TGIS (Thank God is Saturday) After all the chores I decided to relax and do a card for http://www.mypinkstamper.com/ Father’s Day Challenge. The challenge was to use brown, yellow and green colors on the card. Here is mine
The boat came from Stand and Salute cartridge on page 58. Cut at 2″. I used the cuttlebug to give it texture.
The brads are from Making Memories and the water sticker came from Me and My Big Ideas.
The “Dad is Gone Fishing” sign was cut at 1 1/2 inches (shadow) and 1″ for the salmon sign. I also used the cuttlebug to give texture to the sign.
Note the plaid paper is actually a dark yellow but it seems to show up brownish in the picture. The boat is brown and the fishing rod is green.
Today we had a fun time at my sister’s house. She is expecting so I made a cute “mommy to be” card for her and gave her some maternity clothes (this is her first child). I had made my mom’s card before so I thought I would just add a cute envelope. Here are my two projects for Mother’s Day:
I used the New Arrival cricut cartridge on this card. The mommy was cut at 4 1/2 inches. I cut three layers: 1 black, 1 brown and 1 patterned paper. The black was used for the main figure. The brown was used for the pants and the hair (I used a silver marker to make the polka dots) and I used the glitter stack for the patterned paper. The card was cut at 5″ tall x 4 1/2 wide.
Now for the hippo on the envelope I used the create a critter cutting it at 4 1/2 inches. I used the moving eyes (found at Michaels) and the Martha Stewart glitter polka dots paper. I used plan fuschia card stock and pink card stock for the back ground and mouth of the hippo.
I did this one for my mom’s hair salon 15th year anniversary. Can you believe it… 15 years! Yeah… Go Mom.
It took a lot of creativity and a lot of my husband and dad’s help to hang it on the building 🙂
I used a smooth outdoor plywood quality along with exterior paints to create the stripes. I used the Provo Craft black vinyl to cut the letters. I used the Calligraphy Collection cartridge to cut all the letters except the “P.” I used Sure Cuts a Lot 1 to cut a “P” I found on the internet (of those free font websites). I used outdoor latex clear coatings (several of them) to paint over the entire sign after the letters were adhered.
The sign is about 7 feet across by 4 feet tall. My husband cut the oval using the jig saw.
I am switching my older post to be newer as the other one was too confusing to find in my blog.
I decided to be brave and enter my first contest! I designed the matching set of a gift bag and card for Mother’s day using the following:
For the bag:
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge – page 80 the tall bag cut at 5 1/2 inches (Fit to Page on a 12×12 sheet)
For the card:
Wild Card Cartridge – page 34, the square card cut at 4 1/2″. The matching envelope also cut at 4 1/2″
For the embellishments:
Flowers: Mother’s Day 2010 Cartridge – Twin flowers using both the shadow and detailed images – cut at 2 1/2″ (two sets)
“Mom”: Mother’s Day 2010 Cartridge – cut Mom at 1″
“Tag”: Mother’s Day 2010 Cartridge – cut at 2 1/2″
Vase – Potpourri Basket Cartridge – page 47 – Two steps:
For bag – cut one at 2 1/2″ for the bottom shadow and then
cut another one at 2 1/4″ for the top vase.
For the car – just cut the 2 1/4″.
Now for the Cuttlebug Challenge:
Used Swiss Dots on the card liner and the tag for the “mom” bag.
I used the Spots and Dots for the vase embossing.