Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fishing Birthday

This was a last minute card. Tony called from work around 4 asking me to make a card for a friend that needed to be ready by the morning. That seems like a lot of time but not with a toddler running around! I really only had about 3 hours. With that said I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

The images are from Doodle Dragon Studios and the Woodgrain paper is from DCWV All About Boys paper stack.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welcome Baby Card & Gift Box

I made this adorable little card for Tony's cousin. Him and his wife are expecting a boy. The image is from Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used a glitter gel pen and Stickles to make the rattle pop. I also used the glitter gel on the sentiment and Stickles on the handprint sticker. The baby rattle paper is from The Paper Studio Jung-a-low Bung-a-low Baby paper pack.

I also made a gift box to go with it. I used the same materials as the card along with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass to give a cloudy look to the image and sentiment. On the inside of the box I used the rest of the rattle paper to give the box a little extra support and decoration. Finished it off with a little ribbon and bow.

Im entering it in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon- One For The Boys
Catch The Bug- Baby Steps
Heart 2 Heart- Oh Baby

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little Something Gift Box Tutorial

I made this gift box for Tony's cousin. Him and his wife have a little boy on the way. 

I love making this box. It's so quick and simple to make. The overall size is 4 1/2" x 7" x 2" 

My image is from Doodle Dragon Studio. 

The supplies I used...
     2 Sheets of Cardstock
          1- 8 1/2" x 11"
          1- 8 1/2" x 10 7/8"
     Image & Sentiment
     Corner Punch
     Ink (For Accent)
     Extra Cardstock

Top: 8 1/2" x 11"
Score at 2" on all 4 sides.
Cut on both long edges.
Glue together.

Bottom: 8 1/2" x 10 7/8"
Score at 2" on all 4 sides.
Cut on both long edges.
Glue together.

Inside of finished box:

To give them a little extra strength I cut a piece of cardstock to fit inside and glued it in place.

To finish off the outside of the box I ran the Colorbox (Surf) ink pad around the edges of the top. Attached my image and my sentiment. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) on the edge of the image and sentiment. Put the box together and tied a ribbon around to hold it closed.

Lucky Gold Cookie Box

This is a little box I made for St. Patricks Day. I found a tutorial on Big Smiles From Kbear. The image is from Doodle Dragon Studios. I made some cookies and wrapped them in gold cellophane so they looked like gold coins. I forgot to take a picture of that part.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fairy Godmother Card

There's so many birthdays this month! Here is one I made for a 13 year old girl. I made the background myself using a light purple and iridescent white acrylic paint. I sprayed it with water to give it a slightly spotty distressed look. You can't really tell but the top wing is popped and sprayed with Shimmer Spritz in Frost. The image is from the Ever After set from Doodle Dragon Studios. I used the sketch from Flutter By Wednesday.

I also did a lot to the inside. The image is also from the Doodle Dragon Studios Ever After set. I popped the tassels a lot and the shoe just a tad. Then covered the outside of the shoe with Inkssentials Glossy Accents to give it a glass look and a little dimension.

I'm entering the following challenges...
Flutter By Wednesday- Sketch
Your Next Stamp Challenge- Make It Sparkle
AiFactory Challenge- Things With Wings

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kicking Birthday

I made this card for a boy I used to babysit for he just turned 10 so I guess he's a young man now. The image is from Doodle Dragon Studios and is colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used the sketch from Cards for Men.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Cards For Men- Sketch and DT Call
Paper Pretties- Masculine
Kaboodle Doodles- Happy Birthday!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tin Man, Lion and Flying Monkey

I made this card for my Aunts birthday tomorrow. She loves funny cards so I hope she likes it. The Tin Man and Lion digi are from Bugaboo Stamps and the flying monkey is from Doodle Dragon Studios. I made the background myself it was really easy and I think it came out super cute.

Im entering it in the following challenges:
Wags 'n Whiskers- More Than One Fold
Top Tip Tuesday- Happy Birthday

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Expecting Mother Card

My cousin is expecting her first baby! I remember receiving a card when I was about 3 months pregnant with my son Seth and thought it was the sweetest thing. I looked around for a bun in the oven type of stamp but couldn't find one so i made my own. I kept the card simple I could spend months trying different things. Im still so new to cardmaking and I have so many I'm working on...it can get overwhelming! Besides now I can start on the baby shower card :)

Im entering it in a sketch and a color challenge...
I Did It Creations Challenge- Sketch
Crafty Creations Challenge- Baby Blue

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Where Did February Go?

I can't believe its been so long since my last post! Its amazing how fast life can run away with your time. Haven't made much new stuff lately. But I do have lots of ideas and plans...thats something right? I did pull out somethings yesterday and came across a card I had made for the ABC Christmas Challenge the theme was Black and White. I never entered it cause the night i finished it the blizzard knocked out our cable which also knocked out our internet and the challenge was over by the time it came back on. So I decided to take a picture and post it today to get myself going again.

I do have a lot of things in the works: a couple birthday cards, st. patricks day cards, easter cards, and 2 expecting cards. I printed a bunch of digi stamps last night and I am off to color them!!