Monday, February 25, 2013

Chantilly Gift set

Here it is....

Hi there all, Here are the rest of the gifts I made for my mothers 50th Birthday. Her big gift was tickets to Andrea Bocelli concert :) 

I decided to make this set of cards, since she is ALWAYS asking me to make her quick, last minute Birthday cards, or thank you card. Of course they MUST be great even if she needs them in the next 30 minutes... lol

So I figure this would be a Great idea, I would help her out and at the same time help myself out. 

I made the card/envelope box myself.  If you would like details on how I made that click HERE for that blog post.

I made her a set of 4 cards, I really wanted to make her a set of 6, but with me being the perfectionist that I am I just did not have time for that. 

Here is the Full set of 4 cards:

My absolute favorite is this green one:

At first it was my least favorite, since I just had it as a plain green in the background. I felt like it needed a little something, so I did a bit of random stamping with a small flower.... and I HATED IT! believe it or I not I thought I had ruined my card... but I decided to make it work, I added the bitty opaque pearls to the centers of each flower... and VIOLA! it added the touch it was needing to turn from drab to FAB! lol. OK maybe I am being a bit drastic... but really I did not like it until I added the pearls!!

This was the first card in the set, and I loved how the colors pulled together. OH! where are my manners?? in this ENTIRE card set I used the ever wonderful Chantilly Paper pack.  I LOVE how this paper pack is so dainty? I think its so delicate, but yet so bright and playful! At first glance in the Idea book this was not one of my top 3 paper packs, but when in my hands, Oh my! I must have more!! So many first with this set of cards... ;) 

I adored the layout I created for the previous card that I HAD to duplicate it and tweak it just a bit so it wouldn't be Exactly the same I cut out the flower using the AP cartridge. This card reminds me of my time spent living in Hawaii..... (SIGH, how I miss Hawaii....ok,  back to reality). So you can see how using the AP cartridge can be so simple and adds that perfect "something" to the card.

Last but not least is this other Birthday card, I figured you cant have too many of those. It seems like its always someones birthday right? So with this one I decided to make it a funky one... Its very colorful and is not traditional in any sense but it works! Again I used the AP cartridge to cut out the medallion piece and stamped right over it! I love how our stamps coordinate with the Cricut cartridges.  I also used some sliver shimmer trim!

Now onto the card/envelope box:

For the front of the card box I decorated with the NEW chevron Ribbon!  Love this new product and I coordinated with the Chantilly complements dimensional elements.

Here is the inside, on one side the cards and on the other, well the envelopes!

It folds and is very sturdy! IF you would like to see the tutorial on how to make this card box Click HERE to see that post. :) 

Hope that you enjoyed my creation!

Card/ Envelope Box set picture tutorial

So here is a quick picture tutorial on how to make this adorable box set:

You will need:

  • one 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inch paper
  • bone folder 
  • scissors
  • glue dots
  • Score board (I use Martha Stewart)
  • Velcro dots (optional)

 To start you will score  you paper on the long side:
  • 3/4"
  • 1"
  • 5 3/8"
  • 5 7/8"
  • 10 1/4"
  • 10 1/2"

Ok and on the Short side the 8 1/2" side you will score on:

  •  3/4"
  • 1"
  • 7 1/2"
  • 7 3/4"

Once scored you will CUT away the corners and the middle squares off like in this picture below:

Then you can fold on all the score lines and you will end up with the exact replica of the above picture. 

 now you can add glue dots to the inside corners:

This will make sure that your box will stay put, and there will be actual slots to put your cards and envelopes in.

Then Feel free to decorate your box how ever you like! 

I added some Velcro dots to the box for easy closure:

Hope you enjoyed this simple and quick picture tutorial. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Thanks so MUCH for stopping by! If you would like to see the Entire post where this Card box is featured along with ALL the cards that I created to go inside this box please click HERE.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Buzz and Bummble

So as promised here is another Birthday card I made for my dear momma!

this one is the one I gave to her on her actual birthday
. I wanted to give her an AWESOME card, she always loves everything I make, and I was NOT going to buy her one. I mean shoot me for even saying that ;) lol.

I got to thinking and I wanted to make a card that she can have out on display for some time (or at least I would like her So I thought an easel card. guess what I have NEVER made one before! well whats an easel card?  here is an example of one I found on the Inernet when I googled "easel card"

This is what it would look like, Super Cute right?

 Then I did some more google-ing and came across more types of easel cards... like a twist easel card.  Here is what that looks like:


I cant take any credit for this card. I found this on goin over the edge's Blog. She has a great picture tutorial on how to make this kind of card. 

So then after more searching I found even more types! there is a double easel card, and even a double twist easel card... So I decided  to GO ALL OUT! I made a double twist easel card. 

I figured I would go big or go home! plus it was for my moms 50th birthday so it was well deserving!

So here is the card I made for my dear mom:

I found the template for this one HERE.  Its from Wendy's Crafting times Blog she has a great picture tutorial.

I decided to do mine a little different and not put FULL squares on the "triangles" I left them alone so the numbers would show through. 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Buzz and Bumble paper! its my favorite paper pack!

Here is another view:

This view is from the top. I felt like it needed a "Happy Birthday" since well its a birthday card! Soooo I added a pocket in the back and put a tag inside with the "Pull" tab.


I love how it came out! what do you think?? You all are probably wondering what it looks like when closed. Well I will warn you since I put numbers on the front and it is a twist easel card the numbers will look "backwards" or "twisted" when closed... see:


**IMPORTANT** I only glued down the bottom halves of the numbers. For a better visual... Its the middle  bottom triangles that twist. So if you glue the whole number on you will end up tearing the papers when you try and twist the card.

Hope you enjoyed my Double Twist Easel card! 

Here is another card I created using the Buzz and Bumble paper pack. Oh! and with some Gold Glitter paper!! (which I LOVE!!)

Hope you have enjoyed my mother's Birthday cards. Stay tuned for a couple of the gifts I made for her!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chantilly and 50

Hi there everyone!!!

I have had a SUPER busy month! with the Valentine treat bag orders, January ctmh orders and of course my mothers 50th Birthday!

I made her several items, I will post those up later this week. To start off, The family as a whole took her out to dinner this past week to one of her favorite restaurants. They asked me to make her a birthday card... go figure! I should have seen that one coming LOL!

Any way, her other gifts took so much of my free time between work, and family stuff you know how it is that I did wait until the day of the  dinner to put this card together. So I did the easy thing... a Mojo Monday sketch!! I was so excited that it was one that I really liked and saw that it had major potential. Plus I had been itching to get back into doing more mojo monday cards. If you dont know about mojo monday feel free to check them out HERE.

Ok so enough chit chat... here is my Card: 

I absolutely LOVE it!!!!! I love how when I am on a crunch for time... and dont have much time for contemplating my ideas and design, things just turn out SO much BETTER than expected!  Plus I used NEW products from the New Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book! It is available for your viewing online, Click HERE.

Here is the sketch from Mojo Monday that I followed:

Here is a close up of the detail, this card is 5x7

The inside reads: your one of the Wisest people I know.

Materials used:

  1.  Chantilly paper pack
  2.  Chantilly complements dimensional elements 
  3. Black and Grey Glitter paper 
  4. Bitty opaques adhesive pearls
  5. Opaques adhesive pearls  
  6. Just a Number Stamp set (D1514) 
  7. Slate ink pad

Hope that you enjoyed my card! My mother sure did! :) Stay tuned for the rest of her gifts and another AMAZING card!