CTMH christening card

Baby Christening.

Sunday was a day for celebration. Not only was it Father’s Day here in Australia but it was also the day my friend had her baby girl Baptised. I wanted to make a card for her but as with life time got away from me. So the morning of I spent 30 minutes trying to decide what to do. I didn’t have any religious stamps so I decided to use the stars from the new Charming Cascades stamp set. This stamp set is my favourite from the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

I used the Versamark to stamp the stars. I then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. If you are wanting to heat emboss and do not have one of those plastic embossing trays, here is a tip that I do. Fold a piece of A4 paper in half, after stamping in Versamark put the image over the folded paper. Pour an even amount of powder over the stamped image. Tip the card on its side so the excess falls off and onto the folded paper. When you have removed all excess powder you can then pour all the powder back into the container. This will make your powder last longer. The fold in the paper acts as a funnel to make pouring back into the container easier.

Here is a tip for all you crafters who never have the right wording/phrase stamp when you are looking for it. Use an alphabet stamp. This way you can spell out the words you need. This is cost effective as you don’t need to buy a stamp for that occasion you may only need once or twice. As I have no religious stamps I used an alphabet stamp set to stamp GOD BLESS.

You can use this design for all different events. Just change the sentiment on the card for a thank you or a congratulations card.

Thank you for taking the  time to read this post. Please leave a comment with any feedback you have. Would love to hear what other’s think or have used similar designs.

Heat embossed Christening card.

Heat embossed Christening card.

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Minnie Mouse cricut card

Minnie Mouse Cricut Card.

miniemouse card

Today I want to share with you a card I made at the request of a friend. She wanted a Minnie Mouse card made for her cousin who is turning 1. I had fun making this card. It was quick and easy and a great way to use up some scraps for Minnie mouse.

As you may be able to tell from my previous post. I love the Disney characters. So yes I own a few of the Cricut cartridges digitally. This Minnie mouse layered image come from the Disney- Mickey & friends Cricut cartridge. I set the size at relative 4″. If you are going to try this and are new to Cricut, using Relative dial size automatically sets each item for cutting to be set at the size to match the black base/shadow image.

The card was made to measure 5×7. I cut a piece of black card stock measuring 4¾” x 6¾”. I then cut a piece of white card stock to 4″x 5¼”. This white piece I then embossed with the dot embossing folder.

I followed the assembly instructions in the handbook for Minnie mouse. I Attached her to the embossed card stock. Adhered the black card to the 5×7 card and then attached the embossed white on an angle to the black card. I feel that by placing it on an angle adds a point of interest for the card.

I then glued the balloon to the position I was happy with and then glued the string down. I used liquid glass to attach the string, I find when sticking fabric down it is best. I just get a little bit to the tip and then wipe along where I want so there is no leakage onto the project.

I had some black and white spotted ribbon and made a bow and positioned it in the corner of the white embossed card. I tried to make sure none of the ribbon was outside the card space as I didn’t want to squash it too much when placing in the envelope.

I hope this inspires you to create some cards this weekend. Please feel free to pin this to Pinterest for future reference and to share it with your friends.

Frozen cricut card

Frozen Birthday Card

When thinking of a making a children’s card I will often think in 2 ways for the design. 1. What does the child like; and 2. What is the theme for the party. I was extremely lucky with my choice this year for my friend’s little girls birthday. Like all other 3 year old girls she is a huge Frozen fan and she was also have a frozen themed party. Her favourite is Elsa So I made this card for her and kept it simple. I have many projects underway to help decorate her room for when her baby sister arrives next month and I will share more with you as I create them.

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Elsa Frozen Birthday card.

I used the Disney – Frozen Cricut cartridge to cut out Elsa. I love this cartridge. If you are new to Cricut and how these layered images work the one thing you must remember is to make sure that you use the relative dial option when setting the size. This ensures that all the images, when cut, will be at the correct sizing relative to the original shadow size to create the featured image. For this card I had the relative dial set at 4 inches. Thought I would also share a picture of the cake that my friend made for the Birthday party. It was fantastic to hear Isabella say Zia this is the best cake ever.

Elsa Frozen Doll cake

Elsa Frozen Doll cake

Butterfly Gap Card

Butterfly Gap Card

This card uses tone on tone and random stamping techniques. The Butterflies are attached to give the card the 3D look. Uses CTMH stamps and card stock and Cricut cartridge. It is very quick and easy. Give it a go!

Butterfly Gap Card

Hi everyone, Thank you for taking a look at my very first Blog post. I was thinking of what to share and decided to share this card. I came across the idea of gap cards in an old magazine and combined it with my love for butterflies.

When I am not scrapbooking or making gifts and cards for special occasions, I am making cards for all occasions. Besides being girly I love butterflies in my projects as they can be used for many different occasions. There have been many times where I have the intention of making a specific card for someone but sometimes time gets away from us and our plans do not eventuate. By having all occasion cards on hand I am able to use one when these instances occur.

This card is quick and easy and you can use it either this exact card or basic design for many occasions.

I began by trimming two strips from the front of a card. First 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and the second at 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

The second strip will not be needed for this card so you can save it to use on another project.

stamp backgroundCut Two pieces of cotton candy card stock (or any colour you     choose), 1 measuring 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 measuring 1″ x 2″. From the first piece trim a piece off measuring 1″ x 5 1/4″. Trim a piece of colonial white card stock measuring 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Sponge the colonial white piece with cotton candy ink.

Stamp background using the stamp set Your Own Kind of Wonderful, I picked two butterflies and used the ‘Tone on Tone’ technique to create my own pattern (Tone on Tone is using the same ink colour as the card stock). Using the random stamping technique I stamped the butterflies alternating them. To give it a more interesting feel I stamped over the edges. I think it looks great. Remember this technique next time you can’t find the exact paper you are looking for. I then attached the these stamped pieces to the card.

From the Artiste Cricut cartridge, Cut 2 solid butterflies (accent 4 shift ‘spring’ image) and 2 filigree butterflies (accent 4 shift ‘K’ image). To assemble the butterflies you slightly bend the wings, doing this will keep the wings away from the glue and give them a 3D look. Use liquid glass or another adhesive on the underbelly of the butterfly. Attach this to the solid butterfly.

Stamp your sentiment onto the Small piece of cotton candy card stock. I embossed mine with white embossing power. Then attach to small colonial white card stock.

Line the loose piece up with the card so it reforms the original card with the 1/2″ gap. put glue on the four corners of the butterflies and place them as to join the loose piece with the main card. Using 3D foam tape to attach the sentiment to also join the two pieces. You have now completed your card. Adjust the wings of the butterfly so they sit to your desired look.

I hope you had fun assembling this card.