June 29, 2010

Father's Day card

Because I had so many father's day cards to make, I tried to keep them simple.  I saw a shaped card like this on Emma's blog, My Creative Time.  I had these adorable Bee sentiments from Papertrey Ink that I've been wanting to use so here we are....a father's day card for my DH!  I should have taken a picture of the inside since I used the stamp that says "Your hive or mine?"  My husband got a laugh out of it. :)  And while sparklies are not very manly, I can't help but put stickles on everything!! Including this card...

Supplies used:
Paper/Cardstock from DCWV, The Paper Company, and Cardstockonline.net
Stamps used: Honey Bee sentiments from PTI; Lots of dots and bee stamp (on the inside) from Clear Dollar Stamps
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge

June 27, 2010

A simple Thank You card

I cannot believe it has been so long since I've posted, especially since I've made a ton of projects.  June is birthday month in my family (actually everyone's birthday is in June except mine) and that combined with Father's Day (for my dad and 2 father in laws) it has been so hectic around here!  My kids have been a huge help though since they've been home from school.

During the first part of June, my husband and son went on a scouting campout.  He asked me to make a Thank you card for the family that allowed them to stay on their property.  I needed something simple and quick since I had so much else to do this month.  I decided to use this card from the Wild Card cricut cartridge.  It can be easily customized with any colors for anyone and any occassion.  I used blue and yellow/gold because those are cub scout colors.  The tag on the front was from Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More and the stamp was from a Fiskars baby set.  I used my gypsy to customize it to fit an A2 sized card and also made a matching envelope.  I will definitely be using it again (in colors I like better next time) 

June 11, 2010

Card for Throwback Thursday Challenge on 'My Creative Time'

I have been following Emma on My Creative Time for awhile now and I was so excited when she started doing challenges!  This week was about Stretch your imagination, however as you can see I didn't use that one.  The challenge was to use Red, blue, and brown.  Here's what came to mind while I was going through my brand new Wall Decor & More cartridge.  I made a card that actually has quite a bit of dimension and lots of layers, and trust me, looks MUCH better in person.  I did some techniques on this card (like wet embossing and inking on the edges of the waves as well as decorating the inside (which is not pictured at the moment).  Anyway, supplies used are paper/cardstock (all scraps so I have no idea what was what), embossing pad and heat gun, Wall Decor and More cricut cartridge, white gel pen, brown marker and lots of glue!

Happy Crafting!

Bee Mine Card with "Lots of Pun" stamp set from Joy's Life

I am so thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with Joy's stamps. They are awesome! The stamped images came out so clear you would have thought I printed them on my printer! "Lots of Pun" is full of cute, adorable phrases that go perfectly with the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge, however, I must say I can think of about a hundred more uses for them with other cartridges. For my first project I created this card. I just love the Bee on the Create a Critter cartridge. The card base is from the Elephant button phrase feature. I welded two of them together. The rainbow is also from this same cartridge on the sun button. Cardstock is from several places including DCWV and My Mind's Eye. I added a bow and lots of Stickles....I LOVE Stickles!

If you want, you can buy these stamps here.  You won't be disappointed!