Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vintage Birthday Card

Here is a card I made last night for my mother in law's birthday. I went into my craft room with something totally different in mind. While looking through my handbooks I ran across this teddy bear in the Heritage cart. My mother in law collects teddy bears, and I loved the fact that this one had an antique look rather than a kid look. Anyway, on to the card!!

I used a pre-scored card base. The bottom layer of my front is a burgundy core'dinations cardstock cut at 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. I embossed the top 3/4 of the cardstock with the textile cuttlebug folder and sanded. the contrasting strip is from the DCWV Old World stack cut at 2 x 4 3/4 inches and the edges inked in black. The doily was cut from the Mother's Day 2010 cartridge at 5 inches from ivory carstock and inked with chestnut cat's eye ink. It was the flower shaped doily but I cut two of the scallops off to make it look folded. The teddy bear was from Heritage at 4 inches. The shadow and layer were to shades of brown core'dinations cardstock also from the Nostalgia stack. I used pop dots to give it dimension. The ribbon around the bear's neck and on the card are is from Walmart and the embellishment is from The Paper Studio. At the bottom I stamped Happy Birthday in Cocoa ink from Close to My Heart. The stamp is from a clear set called Party Invite from Stampendous.

On the inside of the card I layered more burgundy cardstock from core'dinations and ivory cardstock both inked. I added another bear cut at 2 1/2 inches. I hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Card

Ok, three posts in one night is a record for me!! This card was for my secret valentine at school on Friday when we were supposed to reveal.

The Card base was pink cardstock cut at 4 3/4 " x 6 3/4", and the hear paper is from K and Company Smitten stack cut at 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Both pieces were inked with brown cat's eye ink. The cut on the front is from A Childs Year (one of my favorite carts!) cut at 4 inches in black with the shadow in pink.

The inside of the card is matted with pink cardstock inked in brown. The sentiment is from Stampabilities stamped in black. In the bottom corner the heart is called "Ornate Heart" and is from Stampabilities. It is stamped in Hollycock from Close to my Heart. The boy and girl is from the "Childhood Memories" from Close to My Heart and is stamped in black. I love how this stamp set coordinates with the A Child's Year cart! Thanks for looking and Happy Valentines Day!

Another Valentine Treat

This is another treat I made this week. I made one for my secret valentine at school, and another for my 3 year old's daycare provider. It is the cake slice box from Tie the Knot. I love this cart!! I cut the box out of brown cardstock at fit to page. The top was cut from paper from the Love Nest Stack from A Minds Eye. The flowers on top are glittered paper from A Minds Eye Laundry Line stack. I had a bunch left over from a centerpiece I had made awhile back from a baby shower. Got to love those bags of scraps and extra cuts when you're in a hurry!! I wrapped pink ribbon around the box and filled it with bliss chocolate. I love how easy and quick this box came together. It truly is an easy project that produces a big wow factor.

Once again, the photo was a quick one before heading out the door. Thanks for looking!!

Valentine's Treats

Life has been crazy!!! Work, church and two sick kids have not allowed me a lot of cricut time. I finally got the chance to play this week. The staff at my school drew names for secret valentine's. This is one of the treats I took this week. It turned out so cute I made another for my son's first grade teacher.
Sorry the photos aren't very good. I was taking a quick pic before heading out the door!

This one is the pillow box from the Easter 2010 cart. I think it was cut at 10 inches. I drug it out on Design Studio until it was the size I wanted. It has a cut out of an Easter Bunny on top, so I used the hide contour feature so it would not cut. I cut the box out of white cardstock and again out of the red valentine paper which is from the Paper Studio All Seasons stack. I trimmed the heart paper to just cover the top. (That's when I got the idea to make another one since I had the other half left!) The big heart on top was from Doodlecharms cut at 3 inches. I stamped it with a sentiment from Stampendous Changito clear valentine stamps. It says, "Sending you a big hug!" I cut another heart at 11/2 inches using the charm feature to make the tag with the to and from on it. I made one of these for my secret valentine at school and the one in the photo for my son's first grade teacher. I filled it with valentine M&Ms. Hope you enjoy!