Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another Tiny Valentine

After making the first one I realized that I can't make one for one kid and not the other.  So I decided to make a "similar" one. Can't be exactly the same but not too different either.  Anyways I went with grapes this time and did almost the exact same thing as I did with the first.  I have all these shapes laying around because last week I cut out like 6 shapes from my Preserves Cartridge and put them all together.  When I got them all together I got distracted doing something else so I had the shapes done.

Tiny Valentine!

I know that I am always saying that I am using scrap but I usually am.  When I first started crafting I was afraid (really I was too CHEAP) to buy paper because I wasn't sure if I was any good at it.  Michael's always had the big packages of scraps for $5.00 so I bought all the colors and I think it was like 3 or 4 packs.  Anyways I used scraps to make the Strawberry which is from the Preserves cartridge. The yarn is Sugar 'N Cream called Violet Stripes.  It is all different colors. It goes from purple to white to green and blue.  The stamp is Veggie Puns from My Pink Stamper. I bought the stamp set after I got Preserves for Christmas 2 years ago.  Finally the banner I made following the instruction on Fantabulous Cricut. The example is bigger but this card is only 3x3 so the banner had to be smaller.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Butterfly Birthday Card

This is a birthday card that I wanted to make very simple. The butterfly shape and tag shape are cut from the Slice. The swirl was cut from the Slice as well but I used the paper as a stencil and inked it on white paper.  I took my Tim Holtz distress ink in Concord grape and inked the edge of the paper.  I used Stickles on the butterfly and the swirls.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine's Card

This is my attempt at a V-Day card.  I have to make a few for my girls to give to the teachers and aides for V-day.  I love a bargain and I think this whole card was made from things from the dollar bins at the store.  The music paper and the tag are from Michael's.  The stamps came from a pack from Wal-Mart (studio g) that was $.97.  The heart was cut from my Slice at 3 1/2 and of course I stickled and colored some of the hearts.  The card is actually a note card from the dollar bin at Michael's that one of my children snuck in the cart so I thought I would just cover them.  They seem to be working fine I think!!

Guy Birthday Card

My dad's birthday is coming up soon and I wanted to get a head start on his card. I think guy cards are the hardest so when I am making one for my dad or nephew-which I have MANY!- I always try to make a card that goes along with something they like.  I recently got the Father's Day cartridge and it had Pool Balls on it. Perfect for my dad because he loves playing pool.  The green background paper is from a ColorBok pack from Wal-Mart and the small tag at the bottom is from the $1.00 bin at Michael's, as well as the stamp. I put brown around the edges so it looks more like a pool table.  The silver tabs are photo corners!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Birthday Card

This is a Birthday Card I made for my mother-in-law.  The bird is from 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  The two stamps are $1.00 stamps from Michael's.  I got the tag from Michael's too and again it was in a pack the I found in the $1.00 aisle. (  I love a bargain!!!!)  The background paper was a scrap but I think it was in a big pack of paper from ColorBok from Wal-Mart.   

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Birthday Cards

I made these cards for a set of twins that I absolutely LOVE!! They live right down the street and sometimes come over to play with my kids.  Their birthday was in November so I am a little late posting these but I really didn't want to post any more Christmas cards.  I used the Beep Beep Cartridge and I believe the size of the cars is 2 1/2 or 3 inches.  The banner, number and saying is from Birthday Bash. The patterned paper is from a small paper pack from Specialty Collection called Happy Wheels. I know I bought it at Michaels because that is the only craft store in my area. The sheets are 8x8 and there is only 12 sheets.