Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunny Birthday Wishes

 Here's a birthday card I made for my friend Lisa. We're expecting another huge winter storm this week, so I thought a bright and cheerful card would be a good idea!

This is a 5.25" x 5.25" square card. The cute smiley sun is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge, cut at 4.25" and layered with pop dots. I added some doodling and embossed the sunglasses with UTEE.

The patterned papers are from the Cosmo Cricket 'Earth Love' stack and the 'sunny wishes' letters are Thickers from American Crafts. The inside sentiment is computer generated.  Thanks for stopping by ...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nate's ABCs Anniversary Card

 Nate's ABCs is my new favorite cartridge and I can't wait to get my hands on Kate's ABCs. I chose the Quail, cut at 4.25" for this anniversary card, inked the edges and 'pop dotted' the wing.
To dress it up a bit, I added some twine, prima flowers and stick pins.
And here's a peek at the inside. My sentiments are stamps from Verve. Hope you like this one ... thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Going Buggy Challenge Card

Have you heard, Enfys had a big party on her blog last week. Lots of fun things to do and prizes, too. It's not too late to join in ... just click on the link at the top of my sidebar.
On day one, Enfys challenged us to Go Buggy and create a card with a bug on it. This is what I came up with. For my card, I chose one of my all-time favorite cuts from the Wild Card cartridge. I cut four of the petal layers and four of the leaves, inked the edges with Distress Ink and curled the petals.  I attached all the layers using clear Zot Dots to add some dimension. For the center of my flower, I cut a circle from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, embossed it with my Cuttlebug and then inked it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

Now, for my bugs, I chose the Ladybug cut from the 'Just Because' Cards cartridge. I inked the bodies with a bit of shimmer paint and embossed the wings with UTEE. I think that makes them look at a little more realistic and not so flat. I also added some self-adhesive pearls to the Ladybugs and the card base.

Here's a side view to show the dimension of the layers ...

and a peek at the inside. The sentiment is a stamp from My Pink Stamper's Fruit & Veggie Puns set and all the papers are from Stampin' Up. I had a lot of fun "Going Buggy" at Enfys' blog party ... hope you do, too!

Entered in the following challenges:
Going Buggy Blog Party - Add a Bug
2 Sisters - Flowers
Fairy Tale - Flowers
Stamp Insanity - Let it All Hang Out
MelJen's Designs - Square or Round
Pile it On - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baby Shower Gift Tags

My daughter and I went to a baby shower on Sunday. We took gifts for the mom, dad and new baby ... so I made tags for each. The tags were made using Tag, Bag, Boxes & More.
The 'for' is from Cake Basics, sized and welding using my Gypsy. The 'mom' and 'dad' cuts are from Beyond Birthdays.
 The 'baby' cut is from Gypsy Wandering.
The papers and card stock are from Stampin' Up. I added a little doodling and self-adhesive pearls and gems. Quick and easy!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Stacey's Happy Birthday Smiley Cake Card

This is a card I made for my daughter's birthday. Isn't that a happy face? It's from the Smiley Cards Cricuit cartridge.
I used my Gypsy to weld two of the base images together to create a shaped card and sized the layers to fit. I ran the 'frosting' and candle 'flames' through my Xyron and then glittered them with Martha Stewart glitter. The cheeks and cake plate were embossed with UTEE.
I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to make a gift card holder and the sentiment is computer generated. We both started diets on January 1st, so I thought the sentiment was appropriate!!
If you'd like the Gypsy file for this ... click here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge Card


 Thought I'd try the My Pink Stamper Blog Hop challenge ... if you'd like to try too, click here.
This is from the Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge. I used my Gypsy to weld two labels together to create the card base, then sized and cut the layers to fit. I ran the scalloped layer through my Xyron and glittered it with Martha Stewart glitter. The heart is stamped with a sentiment from My Pink Stamper's "Family and Friends" set, then embossed with UTEE. I love how this turned out ... hope you like it, too!
If you'd like the Gypsy file, click here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Beer Gift Card Holder















My nephew asked me to make a gift card holder for a card he was giving to his dad. I got my inspiration for this card holder here ... thanks, Enfys! To create the shape, I used my Gypsy to weld an oval shape from George and Basic Shapes to the top of the mug from Gypsy Wanderings. I also used my Gypsy to hide the details on the mug. I then cut the mug four times: once from cream card stock, once from gold card stock, once from vellum and once (flipped) from patterned paper. I clipped the handle from the gold card stock and then layered them all together. The foam was created with Tulip Puff Paint. I added a computer generated sentiment and a pocket, from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, for the gift card. It's not quite as I had pictured it in my head ... but I think it works!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Cards 2010


Here are few of the cards I made for Christmas 2010:


Just Because Cards
Peachy Keen Stamps
Tulip Puff Paint
DCVW Paper
PaperTrey Ink Card Stock
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Pearls and Ribbon


Winter Frolic
DCVW Paper
Stampin' Up Card Stock
PaperTrey Ink Card Stock
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Martha Stewart Glitter











Winter Frolic
DCVW Paper
Stampin' Up Card Stock
Cuttlebug Scrollwork Folder
Distress Ink
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Martha Stewart Glitter
Ribbon inked with Distress Ink and Shimmer Paint