Saturday, February 28, 2009

Skater Ian birthday card

I'm pretty excited about this card. First of all I made the background myself!! I chalked the sky and used markers for the ground. Brads were used for the wheels. The second reason is I think I managed to keep it plain and boyish. This card is for my son's friend and if it hints at girlish he won't like it. So I tried really hard not to embellish it.

Supplies-Spellbinders labels two, Skater Ian-The Greeting Farm, Pebbles Inc chalk, Pantone markers, Cuttlebug swiss dots folder.

New little puppy gift box

Whenever someone gets a pet it's like bring home a new baby. So that's why I made this little dog house gift box to congratulate someone on their new little one.The dog house was made from a bird house template and I added the roof.

I found the template a long time ago and for the life of me I can not find the person who created it. Here is a link to the template.
Supplies:Pupstar stamps-The Greeting Farm, Pattern paper-CTMH, Pantone markers, Door and flower-Clear and Frosted sheets from ShortCuts. Dyno label maker

Friday, February 27, 2009

Seize the Cupcake_ShortCuts 3D Friday

Wow! Today is my last 3D Friday post for ShortCuts. Another month is over already. Today’s post is a Gift Card Holder. Instead of a gift card I filled it with little pull-tabs with funny saying to cheer a friend. These gift cardholders are so fun to use, and for the next couple of months I’ll be showing you what other ways you can use them to! They even come in 4 different colours, White, Vanilla, Kraft and Black.

Here’s a file of the sayings I used (got them from a daily desk calendar). Just print, cut out and add your favourite stamp image.
The tabs read:
Your family thinks you’re a good egg even if you’re a little cracked.
You can’t have to may friends or pairs of shoes.
When the going gets tough, the tough eat cake
Never eat more than you can lift

Gift Card Holder-ShortCuts
Pantone Markers

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Get Well Soup card

Yesterday I was all inspired by an idea! To make a "get well" card that holds a package of chicken noodle soup. And I even made a mini tutorial for it. Hope you like it.
This first card was made using Bombshell Stamps "It's a Pirates Life". I used the priate girl, left her outfit white and made a little nurse hat for her. I also made her stocking white fish net but it didn't photograph well.

Supplies-It's a Pirate's Life-Bombshell Stamps, Pattern Paper-Cosmo Cricket, cardstock-CTMH

Monday, February 23, 2009

A ShortCuts Quickie

Goooood Morning! Wow I can't believe it's Monday already and the last week of Feb. I don't know about you but this month flew by for me.
This morning I put this card together, it was pretty quick. Again I used the clear card from ShortCuts cause I love how you can make two cards in one. Flat the card is pretty cute, open it and you get a different look with the flower suspended in air all by itself and simply sending sunshine your way, so it's like making two cards! Pretty neat stuff! LOL Hope you like it.
Don't forget your coupon code for ShortCuts products on the side bar!!
Supplies:Clear Card from ShortCuts, Stamp verse from Lizzie Anne designs, Paper-Sweetwater, flower hand drawn, Black Staz On

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sprinkled with fun_ ShortCuts 3D Friday

Good morning! It’s 3D Friday already and here’s another ShortCuts post…a 3D Cupcake!! Yep it’s a little container in the shape of a cupcake that you can make yourself. As you can see I used ShortCuts Clear sheets for the body of the cupcake so you can see all the wonderful candy!! And I played with my new Spellbinders dies (hehehe).

Clear Sheet-ShortCuts
Ribbon-MichaelsSpellbinders-Oval, Scalloped Circle and Doodle Parts.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lucky Me

Well I've made another St. Paddy's day card! Believe it or not it I didn't intend to!! This card was made from a sketch from The Greeting Farm blog. I was going to put flowers where the clovers are, and thought "wouldn't clovers look nice in this green paper" they came out so cute I thought well I might as well use them! LOL.

