Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby Shower Invitations

So this past weekend I opened my Etsy store! I have been wanting to do this for some time, but was waiting for us to get settled after our move. I received my first Custom Order for baby shower invitations and Thank You cards. They turned out so cute if I do say so myself!

 Thank You cards all ready to go!

 Giraffe Invitations!

 Monkey Invitations!
 This is a larger keepsake for the mom to be for her baby book!

 All packaged up and ready to be shipped out!

Items used:

  • Imagine cartridge Hopscotch and Blast Off
  • Cricut cartridge B is for Boy
  • White Card stock
  • 3D foam adhesive
  • PBD stamps 
  • Computer to print Invitation details on the back of cards (no picture due to personal information shown)
I started by using the hopscotch cartridge to print the cloud background paper. I then used the Blast Off imagine cartridge along with the B is for Boy to cut out the monkey! I cut him at 3.5 inches. The giraffe is from the blast off cartridge and he is also cut at 3.5 inches.

I cut down my 12 x 12 cloud paper into 5 x 12 inch strips and then ran them through my printer to print the details of the shower. I then cut the 12 inch strips into 5 x 4 cards. Once the cards were all cut, I attached the monkey's and giraffes to the front of the card and added the stamped sentiments.

For the thank you cards, they are cut the same size as the invitations. They are however only stamped with a "Thank You" Sentiment on the front, and the back is left blank.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blog Hop call

Hi everyone! I am trying to put together a "Birthday" Blog Hop for July 30th and 31st in order to celebrate my birthday that is August 3rd! If you would like to be a blog on the hop, please email me at!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#1 Dad

The final fathers day card that I made was for my son to give to my husband.

Items used:
  • Brown, tan, yellow, red and white card stock
  • Double sided paper for envelope
  • Adhesive
  • Sentiment stamp
  • 3D foam adhesive
  • SVG file from
I started by cutting out all the pieces from my SVG file, and assembling the card. This was a fairly easy card to assemble, as there was only 5 layers on top of the card. I cut an extra oval in white to place on the inside of the card so that my stamp would show up better. I used a sentiment from my Fathers Day stamp set from Pink by Design.

Hope you all had a wonderful fathers day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Golfing fathers day card

My second fathers day card, was created for my father-in-law. He has taken up golfing in the past couple of years, so I figured that he would enjoy this card.

Items used:

  • Red, white, green, blue and double sided card-stock.
  • SVG file for card
  • Stickers to spell out Dad
  • Adhesive 
  • Sentiment stamp from "Father's Day" set from Pink by Design
  • Action Wobble
I cut all the pieces from a SVG file, leaving the pieces the default size. After cutting all the pieces, I started putting the card together.  I put the golf ball on an action wobble to allow it to move!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Fishy fathers day card!

    Hi everyone! I have been buys making fathers day cards for my husband, dad, and father-in-law. I hope you enjoy this series of cards over the next few days!

    The first card that I will share with you is the card that I made for my dad. One of my fondest memories that I have of my dad and me is all the fishing that we did on the rivers in Alaska! I have pictures of me catching fish that were bigger than we when I was younger! So when I was looking around of some ideas of fathers day cards, and found this really cool SVG file, I just knew that I would make this card for my dad!

    Items used:
    • Blue, dark green, sea green, coral and white card stock
    • Craft eye
    • Adhesive
    • Action Wobble 
    • Stamps for sentiment
    • Stickers to spell out "Dad" 
    • SVG file for card
    I kept all the sizes the default size in the SVG file when cutting the pieces out. Depending on the layer, I used different adhesives. I used my sticker maker and my ATG adhesive. I attached the fish to the card with a action wobble so that it can move! I used 3-D foam squares on the "Happy Father's Day" so that it would pop out on the card.

    For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from Pink By Design's Fathers Day set. There are so many sentiments on this set, it was hard to pick just one to use.

    For the envelope, I picked out a piece of cardstock that was double sided from my stash. I also used some stickers from my stash to spell out "Dad" on the front of the envelope.

    Thursday, June 9, 2011

    Happy Birthday Card #3

    I made this final birthday card for my husband as a card from my mom. I happened to talk to her the morning of his birthday and she had totally forgot to put a card in the mail to him, so asked me to get him one. (To see cards one and two, scroll down)


    • I started this card by cutting the "Happy Birthday border" the black circle, and the "27" from an SVG file. 
    • I pulled out some scrap birthday themed paper that I had to find a background for the card base. All the paper used for the card (except the black circle) is from my Celebrations 6 x 12 paper stack by provo-craft.
    • I used my ATG adhesive to attach the background balloon paper to the card base. 
    • I used a action wobble to attach the Happy Birthday sentiment to the card base! (This was my first time using one and I love what it does to the card! I also used a white gel pen to add stitching around the border. 
    • I stamped the inside with yet another birthday stamp from the Pink by Design "Birthday, Birthday" set. 
    • I stamped the back with my "Hand made with Love" stamp also from PBD.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Happy Birthday Card #2

    The second card that I made for my husband (scroll down to see the first) was for our 2 year old to give to him. I wanted something that looked like it was from a child, and when I saw the bird on this option, I just knew that it was a neat one for Jacob to give to daddy!

    • I started by cutting the bird sentiment from my "Imagine more cards" cartridge at 4 inches. 
    • I then pulled out all my paper on a search to find a good background to put onto my card base. I finally found one in the Celebrations stack by DCWV. 
    • I used my ATG gun to apply adhesive to the background paper, and then used foam 3-D square adhesive to attach the bird sentiment. 
    • On the inside I used a Pink by Design (PBD) stamp from the "Birthday, Birthday" set. 
    • On the back, I used the "hand made with love" which is also a PBD stamp!
    • The card base for this card was one that I had cut down in the past to about 5 x 5 and then didn't use. When I saw the bird sentiment, I just knew that this would be a perfect project to use up this trimmed card base.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    Happy Birthday Card #1

    Hello! I have thankfully been able to get quite a few crafts done the past couple of days and can't wait to share them with you all! My husbands birthday was yesterday, so I made a couple different cards (one from me, one from our son, and then one for him from my mom) I will post them all in 3 different posts to be able to give you the details of each!

    • I started my card by printing a 12 x 12 piece of paper from my Imagine with the "Happy Birthday" paper from my "Yummy" Imagine cartridge. Once that printed, I cut a piece to fit the front of my card base.
    • Next I cut the birthday cake at 5 inches from the "Yummy" Imagine cartridge. I left the colors set to the default colors.
    • I ran the "happy birthday" background paper through my sticker maker to make it adhesive.
    • I used 3-D square pop dots to attach the birthday cake to the front of the card. 
    • On the inside, I used one of my new stamps from Pink by Design, Birthday Birthday set! (I love this set!!!)
    • On the back, I used another PBD stamp that says "Hand made with love"
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