It’s almost Father’s Day and we are celebrating special Dads at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week! I have made and shared quite a few Father’s Day cards in recent weeks, but there is always room for one more, right? This fancy fold card is made from a Design Space file shared by my fabulous up line, Joy Tracey of Obsessed With Scrapbooking.
The patterned paper I used for this card is from Authentique and the cardstock is from Close To My Heart (Peacock and Colonial White). The stamped sentiments (A Day for Dad and Beyond Awesome) are also from Close To My Heart.
I added a couple of embellishments from the Urban Complements and Triangle Durables, both from Close To My Heart. The card really doesn’t need much in the way of embellishments as the interesting fold is the real star here!
Stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 for more Father’s Day inspiration! Then link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!
Here are the specials from Close To My Heart this month–get all the details by clicking on each photo.
It seems like I’ve needed lots of sympathy cards lately and they are definitely not the type of card I’d CHOOSE to make. But since my supply has dwindled, I decided to make a few replacements. I chose to use the leafy branch cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge by Close To My Heart. I think it makes a simple, classic card design, especially against the woodgrain paper from Authentique. The sentiment stamps are also from Close To My Heart.
Remember to make every minute count–hug your family and cherish your friends! Laurie
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today I’d like to share the Valentine Pop Up Box card that I made for my husband. These are so fun to make and I love that they stand up on their own yet fold flat to fit into an envelope for delivery. They look pretty impressive in person!
I had some Authentique Valentine paper and embellishments in my craftroom that I thought would be perfect for this project. Next to Close To My Heart paper, I am very partial to Authentique paper. There’s just something about the texture and designs that I love!
I think my husband will really like this card! It’s actually a card AND home décor in one–you can’t go wrong with that!
You could make this pop up box card for any occasion. I was asked to use this design to make some table decorations for a customer who is hosting a retirement celebration–can’t wait to get started on those!
Wishing you lots of LOVELY moments on this Valentine’s Day and EVERYDAY!! Laurie
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Last week my dad turned 80 years old–crazy, right?!! My dad is a huge fisherman–almost to the point of being obsessed if you get right down to it. He is also an expert fish fry chef and our whole family has been blessed with many a wonderful fish dinner over the years! So of course, his birthday card had to have a “fishing” theme!
I used some paper from the Authentique Suave collection for the background along with cardstock from Close To My Heart. The fish cut is from the Wild Card 2 Cricut cartridge and the sentiment inside is from Outdoor Man.
And now for a picture of the birthday boy–Happy 80th Birthday, Dad! Wishing you many more successful fishing adventures this year!
Remember that something wonderful is ALWAYS about to happen! Laurie
Check out the awesome specials from Close To My Heart during the month of February:
Today I’d like to share a few more layouts that I made at the Make-a-Wish Crop a couple of weeks ago. On the first layout I used some arrow cuts from the newest Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart called Artistry. Arrows are so popular right now, so I was happy to find all these great cuts. I especially like the circular arrow “wreath”.
For all these layouts, I used paper that I have been hoarding for a long time. Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and cut, no matter how hard it is! The paper I used is from Authentique and Die Cuts With a View.
The pictures on these layouts were from around Thanksgiving last year, so I guess I am not too far behind on my scrapping. It’s hard to believe we will have another Thanksgiving already next week! Luckily there are always more memories to document via scrapbooking!
Always remember something wonderful is about to happen! Laurie