Friday, March 25, 2011

Kitty Birthday Card

I wanted to share a card I made a couple of weeks ago and hadn't had time to post. This is part of my continuing effort to make cards for all of the people that we have on our birthday/anniversary list at our church. So far, I'm doing pretty good. April is a pretty full month so hopfully I can continue to keep up! This card was for a little girl's 2nd birthday. They were doing a Hello Kitty birthday party and unfortunately I don't have either of those carts. I just haven't been able to justify it having two boys! I actually considered trying to order one for this card, but I wouldn't have been able to get it in time. Since I didn't have the cart, I tried to incorporate some of the Hello Kitty style in my card.

The base of the front was cut from black cardstock and embossed with my wonderful Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. The top layer was red and white dotted paper from the paper studio. The cat was from the Create a Critter cartridge and cut at four inches. I trimmed the base to remove where the bow would go on it's neck so I could put it by it's ear. The cupcake was cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge at 2 1/2 inches. I made it from brown cardstock, layered the pink wrapper over it, then cut the top from white glitter cardstock and the heart "cherry" from red glitter cardstock. Polka dot ribbon was from Hobby Lobby. The "Purr-fect" stamp is from My Pink Stamper. The sentiment inside is from Stampendous and the small cupcake is from Autumn Leaves. I love matching envelopes! I stamped a cupcake with a 2 on top using a clear set from Stampendous.

Thanks for stopping by!! I have several projects in the works right now that I hope to be posting soon! Have a great weekend, and get crafty!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Anniversary Card - Circle Weekend challenge

The weekend challenge on the Cricut Circle Messageboard was to use a cart that you had but had never used. Now, I can honestly say I don't have any carts unopened in plastic. Now never used, that's another story! This card was for another goal I have which is to make birthday and anniversary cards for all of the people in the church that we pastor.

The card was done on a 5x7 card base. The mauve and brown cardstock is from the Core'dinations vintage stack. I ran the brown through my cuttlebug using the textile folder and sanded it. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Old World stack. The stamp is by Penny Black and stamped with Chocolate ink from Close to my Heart. All of the edges are inked with Cats Eye Chestnut ink. The corner was cut from the Straight from the Nest cartridge at 1 1/2" in pink with the back in cream. The branch with blossoms was cut from the Straight from the nest Cartridge as well at 2" in brown with the layers in mauve. The pearl accents are from Close to my Heart. I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by!