Tuesday, May 15, 2012

3 or More

3 or More Cartridges! How fun is that!! I can't believe that I am saying this, but when I went to start this project I had a hard time finding images from 3 different cartridges that I thought I could put together. Sounds hard to believe, right?

 I started with a card base from Wild Card cut at 5.25". This cut includes the spine piece, which I wanted in a second color so I set it up on the Gypsy so I could hide the parts I didn't want. The doily is from CTMH Art Philosophy cut at 3.35" and the butterfly is from Paper Trimmings cut at 2". I put 3 self adhesive rhinestones down the center of the butterfly and 3 in the upper corner. The sentiment - from CTMH - was stamped on white and centered in the opening from the inside. Some where in blog land I saw a great tutorial on how to stamp inside a cut out like this, but of coarse when I actually wanted to do .... couldn't find it.

As little side note... The doily was cut from the textured cardstock that Walmart sells and It cut out great. I adjusted the settings so the blade was at 6 and the pressure was on high. The mat I used was still pretty sticky so I didn't have to worry about the paper sliding around. I think I am going to experiment and see how small I get it to cut and still look good. I will let you know.

I bet that after I finish this post, I will have a revelation of 3 cart combos I could have done... oh well, I'll save them for another time!

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's All About Mom

How appropriate to have this weeks theme for the Design Team at SweetSassyDiva to be All About Mom.
It has taken this challenge for me to make my first Mother's Day card since I lost my mom over 6 years ago. I figured it was about time to move past the wall I had put up.

I took the design for this card from the March 2012 issue of Cardmaker magazine. I started with an A2 card base of pink. The white layer is 4" x 5.25" with a piece of CTMH  designer paper - 3.75" x 1" and green cardstock  3.75" x 4" layered on top. I put black stitching lines around the edges and covered the joint of the 2 papers with white ribbon.

The white shape that I stamped on is from CTMH Art Philosophy cut at 3". The stamps are also from CTMH. The edges where inked in pink.
The 2 flowers are from Art Philosophy and are cut at 1", 1.25" and 1.5" I inked the edges of the rolled flowers and held together with hot glue. Next time I would cut a few more of the rolled ones at a larger size, but I really like how the small ones came out and can see I will be using these more often for fillers. They go together very easily. I arranged the flowers over the stamped flowers - which I colored the centers and the leaves and left the rest uncolored. The sentiment is a CTMH stamp. I added a white bow in the corner and stamped a couple of the flowers on the inside.

I know my  mother loved everything I ever made for her and she would have love this one too!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom  xoxo

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fun Birthday Card for Tori

As my granddaughter gets older, making her birthday card is more fun and a bit more challenging. I know she loves anything with lots of sparkle so when I found this very glittery purple paper in my box and knew this was the perfect time to start using it!

The cute llama is from Birthday Bash and is cut at 3.5". The banner is also from Birthday Bash and is cut at 2". I tied some plain white hem tape around the top layer and decided it was done.

My granddaughter loved it but I'm sure the $$ inside helped too :)

As always, thanks for stopping by !

Thursday, May 3, 2012


are a girls best friend! And a great accent for a card maker. This weeks challenge at SweetSassyDiva is to use our Cricut to put some diamonds on ... whatever we chose.
I honestly had no plan when I sat down at my craft table today. I opened the Cricut booklet that happened to be out on my table - Holiday Cakes - and found this great diamond border  with a top layer. I then went to my Stampin Up Color Coach and picked a random combo... Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy and Sahara Sand.
I cut the diamond border at 1.14 inches, 3 times and the top layer once. I laid the ribbon on the card front then attached the borders over the top and tied a bow. I made the flower from Art Philosophy at 4.5 inches ( next time I would make it smaller). I added some  extra loops and tails of ribbon and then used my hot glue gun to attach the flower. A bit of hot glue in the center to hold the clear rhinestone and some gel gen dots and this simple card is done.

As always, thanks for stopping by :)