Monday, March 25, 2013

{Clean and Simple} Birthday Cards

Hi Crafters,

If you are looking for my Cut it Up Challenge!  Lion and Lamb Challenge post.

This first card I got my inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches and I am linking up to them as well.  The whale and the waves are from Life's a Beach.

This next card I made for a coworker.  Men cards are always a challenge so I kept it simple with this one too.  I cut the sentiment shape from Lacey Labels.  I embossed the strips of paper with the cuttlebug and added some buttons down the side.

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting,

Friday, March 22, 2013 like a {lion} Mama and Baby Lion Birthday

Hi Crafters,

It's our second challenge on Cut it Up! blog.  Thanks for coming to visit!

I created this card for the challenge March: in like a lion, out like a lamb.

The original design had a mane on both the lions but I didn't add it to the larger lion to create a lioness. This birthday card is for a new mom who is celebrating her birthday at the end of the month.  The card is an A2, the layers are cut at 4x2, 4x4.75 and 3.5x3.4.  I stitched along the bottom orange piece with a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine.
I used the Create a Critter cartridge for the lions and the sentiment.
The mama lion and her layers are cut at 2.84 inches
The baby lion and his layers are cut at 2 inches.

Be sure to check out the other designer's amazing projects over at Cut it Up! and link up your project for a chance to win!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Deco Mesh :round one: {ding}

Hi Crafters,

If you are here for the Cut it up! Dr. Seuss challenge Click Here

My poor back door was looking so sad with just a wreath hook.  I made an impulse purchase yesterday at the store with not a lot of background knowledge about deco mesh.
 Deco mesh is very easy to work with! I was surprised about the edge of the material though, it caught on everything, including my clothes.  I used a styrofoam wreath form and floral hooks to attach the mesh to the form.
The J is from Opposites attract. The Welcome cut is from Lacy Labels and the little spring duckling is from Create a Critter.  I cut chipboard first and layered the paper on top to help it hold up to the weather.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting,

Friday, March 8, 2013

Dr. Seuss Cut it Up! Challenge

Hi Crafters,

Welcome to my first challenge as a Cut It Up! Design team member!

This challenge is Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, in honor of his birthday this month.  Be sure to stop by to craft along with us and link up to the original post over at Cut it Up! 

I used the gel pens to write the sentiment.  The font and cap are both from A Child's Year. I embossed the background with my cuttlebug.

Don't forget to swing by the other designer's blogs to check out their projects!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, March 3, 2013

It's a {Jungle} Out There Nursery Canvas Monogram

Hi Crafters, 

I made this 3 monogram canvas set for my nephew's room.
The two smaller canvases are 8x10 and the larger canvas is 11x14.  I painted the canvases and let them dry.  I then cut out the monogram using the Lyrical Letters (center) and Opposites Attract (outside) cartridges.

The animals are from Create a Critter. I used my xyron sticker maker, atg gun, and zig two way glue pen to adhere the letters and animals to the canvas.

Happy Crafting,