My daughter, Mckenzie, has this great friend from California who writes wonderful, long letters to her and mails them. It’s so exciting for her to get a letter and, for me, it’s great to get something in the mail that’s not a bill or junk mail. So Mckenzie and I decided to make her friend a nice card and Mckenzie wrote her a story to go inside about one of their favorite book series. The card itself is 5.5 in x 5.5 in. She used a Martha Stewart border punch for the edge of the red layer. We used my Pagoda, Cricut cartridge, for the Dragon. The Chinese character means friendship or friend. I had some golden ribbon from making Christmas cards one year that matched. She was so proud of herself and so was I.
Blue Pony October 13, 2010
The other day I got to make party invitations for a friend’s daughter. She loves horses, the color blue, and is a girlie girl. I think I did pretty good. 🙂 I used the Paisley Cricut cartridge for the horse.
Christmas Trees October 11, 2010
Cat Card September 1, 2010
Did I already say that I love Halloween? I love it! Cute stuff. This card is another 5.5 in x 5.5 in size. The base card is 5.5 in x 11 in, folded in half. I used purple cardstock for the base and white for the second layer. I used an Inkadoo cat stamp in the middle and colored it in with purple colored pencil. I punched out 3 different sizes of circles in a lavender, purple, and green cardstock. To get the circles perfect, I used a circle template cut out at different sizes and made pencil marks around the edges so that I could glue the dots at an equal distance apart. It’s not perfect, but it’s close enough. To finish it off I used purple Stickles around the edges and in one layer of the dots.
Bat Card August 31, 2010
I love Halloween! I love the bats and cats and cute ghosts, etc. The card size is 5.5 in x 5.5 in. The base cardstock is cut at 5.5 in x 11 in. I used green bazzill cardstock for the second layer, cut at 4 in x 5 in. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the bottom of the card. The orange paper is cut at 3 3/4in x 4 3/4 in. The bat and Happy Halloween title was made with my Silhouette machine. I used some crystal Stickles to make dots along the edges of the images.
Birthday Card August 17, 2010
This is a birthday card that I made for my great grandmother. It is 5.5in x 5.5 in. I cut the paper for the base at 5.5in x 11in. The patterned paper is by colorbok, pretty poppies. I cut a strip of the back side of the same paper for the middle. The top strip is cut from another paper in the same paper stack and cut with a border punch by fiskars.