Friday, January 28, 2011

Lighthouse Side Step Card

I was commissioned to make a card by a friend.  She knows someone who is going through a very hard time and wanted a card that would be encouraging.  This is what I came up with.

  • Black cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Blue shimmer paper
  • Brown shimmer paper
  • Red shimmer paper
  • White shimmer paper
  • Yellow shimmer paper
  • Computer generated sentiment
This is a very simple card.  The black cardstock is cut 3 1/2" in from 1" to 6 3/8".  It is then scored from the score mark to the edge at 1", 2", 3 1/8", 6 3/8" and all the way across at 4 1/4".  This forms the base. 

I cut the waves using the border feature on the cartridge.  The brown shimmer paper is handcut to fit the corner to give the impression of a cliff.  I also hand cut a scrap of the yellow shimmer paper to put behind the lighthouse.  Using my paper cutter, I eyeballed another bit of yellow shimmer paper to form the rays. 

I cut the birds and the base of the lighthouse out of white shimmer paper and hid the blocks in the middle of it (just to make it easier to assemble).  I cut the layers for the lighthouse out of the red shimmer paper.

Assembly is fairly straight forward.  I adhered the sentiment first and then the waves.  The border feature on the waves (at 1" I believe) is just slightly too long, but it works to the advantage that you can move the waves back and forth so they are not all the same.  So the first waves are lined up from the score mark and then they are lined up 1/4 of an inch over and so on.  I cut a total of 6 waves.  There are 3 on the back stair, 2 on the middle stair and 1 on the front stair.  I put the one on the front stair all the way to the top to leave room for the verse directly below them.  Next I adhered the brown shimmer paper to form the cliff and then the lighthouse base and the red layers and the birds.  Finally I adhered the verse at the bottom. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Feeling Frisky Spinner card

This card turned out super cute.  I actually got inspiration for this one from Cardmaker's Magazine (I think - or else it was Paper Crafts). 

  • White 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card blank
  • Pink Shimmer paper 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Grey Shimmer paper
  • White Shimmer paper
  • Red Shimmer paper
  • Computer generated sentiment (Font- Gigi)
  • Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Penny
  • Small heart punch
  • Word Window Punch
I adhered the sentiment to the card blank.  Punched a window in the pink shimmer paper.  I adhered the yarn diecut to the penny with a demensional and put a dimensional on the back of the penny and adhered it through the punched word windo with a circle cardstock.  I attached the cat to the card with dimensionals and added punched hearts with mini glue dots.

Fall in Chocolate card

This is a super cute card that I made for a friend who is also single.  I got the idea for this card from Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts.  If you have never gone to this blog, you really should.  Dawn has some incredible ideas and I just love her videos!

  • Pre-cut white card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Brown cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 & 1/8 x 5 1/4 strip
  • Cherry Cobbler SU cardsotck 1/4 x 5 1/4 strip & heart
  • Computer generated sentiment (Font:  Worstveld Sling)
  • Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots embossing folder)
  • Uchida Scalloped Heart Punches (Super Jumbo & Mega & Giga)
  • Dimensionals
This is a fairly straight forward card.  Using the Giga Scalloped Heart punch, I punched the corner of the brown cardstock first and used it as a guide to punch the corner of the card base.  I then ran the brown piece through my Cuttlebug.  I adhered this to the cardbase.  I then cut the two strips and adhered them to the brown layer.  (I didn't have any ribbon that would match, so I used cardstock instead.)  I printed the sentiment out and trimmed it and adhered it to the brown layer as well.  Then I punched a red heart using the Mega Scalloped Heart punch and a brown heart from the Super Jumbo Scalloped Heart Punch. I layered these and then adhered them using dimensionals.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Hidden Message Side Step

I'm so excited about this card. For February, I am leading the Ladies' Joy Fellowship meeting where we will be making Valentine's Day cards.So this is what I decided on.  Since side step cards typically do not have a lot of room to write, I added a little extra where each person can write something.

  • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 white cardstock
  • Tag - 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 white cardstock
  • 3 3/8 x 4 Cherry Cobbler SU cardstock (plus scrap for hearts)
  • 6" white ribbon
  • Cherry Cobble SU Classic Stamp Pad
  • Fine Glitter
  • Sponge
  • Computer generated sentiment (font - Penhurst)
  • 4 Dimensionals
  • Self-adhesive peals
  • Cuttlebug folders (Love is in the Air, DeVine Swirls & Swiss Dots)
  • Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
Measuring in 3 1/2 inches at 1" put your cutting blade into the paper and cut down to 6 3/8".  Next score at 4 1/4" all the way across.  Score just the wider section at 1", 2", 3 1/8", and 6 3/8".  I embossed 3 hearts and the 3 3/8 x 4 cardstock using different embossing folders. 

I put 4 dimensionals on the back of the 3 3/8 x 4 piece.  Using a Zig 2 Way Glue pen, spread glue on the top heart and add glitter.  Adhered it to the last "step" on the card base.  The tag then is slid in behind this piece.

Ink the edges of the tag and the sentiments.  I also inked the white ribbon.  I added tape to the back of the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment.  Then snipped an inch of ribbon off and tied a loose knot into the middle of the longer piece of ribbon and slid the inch piece into the center and pulled it tight.  This was attached to the top of the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment.  I adhered both sentiments to the card, as well as the hearts.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Flag & Eagle Wall Hanging

I made this wall hanging for my dad for Christmas. 

  • 2 sheets White cardstock 8 1/2 x 11
  • Black cardstock 8 x 8
  • Red shimmer paper 7 x 4
  • Blue shimmer paper 4 x 3 1/2
  • Brown shimmer paper
  • White shimmer paper
  • Yellow shimmer paper
  • 18" blue, red and white ribbon braided
  • Popdots