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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Birthday Purse

My daughter-in-law celebrates her birthday today. I wanted to make her something different so I thought of a purse instead of a card. This purse was cut from Forever Young at 4 inches. It is great the way it doesn't need any glueing. I added a bunch of bling and a fun flower on the outside to dress it up.
Inside is a Happy Birthday stamp from SU and a lot of BLING! The base of the purse was perfect to add a "little" something special. Don't us girls always say we like small packages!

Close up of the Happy Birthday embellishment.

Mother's Birthday Card

Friday was my mother's 84th birthday. Maybe I shouldn't say that because now you can guess how old I am! Here is a card I made for her using Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I cut three of the paisley patterns out and popped some of them, added some tulle and gold rope.
Below is the inside of the card with gold embossing powder.

Have a SWEET Day!

This is a new technique for me. I went to the Scrapbook USA show recently and there was a company called Cri-Kits that has a great system for writing instead of cutting on the cricut. I got out my Gypsy and welded the Cafe (shadow) cut from My Community cart together on one page and on the second page placed the Cafe cut where it would be aligned with the cut. First I put in my black pen in the holder and replaced it with the Cricut cutting blade housing. I "cut" the face of the Cafe with the pen. Then I replaced my cutting blade back into the Cricut and cut the shadow Cafe cut. It was so easy and simple. Some of the Cricut cuts have a lot of detail and you don't want the cuts, you want the outline. This is a great solution. I like the thin pen lines over the Cricut felt tip pens in this case.
The little girl cut is from A Child's Year. Another cute cut would have been the couple sitting at the Cafe table in the Tie the Knot cartridge.
On the inside of the card is computer generated.

Thinking of you...

So I went to Scrapbook USA last week and found a company called Cri-Kits. They were selling both pens and embossing pens and pad for the Cricut. I succumbed! Here is a sample of the embossing on Vellum. The design is from Cindy Loo cartridge. Go check out website and you can see tutorials on how to create fun designs by embossing instead of cutting.
The flower paper is from SEI "Bissette" collection. I picked up some great SEI paper at the scrapbook fair that I am very excited about. You can't see in the picture, but the flower paper has great sparkles and shine that is a nice contrast with the flat vellum. The ribbon is from SU.


Here is a card I sent to my daughter who lives in Idaho. She usually text or calls and says, "Mom, I got your card today." But the week went by and no call about the card. I called her and said, "Did you get my card?" and she said no. Hmmmm... the only thing I could think of was the USPS wanted more postage and was sending it back... sure enough I got the card back, but it wasn't for more postage, it said the address was insufficient! Well it is the same address I always put so not sure what was "insufficient". I had even put the last 4 numbers of the zip code. Oh well....
This is from the Wall Decor cartridge. I covered up the holes with buttons.
The paper is from SU.
Here is the inside.