Monday, April 11, 2011

Eat Cake and Be Merry!

As usual, my week has been crazy!! I haven't had a whole lot of time in my craftroom, although, it certainly looks like a tornado has been through there!! It is tornado season here in Oklahoma! ;) Today I have another birthday card. I really need to get some layouts done, but that may have to wait till summer vacation. So far, I have kept up with my New Years Resolution to make cards for all of the birthdays and anniversaries in our church and this is one of them!

The card stock is Chocolate and Baby Pink from Close to My Heart. The printed cardstock is from the Sugar and Spice stack from The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the dots are raised and glittered!! That stack really has some yummy papers!! The slice of cake is from the Sweet Treats cartridge and cut at 4 1/2" in Chocolate cardstock. The pink layers and cherry are from Core'dinations. For the icing layer I used the sprinkle print cardstock (also glittered!) from the same Sugar and Spice stack. Of course, everything including the slice of cake was inked with Cat's Eye inks in Chestnut. The ribbon is just grosgrain ribbon from Walmart. I used the Pink Stamper cheater method for the ribbon, then tied pink and brown ribbon layered for the bow.

On the inside, I used the Chocolate and Baby Pink cardstock again. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate ink and is from a clear set from Penny Black called "Eat Cake". The extra cake that I also stamped on the envelope was from a clear Changito set from Stampendous.

I hope you have enjoyed this yummy looking piece of cake!! It kind of makes me hungry for the real thing!! Have a great day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Baby Card

I made this card for one of the teachers I work with. She is expecting a baby in June. They have chosen not to find out if it is a boy or girl, so I went for neutral colors. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Nursery Boy Stack. The solid cardstock is from Hobby Lobby. I cut the cow jumping over the moon at 4" from the Nursery Rhymes cart. Ribbon and buttons are from Walmart. Inside of the card the sentiment is from Stampendous and stamped in Petal ink from Close to My Heart. Edges were inked with Cocoa ink from Cat's Eye Inks.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Baby Onesies

This post is something completely new for me! Every since I got my cricut I have wanted to get into using it to applique fabric. I have cut fabric with my cricut to use on paper projects but never did much more. I was inspired by the latest Cricut magazine to try it along with the fact that I am possibly doing a craft show in June and I want to have more available than just cards. I've been sewing since I was was a little girl, so I love combining two things I love!!

Anyway, I did both of these onesies using the Gerber onesies that you can buy at walmart. I ironed on Wonder Under and cut the fabric to 12x12. The cupcake is from Sweet Treats and cut at 4". The fabric was all scraps I have on hand. The "Cowgirl Up" was from Old West and cut at 3 1/2". I ironed on the images after they were cut following the directions on the Wonder Under. Then I appliqued them with my sewing machine. On the Cowgirl Up I cut the layer for the U out of denim and straight stitched it with yellow jean thread. I embellished them with buttons and with jewels using my I-rock.

A couple things I learned. First, when you cut the fabric, make sure you use a new blade. Paper dulls your blade just like it dulls scissors. I have blades that I use only for fabric. Using my label maker I labled the little container they come in to know that those blades are only for fabric. When cutting your fabric, use the slowest speed and use images that are not intricate. Finallly, if you are going to use the satin stitch on your machine to applique the images, you need to iron on pellon interfacing on the back of whatever you are stiching. Otherwise, it will cause your knit fabric to bunch up.

I hope you have enjoyed these. I will post more as I make them. Try this on a project. I promise it becomes addicting!!