My carts (38): A Child's Year; Accent Essentials; All Mixed Up; Alphalicious; Animal Kingdom; Base Camp; Christmas Cheer; Christmas Noel; Cursive 101; Designer's Calendar; Doodlecharms; Everyday Paper Dolls; From My Kitchen; George; Going Places; Graphically Speaking; Happily Ever After; Home Accents; Indie Art; Jasmine; Mickey and Friends; Opposites Attract; Paper Doll Dress Up; Paper Pups; Pooh and Friends; Robotz; Snow Friends; Sports Mania; Stamped; Stone Script; Storybook; Stretch Your Imagination; Tags, Bags, Boxes & More; Tear Drop; Tinker Bell & Friends; Walk in My Garden; Wedding; When It's Cold Outside.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gift can reaction

My nieces really loved their gift cans. And that made me very happy also. The littlest one who likes Barbie asked my sister how I knew her favorite character was Sleeping Beauty. Kids--she was supposed to think it was Barbie!! But, it worked out.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Father's gift card

Dad always gets a gift card from Golf Galaxy. I would have done a golf card but LESLIE borrowed my Sports Mania cart so she could make Dad a Golf Galaxy gift card holder. (No, really, I didn't have an idea anyway) So, I decided to try the flip-flop card. Jill posted on her blog the link to the Split Coast Stampers tutorial and I am including it here also:
The paper was left over from a project last year. I'm not sure of the manufacturer. The snowflakes are from both Graphically Speaking and from A Child's Year. The gift card will fit perfectly on the back of the flip.

I finished this at about 1:00 a.m. and went to bed. When my eyes popped open this morning, I thought I bet I can use design studio to make this card easier to make. (I hate all that measuring, partial line cutting, partial line scoring.) So, I got on design studio and after a couple of minor adjustments, I think I have it right. Below is a birthday card I'm making. I'll finish it up later, but I wanted you to see the cut. Then, the scoring lines are easy--just score to the cut. I'll give more details later.

Mother's gift card

Now, just so you know, I'm not waiting until the last minute. Our family Christmas is still a couple of days away! This is the card I made to hold Mother's Half-Price Bookstore gift card.

The card was cut from A Child's Year. The frame lines cut as strictly lines. So, I took my new utility knife because it was handy, and cut a little wider opening so you could actually see the frame. I'm thinking that I could alter it in Design Studio to widen the lines next time.

I have loved those eyeballs in Graphically Speaking since I got the cart and now I have finally used them. The book is also from Graphically Speaking. The paper is, of course, double sided Basic Grey from the Christmas set a year or two ago. The letters on the inside are the stickers from that set--not enough "r's" so two colors. The gift card will fit perfectly attached to the inside top of the card in the frame.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CFS altered notebook

Okay--this isn't my work, but it is my paper and notebook. I needed a place to help keep the tally on the Cards for Soldiers challenges. My sister, Leslie, designed and covered this for me. The paper is Basic Grey--my favorite company for papers.

Tinkerbell gift can

This may be my favorite can--perhaps because the flowers are so bright. I want to thank Jill for making some Tinks for me. After I did a little more planning, I decided I needed a few more cuts and bought the Tinkerbell and also the Happily Ever After cartridges.

Barbie gift can

Good morning. I should be able to post pictures of my last two gift cans. Last night I purchased the last items to go in the cans--candy bars. So, the cans will hold the photo album, gift card, candy bar, Little Dover activity book, pens, pencils, and beany baby (some I purchased years ago and finally have someone to give them to!)
For Barbie I used Disney Happily Ever After and cut Sleeping Beauty (Aurora--did you know that was her name?) I cut the crown off her head which seemed to work fine. When I told my son it was Barbie he said, it looks like a Disney character to me. Oh well. This niece is almost 5 so maybe she won't notice...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Winnie the Pooh gift can

Pooh came next and there were just too many great characters. In fact, I made too many to fit on the can and gave Kanga and Roo to a friend who was making a baby book.

Mickey Mouse gift can

This is the first can I decorated. And, the first time I had used any character cartridge to such a large extent. It was frustrating at first, but then it became more like solving a puzzle and I really started enjoying it. So, Here's Mickey and friends:

This is their photo album and gift card holder:

A Child's Year Cards and Blog Style

I changed my background. It is pretty boring but I do like that it actually uses the whole screen page. Everyone else's blogs are so fancy and pretty. Maybe I'll do my own thing; not follow the crowd; strike out in my own direction; take the fork in the road; be a lone wolf; yadda, yadda.

Okay--back to the important stuff:

These were the first cards I tried with A Child's Year. I made the two little sisters for my sister Leslie and the fairy for my daughter.

A Child's Year has some really great images on it. One feature I have found I really like is the font. It welds easily and I liked the look. I used it on the upcoming friends books that coordinate with the paint cans.

COM Plum with Points

I really did like this card. The wavy strip was some cardboard-type material my daughter found when cleaning her room. We have it in almost every color imaginable...

The "point" cut is from Graphically Speaking.

COM Pineapple with Punches

This is my creation for my Card of the Month group. The theme was Pineapple with Punches. My punch was simple--round. The metal filigree wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Apparently what I wanted is long out of production so I settled for jewelry/bead findings. Then I embossed with copper powder.

Coffee/Tea ATC

I have just been too busy with other things. Time to post some of the projects I have been working on.
This is an ATC. The image that inspired this card was a photo of coffee beans. I am just not a coffee drinker, so I had to make some tea. The card was resized on design studio using a cut from A Child's Year. The teapot stickers were Mary Englebreit that I have had for a long time. Don't you love using supplies you already have??