6.30.2012

Father's Day Card

I really like making pennants and flags lately. They're super easy and fun to make. Plus they're a great dimensional element and super cheap!

I used a toothpick to make this little flag. I stamped the spotted fade from Enjoy Life in sky on white daisy card stock. Then I put together the sentiment with the Tiny Typewriter alphabet and stamped it in black. I love how easy it is to put together sentiments with the clear My Acrylix stamps. I lay them out on a grid and know exactly how big it will be and what it will look like when stamped. To give the flag a more comic book look, I outlined the edges with a black pen. I recommend using a ruler for long edges. I did the same thing on the stars and the "awesome" which came from the edge of the paper. I distressed the edges of the pattern papers and the piece of white daisy on the inside but nothing that had the black edge. I also wrapped black and white baker's twine around the middle and added a white button. That black and white polka dot tape is a SMASH book accessory. I wanted to balance the cluster so I added yellow brads to the corner. The stars are from Love Life and stamped in cranberry and moonstruck.

Another Hair Clip

YES! Another! I accidentally deleted the picture of my outfit, but I'll try to remember to take another to add to this post. The colors are black, lagoon, moonstruck, pear, colonial white.


Confetti Card

This is my first confetti card and the first time I have ever used a sewing machine on a card. It took multiple tries to get that stitching and it's still FAR from perfect. If I ever attempt a confetti card again, I think I'll use 3D tape to make more of a box rather than a sleeve.

This card is pretty busy. It was for my friend's wedding and I wanted it to match her colors. I used lagoon, chocolate, colonial white, and pool party (pool party is SU not CTMH). I used two different sized hole punches to make the confetti and a clear paper protector to cover it. I cut a bunch of different sized flowers with my cricut and stamped them with different background patterns.The swirly pattern is one of the flowers in Hooray Bouquet and the crisscross lines are from You Are... I outlined the letters and the flowers with a clear glitter gel pen and added gems to the middle of the flowers. On the inside of the card I layered the sentiment over a tag/frame image. I think it gives it more depth and ties them together. The congratulations tag/frame is from the Cricut Collection, the "Congratulations" is from Limited Edition, and the little hearts are from Love Life.


Birthday Circus!

 I absolutely, positively, LOVE these papers from Basic Grey! I love the colors and how there is a mix of bold and subtle colors. I chose to highlight more bold colors in this card. (I went with the more subtle colors on a new baby card and box that I made, but I have to wait to post it because I haven't given it away yet.) Anyways, there are two paper packs, (the other one is more girly) and of course I got them both and in both sizes, 6x6 and 12x12.

I made this card for my friend for her birthday. I'm super happy with how it turned out. It kind of has a circus feel and reminds me of the traditional kid party. I used the the Cherish the Day stamp set for the June subway style collage image; the ticket frames, giraffe, patterned lines, and "hello there" are all from Zoology; and the stars and swirls are from Love Life. I used the colors cocoa, juniper, olive, goldrush, tulip, and honey. I also inked all the edges with bamboo. I tied natural hemp through the button and raised it up, along with the stars, using 3D foam tape.