Tuesday, September 20, 2011

50th Kaleidoscope Birthday

This card was inspired by two cards - Jane's and Karen's.  I have never made a stair step or accordion card before.  I followed the tutorial found splitcoaststampers.com, but I ended up making my card narrower.  It was lots of fun and I think it makes a special card for a special birthday.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pink Passion, Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Kaleidoscope
SU Ink - Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Green Galore
SU Stamps - Party Hearty
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fifth Avenue Celebrate

My inspiration for this card, came from Pauline's card.  I feel badly because I wasn't able to leave her a comment on her blog because Blogger wouldn't let me.  I don't always leave comments on blogs for all the lovely cards I view, but I do try to make sure that I comment on the ones that I have used as inspiration for my own cards. 

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Only Orange, Pacific Point, Whisper White
SU Ink - Only Orange, Pacific Point
Stamps - SU - Fifth Avenue Floral, "Celebrate" is from a Studio G stamp set from the $1 bin at Michael's
Accessories - Cricut and SCAL software to create the tag

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Branch Out Birthay Wishes

Here's another one of those cards that I made quite awhile ago, took a picture of it and mailed it off without blogging about it.  This one wasn't so hard to figure out what I had used, but for the life of me I can't remember who I created it for. Thank goodness I've organized all the photos of all my "inspiration cards" using Diigo so I was able to easily find Silke's card that inspired the layout for this card and give her credit.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU - Old Olive, Regal Rose
SU Designer Paper - Georgia Peach
SU Ink - Regal Rose, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
SU Stamps - Branch Out, So Happy For You
Accessories - scoring blade on paper trimmer, corner rounder punch, foam tape

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Delight in Life Anniversary

As I was creating this card, I was thinking that I should change the name of my blog or create a challenge that has something to do with using retired sets as that seems to be what I use on many of my cards.  I love all the new stuff out there, but since, as my husband once put it, I'm practical and sensible, I have a hard time buying a lot of new stuff when I have barely used the stuff that I have.

The idea for my card came from this card.  Surprisingly, I didn't use my Cricut at all for this card.  I'm in the middle of resticking my Cricut mats and I should get this card in the mail right away so I worked without my Cricut.  I created the scallop using 1 1/4" circles cut in half and then glued on the strip of Certainly Celery. 

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White for base; SU - Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Delecate Dots
SU Ink - Bashful Blue
Stamps - SU - Delight in Life, PTI - Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories - 1 1/4" circle punch, Nestabilities, Sakura Gelly Roll White gel pen, Mat Pack, needle. SU Basic Pearl

Tom and Lilly

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Birthday Cat

The other day on Splitcoast Stampers, there was a discussion about tips for using the Cricut and what cartridges to buy.  I almost chimed in that there is no need to buy cartridges because of software like Sure Cuts A Lot or Making the Cut.  Then I remembered that Provocraft, the malefactor of the Cricut has one a lawsuit that makes it illegal for the software developers to make software that will work with the Cricut.  It's too bad because when my Cricut dies (Hopefully not soon!), I'll be looking to replace it a cutter that will allow me to use software with it so I can cut almost anything I wish with it.

Today's card was cut using a doodle bat font called DB Animal Valentine that I purchased from ScrapNfonts a few years ago.  I just separated the parts in Sure Cuts A Lot and then cut away with my Cricut.  I've created the card for my niece who loves cats. 
Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White for base, SU - Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamp - Studio G from Michael's $1 bin
Accessories - foam tape


Friday, September 09, 2011

Fifty Birthday Wishes

My oldest brother turned 50 at the beginning of this month.  Masculine cards are not my speciality so with some inspiration from Kathy's card I came up with this card.  Once again, my Cricut and SCAL software came in handy.  This time I used it to cut out the letters for "FIFTY".

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White (base), SU - Pacific Point, Old Olive, Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Celebrations
SU Ink - Pacific Point
SU Stamps - So Happy For You
Accessories - Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Cricut, SCAL software, at you Spica Twinkling like stars! Clear gel pen (on the star)


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tiny Paper Roses

I have been reading Julie's blog for years.  When I saw her tutorial for mini paper roses, I decided to give it a try.  They were incredibly easy and oh, so cute!  I don't have the punches that she uses, but once again SCAL and my Cricut came to the rescue.  I cut the flowers out at 0.5" and the "leaves" at 0.6".  If anybody would like the svg files, just e-mail me and I'll send them your way.

When I was finished, I had these three darling little roses, but no idea how I would use them as they don't really suit my style of card-making.  Plus most of the cards I create are CASEd from someone! ;-) After a bit of fiddling, I came up with this card, which I think suits my style.  The card reminds me of the wedding invitations that I created for my mom three years ago. 

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White for base; SU- Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White
SU Ink - Old Olive
PTI Stamp - Signature Greetings
Accessories - Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Girly, You Rock!

I created this card for a friend of mine who is starting work at a new school today.  She is and CEA (Certified Educational Assistant) and she has transferred from my school to another one in our district.  She is a great friend and an awesome CEA who will be missed a great deal at my school.  I know she has a few butterflies about starting a new position at a new school so I wanted to create something to start her day reminding how awesome she is!

I'm not thrilled with the picture of this card as it doesn't capture the brightness of the letters.  I used all colours from the old SU Bold Brights colour family.  It is truly a cheery card in real life!
Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White for base, SU - Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
PTI Stamp - Signature Greetings
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL software, Baby Kruffy font


Monday, September 05, 2011

Merry and Bright Snowmen

I'm on a roll now... that's 4 Christmas cards done!  I know it is not much, but it is 4 more finished than I had done last year at this time!

My Cricut and SCAL software came in handy for this little project.  I wanted some sort of border around the greeting, but I didn't want just a plain rectangle.  With SCAL, I was able to take my top note svg file and make it proportional to the size of the rectangle for the greeting!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
SU Ink - Real Red, SU Markers - Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - Snowmen - Stamps Happen, Inc.  Tara Reed Designs 80429 Festive Snowmen, Greeting - a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law
Accessories - foam tape, Cricut, SCAL software, Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder, corner rounder punch, blender pen

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Flaky Friends Jolly Christmas

I'm back to blogging.  I've made lots of cards (by my standards) in the weeks since I last posted, but I didn't have time to get them up on my blog.  I am getting smarter though because I made note of what I used as I made them!  Hopefully you'll be seeing quite a few cards from me over the next few weeks.

Julie's card was my inspiration for this card.  I love the "Flaky Friends" set, but I'm not sure I love the tiny bits to colour.  I'm also not sure how well this will mail with the little clothes pin... it will have to be a hand delivered card or one that gets tucked in a parcel.  Well, that is three Christmas cards done so far... oh, my!

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White for base, SU - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Jolly Holiday
Ink - StazOn Black, SU Markers - Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
SU Stamps - Flaky Friends
Accessories - 1 1/4 " circle punch, Cricut and SCAL software for 1 1/2" circles, clothes pin from the dollar store