Monday, March 30, 2015

Here's to You! 21st Birthday card


It is so hard to believe that my niece is going to be 21 years old. I remember the day I got the call from my brother telling me she was born. A lot has happened in those 21 years. All I can do is hope and pray that her life is filled with many blessings and she continues to become more of the wonderful woman she already is.

So I created this fun 21st birthday card. I knew immediately that I wanted to use the Wild Card Cricut cartridge simply for the champagne bottle card. I was though very intimidated by this cartridge, manly because I just didn't understand how to figure out the size. I did a little research on pinterest and found great tutorials and then I just jumped right in and this is what I came up with.

 
I created the look of the champagne exploding by using rhinestones


I gave this piece some dimension with some foam squares
 


Here I cut and layered 6 pieces of kraft cardstock and 1 piece of cork pattern paper to make this look like a realistic cork.
 


This is what I did with the inside. I put some repositionable glue on the back of the bottle so when it is closed it will actually stay closed. 
 



I used these items to create my Here's to You! 21st Birthday card:
  • Wild Card Cricut cartridge - champagne bottle card cut and all coordinating cuts @ 6 inches
  • Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge - 21
  • Glossy Accents - on the bottle
  • Stampin' Up rhinestones - to appear as the champagne exploding from the bottle
  •  Cardztv Stamps - "Good Times" stamp set - on the bottle and the inside
  • Foam squares - behind the 21
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
I am so please with the way this card turned out and I am finally not intimidated by the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Here's to You! 21st Birthday card

Friday, March 27, 2015

He is Risen Easter Card


I can't believe it, Easter is just a little over a week away. I didn't even have time to decorate because the holiday is so early this year and my Mom spent some time in the hospital earlier this month...plus, my oldest daughter turned 13 on the 7th. Then on St. Patrick's Day I had to take my youngest daughter to the ER to get 4 stitches under her eyebrow because she tripped in the grocery store parking lot and face planted onto the back of a shopping cart. So needless to say I didn't get to do the fun stuff I normally do for Easter. I did though just finish an Easter card that I have been wanting do for a very long time. I hope you enjoy it.




I used these items to create my He is Risen Easter Card:
  • Inspired Heart Cricut Lite cartridge - title and die cut
  • Stickles
  • purple ribbon
  • foam squares - behind image
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my He is Risen Easter card.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Minnie Mouse 4th Birthday Shape card

 
  
Today a very special girl turned 4 years old and yesterday she had a Minnie Mouse party so I, of course, had to create a Minnie Mouse card. I decided to make the #4 into a shape card and add on this adorable Minnie dressed in pretty pink and white polka-dots. I also used some brand spankin' new clear stamps called "Good Times" from CardzTV, which I won from a challenge I participated in. I used the simple sentiment "Happy Birthday" on front and "May all your birthday wishes come true" on the inside of the card. I added a little shine and dimension to Minnie shoes by applying some glossy accent to them. I also added some dimensional foam to the back of Minnie before adding her to the front of the 4, to make her pop a little bit. 
 

 

I used these items to create my Minnie Mouse 4th Birthday Shape card:
  • Nate's ABCs Cricut cartridge - 4
  • Mickey and Friends Disney Cricut cartridge - Minnie
  • CardzTV "Good Times" clear stamp set - sentiment on front and on inside card 
  • Glossy Accents - on Minnie's shoes
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
I am super excited how this card turned out and I hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Minnie Mouse 4th Birthday Shape card.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Milk and Cookies Birthday Party Invitations


I can't believe it, my 1st born is turning 13 next month. Thank God she is nothing like me, she's a good girl.  So when I asked her what theme she wanted for her birthday she said cookies. Well you can't have cookies without milk so we are having a Milk and Cookies Birthday Party, plus a girls sleepover.





