Brown Brads
Double-sided Tape - 3M
Paper Trimmer - Fiskars
Pop-dots - large square (arrow)
Brown Marker - Zig Memory System
Paper-piercing Tool - Bazzil (holes for brads)