Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Well, I was back to using my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software for this card! I was inspired by Jennifer's card. I don't have a Father's Day stamp so I printed it up on the computer. I goofed when I was making this card because I decided to add the brads after I had glued everything on the card base. I don't like my brad backs showing on the inside of my card so I added a strip of DSP to the inside to cover my brads and my paper piercing. I know it doesn't look like it, but I did use my Mat pack template to make the paper piercing, but it still looks wonky! I need to practise that skill!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Summer Picnic
Accessories - Star brads

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Graduation Cap

I got the idea for this card from Susan, who got the template from Arc. My nephew is graduating from high school in Ontario and these are his school colours. This was an easy card to make and it turned out so cute! I used Bethany's Word Art for the inside.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Bravo Burgundy, Bashful Blue
Accessories - Embroidery Thread, Brad

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Good Luck Retirement

I created this card for my principal who is sort of retiring. I say sort of because he is retiring from our school district and has accepted a job as the head master of a private school. Since he is going to continue working, I didn't think "Happy Retirement" was an appropriate sentiment so I went with "Good Luck" instead. I just have two more retirement cards to make before the end of school.

I used Denise's card for inspiration. My Cricut came in handy for the circles, but I used my Nestabilities for the ovals.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Confetti White
SU Designer Paper - To the Nines Speciality
Ink - SU Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Stamps - SU - Lovely as a Tree, PTI -
Mixed Messages
Accessories - Always Artichoke brads from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts, Cricut, Oval Nestablities

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thinking of You Flowers

Kim's card was my inspiration for this card. Sometimes I feel guilty for always piggybacking off of somebody else's cards, but at this point in time, that is where I am most comfortable. I am truly in awe of all the beautiful cards out that I see and wish I had the creativity to come with creations that are 100% my own. It is enough for my brain to figure out how I can recreate a card using the supplies that I have.

I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software to make the flowers and the scallop. They are similar to Stampin' Up's Flower Layers and Flower Layers #3 dies. I'm not madly in love with this card. I think it is because the outer layer of the flower does not have uniform petals, which makes me think it looks like it was cut by hand or by a child! Which is silly because real flowers don't have perfect petals, but I guess I like them perfect on my cards.
Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU - Bashful Blue, Rose Red, So Saffron, Old Olive
SU Designer Paper - Junior Varsity
Ink - SU - Old Olive, VersaMark
Stamps - PTI -
Faux Ribbon
Accessories - Elmer's Sticky Jewels, Brads in Bashful Blue, Rose Red and So Saffron from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts

Monday, June 08, 2009

Tangerine Kiss Daisy

This card was inspired by Diana Gibb's card. As per usual, I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software to create the daisy. I'm having a little problem with cutting the daisy in DSP with the Cricut. It sometimes tears at the bottom of the petals. Luckily the layers cover that up and you don't see it.
Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - SU Tangerine Tango Textured, SU Kiwi Kiss Textured, SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Stamper's Select White
SU Designer Paper - Tangerine Tango, Hawaii Papaya
Accessories - Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot software, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Making Memories Jewelled Brad, Spring Bouquet Punch

Leaf 2 1/2" wide
Daisy - outer petals - 3" wide, middle petals - 2" wide
Vertical Panel - C/S - 1 7/8" x 4 3/4" and DSP 1 3/4" x 4 5/8"
Horizontal Panel - 4 1/8" x 1 5/8" and DSP 4" x 1 1/2"
Square - Kiwi Kiss 3 5/8" and White 3 1/2"

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Washington Daisy

This card was inspired by Ashley's card box and cards. I REALLY wanted to make a card like the front of Ashley's box, but unfortunately I didn't have enough of the checkered Washington Apple DSP left. (I LOVE that paper!) So I used the flower from the box and the layout from her card and combined the two - therefore it isn't a total CASE!

I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software to make the daisy. I cut it twice for each colour at four inches, three inches and two inches. I used my Cuttlebug Build-a-Flower in my Big Shot for the embossed center.

Thanks for looking,
SU Card Stock - Ridinghood Red Textured, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
SU Designer Paper - Washington Apple
Ink - VersaFine Black Onyx
Stamps -
PTI Faux Ribbon
Accessories - Making Memories Cyrstal Brad, Window Punch, Corner Rounder Punch