Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Baby Cards

I found this lovely sheet of 12 x 12 paper and I knew I wanted to make cards with it.
So here are 3 cards that I put together using sketches from Mojo Monday. I love their sketches, and always think that I will use them, but never have. Yesterday's sketch was just perfect for this card, that I was inspired to get to it right away this morning.
I'll be sending this card to my great nephew in England for his 1st birthday.
I used some embossing folders for this one and 3 drops of stickles at the bottom right
Such an adorable picture. The liquid pearls I used on this one are a little crooked!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Cricut cards

I put together 2 cards with my cricut, one for my BIL whose birthday it is this month, the other for his daughter, my niece who just moved into a new home. Loved the way they turned out.
For Kev's birthday


For my niece Sophie and her daughter Talia
Both these cuts are from the Nifty Fifties cartridge.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Christmas card tutorial

I am trying to come up with a few ideas for Christmas cards for later this year. I posted these 2 on Paper Craft Planet and some of the readers were asking how I did the cut for them. So I thought I'd write up a little tutorial with a few pictures.

Using a two sided card stock, cut at 7 1/4" x 4 1/4"
 Then score at 2 3/4" and 3 3/4"

Take a die shape that is symmetric like a circle for example. (I mark the centre line on mine.)
Using a die cut machine, (I use my Big Shot) stack the white platform, first acrylic plate, paper, die. Place the centre of the die on the 2 3/4" score line. Then line the 2nd acrylic plate edge on the centre mark and send it through.
Do not remove the die or paper from the platform. Turn the whole platform around, line the top acrylic plate on the other score line and run it through the machine.
Remove the card. Fold the 2 3/4" forward and the 3 3/4" backward.
There will be score marks on the flip part, but you can cover them with another card shape.
I used a corner rounder and some stamps to complete this card.