Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Teacher's Thank You

    Well I can't believe that the school year is almost over. While I was making this card for my youngest boy's teacher, I realized that I will have  one child going into grade 12, 1 into grade 10 and 1 into grade 6 come fall. Where has the time gone. I'm so very proud of how well my kids are doing and hopefully continue to do just that.
   This card is called a recessed window card. I will post the youtube video by splitcoasterstampers at the end. My son wanted to have lots of flowers on this card as this teacher is his favourite! Not sure how may kids age 11 love their teacher but mine does! So I tried to make it as special as I could.

   For this card I used a piece of white cardstock cut to 5 1/4" by 10 1/2" and folded it in half. Too make the window on the inside you need to make a square 3 1/2"  x 3 1/2" in the center of the front of the card. Once you have done that measure in 1/4:" and make another square. Now you need to take a ruler and craft knife and cut from corner to corner making a x in the square. I centered my window but you can place it higher or lower if you are planning on putting a sentiment on the front. 
   Once the x is cut you can fold the triangles outward (inside facing you) and then fold the next score line inward. The folds will create the window area of you card. Next glue a piece of cardstock to the opening. I stamped mine before gluing it in place. 

    I cut a piece of Lollydoodle paper at 5" x 5" and cut a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square in the middle to create a cover for the front. I then used my Art Philosophy to cut assorted styles, sizes and colours of flowers. 

   Once I cut all the flowers I spritz them with water, not too much as you don't want to rip the paper. I took my stylist and rubbed he edges of each flower to give it some shape. You can see in the first picture what it looks like before and after you rub the edges. I left the paper dry for a few minutes than rolled them up and I used hot glue to glue the flowers. I also did the same technique on the leaves to give them the same look as the flowers.  I hot glued everything in place as I wanted to make sure nothing fell off. I used the same paper to decorate the inside of the card and to cover the back of the window.

   I really love to make flowers! I'm always looking for new ideas and techniques to make them look real. I hope it has enough flowers on it for Zach! 
   If you would like to buy the products used to make this card you can go to OBA by clicking the link above. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Anything Canadian!

   Good morning! I hope everyone who has been experiencing bad weather over the last few days is OK. Lucky for us, we really didn't have anything too bad to deal with. Let's hope the worst of the weather is over. Mind you for me, this rainy and wet weather means more craft time!
   Today I'm sharing the card I made for my CCE group with the theme of anything Canadian. I used a Beaver for the theme of my card. The funny thing is lots of other ladies used the same beaver. Great minds think alike! LOL.

   The white cardstock is CTMH and the other paper are all different companies. I used red glitter glue on the fireworks paper, which is hard to see in this picture. I cut all the pieces on the front using Go Canada Cricut Cartridges. As you can see from he picture that I used a toothpick for he flag pole and I used 3D foam tape to pop up the flag. I also used googly eyes as he just seemed to need something else. Mind you the way the beaver is sitting in this picture, he looks a little crazy.  I used some reitred CTMH cranberry ribbon on the side. This card was one of the hardest one I've done. Wasn't sure what or how I wanted it to look until I found the firework paper in my stash. I do think it turned out OK as I have never made a Canada Day Card before.
    Thanks for stopping by today and I hope everyone has some time to craft today and enjoy the nicer weather! 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Pretty in Pink

   Today I will be sharing the card that my cousin asked me to make for her grandma. I have never met this lady but I have been told she loves my cards, flowers and the colour pink. So pink and cream is what I went with and flowers of coarse.

   For the base of the card I used colonial white cardstock. I cut the card base  on the circut using the Art Philosophy cartridge at 5 1/4". I also cut 2 more of the card bases a 5 1/4"  using paper from the Lollydoodle paper pack. I only used the front of the card bases and cut them down to 5" square. I glued the the lollydoodle on the front and on the inside. 
   I used the Happy Birthday stamp that came with the Art Philosophy cart on the inside and I used a bitty sparkle for the dot on the i. 
   I also used the same card to make the flowers. I used the colonial white for the daisy like flowers. I cut some of the daisy like flowers smaller and in pink to use for he center of each flower I also added a small pearl to the inside of the one Daisy. The roses are a light pink with a dark pink center. To  make the 2 tone flowers you just need to cut 2 different sizes. I rolled the largest flower and then rolleed the smaller one and add it to the center of the larger one. I love the effect this gives. You can make the daisy look like Black Eyed Susan by using yellow cardstock with a black center. 
   I used some off white organza ribbon and then I added the flowers. I also added some retired CTMH paper butterflies on the front. 
  Well I hope that she loves this card as much as the others that I have made for her. Well that's all for today. Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Happy Father's Day!

   Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. Been very busy the last few weeks planning and attending our last 2 scouting camps of the year. Now that those are over and scouting is done until September I can get back to crafting.
   Today I will share he Father's Day card I made for my CCE group on FB. The theme was anything manly, so I a card that could be used for any occasion. I chose to use this card for Father's Day.

   For the card base I used black cardstock. I used CTMH Buttercup cardstock for the first layer. I then cut another piece of Buttercup and used it for the sunset. To make the sun, I punched a circle out of a sticky note, making sure that you have the sticky edge on the edge of the circle. Once you have he circle placed where you want, go ahead and sponge the sunset. I used CTMH creme brulee, buttercup, goldrush and sunset ink. I start from the top with the lightest colour, and work my way to the bottom of the paper and  layer with the next darkest colour and so on until you have the look you want.
   For the mountains, I used outdoor denim, a metallic black and black cardstock. I used School Plantin Cricut cartridge to cut the mountains and the trees for the backround. I used a brown metallic paper for the trees using Dee's Distinctively Die called branch set 1. I also used  a Dee's die called Deer 1 and Deer 2 to cut the deer from black glitter paper. I stamped the simple life in black ink and inked the edges with the same colours I used for the sunset and layered it with black cardstock. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the banner. I used the buttercup for the inside of the card.
  I had lots of fun making this card and I hope that my Dad and my hubby like their's. Well that's all for today. Tomorrow  I will share the birthday card I was asked to make. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Pop- Up Box Card

   I would like to say Thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out my blog and all the other amazing creations made by some very talented ladies!!! You ladies ROCK!!
   Today I'm sharing the card I made for my youngest son's 11th birthday. My son is a huge lover of cars and trucks, basically anything  with 4 wheels and is big! So I made him a box card with a Monster truck. I got the directions for this card from Splitcoasterstampers. I will post the video on how to make this card at the bottom.

   I used CTMH ProPlayer paper, slate cardstock and white cardstock. 
   For the top panels  of the card I cut 6 pieces of solid cardstock at 2 5/8" x  2 5/8" , and 6 pieces of printed paper at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". I cut 2 panels of solid cardstock at 2 5/8"  x  6  1/4"  and 2 pieces of printed paper at 2 1/2" x 6 1/8". For the bottom panels I cut 3 panels of solid cardstock at 2 5/8" x 3 5/8" and I cut 3 panels of printed paper at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". All sides should have paper on them  but the bottom 3 panels inside. 
  Once you have all the panels in place go a head a glue the box together  ( the small strip) than you can add the 1" x 4 3/4" pieces you cut earlier to the inside of the card. Glue the folded ends to the sides of you card. 
  Once you have all this done you can decorate your card.  The stamps I used are CTMH sest called: Cruisin, Fast and Furious and Maximum Power. I used acetate or clear plastic package works to make the stamps stand up.  I used 3D foam tape on the Fast and Furious to make it pop up.

 Here is the video for complete directions. 

  My son just love this card for his birthday! I thought this card would be difficult but it was really very easy to make.Well thanks for stopping and checking out what I've been up to!

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Sunday, 1 June 2014

June's Hearts of the West Blog Hop

   Welcome to The Hearts of the West Team blog hop. June Edition!  I'm so excited to be in this blog hop as its my very first one!!!

   This month's color challenge has been picked by Nancy Klein. It's soft color pallet perfect for this time of year. The project is open to our choice to keep it simple.
   You're in for a treat, so grab your coffee, sit down and hop with the Hearts of the

   If you came from then you're on the right track. This is a circular blog hop, if you get lost or want to start at the beginning. You can find the list down below.

   For this blog hop I decide to do a scrapbook layout. I don't do a lot of scrapbook layouts but I wanted to challenge myself and the colours seemed the right choice for these pictures.

   For this layout I used Blush cardstock for the background paper. In the corners I used an old SOTM called Baroque Border in Hollyhock ink. I than used CTMH Artiste Cricut cart to cut the dollie at 11" in white cardstock.

   I used white and hollyhock cardstock to mat the pictures. For the banner in the top corner, I cut by hand strips of  Barn Red, Olive, Sky and Crystal Blue cardstock to make the banners. I used CTHM Artbooking Cricut cart to cut Hailey's name. I punched small holes in each corner and weaved the banner with  Smoothie twine. I used some retired designer rhinestone brads hang the banner from. I also used 3D foam tape under each banner to give it dimension.

    For the bottom of the page, I made another banner using the same cardstock but adding some printed paper from the Ariana paper Packet.  I cut each banner by hand  but I used the Artbooking cart to cut out the sweet and Little banner. I used some Bitty Sparkles on the edge of the Sweet and Little banners. I also used 3D foam tape to pop up some of the banners. I some retired Hollyhock flower ribbon on top of the banner.
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