Friday, July 16, 2010
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
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......
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
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
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.
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
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”
Sun Stamp Inkadinkadoo
Ink- More Mustard-Stampin Up
Circle Punch 1 1/4”-Stampin Up