Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tool Box Card


This has been a busy card making month for me. Each year I make two father's day cards. One for my dad and the other for my boyfriends dad. This year they are the same.

I have made multiple box cards and I really enjoy them as do those that I give them to. For this box card I made tool boxes.

Here it is:

I made the box using the instructions from here. I then cut off the front flap and cut the side flaps in half. I used the cut off flaps to make the drawers on the tool box and hand cut strips of yellow for the drawer handles. All of the tools and the brown background were cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I used my sketch pens to write "Happy Father's Day!" and cut out the circle. I attached the screwdriver and the circle with foam on the back to make them pop-up. I glued the saw, level, and hammer to the inside tabs and attached the wrench to a piece of acetate so it's hanging up out of the tool box.

Here is a top view of the tool box:

 This is the box when it is folded to go inside the envelope:

I would like to enter these challenges:
Fabrika Fantasy - Men/Boys
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes/Masculine
kreativeinkauf - Special Shaped Card
Whimsie Doodles - Anything Goes/Masculine
Crafty Purple Frog - Make It Manly

Thanks and enjoy your day!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Yellow Flower Card

Hey all,

My supervisor at work is leaving us to become our curriculum coach. So luckily we'll still see her and she will have more time with her grand daughter and less stress. She loves the color yellow as well as sunflowers.

I made her this thank you card:

I created this card by cutting out the yellow and black scalloped pieces, the "thanks", and the sunflower with my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the red piece to fit a 5X7 card base and rounded the corners. I used an embossing folder to emboss the swirls onto the yellow piece. I used a strip of pink striped decorative tape at the bottom of the embossing and a black and red piece of ribbon in the center on the decorative tape. I distressed the edges of the sunflower with wild honey distress ink, attached that to the ribbon, and added a brown button in the center. I attached all the pieces to the card base and glued the "thanks" above the embossed swirls.

I left the inside blank so my co-workers would have plenty of space to write their thanks and appreciation.

I will be entering these challenges:
Card Mania - Buttons
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/Use Yellow
Sparkles Monthly - Embossing Wet or Dry (Dry)
Mixed Media Monthly - #34 Buttons

Thank you for looking!

Have a fun day!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Iris Folding Car Card


The cook at my work has decided to retire this year. When I asked her what her plans are for retirement, she told me that she plans to do more travelling with her husband, most likely to more casinos. I saw an iris folding car with suitcases on Pinterest and decided that would fit well with a casino as the background.

This is the result:

The card size is 5X7 inches. I cut the car imagine out with my Silhouette Cameo and printed out the iris folding design. I used purple and red paper for the suitcases, black paper for the tires, gray paper that I inked up with distress ink for the bumpers, and blue paper (her favorite color) for the whole of the car. I cut little black strips to go over the suitcases and a black rear windshield. The headlights are cut from red paper. I completed the iris folding by following the pattern on the print out I mentioned earlier. The road and brown sandy areas I cut by hand. I printed out an image that I found on google for the background. I wanted it to look as if the car is driving to Las Vegas. I cut the image to fit around the car and pasted all of the pieces onto the card. I used my Sketch Pens to write the Happy Retirement and my Cameo to cut out the blue oval. I adhered the oval onto a piece of foam to make it pop a little.

On the inside:

Good Luck! Written with my Sketch pens on a white oval and then pasted onto a blue oval.

I am entering these challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Make It Rectangle
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly - #27 Travel

Thanks for checking out my card!



Friday, June 9, 2017

Purple Flower Card

Hey all,

There is a sub at my work that has been working in our kitchen getting breakfast and lunch ready for us. She is a wonderful lady. She is leaving us because they have hired a person for the position. My co-workers and I wanted to thank her for all her work.

I made her this thank you card:

To make this card, I cut a 5.5 inch by 4.25 inch dark purple rectangle to cover the front of a pre-made base, a 5.25 inch by 4 inch light purple rectangle, and a 1.5 inch by 4 inch dark purple strip. I cut out the light purple circle and dark purple scalloped flower with my Silhouette Cameo. I embossed the light purple rectangle with a flower embossing folder I have. I attached the dark purple rectangle to the base card, the embossed light purple rectangle on top of that, added the dark purple strip near the bottom, and put a strip of decorative tape in the middle of the dark purple strip. I stamped thank you onto the circle and glued that onto the scalloped flower. I attached that to the right side of the strip.

I left the inside of the card blank so people had plenty of space to write in it.

I am entering these challenges:
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes/Purple
Moving Along With the Times - Embossing Wet and/or Dry
The Crazy Challenge - Use Flowers

Thanks for looking!

Have a good day!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Motorcycle Card

Hey everyone,

My boyfriend's dad has a birthday today. He likes to drive his Indian motorcycle around this time of year. I finally purchased a motorcycle stamp so I could make him this card:

I cut a brown background and a 2 inch strip from decorative paper. I attached the decorative paper to the left side of the card. I cut the blue and white shapes with my Silhouette Cameo. I stamped the front end of the motorcycle on one white shape, the middle on another, and the back end on the third. I attached each white shape to a blue shape and then layered them on the card.

On the inside:

I stamped "Happy Birthday to You." on the same white shape as the front and layered it on a blue shape. I centered on the inside of the card.

I will be entering these challenges:
Quick Quotes - Masculine
Craft Rocket Challenges - Men/Boys
Fabrika Fantasy - Men/Boys
Mixed Media Monthly - #27 Travel

Have a fantastic day!