Sunday, June 7, 2009

Strawberry Card

Who wants strawberries? Yummmmm! Well, you wouldn't want to eat this one, but it sure makes a cute card.

Friday was Linda's last day of teaching. Well, as a career anyway. After 25 years, she has retired! This is the card several of us sent her along with a gift card. Elizabeth told us that she loves strawberries and red.

This is a card from Hello Kitty Greetings. I do love this cartridge and have yet to cut a Hello Kitty from it. Anyway, I cut the card base in red and then the strawberry blackout in black, the strawberry layer in red and two sets of leaves in green. I ran the strawberry through Virginia's Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.

I layered the strawberry and one set of leaves onto the black using pop dots. I then layered the second set of leaves on top of the first to make another dimension. I attached the black layer to the front of the card using 3D glue dots as they are not as tall as my regular pop dots. You can see the difference as well as all of the layers below.

I then stuck the tip of my Black Diamond Stickles into each hole and got some sparkle inside. I used Xmas Red Stickles on each of the dots on the strawberry and added a little highlight with Green Stickles to the leaves.

Elizabeth said that she had a great party and loved the gift and card. We weren't able to make it to her party, but we were there in thought. :o) Congratulations, Linda!

The card will cut on any Cricut, but you'll need the Expression for the envelope. George was used to add more overlap to the envelope for the layers. You can score along the regular score lines and then again 1/4" further out to make more of a boxed envelope.

There's also a page in the file for a small strawberry to add to the inside of the card or on the envelope. I lost mine before I got it attached and ran out of time to make another.

Strawberry Card


Wedding Cake

Thanks to Susan, I have fallen in love with layered (pop-dotted) cards. Lots of work, but so pretty! Here's her post that got me started. I've also fallen in love with Wild Card.

Thanks to the cards, fun with family and friends, and becoming a Farm Town addict, I've been rather busy lately. Hopefully, I can start catching up. I've even gotten behind reading other blogs. (hanging head in shame)

I was at a crop when I started work on the wedding cake cards and only had my baby bug. Therefore, I had to do some adjusting, but here's the one I've completed so far. The bride and groom are graduates of the University of Arkansas and HUGE Razorback fans. Sorry my colors aren't too great in the photos.

I had problems getting the icing to fit right on the bottom, so I cut a "platter" instead. However, that caused it to NOT fit in the envelope.

Here's a bit of a side view that kind of shows the layers.

And inside I used a couple of my CTMH stamps for a sentiment.

Seems like this is the year for weddings!

I have a couple more that I'll be sharing soon, but I have to clean up the files. One is for graduation. This one you'll have to go visit Susan to get the file.

Hope everyone is enjoying the first part of summer.