Friday, May 9, 2014

Cardmaking :-)

I've been neglecting my blog. Here's a few of my more recent card-making attempts. 

A baby card made for a coworker. This is a variation of a file found on the Silhouette site. 

Some cards made on request for Doctor's Day which was May 1 in Nova Scotia. 

That's all for now!!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Wedding Cards - Round Two!

Hello stamping and crafting public!  I've been making some wedding cards for a friend.  I decided to try and do a couple in various colours in case I get invited to any weddings this summer.  I tried to figure out what the hot wedding colours were for 2014 so I hope I came close!

These cards are a remake of the ones I did last year with a slight change (credits on where my file came from are found on this post).  I loved the gate fold last year but the cards wouldn't stay closed without a belly band.  This time, I made them in a traditional opening on the side. 

Thanks for looking :-)


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Some Floral Cards - Suitable Easter or Mother's Day :-)

I've been AWOL from posting for awhile and I'm keen to get back at it. Here are some cards I made that would be suitable for Easter or Mother's Day. They were inspired by a card made by my friend, Lisa. She used a SU stamp that I don't own, so I improvised by using a mask on the die cut to make SU's Element of Style fit. The butterflies were cut out on my Silhouette Cameo as was the mask.

The card on the left was stamped using SU Coastal Cabana, the middle in black Versafine, and the one on the right is in Crisp Cantaloupe.  The colour looks washed out on the last card due to my poor photograhy skills :-)

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Playing some more with my Silhouette!

I've been making some baby cards. This cute giraffe was a free svg I found online and he fit perfectly into the rectangle. It cut perfectly on the Silhouette Cameo. I like using the negative space to let the layer below peek through. The "welcome baby" wording was also done with my Silhouette Cameo using sketch pens.  It was a two part process. First I removed all the cut lines except the wording. I set Cammy" to the settings required for the pens. Then, without removing the mat from the machine, I cut the giraffe panel by enabling the cutting lines and disabling the word cut lines. A very cute and simple CAS card. Thanks for looking!  Now off to do some in pink :-)


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Playing with my Silhouette Cameo!

Oh how I love new toys!  Here is a birthday card I made for a coworker's niece for her birthday.  Needless to say she loves ballet.  I cut out this ballerina from the Silhouette Online Store.  It was a perfect file to start practicing using my Silhouette Cameo.  I'm still trying to get the hang of the software.  The second image is the inside of the card complete with a set of ballet slippers which were cut using a free image found online.  This baby cuts the tiniest and most intricate cuts.  I'm loving my new toy!

This sympathy card was inspired by one found on Pinterest and one made with my crafty friend, Lisa.  In this version, I used a free SVG file found online for the butterfly but I can't recall the source to give credit where credit is due.  The circle was cut with a nestability and the designer paper came from my stash, company unknown.  I also got to play with another new toy.  My We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.  I'm liking this new toy as well.  Previously, I would shy away from square cards or cards that were not an A2 sized card because the envelopes were expensive and/or hard to come by.  I'm loving being able to make custom sized envelopes and regular A2 envelopes much more economically than purchasing them.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wedding Cards!

My Mojo has dun gone up an' disappear'd!  I had some wedding cards in mind and couldn't come up with a plan of my own and I found these ones on Pinterest complete with a free downloadable template.  Sometimes CASEing a card helps bring the mojo back.  These cards were inspired by Stamp-n-Design and another card by Stamping Princess whose card was also inspired by the the original Stamp-n-Design card.  I was able to import the pdf template into Inkscape where I was able to convert it into something I could cut on the Cricut using SCAL2.  The dress was embossed with Sizzix's Snowcap embossing folder.  The inside stamping and sentiment comes from Inkadinkado's 97892 Marriage set.  I like how quickly they came together and how they could easily be customized to match the any colour scheme of a wedding.  I considered stamping a "Mr. & Mrs." sentiment to the left of the dress in white but it was a tad large and it would have needed to placed on an angle. I thought it might take away from the simplicity of the card. The only other addition i might add is a velum belly band with the Mr. & Mrs. on it to hold the card closed.  I love gatefold cards but it irritates me that they don't stay closed nicely. 

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Funny how a stamp can grow on you!

I must admit that I wasn't really a fan of Stampin' Up's Swallowtail stamp when it first came out. I mean, it is huge!  As a card maker who tends to stick to A2 cards, what use would I have for it?  Well, after seeing all the lovely pins on Pinterest using this stamp and a lovely card made by Lisa, I'm in love. Thanks to my other friend, Carol, for letting me play with her Swallowtail. Here's the cards I came up with, not that original and mostly a CASE of the work of others but I like them :-). Thanks for looking!!