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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Button Card

First of all, let me say that this idea is TOTALLY not mine! I saw a similar card on a blog and loved it. The blog that I found this inspiration is “The Paper Boutique”, which can be found at Check this blog out…she has great projects! I get a lot of inspiration to craft from her! If you read my blog you know I’m a fan of the A2, so I worked the general idea from that blog to fit my favored A2 size!

I started with a card base, cut from light blue cardstock. I used the Imagine to print the yellow layer, the blue layer, and the flowers. The flower itself is from the Snow Angel cartridge. I flood filled that with a print from Hopscotch. The yellow and blue layers are also from Hopscotch.

For this one I printed off 18 flowers and then printed four sets of the blue and yellow squares. Instead of taking the time to figure out how to get the size right on the Imagine, I just printed the squares at 5.3” and 5.0” and then trimmed them down.

Take the card base, and trim down the yellow printed layer to fit. Do the same for the blue solid layer. I used some buttons from my stash and glued those to each flower. I used a pop-dot type adhesive for the flowers. The card was lacking something, so I attached another button in the middle and did some doodling with a white gel pen.

The space at the bottom of each card is for a stamped sentiment. I can even layer a rectangle of the flower print with a yellow rectangle and then stamp on that. Once I do that and stamp, I’ll post a picture so that you can see how they ended up turning out!

I ended up making 4 of these total. I liked how they turned out and think once I stamp a sentiment on them they’ll be even cooler.

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I hope you enjoyed this project! Go make something!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Back at it….

Well, life has gotten in the way of doing things like crafting, but I think I’m getting back to it. This weekend I spent some time crafting and I have a few projects to share with you. I am going to post them one at a time, though, instead of all at once. Maybe it will make my blog seem more interesting for a week or so!

So, without any further ado….my first project.

I needed to create a “Congratulations” type card for a new baby. I really like doing A-2 cards. I know they’re standard size, and not very exciting, but I know I have enveloped that fit and I know I don’t have to check at the post office to see if there is any extra postage surcharge, so I tend to stick to that size!

The card base is A-2, so it’s cut at 5.5” x 8.5”. When you fold it you get 5.5” x 4.25”. For this project I used white cardstock from Staples. On top of that I have a pale yellow cardstock cut just slightly smaller than 5.5” x 4.25”. On top of that layer I have a print yellow paper that is cut at 5.25” x 4”.

The stroller image is from the Cricut cartridge “Stretch Your Imagination”. I used my Gypsy, so I’m not even sure what size it’s cut at. I used a white gel pen and a black pen to doodle on it a bit. I used a pop-dot type adhesive to make the stroller stand out a bit.

I used a stamp and black ink to stamp the sentiment. That left the entire inside for me to write my message.

And the final product is:

baby card

I hope you enjoy this little project! Take some time for yourself & do something crafty today!