Last week I made two birthday cards that were complete opposites to each other. One was for a three year old and one for an adult. You would think that the kiddie card would be easier to make but I am so accustomed to making cards for adults that it took me forever to put it together. Either the colors looked to mature or the embellishments. I finally was able to get it done to my satisfaction and although the three year old was more interested in what was in the gift bag, the parents totally appreciated the card.
For the three year old who loves dinosaurs and animals!
My friend Marny's son turned seven this week and here's the card that I made for him.
I am sure some of my scrapbook friends recognize the paper on top. It is from a few years ago but mixed with some newer embellishments it was perfect for a boy's birthday card. Here are a few detail shots.
And what do you do when you realize that you have no birthday wrapping paper in the house...you use kraft paper and decorate it of course.
Here's another birthday card that I made for my friend Shannon for her birthday!
A fun summery card that I made for my friend Kristen's birthday!
I used the last of the basic card forms that you can see in this post. I wanted to soften the look of the black and white so I covered it with this vellum like paper after punching a flower border. Added some ribbon, a rub on and the sentiment and voila..summery, feminine birthday card.
Wow...I did not realize just how long it has been since I blogged. Anyway I am back and with some eye candy...my latest card.
My good friends Laura and Justin got married last weekend (congrats again to them) and this is the card that I made for them.
I love the simply elegance that black, white and gray bring to this card.
The image of the couple and the sentiment were both cut using my Silhouette machine. The figures were cut from black cardstock and then I cut the dress and the shirt from using white paper and then layered them. The sentiment is a print and cut shape.
Some close ups
A interesting tidbit about this card is that all the paper used to make it has been in my stash for over four years. Just goes to show that you don't always need the newest and greatest to make stunning creations.
Here's a quick Thank You card that I whipped up using mostly Ranger Ink products.
Step 1: Stamp image with Archival Ink onto Craft Tag.
Step 2: Using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint minis apply paint direct from bottle to stamped image. Let dry completely.
Step 3: Cut a piece of plain card stock a quarter inch smaller than the size that the card will be. So in this case my card will be 5X7 so the plain cardstock is 4 3/4 x 6 3/4. Use Studio Paint mini to make dots along the bottom edge.
Step 4: Add brad and bakers twine to tag and adhere to decorated cardstock.
Step 5: Add letter stickers with sentiment of your choice.
Step 6: Attach to store bought card form or you can make your won as I did using Kraft paper.
Some close up shots! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Continuing with my baby shower theme this week here is some more baby crafting.
Baby boy card.
Baby girl card.
I am definitely using my stash. Everything I used for these cards (with the exception of the bakers twine) has been in my stash for at least a year and in some cases much, much longer. This just goes to show that you don't always need the newest and brightest to create wonderful pieces.
I also made these cute altered canvases for my friends. One is having a girl and one a boy and they both have nicknames for them as they are keeping their names a secret until the babies are born.
These were super easy to make. I found the boy and girl sheep in the Silhouette shape shop. They were originally done so that you cut the pieces from different colored cardstock or patterned paper but I decided to simplify my life and use the print and cut feature on the Silhouette. To do this I ungrouped the shape and then used the fill feature to color each section and also changed the line color to match. Then it was just a matter of sending to my printer, and then cutting the printed pieces out with the Silhouette. I painted the canvases with acrylic paint, glues the pieces to the canvas using Paper Modge Podge and also coated the completed piece with Modge Podge to seal them. The letters are vinyl Thickers that I have had forever.
Thanks for looking and check out yesterdays post for some other ideas.