Saturday, May 28, 2011

All About School

Since I was in a crafting mood, I thought I would make a graduation card for a friend's daughter who will be graduating soon. She is such an awesome kid!

Locker Talk was used to make this card. I love the paper. It is from "The Hittin' the Books" stack and I use it for all my school related projects. The base paper actually resembles a bubble sheet. Stickles are used on the tassel and the cap has pop dots to make it stand out.

There are two challenges that this card can be used for this week. First, The Paper Variety is hosting a school related challenge. Second, the Cricut Cardz Challenge is all about graduation this week.

Blue Skies

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to use blue and at least one cloud. This worked out perfectly for a project that I had planned. A friend of mine is having twins, and we are having a shower for her tomorrow. The gift we got her had to be ordered online and won't arrive in time. I started to just wrap a picture of the gift, but I thought this "ticket" might be better.

Before they knew the gender of the babies, they referred to them as Sprig and Twig, so I thought it might be nice to incorporate that in some way.

On the back I am going to indicate the gift. I used stickers to indicate a special delivery was on the way.

The clouds were cut using Create a Critter and embossed with a QK folder. The ticket was cut from Locker Talk. The other cuts were also cut using QK dies. The text is from some stickers I had stored away.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Wow! This is the first time I have been in the scrap room for two months! I cannot believe it has been that long, but other things just got in the way.

This week the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut was to create a project that included a rectangle and a triangle. That worked out for a card I already had planned, so here it is....

This is a retirement card for one of the Media Specialists in our county. She has been such an inspiration to so many of us and her departure is a real loss. However, I am sure she is looking forward to leisure reading and gardening.
I used Locker Talk to cut out the books and the triangle was cut using George and Basic Shapes. The base of the card was embossed with a QK embossing folder and then sanded.