Monday, May 31, 2010

My Pink Stamper Father's Day Challenge.

I made this card for MPS Father's Day Challenge. The prize is a new Cricut Expression. I used Wild Cards Cartridge for the greeting. which I cut in blue, red and black at 2 inches. The argyle paper is from DCWV Grade School stack. I love those sheets so much that I had to buy more of it and I was lucky enough to find it singly a Custom Crops for 59 cents per sheet. I hope you like it!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations and Thank You Cards

I made these invitations and thank you cards for a friend, her sister was having her first child. I made 35 of each cards. I used my Cricut Expression and the New Arrivals Cartridge for both diecuts.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Butterflies Gallore

I just love butterflies. I used different color glitter cardstock (DCWV) to cut these butterflies. I used Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cart to cut the butterflies at 3/4, 1 and 1 1/4 inches. Then I scored them so that the wings popped up.

I used the brochure as the title of the page. It was too long to fit on the front of the page without covering the flower border so I cut a slit in the page and made a pocket at the back of the page to hold it in place. Then I made a journaling spot in front of it to hide the slit, I will put the journaling in later. The green edge of butterflies around the journaling spot was done with my Martha Stewarts pop-up butterfly edge punch.

Much love,

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunflower Surprise Card

I made this card for entry to a design team on I have done something I think is special for this challenge, I am very happy with what I came up with.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Slightly opened
Inside the card.

Back of the card.

Inks for the edges, sentiment stamp, popdot of two different thicknesses, ATG gun and Zig 2-way glue pen.

Card base: 
Base: 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 cream color cardstock, fold at 2 3/4 and 7 inch marks.
Inner Lining: 5 1/4 X 4 yellow cardstock
Front Panel: 5 1/4 X 4 ( - cut lengthwise at 5 1/4 X 2 5/8 and 5 1/4 X 1 3/8.
                     2 1/4 X 4 - cut lengthwise at 2 1/4 X 2 5/8 and 2 1/4 X 1 3/8.
Ribbon: about 6 inches.   

1. Layer patterned paper and ink the edges and wrap the ribbon around both panels where both paper meet.
2. Adhere to the front of the card. HINT: When the card is closed it should look like one 5 1/4 X 4 piece of paper in the center of the card.
3. Ink the edges of the inner lining and adhere to the inside of the card.

Cricut Expression  (because the FLIP function is used) 

Everyday Paper Dolls Cart: Dark green cardstock for the grass cut at 2 inches, cut the bottom edge    straight and cut a 2 5/8 and 1 3/8 from it.

Walk in my Garden Cart: Sunflower cut at 4 inches.
Yellow, green and glitter brown cardstock.

1. Cut 4 snflwr out of green cardstock, without removing the mat hit FLIP key and cut 3 snflwr.
2. Cut 4 snflwr-s out of yellow cardstock, without removing the mat hit FLIP key and cut 3 snflwr-s. Save the round pieces for your other projects.
3. Cut 7 snflwr-s out of brown cardstock. Save the flowers for your other projects.
4. Ink all the edges of the pieces and fit together. You should have 7 flowers 3 being 'mirror' images of the other 4.

Putting the card together:
1. Glue the first of the 4 flowers flush onto the larger side of the card, make sure to leave an overhang on the edge. Open the card, line up and glue one of the 'mirror flowers onto the set flower.

2. Cut the stems off one of the remaining flowers and its 'mirror'.

3. Close both sides of the card, line up the cut flower with the already glued flower and glue to the smaller front panel of the card. Open the card, line up and glue the 'mirror' flower to this flower. Hint: When the card is closed it should look as though there is only 1 flower on the face of the card.

4. Using 1/16 popdots attach another flower onto the smaller panel of the card make sure there is a small overhang. Open the card and glue its mirror image to it. Use popdots to attach the overhanging 
portions to each other.

5. Use 1/16 popdots to attach the last flower onto the larger panel. Ensure there is no overhang of this flower. Hint: When the card is closed it should look as though there are 3 flower on the face of the card.

6. Stamp your sentiment on the wider portion of the grass. Pop up the grass on the card with 1/8 thick popdots and add to the card.

I hope you will try to make this card too, you can use any flower with this project. I would love to hear you comments. Please feel free to send me images of your completed Flower Surprise Cards, with your permission I will post them to my blog. I hope you'll enjoy making this project as much as I have.

Happy Scrapping!

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