Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CAS Happy Birthday

Here's a quick and cute little card I made today for my aunt's birthday.

It's a Clean and Simple design, check it out:

Card Recipe

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: Echo Park
Scalloped trim: My Mind's Eye
Rhinestones: Me & My Big Ideas
Sticker: SRM Stickers

I think the coolest thing about this card is that I used a leftover portion of some 12x12 Echo Park paper that I just couldn't bear to throw away.  It really came in handy to set the scene for this card.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 11, 2011

CP Sketch 110

Here's a little card I made inspired by Card Patterns Sketch 110

Card Recipe
Card base: Bazzill Basics
White swiss dot cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Kraft cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: Echo Park
Cupcake sticker: Echo Park
Twine: My Mind's Eye
Tools: Spellbinders die/Cuttlebug, Stampin' Up scalloped edge punch
EK Success circle punch
Scrappy Extras: Sewing and a button

And last, but not least is the little sticker that says "wish" - a nod to this week's sponsor at Card Patterns and one of my fave crafty companies SRM Stickers.

Have a great week!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Here's a little card I made for my dear friend, Kalle, who is celebrating her birthday today.  The little birthday elves (my husband and me) snuck some flowers into her house (thanks to her hubby) so when she gets home from work there will be a happy surprise - one dozen yellow roses.

I made this card in the hopes that Kalle will find a little time to relax and pamper herself.  She's the kind of person who always puts others ahead of herself, and she deserves some R&R.

I used a 365 Cards sketch for this one...

Here's a close-up of those slippers.

I am so in love with those fabulous "sprinkles" from Flower Soft. 

Read on for the rest of the "ingredients"...

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Digi Image: Sassy Studio Designs
Markers: Copic
Scalloped Trim: My Mind's Eye
Sticker: SRM Stickers

Monday, April 4, 2011

In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge at Moxie Fab World

I created this project, several days ago before I left town, for a very special person.  My husband's grandmother recently celebrated her 100th birthday, and we flew to Iowa to celebrate with her!! 

You can imagine the tall task at hand - to create something special and meaningful in card form.  I wanted her to have something of a keepsake, so I made a wall hanging that would remove easily from the card.  In fact, it is the decoration on the card.

This Moxie Fab challenge is to use a hot air balloon on the project.  I happened to have some hot air balloon stickers from E.A.D. Designs.  Portions of it are transparent, so I put them on some patterned paper (that was glued to some chipboard) and cut them out.

Here's the card version:

Now if you are wanting additional details about how I created the wall hanging, read on...

The big ring is a chipboard piece (from Stampin' Up, I believe), which I glued to some patterned paper.  I used a blade to cut close to the chipboard and some sanding tools to smooth out the rough edges.  Then I glued the ring onto another piece of patterned paper (that was glued to a piece of chipboard to make it sturdier). 

The biggest mystery is probably how I got the sentiment on the chipboard ring.  It's computer-generated, and thanks to my Word program, I was able to curve the letters to fit (for the most part) the size and shape of the ring.

I hot-glued some dotted ribbon to the back to complete the wall hanging.

Here's what it looks like in use - I apologize for the poor lighting:

It is indeed a journey worth celebrating!

Card Recipe

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Sassafras Lass, My Mind's Eye
Rhinestones: Martha Stewart
Stickers: E.A.D. Designs
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Chipboard Circle: Stampin' Up
Blossoms: Michael's brand
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