Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter anniversary card

My in-laws will be celebrating their anniversary soon, and since they live somewhere tropical, I thought it would be fun to make them a card with some snow!  The only thing I used my Cricut for on this card was the snowflake, which is from the Christmas Solutions cartridge.  The snowflake border punch is a Fiskars embossing punch.  The ribbon is from my stash of ribbon that I've saved from shopping bag handles and such to recycle in my card making.  The sentiment was printed on my computer.  Now that it is done, I'm debating whether I should have run the light blue background through the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder.  I'm sure my husband will let me know when I show it to him!

This card will be entered in the following challenges: Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge #52, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's Challenge Me Monday #38 (using ribbon), Paper Cutz Challenge #69 (Anything Goes), and Cute Card Thursday challenge #140 (Blast from the Past--I'm doing Challenge #128, using material--the ribbon).

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A little banged up

I usually make my cards as the occasion arises, personalizing them for the recipient.  Today I decided to make a card for a couple of challenges, even though I don't have a recipient in mind yet.  This card is for the Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge #51.  The theme is based on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #36  : a project having to do with being sick.  Technically, mine is for recovery of a physical injury, but since their design team featured a band-aid, I figured this fit in that category.

I cut the oval from Calligraphy Collection and ran it through the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder.  The car is from Smiley Cards.  (My Pink Stamper cut out one of each of the base images and offers a downloadable file, which really helped in figuring out the layering from that cart, since there is no handbook.)  I decided to put googly eyes on the car because the ones from the cart cut too tiny to even work with.  I crumpled the fender on the card and inked it a little.  The sentiment inside will read: "I hear you're a little banged up."

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells...

I whipped up a couple of these cards tonight to enter in the sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Design and in the challenge at Cute Card Thursday #138 (Anything Goes).  The bell with ribbon is from the Christmas Solutions cartridge, thanks to the free Gypsy download!  The green circle behind it is from Graphically Speaking.  The white strip at the top was run through the Holly Ribbons Cuttlebug folder.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thank you

Several of my coworkers got together last week and bought me a beautiful plant for the passing of my uncle.  I knew that I wanted to make them some Thank You cards.  Then my friend Nicole told me about the challenge at Mojo Monday.  I had never made a card based on a sketch before, but I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  I will also be entering this card in the challenge at Paper Issues, using scallops.

The brown scalloped rectangle is from Graphically Speaking.  It was cut at 4.25x2 in.
The yellow rectangle is also from Graphically Speaking.  It was cut at 3.75x1.5 in.
The blue shape that the sentiment is stamped on is from Calligraphy Collection.  It was cut at 1.5x2.25in.    I had to cut the image in half (This worked well since I was making several cards anyway and could use both halves.) and then trim the ends so they were flat and at 1.5 in.
The branch and flowers are from Gypsy Wanderings.  The branch was cut at 4.25 width (linked to height).  The flowers were at 2.10 width (linked to height).  They are perhaps a bit big, but if they were smaller they would have been difficult to work with.  I added a dot of glitter glue to the center of the flowers.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My niece's birthday is coming up.  She's going to be 22, so I didn't want a card that was too childish or too "senior" for her.  I used the wine (or champagne?) glasses from Calligraphy collection.  I used the Hide Contour feature on my Gypsy to delete one of the glasses.  I then doubled the design.  On one, I hid the line for the inside of the glass.  (This was cut in white.)  On the other, I hid the line for the outside.  (This was cut in pink.)  The result was having a glass that looks like it is full rather than cutting an outline of a glass.

I decided to make a tall card mainly because of the size of my scraps.  The idea for making a tall card came from Mary at Cardztv.  These cards fit in a business envelope.
I felt like it was missing a little something and decided to add some buttons I'd gotten a while back, since the colors were about right.  I like the bright colors on this card, and didn't want to cover them up to make a plain colored square for the sentiment to be stamped on, but it doesn't show up all that well on the patterned paper.

Ten year anniversary card

My half sister and her husband will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary on November 11.  I made this S-fold card for them.  (Thanks to Mary at Cardztv for showing me how to do an S-fold card.)  This card will be entered in Momo's Tuesday Challenge for the week of November 2.  The challenge was to use embossing.  I used my Heart Blocks Cuttlebug folder.  The cartridge I used for the 10s was Graphically Speaking.  I used my Gypsy to adjust the size so they would fit just right on the card.  

Wow!  The 10/ten design on the left hand side was quite delicate to cut out!  I had to use my Exacto knife to help get out the inside of all the numbers and letters.  It is a little fuzzy in spots, but I was just thankful that it didn't rip!