Sunday, August 29, 2010

Birthday Mixed Flowers

I'm really having fun with the Walk in my Garden Cricut cartridge!  For this B-day card for my Aunt, I decided to use a variety of flowers to make a big birthday bouquet.

This is a full-sized greeting card with a double-mat.  For the lemon card stock, I used my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder and then my corner rounder for both mats.  Just like my mom's b-day card from my previous post, I made the same "terracotta" flowerpot (same technique).

All of the flower cuts (Iris, Daffodil, tulips and sunflowers, I embossed.  For the butterfly, I used a couple of techniques I learned from Gina at  - This butterfly started as a rubber stamp image that I embossed with copper powder on a dark purple cardstock, then I bleached areas of the wings and then later added a little Lemon Ice stickles to bling it up.  For all the flowers, I created the 3-D effect by using varying sizes of pop-dots to make them look like a bouquet.  For the tulips, I only used a pop dot on one of them - when you cut these it cuts two stems and leaves attached, by just adhering 1 of the blooms, it allow the 2nd bloom to just float - pretty cool.

The Sweet Birthday Wishes sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Sweet Sentiments which you can get at Scrappy Mom's.  Finally, I added a coordinating ribbon bow.

Hope my aunt enjoys it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom Card........

I really had fun with this card for my mom's birthday!

I used the Cricut "Walk in my Garden" cartridge for the Hydrangeas and the flower pot.  To get the terra cotta look, I used a round dauber and stamp ink and inked the edges and then randomly "smudge" inked around the rim and pot to "weatherize" it.  When I adhered the flower pot, I used pop dots on just the rim so it would seem like the flowers were planted in the pot.   For the flowers I cut both the non-shift and shift keys to get the layers.  For the top layer I cut them in the purple and pink card stock and then used embossing ink and a sparkle embossing powder to give them a little more definition.  I adhered the stems and used pop dots for the flowers and left the leaves loose so I could bend them and make them look a little more natural.

For the inside I used my Hallmark Card Studio for the sentiment and my Martha Stewart scallop edger and then just inked the scallop edge to finish.

Monday, August 16, 2010

How to Enter to win the The Original Scrapbox!

Hi Crafters!
If you want to enter the big Giveaway for The Original Scrapbox, hop over to Mari's blog "Made by Momo" for all the details and instructions.  This is a SUPER prize!

I've been saving up for the The Original Scrapbox for quite a while now.  It looks like the ultimate solution to my never-ending organizational issues in my craft room.  I would love to have the Maple version, but honestly I'd be happy with any of the colors if it's free :-)

Here's a picture of this FABULOUS organizational system.  Be sure to check out their website.

Mari - here's what I did - hopefully it will earn me the extra entries!  
Posted here on my blog with the picture and your blog link and the two links for the Original Scrapbox.
I visited the original scrapbox website and posted a comment on their FB page and "liked" them
and left you a comment on your blog.
Please let me know if I missed anything
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hubby's Birthday Card

My hubby is known as the "Rib King" for his fabulous babyback ribs.  During the hot summer months his outdoor kitchen is the place to be.  Today is his birthday and here's the card I made for him.  We celebrated our 30th anniversary last year.  I'm a lucky girl... he's not only the love of my life, but my best friend, too.

I used Everyday Paper Dolls and From my Kitchen cricut cartridges (everything was from the Chef images in Everyday PDs except the steak on the grill, the knive and the spatula.  For the 60 and still sizzling balloon, I used Hallmark Card Studio 2010.  I used 3 mats and my corner rounder for the burgandy top mat.  I used my white gel pen for the shoe laces and the knive handle.  For the bling, I used red ice stickles for the 60, his hat and the steak and crystal ice stickles for the knive blade and spatula and a little "grey hair".  I just free-handed the printing to customize "the rib king" on the apron and his name on the chef hat.  Hope you enjoy ;-)  BTW - he loved it!