Monday, September 28, 2009

Castle Card, Template & Instructions

I am so excited to share my card with you today. I had seen a castle book in the Sept. '09 issue of Beautiful Cards (pg.35). You buy the book and embellish it. Well, I figured maybe I could make a template for one...why buy it if I can make it...then I could share it with you all.

And here's my card:
Card Size: 8.5" x 5.5"

Isn't it just the coolest thing!!?!! I'm so excited, and pleased with how well it turned, glitter and rhinestones oh my.

Here's the one side open. I didn't embellish much on the inside because I didn't want things to get squished when it was closed for delivery.

Here's the other side. (I have yet to add my name and other info to the back page.)

Here are some close-ups of the details.
For the number, I stamped the '9' on CTMH Blush CS, covered it with Liquid Glass and then added Prisma looks like chipboard...I attached it with Foam Squares.

The roof is also covered with Prisma Glitter, I followed the swirl pattern on the paper.

Here's a view of all the glitter glittering away.
Recipe: CTMH Paper Pack-Daydream, CTMH CS-Blush, White Daisy & Outdoor Denim, CTMH Ink-Blush, Outdoor Denim, Black & Vineyard Berry, CTMH SS-Doodle Alphabet, Atomic Caps, Atomic Lowercase, Card Commentary & Rustic Numbers, Galaxy Marker Pink, Liquid Glass, Prisma Glitter, Prima Flowers, Rhinestones, Rhinestone Brads, Nestabilities Labels Four, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch.

Now, on to what you've all been waiting for.....

Template A measures 8.5" x 11"

Template B measures 3.75" x 11"
Step 1
  • Print templates on 8.5" x 11" CS.
  • Cut out castle pieces.
  • Score on dotted lines.
Step 2
  • Overlap Piece B onto Piece A.
  • Glue Pieces together.
Step 3
  • Fold.
  • Embellish.
Enjoy making Castles!!! It sure was alot of fun adding all that glitter!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Baby Cutout Cards

I hadn't made any Baby Cards in a while so I thought I would make some. I saw this card pattern on Card Inspirations HERE, and wanted to give it a try.

I used the Coluzzle to cut my half circle (I lined it up close to the right edge), and then centered the Nestabilities Scallop Circle DC to cut the window. Easy Peasy:)

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
Isn't she cute? I coloured the baby with Pencil Crayons...{sigh} no Copics yet...stamped the verse and tore the edges, I used Foam Squares to attach it.
I finished off the inside with a hand print.
Recipe: CTMH Paper Pack-Sweet Pea, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Baby Pink & Vineyard Berry, CTMH Ink-Black, Vineyard Berry, Baby Pink & Blush, CTMH SS-Baby Miracles & Baby Impressions, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Foam Squares, Pencil Crayons, Prima Flowers, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Rhinestones, Nestabilities Scallop Circle DC.
I also made one for a boy, it turned out just as cute as the girl card.
I was stumped as to what to add to the verse for a boy. I finally just used a brad and cut CS to look like a belt.
Recipe: CTMH Paper Pack-Sweet Pea, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Spring Iris & Moonstruck, CTMH Ink-Black, Moonstruck, Spring Iris & Lilac Mist, CTMH SS-Baby Miracles & Baby Impressions, Martha Stewart Embossed Zigzag Punch, Cuttlebug Argyle EF, Foam Squares, Silver Bigger Brad, Galaxy Marker White.

Monday, September 21, 2009

You've Got Mail!

I love it when a card comes together and inspires the creation of another card. I started making a mini criss-cross card, and before I finished making it, had the basis of another card in my mind. I made both cards with a masculine tone.

First I'll share the Mini Criss-Cross Card.

Card Size: 3" x 4"
Inside Piece: 2.5" x 3.75"

If you need instructions on how to make a mini criss-cross card, you can find them HERE.
I found this mail patterned paper in a scrap bag I bought at Michaels. I used Cuttlebug's Script EF and CTMH Cocoa CS which has that awesome white core. I sanded the embossed image and rubbed CTMH Bamboo Ink Pad across the top to give it an aged look.
I don't have a Tab Punch, but made the Tab using my Coluzzle. Instructions for making a tab with a Coluzzle can be found HERE.
'Guy' cards don't always come very easy to me, but I loved how this mini criss-cross card turned out. As I was making it, I wondered if I would be able to use the same paper and make a regular sized card. I wasn't sure of what to use as an image, and then it came to me...put a package on the front. So that's what I did. And here's the card.
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
Isn't it neat? I wrinkled my paper, rounded the corners, inked the edges, and tied it with Hemp. I even wrinkled the corner, as if it got beat up in the mail. I used CTMH 3D Foam Squares to attached it to the front.

