Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I’d Rather Be Fishing

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This card was made for a friend, who due to health issues is unable to go out very often. So I thought he could use a little encouragement. I saw the fisherman here on a card by Carmen Lucero on the Cricut MB. The silhouette is a .svg file that I downloaded and since I don't have SCAL yet, I printed it three times then cut it out and pop-dotted between the three layers so it would have depth. I was immediately drawn to the dark blue paper, and decided to run it through my embosser with the Cuttlebug folder. I used FF for the tag holder and then used two brads to top it off.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Woof or Hi!

The friend this was done for adores her poodle, Louis. Just like my dog, Oliver, he's one of the family. My friend that I sent this card to had sent me a get well card; from Louis. I thought that was so cute. So now that she's been ill I thought it would be cute to send her a card from Oliver, but I wanted it to come from a different angle, so I sent it from my dog to hers. On the Cricut MB different ones were making cards with hidden messages or slider cards. So I used the word "woof" and hid the computer generated message behind it by using a brad. All of the cuts are from Paper Pups. The message on the back of the card is one I've seen a few times and thought it was cute and sometimes true.


This card was done for the husband of the friend I sent the "Woof" card to. He's back and forth from home to a hospital in a town over an hour away so often that I felt sometimes he needed encouragement also. When he has the time though, he'll be out on a golf course. So when I saw this .svg file while I found the one for the fisherman, I just knew I would do one similar for him. It pretty much just fell together. The argyle paper was perfect. On this silhouette, however, there was no background like there had been on the fisherman, so I cut one out myself, even adding the little flag. I was thrilled how it came out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wheelbarrow full of love

Have you ever been out driving on a summer day and look over in a yard and see how someone has filled an old wheelbarrow full of flowers? That's what I thought of when I made this card for a friend who was under the weather. The wheelbarrow is from WIMG as are the flowers. The grass is from SYI and cut out several times and layered, then I added ribbon along the bottom. The butterflies are by MS. Thank you for looking.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Congratulations Graduate!

Here is my first attempt at a joy-fold card. I used another member's idea to add a place for a gift card. (I believe she used cash.) I did it in the A4 size, but decided I wanted it larger, so I redid it at about 5.5" x 5". I added a few stickles, used the mcpt on the girl twice, cut out one and pop-dotted her. The word "congrats" is from WC, and the bird from HD.

Just a Note

This card is one I totally scrap-lifted from another member on the Cricut MB. I don't remember who she was, but I don't wish to take credit for something I didn't design. The chicks are from SYI and cut at 10" and the top 4 were cut off to be used. The mailbox from MC was cut at 6-1/4", the flowers from WIMG, two in green at 3" and the flower tops in two or three colors at the same size. I cute a small piece of brown for the ground. I inked the envelope and mailbox, colored the post for the mailbox and used stickles on the tulips. The faces were drawn and colored on the birds.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

So Sad for Your Loss

A friend of many years passed away a few days ago. He left behind a loving father and sister and a host of other family members and friends. The following two cards are the cards I made for them. The card for his father was done with a heavy duty foil, run through the embosser with two different folders. Then they were cut and matted on the card with ribbon wrapped around them in the middle. I matted the card, stamped part of a flourish on a small card and attached to the front and finished up with the sentiment stamped on the front and matted.

With Sympathy – Bird on Limb

This is the card that I did for my friend whose brother recently died. I wanted something that would be beautiful yet, not too sad, I scrap-lifted the idea from PinkLady50 on the Cricut MB. Mine is somewhat different, however, in that I used silk flowers, where hers were cut, and I cut the "With Sympathy", where she used a stamp. The bird and branch are from HD; the bird was cut at 1-1/4" and the branch at 3-1/4". The sentiments are from WC and cut at 2".

(P.S. I used this card again and made the same card for some of my husband's cousins, using different colored silk flowers for each.)