Ok - so here's the honest truth. I have made a few cards this past week but have not posted them because I didn't feel they were "blog-worthy." I have younger children and I just don't want to put a bunch of embellishments on their cards or spend hours creating when there is that very real potential that they will be fed to the dog or given to their 1 year old sister to practice her paper-tearing techniques. I know it is horrible - I should want to spend just as much time and attention on cards for my own children as I do on cards for people I don't know as well but if you lived here and saw what happens to most of the things my children are given, I think you would probably take my side on this one. Here are the cards:
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base in white
2 - 3/4" x 5 1/2" rectangles flooded with the blue striped pattern - obviously, the simpler method would be to flood an A2 size rectangle instead of cutting two strips but I like to conserve my paper.
2 3/4" x 5 1/2" rectangle flooded with yellow polka-dot pattern
3 7/8" x 4 1/8" rectangle flooded with red polka-dot pattern (I rounded the corners with a punch)
Rocket ship was cut in layers at 3" and pop-dotted
Dark brown eyelets set
Lots of "skittles" :) - I have found Zots small round dots to work perfectly for adhering these to my cards
All paper was inked with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in "Tea Dye"
4 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base in dark brown cardstock from Hobby Lobby (no specific color)
2 - 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" rectangles flooded with patterns from IMC and slightly overlapped
3 1/8" x 3 3/4" rectangle using SU Gable Green cardstock and cuttlebugged with "Swiss Dots"
"Friend" and all layers were cut at 3 1/2" and pop-dotted
Light Pink Ribbon
My Mind's Eye sparkly brads
All papers were inked with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in "Tea Dye"
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base
1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangle flooded with pink polk-a-dot pattern for bottom strip
3 3/4" x 5 1/2" rectangle flooded with checkerboard pattern
1 3/8" x 5 1/2" rectangle flooded with blue stripe pattern
1/4" x 5 1/2" rectangle - brown paper (no specific color) from Hobby Lobby
Typewriter images cut in layers at 3 1/2" and pop-dotted
All images inked with Tim Holtz's Distress ink in "Tea Dye"
It has been such a great afternoon! With the blizzard here in northwest Indiana, we have all been snowed in and there couldn't have been a more perfect opportunity for making some cards! I just received the Imagine More Cards cartridge on Saturday and I am just loving the images on this cart. They are perfect for so many different occasions and so easy to put together. The card recipe for this card is as follows:
4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card base in dark brown (no specific color as I bought it from Hobby Lobby)
2 - 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" rectangles flooded with patterns from IMC cart and slightly overlapped
Telephone image cut in layers at 3 1/2"
Pink gross-grain ribbon from SU
All images inked with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in "Tea Dye"