Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Happy Birthday to my little sister!   Her big day was yesterday so I made her this cupcake card.  I made a standard square card with some glittery paper.  Then I used a clear stamp set from Hero Arts called "It's a Day for a Cupcake."  I stamped the cupcake liner on blue cardstock and then scored the lines to make them stand out a little bit more. Then I stamped the frosting twice on some pink paper.  I glued the liner down with pop dots and glued one copy of the frosting above it.  Then I cut apart the three layers.  On the bottom layer, I added some Queen & Company Beadifuls with some 3 in 1 glue.  On the middle layer, I colored in the sprinkles with a hot pink marker and I left the top layer alone.  I added these to the card with some pop dots.  Every cupcake needs a topper so I used a bright pink button.  The saying at the bottom is from the same stamp set which I layered over some ribbon.  Don't you want to take a bite?!  Enjoy your Monday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jamie's 40!

 My good friend Jamie turned 40 a few weeks ago.  He and his family are waiting to have his party until I can go back to Wisconsin and visit next weekend.  (Yeah for me!) 
Since his party will be on the beach by the river, I wanted to make some party decorations that were both perfect for the water and perfect for a 40th birthday party.  I used the H2O Cricut cartridge for everything.  I cut out some party decorations including the sun, sand pail, and wooden sign at 11" using Black Tie cardstock.  Then I printed out the saying and backed it with Ruby Slipper cardstock.  The font is Snap ITC.  The smaller suns are cupcake toppers.  I found a circle template for Microsoft Word.  (Let me know if you want this.)  Then I printed out the saying and cut out 2" circles.  I backed these with 2 1/4" circles using the same Cricut cartridge.  Finally, I backed those with some 3" suns.  The stick is a 4" candy stick that I hot glued to the back. These will look great with the sun and the sand.  More pictures to follow!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ahoy Dad!

My dad loves all of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies so I made him a Pirate Father's Day card.  I used a digital stamp from Tiddly Inks. The greatest thing about digital stamps is that you can use them again and again and you can change the size of them.  Just print them like you would print a picture.  After printing him out, I colored the pirate with pencils and then layered some different cardstocks.  In the corners, I used some blue brads along with red metal arrows that I had from a Valentine's Day kit.  The final touch was to stamp "AHOY."  I hope my dad has a great Father's Day and I hope all of your dads do too!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Beach Time

Happy Friday everyone!  Doesn't this heat make you want to jump in the water, any water?  Me too!  This card makes me think of sand and water.  I used a basic white card and embossed a light blue piece of cardstock using the Cuttlebug.  (Thanks Mom for letting me play with this!)  Then I cut out some different shapes using Accent Essentials in different patterned papers.  The girl is Cheeky Beach from the Greeting Farm.  She was colored using my Prismacolor pencils.  After attaching the sun and circle of sand with Cheeky, I knew the left side needed something so I layered two different blue ribbons.  I cut out another circle of the sand paper. Then I used the Tempting Turquoise ink from Stampin' Up with a simple quote that would fit any day.  I gave this as a birthday card.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Royal Challenge - Fairy Tale Fun

Oh to live in a fairy tale! Where good always beats evil and everyone lives happily ever after! The challenge this week was to create a card inspired by a fairy tale or a prince or princess.  Hmm?  A prince?  Edward seems to fit this description, in a very modern way of course!  I made the card from black cardstock by cutting out two 5" crowns from Alphalicious.  There is another strip of black cardstock that I folded in half and glued to each piece to make them into a card.  Edward is colored using Prismacolor pencils.  His crown is some glitter paper cut into a 1" crown from Alphalicious.  I searched the internet for quotes about princes and this is what I came up with, "Every girl wants her Prince Charming."  I printed this on my computer and backed it with more glitter paper.  I attached some black and white ribbon to the front and added everything to the top of the ribbon.  Now, I can just sit and wait for my Prince Charming to knock at my door!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Which One Wednesday - Red

Red is my favorite color so it was an obvious choice for the Which One Wednesday Challenge. The challenge was to make a card using one color.  This turned out to be harder than I thought.  I started with Cheeky Rockabilly because she is so fun and sassy.  She is colored and blended with Prismacolor pencils.  (Notice the shades of red in her hair.)  Then I tried about three different layouts until I found one I wanted to use.  I wanted to add lots of texture since the color was the same. First, I layered two shades of red and I embossed the word, "THANKS" in another shade of red.  I put the embossed word on top of two flowers.  I used pop dots to make the girl stand out.  Then I added the rick rack red ribbon at the bottom.  For an added touch, I placed three red heart brads on the left.  Wouldn't this card be fun as a bright thank you?