Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thanks a melon!

I recently won a blog challenge at Cardztv and got an awesome prize package.  I wanted to make a cute card to thank Mary.
The watermelon on this card is from Doodlecharms.  I used the hide contour feature on the Gypsy to get the little lines on the rinds drawn on with the Cricut markers.  I cut out some of the seeds bigger to have some extra ones for accents on the side.  The turquoise paper was run through the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder and the brown paper was run through Swiss Dots.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps--sketch #52
More Than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #39: pink, brown, teal, cream (I hope it is OK I have a bit of green.  I noticed one of their sample cards did.)
Ashley's Scrappin Palace--summer project

Friday, May 27, 2011

Turtley Awesome Birthday Cards

My stepdaughter's birthday is coming up soon.  She lives far away with her mother, so we need to mail her a birthday card.  At this point, it is probably going to arrive a bit late, so I planned for that and made a card with a turtle on it and the sentiment "Sorry I'm late."  I made 6 of these cards so I'll have some in my stash. I made 2 with the same sentiment in Spanish and 2 with "Hope your birthday is turtley awesome!"  (The inspiration for the punny card came from some My Pink Stamper stamps.)

The 3 different sentiments:

The turtle on this card is from Animal Kingdom.  Using my Gypsy, I hid the interior cut lines on the turtle's shell and cut them out plain.  Then on another layer on the Gypsy, I left the interior cut lines but hid the outline of the shell.  I did the interior lines with a Cricut marker.  The turtle's face is from the Peachy Keen Stamps Animal Faces Small set (PK-750).  The tags are from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  The top pink tag was run though the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder.  If I were to make this card again, I would not have used the white paper with the floral design for one of the tags.  It coordinates with the base paper, but does not look good right up against it.  Oh well, I'm learning about color and design as I go along...

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design #77--sketch challenge
Peachy Keen Stamps LFIF--designer's choice
Really Reasonable Ribbon #24--anything goes
Totally Papercrafts #68--pink and girlie

Thursday, May 26, 2011

School Days layout

I went scrapbooking with my some friends last weekend.  I've given up on scrapping all of my pictures (I'd never keep up!), but I try to scrap big trips I go on.  I haven't been on any trips lately, so I decided to scrap my pictures from school--the staff and class pictures won't fit in a regular slide-the-picture-in-the-slots album.  This is the title page I made:

I actually used the design from the cover of a stack of paper by The Paper Studio for inspiration.  The word "School" is from Opposites Attract.  "Days" is from Cursive 101.  The apple is from Doodlecharms.  The pencil is from Locker Talk, but I was using my Gypsy and didn't have the manual with me, which is helpful sometimes to figure out layering.  To make a long story short, I tried stretching an image on the Gypsy, it didn't turn out so well, and I had to make a few "adjustments" with a scissors.  So, this pencil doesn't quite look like either of the ones on the cart.

This page will be entered into the following challenges:
Paper Cutz Challenge #92--teacher appreciation
My Time to Craft #142--use a die cut

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The perfect pear

I wanted to enter the fruit challenge at Cardztv.  I liked the pear pun at My Pink Stamper and wanted to make something with a similar saying.  I didn't think I had any pear cuts, but I used My Cut Search and discovered that there was a pear on Gypsy Font.  The heart and the cut the sentiment is on are also from Gypsy Font.  I used my Cricut markers to write the sentiment, which is from Calligraphy Collection.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Paper Playtime #45--tall card
Totally Papercrafts #66--anniversaries

So Dear baby card

I decided to make a few gender-neutral baby cards, one for a baby shower tomorrow and a few extras for my stash.  The tags on this card are from Plantin Schoolbook and were run through the Swiss Dots and D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folders.  The deer is from Create a Critter.

These cards will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch #75
My Time To Craft--challenge #140, scallops
More Than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #38, anything goes
More Than Favors--Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #17, Give a Hoot (I don't own Give a Hoot, but they allow you to use a similar cut.  I used the deer from Create a Critter.)
Cricut Cardz Challenge #74--brand new baby

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Moooochas gracias!

I am a kindergarten teacher and last week we had a Mother's Day tea party.  Several school staff members really went above and beyond to help my co-teacher and I get things ready and pull off the big event.  In addition, one student's mother got us each a nice box of chocolates.  (I work at a low income school, so gifts are pretty rare, and all the more meaningful.)  We wanted to make sure to thank each of these people, so I offered to make some thank you cards.  I love punny cards, so I made one that works in English and Spanish.  Here is a close-up of one of the Spanish ones.

As I said, I needed several, and I used some scraps of coordinating paper that I had, so I ended up with lots of variations:

I also made a few with English moos:

The cow is from Create a Critter.  The sombrero is from Graphically Speaking.  The image on the cart had no layering, so I used my Gypsy to create the layering.  The sentiments were printed from my computer.

These cards will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--No rules
Die Cuttin Divas--sketch challenge
Creative Cutter Room--Fiesta!