Friday, February 19, 2010

First Stairstep Card

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This is my first attempt at the stairstep card. I thought I was doing a different take on it by adding the part on the left, then I see that a couple designers did similar cards. I did come up with my own dimensions, as I hadn't seen this size on the web. The top picture is how it will look when it come out of the envelope. And the bottom is the open version. I really had fun putting the elements together. I'm entering this in four (4) challenges:

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - folds
Cute Daisy May - bright & cheerful colors
Sketchy Colors - dark green, light green & pink
Polka Doodles - hearts & flowers

The heart is cut from HD, and I used three MS punches. The butterflies are made with one of the new stamp and cut punches, which I really like. I also used the feathered leaf and the new pansy border.



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ampersand Anniversary Card

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A dear friend likes cards that are not the normal greeting card. She had really liked an ampersand card that I did for another friend's anniversary, so I thought I would do this for her and her husband also. This is not my original design, but from a Cricut member, Tracy Gough.

I cut the ampersand base at 7-1/4" in brown regular shadow and one flipped using Plantin School. I also cut another at this setting, however I cut it in a coordinating aqua for the back. (To cover the back of the hinge.) Then I cut the aqua front, and the tops on the inside in regular at 7" (One has to be flipped for the left inside.) I did my sentiments up with Corel Draw so they would follow the curves of the ampersand. I added flourishes from SYI at 3" & 3-1/2". The flowers are from AE at 1-1/2" and the monogram from MM at 1". I then added lots of bling. I put the cards together with a hinge from FF. I made the top with the holes showing and the back with the holes filled in. I didn't like the way the back looked, so as I said before, I covered the back with another ampersand the same size as the base.

I'm entering this in the challenge over at Simon Says Stamps Challenge. The challenge is about love. I hope that even though this doesn't use the word "love" it will suffice.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary from Antoinette

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I'm so happy to be able to make cards again. My cricut and all my supplies had to be temporarily moved. I never thought it would take over a month. I'm entering this on the challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. The challenge was to rip something. I find it hard to rip paper, I'm always working hard to cut everything evenly, however, I wanted to use my new stamp I purchased from them. I've always thought she was so cute.

The only thing I used my cricut for was the background and the frame. I used silk flowers and jewels.

Thanks for looking,