Friday, June 14, 2013

Bon Voyage!

Hi all! I'm sorry I've been so slow in posting this week. It has been a hectic week at church with Vacation Bible School! We just wrapped it up today, and I'm exhausted! I did want to share this with you before I hit the hay, though :)

We recently attended a farewell party for one of our Bible study leaders from college, and even though the group was going in together on a gift, I wanted to make a card for him just from me and Nate. I grabbed my Everyday Pop-up Cards cartridge and got to work.

I used a pastel blue card base, then grabbed my Pebbles chalk to color some clouds on the card. I also accidentally cut some clouds from the phrase function that were too small, so I just kept them and attached them to the card as well.

I used a couple of red gemstones on the banner edges, and stamped the basket with a Bo Bunny Stained Texture stamp, using the American Crafts chestnut pigment ink. I put all the pieces together using my Xyron.

For the inside of the card, I used a stamp from the Stampin' Up Heard from the Heart set, again with the AC chestnut ink. I also used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help me stamp the image straight! I know I've mentioned it before, but this tool is a must-have for all stampers!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a relaxing weekend! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fisherman Birthday Card

My husband's birthday was last week, and I wanted to make something that represented part of who he is. He loves fishing, so I grabbed my Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge, a scrap of Bo Bunny Knight in Shining Armor paper, and the paper I needed to make the cuts, and got to work.

I cut a cattail border in dark green at 1.5". Since the borders on this cartridge are single color borders, I used my Burnt Umber Copic Ciao marker (E29) to color the tops of the cattails. I then cut the man out at 4". I decided I wanted the big smiley face rather than the one that comes on the body, so I cut the head off the body and put the big smiley face in its place.

I then cut out all the clothes (<Fisher>), the fishing basket (select Accessories 1, then Shift, then <Fisher>), and the fishing pole (select Accessories 2, then <Fisher>). I decided to put some fishing line on the pole using Sew Easy's bakers twine, and used my Zig Two-Way glue pen to glue it down. To give the man freckles, I used my Brick Beige Copic Ciao marker (E31).

When I was at the National Scrapbook Day crop, I won a couple of stamps in a door prize, and one of them was a little stamp that said "Give me the simple life." I felt that was appropriate for this card, so I stamped it using American Crafts Chestnut ink. For the inside, I used Tim Holtz's Way With Words stamp, and then used a "Happy Birthday" stamp that I had from another collection.

I used a really neat tool called a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig by Inkadinkado to help me stamp straight. If you are a stamper, I highly recommend getting one of these tools, especially for those stamps that just aren't mounted right! I won this at a crop, and now I wish I had been using one all along! 

My husband really liked his birthday card, and had a great birthday all around. Thank you for joining me today, and happy crafting!