Monday, February 11, 2013

Cards for my little Valentines

I was browsing the clearance racks at Office Max not long ago and came across some cute rubber heart bracelets and thought of my nieces.  So, I wanted to make them some Valentine cards to go with them.  I decided to keep it simple and use a design from Holiday Cakes.  I just used my Gypsy to stretch the image a bit to fit a tall (in this case, long) card.  Here are the finished cards and the bracelets that will go with them:

These cards will be entered into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut #148--Be my Valentine
Simon Says--Have a Heart
Scrappy Moms Stamps--Valentine's Day
More Than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #80; Valentine's Day
Craft Spot by Kimberly #86--For your Sweetheart
Cute Card Thursday #255--Love Struck

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Have a COOL birthday!

I needed birthday cards for my brother-in-law and my dad.  Man cards are always tricky, and I was flipping through all my Cricut handbooks with no inspiration when my husband walked in.  He was actually the one who chose the image I used, the snowman from Smiley Cards.  The sketch came from Die Cuttin' Divas.  I do have to confess a goof, though.  I cut out my images and shut my Gypsy off without saving.  Usually I make sure everything is good before doing that, but of course not this time.  As I went to put my snowmen together, I realized that I must have chosen the shadow image for the base.  His hat and other accessories are too small!  I didn't want to start over at this point though, so I just went with it, hoping it looks like I did that on purpose!  The oval is from A Child's Year (It was a tag, but I removed the little hole with my Gypsy).  I ran it through my Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder.  The little glittery snowflakes in the upper corners were leftover from my Christmas cards, so they are actually the center of the O from the word JOY from Create a Critter.

I always like punny sentiments, so I used my computer to print "Have a COOL birthday!" on the cardstock before I cut it for the card.

This card will be entered in the Die Cuttin' Divas sketch challenge mentioned above.