Friday, February 25, 2011

Stick Pins for GIBBS Happy Mail

I am in a swap I am hosting called GIBBS Happy Mail.  My partner wanted stickpins and cards so that is what I made for her.  Here are a few pictures of the stickpins.  Once I got started making them I just could not stop!  I'm sure I will look back in a few months and say "wow those are so plain" but for now I really like them!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday Card for My Daughter

Here is a card I made for my daughter who turned 19 today.  I went into my craft room intending to make a card with cowboy boots on it, but this is what resulted instead.  The patterned paper is K&C Amy Butler Faded China stack.  The punch and stamp are from Stampin' Up!  I made the flower using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die and the ribbon is from my stash.  I made the stick pin and used it on her card because it was one of my favorites.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bee Mine Using Spring Holiday Cards Cartridge

I received the Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge from this month.  At first I did not think there was much to this cartridge, but the more I played with it the more I realized how much I could do with it.  I started this card for my daughter and then realized that it would not post until after Valentines Day, but it turned out so cute and looked like Spring that I just had to share anyway.

Using the Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge, I cut the Bee Mine (1st row, 6th button) on black and red cardstock at 5.5" tall (note because the pieces are sized to work proportionally with the shapes, the actual cut was only 3.25" tall).  The red cardstock came embossed with little hearts so it was perfect for this project.  I used scissors to trim the bug off the red piece of cardstock and then using Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Adhesive, I layered the red on top of the black cardstock.  Then I used a scrap piece of yellow cardstock for his body and eyes and a scrap piece of white glitter paper for his wings.  I used my Zig 2-way Glue Pen for these small pieces.   I used a scrap piece of blue glitter stock to go behind the Bee Mine.  Once I layered these on to the back of the black piece of cardstock, I put used a scrap piece of white cardstock for the background. 

I cut the top note shape (3rd row, 6th button) at 4.5" tall using the real dial size on Tantalizing Turquoise (Stampin' Up).  I cut the shape in half, then trimmed off the center points so they would not show from the back side.  I put one-half of the shape on one end of the bee layers and then the other half on the opposite end.  If you could see the back side you would see that there is about 1" between the 2 pieces. I used the Signo Uniball White Gel Pen to doodle in some sew lines around the edge.  This is the ABSOLUTE best white pen I have used.  If you don't have one, order it today from  You might as well stock up on a few other items too while you are at it because you get free shipping with only $25 in merchandise!!

I cut a piece of Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up) 6" wide by 8.5" long and then scored it down the middle at 4.25" and folded it to make a card.  Using the Signo Uniball White Gel Pen again, I doodled little dots around the edge of the card front and then used a punch along the edge of a scrap piece of designer paper and adhered that to the bottom of the card.  I had some green tulle left over from another project so I scrunched it up and then  applied pop-dots to the back of the blue top note die and adhered to the front of the card with the tulle in between it.  I added some flowers and some pearl embellishments to the front to finish it off.

I hope everyone had a very nice Valentines Day!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Exciting News!

I just got a comment in on the card I made with Paper Lace (see January 22nd post) that indicates that my card will be featured on tomorrow's edition of Fantabulous Friday on the Fantabulous Cricut blog!  How exciting and I am very honored.  Thank you Tanya for this honor!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stampin' Up Valentine's Day Card

My Stampin' Up upline Becky is hosting a Valentine swap.  You make 1 valentine and send it to your assigned person.  The only rule was that it had to totally be made from Stampin' Up stuff.  I hope Allyson likes this card!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cute As A Bug - 12 x 12 Layout for ScrapbookPal Design Team

I received the Spring Holiday Cards cartridge this month from  I have been wanting to do a 12 x 12 single page layout using one of my favorite pictures of my daughter when she was about 16 months old.  I saw the Cute As A Bug card and finally I knew what I was going to do.

I cut the Cute as a Bug card (p. ) twice, once on black and once on an off-white cardstock at 3.5".  I hand cut off the bug from the off-white cardstock and then layered them together.  I handcut a small piece of red cardstock and put behind the bug body.  I used a pink ink pad to apply some color to the off white cardstock.  The paper is from Doodlebug Design.  I applied some pearls and mulberry paper flowers.  You could also use Color Me Crazy flowers that you could color to match your theme colors.