Wednesday, August 8, 2012
This adorable card was made by my granddaughter. When she comes over we like to play with my paper crafting supplies and especially the paper dolls. Here is one of her first projects. She was 7 at the time. She made a card for a friend at church. She definitely has the crafting gene.
This simple card was inspired by something I saw on the internet. (I have no idea where or even what theirs looked like.) This was for a wedding shower. Once again I was in a giant hurry. If I had had more time (and thought the couple would even care) I would have at least put centers in the flowers and maybe their names inside the heart.
It seems every year I get less and less interested in decorating my Christmas tree. I wanted to go with something different this past Christmas -- something simple -- so I cut out some homemade ornaments using my Cricut. I had found the foil papers (by American Crafts) for a great price at TJ Maxx. I used the Holiday Cakes, Inspired Heart, and Winter Woodland cartridges. It wasn't the greatest tree I've ever had, but it got the job done.
This star was my special ornament. My mother (who is responsible for my love of crafting) made this. She never had money for craft supplies, but she could make the greatest things out of trash. We lost her suddenly in 2007. I miss her so much.
Nothing special about this card. I was just looking through my old pictures and ran across this. Looking at the simplicity of it, I'm sure I was in a giant hurry (most likely late for the birthday party) and threw it together. (Kids and teens, especially boys, only care what's inside the card anyway.) The car is the same Sizzix die I've used many times (especially for a 16th birthday). I just thought it was funny that in the picture I used he is wearing a life jacket. I used to have nightmares about running off a bridge into the lake. I guess I just wanted to make sure he was fully prepared for driving! LOL!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
This one I did two years ago, but I liked it and I had fun with it. I made it for my crafty sister who fell down the stairs and broke her ankle in three places. I probably wouldn't have put this much time into a card for just anyone, but I knew she would appreciate it (and she's worth it). The doll and clothes are Sizzix, as are the cell phone and glasses (I think). The magazine was cut from an ad. The chair and ottoman were drawn by my daughter.
This is rather morbid, but I thought it was funny. I had to cut the doll apart to get the pose I wanted. My daughter's boyfriend at the time saw the pieces and put them together like this. I'm sure my sister felt like this during her recovery time.
There's that butterfly again. I made this card for a lady at church who was going through a difficult time caring for her sister who was ill. The labels/tags are Spellbinders (I think). The embossed heart is a Martha Stewart punch. The card was DCWV Linen Closet collection.
Friday, August 3, 2012
I made this card for my nephew's birthday -- you know ... the one every mother dreads! I think I got the map off Google maps. The car is a Sizzix die cut from a shiny plastic scrap of paper from junk mail. The headlights are cut from Crayola Stardust Paper I bought years ago at the Dollar Tree. I think I bought all they had. I don't know what I'll do when I run out of this stuff; I use it all the time. It's great for making faux lights. The boy is from Sizzix also. The license plate and "Happy 16th" are printed from Hot Rod Alphabet from Lettering Delights.
I liked this card so much I've made it twice (with just slight variations) -- once for a birthday and later for a get well card. I got the background paper from one of the paper packs (couldn't tell you which one, but it was a long time ago). I think that is what I like most about the card. The butterfly is from QuicKutz. This is my go-to die for semi-quick cards. (No card is truly quick for me.) I just love this butterfly! I like to attach only the body and fold the wings for a 3-D effect. The grass is a border punch, which I inked a little for dimension. I also inked the edges of the background paper. The flower is a punch (my go-to flower punch) with two punches layered together and a flower brad in the center. The ladybug is cut from a border punch. I just used a Sharpie pen for the details.