Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sweet Gift Card Holder

Here's a sweet little gift card I made for a friend who is recovering from some major surgery.  I used the My Creative Time Embossed Gift Card Holder with paper from DCWV's The Playtime Stack.  My friend Kim made a super cute pocket card with this stack, which showed me how great it would work for the gift card die!  You end up with a pattern for the outside and kraft for the inside!  My embossed sentiment is from MCT's More Gift Card Sentiments.  Isn't it such a pretty font?

To decorate, I added a strip of pale green cardstock edged with the Martha Stewart Icicles Punch.  The flower stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.  A pretty button on one finished it off.

Here are some of the products I used for this project:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Madness... Imagine That!

It's another My Creative Time "Monday Madness... Imagine That" design team post!  Today Emma has asked us to make a shaped card using our Imagines.  I decided to cache a music pattern from the Vintage Papers cartridge to use with the heart shaped card, cut at 4.2", from All Wrapped Up.  I used The Paper Company's kraft cardstock to give it a different look.  For the little bands, I printed and cut them in red, again using the kraft cardstock.  If you have All Wrapped Up, you'll see that I only used the main layer and the little bands.  I didn't need the other layers for this project.  Click here to see the video I made on how to cache a pattern with your Imagine.

For the flower, I wanted to use the text pattern from Vintage Papers, but I didn't want it to be the teeny size the Imagine would make it to scale with the flowers.  Instead, I cut a 7" square with the text, and then I used that to cut my flower parts at 2.5".  The larger petals are the Heart2 cut on page 14 of the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge.  For the center of the flower, I printed a 4" square on kraft cardstock, using the same red as before.  I then used this to cut Heart1 from page 14, again at 2.5".

Emma asked me to showcase her Classy & Fabulous stamp set today, and I was thrilled to see that the "Cheers!" sentiment fits perfectly into her Teeny Tag Greetings dies.  I cut the layers out of scraps from my previous cuts, to make them match the rest of the card.  Then I just used a little brad to attach it directly to the card.

I just had to show you that even the back of this card looks cute!  Be sure to stop by My Creative Time to see more fun Imagine projects by Emma and the design team!

Products I used for this card:

Friday, January 27, 2012

Birthday Spinner Card

My nephew turned 6 last week, and I thought it would be fun to make an interactive card for him.  I decided to make a spinner card.  The quick video below shows it in action.

This is an A2 size card.  The brown layer is 4" x 5 1/4".  To make the clouds, I printed a pattern from the Cricut Imagine Best Friends cartridge on white cardstock.  I then used my Gypsy to make a 3 3/4" x 5" rectangle with a 3.35" x 0.24" rectangle inside of it.  I cut this twice, once in the cloud paper, and once in the grass paper, which I edged with the Martha Stewart Icicle Punch.

My adorable sentiment and tag are once again from My Creative Time's Teeny Tag Greetings!

The cute little dog is from the Cricut Nate's ABCs cartridge.  He's 2.75", with a 4.18" party hat from Straight From the Nest welded to his head.  I cut the ball, also from Nate's ABCs, at 1.25".  Underneath it is a pop dot and a penny!  To see exactly how to make a spinner card, watch this video from my talented friend Liz, at Liz's Paper Loft!

The products I used for this card:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Get Well Card

A good friend of mine had surgery last week, so I wanted to make a pretty card for her that would brighten her day.  This is a 4 1/4" square card.  The newspaper layer is 3 3/4" square, and it is stitched to a 4" green square.

To make my flower, I used my Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge.  I cut four of Stack2 from page 20 at 3 1/4".  On top of that are four Stack2, cut at 1 3/4".  The green layer is Sunflwr1 from page 17, cut at 2 1/4".

To make my tag, I used My Creative Time's Teeny Tag Greetings Stamp & Die set.  I seriously cannot get enough of these teeny tags!!!