Sunday, January 29, 2017

E2C Congratulations Card

I purchased a Bella Blvd. mystery box last year and it contained some cute paper from the Love and Marriage collection.  Having coordinating papers and elements made it so easy to pull this card together for a friend that is getting married next weekend.  It probably took me less that 10 minutes to create. 

I fussy cut the pink heart and congratulations banner from a cut apart sheet and I used my punch to cut out the people icons from a piece of patterned paper.  The 3" aqua heart background shape I used as the grounding spot for the card elements is a sticker from the sticker sheet.  After layering all the elements the way I wanted, I popped it up off the card base using foam tape.  The patterned paper I used for the card base had one line that included "now and forever" text in the middle of tiny hearts.  I missed the text at first glance when I was picking the papers for this card.  I thought it was so cute, I decided to position the grounding square just above the text so it could become part of the overall sentiment of the card.

Thanks for checking out my card.  Have a great day!

Card Base - Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - Bella Blvd Love and Marriage Collection
Heart Punch - Martha Stewart Heart Punch

Sunday, January 22, 2017

P2P What's for lunch?

I am still trying to get the hang of scrapbooking.  I have some pictures printed of Makenna's first 2 years that I am working through and trying to develop my own style.  I have come along way since my first page in my opinion.  I still want to become more comfortable layering and adding embellishments.

The photos I selected were of Makenna a week or so after she turned 1 eating a big helping of beefaroni.  At the time, this was here favorite meal so I wanted to make sure I got this memory in her album. 

I started this layout with a few pattern papers from my stash and a set of freckled fawn embellishments that I thought coordinated.

I have very little in my stash in the way of thickers or alphas so I typically use my Cricut Explore to cut out the letters for my title.  To pick up the black doodle line on the heart embellishment, I took a black pen and drew lines within the letters to give them character.  I also drew lines around the perimeter of the page.

I created 3 embellishments clusters and tried to repeat colors but vary the texture and shapes.  I stamped the journaling lines and splatters some white acrylic paint around the page.

Here is my finished page.

Thanks for checking out my page.  Have a great day!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

E2C I love you Card

This was a super easy card to put together.  I found this cute paper from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper pack and the branding strip had "wild thing I think I love you" printed on it.  The card basically put itself together!

Card Base - Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Patterned Paper - AC Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm
Background Stamp - Hero Arts Polka-dot background stamp
Ink - VersaMark & clear embossing powder
Accessories - Freckled Fawn cork & gold foil heart

Sunday, January 15, 2017

E2C My Valentine Card

I haven't made a card in what seems forever.  I threw some Christmas cards together using an Anna Griffin Card kit last month and to be perfectly honest I had to look at the inspiration pieces in the kit because I lost my creative style.  I decided that since the kids are older I could find time for myself to create more cards this year.  I even sat down and wrote out all the cards I would need to make the entire year to cover all holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.  That is a tall order and I am not expecting to make all of them but at least it is a starting point.

Here is my first card of 2017.  I am easing back into this craft with this clean and simple Valentine's day card.

Card Base - Card measures 4.25" x 5.5" (top folding)
Patterned Paper - Studio 112 Blue Mini Tag Pad
Sentiment - Studio G
Embosssing folder - Provo Craft Cuttlebug Hearts background
Ink - VersaMark
Circle Punch - EK Success 1.5"
Accessories -Unknown Red Embossing Powder

My daughter (age 6) punched a scrap from an embossing fail and stuck it to a card base from a card kit I had given her to play with.  I think it looks so good!  What do you think?

Have a great day!