Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy 21st Birthday Card

I made another card today for my son's Best Friend's 21st birthday today! Happy Birthday kid!
Well, he is a kid to believe he is 21! Wow! My twin sons turn 21 in less than 2 weeks, but they cant go out to celebrate at the bar with Sean tonight...oh well, soon!
I seen this beer mug on-line clip super cute! I just printed it up...added stickles in yellow and white pearls for the froth. I put pop dots behind the beer to give it a 3D look. The paper is just white cardstock and I printed Happy 21st Birthday! Over and over again...pretty easy to make your own paper.
Here is the front view: Its a 6 x 6 Card
Here is the fun inside: I just used my George Cartridge for the bubble beer sayings and also for the balloons.
A little closer:
I also just made the same beers as the front of the card and reversed it so the back is like the front...360 degrees when it pops up! The wire is 24 gauge and I just glued them between two yellow pieces of cardstock. The slider card is just like the recent one I can find it here with the link to make it too!
Closer look of the balloons, beers and wire...

I signed it after the photos and slipped some $$$ for a few BEERS on Me!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bridal Shower Card #2

Ok, this is the last card Im planning on doing today! I tried to get good sunlight but, the colors are kind of off? Well, they are like a yellow-orange and blue. It is really the design I was looking for, the colors can be while I was trying to get the colors the way I see them, I started to play with the hue and made many different colors of the same card for fun!
This first one is the true original! Its a 6 x 6 Card...

Pink and watermelon! YUM!
Orange and beachy!
Purple and Lime about total contrast! But it works!
Aqua and Red....More beachy colors!
Yellow and Purple...Im thinking sunshine!
Again, Any comments or thoughts would be very appreciated! Thanks for looking!

Here is one great suggestion from Mali! Thank You!
Flipping it....
Better? Thinking Yes!

Bridal Shower Card #1

So I'm on this Pop-Up card craze lately! I just cant seem to stop now! lol
I heard back about the bridal shower invitations and colors, so I thought I would make some cards to put on my post for her to get an idea of what she might like? Everything can be tweaked to meet her expectations.... :0)
So here is one card out of approximately 5 cards that I have sketched up for her to look at through my blog since we live thousands of miles away. It seems to be the fastest way to get a sneak peek of what I was kind-of thinking?
This first design has a simple front, I wanted to use prima pearls, but right now I don't have any in to get an idea of what I was thinking I just used pearl stickles. I decided to use the Martha Stewart Arch Punch, since it is a nice punch that's makes me think of wedding arches. I used Prima flowers and just placed a basic "Your Invited" on the front of the card. Simple.

Now for the inside of the card: I have seen these amazing pop-up cards that say like "thank you", "i love you" "happy birthday" and etc... So I thought I can do this! I takes a little patience again but not nearly as tedious as the Wedding cake card. So I made this template from my computer at home....Tutorial Coming Soon! The inside is NOT as nice as I wanted it to be because I should have used the corner punches to make it perfect, but you get the idea? After all the inside is a faux invitation , just for displaying purposes.

Here it is again in Tiffany colors....
Inside Tiffany Colors
I would appreciate any comments or suggestions to make any of my upcoming bridal shower cards irresistible that any bride-to-be will want to share with their family and friends.
Thank you!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cricut 360 Invitation

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to invite you to come join the brand new Cricut 360 blog...there will be lots of challenges and inspiration every week for those of you who love their Cricut as much as I do!
Not only will you be glad to join us...but there is also a cartridge giveaway by Sonia!
It is "CREATE A CRITTER" Yay! Blog Candy!

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Thanks A Bunch Pop-Up Card

Once again, Im here with a new card that I put together last night for my daughters boyfriends great aunt! Whew....didnt lose you did I? lol My daughter and boyfriend and another friend are going to Las Vegas for 4 days! How come Im not going???? They are going for this dancing thing and are planning to stay with his Great I figured a Great Aunt needs a Great Thank You Card too!
I have seen some truly amazing cards lately and here is my version/tutorial of my first pop-up slider card. Love it!

