Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Speed Limit Birthday Card

My husband recently turned 55. I'd had my idea for his card for a long time, and it turned out exactly like I planned...

To create the Speed Limit part, I used my Cricut. I used the new centering feature with text. I forget which font I used, but I'm pretty sure it's one that comes with Cricut Design Space. For the numbers, I used Block Number Thin Cuts, which will retire in five days so get them quick. After cutting the top panel, I cut the corners using scallop edge scissors. It was a little painstaking to line up the scallop so only a small bit got rounded, but it really made the card look exactly like a speed limit sign. I did the same on the black cardstock. I glued the white top layer to the black, then glued both onto my card base.

On the inside I wrote, "Congratulations! You're finally up to speed." My husband roared with laughter. Score!!

Until next time,

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I Love You Rain or Shine

My writing partner and I have recently gone through a creative disagreement. I wanted to let her know that our friendship will survive. I used the new "Rain or Shine" set from My Favorite Things and loosely interpreted their Sketch Challenge for this card...

I'm crazy in love with this stamp set.  It's the first one I've bought as soon as it released. I combined it with a couple MFT die cuts to create the background. You can't see it well, but I added some Liquid Glass (aka Glossy Accents) to the puddle so it's shiny.

I can't stop smiling at this card. I hope it has the same affect on Gina.

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Monogram Crest Card with CTMH Hostess Rewards

CTMH brought back Hostess Rewards with this Seasonal Expressions 1 catalogue. The catalogue expires at the end of the month, so talk to me about hosting a party or being your own hostess so we can get you some of these fabulous sets.

This card uses the versatile Monogram Crest. I stamped it and the letter "S" in Charcoal ink. (NOTE: I used a retired alphabet set, but it's similar in scale and design to the Farmhouse Alphabet which is also a Hostess Reward stamp set. You could get both using your $25 hostess dollars by reaching the first level of rewards.) I used colored pencils on the flowers and leaves, but markers would also work.

The pink gingham paper at the bottom is a Zip Strip from the Gimme Some Sugar paper packet.

Such a simple card design! I've created sets of notecards as a thank you gift for people in lieu of flowers or a bottle of wine. A hostess reward for a hostess gift...perfect!

If you've ever been interested in becoming a consultant, April is the month to do it. CTMH will add all four Stamp of the Month sets featured in the Seasonal Expressions 2 releasing next month to your kit (see below for sample of what comes in the kit).

What an amazing deal...and it includes the upcoming SE catalogue and sample papers. Don't they just look yummy? Hope you'll join me as either a hostess or new consultant in April!

Until next time,