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Crafty Today: Anniversary Pop Up Box Card

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

This first pop up box card I created was this one to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  Still can’t believe it!  I followed the same process outlined in this post. Unfortunately, this line from Jillibean Soup isn’t available anymore.  Too bad as it is adorable and lends itself well for Valentine Day cards also.  My husband was definitely wowed by this card.  This year we will be celebrating 22 years of marriage and no clue what I am going to create.  I better get on it.

*Tina

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Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #20

Time to celebrate!

Time to celebrate!

Still on the birthday card roll.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut another piece of white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut celebrate at 1.5″ and adhere to another piece of white cardstock for the band.  Emboss the white cardstock.  Punch out many circles in various sizes using the circle punches and hole punch.  Adhere the confetti to the embossed cardstock and then add the celebrate band using foam dots.

This card layout was inspired by a card I pinned on Pinterest.  I have a Pinterest board filled with card designs.  I liked the layout and took that as my inspiration.  This card has endless possibilities because it can be made with various color combinations.  Love it!

*Tina

Crafty Today: Love Garland

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air!

I love hearts!  I have been wanting to make another garland to hang in my dining room so now was the time.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this garland:

To create the flags, cut out the kraft flags at 5″ and the heart paper flags at 4.5″ from the Tiny Treasures cartridge.  Cut out the LOVE letters at 3.5″, the pale pink shadow letters at 3.5″ and the hearts at 3″ from the Folk Art cartridge.  Adhere it all together and add the 14th and Be My Valentine onto the hearts with foam tape.  Hole punch the upper corners of each flag and string the ribbon through the flags to create a finished garland.

Many years ago in a quilt class, the instructor told us to let the patterned fabric do the work.  Let it happen and don’t fuss over it.  I remembered this when I was designing this garland.  The patterned paper in the background of the flags adds the depth it needs to make it more interesting, not so flat and plain.  But the trick is, not to overwork it.  I think I achieved the desired effect.  It is perfect for my dining room and adds that needed decoration for the upcoming celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Love banner detail

I also added this decoration to my living room, Ornament-filled cloche, and Punched Hearts Garlands to my parlor.  Have you decorated for Valentine’s Day yet?

*Tina

Crafty Today: Mother’s Day Card

Pretty flowers for our mothers!

Pretty flowers for our mothers!

Since my mother and mother-in-law follow my blog, I couldn’t share with you until after Mother’s Day.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge
  • Create a Critter 2 cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders
  • cardstock and patterned paper
  • adhesive and foam dots
  • circle punches

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the teal cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut the flowers at 2″ from the Sweet Treats cartridge.  Cut the stems at 3″ from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.  Punch two circles per flower at .75″ and 1″ with circle punches.  Run the teal cardstock and flower centers through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Put the flowers together and use foam dots to adhere the flower centers.  Adhere the flowers and stems to the embossed cardstock.

The mothers loved it and in this format, they will always have flowers to remember this Mother’s Day.  This floral card can be adapted to be used for any event or sentiment.  I look forward to using it again in the future.

*Tina

Crafty Today: Anniversary Card #2

 

49 Years of wedded bliss

49 years of wedded bliss

My parents celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary last week.  I found my inspiration on Pinterest with this card.  You need the following tools and supplies to create it:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut/Creative Memories Divine Wedding cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders
  • cardstock
  • adhesive and foam dots
  • square punch
  • border punch

Fold the periwinkle cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″.  Punch the squares at 1.25″.  Cut the hearts at 2.5″ and punch the border.  Run the white cardstock squares, white heart and .25″ strip through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss. Adhere the squares, strip and border to the card and then add the heart on top using foam dots.

I wrote a funny, but heartwarming sentiment on the inside of the card.  They loved it!  Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Party Pig

Time to party!

Time to party!

My dear friend, who is fellow paper crafter and avid Cricut user celebrated a birthday recently.  I wanted to create a fabulous card for her and you need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the pink cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the raspberry cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the pig at 4.5″.  Adhere all of the layers of the pig together.  Run the raspberry cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the pig and googly eyes to the embossed cardstock.  Adhere the pink buttons to the dress with foam dots.

I pulled out all the stops for this card and enjoyed the creative process in putting it all together.  We also gave her the Birthday CD mentioned in the previous post and she loved it all.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Christmas Tag #1

Festive tree tag!

Festive tree tag!

Christmas is less than two weeks away, but I wanted to share this festive tag with you.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this tag:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut Winter Frolic cartridge
  • cardstock
  • adhesive and foam dots
  • tag

Cut out the Christmas tree at 4″. Adhere the tree to the tag and attach the star with a foam dot.

I purchased the tags from Big Lots several years ago and use them for spring and summer projects as well.  The tag is cheery and fun.  I love it!

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.  ~Larry Wilde

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Juggling Beaver Birthday Card

What a talented beaver!

What a talented beaver!

A dear friend celebrated his birthday last week and he is a huge Denver Broncos fan.  My husband thought it would be fun to have the beaver wear Denver colors.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • cardstock
  • adhesive and foam adhesive dots

Fold the tan cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x5.5″ and cut the cream cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the beaver at 3″.  Adhere all of the layers of the beaver together.  Run the cream cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the beaver to the embossed cardstock and balls with foam adhesive dots.

Quite a special card for a special friend!  No other card like it and he deserves the best.

Happy card making!

*Tina

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