The inside:

Criss-Cross Card Recipe: Patterned Paper-Michael's Scrap Bag, CTMH CS-Cocoa, Colonial White & Black, CTMH Ink-Cocoa, Black, Tulip & Bamboo, CTMH SS-Postmarked, Say It In Style & Express Postage, Copper Brads, Natural Hemp, Cuttlebug EF-Script.
Card Recipe: Patterned Paper- Michael's Scrap Bag, CTMH CS-Cocoa, Colonial White & Moonstruck, CTMH Ink-Cocoa, Bamboo, Black, Moonstruck & Chocolate, CTMH SS-Say It In Style, Postmarked & Express Postage, Natural Hemp, CTMH 3D Foam Squares, Nestabilities DC-Labels Two.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Are Always On My Mind...

...{la, la,} you are always on my mind. Now that I have that song going through my head, I'll share my card with you:)
You know me, I like to keep my sentiments broad...I'll be able to use this card for a birthday, sympathy, get well etc. I like to keep my options open, 'cause I never know when I might need a card at a moments notice.
I also wanted to play with some of the new Nestabilities I got this summer. I use the Labels Three die on the front.
Here's the inside:
Here's a close-up of the front. I cut out 2 of the flowers and used foam squares to make them pop off the card. I "tied" my bouquet with a bow made from CTMH White Daisy Sassy Strands, I attached it with a dot of Liquid Glass. Lately I've become good friends with my Stipple Brush, I love the soft look it gives around the oval edges and sentiment.
Recipe: CTMH Paper Pack-Paper Garden, CTMH CS-White Daisy & Vineyard Berry (inside-Blush), CTMH Ink-Vineyard Berry, Dutch Blue, Olive & Black (inside-Garden Green, Olive, Blush & Vineyard Berry), CTMH SS-Sweet Flowers & Say It In Style (inside-Life Is So Good), Beige Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestones, CTMH White Daisy Sassy Strands, Foam Squares, Liquid Glass, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Nestabilities Label Three Die, Oval Coluzzle.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Family Poster

Happy Monday to you! I thought I'd share a poster with you today.

I started work again this past week and I wanted to create a photo page/poster of my family, so that I can see their cheery faces at work. Here's my completed page:

The poster is 12" x 12". I kept it fairly simple, so that the embellishments didn't outshine my family's smiling faces.

Here's a close-up of the top half of the poster. For the girls I added grosgrain bows, and Prisma Glitter to the butterfly name tags. (The glitter didn't photograph well.) Their name tags are attached using 3D Foam Squares.

For Spencer, I used a knot, instead of a bow, in hopes that it wouldn't appear too girly, lol:) I also used a dragonfly for his name tag, and instead of glitter I used dark blue rhinestones.
I lightened up the next photo a bit, so that you could see the blue Rhinestone detail I added for interest.
Recipe: CTMH Paper Pack: Serendipity, CTMH CS: White Daisy, Black, Cranberry, Olive & Dutch Blue, CTMH Ink: Dutch Blue & Crystal Blue, CTMH SS-Whimsical Wings, CTMH Pewter Photo Anchors, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Light Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, 3D Foam Squares, Rhinestones, Martha Stewart Embossed Zigzag Punch, Antique Fiskar Scissors, Oval Coluzzle.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vacation Album for the Girls

Good cheery Afternoon!!! I've been working on a couple of Photo Album's with my girls.

I realize that they are not up to true Scrapbooking par, but the girls wanted a scrapbook of photo's to share with their friends. And since I haven't been creating anything else terms of cards..., I thought I'd share just a few pages of what I have been working on. We're not quite done yet, but we're pretty close.

Enjoy.........laughing is allowed, but I can't be responsible for any injuries sustained due to falling out of your chair :)

Of course the girls have different tastes, but they wanted the same paper for the cover of their albums. They chose the fonts, the wording, and the placement of the piece on the front.

I kept the albums as simple as possible, since we were making 2 of them. So titles are handwritten, and we used only I highlight of coloured paper per page.

The girls comments I matted on black CS throughout the album.

True artists that they are, they wanted to fill whatever space they had on their comment section with pictures.

I left the grammar and spelling mistakes (unless it was really a biggie). I thought it added cuteness to the albums. Especially when they're bigger, and they have them to look back on.

My husband and I are originally from Ontario...all our family still live in the Niagara Falls, or Mississauga, or Muskoka area. Our kids were finally old enough to enjoy alot of the siteseeing things, so we fit a lot of them in while we were there this year.

Only a few more pages to go, we went camping, and to Santa's Village in Bracebridge, and we stopped at an Amethyst Mine near Thunder Bay on the way home. For the last page I have some questions I printed out for them to answer, like 'I wish I didn't.....", and "I hope to.....", and "Next time I want to......", and "I wish Manitoba had.....". (These are just a few of the questions I made up.)
I probably won't start the family scrapbook of our vacation for a while. I wouldn't let myself make a card until I got the girls' albums done, and since we're almost finished, I'm itching to make a card or two.


Monday, September 07, 2009


Hi there, I'm sorry I have nothing to share with you today. I've been busy creating 2 albums of our summer vacation for my daughters...I arrange the photos, and they write about each experience.

I'll post some pictures as soon as they're done... which is hopefully by Thursday!

Enjoy your day,


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