Tuesday, February 28, 2012

#1 Teacher

I am just loving this square window type card!  Once again, these are stickers from the dollar bin. They are puffy so they stand out and are 3D on the card.  Teacher was printed out with the Cricut and #1 is from a die cut - I like to mix things up and try to use all my tools! 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Flower Thinking of You

This is a four square card design that we made in our card club last year.  I loved the way the card looked and just had to make more.  My problem in doing this card was that I did not have a way to cut out the squares so they were all even.  Finally figured out that I could just cut the squares out with my Cricut!  Yea, now I can cut them anytime that I want to make a card with this feature.  The 'thinking of you' was also cut with the Cricut.  There is such a learning curve to using this machine, but I am determined to figure it out.  It takes so long to do anyting with all the trial and errors, but the end result is always worth it!  The four flowers are from the dollar bin at Walmart - amazing what you can find when you search long enough.  Loved the way this card turned out.  Below is a side view and the inside verse.
I popped up the top layer to add even more dimension to the card, really shows up thru the windows.  Even the 'thinking of you' words appear three dimensional due to the three layers that I used to make the words.  Like the effect that it has in how thick it makes the words look.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pink 50

A pretty in pink birthday card for a friend who turned 50.  Finally got to stitch a card again - has been so long and I just love the effect.  The 50 and hearts were cut/punched from glitter paper.  It turned out as a simple pretty card! 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Heart Day

Happy Heart Day!  I don't make many valentine cards, but I needed one this year.  Background paper is just from my stock and the tiny hearts are from a small punch from the dollar bin at WallyWorld - they have more and more of these small punches showing up all the time especially for each holiday.  Hard to tell in the photo but all hearts are from sparkly paper.  Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Anything Your Heart Desires
I Heart You
Made Especially for You

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pear with Bling

This was a very simple card.  The background paper is just decorative paper and even had the scallops at the bottom.  Such a simple way to make a card.  The pear is colored with Copics.  Also used little green jewels for bling just under the pear and then bigger yellow jewels a row down.  So easy!