Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Childs Year Card

I have so many favorite cuts from ACY, but this is in the top ten :)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

July 4th Cards

I made two simple 4th of July cards from Stand and Salute cartridge and K&Company's Americanna pack.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Big Buckle Card with Love Struck

Good Morning!

This weeks theme for SSD's DT was a cartridge that started with the first letter of our name (or middle name in some cases, like mine) that hadn't been used on SSD. What a great way to showcase some of the other cartridges! Aside from using a cartridge not yet used on SSD's blog, I also wanted to do something that I haven't seen done here. When I'm looking for something new, my "go to" place is always Split coast stampers. I loved their tutorial for the Big Buckle card found here.

Since I don't have the punch used on SPS, I used my expression and gypsy. I used George and cut a yellow sheet at 5.5 X 7 with a 1.5 inch oval shape that I moved to fit my needs. I also cut a patterned piece of paper at 5.25 X 4.0 with the oval shape at 1.5.

I scored it at 4.25. I cut a piece of yellow card stock at 5.5 X 1.25, which I scored at 3.5. I cut a piece of patterned paper at 5.25 X 1.0, which I did not score. I folded it following the score of the yellow paper.

I used double sided tape on both sides of the 5.5 X 1.5 piece.

I decided to add another sheet of dark pink and cut it just under 5.5 X4.25 and layered them together and attached them to the yellow card on 3 sides... leaving the outside right open.

I then took my long thin piece of paper (already layered) and aligned it from the inside buckle hole to the where it would attach to underneath my layered cardstock.

Once I was happy with the placement I tucked it underneath my layers and glued it down.

From here it's all window dressing and my favorite part! From the Love Struck 2010 cartridge, I cut the hearts border at 5.15 along with the layer.

I cut the flowered heart at 2.25 with it's layer. While that cut is cute on it's own, I like to do something to jazz it up a bit. I made 2 of the same card and decorated the flowered heart differently. The first one I used flower soft on. I also added green stickles for the leaves since I don't have green flower soft ~ yet! lol

For the other card, I used stickles on the flowered heart. I also used my viva decor violet pearl pen, it dried puffed up while the stickles dry flat.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day Easel cards

Good Morning!

I made 2 father's day cards last night. For the 1st one I used Life is a beach and cut the lighthouse @ 4 and the seagulls @ 2.5. (I've written up instructions for the easel cards in earlier posts if anyone needs the specs for them.)

The inside verse if from a book I picked up at the dollar store called "For my Father". I picked up several of those types of books, writing sentiments is not my strong suit! (You can click on the picture to view it larger.)

On the second card I didn't use any cricut, but only because J's didn't have Nate's ABC in stock. :( The boys sitting in that tent would have been so perfect for this card, but the sticker's I picked up from M's worked. Murphy's law being what it is, I found several camping stickers, including a tent when I got home! LOL

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Monday, June 13, 2011

May and June 2011 LayOut

I finally found some inspiration to do 2 of the "front" page LO's for my scrap book. I think it's so much easier to scrap by the month. That way I don't have to try and get the exact dates and place them in order... except by month of course. :)

For the month of May, I used a theme based on what I mostly did that day. The colors are wrong, but I spent some time outdoors and time reading surrounded by my 3 cats.

For the Month of June I know my hubby will want to spend the day fishing, so that was the theme I used.

Now to try and get caught up on my scrapping my pictures! LOL

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

More Iris Cards

Good Morning!

I made a few more iris folding cards. These are so much fun to make and the ideas are endless.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Center Step Card

Good Afternoon!
SplitCoastStampers had another great tutorial here! I've always liked these cards, but mine never turned out right, until now. :)

I started out with a card base of 4.25 X 11. (A smaller size than on scs)

Starting 3/4 of an inch in, I cut from the 1 inch mark ...

to the 6 1/2 inch line...

I flipped over the card base and cut the other side the same way.

I pulled out my scor pal and laid out my base the long way.

I scored from the outside of the base to the cut line at 1, 2 and 6.5 on both sides. Next I scored at the 5.5 mark but at the inside of the cut lines.

After creasing the score lines, this is what it looks like...

Using the cartridge Stand and Salute, I cut the bell twice @ 3, in two colors. On the brown, I cut off the bell and just used the top part and glued it together. I then glued that on to a black shadow cut. The left over stars I had I glued onto my bell, just for something different. I cut out "let freedom ring" @ 2 3/8. I cut the star borders from holiday cakes @.75 and welded two together, along with the shadow. The paper is from K&Company's Americana pack.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Two Serenade Cards

My Aunt's best friend LOVES pink Flamingo's, so using Serenade I made a quick card for her. The flamingo was cut @ 3.5 with all the layers.

While I was in Serenade I also cut a tree @ 3.5. I used some left over grass from last Easter and inked it in brown. I added flower soft to the branches and the ground. I got the idea when I was in my favorite (and only) LSS. I'm hoping I will get better using the flower soft, I don't think what I've done so far has turned out that great. But my first cards were not too impressive either so there is hope yet! LOL

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Twisted Easel Card

Good Morning!

While looking for new ideas, I found several twisted easel cards on the web. I liked the idea and figured out how to make them. :)

I started with a base of 9.75 X 4.25. I then scored the base at 5.5 (like a regular A2 card) and then again diagonally from the 5.5 score mark to the bottom corner at 9.75. I cut the top piece at 5.45 X 4.25 and then another floral piece just a hair smaller then that. I glued down just one part of the triangle. It'll make sense once you try it, or you could do a search on youtube, there are a lot of videos about these cards. I added several layers to the inside of the card and gem stones to hold the card up, just like a regular easel card.

And from the back side...

The front when closed...

When opened fully, the inside...

When displayed...

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Flower Soft Gate Card

Good Morning everyone!

I made a gate/fence card today using flower soft and my gypsy. I used my gypsy to weld the front fence to the back side of my card base. I also used it to flip an extra fence cut to strengthen up the front of my card and to get my sizes for everything. I made 2 cards this morning, a 4.25 X 5.5 and a 5 X 6.5. The gate/fence was cut @ 4 and 5.25 respectively from Picturesque.

I cut out the grass and flowers in the grass @ 1in for the grass and 1.5 for the flowers and 1.13 and 2.0 for the front of the card. I cut off the "grass" off the purple flower cuts.
and then glued the grass on top of the flowers. I cut them just a bit larger for the inside grass and flowers.

and then glued them onto the fence.

I used my flower soft glue and dabbed it onto one of the flowers.
Next I fluffed up the lilac flower soft and sprinkled it on the glue. I held it over my storage bowl.

And then tapped off the excess back into the bowl. I do this twice to get a better coverage of the flower soft. The following picture is how it looks before the second layer of flower soft.

Next I added glue to the grass on the bottom of the card. I only do half at a time so the glue doesn't try out. (You don't need a lot of glue, I just dab it on and spread it around.

I typically put a sheet of paper under where I'm working so I can pour the flower soft back into the bowl.

All finished with the bottom. (I was doing both cards at the same time, I just didn't take pictures of the other one.)

I added some VivaDecor Pearl pen in violet to some of the flowers. I love how this doesn't dry flat!
I also added some K&Company adhesive gems.

I added clouds from Stand and Salute @ 1.25 and 1.5. The sun is from Celebrate with flourish cut @ 1.5 and 1.75. The clouds were run through my big kick with an embossing folder. Crystal stickles were added to some clouds and the sun.

Thanks for looking!