Our Daughter December 2013

Our Daughter December 2013
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Graduation Card

Another summer with no crafting really... my daughter is keeping me busy.  (Being sick for a week didn't help.)  

I made a quick graduation card after sizing the graduation cap from Everyday Pop Up Cards with my Gypsy.  I couldn't get the "Congratulations" to cut out right (kept tearing at the size I would need) from the same cartridge, so I found a stamp in my stash.  I can't remember the name of the set, but it's one of the first ones I bought when I started this hobby.

The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder, from the Decorative Tile set.  I picked the color for the school colors of green and white.

I need to make a few more of these if I can find some time....

Friday, April 18, 2014

Daughter's 2nd Birthday Party Invite

My daughter turned 2 last weekend and we had her party at the zoo!  We met a few of her playgroup friends for a fun morning and lunch at the zoo.  I think everyone had a great time!

For the invites I used the Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge, the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder, and some American Crafts ribbon from my stash.  I can't remember where the stamp came from.  I also made a version with the word "party" cut out with my Cricut (CAC 2 also I think.)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nephew's Birthday

 
So today was another snow day for me - our 10th this winter!  My nephew's second birthday is in a couple of weeks so I took this chance to craft!

I found the "Hoppy Birthday" sentiment last weekend when I was looking for a regular happy birthday and just knew what I had to do with it!  The stamp comes from the "Punny-licious" My Pink Stamper set.  I cut the frog from the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter 2 (there's also one on Create a Critter, but I liked that this one had the heart).  The 2 is from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.  I looked through my stickers/thickers first but couldn't find a number 2 that I liked (some were too big, some were too small, etc.)  The background is Cuttlebug Polka Dots, again that I already had embossed in my stash.  


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sister's Birthday

My sister's birthday is 8 days after my husband's, so I also finished a really quick card for her today.  I again went to my stash of embossed card fronts, this one also from a Cuttlebug folder (A2 - I can't remember the name and don't have time to search my stash at the moment.)  I used a q-tip to apply white ink to make the saying "pop."  (I otherwise would have embossed using the Core'dinations paper.  I decided to use this since it was already done).  Somehow I managed to (with my ATG) glue the card front just a little off on the left side.  It bugged me, but I knew ATG is super sticky... so instead I used my Threading Waters punch to add a border.  

One more card to make for my nephew's second birthday at the end of March.  I was playing around with stamps and found a My Pink Stamper stamp with "hoppy birthday" that I am thinking of using with a frog for the front of the card.  We'll see how much later my daughter naps today...

Hubby's Birthday

My husband's birthday is on Monday so I thought I'd finish a quick card this weekend while the little one naps.  I found a few ideas on Pinterest, including this one from Vintage Page Designs.  I loved the idea of the Washi tape present, especially since I feel like a Washi tape collector and haven't used it much!  The ribbon is from American Crafts and the banner is from the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter 2.  The stamp is from the Inkadinkado "Collaged Expressions" set.  The background I believe is from a Cuttlebug folder (Polka Dots maybe?)  I found it already embossed in my stash and just cut it down to use it.  (Polka Dots is a 5x7 folder which would explain why I had to cut it down to A2 size before adding it to my card.

Here's the pin of the original that I scraplifted.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/267260559111294991/

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's Day Card

For hubby's Valentine's Day card I scraplifted an idea I saw on Pinterest (designed by Corri Garza www.buglvr.blogspot.com).

I couldn't believe that I didn't have a hot air balloon on any cartridge I owned!  (I always check mycutsearch to see what I have.)  I've been wanting the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge, and when it was on sale for $19.99 I knew I had to have it for this card!

I used a Core'dinations Spotted stack for the pink for the balloon and heart, some patterned paper for the flags, and the Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge for the clouds. The stamp is from a My Pink Stamper set.  I used baker's twine for the ropes and a small heart punch for the heart for the basket.  The card itself wasn't rounded, and I couldn't find one I liked on any of my cartridges.  I just cut around the top of the card.  It's imperfect, but I love how the card turned out!  

With the winter we're having here in Cleveland (another 3-6 inches of snow and another snow day for me!) I thought the idea of flying away somewhere warm would be perfect for hubby's card.  We should see 50 degrees by Thursday... this winter has been ridiculous!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dad's Birthday Card

I feel like I'm on a roll.... Today was another "snow" day for me and I was able to finish my dad's birthday card.

I kept it simple.  I used some Washi tape for the side, the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Cricut Once Upon a Princess for the phrase, stickles on the present, and a small rhinestone for the i.