Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thanksgiving birthday card

My uncle's birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year, so I wanted to make a combined birthday card.  I used the Gypsy Font and the cornucopia from Paper Dolls Dress Up.  This card will be entered in the Cricut Cardz Challenge #46 (anything goes), Paper Cutz Challenge #63 (anything goes), and the Paper Playtime challenge #20 (orange as main color).

Update 10/30/10
Uncle Pete passed away last night.  He will be greatly missed by many.  As his youngest daughter posted on Facebook, "I just take comfort that he can once again hear and has no physical problems now that he is in heaven."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another music card :)

If you haven't noticed by now, just about everyone in my husband's family are musicians, and all of his siblings' birthdays are in the fall.  His brother Emilio plays sax, but I couldn't find a sax on any Cricut carts (They really need to make an all music cart.), so I used the Treble Clef sign from Curisve 101 to make this card.  I just got a Gypsy 2 days ago, so I am pretty proud of myself for making a card with it already!  I used 2 of the image with the "shadow blackout" feature selected.  I had to use "hide contour" to get rid of the paintbrush that also came with this image.  Then I flipped one of the images, put them back to back and welded them together.  I cut out another, regular version of the image in black with no features selected.  This card doesn't have a lot of room to write inside, but it could be used for just about anything--"Just a note," "A note of thanks," etc...

You Rock card

My sister-in-law's 16th birthday is coming up and she likes to sing, so I used the sentiment idea from one of Mary's cards and changed up the design.  The background was run through the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder.  The star is from Graphically Speaking, page 41, cut at 3 inches.  The microphone is from Everyday Paper Dolls, page 44, cut at 3.75 inches with Real Dial Size on.  I cut it twice, once with glitter paper and once in black and did my own layering.  The brads were an awesome Goodwill find!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Breast cancer awareness

I am doing a walk for breast cancer awareness tomorrow with some colleagues.  I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend who made a donation to our team.  The bra is the hula girl's top from page 42 of Paper Doll Dress Up.  I ran the bra through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and added a little bling in the middle.  The background is run through the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.  At the bottom, I ran a ribbon across and then attached the sentiment on top.  This card will be entered in the Paper Playtime challenge #19 (week of Oct. 4, 2010), using ribbons, buttons, or rhinestones.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baptism card

This is actually only a corner of the card I created for a baptism recently.  The main part of the card was based on a card from My Pink Stamper's site.  I added this shell and water drops to symbolize the baptism.  The shell is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up (from the mermaid on page 43) and the water drops are from Every Day Paper Dolls (page 42).  I chalked the edges of the shell.  I think I will be using this idea for future baptism cards, but making it bigger, the main focus of the card.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Holly Days!

This is another Mary-inspired card.  It is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I cut the holly paper at 3.5 x 4in, but I think I would cut this slightly longer next time to allow for a little more overlap with the green paper, which I cut at 2 x 4 inches and ran through the Holly Ribbons Cuttlebug folder.  The holly was cut from Stretch Your Imagination.  I cut it at 2 inches and mounted it on foam tape.  (I had tried 2.5 inches and that was too wide, but I think next time I'd try 2.25.")  I printed the sentiment on the computer and trimmed the corners with a Creative Memories corner punch.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cub Scouts card

I needed to mail my nephew a check for the popcorn I ordered from him through Cub Scouts, so I thought I'd make him a cute card.  It took quite a while, but I'm really happy with how it turned out and his mom told me he looooved it!
The card is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I used Everyday Paper Dolls and Paper Doll Dress Up.  Here are the cuts and sizes I used:

doll 3"
sign from page 40 at 3" with Real Dial Size ON--This was actually an accident.  I didn't realize I had it on from a previous project!
shirt and hair from page 54
shorts from page 71
shoes from page 34
clouds from page 42, run through D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder
fire from page 40.  I cut this out twice, once in gray and once in yellow to create my own layering.  I colored the logs with a brown marker on the yellow one.  I cut out the rocks from the gray and glued on the yellow.  Then I outlined the flames with an orange marker and chalked with orange.
marshmallows from page 40.  I also did some layering on this one.  I cut it out once in white and once in brown, cut out the white marshmallows and glued them on the brown.

scarf from page 36 This is from the Raggedy Andy doll --Don't tell my nephew!  :)

The boy, sign, fire, and marshmallows are mounted on foam tape.  Peachy Keen Stamps (PK-570) for the face.

My first post! A birthday card

I want to thank Mary at Cardztv for inspiring me to make my own blog.  This first posting is for her Sept./Oct. 2010 Create a Card challenge in which you must create a card without using a Cricut.  This was indeed a challenge for me, since I didn't even do cardmaking before owning my Cricut.  I made this birthday card for my brother-in-law.  He is a bass player, so I used some paper from DCWV's Rockstar stack.  I ran the brown paper through my Cuttlebug.  I kind of feel like this card is missing something, but I guess if I made it too fancy it wouldn't be "manly!"