Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Love is Patient; Love Is Kind

I am sharing with you today the card I made for my husband for our 34th wedding anniversary a few months ago.  It's a pretty simple card, but I liked the "love is patient" Bible verse theme.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest, and in usual fashion, I wanted to put my spin on it.

Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  Core'dinations; Recollections; American Crafts
I printed the verse on card stock and changed the font and font color for the words "love."
Heart:  Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 2".  I then ran the heart through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder to emboss it.
Ribbon:  Unknown
Small hearts:  Punch
34:  Olivia Cuttlebug font

Thanks for looking and for taking the time to comment.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

May Your Birthday Be Blessed!

I am sharing with you today a card made for a co-worker who celebrated her birthday a month or so ago.
Here are the details:

Size:  4 1/4" x 5"
Patterned paper:  Making Memories
Card Stock:  Recollections; Core'Dinations
Punch:  Recollections
Flower:  Bloom Cricut Lite Cartridge cut at 2" (I added a large brad from my stash to the center)
I used my Stampin' Up ticket corner punch, which I had not used in quite some time.
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Hope you like it and thanks for your comments!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bountifully Blessed

Happy Friday everyone.  I am sharing with you today the card I made and gave to my boss this week for Bosses' Day.  Yes, you read that correctly; this is a Bosses' Day card.  I've worked with my boss for 24 years.  He is a great leader.  He is kind.  He goes a great job for his clients.  And I am blessed to have such a nice person to work with.  That's what the inside of the card says -- that I am blessed to work with someone so nice, and I am thankful.

And I am excited that I could incorporate this week's die cut challenge for Stuck On U Sketches into my card.  We were to use either a pumpkin or vegetable.  These veggies were perfect for my card!  Come on!  Join us!


Size:  A2
Card Stock:  Recollections; Bazzill; American Crafts
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Veggies:  Country Life Cricut Cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
Photo corner:  Stampin' Up punch
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Sentiment:  Computer generated using Word's WordArt, which was then punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch.  The green button has a pearl glued on top.
Border punch:  EKSuccess

Hope you are inspired!  Thanks for taking the time to comment!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

If We Could See Into Heaven

I wanted to share with you today a sympathy card I recently made for a co-worker who lost her mother-in-law.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned paper:  Recollections
Card Stock:  Bazzill, American Crafts
Card shape:  Quilted Christmas Cricut Cartridge cut at 5 1/2" (I also rounded the corners on the edge.)
Window die:  Poppystamp Madison Small Window Die
I printed a picture from the internet of a cloud scene and turned it into a black and white photo to put behind the die.
The window topper is a Fiskars punch that I cut and embossed using my Cuttlebug.
I also added a Spellbinders Fleur de lis die over the window to peep out as an extra embellishment.
Roses: I Am Roses
Leaves:  Martha Stewart Punch
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched with a circle punch and layered on a scalloped circle using a punch
Inside sentiment:  As I recall, the inside sentiment said something to the effect of, "We would be at peace, knowing that our loved ones are safe in the arms of God."

Thanks for commenting!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Couple of Simple Sympathy Cards

Today I am actually sharing two sympathy cards I made back in June!  Wow.  It's a little bit of a nice surprise when I find cards that I took pictures of and never got around to putting them on my blog!  These were made for two friends at church.

Here are the details as I remember them.

Size:  A2
Card stock:  American Crafts
Orange Flower:  Prima (I think)
Dove:  Jolee's
Rickrack:  Just the Edge by Bazzill
I punched out the label shapes and glued them on the top of the card and then cut the edges that were sticking off.  I then added the punched sentiment on pop up dots.  I saw this idea on Pinterest months ago and loved it.
Pearls:  Unknown

Size:  A2
Card stock:  American Crafts
Butterflies:  Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment was computer generated and punched with a Stampin' Up punch 
I also used a Cuttlebug folder for embossing the background.
Pearls:  Unknown

I know lots of people say that sympathy cards are difficult, so I hope you are inspired.  Thanks for commenting.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Have a Berry Sweet Birthday

This was our granddaughter's birthday card that I made for her back in August.  She wanted a strawberry pie for her birthday dessert, so I decided to put a strawberry on her birthday card as well.  Here are the details:

Size:  5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Card Stock:  Core'dinations and Bazzill
Patterned paper:  Recollections
Strawberry:  Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge cut at 4 1/4"; the strawberry is on a wobble, which she really loved!
Scalloped circle:  Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge cut at 4 3/4"
Berry Sweet:  Country Life Cricut Cartridge cut at 2"
"Have" and "Birthday" were computer generated and punched using the Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Rose:  I Am Roses

Thanks for taking the time to comment.  Have a blessed, crafty week!