Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gift Card Holder - Birthday Card

Happy Birthday to you!

Today Josh went to a Birthday Party for one of his classmates, which so happened to be a girl. Now I don't really know what to buy for a little girl so I took the safe know cards! To make sure the "wrapping" was dolled up a bit; I pulled out my Gypsy and started to play. What I ended up with was this so very cute cupcake card meant to hold gift cards. Josh did tell me that she was not a real girlie-girl, but I think that every girl, girlie-girl or not, loves a bit of sparkle and bling.

To recreate this card you will need the following cartridges and accents:

CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge - Used for the big tag card
Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge - Used to create the cupcake and Happy Birthday saying
Liquid Glass - Used to make the cherry glossy
Stickles - Used to add sparkle
Large Brad (or ribbon) - Used in the hole in the top of the tag, you can use ribbon if you prefer.

Teacher's Valentines Card

Hello again,

 A Valentine’s Day gift for Josh's teacher is just not complete without a card. To continue with the same theme of the goodie bag I made this cute little toad card. I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge to make the circle scallop card and once again used the Cricut Lite Live Simply Cartridge. Not to play on words but I do think that Josh and his whole class, including his teacher, will have a TOADLY awesome Valentine’s Day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentines Day Treat Bags

Hi Eveyone!

With Valentines Day just around the corner, I figured I better get my going on a Valentines Day exchange for my son's school party. Every year we go to the store early (to get the best selection) and look through all the boxed Valentines so that  Josh can pick one out, but it never fails that the closer it gets to Valentines Day he wants a different one. So this year I decided that I was going to just incorporate his Valentines Day card with the bag full of goodies. To my surprise he was pretty ok with it, when we filled the bag with all the candy he actually said "THATS COOL MOM !"

For the cute little toad I used the Cricut Lite Live Simply Cartridge and added some googly eyes for dimension , poppin it up on a the saying that I printed from my computer. Then attached that to a piece of making memories heart paper that I had pre-scored in half. Using that as my tag, I stapled it to a Wilton's treat bag filled with candy. VIOLA... a "COOL" Valentines treat for Josh to hand out at school on Valentines Day.