Thursday, May 31, 2012

Center Step Card

I love side step cards. This one was lots of fun!!!

A2 card
Polka Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Flowers cut @ 3.25" - Kate's ABC's
EK Success Dotted Scallop Boarder Punch

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Welcome Spring!

My Grandmother and I always had a contest as to who saw the first Robin in the Spring. Of course, Grandma always won!!! Grandma has been gone for 10 years now, and every year when I see the first Robin I think of Grandma and I wish I could call and tell her. So, this card is a sort of tribute to my Grandmother.

A2 card
1.75" circle (body) - George & Basic Shapes
1.5" circle (tummy) - George & Basic Shapes
2.57" Tree Branch - Create a Critter
1" cloud - Stand and Salute
1.2" cloud - Create a Critter
1.2" cloud - Everyday Paper Dolls
6" wing & tail - 3 Birds on Parade (layer 1, button #6)
2" beak - 3 Birds on Parade (shift layer 1, button #41)
Woodgrain Cuttlebug folder

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mother's Day

This is the Mother's Day card I created for my grand-daughter to give her mommy. I saw this on Amanda's blog.

Weld together a 5.75" x 5.75" square from Plantin SchoolBook to the flower (6.10" x 5.75") from Plantin SchoolBook.
Cut ladybug from Doodlecharms @1.25"
Green patterned mat cut at 5.5" x 5.5"
Orange face cut at 6.9" x 6.5"

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Easter Card

I made this card for Easter and for Card Club.

A2 card
Create A Critter - egg (bottom only) cut @ 4.4" x 5"
Create A Critter - pinecone (turned upside down for the "chick") cut @ 4.17" x 5.3"
Simply Charmed - beak cut at 1.36" x 4.4"
Black brads for eyes

This was created on my Gypsy. The egg bottom was welded with the Pinecone to create the card base.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Color Strip Cards

I see many cards on Pinterst that are using strips of patterned paper or strips of embossed paper. This is one I came up with.

A2 card
3 strips of cardstock cut at 1.25" x 5.25"
With Love embossing folder
tiny buttons (I found these at JoAnn's)

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Saturday, May 26, 2012


This is another Pinterst "find"!!!

A2 card
SU Word Window Punch - light brown & dark brown
1.25" rounded squares
Mats: dark brown, white & light brown
SU Square Lattice embossing folder
Arms cut from Snow Friends cartridge
Face: Peachy Keen Stamps
EK Success 2" Scallop Circle Punch

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Graduation Card

I saw this Graduation Card on Pinterest, but was unable to find any instructions on how it was made. After an evening of "playing" I finally figured it out.
Below are the instructions I came up with: WARNING-THIS IS A VERY PICTURE HEAVY POST

1. Cut a piece of cardstock in your desired color - 4.25" x 10"
2. Score at 5.5". Then using the tip of your bone folder or scoring tool make at mark on the edge of the card at 3 3/8" and 7 5/8". Turn card over and repeat. I've made my scores with a white gel pen so you could see them.
3. Line up your ruler and score diagonally from each mark.
4. Fold all score lines.
5. This is the template for the inside of the card. It is 4" x 5.25" that I folded in half (at 2") then made a mark on the outside edge at 2", then cut diagonally from the center fold to the 2" mark.
6. This is the template for the "cap". Cut a 3" square.
7. This is the template for the "money holder" part of the card. Cut a 2.75" square.
8. Line up diagonal score mark at the 3" mark on your paper trimmer. Cut.
9. Flip over and repeat.
10. Punch center hole in "cap"
11. Insert "tassle" and a brad into "cap"
12. Add glue dot to back of tassle to hold it in place.
13. AND, there you have it!!!!

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