Friday, June 20, 2014

You make me smile

This is for the little boys at the Cards 4 Hospitalized Children's Charity. 
I made a easel shaped card base using a scalloped square from the Silhouette store.  I opened the file then made a copy of the scalloped square and set it off to the right.  That piece is the top layer of the easel card.  To make the card base, I selected the original scalloped square, did mirror above, overlapped the edges slightly then aligned on the right side and merged the 2 together.  Cut out the card base and the extra piece that was set off to the right.  Fold the top piece on card base in half to form the upside down v of the easel shape.  See top photo.  Then glue the full size scalloped rectangle on the folded half.  Make sure to apply glue only on the front half.  Also used a fun print and cut turtle from the Silhouette store and added the saying.  Created a offset and cut out the white and turquoise blue pieces.  Also cut out two wave borders and some sea shells.

Incy Wincy Challenge - Bright funky colors
Cute Card Thursday - 326 Beside the seaside
 Catch the Bug Challenge - Summertime
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - 221 Shaped card
Creative Moments Challenge - 45 Anything goes - For the boys
Paper Pretties Challenge - Summer fun
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge - 40 Summer at the beach
Silhouette Challenge - 14 Shaped card
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge - 55 Summer fun
Sister Act Card Challenge - 62 Anything goes

Monday, June 16, 2014

Rocker style baseball card for a little boy

Still have lots of painting to do, but had a bit of a break today while waiting for a repair man to fix our security system.  I spent the time playing with my Silhouette studio DE software.  I created this rocker style baseball card for the Children's Charity using simple circles.  The card base is a 5 1/2" circle filled with a baseball pattern.  Then I made a 2 3/4" circle and imported the baseball birdie onto the center of the circle.  The third piece is a 3" circle, filled with red, then added the baseball birdie onto that, centered and grouped them together.  Turned on cut lines, then I added registration marks, printed the pieces and cut out with my Silhouette.  Added some twine and pop dots to the back of the smaller circle, then attached to card base.  Baseball image and pattern paper are from a set called Baseball Birdies by Doodle Pantry.
Silhouette Challenges 14 - Shaped card
Catch The Bug Challenge - Summertime
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Lots of circles
Incy Wincy Challenge - Bright funky colors
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Summertime
QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Doodle Pantry Challenge - Make it manly

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Head start on my holiday cards

Went shopping at the Silhouette store.  They have 40% off on all cutting files just for today.  Found this flip swing style card that had flowers on the circles.  I substituted snowflakes on the circles and added some fun red and white dot papers to the card base.  Cut all pieces with my Silhouette.  Dot paper is from Hobby Lobby.  Used red Bazzill cardstock for the circles and white GP cardstock for the base and snowflakes.  It was easy to make and best of all it is flat in the envelope so I don't have to put extra postage on it.

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anything goes
Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything goes
Pile It On Challenge 23 - Use some patterned paper
Crafty Catz Challenge 234 - Inspired by a song - Let it snow
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party 33 - Favorite color - red is my favorite
Sparkles Christmas Challenge 41 - Favorite color combo
(Red and white is my favorite holiday color combo)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Ahoy there

My hubby is out buying electrical stuff to rewire boxes for new ceiling fans.  So I have a little time off from working on the house to make a card.  I used a porthole shaped card file and a print and cut bear file that I found at the Silhouette store.  Added a saying, then printed out the card base and cut out all pieces with my Silhouette.  This is a thank you card for my hubby who has been working really hard lately.  He loves to sail so it's the perfect image for his card.
Creative Card Crew - Nautical
 Incy Wincy Challenge - Something for the men in your life
(Pin)spirational Challenge - Picture made me think of water, beach and nautical themes