I just fell in love with this card I made for my son’s 4-year-old friend. I used the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge and cut the boy and all his accessories at 3 1/2″ and the tractor at 3″. I used a brayer and my Stampin Up Classic ink to create the sky and grass. I finished it off with some penwork, chalking, and eyelets and brads.
Thank You Frog May 17, 2009
I made these Thank You cards for my son’s 4-year-old birthday. I actually used a die cut machine at school to cut out the frog. I made the lily pad by cutting a 3 1/2″ circle and drawing multiple lines on it. I added wiggle eyes and a curled tongue. The cattails are made from the small oval punch from Stampin Up and the “Thanks” stamp is also Stampin Up.
Another Spinner Card! April 21, 2009
We had another child’s birthday to go to so I made this spinner card since my son had so much fun with his. This time I stamped the detail over the card top and card base so the entire flower would show. The butterfly spins over the flowers. I hope you like it!
I made this card for my son, Nathan’s 7th birthday. He had fun tipping it back and forth and watching the frog do cartwheels. These cards are so fun to make! Check out my Baby Card for William for a link to the directions.
Baby Card for William April 14, 2009
I had a hard time parting with this baby card I made for my sister’s first baby. To make matters worse it didn’t photograph very well! I may have to make another one just for me!! It’s a spinner card and the baby does cartwheels across the card. I used brown cardstock for the card base. I used the baby stamp from Stampin’ Up’s retired Baby Firsts set. I stamped the baby in black ink and water colored him in Bliss Blue and Creamy Caramel. Then I shadow cut him and set him aside until I was ready to put together my spinner. I embossed Bashful Blue cardstock (Stampin’ Up) with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. Next I made the spinner mechanism following the directions I found at the following link . http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/spinner_card/
The text on the front is hard to read, but it says: CAUTION: Never drop, twirl, shake, swing or spin your baby.
The inside of the card said: No babies were injured in the making of this card. I borrowed this idea from a very talented cardmaker on Splitcoaststampers.com whose name I don’t have to give her the credit she deserves!
Cupcakes for Mom March 28, 2009
I made this card for my Mom’s birthday using the Crazy for Cupcakes set by Stampin’ Up. I used patterned paper from Basic Grey’s Euphoria collection for the card base. I used half of a journaling card from Jenni Bowlin’s collection as a mat for the cupcakes. I shadow cut the cupcakes and adhered it to my card with dimensionals. I used an accent pink ribbon and stamped my sentiment beneath it. I wasn’t happy with the photograph, but I really liked the card overall.
Fishing Invitation March 17, 2009
I made this invitation for my son’s 7th birthday party. The kids are going to fish in our pond and I wanted a card to fit the theme. I used the Pick a Petal set by Stampin’ Up to make the body of the fish. I used Mellow Moss craft ink and heat embossed it to give it a shine. I punched various hearts to make the fins and lips of the fish and attached a googly eye. I sponged the bottom of the card with Blue Bayou for the water and used the Doodle Alphabet set from Close To My Heart for the words. I made a pole from scraps and a little pen work. My son really liked it!