Saturday, November 28, 2009


I loved Mothermark's tags and I wanted to use the idea to create a card for my 6 year old nephew.
It was a little challenging figuring out what size to make the circles - I decided on 1.75" for the large circles for the beard and mustache. The smaller circles on the beard are 1.25". The eyes, nose, and mouth are punched with a 1/2" circle punch. The pom-pom and eyebrows are from a 0.75" circle. I made the band for the hat 1 1/2"wide.
I was using up some Real Red cardstock that had poinsettias and swirls on it... I did it during a Stampers 10 group a few years back so I have no idea what stamp was used - I think it may have been a wheel.

Mistakes to avoid - make the band for the hat as wide as the card. I thought I would be thrifty with my paper and only made my band half the width of the card and it ended up not being totally covered by the hat so I had to make another one. Also, create your card with the fold at the top so it will stand up better. Watch where you put the glue on the circles for the beard as they stick out beyond the card.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Peach Blossom, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL software, D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder, Crimper

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Baby Boy Sailboat

I haven't stopped stamping, I just haven't taken the time to get them on my blog. Hopefully this will change...

This card was inspired by Beth's card. My daughter needed a baby card for a shower last night so we sat down and created this one. I decided to make one along with her so I would have one in my stash. It uses the sailboat idea from the SU Nursery Necessities set. The half circle was cut with my Cricut at 1 1/2".
Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Bashful Blue
SU Ink - Chocolate Chip
SU Stamps - Short & Sweet
Accessories - So Saffron ribbon from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts, Chocolate Chip Corduroy button, Nestabilities, Cricut, Stampin' Dimensionals