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Bridal Shower Mini Album

This is the most ambitious project I have done (although stayed tuned for a future entry).  My sister-in-law is getting married (you may remember I recently posted the invitations I made for her) and I decided to make an album of her bridal shower for her.  I am not a scrapbooker.  Cards are what I spend most of my time working on.  That being said – I really had fun putting this together!  It took a long time but I want to make another one.

Materials:

1)Shaped chipboard album (can’t remember who it’s by)

2)Cricut

3)Gypsy Font, Lyrical letters, Home decor, Plantin Schoolbook and Sweet Treats cartridges

4)Stampin’ UP Stamps, punches, inks, paper and pearls

5)K & Co Best of Barbara Walton paper, Bazzil Bling paper, My Minds Eye Lost and Found Collection, Making Memories Je t’adore collection, open stock paper, Bo Bunny Double Dot

Front Cover:

Invitation Page:

This next page is entered into the Peachy Keen stamps challenge.

Picture of the Bride goes here:

Picture of the Maid of Honor:

The Bride and her Mom:

The Bride and her Sisters-in-law:

A close up of the page:

Pictures of the Brides nieces’ and step daughter:

Close up:

I thought this paper was perfect for listing the attendees of the shower and maybe the gift they gave:

This will have a group picture:

Random pictures from the party:

Close ups of the page:

Another random party pic page:

Close ups:

Back cover and close up:

Wedding Invitations

Wow! I know I haven’t posted in a looonngg time.  First, it was out of town for Thanksgiving.  Then it was 24 people over for Christmas.  Next, time off from work, kids home from school and New Years.  Finally, back to work with a new boss and a ton of stuff that tells me some people don’t know how to leave work behind!  🙂 

Anyway, I haven’t been totally neglectful of my craft time.  My sister-in-law got engaged and asked me to do her wedding invitations!  What an honor!  There was, however, a short turn around time – she is getting married in March.  That is what I am posting for you today. 

The invite part of the invitation consists of 3 layers.  The back layer  (4.25″ x 6.25″) was run through the cuttlebug using a flower embossing folder.  The middle layer was vellum cut at the same size.  The ink was still wet on the vellum after running it through the printer so I used clear embossing powder to give the words a little dimension.  The final layer was made using a border punch.  Then I punched two holes using my Stampin Up punch and put the ribbon through.

The reception card was the easiest to do.  I was able to get 6 on an 8.5″ x 11″ paper.  Then I used Waltzing Mouse Frame it square stamp to give a border.  Finally, I cut them into squares.  Easy Peasy!

The reception card was a bit harder.  I bought the cards with envelopes so I had to make sure the printing was where I wanted it to be.  Then I stamped it with the Waltzing Mouse Frame It rectangle stamp.

The final touch was to stamp each of the envelpoes (RSVP, Invite, and Mailer) with a Stampin Up flower stamp (Teeny Tiny Wishes) that coordinated with the flowers on the embossing folder.

See you soon!

Candy

Wedding Card

Stamping 411 has a sketch challenge this week.

I used the wedding cake and garland from Stampin Up’s Blissful Bride stamp set.  As well as, the Waltzing Mouse Vintage Labels #14 set that corresponds with the Spellbinders die cut set. 

First, I stamped the cake in Rich Razzleberry and colored the flowers with Copics.  Then, using the Spellbinders Labels #14, I cut out the cake and also cut out a solid colored piece in a larger size.  Next, using the Versamark champagne stamp pad, I inked the entire cake cut out and covered it in sparkle embossing powder (it’s hard to see in the photos, but very sparkly in person).  After that, using the Waltzing Mouse scroll border, I stamped over the embossing powder.  It gave a really interesting effect.  Finally, I adhered the cake cut out to the solid, larger cut out.

For the card, I cut an 8.5×11 piece of white card stock in half lengthwise, giving me a 4.25×5.5 card.  Next, I stamped the garland in Rich Razzleberry, four times on the card.  Since the garland doesn’t run the full length of the page, I had a slight overlap in the middle.  But since the shaped label was going to cover it, it was ok if they didn’t match perfectly. 🙂  Using my EK scallop border punch, I punched the bottom edge of the card.

Using dimentionals, I popped up the label a bit on the center of the card.  I attached the ribbon to the card before adhering the label, but tied it once the label was on.   The final touch was to color my gemstones with a Copic marker that was close in color to Rich Razzleberry.

