Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday for a Diver

... for a diver

It has become a running joke: my son is begging me to let him dive with sharks.

Not happening on my watch.

So for his birthday, I took him as close as he will ever be to these scary fish.

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I found the picture of the shark on line, printed it and use a silver marker to color it out. I then cut it out and propped it on the card with some dimensionals.

The diver is cut with the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge. I also punch some different sized holes in the blue card stock to imitate the air bubbles..

The algae is also cut with the same cartridge.

Until next time...

Celebrating Your Birthday

,,, your birthday.

Each time I looked at this card, I can almost feel the wind in my face, see the clouds gliding up in the sky, hear the birds singing, the crickets chirping and smell the fragrant spring flowers.

No way this is a static card.

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I used this wonderful stamp from ITTY BITTY called "love" on a blue card stock. I then punched out the big cloud and added a white little cloud on the top right corner. It both gives dimension to the card and allow me to have a space to stamp the sentiment from Sparkle'N Sprinkle.

Both punches are from Fiskars.

I added a piece of big ribbon that I tucked in the opening from the clouds, and I made a free standing blue bow that I stuck on top, to hold the clothe line...

I then let my Copics work their magic!

Until next time...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine's Day Chocolate Holder

Valentine's Day, Chocolate Holder.

Here we go again! A new Valentine's day roll around and we are thinking care package for our girls in College.

This time, we had a crowd to please! So I made simple little square cards with a printed sentiment, stuck a See's candy chocolate heart and drew a stem to this "flower" before adding a piece of baker's twine as a finishing touch.

 It doesn't get simpler than that.

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Until next time.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Red and Black Thank you Cards

Red and Black Thank You Cards.

After participating to the first Craft fair ever, I met a wonderful client, Susan,  who needed thank you cards, but she wanted some special ones.

She asked me to design a few and she chose the two models below.

The cards had to be black and red since her business card and logo were these color.

She also wanted a place on the inside to hold a gift card.

I found that beautiful red linen card stock at, and raided the black section of ribbons at my local Michael's... after all, I had to make 200 cards!

The stamp used on the first one comes from the Thanks a Bunch thank you set from Sparkle'n Sprinkle.

For the second one, I printed the sentiment beforehand, and used a edger from Martha Stewart to make a lacy edge.

Since my client was worried her writing on the inside would show, I lined up the top flap with a red piece of linen.

The black ribbon tied on the red piece of linen on top of the card is very classy.

For the gift card enclosure, I chose to use some vellum, as to not conceal the gift card.

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I really loved working with this client, and I think she was thrilled with the results.

Until next time.