Archive for April, 2010

Mother’s Day Card #3

I warned you!  It’s the third installment.  I made this card for my Mother-in-law, who is good at everything (so my husband says as he complains how I am not good at this stuff) such as cooking, cleaning and, especially, sewing.

I thought the challenge at Polka doodles this week was perfect for this card.  We had to do the card monochromatically.  I chose green.

The paper is from My Minds Eye.  The thread stamp from Unity, and the sentiment from Peachy Keen.  I used Nestabilities from Spellbinders for the rectangle cuts.  The solid green paper was embossed using the buttons border folder.  I hand stitched the zig-zag (not good at sewing remember!).  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the doily.  The head of the pin looks white, but I inked it green.  I also inked the edges and inside of the paper I stamped with green ink so it qualified for the challenge.

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!


Mother’s Day card #2

I have 4 mother’s day cards to make.  You’ve seen one on the previous post.  This post has one, prepare for two more to follow.

I made this card using this weeks challenge format at 2 Sketches 4 You.

This card is for my baby sister who became a mother last December.

All the stamps used are from Peachy Keen Stamp’s Mother’s Day set.  I cut the branch using Joy of the Season cart and the leaves using the Heritage cart.  Paper is from K & Company.  I inked the leaves with green ink and ran them through the cuttlebug using the grass embossing folder (did the branch that way too, and inked the edges with brown ink).  It’s hard to see, but I used a sparkle gel pen on the flowers to add a little something extra.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!


Mother’s Day card

I made this card using inspiration from the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge.  We had to use green, cream and purple, as well as gain inspiration from three photos they provided.

I used my Peachy Keen Mother’s Day stamps (love them!).  The paper is from K & Company’s Best of series.  I used cuts from the Paisley (flower, center, butterfly and wings) and Heritage (leaves).  Glitter on the flower and butterfly is from Martha Stewart.

The flower and leaves were cuttlebugged using the swirl and grass embossing folders.  I used pop dots to raise up the flower, and attached the butterfly wings on the center side only so I could raise up the wings.

On the inside of the card I cut a 1 1/2″ tall piece of the patterned paper used on the front.  Then, using my Peachy Keen stamps, stamped some images and a sentiment.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!


Male birthday card

I used the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 you this week to make a birthday for my father-in-law.  It is really difficult to make a card for a man!   No flowers, to cutsie animals, what to do! 

I decided to use a dark patterned paper and a coordinating light blue paper from My Minds Eye.  Also used a brown scrap and Martha Stewart botanical punch.  Then I paired it with an olive green ribbon that corresponded to the color in the paper.  I used two cuts from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge to frame the sentiment.

I finished off the inside with more patterned paper and botanical punch.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

Invitation for my son’s birthday party

I made invitations for my son’s 6th birthday.  Originally I was going to do a cupcake theme, but he insisted on rockets, stars and planets.  Doesn’t really go with the Chuck E. Cheese venue, but who cares!

The cuts are from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  I used the keyword feature on my Design Studio to find the cuts.  I really didn’t think I would have anything to fit the bill!

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!


Baby Card – MPS challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a challenge using the colors pink, green and black, and a cricut cut.  I needed to make a baby card for a couple at our church and this fit the bill (although working black into it was a bit challenging).

I got out my New Arrival cart and chose the elephant cut.  I went looking at my Nana’s Baby Girl paper pad and couldn’t decide on one paper.  So…I used 8!   I decided to make a patchwork design with faux stitching for the base of the card and then use two different patterns for the elephant.  For the elephant’s tail my daughter worked magic with two strands of embroidery floss and then I tied a bow at the end.  Then I used pop dots to raise it up.

Finally, I stamped and cut out a flower for the elephant’s trunk to hold and printed out the word baby in a fancy font (I didn’t have any baby stamps – can you believe it).

On the inside, I repeated the patchwork design and stamped a sentiment.

I hope you like it!

Thanks you for your nice comments and feedback.


Birthday card

This card was made for my Mother’s birthday on Saturday.  I used Peachy Keen Stamp – Natalie.  Also, Stamp’n Up stamp – bee happy.  It’s hard to see, but I used faux stitching around the “Natalie” frame.  The lace punch is by Martha Stewart.  I utilized a discarded thread to hang the tag from the ribbon and button.  The tag cut is from Tags, Bags, boxes and more cart.  The paper is from The Best of K & Company.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.

Sympathy Card

Two of my husband’s friend’s fathers died last week.  I thought the Polka Doodles challenge (black and white with one color) was perfect for these cards.

I stamped the white background with a butterfly Unity stamp.  Then embossed it with sparkly powder.  Next, I cut a frame for the card by using Plantin Schoolbook cart and design studio.  After attaching it to the card I rounded the corners of the card with a punch.  Then I tied two ribbons around the card.

I used Nestabilities from Spellbinders to create the layered rectangles.  I used a different Unity butterfly stamp and embossed it with black powder.  The skinny rectangle with sentiment was cut using Plantin Schoolbook cart and design studio again.  Finally, I added three pearls.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for all your kind comments and feedback.


Pea in a Pod card

A young couple  (I can say that b/c I am at least 10-12 yrs older) at our church is adopting a baby girl in June.  My 12yr old daughter’s  Bible study group is throwing a baby shower for her.  My daughter asked me to make a card.  So, I got out my New Arrival cartridge and started to flip through it looking for inspiration.  When I saw the pea pod I knew what I was going to do!  Plus it allowed me to use my Peachy Keen face stamps (I have never used the small faces before).

I used the Plantin Schoolbook cart for the rectangles and oval.  I Cuttlebugged the pea pod with dots and the oval with swirls.  I used a Martha Stewart Doilly punch and layered some ribbon on it.

Inside I used Unity stamps for the sentiment.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for your nice comments and feedback.