Birthday Cards

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I think I am done with Christmas for awhile. It'll be here soon enough.
This card was done for the fisherman in our family, although since we don't go to camp anymore, he hasn't gone fishing. Created in "Going Places card feature and then the inside was a large fish which he says always got away.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Craft Fair Items

I'm back, Summer illness does take its toll on me but now I'm better. I've made this several years ago but it is still in my possession with my Christmas Crafts. I found these two very rich looking stretch velour to make this project and I think it looks better than it would have in calico fabrics. They both are stretchy fabrics which in this project it was easy to work with. Each of the petals are stitches with a very fat batting and slit is made on the back to turn them right sides out and then machine stitched down the center. They are applied on a round flat pillow and the pom poms were added.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

These cut reindeer " Christmas Cheer cartridge" were made with silver paper and a navy shadow. Two different background papers (strips and snowflakes) were cut with scissors for the wave effect. The Joy was from "Joys of the Season and for the finishing touch, silver ribbon and a jewel were added.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

Snowflakes from Stretch Your Imaginations were cut with the from snowflake -sand the other two were from "Joys of the Season" with Stickles added for that extra sparkle. The Joy was cut from "Plantin Schoolbook" with the end caps feature used. That way the letters were cut and the border also without having to punch out anything so that the ribbon would slip through the holes. The scalloped circle was something that I had cut before and can't remember from what cartridge that was used.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

Another card to share. Merry Christmas is from "Plantin Schoolbook" cartridge with added glitter and a couple of pieces of candy from "Joy of the Season" with glitter. added ric rac from my sewing stash.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

In these two cards, a few simple changes were made: The paper is behind the whole front of the card card with the snowman (Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge) and also added snowflakes. On the polar bear (Joys of the Season), I put the snowflake paper only behind the bear. Both had the same cut of "Let It Snow" from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge using the "Card Frame" key.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

Two more cards using the same Joy as in a previous post but this time with the reindeer as the center of attention. The reindeer is from the Doodlecharms cartridge and the Joy from Christmas Cheer cut at two different sizes. I did end up putting a small pom pom for the nose.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

Since I have been busy reading outside this summer and haven't been on the computer much, I thought I would post another picture of cards that I made. The pine cone was made from Joys of the Season and Joy from Plantin Schoolbook. Just done in a little different way with the ribbon and the 2 different fonts. As you can tell the JOY was done in silver paper that has shine to it and on the pine cone, Stickles was again added

Cardmaking, Christmas

This card was made from three different cartridges. The Santa was cut from "Joys of the Season" and was cut at 3" and then Stickles was added to the beard and red for the hat. Stickles was also added to the HO HO HO and was cut from Christmas Cheer. Plantin Schoolbook was the cut for the ric rac and in Design Studio so that I welded a page length of the ric rac and then just cut off what I need for cards. Love the paper of the stripes and was in a special package with from coordinated card stock and papers which make it so much easier finding the right match for your project.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

Sometimes you have just the perfect match of papers and this patterned paper is one that I love for the holidays. The Joy was cut from Christmas Cheer (banner-s). The gingerbread boy was cut from Paper Doll Dress Up(accessories 2 on page 73. Added brads for the eyes and ric rac cut from Plantin Schoolbook with a bow from a heavy yarn. The stars were a punch.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Craft Fair Items

These two items were made from the same pattern which I have had for many years. I believe it is a McCalls pattern. Both were made from a fleece fabric and a high loft batting was used on both. The bow was a calico and an eyelet trim was used for the candy cane. Added a red velvet bow and a silk flower holly for the goose.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

When I get a new cartridge, I see what kind of projects they feature in the beginning of the handbook. This is the project featured in Stretch Your Imagination. I did change the size on this one since I didn't like the 4" size that they featured. I did Stickle the snowflakes and did have this eyelash type yarn. Also Stickled the scarf in red and colored the hat black with markers.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Two more projects that I have created: Front and back views of the stars. Each star is made separately and then hand tacked together. The stitching is all done on the machine using invisible thread and a three step stitch to make it look like it was hand done. Back
The place mat is done using the "Cotton theory" which is you quilt before you join the blocks together and then there is a special way that you join using a 1" seam allowance and decorative stitches.

This view shows both sides and you can use it on either side .


I've been out most of the day, and decided to post Patriotic projects that I have created.

Starting with a baby bib made from a star fabric and a stripe fabric. The "Born in the USA was embroidered before I put the bib together, then satin stitched the star fabric onto the stripes.
Added velcro to the neckline for a closure.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

This card was designed and cut in Design Studio software using Christmas Cheer cartridge. And on the inside, there is a pocket on the inside to add a gift card. Although you cannot see it in the picture the right side of the card is shaped like the package. You can do this with most any cartridge shape, just weld it to a rectangle. I do cut first on scrap paper first to test the cut, then cut on your card stock and other papers.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cardmaking, Christmas

This is the card that I made for all my Red Hat friends in our group. Very Large group and I had to make 30 cards. Using Silver paper, I cut out the Ornament at 4 1/2". Then cut the top in a gold paper with the Layers feature. The snowman was cut from Doodlecharms @ 2 1/2". When I did this I used the software program so that I could maximize cuts without wasting too much paper. Also in the software, I cut out the hat and sized it to the snowman from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and cut out 30, then on the final card, I did stickle the hats. The snowflakes were from a border punch and arranged them around. I also cut a back using the blackout feature.
This is a picture of all but a few cut and ready for their envelopes. Love how the silver reflects the light. Could also hang on the tree for an ornament. .

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Craft Fair Items

Since I started posting some of my Craft Show Items yesterday and there were Christmas things, I decided to start "Christmas In July" like they do at some stores, so here is my post for today.

This a Santa that was machine appliqued, changing threads for the different colors. The beard was the last thing that was stitched out of white long fake fur. A pom pom was also added to the top of the hat. After the stitching was done, I inserted it in a wooded craft hoop and glued small eyelet trim to the back. The hanger is the top of the hoop.