March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Beaver Card

Hello there.  I wanted to share with you a card I made today.   This little guy has skills.  He is confident, colorful, and goofy...all the attributes an animated beaver should possess, I suppose.  Here are some details to the card:
  • Cricut Cartridges Used:  Birthday Bash, Wild Card
  • Paper:  Walmart brand cardstock
  • Patterned Argyle Diamonds:  Cuttlebug mini polka dots
  • Juggling Balls & buttons:  Tree House Studio pom-poms
  • Outside Orange "stitching":  free-hand using Creative Memories bold tip markers
I love making brightly colored cards, but I can tell you that gluing this one down was not a cinch.  I used Scotch fast-drying glue, some Elmer's spray adhesive, and Elmer's glue dot runner.  In the end, I had to hot glue the balls, as they kept falling off.  So the weight on this card is half glue!

I hope you like my card.  Thanks for looking :)

March 18, 2011

This Lucky Dog card was made with help from my Cricut, using primarily gold, yellow and green paper on cream parchment. Much time was spent on this card by capitalizing on my sick day, as I'm on the end run of a bad case of ....I Don't Know What that Crud was, But I'm Glad It's Gone.

Anyhoo, the cartridges used were Accent Essentials (the rings and the bottom border) and cute crooked-smile dalmation came from Create a Critter.

The stars come from a pulled-apart fiber string by the Paper Studio. The letters were a great find from an auction, and Color Box ink helped to add some color to this kiddy-bling creation.