Monday, August 27, 2012

Your Birthday is Music to my Ears

This is a card made for one of my best friends.  She celebrated her birthday last month.  She loves music, so I borrowed the Quarter Note cartridge to use.  I liked it so much that I ended up buying it.  It has lots of great cuts on it.  Here are the details of the card:

Size:  A2 (I cut the size of the card down by 1/2" so I could let the label set a little higher on the card.)
Card Stock:  Bazzill; Recollections
Patterned Paper:  Striped and music paper (Unknown)
Scalloped rectangle:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/4"
Musical Note:  Quarter Note Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
Flower:  A Prima from my stash and a punched flower; leaves are Prima
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Gems:  Queen & Co.
Inside sentiment:  "Because it means you're one year closer to my age."

Thanks so much for looking and commenting.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

You're 55

Welcome to Friday folks!  Woo hoo!  Friday is one of my favorite days of the week.  Of course Saturday and Sunday are even better, but I do love Fridays.  And Fridays also mean a new reveal over at Stuck On U Sketches.  Today's die cut challenge is entitled "Hot August Nights" and is all about vehicles of any kind.  So come on, let's see your creativity!  Come join us!

Here is my card for the challenge, which happened to be my hubby's birthday card.  He's a car nut!  And he had a Mustang when we started dating many ages ago.  So, it was only right to add this little car to his birthday card.  When our kids saw the card, they thought it was a little risque, but it wasn't mean to be.  I promise!

Here are the details:

Size:  4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Route Sign:  Going Places Cricut Cartridge cut at 4"
55:  Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 3/4"
Stars:  Punches
Mustang:  Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 1/2".  I cut the cans off the back of the car, since it was meant to be used for a wedding card or page.  Notice the little tag I added that says, "Tricky Ricky."  That is a joke because my husband's name is Rick, and some family members used to refer to him that way.  I thought it was a cute personalization for his card.
Card Stock:  Core'dinations; American Crafts; Bazzill; DCWV
Patterned Paper:  DCWV

Thanks for your comments.  Have a blessed, crafty weekend!


Monday, August 20, 2012

We're Sew Glad (Birthday Card)

Happy Monday to all my blogging friends.  Today I am sharing with you the birthday card I made recently for our youngest daughter.  She really likes my Country Life Cricut cartridge, and she likes vintage things, so this little sewing machine looked like a good choice for her birthday card.  Here are the details:

Kraft colored shaped background:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 5 1/2".  I cut this, ran it through my Cuttlebug with one of the larger 5"x7" folders and glued it onto the back of the card itself, which is approximately 4 1/4" x 5".
Sewing machine:  Country Life Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/2"
Card stock:  American Crafts; Core'dinations; Bazzill
Patterned papers:  Recollections
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched.
Gems:  Queen & Co.
Ribbon/Button:  Unknown
Inside sentiment:  "That God allowed us to be your parents.  Happy Birthday."

Hope you like it.  Have a blessed, crafty day!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thomas the Train Birthday

Today I am sharing with you something I'm pretty proud of -- my grandson's Thomas the Train birthday card.  I had seen one on Pinterest that I thought was pretty darn cute, so I decided to give it a shot using my Cricut and some punches.  Believe me, it was a hit with my grandson!  Here are the details:

Size:  4 1/4" x 6 3/4"
Card Stock:  Core'dinations; Bazzill Bling; American Crafts
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
For the top of the train, I cut a cylinder using the George Cricut cartridge at 3 1/2".
The gray circle for Thomas' face is a circle also cut using the George cartridge at 3".
Thomas' eyes and the headlights were circles cut at 3/4".
I also used a 1" circle punch and the Stampin' Up tab punch for his nose and the smoke chimney.
The tires are the Stampin' Up Word Window punch.
To get his mouth, I used a 2 1/4" circle and punched it twice to get the shape.
The eyebrows are a square punch that I cut with scissors.
I used little punch outs from my Crop A Dile for the whites of his eyes.
The green scallop across the bottom is Paper Frills.
That's all I can think of!

I hope you like it.  Thanks for your comments.


Friday, August 10, 2012

You're Going to Soar in 2nd Grade

It seems impossible that students are returning to school around our country.  But, it's that time of year!  My granddaughter will be starting 2nd grade next week.  It's so hard for me to believe she is growing up so fast!  To encourage her on her first day of school, I made a goodie bag for her.  And it goes along with the latest die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  The theme this week is "School Is Cool!"  I hope you'll check it out and join in with us!

I took a polka dot gift bag and embellished it as follows:

Scalloped circle:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 6"; I also added a shadow to the cut.
"You're Going To," "In," and "Grade" were all computer generated and punched.
SOAR:  Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/2"
2ND:  Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Cricut cartridge cut at 2" (the "2"), and 1 1/4" ("ND")
Apple:  Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
For the toppers to the treat bags, I merely printed them from my computer and added a few stickers I had stashed in a drawer.

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And a close-up of the individual goodie bags:

I hope you are inspired.  I appreciate any comments you take the time to leave.  Have a blessed, crafty day!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Yellow/Black Birthday

I found a great card on Pinterest a few months ago, and knew that I would just have to use it for inspiration at some point.  That point in time came when a dear friend had a birthday several weeks ago.

Here is a link to Anne Marie's blog showing the card I used for inspiration.  Isn't it beautiful?

And here is my card:

Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  American Crafts; Bazzill
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Flower:  Prima
Sentiment:  Computer generated; I used a square punch at the end to make the banner cut
Border: Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
Gems:  Queen & Co.

Hope you are inspired, just like I was by Anne Marie.  Have a blessed, crafty day!