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Crafty Today: Birthday Card #14

 

Happy Birthday My Friend!

Happy Birthday My Friend!

We are still celebrating birthdays with more to come this month.  This card was created for my husband’s fellow music lover and they have been friends since high school.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the ocean cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Emboss the white cardstock.  Cut two pieces of patterned paper to fit the width of the embossed cardstock with widths of .25″ and 1.5″.  Adhere these pieces to the embossed cardstock.

This card was so simple to create and the result is superb.  So many variations and endless possibilities.  We also included a birthday cd so we hope he had a fantastic birthday!

*Tina

Photography Monday: Highway 1

 

Surveying his territory.

Surveying his territory.

During our road trip in September, we drove Highway 1 from Monterey to Cambria.  We spotted this seagull during one of our stops surveying his territory.  He is one fortunate seagull seeing such rugged beauty every day.  Next week, I will share more photos from this drive as it was gorgeous, soulful and filled with the unexpected.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Squirrel Birthday Card

 

Happy squirrely birthday!

Happy squirrely birthday!

My niece’s birthday was a few weeks ago and I made this card for her.  We went to visit my brother and his family back in September and noticed their property was filled with mature trees and lots of squirrels.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the orange cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the mango cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the squirrel at 3″ and the hat at 4″.  Adhere all of the layers of the squirrel together.  Run the orange cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the squirrel, hat, and googly eyes to the embossed cardstock.

My niece is also very creative like her Aunt Tina and her grandmother.  We always try to encourage that creativity.  She loves to draw and make greeting cards so her birthday gift was a cute, little suitcase filled with blank greetings cards, stickers, and lots of fun embellishments.  I hope she liked this birthday card and was inspired by it.

*Tina

Cricut Today: Folk Art Rabbit Card

 

Keep up the good work!

Keep up the good work!

We celebrated another work anniversary a few weeks back.  We split up the tasks amongst the team and we always have flowers, a card and treats for the recipient.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the orchid cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut the rabbit at 3.5″.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the rabbit to the embossed cardstock.

My teammate loves flowers and animals so this was the best image for her.  She has also been adoring this color lately so it was a perfect match.  She loved it!

*Tina 

Cricut Friday: Doll Card

Isn't she the cutest?

Isn’t she adorable?

When you don’t know have any inkling as to what a particular person enjoys in terms of hobbies and interests, then it is a true shot in the dark.  I chose this design because I loved the imagery and it made me smile.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the raspberry cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut the doll at 4″.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the doll to the embossed cardstock.

As I found out later, the recipient of this card is Armenian so this card was perfect for her.  I knew that.  Not really, but sometimes it happens that way.  It is now proudly displayed at her desk for all to see.

*Tina

Cricut Today: Door Card

 

Welcome!  Please stay awhile.

Welcome! Please stay awhile

Here is one of the welcome cards I made for one of our newest teammates.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the lime green cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the door at 4″.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the door to the embossed cardstock.

Such a simple result with so much impact and more color for the workspace.  Just love using the Folk Art cartridge for these types of cards because the designs are sophisticated and not too fussy or cute.  Perfect.

*Tina

Photography Monday: Oroville Historic Home

No denying what the house address is.

No denying what the house address is.

While on vacation in September, we stayed with my cousin in Oroville for a few days.  Oroville is the home of the famous Oroville Dam and has been one of the most enduring public images regarding the statewide drought.  While driving through downtown, we spotted this fantastic home with the most magnificent street address carved out of the hedge.  Quite fabulous and so unexpected.  Love it!

*Tina

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