Monday, September 5, 2016

Really?? Has it been since March???

I really don't know how time gets away from me!! I'm so far behind in my postings! Let's start with another birthday card I did for my oldest grand daughter's 10th birthday.




 This started out just being a card, then it just kept growing and growing until I ended up with a card in a box!

I first made the card that was suppose to fold up in the center into a card, but then I added trees and and a number 10 using the Large Number Framelits and then I couldn't get the card to fold up so I ended up make it more like a panorama view, thus the box to put it in!! :)




I used the Neutrals Designer Series Paper and Basic Gray and Whisper White cardstock to build the box. I closed in one end of the box with a Window Sheet. The elephant was made from Smoky Slate using the Playful Pals stamps.The tag was made from the Number of Years stamp and the coordinating framelits.




  The trees were made using Chocolate Chip cardstock
that I cut to make the trunks with a curve in them.
Next I covered the trunks with more Chocolate Chip
cardstock and punched several Pansies from the Chocolate Chip cardstock and layered and trimmed them along the trunk to give the texture of a palm tree. The leaves were punched from Wild Wasabi cardstock using the Flower Fair Framelits.  The "10" was made from Go Wild DSP (retired) using the Large Number Framelits. The grass was made using the Wild Wasabi cardstock and the Pyramid Pals Thinlits. Clouds were made using Whisper White cardstock and the Tree Builder punch.The banner was made from some retired punches.









Closeup of the banner and tree trunk.




Saturday, March 19, 2016

7th Birthday Cards

Hard to believe the twins turned 7!
The girls love cards with movement and so I had to put my thinking cap on for this card because their theme was gummy bears, do you know how hard it is to come up with gummy bears?

First I dug out my Sizzix card base Pop 'n Cuts Die (retired) and cut one in Real Red and one in Pacific Point. 

I next cut a strip of paper that was the same length as the card and ¼" shorter in width than the card from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper. Trim the DSP so it doesn't cover the edge of the base where the card attaches. Round the edges with the Project Life Corner punch.



I used the Ovals Collection Framelits on Whisper White Cardstock and the blue or red cardstock to make the front of the card. Used the Number Of Years bundle set to make the seven and banner. For their names I used Basic Black cardstock and the Little Letters Thinlits.



I also cut a strip from the DSP for the inside of the card. 

Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, I took a piece of cardstock that was about 6" long and the same width of the card. Score every ½" making an accordion strip with about 4 folds, trim excess cardstock. Fold card base in half, attach accordion strip then score the card so it will fold at the edge of the accordion strip so the card closes properly. You should have about a 1"fold.

Trim the DSP paper and round the edges.








I found some bear pictures on the internet and printed and trimmed them out. I also went through my many birthday stamps and made little embellishments to add to the accordion strip with a strip of window sheets varying the height of each embellishment. I also used the new Party Pop-Up Thinlits Die for the Happy Birthday piece and added Silver Glimmer Paper on the candles.








Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Card In A Box

My daughter will be celebrating her 40th birthday on the 12th and I wanted to make a special card for her and the Card In A Box was the perfect choice!


The new Large Number Framelits Die made the perfect focal point with the "40" out of the silver glimmer paper. Then I filled it with balloons from the Balloon Bouquet Punch.

I used the It's My Party Designer Series Paper to decorate the box.


Very festive don't you think?




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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bloomin Heart

StampinUp's new Occasions Catalog features the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies. I just love love this new die!! It's so versatile and makes the most delicate cards.



On this card and the second card, I used the Shimmery cardstock for the heart. I used  Red Glimmer paper for the flowers that are included in the Bloomin Heart die.


On this one I used black glimmer paper for the flowers, which I'm sorry to say has been retired.


On this card I used the Red cardstock on the heart and the Shimmery White on the flowers. The card stock used behind the hearts are from the Call me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper.



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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thankful for you Gift box

Today I'm posting a gift box I made for the aides that take care of my Mom at a assisted living facility. They work so hard and I try to show our gratitude for care and love they give to her. They can put a smile on her face every time they enter her room.
This was their Thanksgiving gift. 




I got the idea from Susan Itell's blog Simple Stampin. She has the cutest ideas so make sure you check out her blog!

The box was made with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits. I love this box. It makes a cute gift box and it's not so big it breaks the bank to fill it up! Especially when I made 30 of them! They are also so quick and easy to make!! 


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lego Birthday Card


Lego birthday party means a Lego birthday card.

My grand daughter loves Legos and this was her request as the theme of her 9th birthday, of course that means a Lego birthday card and she loves cards with movement so I thought the "explosion box" would be perfect for her, especially with a tea light cake in the center!









First came decorating each side of the card. I had this Lego paper that I bought years ago for that scrapbook I never got around to making! The box is made from black cardstock and trimmed in the Lego paper. The little Legos on top are made from cardstock. I just miniaturized a box pattern and punched 6 circles with the ¼ handheld punch  from matching cardstock to make the little dots on top of the box.









The mat behind the 9 and all the elements on the box is punched from silver glimmer paper with the now retired Apothecary Accent framelits.















Cupcake was made using the Cupcake Builder punch and the banner was stamped with the retired Best Of Birthdays set and the Bitty Banners Framelits.




















The balloons were made with a generic balloon punch and I added gold thread for the strings.











This shows the box/card when it's open. The cake is made from a tea light and the banner poles are made with skewers and wood beads that I painted black. The banner is made from the retired Little Labels Punch Pack, folded over the string and circle alphabet stickers for her name and age.
 








I punched out small flowers  and leaves to decorate the cake and wrapped the cake with some now retired Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper.






Sorry for all the retired products but I think all of these items can be substituted with currant products, you just need to think outside the box!



 
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