Friday, July 30, 2010

Kid Birthday Cards

Leah my co-worker asked me to make 2 kid’s birthday cards for her nephew and niece. One is for a little boy who is turning 4. From what she’s told me Thomas the Train is a huge hit at her house. Although, I don’t have any images of Thomas, I decided to make a train. In order for each piece to line-up, I had to make this card rather large. I think it measured about 5x7. But it worked out perfectly because I was even able to add a little boy in the front. The other card she asked me to make was for a little girl turning 7. Her name is Daisy. She told me she DOES NOT like pink, so I went with the next best color: Purple :) I tried looking for a daisy cutout but couldn't find one on any of my cartridges. But I thought the flower in the corner worked out well :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Penguin Birthday Card

I made this card for my friend Erik who I've known since high school. I decided to use the penguin from Create a Critter because it reminded me of a stuffed penguin he used to carry around with him. It was very similiar to the stuffed penguin Joey and Rachel fight over on the TV show Friends.

I'm also entering this card in the Fantabulous Cricut challenge where we had to make any project using any Cricut animal. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Absolutely Fabulous Girly Card

I made this card for my friend Shiwonda. It's inspired by one of her outfits. She wore this cute black and white dress from White House Black Market (one of our favorite stores) with these cute hot pink strappy sandals. For her engagement photo she wore a cute black dress and wore the same pink heels. I have a dress that's also black and white and it has a pink ribbon that ties around the waist. I just love how these colors come together.

I'm also entering this card for Momo's challenge, where we had to make something girly. The sentiment is perfect and I added some bling to jazz it up a bit. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Card Set

This post is long overdue. My friend Gwen's birthday was around the end of May, and I decided to make her a card set. This is actually the 1st card set I made. (Now that Brian and I bought a house, this may be my trademark gift this year) I found some really nice paper from a scrapbooking calendar that my friend Yen gave me. I decided to incorporate that paper because it matched perfectly with this shimmery beige paper that I found at Office Depot. with the two together it looked "classy". At the time I seemed like everything I was making felt very elementary or something that was just "cute". I decided to make 2 birthday and 2 thank you cards. Thanks to Momo I also made a matching box out of cardstock to put them in. She's up in the bay visiting some friends so hopefully I will be able to catch up with her tomrrow night.

Happy Birthday and Going Away Card

My co-worker Yulise wanted me to make a birthday card for her sister-in-law. She knew exactly what she wanted made, so that made my job pretty easy. She wanted a somewhat larger card so she would have enough room to write with, so I went with a 5x5 card instead of the usual A2 size. She wanted the colors red and pink with lots of shoes and purses. So this is what I came up with. I like the polka dot ribbon. I thought it matched pretty well. I also like the bling bling I put on the shoes. I think it turned out pretty girly. I may use this layout for more cards to come!

I forgot to take a picture of the card before I gave it to Yulise. Luckily she was able to take a picture of it with her iphone. Whew!

Yulise also needed a going away card for her friend who was moving from New York back to Australia. Again, Yulise made this project really easy for me because she knew what she wanted for this particular card. She said she was at the bookstore one day and saw a card that she really liked. So she wanted me to incorporate the same design with this card. She wanted a scalloped edge along the side and an image that would "pop" out of a window on the front of the card. She wanted something that would remind her of NY. I originally thought of using a skyline to represent all of the historical buildings in NY, but I couldn't find the right cut out. Plus, I thought maybe it wouldn't match because the colors of a building would be grey, dark blue, or black. Luckily, I thought of the infamous I love NY shirts, so that is what I was able to come up with. I cut out a little shirt and added the lettering on it. From there I tried to find patterned paper that would match the colors pink, red, and black. The patterned paper I found had some blue circles on it so that is how I came up with the color scheme. This card is a pretty large card, I believe it is 5X7, but I wanted to make it big so there would be enough room to have a window on the front. It worked out pretty well!

Friday, July 2, 2010

I won a giveaway!

Yay! I'm so excited I won another giveaway! There was a blog hop over the weekend hosted by Canadian Nickel Scrap'N where Momo was one the list of blog hops. Momo's blog is one of my favorite sites to visit for inspiration, tips, and tricks of card making. So I'm very excited that I won this set of stamps. This will go perfectly with my Create a Critter cartridge. I already have MPS's Punny-licious stamps so imagine what I can do with all of these available sentiments! I can't wait!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

MPS Color Challenge

Here is a card I made for the My Pink Stamper Color Challenge. The challenge was to use the colors brown, pink, green, and orange. Here is what I came up with. The frog is from Create a Critter and the sentiment "Hoppy Birthday" is actually a stamp from the MPS Punny-licious line.