Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Simply a Card

This understated card was inspired by a design from Kristina Werner. I liked how easily it came together yet how "together" it looked. This could be for any occasion - inside I included a brown "Happy Birthday" rub-on sentiment.

Supplies Used:
Patterned brown cardstock: Simply Delightful pack - My Mind's Eye
Flower rub-on: Accent Books 2 - Mini Marks by American Crafts
Blue ribbon, blue cardstock, blue ink: own collection
Embossing Folder: Floral Fantasy - Cuttlebug

Monday, July 25, 2011

Chandelier Wedding Gift Wrapping

I LOVE Tiffany Blue and Black together. That color combination inspired this pretty package for my friend Kelly's wedding. The wrapping paper and black satin ribbon was left over from my wedding (back in 2007). The chandelier and lettering was done in black vinyl. I find the vinyl much easier to apply than paper, especially for lettering.

The font I used for their names was CK Ali from Ali Edwards.
This free font can be downloaded HERE

Click HERE for a link to the "The Free SVG Blog" where I got the Chandelier SVG file I used. The exact one is no longer on there (boo!) but there is another one.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bicycle Travel Card made with $1 stamps

I had so much fun making this card and, believe it or not, all the stamps used are from the dollar spot at Joann Fabrics. Sometimes I get cheapo stamps and then don't stamp evenly. These though work absolutely perfectly. I first stamped the bicycle in alternating lines on kraft cardstock. I also distressed with black ink. I taped the cardstock down on a brown A2 card. Next I stamped the sentiment in brown ink on cream cardstock. I embossed with clear embossing powder.

The ribbon is the same ribbon that I used on the "One of a Kind" couch card. The black and white didn't quite fit with this feel so I rubbed the black ink on the ribbon to give it a more vintage feel. I finished with a antique brass brad.

Supplies Used:
Bicycle Stamp: Summer Mini Assortment (Studio 112)
Sentiment: Summer Mini Assortment (Studio 112) -- this also comes with a great hot air balloon
Black ink: Cat's Eye Pigment ink
Brad: Antique Brads (The Paper Studio)
Ribbon: Elements (American Crafts)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Card for My Hubby using Tim Holtz's Brick Embossing Folder

I made this card from sweet hubby, Steve. To be honest, I usually don't make him cards. This weekend though he is doing this obstacle course race with his brothers called the "Toughest Mudder." Since I can't be there I thought I would send him off with some inspiring sentiment. Plus it gave me a reason to use my new brick embossing folder from Tim Holtz! I really like how all the colors play off each other and have a masculine feel.

Supplies Used:
Patterned cardstock: Vintage Newspaper (The Paper Studio)
Embossing Folder: Brick (Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix)
Sentiment: One of Kind set (Stampin' Up)
Black distressing ink: Cat's Eye
Punch: Vintage Label (McGill)
White Pen: Gelly Roll

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Create with your Kids - Amelie's Accessories

My friend Christy and her daughter Maddy came over to scrapbook and we decided to try out my new kit from SVGcuts called Amelie's Accessories. Christy made the purse and Maddy made the Eiffel tower box. We used the Amy Butler's Lotus Tea Box paper pack for both.

Just the girls!

We loved making girly things!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Pocketful of Sunshine" card

Sorry for the blurry picture - YUCK!

The idea for this card came from Natasha Bedingfield's song "Pocketful of Sunshine". Initially I was going to make the pocket look more "jean-like" but the patterned paper screamed for some bright blue. I free-handed the pocket's flaps by using the Martha Stewart scoring board and attached using double-sided red tape.

The sentiment was cut using the Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot 2. I cut the words out of pink vinyl. I used the negative part of the vinyl on the top and the letters for "Sunshine" on the pocket.

The sun was attached with some yellow rick-rack and sits inside the pocket for a little surprise. The file is from Lettering Delights Banner Day svg file. I first cut it in orange cardstock and than yellow. I also white-line dashed it and added a yellow button to the middle.

