Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another pink card for the challenge

I liked the colors in the Off the Wall Craftiness challenge so much I decided to make another card with the same colors. (Refer to previous post for pictures of colors and inspiration for challenge) A friend of the family has a b-day coming up and she loves pink and bling. This card should be perfect for her.
I used : Dark gray and light pink Bazzil cardstock; Recollections hot pink patterned paper; Fiskers scalloped border punch with holes; Mark Richards- Crystal Stickers rhinestones; Versamark; heat tool; Stampin' Up "Baroque Motifs" stamp; Comotion hot pink embossing powder; and Ranger holographic embossing powder.  

Bird cut files



Off The Wall Craftiness challenge #25

I made this card for the Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #25
It is a color challenge using these colors
This is the inspriation picture.

I used light and darker pink cardstock, gray cardstock, and K&Co patterned paper.
I did not have the right shade of pink ribbon so I scored and pleated paper.
The butterflies are from thr Cricut Home Accents cartridge. I covered them with adhesive and clear micro beads. The flourish is also from the Home Accents cartridge. The pink rhinestones are from K&Co.

For my husband

For a soldier

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another paper rose

I loved the paper roses I made so much that I had to make another card.
It is a Z fold card. (this is a side view)

Quilled Hummingbird card

This Z fold card is going to a friend of the family. It is done by quilling 1/8 inch wide paper with a quilling tool and quilling comb. The comb looks similar to the old hairpicks we used to poof our permed hair with back in the 80's (I guess I am dating myself, huh)  I got my supplies from Quilling Creations.
Materials: light purple cardstock for card base, white cardstock for scalloped rectangles and embossed panel, Cuttlebug embossing folder- Victoria, K&Co decorative paper, quilling paper, quilling tool, comb. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Paper roses card, code CSC06

I made this for a challenge at Case Study. This is my first challenge. I think the roses came out extremely well.
I made the card with the same cut file I made for the other bracket edged card (below).

I used Penny Duncan's cut file for the paper roses. You can get her cut file and watch a tutorial she made telling you how to make the roses on her blog. (see link below)  I used cardstock instead of watercolor paper and I used the cut file that I made for the leaves. (same leaves as pansy/violet below).

The roses have homemade glimmer mist on them (it is hard to see in the picture)

Here are my cut files:

Bracket border card   Svg    Scut

You can get Penny's rose cut file here.
(You will need to scroll down to "is it a 'p' or PDC?")

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Paper Flower Violet or Pansy?

I like to quill and make paper flowers so I thougt I wouls try my hand at making cut files for this flower. It looks like a pansy to me but the flower picture I based it on called it a violet. All I know is that I thought it was pretty.
The embossed panel is Coredinations. (this was actually a sample insert from a craft magazine)
I shaped the flower pieces with a stylus and my fingers, scored the leaves, and chalked all of them with chalk pencils. The chalk gave a lighter effect than markers or ink.
Then I added Perfect Pearls.

The inside image is stamped and watercolored.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Purple Side Step Card

This is a side step card I made for a friend's birthday. I thought it turned out really well.

Purple cardstock
Purple glitter effects paper
Anna Griffin floral patterned paper
Cream cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder
Purple metallic Cri-Kits pen
1" Purple variegated wire ribbon
1/2" light purple ribbon
 5 glass beads
3 medium rhinestones
2 (Icons) rhinestone flourishes
Embroidery floss

I used Artistic font welded together and written in metallic Cri-Kits pen.

Notes for birdhouse card

I forgot to mention that in the cutting files for the birdhouse card, the scalloped border and roof pieces are cut longer than you actually need them so you can place them easily then trim off the excess.

Top fold bracket border edged card

This is a card I made for my sister-in-law. I copied it from a card in the January 2010 issue of Card Maker Magazine.

There is a light gray cardstock base cut at 4 1/4 x 11 that is folded at the top.
The next panel is pink cardstock cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.
( the inside is covered in two identical pink panels)
The black panel is 4 x 5 1/4 and has a bracket border edge.
The large white panel is cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 with a bracket border edge at the bottom.
I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the bottom 2/3 of the top white panel,
I used the same bracket border to make the smaller gray 1 3/4 inch gray square and 1 1/2 inch white square.
The 1 inch pink heart was covered in clear micro-marbles.
I added two flourishes from a file I found on the web (sorry I don't remember where)
and finished it off with small rhinestones along the flourishes and at the bottom
and a black ribbon.

I made the cut files in Inkscape and used Sure Cuts A Lot to cut them with my Cricut.
(what did we crafters ever do before the Cricut???)
The same brackets were used for the bottom border and the square shapes.
(I don't remember which font I used)

Here are the cutting files for everything except the flourishes.


Hope you enoy this.
Please post a comment :)

birdhouse card

After listening to the birds sing outside, I was inspired to make a birdhouse shaped card. I had seen one in the July 2010 issue of Card Maker Magazine. I made a svg file and a scut file for Sure Cuts A Lot. I like it so much I made several.

On some of the cards, I used blue & white patterned paper.

On other cards I used white cardstock that I embossed with the "birds and swirls" Cuttlebug embossing folder. The embossed image was inked with blue ink.

I ran the bird through my Xyron adhesive machine right-side down then applied glitter.

It may be difficult to see in the picture, but the bird has a rhinestone eye.

The large flower on the front is from Penny Duncan's site. If you would like her cut file click here. She has A lot of inspiring photos, tutorials, and tons of free svg files.

For all other card elements:

(not pictured here)

If you have any problems with the cut files please leave a comment or email me so I can fix it.
Hope you enjoyed this post.

First post on my new blog

Well, I am not completly sure about how to post pictures, files, and links. If you notice any problems please leave a comment or send me an email. Thanks