Sunday, February 27, 2011

Music gives the heart wings

Looks like I'm a little late for Valentine's Day, doesn't it?  Actually, I just picked up this sentiment stamp at a scrapbooking rummage sale this weekend and wanted to make a card to go with it.  My husband was watching over my shoulder as I made it, but maybe by our anniversary in June, he will have forgotten about it!  Otherwise, I think this would work for an anniversary or wedding card for any of his musician friends or family members.
This card is a gatefold card.  I read the instructions on the Splitcoast Stampers site, but I modified the dimensions because I like my cards to fit in A2 envelopes for easy mailing.  So, I cut my cardstock at 4.25x11 inches.  Then I placed it horizontally on my score board and scored at 2.75 and 8.25 inches.  The sides then fold in.  The red layers on the sides measure 2.5x4 inches and the pink layers on the sides (which are embossed with the Cuttlebug Allegro folder) measure 2.25x3.75 inches.  The black square in the center measures 3x3 inches and the white square measures 3.25x3.25.  The squares, of course are adhered to one side of the card only so that it can open.
The heart is from Create a Critter.  The wings are from Indie Art and the banner is from Graphically Speaking.  I chalked around the edge of the banner.
This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut #48--Emboss it!
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog--sketch #46
Scrappy Moms Stamps--Terrific Tuesday Challenge, use Create a Critter

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Superbowl birthdays--Go Pack Go!

My mom invited my husband and I over for lunch on Sunday to celebrate my dad's and my brother-in-law's birthdays.  Sunday evening, the Packers are in the Super Bowl, so I just had to design some Packer birthday cards!

I designed the Packer G on my Gypsy, welding together a G, C, and l from Opposites Attract.  I also designed the laces on the ball with the C and l from Opposites Attract.  The football is from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I used the tip from Fantabulous Cricut for cutting an additional football to go on top of the shape card.  That way, you don't see the flat edge where the fold is.  (I actually had my football card in mind before seeing the one on their blog!)  I used Cursive 101 to cut out the yellow letters.  I wanted to buy the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder for this project, but my local stores didn't have it and it seemed too expensive to order Cuttlebug folders online, so I settled for Swiss Dots.

This card will be entered in challenge #36 at Paper Playtime--anything goes.