Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Birthday Deer

I spent Saturday morning working on this card, which turned out to be a real gem. I made it for a little girl turning 5, with whom I share a birthday! She's a super crafty kiddo and she loved it... warms my heart!

I started with a white card base (5x5)
- a blue mat (4.75 x 3), edges inked in broken china
- lime green paper piece (4.75 x 2), which I ran through the Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folder and distressed on top, inked with crushed olive
- three 2" circles in yellow, gold, and orange. I layered these to form a sun and glued it beneath the green

Next I cut 2 clouds from Create a Critter in cream at 1.25" - one regular, and one using the Flip function. I ran them through the Xyron; once they were covered with adhesive, I coated them with Doodlebug's Crushed Velvet flocking in white. LOVE THESE (and so did the little girl!)

The next piece was the deer from Cindy Loo. I cut this using 4 different shades of Bazzill Bling and DCWV adhesive-backed cardstocks, at 2.75".

Finally, time to put it all together!

So happy with the end result. It's been a while since I got to do a fun card!
Thanks for reading!xoxo

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Graduation Cupcake Toppers

Yesterday was the open house in honor of Josh (my fiance), who graduated from IU May 13th! I'm so, so proud of him - and we had a nice day to celebrate with the family and friends who came to support him.

For the occasion, I made choc/choc cupcakes (his fav) and fun toppers. I used Cricut Cartridges: Storybook, Cindy Loo, and Happy Graduation.

They were gobbled up in no time. Cupcake toppers seem to take quite a bit of time for something that just gets peeled out of the treat right away. But they look so pretty stacked up in the cupcake tree... Fun!

Thanks for reading:)
- Emily