Thursday, June 30, 2011

Big Wish

Hello everyone! I wanted to make this card for the Birthday Sundaes challenge #15, Stars and Stripes, and I have always loved the little bird on the Four Legged Friends cart. So, I thought, "you're a bird, it's your birthday, what would you wish for?" For the cat to be in the cage, of course!! I used Four Legged Friends for all the cuts except the star, which came from Don Juan. The cage was cut out of grunge paper, painted with Distress Crackle Paint, then inked with Ditress Ink to give a "wicker" feel. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the background paper is adhesive backed fabric paper that I bought at Michaels half off. Added some vintage seam binding that Joy gave me for a bow, and topped it off with a vintage button from my stash. I am also entering this in the Monday challenge at My Craft Spot. What do you think?

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Many years ago, I made a cloth flag out of muslin in which I used buttons for the white stripes. I thought I would do the same thing only using paper, ribbons and buttons. This is what I came up with, and I think it turned out pretty well. I used Stand and Salute for the flag and inside sentiment which says "United We Stand". Found some glittery ribbon leftover from Christmas, and used some of the buttons I found at a flea market not long ago. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the outside sentiment, and welded it on the Gypsy. Added some shimmer and a lttle bit of glitter to the stars and called it done. This is my tribute to "Old Glory" and all that She represents. It makes for a pretty hefty card if you were to mail it, so I think it will just hang out in my craft room on the shelf for me to look at! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ice Cream Cone Birthday

Here's a cute little card I made for my Grandson's birthday. I used Stretch Your Imagination and welded the cone together on my Gypsy. I used the cuttlebug folder Divine swirl for the outside ice cream, and some patterned paper for the waffle cone. My grandson's favorite desert is ice cream, so when I gave him the card he got a gift card for Bruster ice cream. On the inside I used a snow writer to give the ice cream more demension, and added Glossy Accents to the top of the fudge. It looks good enough to eat! I am entering this in My Craft Spot's Monday challenge. Thanks for peeking!

Liberty Flag

Hey Ya'll! This card was made for the Fourth of July. I used Independence Day for the word Freedom, Stand and Salute for the fireworks and the word Liberty, and a cuttlebug die and embossing folder called Pearl for the frame. The flag on the front was cut from a Paper Studio paper called "Vintage Flags". I tore it out, wet it and shaped it, then inked the edges and used a piece of rolled up tissue paper underneath it to help

keep it's shape. I added a piece of ephemera that I copied on the computer, and wet it and distressed it as well. The whole card was then sprayed with glimmer, and I used glitter glue for the stars on the flag and the dots around the frame. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Husband's Father's Day

Hi everyone! This is my last Father's Day card, and in the nick of time! This one is for my husband. We own a boat that we take to the river on the weekends. I made the payments on it until I quit working, so I always told him that it was my boat. Anyway, long story short, he always drives the boat even though I know how, because I never got a boat license. He float's my boat! I welded the boat shape on my Gypsy, and used the Father's Day cart again. Even though I thought this would be the easiest one to do, it turned out to be the hardest. I added some pieces of plastic packaging to the windows(I don't think you can tell from the picture), and added the wave at the bottom, which came from Everyday Paper Dolls. Added the emblem, and handcut a little towel. The sentiment on the inside was cut from Just Because Cards, and the anchor from Stand and Salute. I hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day, and thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mr. Fix It

Hello everyone! I made this card for my step-grandson to give to his Dad, who is always fixing things around the house or yard. I used the Father's Day cart, and welded the tool box together. I stamped the tags and "nailed and screwed" them to the side. All the tools ,except the tape measure, are stickers I found in my stash. The letters on the front are from Plantin Schoolbook, and the emblem on the inside from Father's Day. I distressed a piece of paper and " hung " it on the inside. Used my gelly roll pens for a little bit of glitz. I really enjoyed making this one,and I hope you like it too. Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dad's Recliner

Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I posted, so I thought I would share this Fathers Day card with you. My Dad has a favorite blue recliner that he sits in every day and watches TV , and listens to various news channels. He drinks coffee all day also, and somehow manages to fall asleep at some point during the day! Go figure! Anyway this Fathers Day Seasonal cart had the recliner on it, so I rushed out and bought it just for this card! I used color core paper for the recliner, sanded the body of the chair and left the outline unsanded. The sentiment was computer generated, and the z's came from Plantin Schoolbook. I didn't like the bright blue core on the inside so I matted the inside, added some glitter to the z's, did some inking and popping, and called it done ! Thanks for peeking!