Friday, August 30, 2013

Hello Kitty and Girly Girl Boxed Card Sets

I made sets of cards to take home to my Granddaughters when we went to visit.
One Granddaughter loves Hello Kitty and Michaels had a 12x12 paper pad on sale for $5.00!!
Of course I grabbed it.  I was hunting for something to put the finished cards in and
ran across the refills for my Xyron 5" machine, they were perfect, holding up to
12 cards a box.  The girls can keep them or empty the cards out to use the box
to house a gift.

These are super simple, fast and fun cards!
I started making them just a couple of days before
we were to leave!  So nothing could be too involved in order
to get them all finished in time.

I used odds and ends from around my crafty area to
embellish and bling up.

The paper came with a couple of envelopes you cut out
and folded so of course I had to make a few more for some
of the other square cards.  Such fun.

A little pocket and tag tucked in front, or

a magnetic flip up celebrating

a birthday.

Many little pieces to fussy cut from the paper.

Hello Kitty, so so cute

More of those

folded envelopes

and half a kitty inside (I'd use the other half on another card)

Peek a boo, the envelopes just unfold to reveal the card inside

A little flying mouse along my pennant border

I hadn't done a bow like this for so long, have you done this?
So simple, poke two holes run the ribbon from the front to the
back through the holes, cross over and return to the front
through the opposite holes.

I have these fabric letters and I have such a hard time
trying to figure out how to use them, but they worked out
pretty good on the front of this card.

just having fun and playing can produce cards that
serve the purpose and are great to give as well

Doesn't take much to make this Kitty sparkle
I tried to add a little glitter, a little bling on each card 
and utilize some punches that had been neglected for way too long! 

little cut out window with sparkles all around
 showcases Kitty on the inside
love the papers, the color combos are just great.
This was a fun project, not mind boggling just
taking time to revert back to the basics and 
have a good time in the process.

You can view a short video here showing more of the cards and views:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Exciting News

Hello Everyone!
I have some exciting news, I have been asked to join the Cut@Home Design Team.  I am so excited I am beyond happy.  I have made a YouTube video of all the wonderful things they sent me to start me on my way designing for them.  If you're not familiar with their store please check them out now, they sell worldwide and have a whole host of scrapbooking goodies to choose from

Be sure and sign up to become a
store VIP and receive extra
discounts each month!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

London Market Skinny Mini

Another Skinny Mini designed from Papercrafter45's tutorial

I used a calendar that I believe came in my
Cardmaking and Papercrafts Magazine
that was London Market papers from Pink Paislee

I barely had enough of the full size papers to make this
tiny little mini

Love all the places for tuck in tags

I switched the vertical flaps from the tutorial to
horizontal flaps and I love them, it gives you a 4 page spread

In going through my stash of stuff I found
tags that I had leftover from the Romance Novel
Collection, perfect for these papers

and a fussy cut girl from Prima's Nature Garden collection

 a mix and match of odd assortments
that when put together compliment one another

Added folders to house photos

and slide back in the center side pockets

just love the softness of this paper

i had just enough of this lace to accent here and there

and a final little tuck in for this tag

To see a more in depth look at my new
London Market Skinny Mini
check out my YouTube video
and don't forget to subscribe to my blog
and channel while you're here :-)
Supplies used: