Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Card Technique-Stitching on Card

Using my cartridge again , I made a small 2" frame and attached it to the top portion.  Added a sentiment in the center.     The final product. 

Here is a view of  more stitching



Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Holidays Card for Class

I  used my Joys of the Season Cartridge for the card base.  The size is 6"


This is the same technique.  The black insert on the fireplace.


Here I overlayed the wood, then I did the same with the black for the wood holder.  I added embellishments with black, red and gold stickle glitter.  Added garland at the top of the fireplace and then added the wording Happy Holidays.  2"
Finished Product

Really love the look of the cutout cards.  My cricut is so helpful.  It makes my work so much easier and fun.    Where was this machine when I was teaching kindergarten all those years?

It seems I have added a few more of the same picture during my editing.  Don't ask me how I did it, I just did.  Unfortunately, I can't remove them for some reason, so enjoy looking at the extras.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Card for my online class

I just finished another card and tag for my class.  I'll take some pictures and post them.  Ran out of time to do that today.  This was another cut-out card using 2 cartridges - Joys of the Season and Beyond Birthdays.  The card itself is a fireplace that I layered  with different color combinations for dimension.  I'm pleased with it, but, of course, I'm not totally satisfied .  Going to try to use a darker base card to start with rather than white. 

OOPS 2/////

Had some problems with the last post.  Hopefully I can show you the rest of the example with weaving  that  I tried using ribbon.
The next step I flipped it over and ran dry adhesive around all the edges.  Then just folded the overlap ribbon and attached it to the cardstock  with the dry adhesive.  Then the next step is to flip it over and add a strip of ribbon going horizontally to the top and bottom.  Attach this with the dry adhesive to the front and back of the cardstock.  It will give it a more finished look.  I then, just attached  using a decorative element.  I would probably jazz it up a bit more if it wasn't a sample.  But hopefully, you've gotten the idea how to do it.

OOPS! Posted on wrong blog

I just posted on our family blog

I decided to add the pictures on this blog.  But hop over and catch up with the Weber's if you'd like.  This picture shows the strips laid out.  Adhere dry adhesive to the left and top side of the base case you're attaching the ribbons to.
  my practice try with weaving ribbon technique from the Christmas Card Bootcamp Class .  So if you want to see my simple example , just hop over and look.  I'm going to be more careful when I go to post my projects from now on.  Must have been a senior moment.  (I mean I am 65 now, I'm allowed)
This is the finished product after weaving horizontally and vertically.  I used 2 different colors of sheer ribbon.  Next time I might try a heavier ribbon to weave.

Sketch #1 from my christmas card bootcamp class

These are a few of the pix I took while making one of the 9 cards in the class.  It's a cutout card (my idea) using my cricut expression (love that machine).  Placement and use of  sentiments on a card front. The cartridges I used were Beyond Birthdays and Joys of the Season.  I blinged it up a bit with stickle glitter  (gold) on the tree and wording frames.  The last picture shows that I did an overlay of the tree to add dimension. Onto sketch 2.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Adventure For Me

I've just signed up for a class online at the Creative Classroom site.  It's "Christmas Card Bootcamp.  It really appears to be quite organized and user friendly.  I'll post pictures as I attempt the projects and new techniques for my "slew of Christmas Cards" I'm creating.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cupcake Tree Camouflage Style

New Swap coming up!

Well, the last swap wasn't too bad.  Can't wait to see what I get back.  This next card swap is called, Krazy Kard Swap.  Only 2 cards to make.  Just make them crazy.  Should be easy for me.  This time I'll take pictures and post them.  I've got a new email for swaps .  It's connected to my regular yahoo email.  This one is  So if you want to find out about  more swaps, just email me there and I 'll forward updates. 

Might be making more cards for Church.  I was thinking about putting together a few generic Baptism cards that could be sent to parents after their child's Baptism.  Not sure if this is going to work or not.  Since our Parish is so large, that's a lot of  cards each month.  Trying to make it as simple as possible for me.    Also thinking of  Confirmation as well.  Just in the talking stages.  But  it's not something I want to have to do at the last minute.  Toooo much stress for this old gal .

So looking forward to Fall  decorating.  Do you do anything special for the Fall .  I've got some projects lined up.  Hopefully , I get around to them.  I always tend to  have more ideas and projects lined up than I have time. 

Then, of course,  got to think about those Christmas cards.  I'm my own worst enemy when it comes  to time management.   Are you making your cards this year?  Still thinking about using those Copic markers.  I'm so determined to learn how to do that.  Just love the finished look.
Happy creating.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Heading into new territory: Swaps

It's a Christmas In July Card Swap.  Not as involved as I first thought.  Looking forward to see the cards I get back.  Computer was not cooperating with me, so I couldn't take and download a  picture of my finished products.  Will next time.Time to get back into posting my pix of the cards I've made.  I did several "books" for family this Summer.  They were like memory books you write something to the celebrant.  I'm going to ask my sister (70th birthday book) and brother (golden wedding anniversary book) if they'[d send  me some pix to download.  I'm really pleased at how they turned out.   Also did an awesome (if I may say ) 40th birthday memory book.  He's a former Marine, so I used their official album.  It was so much fun to go back and look at all those pix.  I did one for my daughter when she turned 40.  Brought back soosoo  many wonderful memories.