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Friday, July 16, 2010

Kiki's Birthday Book

I made this little purse for my niece Kiara. I covered with decorative paper and added pictures. It was super fast and easy and she loved it. I put a gift card inside the pocket in the back. When I called her to tell her I had shipped her gift she said "I know what you are sending me" when I asked what? she replied "Art".

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cricut Serenade Bird Cage Card TAKE 3

This version used techniques from the previous two cards. I put the bird inside the birdcage and glued the front to the back just like card #1. This time I left the cage suspended in the opening and attached the top with twine. Like card #2 I stamped the swirls on the front of the card this time using 3 different shades of brown. I hope you enjoy these cards......
happy crafting!

Cricut Serenade Bird Cage Card TAKE 2

Here is my next version of the Serenade Bird Cage card. It is much simpler and so much easier to make. The base of the card is 10" x 6" scored at 5". I marked the front of the card in the center and cut the birdcage on shadow center point at 3.8". I cut one birdcage at 4", I cut one set of birdcage layer at 4.5". I cut one birds at 1.5" and two wings. I stamped the swirl randomly on the front of the card in old paper (Tim Holtz). I stamped the flowers in groups of three is red. I put a gem in the middle of each flower. I sponged the edges to give an older look. I glued the birdcage to the opening with attaching the sides of the layered strips. I glued the bird to the inside of the card so that is is showing through the birdhouse in the front. I stamped the saying "your friendship means the world to me" in Brown on the inside and hand wrote my message. I gave it to my friend Sheila at work today........ She loved it : )

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Finally Sasha's Graduation Party Invitations

At&T has been acting up so I'm a little behind on posting. Here are the Graduation party invitations I made for Sasha's party. They were so simple to make and came out really cute.
Pocket: 9 1/2" X 4" score at 1 1/4" and 4 1/4" Kraft Paper, 3 3/4" X 2" orange, 3 1/2 x 1 1/2" Blue polk a dots.
Insert: 5 x 3 1/4" Kraft Paper, 4 1/2 x 2 3/4" Blue, 41/4 X 2 1/4" White with printed information.
Punches: All Stampin up: 1 1/4" Round, Scallop, Oval, Oval Scallop, small flower

Cricut Serenade Bird Cage Card

I was playing around last night with my new Serenade cartridge and this is one of the cards that I came up with. The base of the card is 10" x 6" scored at 5". I marked the front of the card in the center and cut the birdcage on shadow center point at 3.8". I cut two birdcages 4", I cut two sets of birdcage layers at 4.8". I cut two birds at 1.5". I cut 3 flowers and inserts at 1" and two branches at 1.5". I put a pop dot between the bird layers attached the wings and green eye gem to each side. I sponged the edges to give an older look. I glued the two sides of the birdcage together and attached to the opening with the sides of the layered strips. I stamped the inside image and layered behind yellow paper. I cut two red swirls to put on each side. I attached the top of the birdcage to the card with Tim Holtz chain.
Paper: Card Base: Me & my Big Ideas Del Mar, Birdhouse Layer: Core Color Card stock Reflecting Pool, Bird: The paper company Parchment tan, Birdcage: Gemstones Gem Blue Topaz.
Stamps: Stampin Up: Cheep Talk, Baroque Motifs, Tim Holtz: Live the life you imagined
Misc: Tim Holtz hardware, misc gems and brads.

BBQ Apron Invitation

I made this party invitation for a work BBQ. I freehanded the apron pattern and cut the watermelon, flower tag, and sun from Cricut Walk in my garden and Doodle Charms. I stamped the It's a party and Your Invited in Black and used my white Gel pen to accent the watermelon. The checkered paper was from Hobby Lobby and the rest was scrap paper. I printed the information on white card stock in coordinating colors and put some glitter glue inside the sun for a little sparkle.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Water Bottle Hanger

I am doing a presentation for nurse aides next week titled Hydration: Helping seniors stay Afloat. I wanted to create an inexpensive gift to go with my theme. Thank you Chandler for helping me with the design.....
Kraft paper 2 3/4” X 11” (Scored at 2 1/2” and 8”)
Light Blue paper 2 3/4” X 3”
Life is a beach Cricut Cartridge
-Life Preserver 2.5”
-Umbrella 2.5”
-Wave 1.1”
-Crab 2.2”
Sun Stamp Inkadinkadoo
Ink- More Mustard-Stampin Up
Circle Punch 1 1/4”-Stampin Up