Instructions: 6x 6 card
First, take a 6 x 12 inch cardstock of plain cardstock and a matching patterned paper.
Fold the 6 x 12 inch half...then cut out a 3 x 3 inch square in the center.
Next cut out a 4 inch wood grain paper or you can stamp it wood grain and cut out a 2.5 inch square out of the center of the wood. make two 1/4 inch wood panes.
Cut a piece of 3 x 3 inch transparency and place on the back of the window then add the window panes on top of a sandwhich.
Add a 2 inch oval and scallop around with another piece of cardstock.
Embellish with ribbons for the curtains.

The inside I used Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge, I made 5 sets of the tulips and leftover scraps for the blue, yellow and white flower tops. The flower pot base is a 3 inch rectangle with a 1/2 inch cut off the top...also used Martha Stewart punch for the arches on the top of the flower pot. Extra tip: Don't forget to make the backside of the flower pot and colored flowers too. For a finished 3D effect when it pops up!

The patterned paper is 6 x 6 and BEFORE you tack it down cut out the slider part first.
There are some great tutorials out there on how to make the slider. Here is one by Dawn's Stamping Thoughts that is great...thank you! I modified my measurements for my card...I cut mine at 2 inches and 4 inches and 3 inches high....basically, in the center of the card so that you could see the flowers through the window when the card is laying flat. The inside slider is the same green to match and I punched a hole in the bottom and added ribbon.
The kids are planning to sign the card on the slider part later....
Hope you enjoyed looking and try your first pop up slider card too! Super fun!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bridal/Wedding Pop-Up Cake Card

Hello everyone,
Im back with a new card to share with you. I have not been able to scrap for many days because I injured my leg....but its getting better and today I was able to finally make something! Scrapping withdraw...I need my fix! lol
I was asked a while ago to make some bridal invitations for someone very special (well I offered first)...but, Im not sure if she still needs them? However, I thought I would try to come up with something as an example.. As I was looking at Martha Stewart's old Bridal Shower Cards, I came across this AMAZING pop-up cake card made by can find her template here. Beware, it does take some patience, but so worth the ending result! I kept the colors neutral and added bling...but as always you can pick any color to match any theme!
Here is the front of the card...

Now for the gorgeous inside! Love it!!! I added lace to the front and back so when it opens, it brought out more of the cream.
Another angle from the top....I just used a basic saying...but you can customize it to whatever you want....I also changed the lace icing punching holes around the scallops.
Thanks for stopping by....Hugs!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Jasmine Flowers

Hi, its Lisa again with another super fast and easy flower that takes less than 5 minutes to make! Now that it is the summer months, I wanted to start making some summer flowers. So here are some Jasmine flowers that you can make quick for this summers, layouts, cards and projects!
It is similar to the oval flower tutorial, but even faster!

Here are the supplies:
Diamond Glaze, yellow or gold brad, white cardstock, small punch or kraft knife, yellow stickles.
First, cut out 5 leaf shapes, about 1.5 inches each.
Second, fold them in halves long ways or you can use an embossing tool to make the crease and punch a small hole on the end of one side...if you can try to match all the holes up together...I like to just layer the leaves on top of each other and make one single punch.
Third, place a yellow or gold brad in the hole and spread apart...that's it! Super easy and fast!

Here is one I added yellow stickles in the center and diamond glaze to give it a wet dew look....totally optional....they look great either way.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Soul

This was my very First Tri-Folded Card...OMGosh it was so easy and I thought I was going to pull my hair out but don't be scared like me! This card was made for my dear sister-in-law and brother-in-law who have had a bad year with surgeries and illnesses. So I wanted to make something special for them. The photos are ok...they are much better in real life. I wanted to make a can top and I had even considered using a real can lid, but I didnt have an opener that cuts the edge smooth. I sure wouldn't want them to cut their fingers! So I used 4 circles in multiple sizes to make the can lid and distressed each one. Then I layered them on top of each other. The cute little chicken I found on-line clip art and just added red, orange, white and black stickles for the colors over yellow. I added some hearts for a little love and just hung them in two spots. I love my cricut and all the circles and hearts were made with this amazing machine...gotta love it! For the title, I just played around with different fonts to find something that I liked...hope you try your first Tri-folded will happy that you did!
Front view lays pretty flat and fit nicely in a standard card only need extra postage...:( Guess its ok since you cant find a card like this cheap? And with love!
I also wanted the back to be complete since you can stand it up for display so I put all my journaling on white papers and printed them up....but you can write right on the back if you like. I also added more of the same papers to match the front and a couple more hearts for the date and my design name...
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Raffia Flowers

