Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's Your Birthday!

My niece is turning eight, and this is the card that I made for her birthday.  I used the Just a Note cartridge that is built into the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition.  The card is cut at 5 1/2", so it fits into an A2 size envelope.  I used Bo-Bunny paper for the card base.

The phrase is also cut at 5 1/2".  To add a little interest, I made a cute button with the Papertrey Ink Buttoned Up #2 die and tied it with some twine.

The interesting thing about the rabbit cut is that it's too big when cut at 5 1/2".  I had to cut it at 5" instead.  To make it's hat and balloon stand out a little more, I stamped them with backgrounds from the My Creative Time Build a Banner Kit.

I cut the card base again in rustic cream cardstock, this time at 5 1/4".  This allowed me to trim it down to add a center panel.  The sweet sentiment is from My Creative Time's Wow!  So Many Candles stamp set.

Here's how it looks all closed up.  I think she'll like it!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Window Thank You Card

Here's another thank you card (I'm in the middle of making a set of them for a friend).  For this one, I used my Silhouette Cameo to create layers with windows in them, so that you can peek through to see the image on the card base.  I didn't make a window on the base itself; the image is stamped on the front of the card base.  To dress up the red layer, I stamped it with the pretty flowers from My Creative Time's Spring Chicken Backgrounds stamp set.

The sentiment is from My Creative Time's More Gift Card Sentiments.  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  As you can see, the embossing powder wanted to stick to the flowers too.  I tried first drying the background flower image with my heat gun and then rubbing a fabric softener over it, but I still had a hard time.  If anybody has some suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

The image inside my window is made from the trees and the bird stamp from Papertrey Ink's Through the Trees.  I used dimensional adhesive to pop the layers up from the card base, giving it more of a window effect.

Here are the products I used for this card:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Madness... Imagine That!

It's time for another "Monday Madness... Imagine That" with My Creative Time!  Today I'm showcasing Emma's So Grateful for You stamp set.  I used the Cricut Imagine All Wrapped Up cartridge for my patterned papers and my little Russian nesting doll.  The doll is cut at 2", using the layers, and I added a little button and some twine for extra detail.  To get the slider action on my card, I used the new Papertrey Ink Movers & Shakers:  Sliders Die Collection.

I love how you see the "thank you" on the front of the card, but when you pull out the slider, it reveals "for everything."

Here's a look at the card without the slider pulled out.  I took my first sewing class this weekend, so I just had to try adding some machine sewn embroidery across the bottom of my card.

The entire My Creative Time So Grateful for You stamp set is shown below.  It's perfect for any occasion and is available at the My Creative Time Store now.  Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see the awesome projects that she and the rest of the design team have to share for you today!

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