February 11, 2012

Last Minute Valentine Cards & Weekly Challenge

Having Grandchildren is the bestest (their favorite word) thing in the world but it does come with responsibility to the title! I started making the children's cards a couple of years ago and now they love to see what Grandma made at each holiday and birthday. They know that it is just for them.... Well that is wonderful, unless you get into a time crunch and forget until the last minute!!! And that is just what happened! So hubby and I went for a Sunday drive and I am just so thankful that I had my Gypsy Woman with me because while he was driving I was busy designing away... love my Gypsy Woman! He kept saying just go to the store and buy a card, but I remember how they stop everything and show their cards that I make to everyone even before they open their gifts, so I felt it was important to make the cards. Thank goodness that 3 live in Alabama and the other 3 in Illinois, as I was able to make 6 cards from 3 designs just by cutting 2 up!

I used my A2 wide template on my Gypsy  click HERE for the directions. In a matter of a half hour all 3 cards were designed complete with their little layers and 2 up. all I needed to do was go home pick out paper and cut!

Isn't it amazing how fast these little cards go together? I was so excited that some of my Copics were sitting next to me and I got to use them.
I used my Copic Markers for the first time on this project and didn't do to bad for a novice. I can hardly wait to get going with my class next week!
I sure hope you liked my quick little project today. Here are all the Gypsy files for you, all you need to do is click on the word and it will give you the download for each card.  CUPIDFROGKITTY.
I challenge you to make a partial shape card this week using either Design Studio, CCR or your Gypsy and link it up! You will love how fast it is to create and it always impresses people because it is so unusual. Save your template for future use when you too need that quick card. Now I will be giving away a Studio 12 stamp set to 1 lucky lady or gentleman that links up their card and another set to a commenter. Of course I will be using Random.org so link your card by 4PM on Friday February 17.  I can't wait to see what you did.
Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me to share with you. Have a blessed week.


Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Very cute Sheila. We always need that Gypsy at hand don't we?

Candy said...

Oh Sheila, these cards are just so adorable!!! Your grandkids are so lucky to recieve such beautiful cards from their Grandma! Thanks for sharing your Gypsy files... can't wait to try these out!

Anonymous said...

Very cute!
I really need to get to watching your gypsy tutorials.

Anonymous said...

Love all three cards they are very cute.
I think the froggy would look real cute if you gave him little heart lips like he's sending kisses to your grandchildren!

Cricut Couple said...

So Adorable! Or should I say... Toad-Ally Adorable!!!

Bunnyfreak said...

I am sure your grandkids will love the cards.

Charlotte C said...

Love the cards. I tried to sign up for the Copic class, but it was filled. Drats. Maybe the next class. Meanwhile, I'll search for a shaped card to enter - thanks for the chance to win a stamp set!

Brenda said...

Great Valentine cards Sheila! I always make my grandchildren their cards too. Happy Valentines!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Sheila! You always do the cutest cards ever!

Feeling better and wanted to pop-in to check on things and say "hi".

I'll be back!

Hugs, my sweet friend!

Java Jen's Creations said...

What adorable cards!! I totally agree about grandkids!! They are so absolutely wonderful!!! I hope to get a creation linked up soon! Thanks, once again, for a great tutorial!!

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I've missed your tutorials lately. I try to check regularly and enjoy your guests, but have missed your projects. I credit you and your tutorials with the ease with which I've become accustomed to designing with my gypsy. Love all the fun things I've made and appreciate your great help. Thx.

Bobby said...

Loving your adopted state for the winter but it means I have no access to my Cricut, paper etc.
:( Love your cards and am now a follower.

Brenda said...

ohhhh you make me want a gypsy....loveee this card soooo cute!