Monday, January 31, 2011
I made this card for one of the students that has his own challenges besides taking the exam. His testing took all day and into the next. It took him 6 hours to answer the 80 question exam. He worked very hard and was exhausted by the end of the first day. I knew he was going to face more the next day and wanted to encourage him. I couldn't wait to get home that evening because I knew this stamp and this monkey were just made for this card.
I used the Create a Critter cart to cut the monkey. The stamp is from Stampin' Up. The paper is from DCWV and the border punch is EK Success. The student loved the card and I do hope it brightened his day. If only all my students had the motivation and determination this young man has. This is why I love making cards. They just have a way of expressing the emotion.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I started by finding some gorgeous paper with all three colors in the Bloom and Grow pack from My Mind's Eye. Next I chose four sheets of cardstock and cut them down to 5" x 6". Using my cricut, I was able to cut the four square windows (2.75", 2", 1.5", and 1") easily.
For the front window I used the Paisley cartridge to cut out this embellishment; drawing the colors from the paper in the back all the way to the front. I also used stickles to add some dimension. The ribbon at the top is accented with a small button.
Finally, as the card opens up a full view of the paper is seen accented with a small piece of aqua paper in order to write a sweet sentiment before giving the card away.
Monday, January 10, 2011
The art supplies were cut from Locker Talk. I used the Crop-a-Dile to place the eyelet on the scissors. I also used Glossy Accents from Inkessentials to make the handles of the scissors shiny.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
A friend of mine and fellow crafter fell last week and broke her leg. This is on top of the cancer that she is fighting. I wanted to make her a card to brighten her day. I ask that anyone who reads this please say a prayer for Connie.
I used the stamp set Spring Garden from Stampin' Up. The cardstock is The Paper Company and the pattern paper is from My Big Ideas. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions. The ribbon is from my stash. I added some stickles to the flowers and the butterfly that just made the card pop.
Thanks for looking and praying for my friend.