Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wedding Invitations!!

Ok so no date is set yet, and I don't have my ring yet, but I was too excited to not post the idea I had for wedding invitations.  :-)  I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!

(Oops put wrong date!  Should have said 2012.)

  •  White cardstock
    • Base 5 1/2 x 1
    • Extension of base 2 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Elegant Eggplant cardstock
    • Piece A cut at 1 1/2 x 5
    • Piece B cut at 3 1/2 x 5
    • Piece C cut at 2 x 5
    • Piece D cut at 5 x 5
    • Piece E cut at 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • 6 self-adhesive Basic Pearls (3 mm)
  • Xyron Sticker Maker
  • Crystal Fine Glitter
  • Dimensionals
  • 2 Way Glue Pen
  • Stampin' Up Vintage Vogue Clear Stamp Set
  • Stayz On Opaque White Ink
  • Computer Generated Sentiment (Font is Penhurst
Score the base piece at 2", 7 1/2", 11 1/2" and then adhere the base extension at the 11 1/2 score mark.  Fold all score marks.  (The 2" fold will form the flap at the top of the invitation.)  Adhere the sides of the base extension to the base to form the pocket that holds the RSVP card.

Cut the heart and shadow and LOVE from the Sweethearts Cart at 1.5" Run the white blackout heart through the sticker maker.  Adhere the flourish heart to it and then sprinkle with glitter.  (I tried to use a 2-way glue pen and it did not work as well.)  I adhered the self-adhesive pearls to the corners of the top flap and to the bottom.  (I adhered them to the heart also, but decided I didn't like them on the heart.)

Stamp all pieces of Elegant Eggplant with the flourish stamp from the Vintage Vogue stamp set with the white StayzOn.  Adhere Piece A to the front of the flap.  Adhere Piece B to the bottom flap (under the flap). Adhere the glittered heart to flap using dimensionals.  Adhere Love to the bottom flap.  Open the card.  Adhere Piece C to the RSVP pocket.  Adhere Piece D to the inside of the base card.  Adhere the computer generated sentiment to Piece D.

I stamped both sides of Piece E and then adhered the computer generated RSVP sentimentto the front.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Everyday Springtime Card

I'm really really happy with how this card turned out.

  • 6 x 3 green cardstock
  • 5 1/4 x 8 blue cardstock
  • 6 x 6 yellow cardstock
  • 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card blank
  • Cuttlebug (Divine Swirls)
  • Computer generated sentiment (Font is Curlz)
  • Dimensionals
I took a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of blue cardstock and embossed it with the Cuttlebug.  I sanded it a little to give it a bit of a look of clouds.  I adhered this to the card blank.  I cut the grass from Paper Dolls for Everyday at 5.72 x 1.30 and adhered it with dimensionals.  The daffodils are cut from Walk in My Garden at 0.70 x 1.75.  I cut the yellow parts of the daffodils 2 times, and did double layers for the "flute" parts of them.  These were popdotted at the top and then just 2 way glued to the grass.  The sun was cut twice and one was adhered directly to the blue and the other was popdotted .  I put the remaining piece of blue cardstock on the inside (un-embossed).  Then layered the computer generated sentiment on a scrap of the yellow and put another popdotted daffodil in the corner.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wild Thing Card

Wow I actually made a FLAT card! But of course it has a bit of a twist to it.

  • White cardstock 10 1/4  x 4 1/4
  • Brown cardstock 3 x 6
  • Tan cardstock 3 x 2
  • 3 heart buttons
  • 6 brads
  • Computer generated sentiment
I scored the white cardstock at 5 1/2" and then tore it at about 1" to form the separation.  I scored the top of the card with the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder.  I cut the lion from Everyday Paper Dolls twice (once from brown and once from tan) and then on the tan one,  I trimmed off the mane.  Using my Word Window punch, I punched out 3 pieces from the brown cardstock and then attached  the torn piece to the base using brads.  I added dimensionals to the buttons and put them in the center of the window punches. I printed the sentiment on my computer and used the Word Window punch to cut it out and placed it on a piece of brown cardstock and adhered to the inside of the card.