Continuing from yesterday’s posts, I made a couple of cute thank you cards. I used the Imagine More Cartridge to make the focal die cuts. The first one is called Merci Bear-Coup. I added flock to the bear to make him look furry, liquid pearls for added detail and ribbon to finish it off.
the card measures 5 X 5 square.
The second thank you card is called Thanks a latte. It is a much smaller card measuring 3 3/4 X 5 inches. To make the words and the cup stand out I embossed with clear embossing powder. Unfortunately it is hard to see the detail of the embossing. Guess I’ll have to figure out how to take a better picture. More to learn! Stitching was done by pen to outline the base of the card. To finish I added liquid pearls and ribbon.
A great card to give to a friend
Tomorrow I’ll post the friendly note cards! Thanks for looking!
I’ve been experimenting with my Cricut Imagine this last week and have made several new cards. While I was playing, I cut out several images from the Imagine More Cards cartridge. Of course I had to print and cut out all the layers and put them together. At first I thought I would just save the completed die cuts for when I needed them but after thinking about it, I decided that I would either lose or forget where I put them. At any rate, I decided that in order to not lose them, I had better figure out how to use them. Here is the first card,
I was really pleased with the color and thought the little bird was quite adorable. The card is 51/2 X 4 inches. I cut the mat at 5 X 3 3/4, added the ribbon, bow and a few rhinestones to glitter it up!
The second card is also a birthday card. I layered the die cut then pop dotted the die cut for dimension. I had to search my stash to find the right paper for the mat, rounded the corners and added liquid pearls to complete the card. The card measures 5 1/2 X 4 inches.
Saturday was my 34th wedding anniversary! I made this card for my husband. I used the Circle exclusive Sophie cartridge. This is one cartridge I am so glad to have. It is full of cards for all occasions. I found exactly what I wanted on page 22 of the booklet. I thought the lovebirds would be cute but also more elegant for the occasion. I cut the card base at 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ from the cream color cardstock from the DCVW Shimmer stack. I also cut the liner at 2 3/4″ by 4 1/4″ from the DCVW Mariposa stack. I got out my Cuddlebug and embossed the card using the Divine Swirl embossing folder. Next, I used chalk to bring the embossing to life and inked the edges of the card with a dark blue. Time to move to the inside. I glued the liner to the upper inside of the card. I couldn’t find a stamp that I thought would work for this, so I went to my Creative Memories Storybook Creator software. I created a custom sentiment for the inside to print. A little trimming and I was done. I hope you like it!
I finally figured out how to make a picture gallery! As I didn’t add pictures of all the cards and such I did over the summer, I thought I would make up a gallery to showcase all my work. If you need instructions or have any questions, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you. I used my Cricut for all of these. I do have gypsy files for most of my work and would be willing to share them as soon as I figure out how to add that type of link. Until I do you could ask me for them, give me your email address and I will send the file to anyone who would like a copy o the files. Hope you like my work! I would love to hear what you think! Thanks for looking.
I was busy this weekend with the Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge! It did inspire me to make another card. I have two baby girls being born this spring. One will be my granddaughter and the other is a family friend’s daughter. I decided I needed to start making the cards now rather than later. Here’s a picture of the first one.
I saw a card designed by Sherry Wright in a magazine and thought it was fairly easy and quick. Other than the color for the carriage and adding “Sweet ” and “Girl” the card looks the same to me. I used my gypsy to prepare the cut using Storybook and Stretch your Imagination. I can’t remember which cartridge I used for the “Sweet” and “Girl”. I welded the words and cut out blackouts using the hide feature on the gypsy. Paper was from the Anna Griffin Isobelle Collection, Bazil and K & Company Specialty Paper. Ribbon, pearls and glitter glue came from my stash. Every cut is from cricut including the card base. I stamped “Congratulations! inside. I plan on making a gift bag or box to match. I will post that when I am done them. Thanks for looking!
I wanted to share a picture of a card I did for the Pink Stanper Blog Hop Challenge. The challenge was to make a card, scrapbook page or something fun with My Pink Stamper Stamps or the color pink. As I don’t as yet have any My Pink Stamper Stamps, I chose to go with a card using pink.
This card was inspired from a card I saw designed by Kandis Smith. I made a few changes to reflect my tastes but overall it is very similar. I used paper from the Anna Griffin Isabelle Collection, Bazill and K & Company Speciality Paper. I used the Wedding Cartridge to cut out the hearts (both the scalloped and the scrolled). The flowers were cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge (I think, I need to write these things down when I do them) I added Glossy Accents to the flowers and a small pearl to finish them off. I also added pearls to the scrolled heart to add interest. The ribbon came from my stash and probably was bought from Michael’s. I made a cut file for my gypsy and cut out with my Expression. Thanks for looking.