Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Spin-off of the Flower Pot Card

Working on the flower pot cards gave me some *major* inspiration! While I working on the sunflower- I thought to myself "if I can do this with a flower pot- why can't I do this with something else?!" I instantly started getting all sorts of ideas about all sorts of shapes!

So here are two of my ideas that I have come up with so far- the beehive and the barrel of monkeys! I *can't wait* to see what else I can come up with! Now my only challenge if making the envelopes big enough...hmmm....LOL!!

The Lovely Sunflower

Once I find a project that I like- I really like to see how much I can do with it! The flower pot cards are *great* and I can't believe that I waited so long to try them out!! This is my second flower pot card and I wanted to do something different- so I went with a nice big sunflower.

The Walk In My Garden cart is excellent for these cards and offers so much! I cut the flower pot at 4" using the blackout feature and then cut the sunflower (on shift) at 8 1/2" twice- once using blackout. To add dimension, I ran the middle of the flower through the Cuttlebug in the Swiss Dots folder. The leaves were cut at 2 1/2 and adhered to the back of the note card.
So much fun!!! My mind is already churning around what else I can do with this project-- stay tuned!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Take the Cupcake for a Spin!

I love spinner cards so I have to make one every once in a while! I wanted to do something really fun and light- so the Nana's Kids stack by DCWV really came in handy!

The "maybe a cupcake will help" stamp is by Inkadinkado and I got it from J's- I had been eyeing it for a long time and finally bought it when they had their big Founder's Day Sale. The spinning cupcake was cut from the Doodlecharms cart at 1 1/2". The stamped cupcake on the envie came from a Studio G $1 set I got from M's. (Gotta love those $1 stamps! lol!)

Spinner cards a fun and super easy to make and you can make just about anything spin!

Here's a link to a tutorial:

Have fun!!

Growing Strawberries!

After seeing one on the Cricut message boards, I really wanted to make a flower pot card with strawberries in it! I had this picture in my mind of how I wanted it to look, but after making it using the instructions from Splitcoast, it seemed kinda small to me. So I decided to "cheat" and make the card using the flower pot on the Walk In My Garden cart. I wish I could remember who I saw do this card- but I give credit to whoever that person is!!

The flower pot was cut at 4" using the blackout feature.
The strawberries are from Indie Art cut at 2 1/2" (using the shadow feature for the black cardstock).
The green border was run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder and I lightly ran a White Cloud Dew Drop ink pad by Versa Mark over the dots to highlight them. Finally, the edge was punched using the Threading Water punch by Fiskers.
This was fun and tomorrow I'll be making a couple more with flowers....maybe even 3D flowers.....hmmmmm.....

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Got Faith?

The Home Accents Solutions cart has so many hidden gems! I have been wanting to use the 'faith' cut on that cart for a long time- but just couldn't think of how... But now that I am on this Note Card Holder kick- the inspiration finally appeared!!
Assembly was the most time consuming part of this project since the design is fairly simple. A little ribbon, a little inking on the edges, and a tiny bit of stamping completed this set! The ribbon was a $1 find at M's (gotta love that!) and the fish stamp came from J's. 'Faith' was cut @ 1.25"- the bottom layer was cut using the shadow feature. My Corner Rounder punch by Fiskers added the finishing touches!

What really made my life easier with this set was my recently acquired Xyron!! Being able to crank the ribbon and words through that little thing was a true time saver! I am sure that I will be using it much more in the future- especially since I plan to make quite a few more of these note card sets!
Okay- off to see what more I can come up with! TTYL!! :)

A Flip-Floppy Hello!

This is the second Note Card Holder set I have done! I decided I wanted to do something fun and upbeat - so flip-flops really filled that order!
I bought the 3-D flip-flops from J's a while back and didn't really know what I wanted to do with them. Then I ran across a $1 Summer Fun clear stamp set at M's - I really can't resist those dollar deals! LOL! Finally- while at J's the other day I saw the flip-flop ribbon and I decided to grab it, as I remembered that I had the 3-D flops. So all of my little random pick-ups here and there truly came in handy for this set!
Again- a *big thanks* to Dannie Graves for posting her tutorial- I am having a blast with this one!!

My First Note Card Holder Set!

A *big thanks* to Dannie Graves for posting her YouTube tutorial on these great note card sets! When I watched I was immediately sold and have made 8 of these sets in the last 24 hours!! So I guess it's very fair to say that I am *totally hooked*! LOL!
For my first set, I used my favorite Craft Paper made by The Paper Company and a nice stamp one of my co-workers just gave me. The sets come with four note cards and envelopes. I made the envelopes using Plantin Schoolbook set at 5.25". This was fun and I have absolutely no doubt that I will be making many more of these sets!!!
Here's the link to Dannie's tutorial:
Have fun!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Simple Elegant Anniversary

This is an anniversary card I made for my friends who just celebrated their very first anniversary! Yay! Keeping in line with my usual style, I kept it simple yet elegant.
I matted and embossed the black cardstock on the front of the card using the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. I wrapped the white ribbon around just the black card stock and then cut the squares for the monogram, which is a rub-on. Then, I did just a little bit of stamping on the inside using an Inkadinkado wedding clear stamp set. Wrote them a little note- and I was finished!
I hope they like it!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Gift Set for the "Little One"

My friends are having a baby and I wanted to send a gift in style! And what better way to that to create the gift wrap set myself! LOL!
Using the New Arrivals cart, I cut the "Little One" phrase and the cute little feet to run a theme from the card to the bag. I'm not that great at gift wrapping, so I created a top for the gift bag and decorated it! I love the top for the gift bag and I think I'll be doing them of all of my gift bags from now on!!
For the bag decoration, I measured the brown and green paper with a 1/4 inch border. I really wanted some detail on the green paper, so I cut the paper into fourths and sent each piece through the Cuttlebug using the Circles folder. I patched all the pieces together evenly and !viola! ~ a larger embossed surface! To secure the top, I punched holes one each side of the bag and used ribbon to "seal it". I'm thinking that I might do a tutorial on the bag.....hmm....we shall see if I am ready to wade into those waters.... :D