Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Wonderful Card

Yeah, yeah, I know there have been alot of baby cards on my blog lately. What can I say, my friends are fertile! I tried to abstain from adding ribbon, since this is for a boy, but a few buttons won't hurt right?

Card base 4.25 x 5.5"
Blue background 4.125 x 5.375 "
Yellow 3 x 4 "
Green 4.25 x 1.75"

Ink all papers including the card base with black ink.
Next, put your paperclip on, then glue stick the paper layers together - but don't glue down the blue onto the card yet. Sew through the paper on the left side of baby. Now it's safe to glue down the blue background. This will hide your stitching in between the layers of the card - you won't see ugly bobbin threads when you open it up. Next, apply rub on 'baby' letters, add stickers and buttons.

You have to check out this darling little paperclip - it came from Doodlebug Design - it's a little epoxy turtle - so cute!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stay Cool - 12x12

These cheerful pages are a great backdrop for summer photos

Supply list:

(2) 12"x12" background pages
Left: Yellow 10.5"x6.5"
Pattern paper 4"x8"
(3) white frames 5.125"x 3.125"
Right: White 9.25"x8.5"
Blue frame and yellow frame 6.125"x4.125"
pattern paper 11"x4"
embellishments: letters, ribbon, staples, rub-on letters, ink,brads etc
Brown scallop and bracket cut with Cricut ™ Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Falls 12x12

Here's a page designed for a trip to the falls

Supplies List:
2 - 12x12" background sheets - light brown
12 x 5.5" (left) blue paper
12 x 4" (right) brown polka dot paper
2 - 12 x 2" (top) circle pattern paper
5 x 7" green floral frame
6 x 8" green floral frame
5.25 x 7.25" yellow frame
6.25 x 8.25" yellow frame
Brown frames, (1) 4.25" square, (2) 3.5" square
scrap paper for letters (or sticker letters)
embellishments: arrow die cuts, buttons, circles cut from circle pattern paper, eyelets, chalk, ink, etc

The letters are 2.5 to 3" tall and were made using Sure Cuts Alot™ (SCAL) and a Cricut ™. The fonts are Andalus and CK Buzz. These can be purchased online through sites like

With SCAL, you can cut any true type font from your computer. The other nice feature is the visual display. If you have a small scrap of paper and the letters have to be cut just right, you can resize the letters on the screen to make sure they're sized right before you hit cut.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunny Days - double page spread

Here are instructions for this summer sunny page - it's masculine, but with cheery punches of orange and just a bit of ribbon and buttons to bling it up.


Background- 2 blue 12x12" sheets
Striped trim- 2 strips 3"x12"
Brown frame- 10.5x8" on left and 5.5x8" on right
Blue frame- 5x6.75"
Tan frames- 3 @ 4.25x6.25" and 1 @ 4.25x5.75"
Circles- Orange 4", 6.75", 2.5" Brown 2.25", 2.25"
Embelishments- title (sunnydays) 1"x5", ribbon scraps, sun sticker (1.5" circle), buttons, chipboard flourish (approx 4" tall)

Start by distressing - I used Tim Holtz Ink - Tea Dye color - for all the tan, brown and blue frames as well as the circles. The orange glitter paper doesn't take ink well, so I skipped those and skipped the 12x12" sheets as well. The striped paper came with an edge that has a sanded look, so that paper was ready to go.

Adhere stripe border, circles, brown frames, blue frame and tan frames. Lastly adhere stickers, title, etc. Adhere buttons and ribbon with Zots™ or other stronger adhesive.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Greeting Card - Hi!

For this cute greeting card, you'll need the following supplies:
Card Base: 5"x4"
Red polka dot paper: 5"x4"
Pattern paper: 3.5"x2.5"
Yellow scallop trim: 4.5" long, .75" tall
silver and pink staples
Yellow ribbon scraps
Chipboard or Grungeboard letters H and I - approx 2" tall

I started by painting the grungeboard pink to match the colored paper. I used some old fabric paint I had in a shiny pink color. It spread out thin enough so that the grungeboard texture was still visible.

Next up - ink all the edges. I used Tim Holtz - Antique Linen color (I'm addicted to his inks) for just a hint of distressing.

Staple through the scallop, then adhere it to the card. Staple the yellow ribbons behind the pattern paper, then adhere the patterned paper to the background. By stapling before adhering, you avoid seeing staples when you open the card.
Adhere the HI letters using glue or a stronger adhesive.