Friday, July 23, 2010

Masculine Send a Celebration

Thanks to Lynn's card, I was able to create a card for my nephew's 18th birthday. I do find masculine cards a challenge. Mine always seem to have either trees or stars!  At least this time there are some candles added in there!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Rose Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
SU Designer Paper - Junior Varsity, Old Olive
Ink - StazOn Black, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Rose Red
SU Stamps - Send a Celebration
Accessories - Aqua Painter, Cricut, SCAL software, So Saffron brads from Pink Hedgehog, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Four Cupcakes

I created this card for my great niece's fourth birthday.  Unfortunately, I didn't write down the measurements of the squares, which always makes it a little more time consuming if I ever choose to recreate this card,  {Sigh}.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - Su - Ballet Blue, Pixie Pink, PTI - Stamper's Select White
Ink - VersaFine - Onyx Black
Stamps - SU - Birthdays Count, Studio G - Cupcake
Accessories - SU Marker - Pixie Pink, Elmer's Sticky Jewels from Wal-Mart, Cricut and SCAL software, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Birthday Balloons

I originally made this card without the ribbon for a masculine card, but then needed a birthday card for a female friend so I quickly added the ribbon to "girly" it up!  This was a quick and easy card to make.  I used my Cricut and SCAL software to make the scalloped square and the yellow square.  I used my paper cutter for the white square because I only needed to cut three straight sides and then use scissors for the top.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock -Bashful Blue, So Saffroon, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red Textured,  PTI - Stamper's Select White
Ink - Versa Fine Onyx Black
Stamps - Studio G Balloons, PTI Faux Ribbon
Accessories - SU Markers - Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot software

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kayley's 18th Birthday

My daughter turns 18 tomorrow!  Where is the time gone?  Here is the card that I created for her:

I started trying to recreate Lisa's card, but it ended up going a whole different direction!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion and PTI - Stamper's Select White
SU Ink - Basic Black
SU Stamps - Short & Sweet
Accessories - Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch

Using My Costco Ribbon

A number of years ago, Costco had rolls of ribbon for sale. I loved it and received some for my birthday.  Unfortunately, the pattern is not on both sides which makes it difficult to use for bows.  Also, the colours don't quite match Stampin' Up colours and since I like to be matchy-matchy, it has sat in my cupboard with little use.  Today, Kristina Werner created a card for MACM (Make A Card Monday) that I knew would be perfect for my Costco ribbon.  Here's the little card I made for my brother and his wife's anniversary:
The card is 5" square a little larger than Kristina's and the inside square is 4 1/2" square.  It is hard to see my inside panel that is popped up on dimensionals.  I cut my heart with my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software.  Since I don't have a wood grain background stamp, I used the Waves texture plate in my Big Shot.  (I was thinking I would use my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, but then realized that the square was too large for the folder.  I'm glad because I like the look of the wavy lines.) 

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Chocolate Chip
SU Ink - Whisper White Craft Ink
PTI Stamps - Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL, White Embossing Powder, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Almost a complete CASE

Sorry, this isn't a great picture - too many rainy days to get decent light and I needed to give it away.

I have almost totally copied Becky's card. I used the same layout, similar colours (just different paper manufacturers) and a different sentiment. Thanks to Lisa for creating the SVG file to make the flower with my Cricut!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Old Olive, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pefect Plum
SU Ink - Basic Black
SU Stamps - Short & Sweet
Accessories - Summer Sun corduroy button, Cricut, SCAL software, needle

Reverse Nesties

I used Gina K's Reverse Nesties idea for this card, but instead of using Nesties, I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software. I don't have a Bow Easy, but I used the idea of it as demonstrated by Gina in the video, but instead of the tool, I used my fingers. I like how my bow turned out!
Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie,
Watercolour Paper
SU Designer Paper - Garden Green
Ink - Staz-On
SU Stamps - In Full Bloom
Accessories - SU Markers - Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Garden Green; Aqua Painter; Cricut and SCAL software, yellow ribbon from my stash, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, July 02, 2010

Dragon and Knight

My nephew turned 7 today and this is the card I made for him.  He had his party last weekend and it was a knight and princess party.  I used the Once Upon a Time set from to make the dragon and the knight using my Cricut and SCAL software.  I really found the spikes on the dragon too tiny to cut and to glue so I made them larger than what they were supposed to be for that size of a dragon. 

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Really Rust,  Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Brushed Silver, Going Gray, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
SU Ink - Basic Black
SU Stamps - Birthdays Count
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL software, SVG file - Once Upon a Time from, glue pen, Basic Black Marker

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Masculine Thank You

I had another masculine card to make so out comes the stars!!!!  I wish I could think of something else to do besides stars and trees!  Andrea's card was my inspiration for this card.  After making this card, I decided I am really going to focus on getting some bright DSP that will work for masculine cards. 
Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Kiwi Kiss Textured CS, Baja Breeze Textured CS
SU Designer Paper - Hand Drawn
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps - PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories - Real Red Poka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Cricut and SCAL software