March 23, 2011

A Few Quick Cards

Just a couple of quick cards. The first one is a birthday card for my father inlaw. I think male cards are harder than any other type of card. I don't know why, maybe it's because you can't just slap some flowers and frillies on it. I used one of the Tim Holtz embossing folders for the wood grain and inked it. I couldn't find paper I liked for the back ground, so I stamped and embossed the script on the green. The deer was cut from some patterned paper I've had forever.
The next 2 are some St.Patrick's day cards I made. The inside of the first one read "I found you at the end of my rainbow." I used the polka dot Cuttlebug folder and the scalloped circle Nestabilities and the leprechaun is a Jolee's embellishment. The second one is pretty simple, just some stamping, embossing and one of the label Nestabilities.

Thanks for stoppin by! Have a great day!

March 22, 2011

A Sweet Present for a Sweet Girl

With all the cute little pennant banners everywhere lately I have been dying to make one. My boys are a little too old for them though and the girly ones are so much cuter. So, I thought I would make one for my niece who is 4. I used a product called Carolina Board to cut the flag pieces (similar to chipboard, but it's white and has a finished surface) it cuts on the Cricut beautifully. I cover each flag in paper from Girls Paperie and then wrapped the top with Tim Holtz's tissue tape. I cut the letters for her name from a Child's Year and used the Tim Holtz rosette die for the end pieces. The whole thing was strung on tulle and I added little satin bows in between each flag. I hadn't seen her room in quite a while, I just remembered it had lots of pink and tinker bell, but the banner couldn't have matched more perfectly. I was so excited to send it to her that I didn't even take pictures before I boxed it up. She loved it though and I was excited to see the pictures of it up in her room.

March 13, 2011

A Child's Year Vintage Holiday Cards

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. We are stuck inside here since it has been absolutely pouring all day long. My class this week was using the Child's Year cartridge to make some vintage looking holiday cards. So, I picked St. Patricks, Easter, 4th of July and Christmas. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls Mists on all of the cards. I think they came out pretty cute and the ladies in my class had a lot fun making them. I have two more classes left in Cricut card series, Wall Decor and More and Create a Critter. I was trying to use cartridges I hadn't used before, but the Create a Critter one is just so darn cute. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

St. Patrick's Day Outside

St. Patrick's Day Inside


4th of July (My Favorite)