Birthday Cards

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


This card was created on the Gypsy. This doily3 was a square size on page 70 of the Cindy Loo cartridge, but I changed the size to fit a 5 x 7" card.
Welded the blackout feature to a rectangle from Plantinschool book. The center scroll work is the border feature of this cartridge that I also changed the size to fit the middle section.
Mounted it with foam squares, then stamped a Happy Birthday which is mounted to solid pink and yellow papers. Added a few rhinestones to the centers. I was originally was going to put the deer that I made on this card but decided that I wanted to keep the cuts showing.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


These three cards were from the Cindy Loo cartridge. I was just playing around to see what different looks can be achieved by the same image. There are four different layers involved in putting together the Owl and two layers for the word hi. Different opened card and embossed with the swiss dots folder of the cuddlebug. I used a border punch for the yellow and put it behind the polka dot paper. The paper is what gave me my color combinations.
This card was embossed with two different folders, (swiss dots and divine swirls. Added stickles to the white layers of this card. The Happy Birthday was a stamp and just cut it at a different angle to add another element. All the owls have rhinestone flowers for the eyes.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cardmaking, general

This is my version of the card that was in the Cindy Loo handbook.

I don't always have the paper illustrated or the supplies so I am trying to use what I have on hand without going and buying more stuff for a project
I did cut out the flower (page 52) in the size of 3.5" that was in the instructions. The lower case hi was cut at 1 3/8". I have been using the Gypsy to design the cards that I make so that I know things will fit in the space that I have on the card stock.
Used a punch for the blue border and cut the leaves(branch) from page 48. Added the stones to the card as a finishing touch.