April 30, 2016
bingo card, center step fold, children, happy mother's day, kids, mom, mother, mother's day card, paper pieced
So every year I make one of my bosses a Valentine and Mother’s Day card for his wife. He likes his kids to be represented on the Mother’s Day card in some way. This year I decided to go back to having actual kids on the card like I did a couple years ago. His kids are actually growing up (Emily (24), Megan (19), Adam (15), Michael (13)) so I had to find “older” looking kids. In my search I found an awesome digi site Melonheadz. I did some creative cutting with using heads from one kid and placing it on another body. I then paper pieced the clothes on top.
The design of this card happened on accident! Got to love happy accidents. I was trying to figure out how I was going to fit four kids on a card with out making it super huge. Then I remembered that the Technique category in the April Inspirational Card Challenge is to do a technique you have been meaning to try. Well I have been wanting to do a Center Step Card so I decided that could work for 4 kids. Then I went to look for paper in my scrap drawers I thought this paper might work with all the different colors. I happened to have some of the Bingo Card scraps and that is how the card came together.
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique Category – try a technique you have been wanting to try. I did the Center Step Card.
2) Melonheadz Friends – Pastel Colors Challenge or if you use a Melonheadz image the theme can be Anything Goes. I used the Kidlettes Brown Hair combo pack.
Digital Image: Kidlettes Brown Haired Combo Pack @ Melonheadz
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (FabUlous Collection)
Inks: pre-colored digital images printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Ek Success 1/16 pop dots
Techniques: paper piece
April 25, 2016
enamel dots, flowers, happy mother's day, journaling cards, mom, mother, mother's day, simple stories, sparkle
So last year I found one sheet of each of this paper and decided to buy it even though I struggle using the journaling cards. Since everything is on there sometimes I feel the card is too plain. But I decided to see how many I could make up in one night and I made 5!! I will post the others later but this one was inspired by Anna’s card as part of the April Inspirational Card Challenge so I wanted to post it. Thanks Anna for the inspiration!!
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina) (the two purples are unknown possibly Hobby Lobby) Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Hey Mom)
Accents/Tools: Fiskars border scallop sentiment, Recollections enamel dots, mini rhinestones
April 19, 2016
Mother's Day, Summer
brads, flip flops, flowers, happy mother's day, mother, mother's day card, sandals, shoes, twine
Had a request for a Mother’s Day card with flip flops! She liked this saying and wanted it on the outside so this is what I came up with. Oh ya she said her mom liked bright colors so I went with the color scheme presented last month on March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I used sketch #7 posted on Cardmakers Card Challenge (the original sketch came from Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #30). The flip flops are an SVG file but not sure from who. I ran them through and embossed them. The brads are super old and the last of those colors in my stash. All the patterned paper are scraps!!
1) Cardmakers Card Challenge – sketch #7 – use the sketch provided.
2) April Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – use the photo as inspiration…I went with the theme – Mother’s Day.
April 11, 2016
21st birthday, birthday, bubbles, champagne, doodlebug, drink, drinking, embossing, embossing folder, glitter, happy birthday, sticker, twine
So one of my co-workers requested a 21st Birthday card for his daughter. He said an alcohol beverage was okay and to make it a fun birthday card. Well, I hope I did just that with the bright colors and design. He said he liked it!
I used sketch #142 at Feeling Sketchy for my design. I found the bubbly drink sticker in my stash that matched perfectly with the Doodlebug glitter stickers I used for the “21”. I finally got to use the frame with bubbles from the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge!!!
- April Sticker Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – use up your stickers!
- Feeling Sketchy #142 – use the sketch provided as inspiration
- Colour Q Challenge #336 – use the colors provided as your inspiration. My black is in my lettering.
- Craft Your Passion Challenge #307 – Always Anything Goes
Stickers: EK Success Cathy B Glitter Stickers (Frozen Fun), Doodlebug Glitter (“21′)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, Granny Smith, white)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Doodlebug Twine, ribbon, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder