Friday, June 29, 2012

Topiary, Topiary, oi, oi, oi!

My daughter showed me a picture of a round ball with paper flowers on it and asked if I could make it.  I said, "sure".  What she didn't tell me at the time was she wanted 10 of them and the wedding was only a couple of weeks away!  I was working full-time to boot!  Yikes!  Silly girl thought she could hand punch these flowers!  I told her absolutely no way on God's green earth would I do that.  There are too many flowers to cut! (3280 to be percise!)  Can you imagine cutting that many out by hand?  I think not!  We only ended up with 9 as with such short notice, we simply could not find enough of the same beads!  She figured I could "whip them up in an afternoon"!  She helped for a bit and then, after a couple of hours, decided it was too much work! 

The flowers are from Mother's Day Boutique.  The viny images are from MS Elegant Cake (Yes, yes, I know I use that cart a lot!) and Paper Trimmings cartridges.  Some bling, ribbon, lots of spray paint, spanish mosh, a zillion hours later and tada!  They are done! *huff*  *puff*  Just in the knick of time!  I got them done last night and the wedding is tomorrow!

The purple flowers were cut at 1.1" and the white ones were cut at 1" and all of them had to be curled!  My trusty Cake tool worked for that!  

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Shower Card

Not your typical shower card, but I like how it turned out.  My daughter is getting married tomorrow.  This is the card I made for her stagette.  I didn't give her a traditional shower gift either.  I got her jewellery to wear for her wedding.  She and her fiance have been together for about 10 years.  It's about darn time they got married!  lol!

Sorry, no Cricut this time!

I have recently taken a shine to 6x6 paper pads.  I have recently purchased about six of them.  I think they work great for cards.  I used BoBunny Garden Girl here.  Making Memories woven labels, words and the wonderful journaling tag that I wove twine through.  The hour glass is from Glitz.  The fabric "celebrate" tag is from Basic Grey.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

I recently purchased a bunch of paper and things from Making Memories during their warehouse sale.  If you have never managed to buy from them during their sale, you need to catch it!  It was my first time being able to catch the sale.  A wonderful person on the Cricut site enabled me by posting about the sale.  So glad she did!

 I will soon be doing a video and a give away with some of the paper that I got!

So this card is the card I made with Making Memories paper Toil & Trouble.  It made such a lovely masculine card!

I used Nifty Fifties to cut out the music record in the middle.  Luckily, he is old enough to know what a record is.  Lol!   The card stock is from Bazzill and SU!  The words are rob-ons from a Swatch Book from Creative Imaginations.  I used some rub-ons on the inside from Making Memories as well. Some Washi tapes to add a little interest.  The celebrate metal embellishment was out of its package, so I'm not positive if it is MM or not.  Add some twine and it's done!

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