Monday, June 27, 2011

Mosaic Tile Cards-GBS

Mosaic Squares 2


Happy Birthday1


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I got my inspiration for these cards from the July/August issue of Paper Crafts magazine.  They give you a card layout design and some samples and then you use them as inspiration.  And this is what I came up with.  They are super easy to make.  The only Cricut on it is from George and Basic Shapes.  It is the square shape.  They are cut at    1 1/4”.  I used 12 squares per card.  The paper is from the K and Company stack Watercolor Bouquet.  The prints are a double sided paper.  The sentiments are rubber stamped.  The lace is from my stash.  The flower is from a ribbon.  I just cut them apart individually.  TFL.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

THX-Elegant Edges

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I got the inspiration for this card from the current issue of the CARDS magazine.  The card size is 5.5” square.  All the paper is from DCWV Glam Gal Stack.  I had some chipboard letters that I wanted to use, so I glued them down to the paper I liked and then used my Exacto knife to cut around the letters.  Then I put them on pop dots.  I made the rosette by using a 1.5” x 12” piece of cardstock and scored every 1/2”.  I used ribbon that I had on hand for the leaves.  The button in the middle is an antique button from a stash a friend gave me.  The doily is from a pack I got at Michaels.  All the borders on the front, back and in the middle are from the Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges. 

I am sure I left something out.  But, I got a tooth pulled yesterday!  Oh my word, did that hurt.  Not during, but afterward. And it still hurts something fierce!  I have tried to save this molar for 5 years with root canals, crowns, etc.  But, it just didn’t work.  And now I have a big old hole in my mouth.  It’s a bummer getting older….lol!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Anything Card

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Hi Everyone!  today’s card is just a quicky.  It is a card that could be used for just about any occasion.  I like having a few of these on hand in my card stash for emergencies.  Then I can just rubber stamp or print a quick sentiment to go on the inside.

The card is close to an A4 size.  It is just a bit bigger.  The scallop shapes are nestabilities.  They are the largest 2 scallops in the regular scallop shapes.  The butterfly is a K&Co. Sticker.  The base is embossed with my cuttlebug and a quickutz folder.  The ribbon is Making Memories.  I just rippled it back and forth and used my hot glue gun to glue it down.   the brad is a find at the Target Dollar Spot.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Lollipop Topiary

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My 6 year old sons 1st grade teacher is the absolute best! I feel so blessed to have been the Room Parent for his class this year. It was my first year doing this particular job and it was so great! For teacher appreciation week this year the school suggests the children do something sweet for their teacher everyday. Each day has a theme. Everything is very inexpensive and easy to do. I decided to take this idea and run with it a little bit. I cannot post all the things I did because the projects include pictures of children in the class.

This project was so fun. I made a topiary tree. I used my Cricut, Gypsy and good old George cartridge to make the flowers that go around the lollipops. I painted a huge Styrofoam ball different shades of green to make it look like the base of a bush. I added 2 wood dowels to the ball and into the base. The base is filled with moldable flower foam and tons of hot glue. That all went into a traditional flower pot. My favorite part of this project is that I got each of the kids to write a small note to the teacher and I attached it to the lollipop. So when the teacher chooses a lollipop to eat, she gets to read a nice note from one of her students. TFL!