Sunday, March 18, 2012

MANLY MAN BIRTHDAY CARD

I would like to share a card I made for my step-father's birthday.  I have difficulty with this type of card.  There is no lace, ribbons, bows or polka dots on this card.  My step-father has always worked on cars, so I thought this would work.

I used black card stock cut for A2 envelope. I used a red envelope for this card.  The background paper with the gears is from DCWV Tattered Time Stack.  I cut it slightly smaller and then used a circle punch on the corners.  The wrench is cut from DCWV Metallic Stack from the Indie Art cartridge.  I cut it @ 5" then inked the edges with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  The Happy Birthday Ricky sentiment is an alphabet sticker set I bought at the Dollar Store by Miss Elizabeth.

I used my crop-a-dile to set the three silver eyelets at opposite corners. I then used a black cord "sticky stitches" by Colorbok to criss-cross the card. I adhered the background to the card base after doing all this. I then attached the wrench using pop dots for dimension.

I think it looks very manly, don't you?

For the inside I had to use a white gel pen to write my message so it would show up.

I am going to enter this card in the My Craft Spot Manly Man challenge.

 I would like to thank everyone that left a comment on my last post.  I would also like to thank my new followers for signing in.  I think I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing.  I can link now and I am taking better pictures.  It's muck easier to import them, too.  I have even learned how to grab buttons.  That took a long time for me to figure out.

In the future I will be posting more often so please check in now and then.  Until next time take care and have a great Monday.
Bye Bye, Kim



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PEACHY KEEN CHALLENGE

Hope you are all having an excellent day.  I finally got my first set of Peachy Keen Stamps.  They are so cute.  I have been anxiously waiting for them.  I purchased the PK490 Everyday Character Face Assortment.  I thought it would be very versatile.  This is my first card using them and the PKS  challenge for this week is anything goes.  Here's my entry.


I used the large 1 3/8" face for my apple which I cut from red card stock using my Doodlecharms cartridge.  The apple is on page 118 and I cut it at 3".  To bling up the apple I used Stickles for accents on the leaf (Eucalyptus green) and highlights (Crystal).  I used a white Gel Pen to color the whites of his eyes.  I used a black Gel pen to faux stitch around the apple and around the card.  For dimension I adhered the apple with pop dots.

The card is cut 4x4 out of Martha Stewart 8x8 stack using a light green paper.  The second layer was a shade lighter from the same stack.  I used my Storybook cartridge to cut the scalloped edges from page 30 cut at 3 1/3".  I  ran it through my Cuttlebug to emboss the dots.  It's hard to really see the effect in the picture.

My embellishment is green DMC #730 embroidery floss threaded through a red button from my stash and tied in a bow.  I used a small glue dot to secure it.

My sentiment is hand written using a green gel pen.  I also faux stitched the sentiment so it would stand out. As you can see my next purchases should be some of the cool stamps that are available.  I do have some of Emma's at My Creative Time but the sentiments didn't seem right for this card.

Hope you enjoyed this card.  I think it turned out cute and it was quick, too.  Keep blogging with me and thanks for your comments.  
Bye Bye Until later, 
Kim

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Little Birdie for the Birds

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all having a great day.  I would like to share this card I made for the challenge at Craft Spot by Kimberly.  The challenge is to make something with a bird.  Here is my birdie card.  I think it meets the requirements.  Don't you?

As you can tell I need some help with my photography.  I was trying a different setting and angle, I think the way I was taking pictures before was probably better.  

This is what I used and how I made the card. 
    First I cut some cream colored card stock for A2 size card.  Then I cut a square of patterned background  smaller than the base out of  K&Company Wild Saffron stack.  I love this paper.  I use it sparingly because I want to make it last and if I'm not mistaken I think it has been retired.  Correct me if I'm wrong and tell me where I can get some more.  I rounded the corner with my trusty corner punch by EK Success.
     The cockatoo is cut from the same patterned paper from the Storybook cartridge.  The image is on page 33 and I cut it at 2 1/2".  The border band across the middle is paper from the same stack.  I used All Deco Punch "Lace" for the detail.  This is a great Multi -Shaper punch.  You can use it to punch borders, ovals circles and squares.  Very versatile.
     The third layer is the cream colored paper with the corners rounded and the sentiment was printed from the computer in a brown ink.  After I printed it on the card stock I trimmed the paper so the sentiment came out right were I wanted it.  
    My flower embellishment is from CalypsoTin flower assortment and the button with twine is from K&Company.      

I really like the way this card turned out.  I hope you have enjoyed blogging with me.  Please share your comments and I am always open to any suggestions or hints.      
Love finding this community of creative crafters.  Until later take care and Happy Blogging.
Kim   

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

THROWBACK THURSDAY 'CRICUT-LESS CHALLENGE

Emma at My Creative Time has challenged us this week to create something without using our Cricuts.  NO CRICUT?  Boy was that a challenge.  It took me sometime to think of something.  Here is what I came up with.


I used yellow card stock cut A2 size and oriented it horizontally.  The background and strips are from the DCVW the Cafe` Mediterranean stack.  The background was cut slightly smaller than the yellow card stock.  The strips are 1 1/2" x 3 3/4".  I rounded all the corners using a corner punch by EK Success.
The Best Wishes ribbon is from a ribbon assortment by Martha Stewart.  This set has about six ribbons with sentiments on them.  The butterflies are acetate dimensionals from Making Memories.

I enjoyed sharing this card with you.  Keep blogging along with me. I appreciate your comments and sharing info with me. Until later take care.
KIM