Monday, May 26, 2014

Congrats on your little squirt!

I am helping to host a baby shower for a coworker tomorrow.  She is having an ocean themed nursery, so I wanted to make an ocean themed card.  This whale is from Create a Critter and the font on the front is from Life is a Beach.  I ran the background through the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack #51--Life's a Beach
Scrappy Moms--Summer, Here We Come!
My Craft Spot #138 Congrats and Grads

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Simple Mother's Day Card

For the first time in a long time, I'm not making this card the night before I need it!  This is largely due to a fun Facebook event I came across, NSD 2014.  There are lots of challenges, and I wanted to try to enter as many as I can, getting cards and projects done for several upcoming events.
For this card, I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder as the background.  The flowers are from the Locker Talk cartridge, but rather than cut out the ribbons that go with the image from paper, I recycled some ribbon from a Victoria's Secret shopping bag.  I cut out the yellow centers for the flowers using a regular old hole punch.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon# 94--Bright Summer Colors
Pause Dream Enjoy #9--Flowers
Die Cuttin' Divas #163--Make it Girly
More Than Favors #89--Mother's Day
CAS-ual Fridays #131--use 3 of something on 1/3 of the card
Simon Says--Anything Goes
NSD 2014 Facebook Event Challenge #2--Flowers

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A FINtastic Birthday Card

I have a birthday party for a 2-year-old to go to this afternoon.  Part of his gift is a shirt with a shark on it, so I thought I'd make a card to match.  I like punny cards, but couldn't think of any shark ones.  A quick Google image search resulted in a FINtastic pun :)  Since the birthday boy is only 2, I thought a simple card would be fine.  I cut out the shark from Life's a Beach.  The dark gray layer on the cartridge is actually a thin border that gets glued on top of the lighter layer.  That sounded like a bit of a hassle to glue, and probably a frustration to cut out, so I modified it on my Gypsy so it was like a shadow layer.  I wish I had a water waves embossing folder, but I thought Chevron was close.  Unfortunately, I didn't plan that out ahead, and the "waves" go the wrong direction!

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
NSD 2014 Event Facebook Group, challenge #1--Birthday Card
Simon Says Stamp Blog--Anything Goes