Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snowman Soup

Thanks to the graphics from Laurie Furnell at pccrafter.com, this cute little card was a snap to make. I printed a quarter card front with a tan background and snowman. On the other half of the card I printed the inside and the extra snowman for the front.
Using my Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dot embossing folder to give the front dimension, I cut the extra snowman out and used pop dots to raise him off the page. I picked up snowman marshmallows from Walmart. Plastic wrap holds the marshmallows in place and covered wire closes the wrap. Spoon is mounted with a pop dot.
Punched two hold through the package of cocoa, topper and front of card. The ribbon hold all three together. I made these for my granddaughter's teachers. Hope they like them.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Faux Snow Crystals

For the box below on yesterdays post, I made faux snow crystals. You start with two pieces of styrofoam and rubbed them together. The crystals have lots of sparkle but I did not like the bits of larger chunks that are in the crystals. I am still trying to find a solution. So if you have one please post.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Noverber Challenge Card

On the November Card Swap organized by Mary (MEW) on the pccrafter board, this is my creation. The lid slides up the ribbon to reveal the card set and a few goodies inside. Graphics are Contemporary Christmas with a little glitter added. I used the punched snowflakes from the bottom trip for the top embellishment and red flakes for the inside. I hope my swap partner liked them. I did try making some of the faux snow for the box. I'll post a close up of the snowflake tomorrow.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Noverber Challenge Card

I signed up to come up with an idea for a November Challenge on UK Scrappers site. I challenged everyone to use the welding and matting functions in the Robo Master program or in Inkscape. Here is one the mats I created.

Hint: I ran the cut swirl mat through my Xyron and sprinkled Martha Stewart glitter. It worked great. I also used graphic from pccrafter for the center quote.

I tried making the homemade snow and used it on the other mat I designed. Sorry no picture. I did not like the way the snow turned out. It was a little to lumpy for my liking. I will have to work on a new method for making snow. If...no when I come up with something I like, I'll let you know.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Think Pink

This was breast cancer month. I did these two cards for a swap using graphics from Heart & Soul by Laurie Furnell. The Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug folder was used for the background and dimensionals to raise the stripe paper and parts of the card. The picture below was the first card I made; you can see how the embossing folder really adds.
Often you never get to see what they did on the inside. Thought you might like to see this one.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cow Birthday Card

One of my sisters loves cows. Here is the cutes little cow by Kim B's Designs. I almost did not make the mail, but thanks to this cute cow, the card was done in no time. Happy Birthday Deb.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Faux Magazine Cover

This really is a picture of my sister-in-law, with the help of Fake Magazine Cover. I made this cute Birthday card for her. I cut the red inside with my Gazelle in just a matter of minutes, mounted it on white and then black. I think it turned out perfect with the front of the card.
It is great for the cowboy in your life, but they do have other covers.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Corvette Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for my niece to give to her boyfriend. He loves corvettes. The paper I mounted the picture on is "Once Upon A Time". I used velvet ribbon and rhinestones for embellishments. I cut the Happy Birthday with my Craft Robo. The hardest part was finding a picture she liked.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Thank You Cards

Thanks to the very talented artist at pccrafter.com. I needed a couple of quick cards to take for the weekend, and not much time to craft and get ready to go. These cards were ready in a snap. I use Print Shop when I'm in a hurry. It is very user friendly and great for someone just starting. Here's the instructions for each:

1. Open graphic program (use quarter card setting if available)
2. Size graphic to fit the front or on an 8" x 11" use the bottom left corner
3. Print card, cut and fold card.
I added pre-adhesive pearls and brads to the card above.
I cut graphic on white card stock and cut around it with decorative scissors. I chalked the edges of graphic and mounted on red card stock. Tied a bow and attached with glue dot.
This is one of my favorite fall graphics, as you will remember here. I printed two cut the our and counted with dots for dimension.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Variety Bee Cards

I thought this little bee was so cute. It is from the "Thinking of you" collection by Cara Bradshaw at pccrafter.com. The first one I added a Cuttlebug "Hi".
I used a Quickkut Cookie Cutter and a Cuttlebug thank you.
Added puff pen on the dots and a button.
This is a gate fold card with dimensional dots.

Gate fold is very easy. I will be adding a tutorial with weekend for a gate fold birthday card.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pocket Stationary File

I added distressed ink around the stationary white portion on the inside and added a couple embellishments on the inside. The picture below is a little blurry, but I have already given it away.
Here is the PDF file for the pocket stationary.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pocket Fold Stationary

Here is a new version of the pocket tag card. I turned the card and folded just a little differently. I used a Fisker corner punch, rivets set with my Crop-a-dile, ribbon, flower brad, and some left over stickers from easter die set.
I have a PDF file I will post tomorrow night. It makes a nice stationary note instead of a card. I used light weight designer paper from DCWV. I used various sayings to make a tag set and inserted it into the front pocket. I added a brad and ribbon tag. I added flower brads to the inside sayings to add dimension. The back portion is not a pocket for opens for a half sheet of stationary.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Birthday Purse

