I made this Bookmark card for my husband to celebrate our 31st. Anniversary. He’s an avid reader, I thought that this way instead of being filled away somewhere not to be seen he would see its message every time he reads.
The back has a blank area for the message.
While my daughter was down from Wisconsin for a mother daughter visit.
We created these gifts for friends and coworkers. They are designed around each person and each one is filled with little notes of inspiration. Each day they can take one out and read it and start their day with a smile of encouragement.
Quilt retreat for 2016 had two sessions this year, so I did two sets one for each week. It was the fifth year celebration and the color was blue. I’m a very visual person and blue is out of my comfort zone of colors I like to work with. With that said I think the sets came out pretty well.
I also added a little gift box for each person who attended as a keepsake for fifth year. For some there was a little something extra in their box, a little beaded scissor fob to adorn their favorite tiny scissors. No one knew who would receive the extra gift for each box contained something. It was fun to watch and see who received them.
These are the little scissor fobs that were inside some of the boxes.
For our 30th. Anniversary, I made this card for my husband. I wanted the card to be simple so that the message would be the focus of the card. Short and sweet was my goal. As you can see in the pictures I was trying to convey that after 30 years together he still makes my heart flutter.
I was asked to make a special Card Box Set that would house 10 Cards in Purple and Lilic. My mind quickly went back in time to a paper collection called Floral Expressions. I was thinking maybe 2009, well I found it went back further than that. It was in 2006 when we had this collection. So I reworked a box I had created in Design Space and decided to incorporate a butterfly in the design. I used an image from the latest CTMH cartridge “Artistry”, image # M58A2E4. I first just used the shape outline to cut the butterfly shape into my box design. As I worked with it I changed the body on the butterfly so it would fit in the space overlapping it enough as to create 3D wings using the top layer of said butterfly. It really worked out very nicely.
Other things I used were :
X7061B Floral Expressions a paper Packet, X5667 Petal Card Stock, X5631 Amethyst Card Stock, White Daisy Cards and Envelopes, Petal, Black, & Amethyst Inks, C1391 Embrace Life, C1299 Butterfly Kiss, A1108 A Flitter, D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Collections. Most everything is from CTMH (to which is mostly retired products now). I used a few non CTMH products to embellish the box and cards, just a few though.
As I finished up I decided the recipient of this beautiful box should have a Birthday Card to match si I created this one for her.
I played with the left over pieces of paper and created a cut file for the lattice cut in design space. These are the last two cards from that.
Album made from the 6″ X 6″ Kraft Cards and Autumn/Winter 2011 – Dreaming Paper Collection.
Colors used are Kraft Card and Envelope, Cardstock – Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate and Colonial White. Inks – Coco, Chocolate, Olive and Autumn Terracotta. Ribbon – Colonial White, Twine – Colonial White. Buttons – Autumn Terracotta. Other embellishments – photo hinges, brads and swirls are Autumn Terracotta.
Special details: I stamped the pumpkin three times and cut the desired segments into layers, using chip board I stacked them to give the appearance of a round pumpkin.
A cute spin on what we can do with a 6″ x 6″ card, this little mini album was created to be part of a workshop for my up-line Brigetta Jiles “Brigetta’s Creative Trends”. It might be small but it is packed with lots of places to place picture memories and journal your story. It’s a great way to showcase that visit to the pumpkin patch with your little ones, that Thanksgiving dinner with the family, or A great little keepsake for your guest to take home with them after a visit over the holiday event.
Fall is a beautiful time of year filled with color and prepares us for Thanksgiving. A time to remember all our blessings throughout the year.
I loved making this card and playing with different ways to Embellish it.
A complete row of Sparkles on this version.
Card with Envelope.
Inside of all the cards.
Another version placing the sparkles.
I used the For Always Paper Collection from 2012, Stamp Sets – B1343 Beloved and C1524 Words of Comfort, Inks – Black, Desert Sand and Slate, Ribbons – Black and Slate, Sparkles – Brown and Tan. Stamping was done on Colonial White Cardstock. I also used a stippling brush and applied stippling in Desert sand and slate to the Colonial white pieces and the envelopes.
For for this last version I used the Avonlea Paper Collection, Smokey Plum and Colonial White Card Stock, Grey Organza Ribbon, Clear Sparkles and the Stamp Collection from the Avonlea Cardmaking Kit.
Heart Valentine Basket and Cards Color Dare Challenge #178
“Take the Color Dare Challenge” It was great fun to play with these colors together. I know you will love creating something with these beautiful colors. Take the challenge here. http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com/2016/01/color-dare-178-thistle-pixie-glacier.html
This VALENTINE BASKET & CARDS was created for a color dare challenge using Glacier, Pixie, Thistle and White Daisy.
I used Cardstock and Ink colors of Glacier, Thistle, Pixie, White Daisy, and the Pink striped paper from the Kaleidoscope Paper Collection. I also used the S1601 January SOTM set, White Organza Ribbon, Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Thick Twines – Glacier and Thistle, and mini Brads. I created my cuts in Cricut Design Space using several of our CTMH Cartridges. Art Philosophy – images #M46CCE, #M3F851, #M3ED9A – Soiree Lettering to add the word Valentine, and sentiment inside one of the cards. Artfully Sent – #M10677A, Artiste – #M3Dad5, M3ABFC.
Creating the files required using the Cricut Design Space tools – slice, weld, attach, group and UN-group and contour. This was a fun challenge that took me out of my comfort zone of colors. It was a little challenging for me to combine these colors, but are very cute together. It was a great experience and pushed me to try colors I don’t usually prefer or use. I decided to make three different card designs while I was creating my cut files. I tried to keep this project simple which is another one of my struggles. My desire was to try and create something that would apply to different style preferences and taste, I hope you like them.
Valentine Treat Basket and Cards
Basket and Card set with my favorite candy.
3″ x 3″ square Basket with Candy
Basket side view. On both sides of this little 3″ x 3″ baslet thier is a small pocket that will hold a note or gift card or both.
The whole Basket and Card collection for this challenge
Featured Basket and matching Card
Inside of basket
Featured Card front
Inside of featured card
Card # 2 Front
Card # 2 Inside which has a pocket for a gift card or personal letter.
Card # 2 Back
Card # 3 Front, a simpler approch and quick to assemble.
Card # 3 inside, I placed a mat inside for a special picture or remembrance Journaling if desired.
Card # 3 Back