Archive for 2010

Thank You

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


Today’s Midweek challenge over at OWH Stars and Stamps was to make a Fall Themed Thank You card… I started out with an Olive Green card base. Then I embossed a 5 & 1/8 inch by 3 & 7/8 inch piece of card stock with a sizzix embossing folder from the Thank You set, and used paper chalk to help the embossed image stick out. I then cut a 4 & 1/4 inch by 1 & 1/2 inch strip of paper and wrapped some old lace around it. Next, I designed a scalloped oval 3 & 1/8 inch by 2 & 7/8 inch and cut the oval from the base card stock material (olive green). Finally, I cut another scalloped oval (2 & 7/8 by 2 & 5/8), embossed that oval with “THANK YOU” and used my paper chalk again to make the embossing pop. As I was putting this card together, I kept trying to add oranges or yellows, and it just didn’t look right… I really like how this came out using the green tones throughout.

I suppose if people feel like this card is not Fall enough, they can vote me off the island… :-)

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Auntie!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I was trying to find some inspiration for a birthday card yesterday, and came across Kate’s Blogpost about the Trifold Shutter Card. I had seen the cards before and I thought they looked really cool, but I wasn’t sure what to do with them. When I saw her lattice work on the edges of her shutterfold card, I knew that was what I wanted to do. Then, I wake up this morning and Kate is the featured cardmaker on the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog, and the Challenge is to CASE (copy and share everything) one of her cards. I guess it isn’t much of a challenge if I already have the card made, is it?

Anyways, thanks for the idea starter, Kate… my aunt is going to love the card! And for those of you who use SCAL with your Cricut, CLICK HERE for the file to cut the lattice.


Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

I found pumpkin puppy on yet another coloring page  and thought he was just too cute. I cut him out and then realized I made him “slightly” too large… oh well, he’s too cute not to use! I glued all his pieces together, then placed him on a white card, cutting off the excess edges. I then used some purple paper chalk  for the sky and green paper chalk for the grass and softened it up with a little bit of water

Wishing it was Fall…

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

We still have 2 more months of summer before it starts to cool down here, but I was going for that autumn feel with this card. I started with a black card base, added a 4.1 inch by 5.1 inch scalloped paper created from the “Once Upon a Time” (OUAT) collection, then added a 3.95 inch by 4.95 inch scalloped paper  out of red-violet cardstock (it actually isn’t pink!). The red-violet cardstock was then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Next, I wrapped ribbon around a piece of 1.75 inch by 4 inch black cardstock. Then I cut a 2.5 inch by 2.75 inch rectangle out of a metallic paper and added a slightly smaller piece of embossed red-violet cardstock. Finally, I added a pumpkin created by layering black cardstock, red-violet cardstock, and OUAT cardstock cut individually with the Cricut. I created the floral layer from an embroidery pattern I found somewhere (?) on the web.

Zombies are Everywhere!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

So I started having fun with the coloring pages, and I made another recipe card for this week’s midweek challenge. I keep trying to get 13 or 14 layers, but I always fall short… this time there is only 8 layers of paper and ribbon. Must try harder… lol!