Monday, January 28, 2013

Birthday Card for My Niece


It's time for another challenge at My Craft Spot.  This week is all about wishing big - for birthdays!  My niece will be celebrating her birthday next month so I decided to take this opportunity to make a special card for her.


I used Paper Dolls Teen Scene for the girl at the side of my card.  There was a "7" on her shirt, but that did not seem appropriate.  As Sophie is a HUGE fan of One Direction, I used my Gypsy to change the 7 to 1D using Cuttin' Up.  I used Opposites Attract for the number 15. 


The lacy pennant was cut using a die from My Craft Spot's Lacy Banners Metal Dies.  I then wove some Cotton Candy baker's twine (also from My Craft Spot) through the pennant, leaving the ends long enough to thread through a button and tie in a bow.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's "Birthday Wishes" set.  (The actual stamp is on one line, but I stamped twice, inking one word each time, in order to have my sentiment fit the pennant.)


The papers I used on this card are from the very first paper stack I ever purchased!  The cover is long gone so I have no clue who the manufacturer is anymore...

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see what the rest of the design team has made.  The projects this week are FABULOUS!!  And don't forget to link up your own birthday creation too!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thank You Cards

Happy New Year!  It seems a bit late to be saying that now, but I haven't posted anything since December.  It was wonderful to have my daughter home for the holidays.  She went back to uni last weekend but I've seen her again already!!  My youngest had a hockey game near her on Saturday so we all went for supper together.  It was such a treat!

This week at My Craft Spot, the challenge is "Anything Goes".  This challenge is open to all but winners must use My Craft Spot stamps to qualify.


For my project, I created a set of Thank You cards.  I used Makin' the Grade for "you" (using the negative space on my card front) and then stamped above it with a stamp from My Craft Spot's Thank You stamp set.  


I embossed the top left corner with a little 2x2 Cuttlebug folder and added tiny pearls to the middle of each of the flowers.  I layered some Cosmo Cricket papers, punching a border with a Martha Stewart punch.  I then wrapped some wonderful Pumpkin Spice crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot around the card.  Before popping the card front onto the card base, I layered a bit of the striped paper underneath.  I finished everything off by rounding the top corners with a Creative Memories punch.


Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the wonderful variety of projects created by the design team - and then link up your own project!

Have a wonderful week!