Wednesday, July 13, 2011

14. Camo Mirror deer card

Tutorial for this mirror double deer card is posted at Sweater Surgery.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

12. ATC recycled dress pattern card

The tutorial and inspiration for this ATC and greeting card can be found over at Craftside.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

11. Scrap fabric mini dress greeting card

I made this mini dress out of scraps of fabric and it was super easy. I like how it looks as a decoration or on the cover of a greeting card. See how to make this mini scrap fabric dress over at Sweater Surgery.

Friday, April 15, 2011

10. Stitched back up broken heart card

My latest card design is this stitched back up broken heart. Want to make one? The full tutorial is posted here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

9. How to make a faux Polaroid greeting card

Today I have a triptych of greeting cards featuring a faux Polaroid on the cover. These were super easy to make.

First you may be wondering what the photos are of, well that's my confirmation back in 1983. I made these cards because my niece and nephew got confirmed this past weekend. I was lucky enough to get a new photo with the Bishop that confirmed them.

I think I will print out another copy of my confirmation day and the Bishop from then and the new one and use them in a journal page.

So now onto how I made the faux Polaroid. I sized the photo down to 3.5 inches and my photos from back then were already square but if you are working with a rectangle you will want to crop it to a square.

Then print it on photo paper and trim the top edge down to the same width as the sides and the bottom just a bit off to give it the Polaroid look.

I used modern gold photo corners to attach the faux Polaroid to the cover of the greeting card. I did this at an angle so it would look a bit casual like Polaroids tend to.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

8. Cute little stamped girls with recycled bunny ears Easter Card

These little girl stamps from Judikins available through Stamp, Stamp, Stamp are just about my favorite rubber stamp right now. And what better way to embellish them at Easter than to give them bunny ears!
First I punched out bunny ears out of a recycled scrapbook paper catalog using a Martha Stewart punch. One of the great things about using a catalog is the scale of the prints on the paper is tiny which is perfect for little detail punches like the bunny ear one I was using.
Then I stamped a row of the cute little Judikins hug girls and then I used my favorite Bunny Hug for a little card.
Then all that was left to so was color them in old school style like we used to do with our coloring books and glue the punched ears on.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

7. Knot Nice Greeting Card

The phrase "Knot Nice" spelled that way and using the knot image is one of my all time favorites. So I whipped up this card inspired by the book Alphabeasties. See how I made this greeting card here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

5. How to make a recycled calendar church sign quote and lighter label card

How to make a recycled calendar church sign quote and lighter label card. Bet you weren't expecting that combo!
But yes it's true. Today's card is made with a page from one of those page a day calendars that features church sign quotes and lighter labels I picked up at a thrift store in a bag of mixed stuff.
I trimmed the warning label info and the blank space of the sticker so that just the image was on the sticker and I trimmed the church quote down to the sign shape. The quote in case you can't read it says, " Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it". Then I played around with the layout of the two images so that the star print of the scrapbook paper was in a nice balance.

Monday, March 28, 2011

4. How to make a recycled coffee cup card

Today's card is made with a recycled Starbucks paper coffee cup and a piece of scrapbooking paper.
I had been saving this cup that has the quote on it, "On the battlefield of ideas, winning requires moving toward the sound of the guns." by Newt Gingrich.

It had been sitting on the shelf above my desk for quite sometime and I was doing a bit of cleaning this weekend. It seemed the perfect time to transform this cup into a card.
So I cut the cup down to just the area of the quote but still left the top rim of the cup. There was still a bit of curve the the cardboard and it still looked like a cup.

I went through the stash and found this cute piece of scrapbooking paper that had a hand pointing graphic on it.

All that was left to do was trim the paper into a card shape and pop the cup on using a few strips of foam tape to keep the curve dimensional.

Friday, March 25, 2011

3. How to make a recycled Bingo card hidden window card

Today's card is made with a recycled Bingo card and a vintage image of a lady smoking.
I thought the grid of the Bingo card lent itself to making them into little flaps that I could put images behind.
How I made the Bingo card flap opening is simply by cutting the two sides and bottom of one of the grids. I scored the top with the back of my knife and folded it up.Then I cut the photo out of the magazine and glued it to the back of the Bingo card. All that was left was to glue the Bingo card to the the front of a greeting card. As I type this I was just thinking I could have used a recycled greeting card that I didn't love the cover image since the Bingo card would likely cover the whole front. Hmmmmm, next time! Well I'm just going to pop this latest card in my Greeting Card Album for safe keeping.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2. Super Moon Greeting card made with two circle punches and One Up Me quote

With the amazing super moon shining in the night sky I thought I'd make a super moon card.
Now I know the Super Moon is a full moon but I thought it would be fun to make a partial moon. It was super easy.
I pulled out the circle punches and picked two similar in size. I punched the large circle out of some white glitter paper and then the slightly smaller circle off center.
The quote is from One Up Me:
" He's like an 800 number, you won't get a charge out of him."
which I wrote with a Pentel Slicci silver pen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1. Jackalope Card with March 22 One Up Me quote

I am going to try to make a card every day. This goal is inspired by the blog 365 Make Something Every Day and book 365 A Daily Creative Journal.
Here is my first card:
Here is how I made my jackalope card.
I punched 2 bunnies with my Martha Stewart punch, one with holding the pink side of the paper up and one with the pink side of the paper down. This gave me a reverse image.
I punched the deers the same way with the Martha Stewart deer punch.
I then trimmed the antlers off the deers and glued them to the back of the bunnies, now I have jackalopes!
I cut a card with the front a bit shorter because I wanted to write my quote along the bottom.
The quote is from One Up Me and it says:
"She's like the iPhone, we talk but mostly she plays games with me."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I "heart" Valentine's Day Card Album

I whipped up this Card Album design using my Sizzix die cutter to cut a bunch of hearts out of some of my favorite fabrics.
I applied them onto the cover of the Card Album with Mod Podge.
Then a bit of sparkle was added with different colors of Plaid Folk Art Extreme Glitter painted over each heart. I know you can't see the sparkle in the photo, but trust me it is sparkle-tastic!