Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday Humor

Hi All! Hope you are all doing well out there! I have been quite busy with work lately, leaving only a little amount of time to craft and post but I did manage to make time for a special card for my "favorite" Brother in Law. Lol! I love all my BIL's equally, but we have a running joke between my sisters and their hubbys about whose husband is the best. Anyhow, I made this funny card using the Cricut Camp Out cartridge, I hid a few cuts on the out house because i wanted my top layer to be a little more solid so i could have the door open to a little tiny cupcake. I used a couple of punches too, the MS Pine tree and a Fiskars corner punch for the tiny moon. I inked the edges and put the top layer of the outhouse through the Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder. I created the "rocks" using circle punches that i tore down to size, crumpled and inked them. I put pop dots under one of them for some dimension. The little grass patches between the "rocks" I made from some scrap green paper and used my regular scissors to snip it up. Scotch quick-dry glue worked very well to stick them between the "rocks". For the foreground, I tore up some paper (looks like dirt or a dried pond bed) from a old stack and crumpled it a bit and stuck it down. I added a brad on the outhouse door. I hand wrote the "Hope your birthday..." (i do not care for my own hand writing but I didnt have a punch to fit it and i didnt have enough time to find and cut a cricut label) the torn edges add a great rustic feel to the card anyways- just added two brads to either end to finish it. The inside of the cards reads, (if you hadn't already guessed),
To my FBIL - "is the sh*t" lol. He appreciated it!
I really do enjoy making cards that are scenic, rather than just a few Cricut cuts stuck down, personalizing it makes it all that much more fun to give!
Until next time!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Card

Here is the card I sent to my Dad this year for Father's Day. The truck image is from Just Because cartridge. The hearts that are in the back of the truck are the Martha Stewart multi heart punch. The red sentiment is made from my Dymo label maker (LOVE it!). I used the lowercase font wheel with some hearts. I ended up adding a tiny deer and pine tree punch (both Martha Stewart punches) to the card also, but of course I forgot to take a second picture of the finished product!! Enjoy & hope this card inspires you.

Wishing Dads all over the world a very Happy Father's Day 2011

Slideshow of Cards