Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Pop!

My inspiration for this card came from one of the cards in the new Cricut magazine. What a nice magazine! I haven't subscribed to it yet but I did manage to get the first issue and I really think it is well done.

For this 5x7 card I used:
Old West cartridge (for the number 80)
hemp twine
Hero Arts stamp
EK Success border punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Kraft cardstock
patterned paper from Imagine More Cards cartridge

After running the number 80 thru the Cuttlebug with a polka dot embossing folder, I used a sandpaper block to sand the raised areas.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Leave a comment with your blog information - I'd love to drop by and take a look at YOUR creations!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Imagine Card

This Birthday card was made using the Imagine More Cards cartridge. I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder in the Cuttlebug to give the cake some texture.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thanks for the Memories

This card is extra special to me because of the thanksgiving I have for the person it was made for. In addition, I've been looking forward to using a banner in a project since it looks so cute and it is all the rage right now. I'm never "in style" so this is my closest attempt, lol. And it is the first time I machine stitched on paper! It was such a fun card to make using the Imagine.

Here's how I made it:
Imagine Yummy cartridge (banner cut at 1.3 in., patterned paper background)
Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge (tree cut at 4.3 in.)
Hero Arts stamps
twine and button
sewing machine
chalked edges
Smooch Spritz Vanilla Glimmer on tree

I also made this card with a few challenges in mind - the Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge (requiring a project with a banner), the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge (3 of the same cut in a project and use of spray ink) and in the Pink Stamper challenge (make something Springy).

I've put off sewing on paper for lots of reasons but I love the look so I decided to drag out the old sewing machine and give it a try. After a few minutes of figuring out how to thread the machine and put in the bobbin, I was off to sewing. It was great - so easy! So, if you've been putting it off don't wait any longer!!

Thanks for taking a look at my card! I really do appreciate your comments and encouragement!!

Happy crafting!