Monday, August 15, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop challenge: Show My Style and Favorite Thing

I created this card for the birthday of a friend's daughter who just turned 6. Her parents did a room makeover for her birthday. The room theme is peace signs, and the color scheme is mostly the shades of brown, pink, and blue you see in this card. I wanted her to be able to display the card in her new room and have it fit right in. I absolutely love to make cards! My favorite Cricut cartridge is A Child's Year because I really love the card feature, especially the scalloped cards. I love the color combos of pink and brown and blue and brown, but had never brought the 3 colors together in one project before. My new favorite tool is the Cuttlebug machine. This card is my very first project using the Cuttlebug and I couldn't be happier with the results. The embossed cardstock just brings the whole design to the next level and makes for a more professional look. I hand stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in chocolate brown ink and heat embossed it, then I applied the blue cardstock with pink brads. I used foam pop dots to mount the pink cardstock to the card and to add dimension. Heat embossing is my "thing" so this card definitely showcases my style well.

I made this autograph page/wall hanging for the party guests to sign. It is 12 x 12 and the center brown scalloped rectangle is 7 inches high. The design was inspired by the quilt in her new bedding set. I hand-cut the little patterned paper pieces to decorate the peace sign and used pigment ink markers to draw the little peace sign and flower patterns in the white "quilted" pieces on the peace sign.

I made these pocket cards for one of my friend's moms to give to her coworkers. She's on a "teacher team" and wanted to give them something to help motivate them as they go back to work before the school year starts. These pocket cards can be placed on any water bottle or other bottle beverage. If you do bottled water, you can place a packet of sugar free drink mix in the pocket. I gave similar cards to my son's teachers and I placed individually wrapped granola bars in the pockets of the cards in addition to the drink mix.

I used the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge to cut the graduate, school bus, and road. I stamped and heat embossed the bus driver and kids on the bus on a neutral sand colored bazill basic cardstock. I printed and heat embossed the other sentiments on the card on vellum. The background blue and green cardstocks are Die Cuts with a View. The black and yellow card stocks are smooth and from an 8.5 x 11 Recollections brand Halloween multipack from Michael's. I also stamped the sentiment flag "Go Team" on yellow cardstock flat enclosure cards for her to write a note to each of her coworkers to motivate them for the new school year. She loved them and her coworkers did too!