Thursday, July 29, 2010

Button Button whos got the Button

Doesn't this card just make you happy looking at it? I started with a prefolded Orange card too a scrap of colorful paper left over from a scrapbook page. took a scrap of yellow paper that i cut about 1½ inch larger the colorful scrap. took my Fiskars loopy border punch and punched a border on both sides of the yellow paper. I glued the colorful paper on top of the yellow then I picked 5 coordinating buttons and attached them with different color craft thread. I stamped happy birthday on a tag and attached. I used a stamp to create the cup cake and after i colored it in I applied Marvy puffy paint as the frosting and heated to make it look like real frosting. I used a popup to mount the cupcake on a square of paper in a contrasting color and then used another square of a different color as a mat. For the inside i used a simple Sizzlit Happy Birthday cut and a Sizzlit balloon die. I cut the Ballons out of scraps of matching paper and then glued to a piece of chipboard i cut from the same die. I applied some "InKissentials" Glossy accents to the balloons and let it dry. 15 minutes start to finish and I used scraps and some of those hundreds of buttons (the ones i kept buying because I thought they were cute but never used) to make this great birthday card.

Tip of the Day 4; If you have some paper or embellishments you bought because you liked them but you just don't see you using them on a scrapbook page make card with it. We loved it when we bought it so that special scrapbooking friend will love receiving a card with it on it. Stop hording those embellishments. Challange your self to use something you have been saving. Don't for get to read the other Tips for the day!!! .

Happy card making and God bless you all Roxie

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Stitch in Time

I created these baby cards using stitching to add as soft precious look. The design is simple but does take some time.
This one uses 4 blocks of color that i just poked holes around the edges and did a back stitch all around them, then in the middle is punched the shape of the letters in the center of the block. I used a back stitch here also. I added the Giraffe i cut from a Sizzix Die put a with ribbon around his neck it made the perfect accent on this card.

The second card is so easy and simple but it still has apeal because of the stitching. I stitched (baclstitched) the word baby on 4 small Squares (i used the smallest square from Creative memories square punch duo. Then i attached them to 4 larger squares (The larges square from my large Creative Memories square punch) after i attached to the paper i did a zig zag stitch all the way around and accross the center.

Tip of the day 3; Use a template to poke the stitching holes it makes sewing easier and you have less chance of tearing your paper. I had my husband drill holes in a small flexible clear ruler to help in keeping my hole some what uniform in spacing but you don't want it too perfect..

Happy card making and God bless you all Roxie