Saturday, October 30, 2010

More Thanks

Well, the Halloween treat bags were a hit with the Girl Guiders! Today, I am just going to post some pictures of a few more Thank You cards I've done. Maybe they'll give you some ideas. I need to continue to work on creating cards. Some turn out so much better than others!

There is that coffee cup again. I really like how it cuts.

The inside was too dark so I matted it also to give a place to write.

And another example. This one was done using leftover bits from another card. The center was just an oval and I used Fiskar Sunflower scissors around it to make it looked scalloped. Then I used my small single hole punch and punched the holes to give it a lacey feel and of course, I used dimensionals to lift it up. I think this card would have benefitted from another mattin of dark purple under the polka dots. I've got to start trying more layers and step out of my comfort zone.

The inside of the card is simple embellished with a CM butterfly diecut that I had leftover.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Baby card

This is the card I made in July for my daughter on the birth of her baby boy, Kale. I really love the green and blue together. It was the ribbon that inspired my colour choices. The sticker letters and the little footprints are old CM stickers that I had laying around. I inked around the squares and used dimensionals to lift them off the page. I am very please with how it turned out. Of course, Keira hasn't received it yet as I left it on my counter when I went off to see the baby.
Because the card is made from navy blue, I added a piece of the green cardstock to the inside so that I could write on it. The stickers inside are also CM stickers.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

Happy Halloween

It was my stepdaughters' turn to bring the snack for Girl Guides this week. So I made Halloween cookies. Due to an unfortunate series of events, I ended up with less cookies than I had planned, (Distraction = burned cookies) so I decided presentation was even more important. This is a little "bag" that I made out of cardstock to house each girls' cookies. The picture is not that great but I think they turned out very cute.

First, I made 16 of the bags using 4 different colours. I used Plantin Schoolbook for this bag. I've numbered my pages to correspond to the buttons so I used #49 Italic at 6".

Then I use
d Wild Card for my embellishments. All were done at 3.5 ". I used #37 Icon for the spider and bat, Phrase for "Happy Halloween" and PhraseShift for "Boo".

My DH helped put the bags together. Next time I would consider using a lighter paper so that it feels more like a bag. We did a variety of combinations with the phrases and images and they turned out great! I hope the girls will like them!