Supplies Used:
Patterned paper and flower border: Sweet Summertime paper pack (Echo Park)
Sun svg file: Banner Day (Lettering Delights)
Jewels, Rick-Rack, and Button: personal collection
Dash-line: White Pen (Gelly Roll)
Vinyl: Lipstick (Oracal 361)

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Vinyl Chandelier

I created this chandelier using black vinyl and my Cricut. The chandelier is 12 inches wide and about 18 inches tall. My Cricut settings were a 3 for both pressure and speed. I also blinged it out with some self-adhesive jewels I found in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby. The jewels are pear shaped. I have 2 of these chandeliers in my bedroom. My hubby helped me put them because it was so high up - what a trooper to be applying vinyl for me!

Click HERE for a link to the "The Free SVG Blog" where I got the Chandelier SVG file I used. The exact one is no longer on there (boo!) but there is another one.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Create with your Kids - Happy Birthday card (part 2)

Another card stamped by Lukey - this time for my mom for her birthday. We used both a heart stamp and dragonfly stamp on white cardstock. Adhered the piece to some patterned paper and than a green card.

The sentiment was from a stamp in a great Inkadinkado clear stamp set. I stamped in pink and then added Stickles to the edge. I also glued a green flower embellishment to a pink button and added a pink jewel on top. The crocheted lace was from my Grandma Hildie's collection!

Supplies used:
Patterned cardstock: Hobby Lobby open stock
Sentiment: #60-30444 (Inkadinkad0)
Pink ink: Bright Pink pigment ink (The Paper Studio)
Green ink: Lime Green pigment ink (The Paper Studio)
Flower Embellishment: Bright Flowers Layered Accents (K&Company)
Pink Jewel: Bright Single Stones (The Paper Studio)
Glitter: Crystal Stickles (Ranger)
Dragonfly stamp: Painted Dragonfly (Rubber Stampede)
Heart stamp, crocheted lace, button: personal collection

Create with your Kids - Happy Birthday card (Part 1)

I needed a birthday card for my mother-in-law and thought it would be fun if Lucas helped me stamp. I started with the white card base and let him stamp owls and hearts wherever he wanted (I did a couple in where needed!). I then layered the white on patterned cardstock and a yellow card.

Both the sentiment and balloons are from a great clear stamp set from Inkadinkado - #60-30444. I stamped the balloons first, cut them out, adhered using glue dots, and added brown string with glue. I also blinged out the sentiment and some dots on the patterned cardstock using Stickles!

Supplies used:
Patterned cardstock: Hobby Lobby open stock
Sentiment and balloon stamps: #60-30444 (Inkadinkad0)
Brown ink: Chocolate (CTMH)
Yellow ink: Yellow Washable 4 Stamp (Ranger)
Glitter: Crystal Stickles (Ranger)
Owl stamp: #115465 (Craft Smart)
Heart stamp, pink ribbon: personal collection

Mickey Mouse "Thank You" card

I created this thank you card for my son, Lucas, 2nd birthday. The Mickey Mouse face was cut with a file I created from welded circles using Sure Cuts a Lot 2. I free-handed the hat and added a white dot to the top. The sentiment was embossed using embossing powder and a dollar stamp from Micheal's. The Mickey border was cut from a paper out of the Disney pack from EK success. The squares fit perfectly on the card. An easy card to complete and make many of!

Supplies used:
Card base: Bright Color card pack (Halcraft)
Patterned paper and hat: Mickey paper pack (EK Success)
Sentiment: Thank You (Studio G)
Embossing Powder: Black (Ranger)

Whale Card using Lettering Delights Something Fishy SVG set

I made this card for my friend's daughter who just had her tonsils removed. The sentiment and whale were cut with the "Something Fishy" SVG set from Lettering Delights, the Cricut, and Sure Cuts a Lot 2. I embossed the whale body, used Stickles on the bubbles, and white pen dashed the whale. The cute eyes and smile were made with black vinyl since I find it easier to apply. I used Joann's Tacky Glue to piece everything together.

Supplies used:
Patterned Paper: Destination Paradise paper pack (Me & My Big Ideas)
Sentiment: Something Fishy SVG file (Lettering Delights)
Whale and Bubbles: Something Fishy SVG file (Lettering Delights)
Glitter: Crystal Stickles (Ranger)
Dash Lines: White (Gelly Roll)
Embossing: Floral Fantasy folder (Cuttlebug)

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