Sunday, January 2, 2011

Card set post 2

I was not able to include ALL the cards in my last post from the set I made as a Christmas gift. Here are the remaining cards from that set. Please let me know you visited my blog . . . I'd love to have you follow me and leave a comment!
Thanks for stopping by!

Belated Christmas gift projects

I am hitting the blogger jackpot today! Another post of projects that I made for Christmas gifts that I am just getting around to posting. These are part of a set that I am giving as a belated Christmas gift. Just a combinations of birthday, thank you, get well, etc. cards for them to have on hand to send to relatives and friends.

A Card for my Foot Doctor

As many of you know, I had foot surgery at the end of August. Although I've developed complications and I'm still not walking fully on my own or without pain, I was very pleased with my podiatrist and the care he has provided. To thank him for all he's done I made him a card and gave him a big box of Esther Price chocolate for Christmas.
Here is the card I made...
it's a layered Christmas tree, at first glance...but if you look closely, you will see I cut various sizes of "feet" and layered them all together to make the tree shape! Added a star to the top, some Stickles on the toes on the bottom layer and scattered throughout the branches.

The doctor was pleased (amused may be a better term!) and said he was hanging it up on his office door!
Sorry for the glare...took the photo JUST minutes before heading off to the appointment with the doctor! Click on a photo for a larger image and better view!

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge

Happy New Year!
My first post of the New Year is a special one. I have been following Robyn from My Pink Stamper for quite some time and love her blog! She is having a contest to add 2 lucky followers to her design team.
The contest rules are as follows: Use the colors pink, green and brown (Robyn's favorite colors) and your favorite Cricut Cartridge. You are allowed to use other optional colors but the project must be newly created for this contest. You can not be a member of any other design team that would be in competition with products created by The Pink Stamper.

SO..... here is my entry!
Click on a photo to enlarge the image and get a better look!

The "recipe" for the card:
Tools and Machines:
Cricut Expression
Imaginace I Rock Tool
Xyron X
Wrap It Up
Winter Woodland
Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Scotch ATG
Scotch Foam Squares
Bazzil - 2 shades of simmer pink
Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip
Recollections Cardstock (from Michael's)- black
Light Green and light tan from my scrap stash
Basic Narrows from Michael's - brown with pink stitching
I Rock gems from Imaginisce
How I did it:
I cut the from Wrap It Up (page 66) at 4 1/2 inches
I then cut the to get the flower overlay in a lighter pink shimmer paper.
I also used the layer and the layer to complete all the layers for this cut.
I decided it needed a shadow which this cartridge does not offer, so I again cut
in black cardstock at 4 3/4" and then hand trimmed it a bit to get the look I wanted.
I used my Gyspy to cut the tag feature from <3dbldg3> on page 77 of Winter Woodland Cartridge. I sized it to 4.80 x 6.50".
I then cut the phrase "Thank You" from the Thanksgiving solutions cartridge, sized at 2.66 x 2.o using the Gyspy again.
Using the ATG gun I applied the scallop to the base of the chocolate chip brown card base (cut to make a 5x7 inch card front) and then glued my layers of the bouquet all together. I added a bit of bling to the already shimmery looking flowers by using the I Rock to attach 2 gems. I wrapped a bit of the brown ribbon (that had the perfect pink stitching running through it) to the bouquet. I then attached my created black cardstock shadow to the bouquet and used Scotch foam layering tape to pop it up from the scallop which lies flat on the card base. After adding my sentiment of "Thank You" to the top, my card was complete!
Wish me luck....there are so many talented paper crafters who would all love the chance to be on Robyn's team! I will be using this card as a Thank You to some friends who live in Alaska for the lovely Christmas gift they sent, so this card is getting double duty!
Thank you for looking! I have a series of photos I took of other projects I've made over the past few weeks but with the Holidays, neglected to add to the blog. Please check back for them soon.
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Robyn asked us to use our FAVORITE Cricut Cartridge for this challenge and for me that is almost impossible. I love all my cartridges for various reasons and my "favorite" changes with
the project I am working on! I do like Wrap It Up a lot for the wide variety of cuts it offers and for the neat boxes and tags you can create. Winter Woodland has been a favorite of mine for the Christmas season and winter images. I got a lot of use out of the Thanksgiving cartridge as I made some Thanksgiving cards and decorations! So can I say I used my absolute favorite cartridge for this challenge... NO...because I love them ALL!!