Monday, November 30, 2009

Lion Card

Here is another card that would be appropriate for a guy. I have been trying to make a few cards designed for a man. This would make a nice card for a Birthday or even a Thinking of you card for your guy.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Embossing Buddy

This tool will keep the area you plan to emboss static free. It will eliminate the extra specks that sometimes stick to the area surrounding your stamped image. Just rub the pouch over the surface you intend to heat emboss.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Crocheted Flower Card

I finally learned how to crochet a beautiful flower. I first saw this done by My Pink Stamper with some crocheted flowers that someone was so kind enough to send her. I just loved using an embellishment that I had actually made! Why not try using something you have hand made for that personal touch that you can bring to your cards.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CD Pocket Card

This card is cut to house a CD of your favorite Holiday music. Maybe even consider a DVD of you favorite pictures that you have been wanting to share with family and friends.

To make this card, you will need an 8-1/2"x 11" card stock. Cut in half length wise. You should now have two pieces of card stock that measure 4-1/4x5-1/2. Score both pieces in half. What you will do next is cut a section off the bottom corners. Line up the bottom center of your card with the top corner in your cutter and remove that section. Discard the two triangles that remain. Your card stock should look like picture three below. At this point you may run your card stock through your Cuttle Bug. You may have to refold one side of your card at the scoreline in order to have the two pieces fit correctly. Glue the two back pieces together. Run some adhesive along the inside of each triangle. Lay one flap down at a time. This will form your pocket for your CD. I also ran the sleeve for the CD through the Cuttle Bug. It adds a nice design to the window of the sleeve. Now you can decorate the front of your card!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cute Owl Card

I know how difficult it is to make cards for the guy in your life. What about this cute owl!

When I saw this stamp in the dollar bin I knew I had to have it for this card idea. Try layering your elements on your projects as I did for this card. It really adds so much interest and keeps the design simple.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tool of The Week

I will be featuring once a week one of my favorite tools. The Stamp-a-ma-jig by EK success is such a great tool to have if you want all of your stamped images to be place exactly where you want it. Line the clear imaging sheet against the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Ink stamp and align snugly in the corner of the tool and stamp image. Position imaging sheet with the stamped image on your card stock. Align the tool on the bottom corner of the imaging sheet. Slowly remove imaging sheet. Ink stamp and stamp your image placing your stamp along the corner of the tool. Your stamping is just where you wanted it to appear!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pedestal Card

This card can stand on its own. Get creative with your front image! Try adding a family photo, and a little bling, and you are done.

The base of this card is cut at 4-1/4"x11". Score your card in half at 5-1/2" . Then score one side in half again. You should have three score lines. Fold, and there is your base ready to decorate! How easy is that!

To keep the card from slide down the front, I placed a rectangle piece of cardstock popped with popdots. Try using buttons, or even brads instead of the cardstock to have a different look.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tri Fold Card

The Tri- Fold style card can give you several areas to decorate. This gives you plenty of space to add a special message on the inside.


Cut blue card stock at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Cut white card stock at 4-1/2" x 5-1/4"
FIRST FLAP (brown)
Cut at 4"x 3-1/4", on the 4" side score at ½"
Cut at 3-1/2"x 3", on the 3-1/2" side score at ½"

I added ribbon to my first layer, if you would like ribbon on your card, adhere the ribbon as your first step. Next you will take the first flap that is the BROWN, and add adhesive to the inside of the scored section. Attach the section with the adhesive to the back of your white card stock (first layer). Now you should have your first flap on the front of your card. Take the smaller flap and do the same step as before only attach to the right side of your card. Now you should have the two flaps that open on the front of your card. The smaller BLUE flap will lay on top of the BROWN flap. Add adhesive to the back of the white card and attach to the BLUE base. Now you can add your embellishments and sentiment to your card.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Side Step Cards

Here are just a few cards to inspire you to create your own for the Holidays.

The directions for this simple but unique card are as follows.

Card Base:


Insert you card into the paper cutter on the long end. Align your card at the 2" mark. Start your cut line 1" down from the top, and continue to cut your slit to the 6-3/8" mark. Turn your card on the short side and make a score line at 1", 2", 3-1/8". Make sure you score only to the slit in your card. The next score line will be at the 4-1/4" mark. This score line needs to be made the entire width of the card. This line indicates the center of the card. The last score line is at the 6-3/8" only to the score line. Lay your card down with the wide end to your left. Your first fold will be a mountain fold, the second fold will be a valley. Continue untill you have all your score lines folded. Now you can decorate your card with your own embellishments.