Friday, 31 August 2012

Hunkydory For All Summer Treats card part 3

Here's the last card I can make from the Summer Treat collection, as all the toppers except a couple of lolly sticks are used up. I've still got half a sheet of the ice cream sprinkles card left though, which is a nice generic one I can use on other projects. The centre panel is DCWV card stock, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, then lightly sanded with a Poundland sanding block.



Thursday, 30 August 2012

Hunkydory For All Summer Treat card part 2

This is the second card I've made from the Summer Treat collection. I've added a Hero Arts sentiment, stamped on to an off-cut of the ice cream cone paper.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Hunkydory For All Summer Treat card

I've used the Summer Treat card and topper set from the Hunkydory For All girls collection to make this card. The insert says 'Hope you have a FAB birthday', since the lolly topper looks exactly like a Fab. I can see me making at least three quick and easy cards from this set.



Monday, 27 August 2012

Another Hunkydory For All Shop Shop Shop card

Here's the second card I made from the Hunkydory For All Shop Shop Shop card and topper set. It is pretty much all used up now. I scored and folded white 350gsm A4 at 2.5cm, 5cm and 17.3cm to make the stepper base which was then covered in the patterned card. A strip of acetate with a sentiment attached is positioned to ping out the top of the card.



Sunday, 26 August 2012

Hunkydory For All Collection Shop Shop Shop card

I used the Shop Shop Shop card and topper set from the Hunkydory For All girls collection kit to make this card. It's A5 size, with half the front cut away.



Thursday, 23 August 2012

Vintage style wedding album

I was asked to make a wedding card/gift album for a couple getting married soon. The wedding has a vintage theme, with flower-filled old fashioned tea cups and tea pots on the table as a table decoration. The album was also to include information on the gift the couple are being given, which is a night in a posh hotel and a meal in a swanky restaurant.

I've used a K&Co wedding pad which I bought for £8.99 several years ago, and has been so useful. I've now made two wedding and one anniversary mini gift album from it, and there is still plenty left. The colours and patterns are so lovely and easy to mix. The paper weight is also good enough for making the album pages, which measure 21x15cm. I used a few metal charms and bits of lace to embellish the pages.

Here's the front cover, with a monogram of the couples' initials, created in Silhouette Studio and cut with my Craft Robo. The congratulation stamp isn't really blurred, it's just my shaky camera work.

The first couple of pages show the ring, and a photo of the bride on her hen night.

Next there is a photo of the couple and a page of the gift-givers' children. I made the rose from the Sizzix tattered floral decorative strip die. All the photos, photo mounts or both are distressed with a pair of scissors. I put all the photos through a sepia filter in my photo editing software.

The penultimate page is another one of the couple, and I managed to use my newly found banner die.

The final page pulls in the tea cup theme of the wedding. The tea cup contains tea bag shaped die cuts, printed with the gift info. A handwritten message can be written on to the reverse of the bags.

And finally, this photo shows the front of the box I made for the album.

If you've lasted to the end of this picture-heavy post, thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

One layer Hero Arts H3305 and F2674 sympathy card

Here is a simple stamped card that would suit many occasions, but I've used a sympathy sentiment this time. I used pigment ink pads for the flower stamp (Hero Arts H3305 Jamaican Forget-me-not), and Antique Linen Distress ink for the script stamp ( Hero Arts F2674 Long Writing Background).



Monday, 13 August 2012

Engagement card with monogram

I've made this as an engagement card, creating the couple's monogram in the Silhouette software then cutting it with my Craft Robo. The primitive hearts are also cut with my CR from DCWV white core card stock which has been embossed in a Cuttlebug folder and distressed with a sanding block. I've had the background paper for ages. It's from a K&Co wedding pad which is out on my desk at the moment as I'm busy working on a mini album for a couple getting married soon. All the edges have been roughed up a bit for a little added interest.



Friday, 10 August 2012

Toy Story card for a 21st birthday

I was asked to make a 21st card for a young man whose favourite film is Toy Story. I found a digikit here, and used it within Serif Craft Artist to create this card. It took me ages as I wanted the big title to look as similar to the real Toy Story logo as possible. For anyone wanting to recreate it, I used Gills Sans Bold as the main font, set the blue line at 9pt with yellow fill, and material depth fx at 6.8pt. I discovered the material depth fx setting by playing around trying to just make the line look curved and I'm so glad I stumbled across a way. I love this program so much. The font used for the Etch-a-sketch writing is Eras light.

The soldier is saying a real quote from Toy Story 3 which was perfect on this occasion.

I would have liked to have decoupaged the soldiers so they stood out from the card, but several attempts just looked rubbish as the cut edge was white and anything I used to colour it looked wrong, so the card has ended up flat. However, the photo-real nature of the elements and the fact that it is printed on to Tesco photo paper, actually gives it a dimensional look. The finished card is 8x8".



Wednesday, 8 August 2012

40th birthday card with bunting

I've made this card for my friend who is 40 today. I used a Sizzix embossing plate for the background text. The bunting was cut from a Silhouette file available free within the software I use on my Craft Robo. I'm really annoyed with myself as I ordered a really sweet little Memory Box simple banner die, from My Mum's Craft Shop having sourced it for a great price and free p and p on offer. The die arrived just before I went on holiday and I can remember opening the envelope it came in and having trouble finding it in there, as it is so dinky and light it is easy to miss. I've returned from my holiday now, and think I must have chucked out the envelope it was in, thinking it was empty. The die would have been perfect for this card. Grrr. Serves me right for not taking the time to put it away properly before I went away.

The card is based on the latest one from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog.