Monday, August 27, 2012

Honey Bunny

I made this card for my husband for our anniversary.  He was convinced that there was no way there was an image on a Cricut cart that looked like that!  He thought it was very suggestive.  (hehehe, that was the point!  lol!)  Well, there is in shape, just not with that attitude!  He really like the card. 

I used Campin Critters to cut the bunny.  She doesn't look much like the original guy, that's for sure!  I added some flare to the eyes, added a mouth and some whiskers that I made from my plastic cartridge cover!  I had to add some bling to be the ring.  (Of course silly, it's our anniversary!) 

I made two tags from pieces of paper and cutting the ends in a V and adding stickers from my stash.   The hearts were some chipboard pieces that I have had forever. 

The black banner is a left over negative from an image I cut from Paper Trimmings.  I don't know about you, but I always save the negatives from border cuts.  They come in so handy! I just added bling and a piece of ribbon to the top.

Paper is Making Memories and card stock from Stampin Up!

I used card bases that I got from Joann's.  They are no way near as good as the Reflections brand you can get at Michaels.  They are much thinner, and well, "cheap" in my opinion.  I had to add a layer to the inside to ensure it would stand up properly.  Bummer.   I hate to waste them, so I'm stuck using them!

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Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Well, it has taken awhile, but I finally have time to post my husband's birthday card.  It was so much fun giving him this card!  Revenge is so sweet!  I'm sure I'll never get a Sympathy card for another birthday again!  What made it worse for him was I waited to give it to him at his party!  Bwahahaha!

This whole process was sprung from the "getting even" board listed above.  I bought the Life is a Party cartridge specifically for the buzzard.  How better to say, "I love you" than with a buzzard?  lol!  The box to hold the card is on the left-hand side - made from the same cartridge.  It was posted on the blog earlier.  The right is the front of the card.  I used the Cuttlebug to add dimension to his wings.  Love, love, love the vulture! 

The card could not just be a "regular" card.  it had to be multidimensional!  After all, it is his BIG 4-0!

The tree branch is from Pagoda.  I printed "Caution:  The vultures are circling!" several times on my computer then printed it off.  I tore it apart, smudged the edges with Vintage ink.  I then took washi tape to fill in the gaps.  (I so love washi tape!)

Then I took wings from Gypsy Wandering and added them to a clock piece I had already cut out from some paper/project some time ago.  The mummy is from Happy Hauntings.  Since time seems to be moving rapidly and we always seem to be chasing it, I felt it was a perfect reminder to my hubby that it's getting away from him.  (smirk)  I added a hand to hold him back.  Hehehe.  I added some left over "wrought iron" for the bottom.  I then used stickers and rub-ons for the wording and embellishments.  The designer paper is from Making Memories.  

Then, since he was "oh so kind" to me, I felt it was fair play to call him an "old man".  The old man is from Mini Monsters cartridge.  The cake is from Life is a Party.  I simply didn't add all of  the layers.  I love how it looks lopsided.  I assumed it was due to all of the candles!  Hahaha!

I like how his hair is "salt and pepper"... just like my hubby's!  Again, I used stickers for the lettering.  I have so many alphabet stickers and things I must try to use some!  Paper is again Making Memories, but I stamped a Stampin' Up wood grain on it.  It looks more rustic now.

The back page is just more Making Memories paper that I distressed, and washi tape.  I wanted it to blend a bit better to the front of the card when the card was open.   It was such a good buy at their warehouse sale! 

Here are the front and back. 
I had a lot of fun making this card!  I had a lot of fun watching his and everyone's reaction too!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

OCS = BINGO Challenge

I made this card for the One Crazy Stamper Blog Challenge called "Bingo".  I have never done a challenge with them.  In fact, I haven't really been doing any challenges with anyone.  I decided it was time! 

You can find the challenge here:  OCS August Challenge-Bingo

You have to make a "BINGO" somewhere on the card.  For me this one was a no-brainer.  I love the black and pink combo, lace and of course Polka Dots

I used the Ornamental Iron Cricut cartridge for the iron frame.  The image fits in it perfectly! Making Memories and Bazzill papers.  The images are from Pink Cat Studio - Sick Lily.  I love her bunny slippers!  I colored her with Copics.  I think I should have used my glasses!  I thought about embellishing it more with flowers, etc.  but I wanted to focus to stay where it was.  There is a lot going on visually in this card.    This was a very fast and fun card to make!

It's great combining different techniques like stamping and die/machine cuts.  The possibilities are endless! 

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Big 4-0!

My darling husband figured that he would get me a sympathy card for my birthday.  What the heck?  Rotter!    He thought it was quite funny.  So, I'm in process of getting even with him!  This is the  box that I have made to hold his card.  Yes, it is the shape of a coffin.  So is the card!  The card will be several layers, so I'll post it when I get them all done.  I think I may even try a video.  Not too sure how to post one. 

The coffin, skull, words and coffin all came from the Life is a Party Cricut cartridge.   I really like this cartridge.  It has a lot of fun images on it.  The star rosette came from Ribbon & Rosettes.  It's made from an absolutely stunning paper from Bo Bunny.  You can not see the paper well here, but irl it is amazing!

Yep, I love getting even!  Wait to you see the card!  lol!

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