Thursday, June 7, 2012

Father's Day Card for a Diver

 Father's Day Card...
... for a Diver.

Yes, we have one of those in our home! 

Since I made a Birthday Card for my son (cf post 210) with a diver, and a shark, I already had an idea of what I wanted to do.

Pretty much the same, minus the shark... 

I run a blue card stock through my cuttlebug in a Bubble Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and added a piece of torn vellum to make the sky.

The Papertrey ink sentiment is printed on a cloud made with a Fiskars cloud punch.

I added some 3D paint to make the bubbles.


Until next time....

Happy Birthday with a Piano

Happy Birthday...
... with a Piano.

When comes the end of June, I am putting on my thinking cap to come up with an idea of a Piano Birthday Card. Why? Our Piano Teacher Rosemarie's birthday is coming up.

(Check out post #43 and #254 for earlier pop up piano cards.)

This year, I am trying myself at another kind and since my uncle's birthday (Claude Cohen, the very famous pianist of the Puente Romano, Marbella)  is coming up, I made this card in double.

Check it out:


Another view of it half open: it does look like a Baby Grand, doesn't it?

I made it an A2 card: I folded in two a black card stock 8 1/4 in  by 5 1/2 in, and cut out free hand the shape of a piano on each side.

I then cut the top part at 1 1/4 in of the edge, as to mimic a lid.

The bottom part of the "lid" is then glue down but I scored and folded it at 1/2 in to make a Music desk that hold the simile sheet music up.

I then added a printed keyboard on top.

I found that wonderful LD Music font for the words and added a few notes from another font called Tone Deaf BB, both free on the internet.

On the inside, i added a white lining to write a personal message.

I think Rosemarie is going to like it...

Until next time!

Saturday, June 2, 2012



After the tons of Graduation cards I made in the past few weeks, I still was looking for the perfect one for my daughter graduating from Davis on the 15th of this month.

I wanted something that would reflect her personality.

She is... like a flower.

So I put 4 of them, one for each year she was away in Davis, stamped with a Stamp Craft stamp, and colored the heart of the flower with a Copic Marker.


I then added a piece of Simplicity Class of 2012 silver Ribbon at the edge of the three windows.

The diploma is from Sparkle'n Sprinkle, the cap is a Michael's $1 stamp.

Congrats! is a Vap! Scrap stamp. I attached it to the top part of the card so when you open it, it reveals the UC Davis gold seal: I had some leftover from her graduation announcements... which makes me wonder where I messed up and not put those stickers.

Here is a close up:

A view of the inside: I just added a yellow card stock to remind of the yellow hearts of the flowers.

Here is another version of the same card, I replaced the yellow card stock by a silver one, and used a "stars' stamps from Anita's and a Congratulations sentiment from Stampin'up.

I couldn't resist but adding the "You're the Star of the Show! (from Annette Aden Watkins) on the inside flap.

Until next time...