Supplies:Anya stamp-The Greeting Farm, Pattern Papers-imaginisce, Alpha's-CTMH, crimper, brads, machine stitching and paper piercing.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Friends are Flowers

Well I played with some of my new Spellbinders Flowers 3 dies today. Can you tell? I thought I'd take a ShortCuts frosted card and just make something plain with some cute flowers and bow.

Frosted card-ShortCuts
Flowers 3 dies-Spellbinders
Labels 2-Spellbinders

Don't forget to get your coupon code when ordering the Clear and Frosted cards from ShortCuts.

Friday, February 13, 2009

CPS Anniversary, ShortCuts and word Scramble

Card Positioning Systems is celebrating it's 2nd "Anniversary" and the ShortCuts DT was asked to make a card based on CPS Sketch 102. Here is my take on this months sketch. I used a ShortCuts Clear Card Blank and Nesties labels.

Would you "like" to win some goodies?
Unscramble these words and then visit the other DT girls blogs to get the rest of the scrambled words, put'em together and you can win!!
My "Scrambled Saying" words: "..."
"ShortCuts" & "a"
Be sure to check out the ShortCuts Blog for full details, and my fellow ShortCuts DT member's blogs, to search for some words to unscramble in order to celebrate and "wish" CPS a happy anniversary! Good luck!

Friends with Chocolate_ShortCuts 3D Friday

Well it’s Friday already and it’s time to post a new 3D project for ShortCuts. This one is my favourite. The window in this project is made with ShortCuts Frosted sheet. It’s perfect for this kind of application because it’s sturdy and semi-transparent. It gives you a little peek and still keeps the secret! Do you remember the Life Saver candy boxes that appear around Christmas? My husband remembers getting a box of these every Christmas from his grandmother. Well I just love the box and decided to make one that would hold any kind of candy I wanted to fill it with. I put my favourite candy inside orange flavoured vanilla kisses.

incase you want to make a box for your friend I’ve made a template for you. Enjoy

Frosted Sheets-ShortCuts
Paper Pack-CTMH
Stamps-Verse-Inkadinkado and CTMH
Border Punch and ribbon-Martha Stewart
Candy-Hershey Kisses

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ShortCuts-Hello card

It's monday morning already!! So how about starting the week off with a "just because" card. I think it's great to give someone a "hello" card, just to let them know your thinking of them or just want to touch base or just for whatever. Again I used ShortCuts clear card blanks as the base and decorated it. The large scallop on the bottom is actually 1" circles. Don't you just love these clear cards?? They make such unique cards, I love'em!

ShortCuts-clear card
Pantone Markers
1"circle punch

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ice Princess and Figure Skate Template

I love making paper piecings. After I made the hockey skate I knew I needed to make a Figure Skate so here it is. The hard part was making a card to go with the skate! And just in case you would like to make the skate to I made a template for you. It even has the toe pick but it's hard to see in the photo. I thought the zigzag punch would make a cool border because it reminds me of the toe pick.

And if your wondering how I made the faux stitching, well I used a tool called a "tracing wheel", sewers and seamstresses use these to mark fabric. Years ago I used this tool to make stitches by loading the wheel with ink. It would leave a little ink trail of dots. Now I just run it along paper to leave an impression and it looks like stitches without a sewing machine. Pretty neat eh?
Stamps-CTMH-Princess and Alphabet
Paper-Making Memories
Zigzag border punch-Martha Stewart
Nesties Ovals
Glitter-Martha Stewart

Saturday, February 7, 2009

ShortCuts Raffle

Have you been wanting to order from ShortCuts? If so, February is the month to do it! For every $5 you spend on ShortCuts products this month* you will get one (1) raffle ticket/entry into the prize drawing!

One (1) lucky winner this month will get their ShortCuts order for FREE!!!(Up to a $30 value!!!)
Head on over to the Online Shopping Mall on the
ShortCuts Site and place your order to be entered.

