Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Buggy Birthday Card

This Birthday Card is for my Grandson Dominic who is celebrating his 4th birthday tomorrow.  Bug is just a nickname we all use when greeting him and since I've had this Piggy Tales Bug paper forever, the two just seemed right.  For the sentiment, I stamped each letter, used an exacto knife to cut, outlined with a micron pen and adhered using Zip Dry.  The paper has the same pattern on both sides but sized smaller on one side.  I added a strip of the smaller pattern and then fussy cut several of the larger critters.  The larger critters have stickles on them and are raised with pop dots.  To keep the ribbon from sliding all over, I made a small slit in the top fold and threaded the ribbon through.  On the reverse side, one of those critters is holding the ribbon in place with a tad of glue.  Karen Foster makes a scrap floss that is perfect for threading through teeny tiny button holes.  The green button...I made with filmo, shaped, baked and doodled.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Exposed Filigree Acrylic Mini

I scored three of these Exposed Clear Acrylic Albums from an online sale for only $.99 each!  What a bargain, plus I got oodles of odds and ends for cheap!!!!  This mini album features my Daughter Ellie and Grandson Dominic playing in the sprinkler.  First thing I did is spray Tattered Angels The Paint System Sprays on the cover and dry with a heat tool.  Inking all edges with The Angel Company Ink, I cut a scrap strip and used a two inch circle punch for the picture.  Using Staz On I stamped the Technique Tuesday Sentiment and added Making Memories Flutter Trim and a felt star.   The fibers and paper was adhered with a xyron sticker maker covering the entire back so it wouldn't show on the back side.  On the back I placed another circle punch sticker exactly where the previous side pic was.

The second page was done similarly only using a square 2 inch punch for the pictures.  Spellbinders Labels 18 were cut and placed on each side for journaling and a Bazzill Border was placed using the xyron also.  One side has Tattered Angels Glam and the other side has gems along the border.

The final page has Zing Embossing powder on the surface not covered by a photo.  Careful to not overheat the powder or the acrylic will melt and bend.  The Back side has cardstock covering the entire page.  Technique Tuesday sentiment and doodles are stamped.  KI Memories makes the glitter border sticker.  I probably wouldn't have added that if I hadn't goofed and stamped the sentiment upside down....See, that goof made my page prettier, I think!

Finally, I added the ring to bind the pages and covered it with lots of various ribbons.

Fleur De Lis Card

This Fleur De Lis Stamp is from Stampendous.  The background paper is from Teresa Collins and the dies are Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles and Fleur de Lis Doily Accents that are raised with pop dots.  I didn't have a black button so I just got my sharpie marker out and colored a blue one black then tied a bow with Scrap Floss and used Red Line Adhesive to attach both the dotted bow and button.

Pinterest Inspired Card

I don't know about you, but Pinterest has been taking up lots of my time these days.   Here is the original posting that shows how to use a square punch to make banners.  For this card I stamped the Heidi Grace sentiment on ribbon and made a bow using a tutorial at www.amazingpapergrace.com. (Made by the lovely Becca Feeken), then used the pinterest post about making banners to use on some of my scraps.   A little bling, a little inking, a little doodling and ta daaaa, a card.

Basket of Cards

This is my basket for the Trivia Night.  It had 30 different handmade cards.  I'm fortunate enough to often make more of one card at a time so I didn't have to make each card just for this basket.  That being said, I did make 10 cards just for this.  Our Trivia Night was a success and we raised over $14,000 for our Team to go to the Tranplant Games of America this July.