Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Ch#68- Special Delivery

Thanks for stopping by today! Are you ready for another fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts! First let me say Thank you to all who entered in our last challenge--wonderful projects! Congrats to the winners!
Now to this week's challenge. Challenge #68 is Special Delivery. The expectation and birth of a precious child is always a blessed event. Today we are saying congratulations to our design team member Peachy who is looking forward to being a new Mommy!

I always enjoy trying different folds and styles of card and I decided to try a Dresser Side Step Card. I followed Jackie Topa's great tutorial on You Tube. You can also visit her at Addicted to Stamping. She has the video on the sidebar. Thanks Jackie for sharing your talents with us.

The card starts with a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" white cardstock. I am using colors of blue and yellow for a little boy. Ok, I had to add a bit of pink! I am using my new Cricut Wrap It Up Cartridge for my cuts. This cartridge has some great cuts and I know I will enjoy playing with it.
Page 53 - Onesie cut 2 1/4"
Page 63 - Stork cut 2 1/2"; Phrase feature "Congratulations" cut 2 1/4". I did not use the little stork that is also cut with the phrase.
Page 33 - Phrase feature- "It's  a Boy" cut 2 1/4"

For the cut out effect on the dresser, I used EK 1" circle punch by placing it slightly on the paper. I do not have the punch that Jackie Topa used, but I love it and need to find it! I added a little sticker to the onesie from my sticker stash. The drawer pulls are tiny white heart brads. Of course, lots of inking!

Photo of inside the card

Now it is your turn to join us in the challenge! We look forward to seeing your pretty paper projects. Remember you have two weeks to enter!
Hope you enjoy my card!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Birthday Girl

I made this card to share in a couple of challenges. The card is 5" x 6 1/2" and is layered with a pretty floral K&Company paper. All the papers are from the same K&Company paper pad. I was happy that I was able to use scraps from previous projects to complete this card.

At The Shabby Tea Room, Challenge #77 is Birthstones. The project or card is to be inspired by the color of your birthstone. Just so happens my favorite color is pink and the birthstone color for October is pink/rose. I have noticed rose, pink tourmaline, and opal are listed as October birthstone color.

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #24 is an Inspiration Photo. The photo is a plate of yummy cupcakes with white and pink frosting. Little banner picks are made from papers with stripes and dots. I chose the pink color, dots and stripes. As always, Birthday wording must be on the front of the card. I decided to make myself a card!

I used Cricut Storybook cartridge for the Birthday Girl accent/frame cut on page 72. It is cut 3 1/4" and the accent blackout is cut at the same size. I pop-dotted the frame on a paper strip cut with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim punch. I layered a pink ribbon under the paper strip to give more pink color. Finishing touches are Recollections Pearl stickers, a pink bow, and a Mulberry Paper Flower. Inking is Dew Drop Versa Magic Gingerbread.

Hope you enjoy my little shabby chic card! This is my first time to particpate at The Shabby Tea Room. I enjoy seeing all the ladies' beautiful work and love the style. I need a lot more practice!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Ch #75 - A Splash of Color

Thanks for dropping by today! I would like to say Welcome and Thank You to my new followers!

Today begins a new challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. Challenge #75 is A Splash of Color--Use the color yellow on your project. This was a fun challenge for me and I know you will enjoy it too!

My card measures 5" x 6 1/2" and is layered with a colorful patterned paper from a Colorbok pad. I am featuring a cut from one of my newest Cricut cartridges, Florals Embellished. It is Bird 5 on page 69 and is cut at 3 1/2 inches. I love all the layer features on this cartridge--just adds so much color! It is a good way to bring in the yellow even if I have not seen such a colorful bird before! The white mat is cut 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" and the corners were cut using the Martha Stewart Flower Shower corner punch (Punch a Round the Page set). I wanted just a hint of yellow to show so the white mat is layered on the same size yellow mat. Using the corner punch again on a small piece of the tangerine paper, I was able to add the little flower on the punched edge of the white mat.
Sentiment block is hand cut from a piece of vellum look paper at 2" x 1 5/8". The sentiment is stamped with a dollar stamp from Michael's. I have had the Prima flower for a long time and thought it would work nicely on this card. Orange and green gemstones are from Recollections - a Halloween pack that I bought during a clearance! Inking is Dew Drop VersaMagic gingerbread.

Hope you enjoy my card! Please visit FCCB to see this week's challenge and the beautiful projects by the design team. Don't forget to visit each of their blogs for more inspiration! Now it is your turn to play along with us! We would love to see your paper projects for the Splash of color challenge using yellow! The challenge ends midnight Sept. 4th (mountain time).

I am also sharing this card at The Sisterhood of Crafters. The challenge is Flower Power-use a flower.