Posts Tagged ‘cuttlebug’

Hump day crafts: Celebrate card

October 6, 2010

I signed up to be in a monthly Close to My Heart club for 10 months. Each month I have to order $25 in merchandise and one month I get hostess benefits. I’m not sure if I’d do it again, but I am enjoying my new toys. Here’s a recent stamp of the month I ordered — they were just too cute!

hedgehog celebrate cardHere’s a card I made for my mother-in-law’s birthday. I never know what to get her — or what kind of card will appeal to her. But this is cute without being too…anything. I colored the stamped hedgehog in with prismacolor pencils and then handcut it and attached it with pop dots (or similar). I’m trying to use my Cuttlebug more, so I embossed the background behind the “celebrate” stamp. I like the way it turned out, but unfortunately I messed up on when her birthday was and sent it a few days late. Oops! Hopefully she’ll forgive me soon.

Enjoy the card and happy crafting!


Hump Day Crafts: Birthday cards

May 5, 2010

Things have been busy (aren’t they always), but I thought I’d do a quick post of a couple more birthday cards I made for family members back in March.

The first was for my brother-in-law, so it’s a little more masculine than some I post on here. I was playing with a new Cuttlebug folder and some aluminum foil. I mostly added the foil, so I could play with my new alcohol inks from Tim Holtz. I have no idea what I’m doing with them. LOL

I also was playing with my new Dymo embossing label maker I picked up at my local Goodwill. The front says “Do the math” and the inside says “you’re getting old” with the same paper sanded labeling. It’s a little family joke, since I’m 6 months older than him.

The other card was for my sister-in-law, who I picked up a gift card for. I wanted to make a card that would hold the card, and match it, since it was covered in shiny flowers. I found a pop-up idea somewhere (sorry, can’t remember to give credit where it’s due), and thought I’d try it with a cut out to show off the gift card.

The finished card is 4″x6″ and is made from a 6″x12″ piece of cardstock. It’s scored at 4″, 6″ and 8″, so it can be folded, slit and glued to make the pop-up piece.

For this card, I had to cut the circles carefully. I used my Fiskars shape cutter with circle template. The front is decorated with various Quickutz squeeze dies, some colored with Perfect Pearls pigments used as paint. I also used them on the embossed stamped butterfly. The grass is handcut. I did have to create my own template for an envelope for 4×6 cards, but we’ll save envelopes for another day.

Happy crafting!