Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cards for OWH

I just started making cards for Operation Write Home. I have made about 50 so far. These are the first 2 sets that I made. I forgot to take pics of the rest! I got the templates/sketches from the Cricut Message Board.

Monday, January 24, 2011

MOJO175/BBTB2 Butterfly

This is a 5x7 card base. Butterfly, bread tag and grass cut from Walk In My Garden. Cloud from ZooBalloo and embossed with D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. (Not sure of the sizes, sorry!) All the edges were inked with Rubber Stampede inks.

I cut the butterfly 3 times and folded the wings up on the middle and top layers and added the jewels for some extra sparkle.

I glued only the bottom part of the grass down, and curled it out. I'm not real crazy about the grass, though.  But, it is, what it is. I'm not sure how I could have done it different. Any ideas?

Patterned Paper-DCWV Pocket Full of Posies
Jewels-Hobby Lobby and Dollar bin at Michael's

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A (not for me) Baby Book

This is a baby book that I made for a Baby Shower that's coming up for someone in our Sunday School Class.

All the patterned paper is from K& Co, not sure of the name. I have had it for YEARS! All the cardstock is DCWV. All the jewels are from the Dollar Bin at Michael's. I need to stock up after this book!

The book is cut 8x8, covered with patterned paper and cardstock, edges painted white with acrylic paint.
The frame is a 4.25"x6.25" rectangle (George & Basic Shapes) with a flourish (Storybook) welded to the top and bottom. I cut a second flourish from patterned paper and attatched with pop-dots.

{Just ignore my husband in the background!}
The tags (5" from Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More) pull out for journaling. (Flowers from American Heritage, Brads from WeRMemory Keepers.) I had to cut the top of the florish off in order for the tags to go down behind the frame.

The file folders open out for journaling and are tied shut with some ribbon from my stash. (cut at 3" from Fabulous Finds)
 All the cuts on this page came from Storybook. The butterfly is from the border feature (cut at 2") and the scallop square is cut at 3". I used Pocket Full of Posies paper pack from DCWV for these cuts. I inked them with 2 colors of green VersaMark  ink, because, well...just because. :0)
On this page, the butterflies pull out for journaling. 
This flower is also from Storybook. It is 3" high and then squished to about 4" wide. This paper is the same paper as the butterflies from the previous page.
 These lift up for journaling underneath. I used packing tape, sticky side up, under the cut-out portion of the flower and then sprinkled glitter on it. (I saw this idea on someone's blog, but I can't remember whose!)
An assortment of photo mats cut at 4.25"x6.25". I used the Poppy (cut at 1.5") corner feature from Storybook.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another Springtime Card (MOJO 172)

Card base (6.5"x5")
All paper/cardstock is from an old DCWV Spring Stack, matching ribbon
Brown cardstock-cut at 6.25"x4.75" with deckle blade
Patterned paper- cut at 6"x4.5", 1.5"x5"
Pink cardstock-cut at 3"x3", used Plaid embossing folder by Sizzix
Jeweled brad-Making Memories

I also put a piece of the ribbon across the top on the inside of the card.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Springtime Card (MOJO 173/BBTB2-Birds)

Card base (6.5:x5")
All paper/cardstock is from an old DCWV Spring Stack, matching ribbon
Brown cardstock-cut at 6.25"x4.75" with deckle blade
Patterned paper-2 pieces each cut at 3"x4.5"
Flowers-American Crafts
Jewels-Dollar bin at Michael's
Cricut Cartridges
   Base Camp-Postage Stamp, 3.5"
                      Rectangle, 3" (Cuttlebugged with Swiss Dots)
   Story Book-Bird, 1"
   Jolly Holidays-Tree Branch, 1.75"