Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hey There...

I needed a wedding card and wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do so, I did what we all do (right?).... I pulled out my Gypsy and searched through my cartridges for wedding cuts and some sort of inspiration.  (At least that is what I do.)  I wanted something simple but elegant.

I decided on the silhouette cut of a bride and groom from the Potpourri Basket Cartridge and welded the shadow of the couple with a rectangle for the card base.  I made the envelope with plain ivory cardstock and lined it with a black metallic paper.  I don't remember where I bought the metallic paper, I've had it a long time. 

In the end I think it all worked.  It is hard to see the shimmer from the ivory cardstock and the shine from the metallic lining in the picture but, I love the way it turned out.....

Card and Envelope...



Materials Used...

Cricut Potpourri Basket Cartridge
Bazzill Cardstock (card base, envelope)
The Paper Studio Pearlized Cardstock (ivory)
Cuttlebug border embossing folder
Random embellishments from stash (gems, ribbon, etc.)

Thanks for the visit....

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hey there.....

For this next card I was asked to do a birthday card for someone who is turning 60.  The specifics were either a billboard with 'Happy 60th Birthday' on it or something with a truck.  Of course I added both.  Once I came up with the idea it came together fairly quickly.   Here's what I came up with....

 Card front -
I cut off about an inch from the bottom of the front of the card and added a black mat. For the billboard I cut a piece of white cardstock and inked the edges really well. I created the 'pole' from a scrap piece of paper that I colored both front and back with a gray marker.   I attached it to the bottom of the white card stock then attached th billboard to the front of the card with foam tape. I'm not sure if it really looks like a billboard but it's close, I think.....

 Inside -

The truck doesn't have a layer feature so I made my own.  I cut it out 3 times and pieced it together.  I added the road because it looked like it was floating.  I really like the way it turned out and so did the person who asked me to make it.
Materials Used:
Create A Critter
Paper Dolls for Everyday
Gypsy Wanderings
Bic Mark It (Cloud Nine Gray)
Stickles (Silver)
Glossy Accents 
Bakers Twine
Tim Holz (Brushed Corduroy)
Bazzill Cardstock
Thanks for the visit......

Thursday, August 16, 2012

 Hey there....
Cardz TV #114 "Critter Cuties"

I did this card because I just love this snake and that's very unlike me because I don't like snakes at all!  It's a good thing he's cute... oh, and not real.

I added flocking to the body of the snake, hey wait snakes aren't velvety.  Oh well, he's still cute!  I cut the sun from 'Doodlecharms' and stamped the little boy's face with Peachy Keen Stamps.  I am happy with the results.

Cricut Lite - B is for Boy
Cricut - Doodlecharms
Kraft Card Stock
echo park - Summer Time
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
Doodlebug Flocking
Peachy Keen - Everyday Character Face Assortment
Pink by Design - Woodland Critters stamp set (sentiment)
Random supplies from my stash

Thanks for the visit.......

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hey there...

I'm entering - Cardz TV - Anything Goes

For this card I used Crocs Rule and Doodlecharms for the duck.  I really, really like the way it came out.  How cute is this cut of the crocodile in the bathtub?  And what could be better than taking a bath in rain?  It's hard to see the sentiment in the photo - it says "You're scent-sational!"

Materials Used...

Crocs Rule
Doodlecharms (duck)
echo park 6x6 paper pack (Hello Summer)
Bazzill Card Stock
Glossy Accents - on the raindrops
Stickles (Diamond)
My Pink Stamper (Even More Punny-licious)
Random embellishements from my crafting stash

Thanks for the visit...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hey there...

Me again, finally.  I was looking through my cartridges and realized I hadn't used 'Wild Card' for awhile so I decided to use it for the next 2 cards. 

Card #1

Materials used...
Cricut Wild Card cartridge
Pink by Design Stamps - Spring has Sprung
Bazzill Card Stock
Tim Holz Distress Ink - brushed corduroy

The house card took a little longer than 5 minutes.  I embossed a brick pattern with my Martha Stewart score board to give the house texture. I added Glossy Accents to the window and door and Flower Soft to the trees and wreath.

Card #2

Materials used...

Cricut Wild Card cartridge
Cricut Potpourri Basket cartridge - (wreath)
Bazzill card stock
Martha Stewart score board
Misc paper scraps
Glossy Accents
Flower Soft
We R Memory Keepers Bakers Twine
Thanks for the visit.....

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hey there.....

I decided to join Julie, in the July Cricut Chirp Challenge - 1 - A Smiling Sparkling Sun.  Here's what I came up with.....

Materials Used.....

Create A Critter
Everyday Paper Dolls
Kraft Card Stock
Bazzill Card Stock
Glossy Accents
Signo White Gel Pen
Pink by Design - Spring has Sprung stamp set
Random embellishments from my crafting stash

Thanks for the visit......

Sunday, July 8, 2012

CardzTV Christmas in July Challenge #1

Hey there.....

Mary at CardzTV is having a Christmas in July challenge.  It has to be a Christmas card with a animal.  This is what I came up with...

Materials Used...... Card is 4x7

Paper Doll Dress Up - Santa's Hat
Create a Critter
Kraft Card Stock
Doodlebug crushed velvet flock
Basic Grey - Fruit Cake
Signo gel pen
Pom-pom and brad are from my crafting stash

Thanks for the visit......

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Baby Booties

Hey there..... I know this is Nette's Paper Crafts but I wanted to post pictures of the baby booties I crocheted for two of the baby showers I had in May.  I am also including a picture of the onesie cupcakes I made for the baby girl shower.  I put them in a bakery box and tied a ribbon with the booties on top.  They were a hit!

Thanks for the visit......

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bobble Heads

Hey There.....   As promised here are  some of the 'bobble head' cards that I made for the men in my life.  As you can see I have a Bronco fan, Rockies fan and and Dirt Bike enthusiast.  Again, please forgive my picture taking I need to get better lighting.  As I recall I used: Everday Paper Dolls cartridge but may have also used Paper Doll Dress Up.  I used my Gypsy to resize the dolls heads along with welding the letters together.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Graduation Card

Hey there....  I love Action Wobbles.  Here's a bobble head gradutaion card I made using the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  Sorry about the shadows but my lighting isn't very good.  I do like the way she came out and the graduate loved it.  I'll post some of the other bobble head cards I made later.

Thanks for the visit......


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Baby Shower Card

Here is a card that I made..... Can you believe I have 3 baby showers this month.

Hey there....

Welcome, my paper journey began about 8 years ago when I was trying to salvage some pictures from an old photo album that was falling apart. You know the type... 3 ring binder with the sticky pages covered with acetate. Not good but we all have or had them. Come on, admit it. I should have done this long ago. Anyhow, off I went in search of a new photo album that was acid free and could display a variety of photo sizes. I wanted this to be quick, something I could put together in a weekend.

By golly, I think I'm a genius, a scrapbook would be perfect! After all, how long could it possibly take to organize a few photos and add a little journaling. Piece of cake, right? It really did seem like the easiest most inexpensive solution at the time. (Do you see where I'm going with this.) I was so excited, I came home to start my quick weekend project. Only one problem, it wasn't exactly coming together like I had pictured. It needed something else, you know, something to make the photos pop. Why of course - EMBELLISHMENTS!   I got embellishments all right and then some.  A Cricut Expression, a Gypsy and a Cuttlebug, and I love them all!

And so a new addiction began..... 

See ya soon,