Tuesday, February 28, 2012

JRC_067 JustRite Friday Challenge 067: Birthday Bash

This is the card I am submitting to the JustRite Friday Challenge:  Birthday Bash.  The requirements were to make a birthday card using a JustRite stamp set.  I used the Just A Note set.

The actual card was made using the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge and my Gypsy.  Each layer was cut twice and sandwiched with foam tape.  The flame on the candle was covered with yellow Stickles.  The sentiment medallion was made using paper punches and Nestabilities.  I colored the stars in with a Copic marker and then applied Diamond Glaze to give it a little more dimension.  I finished it off with a simple bow made with Baker's Twine.

Stamps:  JustRite-Just A Note
Ink:  Stamps By Judith
Paper:  Bazzill, Wasau
Misc:  Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge, Nestabilities, Copics, Diamond Glaze, baker's twine, foam tape, white gel pen, Stickles

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

MFTWSC60-Begin Each Day With A Smile

I am participating in the Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at My Favorite Things this week.  You can check it out here.  Here is the sketch:

I used one of my favorite sets, Begin Each Day.  The paper is from the Echo Park This & That Collection.  My little girl's dress is paper pieced while the rest of her was colored with Copics.  I added a few of my crocheted flowers with some homemade buttons using the Papertrey Ink Button Dies and leaves made from the Beautiful Blooms Die Collection.  The butterflies were made from a Martha Stewart paper punch.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Begin Each Day
Ink:  Memento
Paper:  Wasau, Echo Park
Misc:  Butterfly punch, pearls, crochet flowers, DMC floss, pop up dots, Copics, Nestabilities, My Favorite Things Scallop Die, Papertrey Ink Button Die and Beautiful Blooms Die

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder

This is the birthday card I made for my brother.  He spent his 50th birthday surfing in Hawaii!  Life is rough for him!

With tax season in full swing, I thought he might need a few extra coffees to keep him up during those late nights.  I decided to make him a gift card holder for a Starbucks gift card.  I used the Love You A Latte Cricut Cartridge to cut out the coffee cup.  Each layer is cut twice and sandwiched with foam tape.

I used Sizzix Originals Cupcake and Ice Cream Die, again, to make cupcake.  I also cut it twice and sandwiched with foam tape.  The candle is cut free hand and the flame is a leaf paper punch.  I added Diamond Glaze to the flame and sprinkles.  I made a little tag and stamped the sentiment using Papertrey Ink's Limitless Labels stamp set.  The circles are cut using Nestabilities.  I ran the belly band through the crimper.

I attached the front and the back of the card with a large brad.  The card swings open to reveal the gift card.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Limitless Labels
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, Recollections
Misc:  Cricut Love You A Latte Cartridge, Sizzix Originals Cupcake & Ice Cream Die, Nestabilities, foam tape, large brad, Diamond Glaze, DMC floss, leaf paper punch, paper crimper

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

50th Birthday Easel Card

I needed to make a 50th birthday card for a special someone.  I have always found it difficult to make masculine cards, I like to add flowers, bows, and bling too much!  So, I decided to try making an easel card.  This is my first attempt using the tutorial on Splitcoast, which can be found here.  It was actually pretty simple, I watched the video, and it made total sense!

The cupcakes were cut using the Sizzix Original Cupcake & Ice Cream Die.    I cut each cupcake out twice and sandwiched them foam tape to give them extra dimension.  The candles were cut using the Sweet Treat Cricut Cartridge.  I added some gold Stickles to flames.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites #1 stamp set.  I couldn't resist adding a little embellishment, so I threaded some buttons with DMC floss and adhered them to the card.

Stamp:  Papertrey Ink-Think Big Favorites #1
Ink:  Stamps By Judith
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Bazzill
Misc:  My Favorite Things Scallop Die-Namics, buttons, DMC floss, Stickles, pop up dots, Sizzix Original Cupcake & Ice Cream Die, Cricut, Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge, Scor-Tape, Scor Buddy

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Hugs & Kisses

I realized that I forgot to post this Valentine last week.  But, I think that this card could be used for any occasion for that special someone.

I used the Hero Arts, My Type stamp set to stamp the typewriter.  Then, I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set, Limitless Labels to stamp the sentiment and the hearts.  You can't see in the photo, but I added a little diamond glaze to the hearts.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Limitless Labels and Hero Arts-My Type
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Bo Bunny, Wasau, unknown black polka dot paper
Misc:  Doily, heart brads, Diamond Glaze, pop up dots

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dave!

My nephew, Dave, celebrated his 20th birthday last week while I was in the hospital.  I've been working on his card for a week now, it was definitely a labor of love! 

To make my Captain Hook card, I used the Disney Classics Cricut cartridge.  It is very big card, about 12 inches high and 10 1/2 inches wide.  First I tried to make it on my Gypsy, but I was having problems figuring out how to weld it, then I just cut all the pieces out the regular way on the Cricut.  But, then the pieces were too small and they shred.  So, I then I thought to change the blade, but after wasting a piece of cardstock and nothing was cutting, just shredding, it dawned on me that the blade was in upside down!  Eventually I got it all set, and cut everything twice, layered it with foam tape and adhered it to my card.  The cupcake was cut using the Sizzix Originals Cupcake & Ice Cream Die.

Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections, Colorbok
Ink:  Tim Holtz, Colorbox
Misc:  Foam tape, Cricut Disney Classics Cartridge, Reminisce Glitter Alphabet, large black brad, Sizzix Originals Cupcake & Ice Cream Die

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy "Heart" Day

Here are a few cards I made for two my friends for Valentine's Day.  As with many of my creations, I got the inspiration from Michelle Wooderson's blog, Mish Mash.  I covered a wooden chipboard heart with some buttons and used one of my button wreaths. 

I also used the Sizzix Pillow Box Die and made a box that held three Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Hearts.  But, I forgot to take a picture of them!  They were really cute.  I used the Heart Nestabilities and a piece of clear acetate in the front of the box.  You could see the candy through the "heart window".

I packaged the cards and pillow boxes in a medium glassine bag.  I made a simple tag with some buttons, baker's twine, and paper punched hearts.  The tags are attached with some heart shaped paperclips.

Stamps:  JoAnn Fabric-Alphabet, Craft Smart-Happy "heart" Day
Ink:  Colorbox, Versafine
Paper:  Crate Paper, Recollections, Wasau
Misc:  Heart shaped paperclips, baker's twine, heart corner punch, heart paper punch, buttons, Martha Stewart doily and tag, pop up dots, Nestabilities, Sizzix Pillow Box die, clear acetate

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Crocheted Heart Valentines

I am totally addicted to making these little crocheted hearts.  They make up so quick and they are super easy.  I found the pattern here at Little Birdie Secrets.

To make these Valentines, I stamped the stem from Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion #1.  The sentiment is from a Craft Smart $1 stamp I bought at Michaels last year.  I glued the hearts on with some tacky white glue.  A little ribbon was wrapped around the top of the card, a bow with a button center completed my card.  By changing the sentiment, you could use this card for any occasion.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Flower Fusion #1
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Paper:  Wasau
Misc:  Ribbon, button, crocheted hearts

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Button Heart Valentine

I wish you could see this card in person, it's so much nicer than the picture.  I took a bunch of pictures, but none of them came out really good! 

I fell in loved with all of the button wreaths that where on the web during the Christmas holiday season.  Like everyone else, I have a huge button collection, so when I received some little wooden heart frames in one of the My Favorite Things VIP package, and I got an idea.  Using the little frames as a base, I glued buttons all around to make a heart button wreath.  I've been using a lot of my Papertrey Ink goodies lately, and thought the wreath would be perfect with Button Boutique stamp set.

