Saturday, August 28, 2010

Butterfly Birthday

Thank you to Alison for the inspiration for this card I have created for my dear friend, Sylvia.  We have been friends for 30 years, but haven't lived in the same province for more than 25!

I made the butterflies using the free program, Inkscape to create SVG files of the SU Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Dies.  Then I cut them out using my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software.  I picked up the label svg from Maria's blog.  I love using the Cricut and SCAL software for this type of thing because I can play with the size of the shape on the screen to get it just right - like I did for the frame of the label.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - SU - Rich Razzleberry and PTI - Stamper's Select White
SU Designer Paper - Cottage Wall
SU Ink - Basic Black
SU Stamps - Short & Sweet
Accessories - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot software, Martha Stewart Clear Gem Stickers, pin from my sewing drawer, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, August 27, 2010

Trendy Trees Masculine Birthday

Well, I needed another masculine birthday card and since the last one was stars, this one is, you guessed it, trees!  It is fitting as it is for my nephew-in-law who is an arborist!

I made great use of my Stamp-a-ma-jig for this card!  I used it for every bit of stamping, even the sentiment so I could get it placed just right!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Confetti White
SU Ink - Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
SU Stamps - Trendy Trees, Birthdays Count
Accessories - Stampin' Dimensionals, Old Olive Ribbon from Elementary Ribbon Set

Recipe Binder

My daughter has moved out and is struggling a little with cooking.  I created this simple recipe binder for her using my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software.  I used the Porky font which I picked up free from the Internet many years ago. The chef's hat is a free svg file that I picked up off of Beth's blog

First I cut out the image in black.  Then in Photoshop Elements,  I opened the jpg included in the file and filled the shape in with black.  I then used SCAL to trace the image so I could cut out the white part.  I made it slightly smaller than the black outline so the white wouldn't show on the edge of the black.

My plan is to make my daughter a favourite casserole of hers each week and take a serving over to her along with the recipe and the ingredients she most likely doesn't have... like spices!  I had forgotten all the little things that you need when you first move out!

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - Costco - which I don't like because it is flimsy, but it works great for a project like this!