Monday, July 28, 2014

Cake birthday card for 90th birthday

My husband's mother will be celebrating her 90th birthday this August..............this is the card I made for her.  It is a Sure Cuts a Lot cake svg that I found on  I also got inspiration for this card from another cake shaped card on Pinterest by Donna Mundinger which can be seen on her blog here:

This is her card:

Donna used the Wedding Cricut cartridge and others to make the card.  I didn't want to buy any cartridges so I looked online for a free cut file that I could use with Sure Cuts a Lot and found one as indicated above by Bird's Cards.  She has a lot of free digital images and cut files.

This is my card.  If you click on the image it will enlarge for better viewing:

The front of the card is above; it opens inside to reveal white blank cake shaped space to write on

And then the back of the card is decorated also so if it stands on a table at dinner in the restaurant, no one is looking at the blank back side of a card.  I was going to put the 90 on the top like Donna did but then on the back side you would look at a backwards 90, then my husband suggested putting the word MOM on the top since it will read the same on the front as it does on the back.
Mine isn't quite as fancy as Donna's card; but i like the liquid pearls on the middle section of the cake on the front of the card.  I hope my mother-in-law likes it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

More Penguin birthday cards

More of the Cheryl Seslar digitals called Cupcake Penguins...........what little girl wouldn't want one of these for her birthday???

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Doggie Sunglasses and Star on Chest

I took this picture of our dog, Kyra, a while ago.  Kyra is a mix of what we think is Sharpei or Chow and a lot of everything else.   She is my shadow; follows me everywhere and won't let me out of her sight.  Well, one day we were sitting out on the deck and the sun was right in her eyes, so I put my sunglasses on her.  She didn't seem to mind having them on at all.

She is such a dark black dog that pictures of her and her mother, Princess, don't always come out that great.
She is my cutie and such a good girl.  We couldn't ask for better dogs from our local shelter.

Our other dog, Princess, has a perfect white star on her chest.  I have never seen this on a dog before; she is very special to us.  We adopted Princess from the local shelter and saw photos online that she had a pup at the shelter also.  When we adopted Princess, the shelter told us the pup had already been adopted.  So sad!  But not really because the adoption didn't go through; the people never showed up to pick her up.  When we went back to the shelter Kyra was there, probably wondering where her mother had gone since the mother was with us.  They were so happy to see each other again when we brought Princess to the shelter to see and adopt Kyra.  We had to wait the required 24 hrs. before taking Kyra home once we signed the papers.  It was the hardest thing to do, leaving her there one more day without her mom.  I cry every time I think about it.

We've had both dogs for about 8 years now; we couldn't have asked for better dogs.  They don't dig holes in the yard, they walk so nicely on leashes, and they are so loving.   They had a really bad start to life, being strays most of the time and being abused.  I am so grateful every day for having these dogs brought into our lives.  Below is a picture of Princess.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Popsicle and fudge bar Ice Cream cards

I saw how to make the popsicle using an oval punch and corner rounder on Pinterest here:

I used the pink Marvy Uchida oval punch for mine and cut the paper to 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 so it fits into the punch.
I also used the Stampin' Up word window punch for the sticks instead of using real popsicle sticks.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thank You cards

I'm still experimenting with masking as you can see on the cards below.  The first card I made the masked area too big and had to fill it in with pink strips of cardstock.  Masking isn't something I think of doing very often but it is pretty when successfully done.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Floral Thank you card

Not much time to work on cards lately when it's been so nice out, but here is one I finally managed to get finished over the past few weeks.  The flower and stem stamps are part of the Wildflower set by Hot Off the Press.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Penguin cards

The digital image on these cards is called Cupcake Penguins by Cheryl Seslar.  Her work can be found online in many different graphic stores.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Oval Diffuser cards

I got part of this idea from on Pinterest.  She only used the bottom of the cupcake inside the oval (she used it as a flower pot).

  First I ran the paper through the Stampin' Up oval frame embossing folder, then I ran it through another embossing folder with a diffuser on top (I made my own diffuser for this using 4 layers of thin cardboard with a larger oval cut out of the middle).  There are a lot of videos on YouTube about using diffusers if you need help.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stampin' Up Cupcake Punch birthday cards

The large cupcake on these cards is made with the SU cupcake punch but the smaller cupcake on a few of the cards is the Martha Stewart cupcake punch.  I have 3 nieces/nephews with birthdays coming up in August so I figured I'd better get making some birthday cards.

I got some of the inspiration for these cards from cards on Pinterest, especially those by .   I ran the cupcake bottoms through my crimper and the tops were embossed in the swirls EF and the swiss dots EF.  The heart edge punch is a Martha Stewart.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Using Up Some Old Papers

I bet a lot of you papercrafters have a lot of paper that you've held on to for years.............I have.  I gave a ton of it away at my last garage sale but I still have a lot of designer scrapbook paper around.  My newest goal is to try to use up as much of this paper as possible.

These two cards are made using the same background paper that I picked up at Michaels years ago (and the bad part is I think they still sell it), and both flowers are also made from that same paper.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Beautiful Blooms by Papertrey Ink

I really like this die as the flowers it creates have dimension but also lay flat in an envelope for mailing.  I just wish this die had holes drilled into it to make getting the paper out a little easier.  I use a pick to stab the center of the flowers after they are cut out to get the paper out since the centers are going to be covered anyways.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PaperTrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II

These are just a few of the cards that I'm getting ready to donate to a new local charity...........I decided to pick a different charity every year so more than one organization can benefit from the sale of the cards.  I usually keep a few that I will use for family birthdays, etc. and donate all the rest to non-profits that can sell the cards and make money to use however they need, or to just donate the cards like at Ronald McDonald House where the residents need cards to send home to family or to give to medical staff at the hospitals.

Both cards were made using the Beautiful Blooms II die from PaperTrey Ink: