Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Animal ATCs and a Set of Thank You Cards

I love to participate in the ATC swaps on the Cricut Message Board.  It's such a wonderful way to learn new ideas and techniques.  I keep an album of my ATCs (and the ones I have received) as a reference tool.

I just finished a number of sets with an animal theme.  Here are my cards:

Group 1A: Butterflies
The butterfly is from Paper Pups and the scallop circle and circle frame are from Mini Monograms.  I used Cuttlebug folders on the circle frame and the background.

Group 2: Birds
The clouds are from Paper Pups (stickled) and the birds are digistamps from Tortagialla, coloured in Paint.  I used thick thread for the feathers.  I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug border folder.

Group 3:  Zoo Animals
I cut this giraffe from Create a Critter and embossed the background paper with a Cuttlebug folder.  I used stickles for the giraffe's eyes.
Group 4: Farm Animals
(E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was a favourite growing up.  I still own my tear-stained copy!!)  The image is computer generated and I cut the corner from Jasmine, which I then embossed with a portion of a 2x2 folder.

I also created this set of thank you notes for Serenity Scrapper's Quotes and Notes week.  The ladybird image is cut at 3" from Nursery Rhymes and the little frame was manipulated for size and then cut from Ashlyn's Alphabet.  I used my new gel pen set and holder (from Chomas Creations) to draw Thanks, using the font from Tear Drop.  Again, I had to manipulate the size in Design Studio.  I used smaller pop dots for the sentiment frame and larger ones for the ladybirds.

Amy Chomas has a video tutorial on using the gel pens and holder on her blog.  You can access the video here.


linda said...

Hi Kate! Your ATCs are super cute and yes those birdies are from me... you are very welcome. I am totally honored you used them and hope I can create more goodies for you very soon :)

Jenny B said...

AWESOME ATC's Kate! Your ATC's always blow me away! Loving the cute Thank Yous too!!!! Great work!

Texastam said...

I love all your ATC's....I wish I was in the first butterfly group...shucks!!! I love how you did the birds sitting on a wire....too cute!!

Val said...

Your ATC's are so cute!! Your giraffe ribbon is darling:) And, what wonderful thank you cards.

DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute Kate! I love those little birds with the fun hair and tails! The ribbon on the giraffe card is perfect!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love them all. I tryed to post over on fccb but it wont let me go through it says I have to put some crazy code in front of my url and that doesnt work either do you know what I am doing wrong?

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love the embossing. These are so adorable Kate.

Jean said...

I love all your ATC's. I'll have to look thru my srapbook supplies before I do more ATCs. I tend to forget I have the Cuttlebug folders and I really like them!!! Great job, Kate

MiamiKel said...

WOW you have been busy! And so creative! Such super cards, each and every one so tailered to the theme with great style and creativity - wonderfully done! I'm sure the other swappers will enjoy receiving these little cuties!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW Kate! Fabulous ATC's (I've only done one in my life) and the thank you's are ADORABLE! Gotta catch up on all you've been doing! xxD

Chris Wooten said...

There are great. Love all of them.


Best Hobby Eva said...

Awesome job, Kate on all of them. Thanks for sharing over at Serenity Scrappers!!!

Anonymous said...

I really love the Charlottes Web one ... I also lovethe details you used on the giraffe and the wire that the birds are sitting on ... oh heck they are all great! :)

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

I've left a blog award for you here -