I stamped the button card with the border.  The header was stamped, then cut out, and attached with pop up dots.  I added a little Martha Stewart doily and then glued the heart wreath on.  I made a button using matching paper, a piece of an empty cereal box, and the Papertrey Ink Button Die.  The red heart doily is from Party City.  For the sentiment, I cut out a Double Ended Banners Die and then glued on some alphabet beads.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Button Boutique
Paper:  Bazzill, Unknown Designer Paper
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Alphabet buttons, baker's twine, red heart doily, Martha Stewart doily, pop up dots,  Papertrey Ink Dies-Double Ended Banner, Button Card, Buttons

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Hearts

This is another one of the cards I made at my sister's house on Sunday.  I wanted to post it earlier this week, but I ended being admitted to the hospital.  I got home last night, so better late than never.

I found this super sweet Jilli Bean Soup paper at Violettes a few weeks ago.  I absolutely love it and thought it would make some perfect valentines.  I cut a scallop border strip with the My Favorite Things  Scallop Border Die and inked the edges with some white ink.  The hearts were cut using Nestabilities.  The edge of the larger heart was inked as well, just to give it a little extra dimension. 

The button was made using the Papertrey Ink Button Die and an empty cereal box.  I cut make a "chipboard" like embellishment by cutting four buttons out of the cereal box, gluing them together with a glue stick, and then I glued the button shape that I cut out of the patterned paper on top.  I tied a bow with some pearl cotton, and it was done!  The heart was attached with a pop up dot.

Paper:  Jilli Bean Soup Hearty Barley and Canola  Oil, Recollections
Ink:  Colorbox
Misc:  My Favorite Things Scallop Border Die, Heart Nestabilities, cereal box, Papertrey Ink Button Die

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Monday, February 6, 2012

You Make Life Fun!

This is one of the cards I made during our Superbowl/Craft-A-Palooza Party we had yesterday.  I just have one thing to say about the game.....bummer.  Oh well, what is a girl to do?  But, we had a great time.

I used several Papertrey Ink goodies on this card.  The Double Ended Pendant Die and the Handwritten Notes Stamp Set were used for the sentiment.  I used one of my crocheted flowers, a button, some pink baker's twine and the Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die to make the embellishment.  I cut the scalloped circle with the Nestabilitities and attached it to a doily. 

Laura and I spent the day crafting, she had a table set up for each of us right in front of the tv.  This is what it looked liked before I started:

By, halftime, it was covered and I was sitting on the floor using the Big Shot because I ran out of room on my table!  We ate some good food, my nephew Joe made some of his famous ribs.  For all of you Anchorman fans out there, I had ribs for lunch!  Cupcakes, brownies, nachos, english muffin crab appetizers, homemade mac-n-cheese, little smokies....I'm still stuffed!

I am looking at my pictures, and realized the only group shot I got is me with Chloe.  She is the momma cat to Wally, Tedy, Tessie, Bruce and Jilly Boo.  Unfortunately, it's not the most flattering shot of her, as sometimes happens when you have babies, your "you know whats" sag a little!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blooming Button Bits Valentines

I saw these super cute party invitations that Danielle Flanders made on her blog.  I wanted to do something similar for Valentines for my Mom's knitting group.  You can see Danielle's post here on her blog.

I stamped the stems onto the glassine bag.  I punched out some little hearts then stamped sentiments from Friendship Jar Spring Fillers onto the hearts.  The hearts are attached with pop up dots.  A few paper punched butterflies with some rhinestones were added to completed the bag.

For the inside of the Valentine, I inked the edges of a piece of cardstock and added some baby ric rack trim.  The sentiment is also from the Friendship Jar Spring Fillers set.  The best part of the Valentine is the Reeses Peanut Butter Heart that I attached on to it!  I just slipped it into the the little bag, punched a few holes and tied it with some pretty pink seam binding.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Blooming Button Bits and Friendship Jar Spring Filler
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Misc:  Glassine bags, butterfly punch, heart punch, seam binding, rhinestones, pop up dots, ric rack, Crop-A-Dile, Reeses Peanut Butter Hearts

I made 13 and they are already to go to knitting group.  I am actually going to the group with Mom next week.  My sister and I are having a Superbowl/Craft-A-Palooza on Sunday!  We are going to watch the World's Greatest Football Team aka the New England Patriots play and craft.  It's going to be wicked awesome!  Then, I'm going to stay over and go to group with my Mom.

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