July 3, 2015

True Love

Happy Sizzling July Sassy People!

It’s Kenya here on this beautiful July 3rd! I had so many 4th of July plans to share BUT my plans crumbled. Love can bring metaphoric fireworks right? I know, kind of a stretch! Well, I have an anniversary card to share today!

My pastors celebrated 16 years of marriage. I would say some kind of fireworks had to be ignited…at least sparklers? If you knew them, you would understand the love and affection they share with each other.

Ok, enough with puns, on to the project! I used Design Space to design the card. I used the Sweethearts and Beyond Birthdays cartridges. I selected the images I desired and imported them onto the virtual mat. I made the frame by inserting a shape (square) and resizing it into a rectangle. Once  I was satisfied with the size, I duplicated the shape, aligned it and sliced the shape. 

Then I took the word “Love” and duplicated that twice and lined it up inside the frame. Then I added “True love” to the bottom and welded the words and shape together. After I was happy with the design, I cut them out using the Bo Bunny Crush collection and solid white Neenah white card stock. The little hearts were on the side and cut later. I also cut the “L” for love in a solid black. I later added “16” to represent the number of years of marriage. 

Once everything was cut out, I layered the pattern paper on the card stock for stability. I added the transparency to build a shaker card (last minute decision). I used the hearts (which were going to be added to the front) as the confetti and added some sequins to the inside. I also have the “16” peaking out at the bottom. For a finishing touch and shimmer, I added a little Wink of Stella to the “True Love”. 

Here is the finished card:

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Remember to check back regularly to see more awesome projects from the talented DT! Enjoy the holiday! Kenya~


Paper Trey Ink-White (card base)
Neenah-White (love cut)
Bo Bunny- (Crush Collection)
Recollections- (black & red)

Foam Tape
Tombow Adhesive
Wink of Stella- (clear)

Cricut Explore
Cricut Design Space-(Beyond Birthdays, Basic Shapes & Sweethearts)

Martha Steward Scoreboard

July 2, 2015

Patriotic Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!  It's Sonya from Sonya's Paper Trail here today.  We have a family friend who celebrates his birthday on July 4th.  I love that as a card maker, I can make his birthday card a festive one for Independence Day, too!    

Check out this fun card:

The entire card layout is a ready made card cut file from the Silhouette Online Store.  I did make it larger to fit an A2 card, but other than that, I left it as it was when I opened the file.  The patterned papers are by We R Memory Keepers, from the Red, White and Blue paper pad.  Cardstock is Not Quite Navy by Stampin' UP!.  The stamped sentiment is by CAS-ual Fridays from the WTF stamp set.  This was such a fun and easy card that looks like it ought to be much more complicated than it really was!  

Have a creative day!

June 30, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

This little card just came together from some odds and ends I had lying around after finishing other projects.  Sometimes my penchant for hanging on to things comes in handy. The fan and card were made with the Cricut Pagoda cartridge.  The flowers were made with the Art Philosophy (Z1686) cartridge.  

Additional CTMH supplies:

Inks - Sweet Leaf (Z2153), Lagoon (Z2195) 
Bitty Sparkles - (Z1263) 
"The Happy Couple" Stamp (D1539) 
The other 2 little flowers are retired. 
Now my only other challenge is making a gift box to put this fabulous little card into for the lucky couple!  There's always another project!
1 John 1:5 - 2:2

June 26, 2015

Monogrammed Note Cards Make Great Gifts

Don't you just love Christmas? I know I sure do, but I want to give everyone a gift and I just can't afford to so shhhh I want to share this little project with you so maybe you too can use it this Christmas season for a little gift to give someone you care for. This is a direct scrap lift from Kristy at Scrapin On My Door and I am so excited to share this project with you again!  I shared it last year with a video camera that you couldn't see very well so I thought it was worth a revisit... and I promised I was only going to share what I was actually making for my needs this Christmas.
Above is a close up of one of the portfolios that hold the note cards and envelopes, don't you just love the shimmer?
This is how the front looks and as I show you in the video you can alter it to what you like, be it with or without embossing. Wide or narrow bands, you do what you like the looks of.

