Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's a girl!

A friend of mine from high school & his wife recently welcomed their first child & during the last trimester, I was procrastinating about making them a "It's a Girl!" card. You see, his family has a history of having the opposite of what the ultrasound says will be the gender.

Anywho, they welcomed a healthy baby GIRL & the day she was born, I was quickly working away at another homemade baby card. I like putting some thought into any card I make & this was no exception.

Here is what I used:

This page header is from Wild Asparagus (bought this a couple of years ago).

gcd studios paper - Tinted Rose Stripe 12x12 cardstock

I did a size of 5" x 4" with the cardstock & I mounted it on a folded piece of white cardstock with the dimension of 5" x 8".

The final product?I mounted the page header on the top & added two buttons. I thought the bunny was a perfect touch. I bought that right when I found out they were expecting.


What type of celebration do you like to do cardmaking for?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Plain Jane to Flower Power

Back in the spring, I bought a couple of Iris Photo Cases (at Michaels, they're $1.49 regular price) during a 50% off sale. They only had a lime green & a hot pink color; both colors I love. While cleaning out a couple of drawers (I purge unnecessary items like a hoarder collects items), I found the cases & decided that I would play with one to spice it up.

As you can see, it's a plain jane case. I sifted through my collection of random cardstock that might coordinate with it. The one piece that seemed to coordinate was We R Memory Keepers' Grandma's Kitchen :: Flower Frills.

I used some tracing paper to cut out the right shape and then traced over the cardstock to get the sizing right. After a light coat of Mod Podge Gloss, I was ready to lay down the paper.

I waited until the first Mod Podge layer was dried to coat top part of the paper. Lately, I've been experimenting with glitter + Mod Podge (without buying the Shimmer, Sparkles, or Glitter bottles). I added a light dusting of gold & silver glitter and waited until it was dry.

I forgot to mention in my introduction that I'm the least patient person when it comes to crafting.

Ready to see what it looks like now?