Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!! (Cards)

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's and Father figures!! My daughter and I made my husband a card yesterday and gave it to him last night. I used Create a Critter for the frog ("toad") and dry embossed him to make him look bumpy. Kate's ABCs was used for the phrase/wording. On the inside I used Everyday Pop-Up Cards for the pop-up message (hint: there are NO instructions on how to use the pop-ups, it's trial and error)! I also added some Stickles & Glitter glue.

For the card I made for MY Dad I cut 2 motorcycles from Everyday Paper Dolls; YES, my dad rides a HARLEY!! lol  I cut one in green (Dad's Harley is green) and one in black; then pieced it together. I added some Stickles for the "lights" and some accents on the green. I also added Liquid pearls for the "chrome" details. lol I cut the sentiments from Tear Drop; I used the "Drop-less" Feature most. I cut the card base and the mat from DCWV Shimmer stack. 

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Butterflies and Jellyfish

This weekend I've been working on getting my swaps ready for my Cafemom groups. One swap was all about butterflies and the other was "Under the sea". I still have a couple more swaps to get done... and I thought I hadn't signed up for many! haha
The butterflies are pretty simple; I might add some stardust pen. They were cut from Everyday Pop-Up Cards. They are cut at 3.... It took some time to get all the little pieces cut out and trimmed.

For the Under the Sea swap I chose to do Jellyfish, girl jellyfish! lol They were cut at 3.25 from Create a Critter. I dry embossed the bows and added a little stardust pen.

Thanks for stopping by! :)
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Inspire ATC

A few weeks ago I saw an ATC I loved.... it inspired me to try one. The one I made didn't come out like I planned, but I really like it! I started with an "Artsy" (tech. term hehe) frame of mind... I Glimmer Misted a piece of light blue cardstock. Then layered another piece of cardstock 2 1/4 by 3 1/4, used an edge punch Swiss Cheese (By EK Success), and wrapped a ribbon around the edge. I attached the ribbon with Staples (in blue LOL) just for a little extra fun. I used a TH Memo Pin to hold a rectangle of CS where I attached the wire word "inspire" with Glossy Accents (by Ranger). I then sprinkled a few Martha Stewart Micro Beads onto the Glossy Accents; Pop doted the back after it dried. I added the bow, flowers with bling centers, and the little acetate bee (Making Memories?) onto foam pop dots.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011