Isn't this the cutest purse you have ever seen. It was a birthday gift from Little Bits of Everything . Thank you Sara! I love it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pocket Fold Card

Remember these pocket tag cards. They are really easy to make out of a 8.5"x11" sheet of decorative paper. You just pop in the tags and embellish the front. I used graphics from"Simply Spring" by Shelly Comisky at pccrafter.com. I added a couple of flower rivets to hold the layers in place. I have a new twist that I will be posting shortly. I am working on a tutorial now. Hope to have it posted by next weekend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thank you Elvis

There is a nurse's aid, in the health center where my sister-in-law is being cared for, that walks the halls singing Elvis songs. He has really been a big help in her care. Thought I would share the card I made for him. Picture is from album cover. I used Cuttlebug script folder to emboss the front flaps and Nestibilities Dies for the white and red mats. The cute star snaps. I received in a swap.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

75th Annivesary Card

Well it has been a while since I have posted. Family emergency has taken me away. It is still on going but I did not want you to think I had abandoned my blog. I will be posting as often as I can. Please bear with me. Thanks for visiting my blog. Take a look around. Hope you find something you like.

I did this card for a couples' anniversary of 75 years. It has lots of layers even though you can see them. This is the only picture I had, but thought you might like to see it. Graphics are Buzz Bunnies by Lori Gardner from pccrafter.com. I tried to give you the link but I think it has been discontinued.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Monocolor Cards

Thought I would share the cards I worked up for a monocolor swap:
The lettering was done with my Gazelle and a sparkle gelly pen. The font was Romanticly Yours.
This card fits into a standard small business envelope. I used Accent corner brads for the embellishments. The lettering was again done with Gazelle and Bayscript font.
The card below was embossed with Cuttlebug folder, and dusted with a touch of purple chalk.
I used paper by DCWV. The small star button are layered on top of the larger buttons with glue dots. You guessed it, all cards' lettering was done with my Gazelle and some kind of gel pen. The font below is a font by pccrafter.com. Accent brad was also added.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Quick Birthday Card

This card can be made in a matter of minutes. Use a Cuttle Bug folder to emboss the flower and lightly chalk the embossing. Find a picture with a cute face and cut just the face out. Add a cute graphic with dimensionals and attach a bow.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Brillant Blog Award

Thank you so much Charlene and Kathe for this award. It is really an honor to have this recognition from you both. I admire your talent and love what you have done with your blogs. You are both very caring and giving. It's an honor to call you friends.

Honesty and integrity are charactor traits I take very seriously. I would like to pass this award on to the following blogs:

Lori - Encouragement From the Heart- Lori is such an inspiration to me. She has such a wonderful way with words. Whenever I feel down, I know I can vist Lori's blog and it will help to lighten stress. Thank you Lori, you are truly a sistah and angel here on earth.

Pam - Pam DeLefors Designs - She does not know how much I admire her designing talent. She is so giving, and not just in the blogging world. I am so glad I wandered on to her blog. Thanks Pam.

Thena - Thank you Thena for giving me motivation to start working with Photoshop. I have learned a lot from you and I love you quick wit too.

Andrea- The Paper Purse- She has the cutest ideas. But most of all she never gives up. I only wish I lived close enough to join her yoga class. Thanks Andrea.

I think the last person will be posting her blog soon. I'm sure to have a link in the near future. Cyndi thank you so much for your kindness and making me feel like I matter. Hugz to you and the other mb chicks.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Paper Wallet

One of our students won state competition and is headed to nationals in Tennessee. This paper wallet holds a twenty dollar bill for her to spend on her trip, a tag to attach to her suitcase for easy sighting, and good luck sentiments.
I used specialty paper from K&C's Happy Trails. Stickers are semi-transparent with a bit of glitter. Magnet clasp was attached with two strips of card stock threaded through the opening and glued together. I tried my hand at top stitching for an accent on the outside. Sorry the bottom picture is a little blurred. The wallet was delivered, before I had a look at the photos. Of course I cut all of this out with my Gazelle. I think the file still need a pit of tweaking before I share. But I am pleased with the results.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

By request here is the tissue box I made a while back with graphics from Susan Seals called "Roses". They can be found at pccrafter.com Below is another version of the same template. I printed the top one on plain paper and laminiated one side before folding the box. The one purple box is printed on cardstock, no lamination. Here is the png template for the box. I did work this up for my Craft robo.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here is my take on the Graduation Gift Card Holder by Alicia Coulombe from Splitcoast Stampers for the Gazelle. I made glue flaps and inside covers. All is cut with my Gazelle by Bosskuts.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Get Well Gel Embossed

Gazelle by Bosskuts gets the credit for this card. It is amazing machine. I'm still on the learning curve. Secured the corner with brads. Dimensionals were used under the get well.

The scroll was two cuts. The front scroll was cut in half for freedom of placement.
To make this card I used a Gelly Roll Stardust pen. The font is Edwardian Script. If you are intested here is the WPC file. I put the pen in first and selected only the font area. Then I selected everything but the font and cut. I can do a PDF if someone wants to convert to a GSD.

As you can see I'm back up and running in the camera department. Yeah!


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