Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Beautiful Friendship

I made this card using block paper designs and then once I got it together I was not sure what kind of elements I wanted to add to it.... I then thought I liked the cage with a butterfly in it but needed another friend if I was going with a friend theme. SO the Caterpillar became the other friend. I dressed it up with Cricut cut scrolls and added the transparent "a beautiful friendship"....
Easy peasy, it was just a design block to start.

Happy Butterfly Birthday Card

I made this card for an upcoming Birthday for someone who LOVESSSS butterflies. I first embossing the background with my Cuttlebug using The Happy Birthday Embossing Folder. Then added the ribbon to the top. I used a piece of scrap paper left over from the butterfly's to adhere to the  scalloped edge to dress it up some. I cut the Happy Birthday with my Cricut Expression 2. I added the gems to give it some bling. I used my Cuttlebug to cut the embossed Butterflies using Cherry Lynn Design - Exotic Butterfly small #2, which I picked up at a Craft Fair recently.... Needless to say once I bought it I was dieing to try to use it but no matter what I did I could not cut anything effectively with this die until I ordered from Cherry Lynn Design - the Large Metal Adaptor Plate as well.
But I will tell you this I love the details you get from her dies and the adaptor plate made cutting a snap.

Happy Bee Birthday Card


I love bumble bee's and I got the idea from one of my Cricut magazines. I cut the Honeycomb and the bumble bees and the Happy Birthday using my Cricut Expression 2. I added a black fuzzy ribbon and yellow ribbon and a button for the middle. I used my bee bizillion stamps for the corners. I dressed up the bees with my silver and yellow Tim Holtz's accent pens. I stamped a face on each bee using my Peachy Kean Stamps - Everyday Characters. I also hand cut around the top card flap edge of the honeycomb so you could see my bee stamps.
I love how it turned out....

Monday, May 21, 2012

Congratulations Card

This is a Card I made for a upcoming Graduation.... I used white card stock and ran it threw my Cuttlebug to emboss it.  Then cut the Hat, Diploma, and Lettering from two Cricut Cartridges: Graphically Speaking & Wild Cards.... I then added black ribbon to both sides of the card and twine to the diploma. Then just put some stitching on the yellow die cuts to dress it up some... This was a quick card.

Thanks a Latte

Here is a card I made Just because I got this really cute set of stamps and had to try them out.
I used my cuttlebug to emboss the top of card. I used my Cricut Expression 2 to cut out the large tag and the small tags were cut with Martha S. tag punch. I added some stitching and then stamped the coffee cup and the words using my new set and that is it... Very easy....