Friday, April 6, 2012

OH Boy!

One of my daughter's friends just had her baby & my daughter asked me if I would make her a card. The blue card stock is from a pack of primary colored card stock I got at Walmart. I don't remember the name of the patterned paper & I'm not at my desk right now so I'll update soon. My apologies. I cut three layers of the onesie. Of the three layers 2 were cut from cereal box material & the third was of the patterned paper. I first used Scotch Quick Drying adhesive to bond the two cardboard pieced together then, using the same adhesive, I bonded the patterned paper to the cardboard shapes. The shadow layer, the orange card stock is from a pack of cardstock I had picked up from Walmart. It's a pack of all bold colors.I used foam squares to adhere the patterned onesie to the orange shadow layer to lift it up off the paper to give it some dimension. The round embellishment on the front of the card was made using the i-Top tool & accessories made to go along with it. I chose the section of the designer paper I wanted to use, cut it out using the stencil for the size I wanted to make, then followed the i-Top tool directions. I then pierced the paper with my Tim Holtz paper piercing tool, pushed the prongs through the paper, separated the prongs to each side until brad was firmly secured to the paper. Once I had all items on the patterned paper mat I secured it to the card base using my scotch tape runner gone with permanent adhesive.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

This was a wedding card I made for one of my husband's coworkers. All paper/card stock used for this card is Georgia Pacific white card stock. The accent layer was embossed using the Provo Craft "Textile" embossing folder and running it through my Cuttlebug. The bells/ribbon were cut on my Cricut Expression. I used 1 layer of white card stock and 2 layers of cereal box material. The bells/ribbon were heat embossed using my Versamark Embossing pad & StampinUp's Iridescent Ice embossing powder. They then were affixed to each other with permanent snail adhesive. Pop dots were placed on the back to lift if up off the card front for dimension. I took some white ribbon and stamped my congratulations sentiment on it with Brilliance "Graphite Black" Archival pigment ink. I'm sorry I've not stated what type of ribbon it was that I used, but there is no marking on the spool stating any info. I truly wish the camera could have captured the shimmer & sparkle of the embossing powder. It is absolutely beautiful!! The recipients loved it which of course was my ultimate goal so mission accomplished :)

Rock Out

This is another card I made for my son during his deployment in Afghanistan. He loves music and is very good at playing music of all kinds. He was even requested to play the National Anthem to open the AIT graduation ceremony at Fort Leonard Wood, MO in 2009. He's left handed, taught himself to play a right handed guitar, and plays by ear. Although it may sound easy for a "lefty" to play a right handed guitar, it really isn't. Just for example, the guitar is turned upside down and facing the opposite direction so all strings are backwards. Anyway, while he was deployed my husband and I shipped his electric guitar and amp over to him. He was so excited when he received it! :) His music is a huge means of keeping himself "grounded" & his head "clear" so we were more than excited to send it to him.

Ok, the base of the card is Georgia Pacific white card stock. All other card stock is from the ROCKSTAR pack by DCWV (Die Cuts With A View). I used my white Gelly Roll medium point gel pen to create the "stitch" lines around the round embellishment of which has pop dots underneath to lift it off the card and create dimension. The copper brads are a product of Making Memories.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Glass Piece For New Parents

This glass piece was made for one of my husband's coworkers. He and his wife had just had their first baby and God blessed them with a precious little girl. The ribbon is by Ofray. I cut all my stencils using repositionable contact paper from Walmart & cut it using my Cricut. Once I had my stencils where I wanted them on the glass I used Armour Etch to etch the designs into the glass.

Jazzy Birthday Card

Here's the birthday card I made for my youngest granddaughter this year. She's growing so fast and just as beautiful as can be!! I hope she enjoyed her goodie box and card :) She lives about 800 miles away so I wasn't able to be there : ( The card stock I used for the card is a purple shimmer. Walmart sold it in a pack of different colors for awhile, but I've not seen it there lately. That's sad because it had such vibrant colors in it and the shimmer was so nice! It cut very clean too. The ribbon is by Ofray. The happy birthday image was a free image I found online. I printed it on card stock, placed pop dots on the pack and positioned it on the die cut I made. It was made using my Spellbinder's Nestabilities from the Label Two set. I distressed the edges of it with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord Distress Ink. The die cut is made from a material I have no name for. My husband brought it home to me. My biggest fan and enabler!! :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Birthday "Goodie Box"!

How fun it is to create these little boxes for people and see their faces light up! :) I especially like to make them during the holidays and for birthdays. Then fill them with lots of little goodies I think the recipient would enjoy. They can be made to suit any occasion, holiday, or event.

First Mini Album

Hi all! This is a mini album I made. It was such fun making it!! I left the front center blank so the recipient could place whatever photo they wanted there. I used my Cinch to bind it using either Blueberry or Ocean spiral binding(sorry I can't remember exactly which one it was). The paper collection I used was Heidi Grace Prlscent. I'm going to venture and guess that's supposed to be short for Pearlescent. I put a couple of Tim Holtz corner protectors on it. I just love his product line! The photo frame I have hanging from the binding at the top was made using Making Memories Glass & Frame. The large flower in the upper right is a Making Memories Jumbo Blossom with Pebble Brad. The center is a piece of cereal box cut on my Cricut using a top note svg file which had stitching cut outs around the outside edge. I then cut a piece of blue card stock using the same file. I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. Then I weaved yellow & burgundy ribbon, alternating colors, every other stitch. The Bible charm is a locket of which I placed a couple of photos in that I know the recipient doesn't have :) I loved the vintage look chain. It has multiple keys and padlocks attached to it. I used my Slice Elite machine to cut a tag of which I heat embossed the design on it then placed it in a Making Memories tag frame. I tied different types of ribbons to the binding as well. The pink flower is a white Spare Parts flower I spritzed with Viva Pink Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist then used a yellow mini brad in the center. Each flower has a butterfly on it. The butterfly on the white flower is a shimmery foil material. For the life of me, I can't remember who made them. They came with many on one sheet with multiple shapes & sizes. The butterfly on the other flower is a purple crystal. The brass plate in the bottom right corner says I Love You. I just happen to find this in an old jewelry box among a lot of old jewelry I'd forgotten we had. And I used a Teresa Collins Perfect Closure Leather Strap. I just love the look her closure gives to it. If I've missed something or you have any questions please feel free to contact me.