Friday, March 16, 2012

Note Paper Holder

Hello and Happy Friday! I wish I had am empty weekend to look forward to, but alas I do not. I still hope I get a couple hours of crafting time in. I've been truly enjoying using my new Silhouette Cameo and love any opportunity I get to use it.

Today I am sharing this project over at Passionately Artistic. Please check it out and leave a comment or two. I'm very curious to hear how you like my latest 3D project using I file I purchased from the Silhouette America store.

Thanks and have a wonderful, crafty, weekend!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bugbytes DT post-Inspired by Stamps

Today I have a project featured over at The BugButes blog. It's another birthday card. I may declare March 2012 as the month of birthday cards. Please check out my project and leave a comment if you can.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Birthday card

On to the next birthday in my family. My sister Theresa's birthday. I haven't even mailed this card to her yet, though her birthday was the beginning of February.  A month late....I'm hoping the card will wow her so much she'll forget how late it is!

I made an A2 card base from Baja Breeze Stampin Up card stock and used 3 sheets of patterened cardstock from the DCWV Doodlin' Around stack. I made the pleats of the pleated paper strip consistent by using my Martha Stewart score board. I scored the 8" paper strip at 3/4", then 1/2" intervals, repeating the pattern until I reached the end of the strip. I matted the simple patterned cardstock on the base, then added a decorate strip from another patterned sheet of card stock and topped both with the pleated patterned strip.  Next, I added some ivory lace ribbon at the top of the pleated strip. Happy Birthday was stamped on a square of cardstock punched with a decorative paper punch. I matted that onto a square cut from more Baja Breeze cardstock and adhered it to the card. Lastly, I embellished the card with paper flowers and adhesive pearl centers, and used a Viva Decor Pearl pen to add  pearl dot accents.

I also decorated the inside of the card using the same cardstock and some more decorative punches:

I seriously love this card and think it's the reason why I haven't sent it to my sister yet. I created this card using a sketch from Card Patterns. If you ever need inspiration, I strongly urge you to head over to their blog.

Hopefully, the card will be in the mail on it's way to her by the time you read this!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Birthdays and Birthday Cards

Hello, everyone. I have been terrible about posting on my blog and am truly feeling disappointed in myself about it. Even though I haven't been posting, I have been creating. January and February are big in my family for birthdays, and it seems like I've made plenty of birthday cards between the end of January through the middle of February.

The end of January marked some milestone birthdays for both my son Danny, and my niece Jennifer. Danny turned 21 and Jennifer turned 18. I used the same card design for both their cards.  And here you have them:

I cut the "21"  from the Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge at 2.62" (sized on my Gypsy). Next, I cut the "Happy Birthday" from the Cricut Caligraphy cartridge at 3".

I placed my numbers on a mat of decorative paper, which I offset onto a black mat, which I offset on the card base. I adhered using my ATG..

 Next I adhered the "Happy Birthday" over the "21",  added a rhinestone over the "i" and a metal square in the corner. Wow, a simple card that I like!

A simple (but appropriate) sentiment for the inside of the card (matted with some scraps) and this card is done.

I liked this one so much, I decided I would copy the design for my niece whose birthday was three days later. Here is her finished card . I could not get a good picture of the card no matter how hard I tried, so excuse the poor quality. I loved the bright colors I used for her card.

Numbers from Cindy Loo cartridge (Provocraft)
Happy Birthday from Caligraphy cartridge (Provocraft)
Patterned Paper/cardstock: Story of  US by ATD (a seriously old mat stack) for the "21" card; Twitterpated by SEI for the "18" card
Bling from stash (various manufacturers)
Finished card size: 4-1/4 X 5-1/2 (A2)
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