Saturday, May 03, 2008

Very Creative Day!!!

Woohoo! What a day. There are seven birthdays in our deacon family ministry in the month of May. I had three done, but needed the rest. My aunt's birthday is Wednesday, so that needed to be dealt with, too. Along with all of the birthdays, I needed 2 sympathy cards as soon as I could get them done. Whew. Busy time, huh? Anyway, seven cards were made today and a new top was cut for one of the explosion boxes I'm making. The top was too snug, so I resized it in CDS and cut it again. perfect size now.

I'm not going to post all of the cards today. Let's just go with a couple for now.

The first card that I'm going to share is one of the sympathy cards that I needed today.

Nothing very special about this card, but I really liked the way it turned out. I used With Sympathy from SU. As I look at the card, I think everything about it is crooked, but .... it *is* handmade, right? LOL!! I used a white card base, basic black, and light blue. The ribbon is white organdy. WWC were used to color the flowers and to make a light blue shading around them.

This is a "gate fold" card as shown in this tutorial on SCS. I created the .cut file before the tutorial was highlighted on SCS, but decided that now would be a good time to do a couple of these. This one is done in Bold Brights because it is being sent to a kid turning 15. The card was cut from Real Red on the Cricut. The scalloped oval was cut from Only Orange using the Cricut. The inner oval was cut from watercolor paper using the Cricut. The Design Studio was used to size everything and make it all fit together. Gable Green brads were used to embellish the bottom with 1/4" circles punched from Only Orange and used as 'washers' under each one. It was stamped with Because of You from SU. I LOVE that set.

Here's the card open. I used a light-colored piece of cardstock for the inside liner. I also used Only Orange for the folding panels to cover the brads that poke through to the inside.

Here are the box tops, too .... just to show you the difference in size. Because I used 3 layers on the box, the lid was just a mite too small. I didn't want to give that to someone with it not fitting well. It's sized now just big enough to fit the box.

On Thursday and Friday of this week, the kids and I worked in the yard. We got a LOT done. We sure are tired, though. :)

Hope you guys have a great weekend! Sleep well, dream big, laugh often, smile much, pray incessantly, quack like crazy, and have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!!!!!


  1. Wow, Shell! You did have quite a creative day today! I love all of the cards. I can't even pick a favorite. Great job!

  2. Shell! These are wonderful!


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