Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Artbooking Celebrate Card

I have been wanting to use this overlay on a card for quite some time now, and my sister-in-law's birthday was the perfect opportunity to make one! I had to make my own card base to fit the overlay, so I cut a 7" x 8" dark pink shimmery card stock, and scored it to make a 3.5" x 8" card. I cut the overlay three times - in the dark brown, light pink, and green. I left the negative pieces to the pink and green on the mat to keep them in order. This makes it easier to place them in the brown overlay.

I cut one of the frames out at 3" (using Real Dial Size) and used the negative piece to cover a piece of chipboard that came with the Artbooking cartridge. "Celebrate" was cut at 1" (again at Real Dial Size), and I used Scotch Quick Dry glue to adhere it to the frame. I then cut an 8" x 1" strip of Doodlebug Sugarcoated cream paper to help the frame stand out, and added the Prima flowers for the finishing touch.

For the inside, I cut a 7 3/4" x 3 3/4" light pink insert, and stamped Happy Birthday (from CTMH Joyful Birthday) using Memento Rich Cocoa. The heart stamps came with the Artbooking cartridge, and were stamped using Memento Angel Pink.

Thanks for stopping in! I hope you have a wonderful night!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wedding Card with Tie the Knot

One of my cousins got married last month, and I wanted to make a card that was sparkly and elegant for her and her new husband. I pulled out the Tie the Knot cartridge, and cut the dress out at 5", and "Love" out at 2". I embossed the white part of the dress using the Divine Swirls folder, and once both the dress and "Love" were put together, I sprayed them with the Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist.

While that was drying, I used Core'dinations ColorCore Whitewash to create the background. I embossed it with one of the folders from Cuttlebug's "Love is in the Air" set, then sanded it to reveal the color underneath the surface. 

I embellished the neck and sash of the dress with rhinestones, and attached everything to the card with pop dots. The ribbon and rhinestone flower are attached with Glue Dots.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments with VersaMark ink and dusted silver embossing powder over the stamped images, then used my trusty heat gun to finish the embossing process.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for your wedding card making! Thanks for reading!

Baby Girl Mini Album

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baby Boy Mini Album

One of the really neat aspects of the Artbooking cartridge is that there are several different mini albums you can cut out, and you can even mix and match some of the different albums to create your own unique mini album! I did just that to make this mini album for a good friend that recently had a baby boy.

The deer, "so dear", and "special delivery are from Create a Critter.

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Box Card

One day while browsing on Pinterest, I saw a pop-up box card. I was intrigued, and decided to give it a try. I watched this video to get instructions and dimensions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKsxdaVwv8.

I browsed through several cartridges while deciding what to put on the card, and decided to use the Disney Classics cartridge to cut Alice and other Wonderland characters. I cut Alice at 3", but ended up having to use Ranger's liquid pearls on her eyes, since the cuts were so tiny they didn't cut well. I believe I cut the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter at 1.5", and the teacups at 2". I cut a few different hearts from Plantin Schoolbook to add to the card.

The clear strips that hold the hearts, cat, and teacups are simply a laminated sheet cut into quarter inch strips.

The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Close To My Heart's Joyful Birthday stamp set.

Thanks for stopping in, and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Toy Story Birthday Card

A few weeks ago, my son was invited to a buddy's birthday party. It was a Lego Star Wars birthday party, but since I had nothing remotely Lego OR Star Wars related, the next best thing was Toy Story, right? I used my Cricut Toy Story cartridge to make a birthday card. The card base is 5.5 x 8", and the background paper is American Crafts, and cut to 5.25 x 7.75".

I cut the running Buzz at 6", since there are so many small parts to cut. To be honest, this cut was difficult to piece. I ended up with two extra pieces, but couldn't figure out where to put them! I decided Buzz looked complete anyway, and pitched the extras!

For the inside, I cut Woody's head at either 2.5" or 3", and then cut the "Hey Howdy Hey!" at 2". The "Happy Birthday!" Stamp is from one of the Inside & Out stamp sets from My Craft Spot. 

Cameron signed his own name (with some instruction on how to write some letters)!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Another Birthday?

Have I mentioned how much I love the Artbooking cartridge? I used to it to make a birthday card for my brother last month, and I am really pleased with how it turned out!

I used a black 5 x 7" card base, and cut a 4.5 x 6.5" mat out of white, then inked it with my Tin Can Prima chalk edger. For the star overlay and swirls, I believe I set the dial to 8", and for the presents I set the dial to 5" and selected "Real Dial Size." For the stamped sentiment, I simply cut a small strip of white paper, then used the stamps from My Craft Spot's Inside & Out set. The stamped stars are from one of the stamp sets you receive when you purchase the Artbooking cartridge.

For the inside of the card, I again cut a white mat, but added some of the Bo Bunny Wild Berry Double Dot paper that I used for the gift stack for a little pop of color. The cupcake frame is the 4 x 6 photo frame that is part of the Happy Birthday layout, as are the words "happy birthday."

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CTMH Artbooking Birthday Card

My awesome husband got me the one thing I wanted for Christmas - the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cartridge! I've been having a lot of fun playing with it, and since we have a lot of January birthdays in our family, I've been putting it to good use by making birthday cards. My grandmother's birthday is coming up, and I saw this damask overlay and wanted to use it, and this card was the perfect opportunity. I set the dial size at 7" to cut the overlay. I had to cut a sliver off the top and bottom to get it to fit the card.

The frame is cut out at 3" (I used Real Dial Size, because a lot of these images are set to cut in size relation to the other cuts on the page), and I used Memento's Black Tuxedo ink to stamp both the image and sentiment. The twine is American Craft's jute twine, which I got in a package of 20 for $10 at TJ Maxx!

Inside the card, I used a stamp set from Little Yellow Bicycle to create the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Delight in Life

My goodness, it's been a long time! Our computer crashed a while back, and we were finally able to get a new computer, so I'm back!

I made this card for my mom's birthday several months ago, so I honestly can't remember what brand the papers were. I used a Cricut embossing folder on the mat, then went over the raised areas with my black Prima chalk edger. The "delight in life" stamp comes from Stampin' Up.

The flowers are cut from Cricut's Flower Shoppe, around 2 inches, I believe. They are held together with Glue Dots (which I LOVE). I really like this ribbon, because it's iridescent and shimmery. I had burlap left over from doing a project for a friend's wedding, and thought it would go great with the flowers, so I cut a few small strips and frayed it. I used Glue Dots to adhere it to the paper.

The stamps I used on the inside are made by Little Yellow Bicycle.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your year started off well. Happy crafting!