I hope you like it.  It’s my first time entering the Stamp 411 challenge. 

I appreciate all your comments and feedback!

Candy

Baby boy card

I was looking around the internet for a new card challenge site and came across Raise the Bar Challenge blog site.  This week they had offered a sketch for the challenge.  My coworker just had a baby boy on Friday so I decided to make her card with this challenge in mind.  The bassinet is from CTMH stamps and the sentiments are from Stampin UP.  I used my Copics to color and my Cuttlebug on the blue background.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.

Falling 4 U card

When I think of fall my mind automatically goes to leaves changing color and dropping from the trees (also football, but that isn’t as pretty of  a card!).  It’s my favorite time of year.  When I read the post on Bitten By the Bug 2 challenging everyone to make a fall themed card I couldn’t pass it up.  The rules were to use at least one Cricut cut and one stamped image.

I used the tree cut from the Wild Card Cartridge and a leaf stamp from the Falling Leaves set from Stampin’ Up.  The letters were in the dollar bin at Michaels and I cut the #4 from the Plantin Schoolbook cart.  The background paper is from Polka Doodles.  the leaves were stamped onto plaid paper from DCWV The Pet Stack.  I stamped the leaves with 4 different color inks (green, red, orange, brown) to give it that changing color look.  Then I cuttlebugged the tree trunk and leaves.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

It got crazy here yesterday afternoon.  We thought my 9 year old had appendicitis.  Even the doctor said she was showing classic symptoms.  But an x ray showed she actually needed… to eat more fiber and get her insides moving again.  Life is never dull with three children!

2S4Y #57

I made this card for my husband using the 2S4Y sketch of the week.

I used a grey paper for the background.  Then layered a slightly smaller piece of grey heart paper (what you see in the cut outs) over that.  Then I cut hearts out of piece of white paper that was the same size as the grey heart paper using my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cart.  Before layering it, I cut slightly smaller hearts out of red paper and attached to the back of the white paper.   Next, I cut two borders using the Plantin Schoolbook cart and offset them and attached them to the white paper.  Then I attached the red ribbon.  Using the cut out hearts I reversed layered them and popped them up.  Finally, I used a Stardust pen to add accents and stamped the Love You sentiment (Stampin’ Up).

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

My 6yr old son is always “helping” my husband play Zelda on the wii (I have no idea what this is).  They play in the room next to where I craft so I hear them all the time.  Jacob’s answer to every obstacle in the game is to “bomb it!”  However, this is rarely the solution.  Tonight it was, and he felt so smart!

another challenge

I have been away from the craft table for too long!  Just been busy with work, kids and hubby!  Thought I would get back into the swing of things with the 2S4Y challenge this week.  I made an anniversary card for my good friends.  14 years.  We are going with them to Maui to celebrate!  Can’t wait…can you image what the 20yr will be like?!  Hope I get asked to go on that one too!

The stamp are from Stampn’ Up and Unity.  The paper from My Minds Eye.  Hard to tell but the watering can is popped up as well as the flower.  Also, I used stickles on the inside of the flower and the water to make it shiny.

My work awards its employees with prize points.  I rarely use it for myself (there is never anything good).  This year the Company switched award providers.  Guess what?  I got a Gypsy, Copic markers and a couple of Nesties with my points!  Now I can’t wait to get points so I buy more craft stuff!  My next purchase is some new Cricut Carts!

As always, thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

Have a terrific and reflective Memorial Day weekend!

Candy

2S4Y card

I want to say how excited I am to have had visitors to my site!  The comments have been so sweet!  Hope you find my posts interesting and that you keep coming by!

I made this card for the 2 sketches for you site, but I didn’t get it posted in time to enter the contest.  The stamp is from Hero Arts.  I used water color pencils to color.

Love birds card

I have been busy this last week trying to complete different blog challenges.

This one is also from Bitten By The Bug 2.  The challenge was to use any cut from and Cricut cartridge to make a Valentine’s Day card.  But, you have to incorporate the color purple somewhere in the card.

I used an eggplant colored paper as the bird and heart shadows as well as the card background.  I also used a purple stamped “Love You”.  The birds were cut from the Home Decor cartridge and the heart from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

Hope you like it.

A close up