Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day "Shirt" Card

I saw this "origami" shirt made by Mary at Cardcrazy09 and had to make it. (smaller one).
Then I thought, what if it was larger like a card. I could make these all day long. It's so easy. It's folded exactly like the one she did only I used a larger sheet of paper, 8x12.

Open it up and the bottom half is perfect for a 4x5 mat of the same print. You may have to trim a small amount off the edges. Then place a 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 mat on top. The "Tie" is ribbon tied in a loose knot and I slipped the other end through the back. My husband made a Full- Windsor knot for me but I could never replicate it. The sunglasses are from the Paisley Cartridge and I rounded the edges. I think it was cut at 1 1/2" .
I made the "Hawaiian Shirt for the Beach Challenge. I was going to add a beach umbrella to the inside but ran out of time. Had to mail it.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

First Imagine Card

I just got my new Cricut Imagine Machine and I wanted to make my first card for the NSD challenge. I saw the tomatoes and wanted to give this "fruit" a chance.

The card is 51/2 square

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mother's Day Card

I decided this would be a Mother's Day card but when I started it I really wasn't sure. The toile background paper was really pretty, which I found at Michael's, and wanted to keep the image simple. So I just went through some cartridges to see what would make a great silhouette. Kate's ABC's turned out perfect. This card could be a sympathy, thinking of you or even an Easter card, there is a similar image with bunnies. I really had fun making this card and plan to make more.
Thanks to Mary at
for her wonderful comments about this card. She spoke about it on her coffee and cards segment.

Easter Card

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bunny Suit Card with Action Wobble

It's been a long time I finally got around to my blog I'm still new at this. But I have discovered Action Wobbles and wanted to make my mother in law a "Get Well" card with a springy pre-Easter theme. I made this little guy at 4" with my Gypsy.

I didn't really like the baby's head sitting on top of the "suit". What I did was just made two copies of the suit and placed the background piece that goes behind the head for the face, on top. There are little marks that show you where to place the face. I actully hid those contours and made the head slightly bigger so it fit behind the opening.