Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Card Club - Feb - Star

The Olympics affected attendance at Card Club this month. We were few in numbers but I was home in time to see Canada win the gold medal in Ice Dance and the presentation of medals.

This card a bit of a nautical feel. I glued the insert into the card first then wrapped the ribbon around the fold and tied the knot and trimmed the ends. The star is a Sizzix die cut from textured card stock. Glued it to a square of great striped paper. The tag is color printed. Added a cotton thread hanger to the tag and wrapped on the ribbon.

Card Club - Feb - Victorian Paper

This card has a layer of really nice giftwrap glued to the front. I added a length of ivory rick rack across the bottom third. I assembled my accent starting with a pink Stampin Up! Scallop punch, a black circle, a pink foil circle topped with an ivory circle greeting which has been raised with a pop dot. The accent then is mounted over the rickrack on the bottom right hand corner.

Card Club - Feb - Acetate Card

The card is a clear piece of acetate cut and folded as regular card. We want to place our elements so that no adhesive shows. Determine where the five petal punch will go based on alignment of the yellow gingham paper. Make a hole in the card front with push pin and attach the silk and cardstock flowers to the card front. Place adhesive on the inside of the card behind the flower accent. Looking through the card place your yellow gingham square. Again, looking through the card align and glue the orange layer to the inside back flap of the card with a bit of adhesive. Turn the card over and glue the yellow gingham flower over the adhesive showing. Tie the ribbon along the folded edge and trim the ends.

Card Club - Feb - Buckle Card

I started with the ribbon which is taped down to the inside of the card. (Turn the ribbon over to navy if you have a red card). I layered a MS medallion punch with a Stampin Up! flower punch then held them in place with a tiny silver brad. I used a tiny brad because the prongs are very narrow and it was easier to insert it through the push pin hole in the ribbon and cardstock. Stamped the greeting in navy with a small clear stamp. I punched the Stampin Up! Horizontal Punch as far as I could toward the centre. I placed the navy strip next to the edge of the card then folded half into the slot space. The next fold is even with the card edge again. That leaves a small tab which gets glued down to the inside back of the card right on the edge. The trick is to make sure it aligns with the slot. Glue the insert into the card. Now press both insert flaps towards the back and pull the navy strap through the slot and back to card edge. Slip the spiral paper clip over the edge to keep in place.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Art - My Craft Space

I bought these letters for my craft space. I found them at Michael's in the $1.50 section. The letter selection was not great but I managed to find what I needed for this great word. I found enough for my sister as well. They are black enamelled metal in a great roman lower case font. They are 5.5" tall and have hangers on the back to mount them on the wall. I love them! Michael's had 20% off everything today so it was a great find.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cards - Prima Flower

A nice burnt orange card. The accent is created with a white 2.25 square punched with the MS Arches border punch. The Prima flower, a white silk flower is inserted on the brad which holds them all to the white square. A contrasting strip of cardstock is slipped through the slits then glued to the card. This allows the accent to slide on the strip. I made kits with red, yellow, green, pink, orange Prima flowers.

Cards - Five Petal Flower Accent

I started with a white card then added a layer of pink cardstock. The scrapbook paper is wonderful mixture of great colors. I bought this package of paper at a clearance sale but I didn't even remember it. Does that happen to you? I created an oval greeting and printed it in color. I wrapped organza ribbon around and taped it to the back.
The flower accent is created with the Stampin Up! Five Petal punch. The purple is one punch, then the pink is one five petal punch which has been punched again after being rotated to the middle of the petal. The white one is from the Stampin Up! 3 small flower punch. All held together with a flower brad. I mounted the flower accent over the ribbon.

Cards - Cricut Top Note

I selected ivory cardstock. I created this top note shape with my Cricut out of chocolate brown scrapbooking paper. I placed 1/4" ivory gross grain ribbon across the top of the card through a slit in the fold. I cut a tag with the Cuttlebug and then stamped Thinking of You from a small clear stamp set. I attached the small tag onto the ribbon with a small safety pin. I made several different color combinations.

Cards - Owl

On this card I placed an owl cut with my Cricut out of scrapbooking cardstock. I had bought several 12x12 sheets that were not great on the one side but just chocolate on the back. I thought he should be sitting on something but I struggled a bit about what it should be. I tried stamping a bit of wood with a border stamp, I tried a piece of fiber, I thought of something more dimensional but nothing matched very in color. So I settled for a strip of the same paper whose edges were distressed. I used my distress tool but you can use the edge of your scissors or xtacto knife. The background was stamped in brown with Stampin Up! Itty Bitty Background stamp.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cmas Card Challenge - February - Evergreens

Evergreens at Christmas - They can be decorated Christmas trees, plain pine trees with pointed or rounded boughs, simple triangles. They can be stamped, embossed, die cut, brads, printed paper, glittered, ribbon, paper pieced and more other presentations I've not listed here.

This is my card for February's Christmas Card Challenge.

I picked a dark forest green card. I chose a tan color for the background and ran it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. The trees are the Sizzix medium Pine Tree die using the same paper as the card. I added a bit of snow to the trees with a white craft stamp pad. The moon is punched with a 1" circle punch. I tore a snowbank then stamped "Merry Christmas" from a small clear stamp set. I made 4 of these cards.
Total Christmas Cards - 6

Therese's card for this challenge.

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