Trust me, this version of a slider card is really easy, thanks to this idea of Alice Golden! For this card I started by printing a hot air balloon digi image (you can grab it at the end of this post) on water color paper. Continue reading »
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Several kids we know are having birthdays this month so I’m busy creating cards for them. This one is for my godson. Originally, I planned to use a plane sticker, but it turned out that I don’t have one (go figure, LOL!); next, I thought I’d use a plane button, but it was too small; so I ended up paper-piecing a plane instead. Continue reading »
It has been quite a while since I posted, but that doesn’t mean I stopped making cards! Here’s one that I made sometime last November 2013, forgot about it, until I saw the challenges at The Paper Players and the SplitcoastStampers. The polka dot paper is from JilliBean Soup Staples II (I just love that collection pack!).
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Southern California, although it will be in the high nineties again later today. I’m posting this card while the house is quiet (everyone but me is still snoring happily, lol), this is the best time of the day to write and be creative.
Yin and yang – that’s what I thought after rereading Publication and Rejection and one of the comments (thanks, DJ!). This is one of my rejected projects from Paper Crafts Magazine. The deadline was last March and one of the categories was for nautical themed cards. The round window was done with a Cricut, but the boat was cut free hand from little scraps from my stash. I really like the “waves” which are simply quilled strips of printer paper (not perfectly done, but I like them anyway, lol). The sentiment was printed using American Classic Extra Bold font. The card base is from Coredinations and the rest are Colorbok scraps.
It’s right smack dab in the middle of summer vacation and I hope that you’re having a good one so far! Also, there’s a big chance that you are going to a birthday party this month – and next month, and even the month after! July, August and September are the months with the most birthdays, so, I hope that this project will be relevant to you, dear blog reader.
I hope you’re not yet tired of my totes, because here’s one more, LOL! I did not think of making a cupcake tote at first, but here’s a little story of how it came about:
Last month (mid March), I was planning to bring cupcakes for my son’s birthday party in preschool. I didn’t know exactly what they did in class when someone has a birthday, so I asked. “Well,” his teacher said, “during circle time, we sing Happy Birthday to the celebrant, and that’s about it. If parents bring cupcakes or any other food, we put them in ziploc bags then send them home. We don’t really have time to eat them during class. Of course, the cupcakes end up getting smushed…” I was just about done with the construction and design of tote box 1 and 2, and what my son’s teacher said got my creative gears a-whirr (you know what I mean, LOL!).
I wanted to put a cupcake topper that says “William is 5, yay!”, so using a cupcake box was out of the question (not tall enough). Tweaking and adjusting the combined templates of tote box 1 and 2, here are the cupcake totes I came up with (and yes, it’s still made entirely out of cardstock!):