Saturday, 24 July 2010

As British as....

this is my take on a card featured in a magazine this month. I made it for my best friend's birthday.

Papers are a combination of Pink Petticoat 'Daisy Bouquet' and a My Minds Eye magazine freebie (I loved the papers so much I bought 2 copies of the mag!)

This photo is a better one to show its an easel card

as you can see I've glued on a row of buttons to act as the stopper for the easel part. Not much else on the card apart from some self-adhesive paper lace and a bit of stickles...

And a quick peek at the inside too...

I've a feeling I'll be using a similar design more than once (but if I do another easel card I'll cover the back part of the easel too)!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Graduation card number 2

for Heather's boyfriend, so it was a case of 'his and hers'...

Made in much the same was as yesterday's card, the backing paper was a free download from I found when looking for something with blue stars.  It wasn't wonderful quality but worked well enough for this card.

You can't really see the tassel in this picture, but its a much plainer one than yesterday.  The wording was cut from vinyl with the craft robo.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Graduation card number 1

...made for the same person as yesterday's 21st birthday card.  Again the brief was 'girly'.

I used a scalloped edge 8" base card and the backing paper is cut from a 12" DCWV sheet. I ran it through the printer to add the sentiment then went over the lettering with Diamond Stickles to bling it up a bit...

The mortar board was cut using the craft robo (have had a lot of use out of it lately, lol!) and layered with 3d foam pads.  Don't you just love the tassel (which cost more than the rest of the card put together!)

And yes you've guessed it, there's a box too, although this 1 is a bit plainer than usual.  The tag was designed in Word after I'd used Photoshop Elements to recolour the ribbon on the clipart scroll.

Check back tomorrow for another graduation card...

Friday, 2 July 2010

21st birthday card

My first stepper card - a commission for a 21st birthday card for a 'girly girl'.  This was for the daughter of the recipient of the 50th birthday card I made a few weeks ago so I couldn't use the handbag this time!

I cut the card base with the craft robo, after running it through the printer to add polka dots to both sides (as the 'wrong' side is visible from the front of the card).  I can't remember where the shoe image came from but I digitally paper-pieced it to coordinate with the rest of the card.  The paper designs are all from Pink Petticoat, although I had to use a bit of jiggery-pokery to change the colourway to suit.

As ever I had to make a matching box as the card was way too deep for an envelope, so designed a basic template for the craft robo and cut it from printed card.  The words 'twenty one' and 'Heather' were also cut with the robo, as were the large flowers.  The trim on the box is of course made with a Martha Stewart punch.

I'm pleased to report that my customer loved the finished card - I must learn not to worry so much, lol!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Thinking out of the box...

This is a little gift I made for a colleague's birthday instead of a card. He's always scrounging coffee supplies from other people so this was just a tongue-in-cheek gift...

I cut the box with my craft robo, from a free template by sparkeyb on the UK Scrappers craft robo forum. The cardstock is an unwanted file divider - think I have some in cerise too - and it cut perfectly.  Loved the interlocking bottom on the template too, easier than sticking but very sturdy. The sides are decorated very simply with panels created in Word.

I filled the box with individual sachets of coffee, sugar etc, with a couple of teabags and tubs of UHT milk. For some reason he drinks his tea with honey so I bought a mini jar to go in the box too, its surprising just how much you can get in a box that's less than 7cm cubed!