Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Emma at www.creativetimeforme.com is having another Throwback Thursday Challenge. I don't have the cartridge she suggested using, so I'm using some other oldies but goodies - Doodlecharms and Stretch Your Imagination. I made this card for my dad for Fathers' Day and added the 3-D element on the inside with a special message behind each acorn.
Each of the large acorns for inside was cut from the Doodlecharms acorn and leaf cut. I scored the acorns to make tabs and used Zig 2-way glue to attach the tabs to the card. My favorite part is that each acorn folds down and my dad will be able to see that we have written something that we love about him on the back of each one.
I used Stretch Your Imagination for the front of the card. The layers for the acorn stack were very easy to cut and put together. The letter stickers and all the papers are from Creative Memories.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
So my favorite new tool is this scoring board from Martha Stewart Crafts. I used a 40% off coupon at Michael's and was able to get it for about $12. I've bought inexpensive white card stock on sale, and using the board I can make envelopes of many sizes for less than a nickel each.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I really struggled with the combination of colors. So I started by finding three papers in those colors that I felt worked together. Luckily, I found exactly what I was looking for in a retired Creative Memories Storybox. (I've found that card making is a great way to use up some of my older Storybox papers.) Then I used the foundation card in the Stretch Your Imagination cart to cut out the card base in cream cardstock. Then the Flrsh3 Shadow and Blackout cuts for the two layers and the birdhouse was last. I repeated the cream cardstock in the Layer cut of the birdhouse. I also made a matching envelope for this 3" card, but I'll tell you about that in a post later this week.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
This week, Emma from www.creativetimeforme.com is having a Throwback Thursday Challenge. So I chose to create this birthday card for a little girl whose birthday party is this weekend. The zebra and his ride are from the Paisley cartridge. To the left of the picture, you can see that I cut the same flower from the car as a tag for the gift. I added a little sparkle using some glitter glue. (If I'd known how cute the glitter would be, I would have added it to the flower on the car as well.)
Have a great weekend!