Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Baloon Ride Card

This is a super simple and quick card featuring the beautiful Balloon Ride Paper.

I cut a carefully chosen section from a sheet of B&T Duos paper that featured a hot air balloon.  I matted it with crystal blue card stock using 3D foam tape and leaving approximately one-quarter inch border.   I then matted this to a piece of kraft paper also leaving approximately a quarter inch border.

Next, I embossed another piece of the crystal blue cardstock that was cut to the size of my card (in this case, approximate 5 1/2 by 4 1/4)  using the Quatrefoil embossing folder.   I attached my balloon ride paper layers to the upper section of the embossed paper, making sure I left adequate room on the bottom portion for my "Thank You" tag.

I then used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut a tag from kraft paper and then stamped a sentiment (thank you) using Crystal Blue ink.  I also inked the edges of this tag before attaching it to my card using a couple of small brads from my stash.  I then layered this entire assembly atop a kraft paper card base.

Quick, Simple, Beautiful!  A crafter can't ask for more!  Here are a few close up pictures, so you can see some of the details.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Circus Alphabet - A Second Look

Just a quick post to share a card I made using the July SOTM.  It's not too late to get the adorable Stamp Set for just $5 - you simply need to order $50 in CTMH products before the end of the month.

Here is my cute little card...

and a peek inside...

For this card I used the following...

  • White Daisy Cardstock, 1385, cut 4.5 x 7 inches and fold for a 4.5 x 3.5 inch card
  • Chocolate Cardstock, X5643, cut  2.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Sky Cardstock, X5761, cut 2.75 x 3.5 inches
  • Art Philosophy, Z1686, pg 29, Flower and Layer, at 1 inch from both Sky and Chocolate Cardstock
  • Honeycomb embossing folder (Sneak Peek, will be available in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book)
  • Circus Alphabet Stamp Set, S1407
  • Chocolate Exclusive Ink, Z2111
  • Chocolate Flower Button (retired)
  • Bitty Sparkles, Z1263
  • Glue Dots, 1772
  • 3D Foam Tape, Z1151