Here is the inside notice it has 4 monogrammed note cards and 4 envelopes. Isn't that a wonderful set? I keep these on had for a quick gift, all I need to do is make the scallops, circles and initial and glue them on and viola they are done. All the sets in the video are without the monograms as I will do that as soon as I complete my set of names.
Here is another color, don't you just love how they look good with any coordinating color combination? Great for any season these card sets are awesome.
This is the photo of the set that Kristy made for me at Craftin On My Door, aren't they gorgeous? See what I mean any color and the gift is just right! I think I have shown these note cards to everyone that has been to my office in my home, because I love this gift! So let's get to work.

Now wasn't that easy... but we aren't done yet. Let's get theses put together so you too can make these awesome note card sets.

These little monogrammed note cards are perfect for gifts for this holiday season. I hope you get the opportunity to make a few. I hope you enjoyed today's post. Your sweet - sweet word encourage me and your comments continue to inspire me to continue sharing with you. Have a blessed day.... See you Saturday.

June 25, 2015

Father's Day Pegboard Card

Hey everyone...it's Sonya from Sonya's Paper Trail and today I'm sharing the card that I made for my husband for Father's Day.  My husband is one of those guys who can fix anything, which is probably a good thing since I tend to break a lot of things!  

Here's what I created for him:

The base of this card is from the Silhouette Online Store.  I decided that rather than cut out the tiny tools that went with the card cutfile, I would use my stamps to create the tools.  I used the "Totally Tool" stamp set by Stampin' UP! and colored those tools using my Copics.  I then fussy cut around each one, and adhered them to the pegboard with dimensional foam dots.  The lettering was in the original cut file, but rather than use paper (which I figured would tear), I used some vinyl and it worked like a charm.  Don't forget that vinyl sticks to paper and can make your life a lot easier, especially with scripty greetings!  Oh...and on the pegboard, I used a lot of chalk ink to make it look more realistic.

I hope you have a great day!

June 24, 2015

Pop Up Photo Frame Card

Hi!  It's Christine from http://iamcocoasmom.blogspot.com/ to share a Pop Up Photo Frame card with you today.   Like most families we share photographs via social media, but just occasionally, I love to send a photograph to share a special moment.

Last week my sister mailed a giant box to our house containing Master J's birthday presents.  He ripped into that box and demanded that we open each and every toy as it emerged from the packing paper!

His favorite, however, was the Thomas the Train bubble blower and after dinner, we filled it up with bubble mix, found two AA batteries and sent him off to bubble the yard.   He bubbled his Dad and Mom, his Grandpa and me, and even tried to bubble Cocoa but that wise puppy would not stay still and be bubbled!

We took pictures and video, of course but I wanted to do something special as a 'Thank You' for my sister. I remembered seeing a cute photo card holder on Pinterest and decided to search for something similar in Design Space.  Aha!   I could not find a photo frame card but I did find a card with the right pop up mechanism.

I inserted the card onto my mat and resized it to make a 5.5 by 4.25 card.  Then I added a square and  unlocked the dimensions to make it 5.5 by 8.5.  Using the align button, I aligned the two images horizontally and 'ungrouped' the pop up card.  I selected the score lines and using the arrow keys, I moved them across until they were in exactly the same place on my card.  The pop up card (minus score lines) was deleted.

Next, I needed the opening for the photo and I kept it simple by just adding a rectangle centered in the top half of the remaining card using the score lines for guidance.  I selected the rectangles and hit 'slice.'  Then I selected the sliced image and the score lines and hit 'attach.'  Now all that remained was to choose a frame to make the opening look finished and I was done!

Now for the fun part - embellishing the card.  I searched for birthday images and arranged them on the front of my card and around the frame,  Time to cut and assemble.

Just FYI - the score line are at 3/4 inch, 1 1/2 inches, and 5 inches.  Here's how the score lines are folded.  (Actually, there are two extra score lines indicating the center fold line.  Ignore these.)

I cut a regular A2 card with my cutter, scored and folded across the center and lined up the two pieces of my card.  I attached the top and bottom edges and checked that it folded correctly.  (It will not be completely flat.)

Then I attached the sides together just beneath the opening and the card was ready to embellish.

Here's the finished card from the side:-

And inside:-

I'll write a note to my sister and have Master J. add his name.  I think she'll like it!

O.K.  Are you thinking how useful this will be for special Halloween pictures, or Christmas pictures?  How about Graduation pictures for elderly relatives who don't Facebook?  Or even on an interactive scrapbook page?   Oh the possibilities...  Hope you find this a useful file : )

Thank you, Sheila for allowing me to share my fun card today.   : ) Christine