Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thinking of you

I made this card for a blogger friend who is facing a challenge in her life right now.  All of the cuts came from Storybook, one of my new carts.  I actually had to do a little post-Cricut doctoring with my scissors.  The image has some curly-cues inside and outside of the frame.  I needed to trim the inside ones to have room for the sentiment.  When I went to put the card together, I realized that I must have miscalculated on my Gypsy and cut the image a bit too big, so I had to cut the curls from the outside as well.  The sentiment is from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique.  She has lots of great free scripture word art.  I ran the brown card front through the Cuttlebug Scrollwork folder.  I added 3 jewels to the bottom with my i-rock.

Please excuse the poor photography.  My husband is out with the camera right now, so I had to use the built-in one on my laptop.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
MAG Challenge by the Page--Storybook, page 45
Paper Playtime #53--Anything goes
Whimsical Wednesdays--3 Times a Charm: 3 cuts, 3 colors, 3 of the same embellishment
Die Cut Dreams #96--Color challenge: pink, green, chocolate
Make it Monday #50--Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #62--non-stamped sentiment

Sunday, August 14, 2011

High School Football

Back to school means high school football time.  I made this card for a young relative who is on the football team.  I modeled the jersey after a picture of him in his football jersey.  I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the jersey, but I didn't use the football jersey.  I used the scientist's shirt from page 64 in the manual.  I used the hide contour feature on the gypsy to hide all of the interior cut lines.  I welded 2 of the shirts together to make a shape card.  I welded a square at the top of the back side of the jersey so it would only have a v-neck on the front.  The font for the numbers and the name on the back of the jersey is Plantin Schoolbook.  It's not a super match to the font on the real jersey, but it was the closest match I had.  The school name on the front was cut with Cursive 101.

Since the card was a darker color, I put this white rectangle inside the card to write the message.

The young man who received this card really seemed to appreciate it and was amazed how it looked just like his jersey.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion #25--Back to School
Scrapbookaholic by Abby #11--Back to School
Cards by Jovan--Back to School blog hop

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thanks so berry much!

I had trouble finding a good background paper for this card.  I wanted something with some type of pattern, but yet the strawberries had to stand out.  I ended up using a couple of different patterned papers from my scrap folder.

The strawberries are from Indie Art.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and inked the edges a bit.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design #88--sketch challenge
Cricut Cardz Challenge #86--Tuitti Fruitti
Die Cuttin' Divas #27--veggies/fruits
Whimsical Wednesdays--sense of humor (I hope this pun counts.)
Inking It Up Crazy--use an "old school" cart
Tacky Tuesdays--use a berry or fruit and the word "berry"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cupcake CumpleaƱos

Wow!  I haven't posted in a long time!  My husband and I wanted to save on energy costs this summer and not turn on our AC, but that was keeping me out of my scrap room.  I finally broke down and turned it on a bit so I could get a birthday card done for my mother-in-law.

I made this gatefold card a little differently shaped by welding a scalloped rectangle to either side of a regular rectangle on my Gypsy.  That scalloped rectangle (from Accent Essentials) is the same shape I used in the center, as the base behind the cupcake.  The cupcake is from Smiley Cards, I just got rid of the face because I was afraid it was too small to cut out well.  I made some score lines on the wrapper and ran the cupcake top through the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder.  I also decided to put a little bling on the icing so I could try out my new i-rock :)

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch #86
Kimberli's Creations--100 follower giveaway challenge: use a cart you've barely used (Smiley Cards)  She is giving away a Preserves cart to one lucky follower!
Totally Papercrafts--challenge #77, bling it up
Whimsical Wednesdays--fun with folds
Birthday Sundaes--cake or cupcake