Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas card 2017

This year's card got way more involved than I had planned but it turned out really cute, so I shouldn't complain.  I saw a really cute window card on Pinterest that was way more detailed and involved than this but it inspired me to pull out the Disney Mistletoe die I had and put it to use.
The base is kraft stock that came with the base and envelopes and is larger than the A2 size.  These are closer to 5x7.  I left it plain because I was worried about it looking too busy.  (I had embossed the test card and it really didn't let the rest of the image stand out.)  The die is cut on Basic Black, then set aside while I cut the Cherry Cobbler frames with a Nestabilities die.  (A SU/Sizzix Top Note Die would have also been awesome too, but I wanted a slightly longer and skinnier die).  The vellum is stamped in Whisper White craft ink using the stars from SU's Holly Jolly Greetings.  It took forever for these to set and they were still a bit tacky when I was assembling the cards the next day.  I put the frame and vellum together then laid it over the die cut.  I had to do a bit of trimming the remove the zig zag edges of the die cut that peeked through the vellum. 
The sentiment is stamped in Gumball Green on a 1 3/8" circle punch.  I would usually pop it up on foam, but wanted to keep these very flat for mailing. Inside the sentiment is from a retired SU Paper Pumpkin kit from a couple years back, also in Gumball Green.  50 cards in just over 6 hours, minus drying craft ink overnight. 
I gotta admit, it took me over two hours to cut the frames and die cuts alone.  Oh, how the Cricut machine would have cut that time down!  I will probably keep it much simpler next year.
Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!  April

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Birthday Text card

This card is for my BFF.  While we live in different states, we text all the time, often bemoaning the horrors of autocorrect.  I got the new SU set Text Ya Later and knew it was perfect for her birthday.
The base is Soft Safron with emojis stamped in Smoky Slate and layers of retired SU DSP.  The image is stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, and Pear Pizzaz. The inside sentiment is "Well, this is awkward" and Happy Birthday.  I popped the conversation up on foam but used the side pieces, not the hexagons.  Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mickey Pumpkin

So we totally got screwed out of going to Disney thanks to Hurricane Irma.  I wanted something to perk up the mood because hubs and I were really bummed.  I had a fake pumpkin stashed in the Halloween box and have been wanting to try carving the foam and see if it is easier than a real pumpkin.  What to put on it?  Mickey, of course! 
I found these small "ears" at Walmart for under $1 each and I had the pattern in one of the old kids books.  I realize I should have blown it up a bit more, but it worked okay.  I used a push pin to mark the pattern then an craft knife to cut.  I finished up by using some small craft files.  The foam was really messy and stuck to everything but it was easier, and less gooey, than the real deal.  The ears are attached with wood skewers.  I also cut a hole in the bottom, just big enough for a battery operated tea-light to fit.  Too cute to spook! 
Thanks for looking!  April

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pixar Up mailbox tote

My hubby and I are going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World.  We are dressing as grown up Carl and Ellie from Pixar's Up.  I wanted to have a cute tote and found this little chipboard mailbox at Hobby Lobby.  My talented teen painted the mailbox by hand.  I punched holes in the top and added a braided cord handle.  There are also hand-made Ellie Badges, tucked inside, to hand out during the party.  Thanks for looking!  April

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Birthday Cake card

This is a card made from Wild Wasabi card base with Eat Cake DSP and stamped with retired SU Big Day on So Saffron banner in Momento Tuxedo Black.  I also added a little bit of clear stardust gel pen to the banner.  I kept it flat for mailing.  Thanks for looking!  April