Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Unique Shape Card

Hello all my crafty friends!  Thanks for stopping by to visit on my day to post for the Cuttin' and Stampin' Design team.  This week the team is creating Shaped Cards.
I made this card for my daughter's graduation from college. I am so excited and proud of her!
I decided to take a shape of the Boston skyline (cut file from the Silhouette store) and turn it into a special card for her.
Here is the front of the card as it appears when it is closed. I know it is difficult to tell the card from the background, so you may want to click on the photo to get a closer look.
You can see the front flap of the card is the skyline and the back of the card is a "sky with clouds" patterned paper that I've had in my stash for a long time.
Here you can see I have the card open so you can just see the skyline and a tiny bit of the back of the card opened and off to the left. 
To create my card - I took my skyline and then welded a rectangle to the shape so that it created a card front and back.
Here is the card opened as you would open it to read it.
You can see I backed the card with a smaller cutout of the skyline so that the boats and water show through as blue on the front of the card. I also backed the word " BOSTON" In red.
On the right side, there is that sky patterned paper on the top half and a strip of white cardstock on the bottom for the place to write my sentiment. I divided those with a skinny stripe of red ribbon.
Another shot of the card standing up, slightly opened. 
I am very pleased with how it came out and I hope she likes it!
Thank you for stopping by to visit and I do hope you will join in on the Challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin'.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello My Crafty Friends and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the Mom's out there!
Welcome to the "Mother's Day" Blog Hop!  
We're so happy you could join us today to honor Mothers, Daughters, Aunts or any other woman who has been a great influence in our lives!  
In addition to seeing a lot of awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a Michael’s gift card.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 15th on Miranda's blog! 

 I chose to make a Mother's Day Card for my Daughter In Law. During a recent visit, it truly warmed my heart to see how much love and care that my Daughter In Law gives each of her children. She's a very busy Mom of 4 children aged 8 and under - but she makes sure each child gets plenty of one on one time and they each feel special.

Here is the card I made for her :  
I used a cut file that I found at Bird's Cards. I thought it was just so very pretty. I chose to back it in a pale pink paper to make the cut out design really stand out. I picked a pink polka dot patterned paper for the top of my card.
I used a Silhouette file to cut the layered label and stamped it with the Happy Mother's Day sentiment.           
I added a tiny stripe of ribbon between the layers of the card.
  1.               I decorated the inside of the card with the pale pink paper on one side and a layered strip of the pink along with white cardstock, wrapped with a pink polka dot ribbon.

There you have it!  I hope she enjoys it!

Next on the Hop is:

Should you get lost along the way- here is the entire line up. I know you won't want to miss a single project!

Tabetha -

Sarah -






Ashley -

Sarah Mae -

Jennyfer -

Vicki -

Pam -


Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Children's Birthday Cards`

Hello All You Crafty People!

Today it is my day to share a creation as a member of the Design Team at 

Our theme this week is "Children's Birthday" and it could not have come at a better time!  My sweet granddaughter Aubrey will turn 5 years old in early May and I wanted to create a couple of cards just for her.

 Yes, I created two cards to share!
Here is the first one!

My two oldest Granddaughters love  the LaLaLoopsey dolls and t.v. show and during a recent visit, I got to play dolls with them!  I knew she would love having a card with a LaLaLoopsey on it!
Thankfully, someone from one of the Silhouette groups I belong to shared this file with me.
It is a print and cut, meaning you print the picture on the computer then take it to your Cameo for cutting around it.  
I added a "loopy" frame and also a background layer that I embossed.
LaLaLoopsey is elevated with foam squares for some dimension.
My original plan was to put her on an Action Wobble so she could
"dance" - but she was not wide enough to accommodate a wobble behind her!  
I accented her crown with a little gem for some sparkle!
I decided to add a colorful layer to the inside of the card with a little bit 
of ribbon to "jazz it up"!
This shows the dimension from the foam squares both under the doll and under the embossed layer.
One final look at the card!

Now allow me to share "Card Number Two" for Aubrey!
During our recent visit, we took a fun trip to the Children's Museum. My granddaughter was enjoying playing with a toy owl while we were there - and I told her maybe Grandma could get her one of her own sometime.
I could not find the EXACT owl but I did manage to purchase and send one and I wanted a card to represent that owl.

Again, the owl and the branch were cut using my Silhouette with two separate files from their store. This time the owl was large enough to put it on a Action Wobble, so he teeters back and forth on the branch.
I inked all the edges and folded the leaves to give them some shape and dimension.

The owl on the Action Wobble
Close up of the owl!
For the interior of the card, I used the Silhouette sparkly gel pens again to write the
"For Aubrey" is also written with the same sparkly gel pen on the front, again,
using the Silhouette! I LOVE this feature! 
Here is the soon to be birthday girl during my last visit!  I only wish I could celebrate with her on her actual birthday!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope you will consider making a project and linking up to the Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge this week!  Head HERE to do so!