Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Swinging Baby Card

I would like to share this baby shower card I made for a friend. I was inspired by Cheryl at Nana's Creative Space in which she had made several swing cards. She directed me to Angela at Simple Creations Paper Crafts who had a video on how to make a swing card. The process is fairly simple and I think the fold is super cute. The parents do not know whether the baby is a boy or a girl so I incorporated all colors into the card. I cut the chick from the Create a Critter cart at 2 1/4". The "Welcome little one" is a vellum piece I found in my sticker binder. I used the Crop-a-dile to puch the holes for the flowers brads and I embossed the yellow pieces with the Swiss Dots folder and my Cuttlebug. As the card begins to open you can see the center section begin to swing. I wanted to put a bow on the chick's head with a little bling but restrained myself to stay gender neutral.
Now the inside is exposed revealing a sweet sentiment also in vellum. As you can see I chose to put the bow on this side. I countered the bow with a cute little frog in the bottom right corner. It is from a micropunch from Creative Memories.
I can see a few more of these cards in my future. It was fun to make and so many different places to be creative. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Blog Award

I started this blog to share my cards with others. I never imagined the countless blessings I have received. Ashley from Welch Creations has honored me with a Liebster Blog Award.The Liebster Award is designed to bring new blogs to light. It is a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you may want to share with others. I am here to honor 3-5 blogs to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:
  1. Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster Award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks.

  2. Let them know you chose them

  3. Copy & paste the blog award to your blog

  4. Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded

  5. Have FUN!

Here are my picks:

Karen at The Busy Bug has been making card sets for teachers. I am a teacher and can appreciate the time, effort, and creativity she has put into these cards.

Tami at Tami's Craft Connection has a great blog. Right now it has an Easter theme to its design. She currently is participating in a blog hop with a great Winnie the Pooh card. She also makes cards for soldiers to use to write home.

Terri at MyNeed2Craft has two posts up right now that I think have fabulous cards. One is a sympathy card for a friend. The design is elegant and the picture is great. The other is a card for her daughter inspired by the classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.

I hope you take the time to drop by and see these ladies. Have a blessed day.

Monogram Card

First I must welcome all the new followers. Thanks to Momo and her idea to share links to our blogs. I have visited so many creative people and seen some really great work. Thanks for sharing with me your kind comments and time.

I made this set of monogram cards for a friend who is getting married. I found the decorative paper at Michaels and knew she would love the vintage look. I can't remember which cart I used to make the monogram. I think it was the Gypsy font but I also played with Jasmine so I'm not sure. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the flowers behind the monogram.
The black card stock started at 5 1/2" by 8 1/2". The longer side was scored and folded at 3" and 1 1/4" creating a little different fold and look to the standard A2 card. The designer paper was then cut at 5 1/2" by 3" and also 5 1/2" by 1 1/4" to place on the front.
I bundled the six cards with envelopes together using the matching ribbon and topped it with a matching monogram.

Thanks for taking a look and may your day be blessed. Please leave a comment. I love to hear from others.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sympathy Card

Recently there have been a number of people I know that have lost loved ones. It is at these times that I feel called to the craft corner. While making the card I am thinking of the person, their family, and keeping them in prayer. I pray God grants them peace and comfort for it is through Him and His Spirit that one can grieve and heal from losing someone they love. I wanted to share this card in hopes that it may inspire others and/or give comfort to others.

I used the Cuttlebug to die cut and emboss the frame. The stamp is from Hero Arts and the vellum phrase was from my stash. Thanks for stopping by and may God bless.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Springy" Birthday Card

I have noticed that several of the blogs I follow and on messageboards shaped cards are popular. Usually I just make the typical A2 card. For this birthday card I decided to make a shaped card. I used the dragonfly from the Paisley cart. I merged a square from Plantin Schoolbook and the shadow of the dragonfly using my Gypsy. I created a mirror image and merged the two images.

The border on the design paper is an EK Success border punch. The tiny butterflies are a Creative Memories punch with some stickles in the center. The stamp is from My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions.
I embossed the wings of the dragonfly and added more stickles (gotta love the shimmer). I added the bow at the very last and love the way this turned out.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day :)