Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday Card

I wish I had taken a picture of the finished product. I got to use a lot of Christmas presents on this card for my sister Shelley's birthday. I used my new Cricut Cartridge - From my Kitchen (thanks Kim) for the cupcake. I used my new Cuttlebug and swirl embossing folder for the swirls in the frosting part of the cupcake (thanks to my husband and in-laws). Finally, I used my new Xyron 5" create-a-sticker to turn the cupcake into one big sticker (thanks Gigi).

The glitter is Stickles, the diamond paper and brown paper is DCWV, the pink, purple and white paper is basic card stock from the office supply section at Walmart. The sentiment is stamped on vellum using Staz-on wonderfully!! I did learn a valuable lesson about white core card stock--it doesn't emboss flawlessly. I had to use a brown brush tip marker to color over a few spots on my "chocolate" frosting because the white core showed through. Oh well, lesson learned.

In addition to the card I made an envelope using an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of vellum cut "fit to page" on the Cricut. (card size is 4.5 x 6). I also used a 12x12 piece of the diamond paper to cut another envelope at "fit to page" to use as the wrapping for the present. I tied the two together with white ribbon. It looked so nice Shelley didn't even want to open it. Again, I wish now that I had taken a picture of the completed gift.

Christmas Cards

I know that I am quite late in posting these but I didn't even have them finished until Christmas Eve (I know today is January 24th). Who am I kidding...I made them on Christmas Eve morning. Everyone in my immediate family (excluding my Dad, Ken and Brooke) received a hand made item. The girls got the purses (see post below) and the boys got these cards.

I read some where that using vellum for your envelope is the neatest way to show off what is inside. You spent time making the card let everyone see it! That is what I did with these. I don't have a picture of the back but I wrote the name of the person the card was intended for on the flap of the envelope with a vellum marker so it wouldn't smear. I just used some adhesive to attach the gift cards inside.