Friday, April 22, 2011

Birthday Card for Kai

I tried some new things on this card, one was sewing the edges (I truely need practice) and I used an action wobble. LOVE THEM!! The bunny is so springy and wobbly I will definately be using them again. I used my cuttlebug on 2 of the mats, the happy birthday folder and the traffic folder. I used cricut cart Birthday bash for the bunny and gift he is holding, the birthday hat and also for the sentiment inside.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Campin Critters mini Album / guide book

I made this for my parents, they are new to camping and I want to make them a guide book or to do list for the things they need to do when they go camping so they dont forget anything. I decided to make them a mini album using my Your Story binder and the Campin Critters cart. The inside pages are layered with white, brown and white again so that they can write on the front or the back and each page will be sturdy. They can make lists or add pics.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Masculine Birthday card

This is the matching birthday card for the painters tray gift. I used the same papers (Bo Bunny Timepiece collection) in making this card. Very simple and perfect for a guy, not frilly and even though it has a bow on it there is not ribbon or glitter. The colors are also well suited for a more masculine card. I love the bicycle image on this!! I loosely based the card on a beautiful card I saw on Pickeled Paper designs blog. I absolutely adore her work and I noticed a masculine card she had posted a while back and thought it would fit well for what I was looking for, I didnt use all of the elements that the other card had as my paper had more pattern to it and I really wanted the pattern paper to stand out.

Monday, April 4, 2011

My first attempt with a Painters tray

So this is a work in progress, I have never tried working with one of these before and I love all the pictures I have seen of others and thought I would give it a try. This is a birthday gift for my step father. I have used some very old pics of me, my son and my grandson. (lol, he isnt even one yet so I guess his pics arnt that old but they are some of the first taken, lol)

I used a 7 Gypsies white painters tray I purchased at Archivers when I was in Atlanta. I used crackle paint on the front to distress a bit (doesnt show well in photo) and rubbed distress inks on a few spots to distress even further. Being for a man I didnt want to use flowers and frills so have been truely at a loss as to how to "decorate" it. I am giving this to him this coming weekend so I have a few more days of looking at what I can add, I think it is missing some pizzaz. Any helpful comments would be greatly appreciated!!