I just love Prima flowers and once again this is a flower tutorial inspired by the new Dew Raffia Collection by Prima. They are new releases in April and some are out of stock already! Mine are not as elegant, but they are very economical and super fast to make. In addition, you can make them any size and color you desire!
This tutorial was originally made for Pammy's Ideas for Scrapbookers on May 16th, 2011....Im a little late in putting it in my own you get the chance stop by her blog for so many great ideas and tutorial from all of her contributors
Here is the instructions to these easy Raffia Flowers: First you need the supplies:  3 quilling strips or 1/8 strips cut from cardstock, ¾ inch darker paper from strips, Scissors,  Glue, Rhinestone, Pearl stickles in White, Ruler
First cut your strips every 2 inches…which should be a total of 18 pieces.
Second, using a dab of glue, layer the strips on top of each other in a criss cross pattern.

Once you have layered all the pieces, flip it over to use the bottom….Its ok if you see left over glue in the center. It will be covered with the darker circle. ☺

Lastly, glue down ¾ inch circle, rhinestone and add stickles in a circle around the rhinestone. 
Here is the finished flower…takes about 10 minutes to make!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Cricut 360 Winner

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share this exciting news about being part of the brand new Cricut 360 DT.
I use my cricut probably 99% of the time and I thought I wound try to enter a card that I made for my mother this past memorial day weekend. I was picked! I still cant believe it!
Cricut 360º is a challenge blog for crafty people all over the world who love using the Cricut die cut machine by Provo Craft to make cards and to scrapbook. Every week, starting July 1st, we will have challenges using the Cricut. Challenge will be posted every Friday, and you will have until Wednesday at midnight to add your creation.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Welcome to the Scrap That! June Reveal Blog Hop!

First stop on your “hop” is this blog, so if you are here you are in the right place! We

have SEVEN AMAZING blogs for you to visit today, each with a some beautiful projects

that were created using the Scrap That! June Kit "Afternoon Tea".

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If you have just arrived here from LGʼs blog you are in the correct place! If not,

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Today Iʼm going to share with you my project using the Scrap That! June "

Afternoon Tea"

This was my first layout that I used only the main kit. As you can see, it is an amazing kit that has so much. I loved the browns and the home feel to these papers. Loving that DA clock!!!! This is a photo of Roxy and her bf. They spend lots of hours cuddling and the chair from the collection was perfect for my theme.

Close ups of these gorgeous flowers! I also made the paper rose buds with the cardstock in the main kit.
Love this clock!

My second layout is PINK PINK PINK! can you believe it? Some of you may know Im NOT a pink girl but again this month I was proved wrong with theses pinks....also not to mention did you see Roxy is wearing PINK too???? lol Its because her bf bought her that shirt....and she was showing off her arms since she has been working out quite a bit. However, to me this photo looked like she was a statue so the title became aphrodite. I even made a homemade dove to go with the theme.

Close up of the dove and all the pearls...
Love the pink ribbon in the kit and did I some fussy cutting.

Love these teals and greens from the June Scrap That kit and all the beautiful pearls! They really pop off the mirror. Also those doilies are so cute!
This is roxy just reflecting on things in life. The theme went get with the beautiful mirror that is on the webster papers.

Here is a close up of those pearls that come with the add on the velvet buds too!

Flowers are a girls best friend! lol
Close up of these adorable doilies! I doodled on the paper to make some extra flowers...

Now head over to Robin's blog for some more amazing creations using the Scrap

That! " Afternoon Tea" Kit.

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We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for

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