Monday, August 23, 2010

Her 18th Birthday


I showed you the graduation pictures and card when this young lady graduated. Now she is turning 18 !! Wow time certainly has a habit of flying away doesn't it?

I had a picture of stained glass and wanted to use it behind a window frame. However, I couldn't find a window frame I wanted so used a romantic window svg cut and am sorry I can not remember who I got it from but thank you.

The stained glass was covered with clear paper from a package and the butterfly cut from another svg cut from I used the Cuttlebug swirls folder to emboss. The frame was cut from several layers of the beige card stock and then layered with a paper from Dollar Store.

The inside of the card was printed from Sweethearts cart with Cri Cut color pens. My first attempt with them and I just love them and they are opening up a whole new dimension for me. I then used the same swirls folder to emboss the opaque acetate. A couple more swirls from the arch and a bit of rusty glimmer ink to soften the edges of the arch. I lined the envelope with the same color paper as the arch. The camera gave the inside of the card a yellow color but truly the soft beige is more the true color.

Have a blessed day.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Check out this blog. Wow some gorgeous candy and lovely cards.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tulip thank you card

I was asked to make a "thank you" card by a friend of mine.
The tulip cut is from (where else?) and it is a discontinued freebie cut. It was called Spring Tulip Notecard. Using this and my SCAL I cut the tulip flowers twice so I could pop them up a little. The "thank you" is from the Cricut cartridge Sweethearts and cut at 1 1/4".
The file came with an envelope cut so I used a bit of designer paper from The Dollar Store and cut out the envelope.
The flowers are a bit brighter than the camera shows but all in all it is a quick and cute card. Maybe next time I will use red tulips.
Have a Blessed day.

Birthday card that replaced the scrap B-day card


Something funny happened around my house.

I had made a birthday card for my friend which used some of my card scraps. It was bright and cheery and had lots of bling and my friend likes that sort of thing. Well, my "cat scanner" kept trying to "scan" it and I was afraid she would mess it up so I moved it to a safe spot. Yep, you guessed it!! When it came time to give it to my friend I could not find it. I hunted high and low and nothing. So I quickly made another. This is from the cartridge Lyrical Letters and placed on bling. The scallop is from which is a site I love which allows me to use my SCAL.

The envelope was lined with the same paper I used to write the sentiment on the inside of the card.

After I had given my friend her card I was looking in my husbands desk for something and yep, there was my original card. lol

Have a Blessed day.


Anniversary album with gift box


My friend asked me to make a card for a 25th anniversary where they had requested no gifts. I thought a photo album card would be nice. The couple in question farm so the scene was taken from a very old song book. I added the little Ford tractor and the stick men celebrating.

The cover is made with silver card stock and the scene is placed over glitter charcoal/silver paper .
The ribbon is charcoal and silver. I did not tie it in front of the album as I usually would because I did not want the bow to cover the scenery.

When I got the album finished I felt it really needed something else. So decided to make a box for it. Using the glitter silver paper for the top and the charcoal paper for the bottom. I used Cuttlebug die for the corners and added a bit of bling with the flower to give the whole project a little pop. The album was found on line and here is the link:
This is the link I have on the paper where I copied it but it doesn't seem to work for me now. Sorry. However if you are interested in the directions I could e-mail them if I have an address. (providing that is not illegal to do so.
Have a Blessed day.