Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome Little Princess

I made this card for my granddaughter who is due to arrive very soon.  In fact, while I am posting this my daughter-in-law called and said that she is being induced this Sunday!  We will be meeting Katy Anne very soon.

The "Welcome" came from the Cindy Loo cartridge on page 74.  The "Little Princess" came from the Cricut Lite Sugar and Spice cartridge.  The little shoes and coat are from Kate's ABCs cartridge, which is an adorable cartridge for little girls.  The shoes are on page 42 and the coat on page 43.  I used little gems and stickles glitter glue for the details since the cuts were so tiny.
The background paper is from a Baby Girl kit by Me & My Big Ideas.

I reversed the papers for the inside and used a Fiskars stamp for the inside sentiment.

Well, I better go start packing!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Birthday Card

I am not really sure if I am thrilled with this card, or not.  I wanted to do a fall themed birthday card with the oranges and fall colors..  The background paper I picked was really pretty, but so much of it is covered, I don't know that it makes a good connection.  It is one of those cards that is better in person than the photo.

I started again with the flower from page of the Sophie cartridge because I liked the previous card so much (  I added some really pretty glitter to the flower.  The photo doesn't show how pretty the glitter is.  And the background paper has some shiny copper accents that do not all show in the photo.

Then I picked the Happy Birthday from page 37 of the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge.  There are several styles of phrasing on this cart, so it's a good one to have.  There are 4 different styles of Happy Birthday on this one cartridge. And they all have shadowing, which I like.

For the inside, I added some green and a strip of the background paper to tie it together.

I think this one is growing on me and I am liking it more and more!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sophie Pink Flower Card

I have been so inspired by the Sophie cartridge!  Here is 4.25 x 5.5 card.  The flower is on page 65.  The paper is from the Black Currant DCWV stack and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

I finished the inside with some more of the paper and a few strips of bling. 
I had a great time making this card. 
Now I am going to flip through the Sophie handbook and see which design I am going to do next!!

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Yellow and silver flower

This card is so pretty in person.  I know the pictures don't do it justice.  I started with the "flower" on page 66 of the Sophie cartridge.  I knew I wanted to use my DCWV Lemon Flower stack. I originally cut the "stem" in green and it just didn't look good, so I switched to the gray and it made all of the difference.

The flower was cut at 3 inches.  I ran the yellow part of the flower through my Zyron and sprinkled it with Stampin' Up's Dazzling Diamonds.  Added the layer and put a "crystal" in the middle.

The oval is cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge from page 32 the Oval2 at 3.25 inches. The yellow layer is cut at 4.5 x 6.5 and the bottom layer is 5 x 7. 

I added the lacy ribbon to finish it off. 

The oval for the inside was from page 45 Label4-s of the Sophie cartridge.  Honestly, I was too lazy to swap out the cartridge (j/k). Plus I wanted a little bigger space for a sentiment, so I used this one instead of repeating the one from the front of the card.

I am really happy with the way this card turned out.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

A couple of quick fun projects

This post is just a couple of things I did playing around with my new Cartridges, Art Philosophy and Sophie (which I finally got this week!).

When I first looked through the Art Philosophy cartridge, this dragonfly caught my eye. This little box is on the same page 24 on the font layer shift feature.  I cut the box at "fit to page" with a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock and it came out at 10.5 inches. The paper is from a DCWV stack that I liked so much that I have used up 2 of them.   Unfortunately, I can't remember the name exactly, but was something like "A Pocket full of Posies".  When assembled the box is 2.75 inches tall.  I then cut the dragonfly and the layer at 2.5 inches and used a pop dot to put one on each side of the box.   Too cute!  Not to mention very easy.

These little flowery note cards are from the Sophie cartridge. The large one is from page 34 and the
smaller one is from page 32, both using the Card 1 feature.

This cartridge has a ton of great card features.  Every page has a couple of different card designs.
I thought these would be great quick note cards.  The larger purple one was cut at 5.25 inches and the little yellow one was cut at 3 inches and would be a great tag for a gift also.

These two cartridges have tons of fun projects on them.  I am sure you will be seeing much more of these in my future posts.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cupcake with a Cherry on Top

All the shapes, including the card were cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge by Creative Memories. This card shape is cut from page 53 at 5.5 inches.  The layer is cut at 5.25 from the tag feature on the same page and the paper is from DCWV's Sweet stack.  The cupcake was cut at 2.5 inches from page 70. I used the coordinating stamp set and stamped only the top of the cupcake with my Versa Mark pad and the embossed it.   I had a clear plastic circle and I added ruby red stickles to the back for the cherry and cut a little piece of brown paper for the stem. 
 The decorative label was cut from page 26 at 1.5 inches.  I used the Happy Birthday from the coordinating stamp set (again) and embossed it onto the label then added it to the chip board that came with the kit.
I ran the ribbon through the holes provided and popped everything up on the card.

For the inside I cut the white with the base cut on page 53 and the pink is the decorative layer on that page.  Both were cut at 4.5 inches. 

Dropping You a Line

A card that I made for my husband's uncle - who loves to fish!

This was a stamp set that I picked up a while ago on clearance at Michaels.  I may have even been a Dollar bin item. 
I stamped it and added stickles to the fish and the bubbles.  I stamped the background with Stampin' Up Dot Dot Dot stamp. 
The little wave is from the Just A Note cartridge on page 50 Layer 1. 

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Birthday Stripe Card

This is what I came up with for a masculine card.  I've had this stripe in my scraps.  I think it is from a DCWV Stack called Grade School.  The card base is cut from Art Philosophy page 63 using the Fit to Page function which turned out to be 5 1/2 inches.  The stripe layer is using the Square 5 shape on the same page and the black border is the Decorative Layer.

The label is from Art Philosophy also on page 25.  I used the basic shape and cut it in 2 sizes with the black one at 2 inches and red one being 1 3/4  inches.
The Happy Birthday is a stamp that I got with my Close to My Heart set.  I stamped it with my versa mark and embossed it.  Then I added a couple of gems in the corners.

For the inside I used the same base cut as I used for the stripe on the front. I cut the black layer at 4 3/4 inches and the stripe layer at 4 1/2 inches.  The white card stock is cut at  3 x 3 1/2 inches.  The stamp is from the same Close to My Heart set.
Simple masculine card.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fun Filled Birthday Card

This started out being a masculine card, but didn't end up that way.  The front is from DCWV Midnight Spell and is a sort of houndstooth pattern.  Then I cut the "Burst" from page 48 of Martha Stewart's All Occasions Cake Art cartridge in yellow, orange, tourquoise and lime in different sizes.  I was originally going to glue the different sizes on the front.   Then I decided I wanted to nest the smaller ones inside the larger ones.  Then I added a gem in the center. But then I had something that looked more  like flowers and needed an additional one to fill the space.  I ended up doing a purple one.

I used my new Close to My Hearts stamps from the Celebration set that came with my Art Philosophy set.  I stamped them with red ink on white card stock then I added a red border.

For the inside I used another pretty Close to My Heart Stamp for the "Happy Birthday".  The balloons were also from the All Occasions Art cartridge on page 39.

So the concensus is that this is too feminine for a male card.  But I love the way it turned out anyway.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)