Friday, September 29, 2017

Dinosaur Scrapbook Page

Since I am a scrapbooker as well as a cardmaker, I thought I would share this dinosaur birthday scrapbook page I made for my granddaughter recently. Her birthday party was dinosaur themed.

I used papers from Stampin' Up called It's My Party from last year's catalog, along with coordinating solid colors in Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Mint Macaron.

The dinosuar is a Cricut cut from the Create a Critter Cartridge on p. 50, along with the "DinoMite" phrase on p. 51. I cut the layers in the same Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Mint Macaron cardstock. I also die cut some balloons using dies in various shapes in the same coordinating colors and papers. The "DinoMite" is cut in Melon Mambo and layered onto a white circle, and then onto a larger stitched circle in Crushed Curry using the Stitched Framelits by Stampin' Up. 

The balloons were added to a striped tag I had in my stash.

I matted the photos in Melon Mambo and other patterned papers from the stack.

I will try to share more scrapbook pages in the future. Next week I have a cool project for you. I will be recycling some old calendars! I hope you will come back then!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hello Fall - Pumpkin Spice Latte Card

Even though the weather where I live is hot today, it is still the first day of fall, my favorite season! I am celebrating with this Hello Fall Pumpkin Spice Latte card!

The card is made using a crumb cake card base, top folding. I added the pumpkin pie layer that I embossed with a fall leaves embossing folder from Darice. The coffee cup and greeting are from the new Merry Cafe stamp set by Stampin' Up! The  patterned paper for the cup is from the new Painted Autumn DSP by Stampin' Up. I hand cut a band from a piece of crumb cake cardstock that I ran through my crinkling tool, tied some linen thread around the cup, and added some stamped and cut out orange leaves and a small crinkle cut heart.  The circles and ovals are from dies and punches.

Enjoy Pumpkin Spice Latte Season! I know I will!

Note: All colors used for this card are from Stampin' Up - Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

"Nuts About You" Fall Card

This "Nuts About You" squirrel card was made for my 5-year-old granddaughter. She loves the squirrels in our backyard and collecting the acorns that fall from the neighbor's oak tree. She also likes jokes, so I thought this would be a fun card for her!

The card base is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, top folding, in kraft cardstock. I added a layer of pumpkin pie colored cardstock and then a layer of fall trees patterned paper from the Carta Bella Hello Fall 6x6 Paper Pad. This is such a versatile pad, all double-sided papers, and a nice weight!

The squirrel is from the Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge, p. 32, cut at 2 inches. I also cut the coordinating acorns on the same page, inking the edges with brown ink. I also inked around the cut squirrel and added some small googly eyes. The squirrel was then added onto a scalloped die cut circle using another paper from the same Carta Bella paper pad, and that was layered onto a pumpkin pie colored circle, and then onto a burnt orange colored circle.

I chose not to use the "nuts about you" cut out from the same cartridge and instead printed it out on my computer. I cut it out using stitched framelits from Stampin' Up, first in white, and then in the pumpkin pie color. I added another cut acorn and two small orange enamel dots. I flagged it with a small strip of paper from the same Carta Bella paper pad.

I think my granddaughter is going to love this card! She is a cardmaker and stamper as well. She even asked for her own stamp set for her birthday!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Pumpkin Patch Truck and Card

Some of you may remember when I made a Christmas card featuring this little truck and then a Valentine free-standing truck similar to this one. Well, I had to do it again! I was inspired by the patterned paper by Carta Bella called "Hello Fall."

My card is a standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card, top folding, with a black card base. The Cherry Cobbler layer is cut at 4 x 5-1/4 inches and embossed with a fall leaf embossing folder by Darice. I cut a piece of the truck patterned paper at 2-1/2 x 4 inches and then cut a black mat slightly larger.

The truck is from the Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge, on p. 71, cut at 1-3/4 inches in real dial size. The truck is a safari truck and is a little too long, so I cut the truck bed away from the truck behind the cab and trimmed off a small sliver. I inked all the edges of the two pieces in Cherry Cobbler ink and then reattached the two pieces together, overlapping the cab a bit onto the truck bed. I added 1/2 inch black circles for the tires and a 1/4 inch white circle for the wheel center, adding a small dot of ink to the centers. For the fenders, I cut a 1 inch circle in half, inked the edges, and attached them over the wheels, aligning with the bottom of the truck. I used a black marker to add a small black handle.

I attached the truck to the card using dimensionals and then layered my pumpkins behind the truck bed. I used the Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge, p. 70, on shadow setting, to cut the pumpkins, ranging in size from 1/2 to 1 inch, and inked the edges, coloring the stems with a brown marker.

I didn't have a "Happy Fall" or "Pumpkin Patch" stamp, so I created these on my computer in Word. I used the BaaBookHmk font. The greetings are both die cut using the Stitched Framelits by Stampin' Up and layered onto the card. I added a hand cut banner behind the "Hello Fall" stitched shapes.

The directions for the truck can be found in my previous Valentine truck post. (See the link below.)  It measures 1-1/2 inches wide and approximately 4-3/4 inches long. I didn't add all the extras like I did on the Valentine truck, I just kept it simple. I added some little marshmallow creme pumpkins (one of my fall favorites!) to the truck bed. As long as you use a heavyweight cardstock, it will hold the pumpkins okay. Just don't put in too many. I also added the "Pumpkin Patch" words printed from my computer and cut them out.

I hope you enjoy both of these first fall projects! I will have more to come in the following weeks. Fall is my absolute favorite season!

Here are the links to both previous posts with detailed directions if you missed them:

Friday, September 1, 2017

Pretty as a Daisy Birthday Card

For this card, I let the Delightful Daisy DSP from Stampin' Up be the star of the show! I matted the DSP onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock cut using the largest die from the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn. I then layered that onto the card base of So Saffron colored cardstock. Finished card is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches.

I combined several different stamps for this card. I love doing this! I used the "happy" from one stamp and the "birthday" from another.

When I was going through my stamps the other day, I came across a retired Stampin' Up stamp set called Send a Celebration from 2006. I hadn't used this set very much, so it was more or less a "new find" for me! I liked how the daisies in the stamp coordinated with the daisies in the DSP. I stamped it in black and then colored the flowers using the Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers. I cut it out using the Stampin Up Stitched Framelits and then added that onto a piece of So Saffron cardstock cut just a big larger.

The birthday greeting is die cut from the same Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn that I used to cut the larger scalloped layer on the card, and then layered onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock cut just a bit larger.

Stamp sets used for the greeting were Simply Stated by Catherine Pooler Designs and Endless Birthday Wishes by Stampin' Up.