Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 2012 Belated Birthday Card: Elegant Lines and Butterfly

My aunt's birthday is in February. I made her a card and over "smooched" it. There was so much moisture from spray that the card warped and dried that way. Every effort I made to flatten the original card caused its components to separate/break apart. Finally I gave in to my personal desire to send her a handmade card, even if it is four-and-a-half months late (though I made sure she received a timely phone call to wish her a happy birthday). :) The old card will be sent inside of the new one, because I made it with her in mind.

The new card doesn't have all of the glitz and glitter; but, it does have butterflies...both stamped and embosslit-ed (if that is a word).  I associate butterflies with her because of our mutual love of flowers and being out in our gardens.  I enjoyed making this card so much that I'm making a few extra for Operation Write Home as well.

Card Ingredients
Papers: Ivory CS (Staples, 110-lb.), Gold CS (Recollections), Soft Suede CS, Baja Blue CS, Elegant Lines DSP.
Inks:  Soft Suede, Baja Blue, Crumb Cake
Stamp(s):  French Foliage, Elementary Elegance, French Script.
Cuttlebug/Big Shot:  Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Elegant Lines Emboss Folder.
Punch(es):  Eyelet Border.
Embellishment(s):  Gold Cord (Brand Unknown).

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lego Mini Card for June 2012 Birthday

My youngest son was invited to the birthday party of one of his best buddies.  Both boys love Legos, so I had to add a little Lego-finesse to the birthday gift.  While this looks like a tag, it is actually a miniature card.  The cardstock was folded over and inserted in the punch all the way up to just barely below the top of the cutting area; and, VOILA--a mini-card....just perfect for adding cardstock Legos.

Card Ingredients
Papers: White CS (110#, Staples Brand), Black CS (Recollections), Real Red Textured CS, Daffodil Delight (Yellow) Textured CS.
Inks:  Real Red, Summer Sun (Note:  too dark for the Lego spots).
Punches:  1/4" Circle, Large Tag, 1/16" Circle.
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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cookie Monster Madness: Ending the School Year

It has been quite a while since I've had any crafting mojo; but thankfully I managed to get some of it back.  I was playing around on Pinterest, a place that is full of what I refer to as "eye candy."  Someone had shared a Cookie Monster topper, so I had to save the concept and plot my course. 

My youngest daughter, youngest son and I made Cookie Monster snack pack toppers, miniature cookie package toppers, water bottle labels, and Craisin box embellishments.  It was, truly, "Cookie Monster Madness" around here as we prepared items for end-of-school year celebrations.  Below, please find a picture of what we created as well as a list of resources.  Cookie Monster and his adorable likenesses are most likely the sole property of Sesame Street; there was no attempt to infringe on any intellectual property(ies)...soley the goal to cherish this cute little guy because he automatically puts a smile on everyone's face (regardless of age). 

Cookie Monster Madness Ingredients
Paper(s:  Pacific Point CS, White CS (Staples, 110-lb.), Black CS (Recollections).
Punch(es):  Small Medallion, 2-3/8" Large Medallion, 1" Circle (Marvy Uchida), 1/2" Circle, 1/4" Circle.
Ribbon(s):  Black Organza (for bow), Black Grosgrain (w/white stitching for around cap).
Embellisment(s):  1/2" Blue Pompoms (Creatology).
Cricut Cartridge(s):  Sweet Treats (used for a some circles and some medallions).
Cuttlebug/Big Shot:  Dots Emboss Folder.

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