**The fine print:- Winner will receive a full refund to their PayPal account upon being chosen.- Only customers who pay via PayPal will be entered into the drawing.- Final total; after any discounts are given, will determine how many entries each order will receive. (ie: spend $6.50 after discounts and get 1 entry, spend $11.25 after discounts and get 2 entries, etc.)- Only ShortCuts products will apply to final total. No "limited time offer" products (ie: Studio G stamps)- All orders placed between February 1, 2009 12:01 AM CST and February 28, 2009 11:59 PM CST will qualify.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ian's Valentine Cards

Ok so Elvis has returned to my blog!! LOL. This is Ian and he is from a stamp set called "Dress Me" and that means he comes in his underwear (or shorts depends on how you look at it). He also comes with a T-shirt and short outfit (see Cupid card). You can buy outfit stamps as well, but for this Elvis card I used my son's Halloween costume as my inspiration.

Now I'd like to introduce you to Cupid Ian! Same guy different outfit.
I typed the words in PS and cut them out for the cards.

Dress Me Ian-The Greeting Farm
Top Note Die-SU
Elvis outfit-handmade by Me!
Words on cards-printed from computer

My First Bombshell cards.

Well I've officially started creating for Bombshell stamps (got my stash today). Here are two cards I've made already. The first is from "A Pirates Life" stamp set. I choose this set because you can make the Bombshell into almost anything. So instead of a Pirate I made her a Leprechaun. What do you think?
This second card was made using the "Holiday Accessories" stamp set. It's also where I got the leprechaun hat for the top card!
Stamps-Priate's Life and Holiday Accessories from Bombshell Stamps
Paper-My Mind's Eye and Karen Foster
Pantone Markers
Nesties-Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Zigzag border punch-Martha Stewart

U R Loads of fun-ShortCuts3D Friday

Good Friday Morning, I hope your week went by fast! I can’t believe the first week of Feb is over already. Here’s the first of four 3D projects I have to share with you this month... a gift box I made for my friend Laura. I love making my own little packages for gifts. I think it gives them that extra special touch. I used ShortCuts frosted sheet to make the box to hold a little stamp set. I love the frosted sheets for this kind of gift because it gives you a little peek without giving away what’s really inside.
Every Friday this month I will post a new 3D project. Hope you stop by to see what’s new.

Frosted Sheet-ShortCuts
Stamps-Loads of Sushi-Stampendous
Paper Pack-CTMH
Ribbon-Martha Stewart
Treading Water Border Punch-Fiskars
Lace-Fabric StorePantone Markers

Monday, February 2, 2009

ShortCuts Friendship Card

Well it's Monday morning already and a new month has already started. With that starts a new theme for ShortCuts....this month is Friendship. So over the next couple of weeks I get to share some cards and 3D projects with you. I think your gonna love the 3D stuff ( they come with templates directions). When are you going to see these?? First thing every Friday morning you will find a new project here.

Frosted Card-ShortCuts
Labels 2-Spellbinders
Pantone Markers

Sunday, February 1, 2009

ShortCuts Blog Candy Winner!!

We have a winner!!
Drum roll pleasssssse.
Jan Farnworth
Congradulations Jan!
ShortCuts will be sending you the Ultimate sample pack of their Clear and Frosted cards and sheets. I can't wait to see what you do with these products. Hope you have a blast with them like I do!
*The winner was choosen by a random number generator.

Flowers, a Heart and a Frosted Card

So this morning I woke up with an image on my mind. This card! I had to get up and try to re-create what I could remember from my vision. It’s not exactly what I woke up with but it’s close. I made the card on a Frosted Sheet from ShortCuts because I love the soft look of the frosted card. And if I want to add more colour I can always slip some paper behind the image and the frosted top will give is a soft muted look.
Make a heart shape (I wanted something wide and short).
Squeeze out some Liquid Pearls onto a scrap of paper.
Using a fine tip paintbrush pick up some colour and paint the flowers (from the centre out).
Dab a small amount of Diamond Glaze into the centre of the flower and add the Seed Pearls.
Glue the finished flowers onto the heart shape. (it took 17 flowers to cover my heart).

Frosted Sheet-ShortCuts.
Liquid Pearls Petal Pink-Ranger
Diamond Glaze-Judi Kins
Pink Paper-Sweetwater