Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quick birthday cards

Hi all happy Tuesday, the count down to the Holiday weekend has started!!!  Today I have two quick and simple birthday cards.  My daughter needed two cards for the twins of friends who were turning two, and she needed them in 30 minutes because they were leaving for the party.  Gotta love it!!  I used the Birthday Bash cartridge and cut the card feature at 6", which made a 3 x 3 card.  The bird was cut at 3 1/2", along with the balloon, I didn't cut the string but used a piece of twine instead and placed it on an Action Wobble.  I added googly eyes because little kids always love them. The "2" was cut at 1 1/2 ".
The seal was cut at 3 1/2".  At this size the eyes,nose and mouth didn't cut well, so I used googly eyes and drew the mouth and nose in.  I used coordinating paper from the Birthday Extravaganza paperstack by The Paper Studio, along with the candles for the second card.  I simply trimmed out two candles and layered them behind the number 2.  I just alternated the two patterns to give the cards a uniform but separate look.

Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Father's Day shirt cards

Hi all, thanks for stopping by.  I haven't been as crafty lately probably because of the great summer weather!!  Well I do have a couple projects over the next couple days to share though, so please stop by tomorrow too!

When my daughter said she needed to make father's day cards and had seen a really cute shirt card online while browsing at work I knew exactly which card she meant.  The faux (?) origami shirt card that Mary at cardzTV had made.  It was absolutely adorable.  So I logged onto her blog and watched the video.  She was very detailed and the shirt folded easy, the very first time!.  We made three of these cards in less then an hour!  They are all basically the same pattern with different papers to reflect each guy's personality.  Make sure you stop by Mary's blog and catch her tutorial because this little shirt could be used for so many things!!

thanks for looking and happy scrapping!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cardz TV Challenge

Mary at Cardztv is having a challenge this week to create a beach theme father's day item.  Because I needed a card for my father-in-law anyway I decided to make a card.  I really liked Mary's lighthouse design and because my father-in-law collected lighthouses the design was perfect.  I used Life is a Beach and cut the lighthouse at 4 1/2".  I really didn't like the way the lighthouse cut and the image didn't have a shadow so I used my Gypsy and hid all the center cuts and used it as a base to attach the lighthouse and to make it sturdier because it would be popped up.

I also love this ribbon folding technique I learned from the Denami Stamps site, so I used blue ribbon to make the waves that are sitting just behind the faux sand.  The sand was created by simply ripping the tops of two pieces of tan paper, inking them a little darker and layering them on top of each other.  I have also created sand by using actual sand that is mixed with a glue for scrapbook pages, but it would have been to heavy for a card, so I stuck with the faux sand. 

The base of the card is white. To get the cloud look I used a dabber from Tim Holz, dampened it and using a light teal ink I gently patted the top half of the card for the cloudy sky look.

I finished off the lighthouse with some black and yellow stickles and (to quote my grandson) Voila!  Here is the final product.....

The sentiment was typed in Word and then punched out with an EK Success punch. It is also pop dotted to keep the dimension even.

Easy technique and can be used on any width of ribbon. Depending on how close you lay the ribbon will give you a different 'wave'. 
Thanks for looking and happy scrappin!!
Here is a birthday card I made using Birthday Bash, the Polka Dots embossing folder and scraps from my scrap box.

The banner is cut from Birthday Bash.  It is on page 39.  I cut the little bird off the top.  The bird is adorable but I didn't want him for this card.  I used my Gypsy and made each pennant about 1 1/2" wide.  Because the banner is one piece I had to cut it four times and then cut the pennants apart.

I emobssed the white background with the Polka Dots folder and used shades of green and orange to stamp the sentiment.  The little buttons are probably from Spare Parts, but I had already taken them out of the packaging a long time ago so I can't really say for sure. I used the extra pennant pieces to decorate the envelope.

I had seen a card like this on the Splitcoast stampers site and thought it was adorable.

thanks for looking and happy scrappin!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spinner Card

Here is a spinner card I made for my grandson's 5th birthday.  Being overly obsessed with sharks I knew I had to make him a card with a shark on it and this spinner card was the perfect choice.  I knew he would only be interested in the moving shark so that is the only detail I put on the card.  I used Birthday Bash to cut the shark and the "5".  He loved the card and we made up games with the rolling shark, who could get it to stop 1/2 way, upside down, etc.  !!

Thanks for looking and happy scrappin!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Simple birthday card

Here is a very simple birthday card made for my grandson's birthday.  The mouse present was cut from Birthday Bash at 4 inches.  The background paper is from The paper studio Birthday Extravanganza paper stack. 

Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!!