I used these items to create my Milk and Cookies Birthday Party Invitations:
  • "Just Because" Cards Cricut cartridge - milk bottle
  • Sesame Street Friends Cricut cartridge - cookies
  • Recollections RSVP Clear Stamps Set - "you're invited!" and event information on the inside
  • Brown ink
  • Packaging twine
  • Eyelets
  • Foam squares - to give the cookies some dimension
I am entering my Milk and Cookies Birthday Party Invitations in the following challenges:

I am so pleased with the way these turned out and I hope you like them too. Thank you for checking out my Milk and Cookies Birthday Party Invitations...BTW, I made 10 of these.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Owl be Yours Pop Up Box card



This morning I bring to you a cute little pop-up box card I made for my mother-in-law from my girls for Valentine's day. My mother-in-law loves owls so I knew I just had to use the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge for this darling owl.

 
 
Here's a look at the front again and the back:
 




I used these items to create my Owl be Yours Pop Up Box card:
  • Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge - owl, "Owl be Yours", cupcake, and "Love"
  • Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge - heart border
  • George and Basic Shapes - hearts on the sides and back
  • Red stickels
  • Pink brads - on the cupcake
  • White gel pen - on the cupcake
I will be entering my Owl be Yours Pop Up Box card in the following challenges:

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pooh Angel card

 
I am sharing with you today a special card I made for a very dear friend. In July of last year my friend announced that she was pregnant with her 3rd child.  I was so excited for her to be pregnant. I wanted to help in any way, so I had asked if she had any ideas of what theme, if any, she was thinking of for the baby. She was going to go with a Pooh theme. Her other children were associated with Piglet and Tigger so Pooh was next. We were sharing pictures back and forth of Pooh bedding...then she chose one and bought it. Then just days after her 10 week check up she sadly miscarried the baby. She has since been dealing with the loss of what she thought was a baby girl.
 
Since I too know what it is like to loss a baby, one due to a complete placental abruption and another baby to a miscarriage...I also know what it is like when birthdays, due dates, holidays, anniversaries and any other special day associated to that child comes around. As a bereaved parent you don't want others to forget about your baby. So I am taking this opportunity to let me dear friend know that on her baby's due date I am thinking of her.  
 
Here you can see I also made an envelop for the card...both of which are 4 1/4 inches square.
 
 
This image of Pooh sleeping on a cloud shows the embossing and stickles I added to the clouds and wings.
 

 
The next 2 images show the dimension I added with some foam squares.
 



 I am so pleased with the way this very special card turned out and I know my friend will love it.
 

I used these items to create my Pooh Angel card:
  • ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge - the card, the envelop and the 2 clouds
  • Pooh Font Cricut cartridge - Pooh
  • Pink Journey Cricut cartridge (1st time I used this cartridge) - the 2 wings
  • My Craft Spot clear stamps - Jar Full of Flowers - "thinking of you"
  • Silver pen - faux stitching around card
  • Stickle - the clouds, and wings
I am entering my Pooh Angel card in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Pooh Angel card. And remember, if you know someone who has had a miscarriage or lost a child please take the time out to remember that child...it really does mean a lot.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Disney's Frozen Elsa Inspired Birthday card


So my youngest daughter's 5th birthday was last weekend and she had a Disney Frozen party. A while ago I had been researching my Cricut cartridges for something I could use to make a Frozen birthday card. I found the perfect image on Paper Doll Teen Scene Cricut cartridge that would work for an Elsa image. I hadn't used this cartridge yet and I was a little intimidated by it. Let's just say there a many cuts you have to do for these paper dolls, so very time consuming. I also found on Life's a Party Cricut cartridge a castle that would work great for Elsa's frozen castle. I cut the castle card feature at 11 inches out of white cardstock...I wanted it to be as big as possible. I then cut the castle layer out of blue cardstock. Then I decided that Elsa needed to be pretty big too so I cut her at 5 inches. I also made some alterations to her dress to look more similar to Elsa's dress in the movie. Once I had all of that put together and attached to the card, I added the iridescent snowflake sequins and the other iridescent sequins. Lastly, I printed Olaf out from my computer and hand cut him out and attached him the inside of the card. I then added the Happy Birthday stamp.

 

I used these items to create my card:
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - castle card
  • Paper Dolls Teen Scene - Elsa
  • Iridescent snowflake sequins
  • Iridescent sequins
  • Diamond and Glitz Bazzill cardstock
  • Shimmery blue and white Recollections cardstock
  • Computer generated Olaf image
  • Happy Birthday stamp
I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my Disney's Frozen Elsa inspired birthday card.