Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Team Birthday

I have another nephew with a birthday.  He is very sports oriented and I made him this card.

This is a standard A2 (4.25 X 5.5") card.  The paper is from DCWV The Guy Stack.  The stamp and the punch that I used for the white layer are both Stampin' Up and I used Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Ink.   That layer is slightly less than 1.5".  So then I used the Art Philosophy cartridge page 32 for the blue oval for the second layer cut at 1.5".  The third layer is the same oval cut at 1.75 with brown paper.  I popped each layer. I added some brown pearls to finish the front.

This shows how I popped up the layers and finished the inside of the card.

When I showed the card to my hubby, he said "Good idea to use a football".  I didn't realize that I did!!!  Funny, huh?!

Thanks for coming by and ya'll come back soon,
Cindy : )

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Snowman like You

A card for my nephew who will be 19 on his birthday.  I used the Cricut Decals cartridge for my snowman.

My snow buddy is cut at 3.5 inches from page 44. The patterned snowflake paper is cut at 5.25" and placed on a blue 5.5" card base. The snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart punch in different colors and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter from Stampin' Up.  The bird is a little stamp.  The snow drifts were hand cut and inked and then I added some Stickles to the top for sparkle.

For the inside I punched out another snowflake.  "There's snowman like you" is a Close to My Heart stamp from a Sentiments set.  The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from My Pink Stamper's set called Family and Friends.

Thanks for coming by and ya'll come back again soon.

Cindy :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Buttons & Bow Heart

Hello friends,

This is a 4.25 x 5.5 card. The heart is cut from the Cindy Loo cartridge on page 32 at 3.5". The card base, ribbon and buttons are from Paper Trey Ink in a color called Autumn Rose. The patterned paper is from a Colorbok paper pack that my son gave me for Christmas. The tourquoise was from my scraps.

I couldn't decide on the polka dot ribbon or the stitched ribbon.  So I ran a line of tape down the back of the polka dot with my ATG gun and taped them together.

I added the faux stitching lines with my white pen.  I didn't add the stitching until after I had put the card together, so it is not the best (I'm not too good at it to begin with).

For the inside I added a few jewels and a punched out heart.

I made this for the http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/ challenge which was to use Bling, Buttons and Bows.  Normally I am better at Bling than Buttons and/or Bows.  But today the bling got relegated to the inside of the card!

Thanks for coming by and ya'll come back soon,

Cindy : )

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentine Hearts

In August I started going to a stamping group that meets once a month. We each make cards to exchange with each other and every month one person does a "hands on".  My first turn at doing the "hands on" was this month and of course was a Valentine's Day theme.  I took these 2 cards already made and then "kits" for them to make.  I gave them a choice of colors.

I purchased pre-made 5.5" x 5.5" cards in red and purple. Then for the purple card we added a 5.25 x 5.25" layer in a slightly darker purple. Then we took a 5 x 5" dark pink and punched it with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Heart punch and popped it up on the card.  The next layer is a light lavender and I used the Cuttlebug and had embossed it with the Conversation Hearts folder for them. It measures 4" x 4". Then we inked it to make the embossing stand out. The pink heart was from the Sweethearts cartridge on page 71 the shadow cut at 3.5".  I had them run the hearts thru the Zyron and the pink heart was sprinkled with Martha Stewart Tourmaline Tinsel Glitter then popped up on the card.  For the inside the "xoxo" was cut from the Paisley cartridge on page 57 the image and shadow cut at 1.25" and then popped up on a solid rectangle cut at 2" x 5".  And it looks tilted because it is on an Action Wobble and wiggles when you open the card.

For the red card, the measurements are the same, with black for the 5.25" layer, a dark red for the 5' inch layer and a medium pink for the 4" layer.  The heart for the dark red card is from the Paisley cartridge page 61 cut at 3". The dark red glitter is from Beacon.

Except for the pre-made base, all the paper used was by Core'dinations.

The ladies all said that they really enjoyed making the cards.  I hope so.  I sure enjoyed designing them.

Thanks for coming by and ya'll come back soon,

Cindy :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nuts About U

A simple little "squirrely" card.  I am going to post this for a challenge on http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/.  I promised myself that I would try to do more challenges this year, so this is my first.  A couple of my favorite bloggers are designers for this challenge, so even if you don't participate check it out.  You will enjoying looking at the cute squirrels!

This little guy is from Create A Critter.  After I made it, I wished I had put the acorn in front of him as if it were in his little "hands".  This is a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" inch card.  My little squirrel is cut at 3 1/2" and is on page 32.  Layering is easy with this cartridge.  A little black Stickles for the nose and eyes. My little "nut" is cut at 1" and is the accessory feature on the same page. I add some ribbon and a few gems in the corner. 

The phrase on the inside is from the same page also under the Phrase feature.  It is cut at 2 1/4".
I think I am going to send this card to a cousin who is going thru a hard time to let her know I am thinking about her.

This is a simple card, especially for a challenge, but I am happy to be participating.

Thanks for coming by.  Ya'll come back soon!

Cindy :)

Billy's Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my son's birthday.  The paper from DCWV The Guy Stack was inspirational.

This is a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card. The 2nd layer is cut at 4" X 5 1/4".  I used the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge for the tag. I cut the Tag from page 36 at 2" and the Decorative layer (shift feature) also at 2".  The "Happy Birthday" is a stamp from the CTMH Celebrations stamp set.  I have used this stamp MANY times cuz I just LUV it!! I used a couple of  stick on "gems" that look like brads and added it to the card with pop dots then added a ribbon for finishing touches.

Thanks for coming by.  Ya'll come back soon!

Cindy :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hubby birthday card

We did a lot of traveling over the holidays and spent great time with family.  I loved being with my Mom & sister in Vicksburg.  Then spending time with my son, his wife and my new granddaughter in Houston.  It was nice that my other two children were able to come along and have the whole family together.

The first card I always make each year is my Hubby's birthday card.  His birthday is today.
It is harder for me to make cards for my immediate family than others.  I don't really know why. They see all of the other cards that I make and I want them to have something special and want it to be a card that they will love.

As usual I had a difficult time deciding what to do.  I decided on the cute crab from Life is a Beach.  My hubby grew up in Maryland and loves steamed crabs.  I was concerned it may be too "cutesy", but he really loved it.

Life is a Beach is one of my all time favorite cartridges. Probably because I love the beach!
The crab is on page 72.  The wave is the shift image on page 77.   I used a "sandy" colored glitter paper for the background and some "aqua" colored glitter paper for the wave. I hit the tops of the waves with a white ink pad.  I used My Pink Stamper Stamps for the sign.  I inked only the "Have a" on the Have a Happy Birthday stamp in the Everyday Life set. Then the "Crabulous" from the Punnylicious set.  And finished with just "Birthday" from the Have a Happy Birthday stamp. I cut the sign post from a cut in the Old West cartridge and punched the sign part out with a punch.  I just cut a sliver of the sandy glitter paper for a mound of sand around the sign post. 

I still have several more birthday cards to make; one for my oldest son and one for my nephew in January and one for another nephew in the beginning in February.  That's a lot of  "male" cards to have to make at one time!  I also am the one responsible for the "make and take" at my stamping group this month.  Busy, busy, busy... lol!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)