Friday, August 7, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday

Hi Everyone,

So July has kept me pretty busy with the planning of my lilttle girl's 1st Birthday party. I can hardly believe a whole year has passed already. 

Her birthday party was inspired by Sesame Street's ladybug picnic song. My little girl loves this song so her birthday invitations, decorations, and thank you cards all carry the ladybug theme. 

Here's a photo of what her birthday cards look like. I use my cricket to make all the invitations.

Yes I have fallen in love with my cricket once again. All of her invitations were cut at 5 1/2 inches using the create a critter cartridge. I used my clear wink of Stella on the light pink circles for a little shimmer and added a green bow on the ladybugs antennas.

I cut the case of the card once again in the light pink card stock and then cut off the antennas.  I scored the top of the card base about 1/2 in from the top and then glued that 1/2" top flap to the underside of the front of the card.

I wrote in her party deals and I was done. I love how these cards came out. And not bad for a 1st birthday invite from a new Mom.  So there you have it.

The best part about this project is that I did not have to buy anything!!  I had all the card stock on hand already.  This no-buy challenge has been pretty good to me. I did not realize how much stuff I had purchased over the years. Well at least i am using it all.  Yay!!

Until Next Time...


Monday, July 27, 2015

SOC - Happy Birthday Shaker Card

Hi everyone, 

I have fallen in love with my Cricket once again and used it to make my first shaker card for this months project. It has helped me to make all the decorations for my little girl's first birthday party too. 

Today I am sharing with you the birthday card that I made from hubs and I to our little girl. I used the Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricket cartridge and created this number one shaped birthday card.

I cut the white number one at 5 1/2 inches on the shadow effect and then moved the cricket two spaces horizontally and two spaces vertically in to make the white border and then cut the scroll font one again at 5 1/2 inches in pink to create the space for the for the shaker window.

 I cut the transparency and the two-base 1's at 5 1/2 inches on the shadow effect, assembled the shaker wells and then fill the shaker with iridescent white, pink, and clear seed beads. And my little girl's card was done. There is just enough space for hubs and I to write a little message to her. 

I really love how this card came out and I like that it is not the traditional 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 size shaker card. I hope she enjoys it when she gets older. 

This also opens the playing field for shaped shaker cards! �� 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope this sparks some inspiration for you when making shaker cards. And there you have it.

Until next time,