Sunday, January 25, 2009

Random Cards

Here are some miscellaneous cards I've done. Sympathy, Miss You, Just Because...


Thank You Cards

Does the pink one look familiar? It's just like one of my birthday cards except with flowers and a thank you sentiment. The 2nd card was made using the SU! Alphabet Soup stamp set and my Cricut. I used the Mini Monograms cartridge for the U and the green square behind it.
Here is a simple thank you card... I used the heat embossing technique and it has the same thank you sentiment as the pink card above.

 I totally scraplifted the red card straight from the SU! catalog.  That catalog sure is chalk-full of great ideas.  The second card I created on my own.  It took some time with all the layering and I realized I need the ticket corner punch from SU! as it took me forever to cut the edges around both layers of the thank you sentiment.
Here is a little thank you tag I made to throw into the orders of crafty things I sold on ebay.  Just a little something...

Friendship Cards

This friendship card is actually a thank you card also. I used the same tag technique I mentioned in the birthday card section. When you open the card there is a little stamped image that says 'Thank You' but you can't see it when the card is closed. I used versamark ink and embossing glitter and heat embossed the flowers on the green strip.

Okay, this is one of my all-time favorite cards! It is a flip card. I made these for a card swap. Thank goodness I only had to do 12 of them - or should I say, Oh my goodness, I had to do 12 of them! LOL! I really do put a lot of pressure on myself when it really isn't necessary. I was so happy with these when they were done. They turned out just like I wanted them to. The front has a pre-printed sentiment on it and stamped images, the back just has stamped images and space for a hand-written sentiment.


Baby/Anniversary Cards

I made these cards for some friends.  I love the little baby from this stamp set.  It is so cute!!


Anniversary Cards

I really like the simplicity of these cards. I wonder, though, why they take so darn long when they look so simplistic. I think I can complicate the simplest of tasks... LOL! I actually used my markers to color this stamp image so I could use multiple colors on the image.

Christmas Cards

Hey-Hey!  I didn't scraplift these.  I actually came up with these on my own.  Imagine that.  HaHa!  I did the first one and hubby thought it wasn't very Christmas-y so I changed the colors to green and red.  He liked that one much better.  TAC stamps were used for this card.
I used heat embossing for these next cards.  Again, I came up with one template but wasn't crazy about it so I ended up going with the second one.  The sentiment inside is the same sentiment I've used every year since I started making cards.  I'm sure our friends and family are saying "Jeez - get a new sentiment stamp already".  LOL!

We created this 'Santa Suit' card at one of our SU! club meetings. My cousin actually made this for her family's Christmas cards that year.

Below are our main Christmas cards for 2008.  I didn't make enough which is why I had to make a few of the ones below this picture.  I made these using my Cricut machine.  I love this machine!!  Of course, with both projects, I used stickles - lots and lots of stickles!

 I plan on doing these for all our cards next year.  I have to do about 60 every year.  Good thing making these is therapeutic!  I made these using the Cuttlebug machine and the lace tree embossing folder. 

Bunches of Birthday Cards!!

I wanted to make a masculine bday card with glitter - if that's even possible and this was the result.  I love DCWV glitter paper!!

Here are some other birthday cards.  I finally figured out the simplest of techniques in order to make a card using black paper.  I was always frustrated because I would have to use white or silver ink to stamp the message and then would have to use a white or silver pen to sign the card.  I finally just took some plain old printer paper, cut it approx. 1/4" smaller than the card and placed it inside the card.  I was able to stamp the sentiment in black ink and sign with a regular pen.  It was definitely a  should-a had a V-8 moment.


The brown and coral colored card below has some added detail to it. Not only did I use the two-step stamping technique, but the stamped tag at the top is actually stamped on the inside of the card and the see through tag-window is punched on the front of the card.
I made this card for my friend Kim. I totally scraplifted the template from the Fall 2008 SU! catalog. As you can see, the stamp on the inside didn't turn out so great. I usually make a duplicate card to keep for myself and it's a good thing. The one given to her looked much nicer on the inside.
This is why I keep a card for myself. I use it as a template and physically have it there for measurements and such. I can then just change the colors, papers, and embellishments for a whole new card!

This is a spinner card. I love spinner cards! My friend Darlene was a SU! demo and she taught us how to do this at one of our SU! club meetings. She always had cool stuff to teach us.
These cards were made with my Cricut and Cuttlebug:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Glass etching

Let me say THANK YOU! to ThePinkStamper !!! Thank you, Robyn, for posting your Cricut tutorial videos so others can make cool creations and not be so frustrated in doing so. Thanks to her, my hubby and I made these cool glasses for a Chinese Christmas that we were going to. We glass etched the phrase "Cheers" on four different wine glasses with four different languages (I think I misspelled the Prost one). I couldn't put a picture of the fourth on here because the saying was in Zulu and wrapped around the whole glass - making it hard to see. Cheers in Zulu is "Oogy Wawa". According to the internet, anyway. It made for some good laughs and my friend was so excited that she picked these and they weren't stolen from her.