It’s Beer and Pizza Day!

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It was my turn to choose the challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2 this week and as I was searching around for a bomb-diggity idea that was non-Halloween and non-Autumn related, I discovered that it is Beer and Pizza Day!!  It will also soon be the birthday of my beer and pizza loving husband, so BOOM, the challenge was decided!!

I used several Cricut cartridges as I designed this birthday card in Design Space–St. Patrick’s Day (beer), Elegant Edges (background) and Phrases (speech balloon).

I used some older Simple Stories patterned paper from my stash along with Close To My Heart cardstock.  On the front panel, I made a collage of lots of CTMH birthday stamps.  I stamped them in tone on tone ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give a subtle textured finish.

I decorated the inside of the card with matching shapes as a focal point for the sentiment.

Here is the Design Space file if you would like to make this card yourself.  You do need to own the cartridges I used or subscribe to Cricut Access in order to cut the files.  Enjoy!!

https://design.cricut.com/#/design/70432832

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other great Beer and Pizza projects!  Be sure to link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!   Laurie


Heart 2 Heart–Negative Space

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Our challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is to create a project with Negative Space.  I decided to make a boy’s birthday card with an “all star” theme.  I pulled some Close To My Heart images into Design Space and started ungrouping, slicing and regrouping until I had what I thought would work for my card.

The papers are from the Adventure paper collection.  I used a retired “happy birthday” sentiment and retired white enamel stars to embellish the card.

Stop over to Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects and then link up your own projects with Negative Space.  We love it when you share your talents!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I sure hope you and your loved ones are safe from all the crazy natural disasters brewing the world.  Selfishly I’m so relieved it looks like Irma will miss my son and his family in the Florida panhandle.  But my prayers are certainly with all the other Floridians who are not so lucky.

Close To My Heart has created a special stamp set called Stronger Together and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help with ALL the recent disasters.  If you would like to purchase one of these sets, you can shop HERE.  Every little bit helps!!


Eat Cake Birthday Card

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I have a couple of good friends who have birthdays later in August, so thought I should get crafting before my usual last minute!  For someone who makes lots of cards, so many times I just can’t seem to get them sent or delivered on time.  Does anyone else have this problem?

I used the stamp set Eat Cake and Celebrate from the brand new Annual Inspirations catalog to make my card.  The paper is from the retired Some Kinda Wonderful collection and I embellished the card with glitter paper and black enamel gems.  There’s something I really like about the color combination of black and pale pink!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Want to go CTMH shopping?  I can help you with that!  Want to join my CTMH team?  I can help you with that too!   Laurie

 


Free Standing Pop Up Card

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The other day I was going through a bunch of old cards I received in card swaps from previous years.  I came across a cool card that I thought I would try to replicate.  So I took the card apart, did a little measuring, scoring and cutting and voila! here is the result.

I used the rose print paper from the new Adventure Fundamentals paper collection from Close To My Heart along with Blossom cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog which will be retiring at the end of August.  The roses are from the Beautiful You stamp and Thin Cut bundle.

Later I found out that this type of card is called a Free Standing Pop Up Card.  There is a tutorial on Splitcoast Stamper that you can view at the link below.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/…/freestandingpopupcard

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you need any of the supplies I used to make this fancy fold card, you can shop at my CTMH shopping site HERE!   Laurie


Fun Insta-Cube Birthday Card

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I was finally able to spend some quality time in my craft room today!  I purchased this SVG cut file from Lori Whitlock’s store a while back and decided this was the day to try it out!  This is called an “Insta-Cube” and I made the birthday version.

The box and insert all lay flat so you can actually mail this fun card.  However, I would suggest that this be given in person so you can appreciate the surprise of the recipient when the card pops into a cube!  The card starts out as a small rectangular box with an insert that slides out.Once the insert is out of the box, it pops into a cube that is decorated with all kinds of cute birthday images. Here is another view of the other sides of the cube. The box pops open because of a simple mechanism with a rubber band!  All the directions for this Insta-cube card are well explained in a video available on the Lori Whitlock website.This is one of the first SVG files that I’ve used with my Cricut Explore and it worked great!  It was very easy to download the files to my computer and then upload the files into Design Space.  I really don’t know what I would do without my Explore and Design Space any more.  So many possibilities!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!   Laurie


Featuring No Worries at H2H

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The Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week is to create a project with the beautiful No Worries paper collection.  It was “love at first sight” for me with this paper!   Not only do I have family living near the beach in Florida, but there is so much non-beachy potential with this paper too!

I decided to make a birthday card for my Florida son who will be celebrating later in July.  I used the Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318) to cut a circle in the front of the card for the Happy Birthday sentiment to peek through.

I used the Swirly Seashells Stamp and Thin Cut set (CC1219) to make the seashells.  I colored them with our watercolor pencils then gave them a layer of shine from our Shimmer Brush.  Sequins and a little burlap ribbon added just the right embellishment.

Here is the card partially open so you can see the circular opening in the front.  Below is another version of the card that I made.  This time I heat embossed the shells with gold embossing powder.  Do you have a favorite?

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects using No Worries.  There are some awesome projects there!  Then get out your own No Worries paper and start crafting.  Be sure to share you artwork at H2H for everyone to enjoy!


“Little Dreamer” Unicorn Card

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I really haven’t taken much time to create with the Little Dreamer paper collection yet.  So when the granddaughter of a friend of mine had a unicorn themed birthday, I had to pull out those cute little unicorns to make her card.  I think it was the perfect choice!

I chose to use a trifold shutter design for this card so that it stands up by itself with interesting folds.  I used several of the pattern papers in the Little Dreamer collection along with the coordinating Thin Cut/Stamp set bundle.  Those little unicorns are just adorable!

Here is what the card looks like from the top, showing how the folds form two diamond shapes.

Thanks for stopping by the Crafty Sisters Creations blog today!  If you need any of the supplies I used to create this card, please shop HERE!  If you would like directions for making this card, just let me know!  It’s easy!   Laurie