Thursday, June 24, 2010

Grad Card

Here is a card I made for my cousin's graduation. I used EDPD but don't remember the size :(

Monday, June 21, 2010

Another card for grandma


This is the card I made for my grandmother from my husband and me. I used a 12X12 piece of paper cut down to 12X5 1/4 inches. I then scored my card at 3" and 7.5" and fold it at the score marks. I cut the CAC owl at 3 3/4" and the accessory at 2 1/2". For the flowers I used the zebra accessory and cut it twice at 2 3/4" and once at 3 3/4". The base is 4 1/4 X 5" with a 1 1/2" X 5" strip and a 1"X5" strip punched with an EK success punch. Racoon phrase cut fit to length 1 3/4" to provide a base for MPS punny-licious whoooo loves you stamp. The picture is cut at 3 3/4"X3 1/4". The WE DO is cut from Lyrical Letters using the Jumbo creative feature key and cut at 1/2". Inside the card is the sentiment Happy Birthday cut from CAC bear phrase at 1 1/2".

Big card for Grandma

This is the first of many projects I put together for my Grandmother's 80th birthday party. This card was actually conceptualized by my younger sister. She also helped me make the card. I don't think she caught the bug, but she at least enjoyed the experience. We used Forever Young for the girls (cut at 5 inches) and Plantin Schoolbook end caps for the names (cut at 1/2 inch I believe). We had to use 12X24" paper cut down to 18X10". We had to put together two pieces of card stock to create a back for the card but the final dimensions of the card I think were 18X10". The card was passed around to all our cousins at the party to sign and it was presented to my Grandmother later during the party.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fun organizing project

In an attempt to get my apt organized I got myself motivated through a craft project. I always have mail everywhere so I decided to create a mail center with a trash can for all my junk mail and a container for my bills. Here is the result

wood box (5X5" joanns)
paint (green for the inside of the box)
assorted cardstock
CAC cartridge
Peachy Keen stamps Everyday Faces assortment (optional)
Modge Podge
foam paint brushes and 1 popsicle stick
Special Delivery cut at 2" twice without shift and twice with shift
Base four pieces of cardstock cut at 5X5"
Mail box cut at 2 1/4" twice-base and layer 2 were the only layers cut
Snail cut at 3 1/2" twice-the base and layers 2 and 3 were the only layers cut
Base: K*i memories "my girl glitter", core'dinations whitewash: green
Special delivery: core'dinations whitewash green, DCWV red #3
Snail: DCWV red#3, core'dinations core essentials in black and magenta
Mailbox: DCWV red #3, core'dinations core essentials magenta

1. Paint the inside of the box your desired colors and allow to dry while you work on the rest of the project.
2. Cut base layers at 5X5". Also cut all the cricut cuts at the above dimensions and assemble all layers and arrange on base sheets of cardstock. Glue down with preferred adhesive.
3. Apply modge podge to 1 side of box and put cardstock base (with cricut cuts already glued down) onto the box. Smooth out all wrinkles using popsicle stick. Repeat on all 4 sides
4. Apply 1 layer of modge podge over top of the 4 decorated sides of the box. Remove as much excess modge podge as possible with brush and smooth the finish out as much as possible. Tip: do 2 sides at a time then allow dry before doing the other 2.
5. Allow project to dry, put bills in place and enjoy!

Here are some close-up pics of the finished project:

Bird-day card

This is a birthday card I made for my mom. I used the bird on CAC cut at 3 1/2" and MPS punny-licious stamps.

Cards for my coworkers

I made these cards for two of my coworkers who were both honored during nurses week at our hospital for their outstanding care, leadership, and precepting.