Sunday, September 27, 2015
Cuddly Cute Designs...and by using black cardstock to cut his ears, eyes and arms and legs, I changed him to look more like a cutie panda instead of a koala! Then I added a little banner for him to hold by creating the flags in Make the Cut, adding the letters, and stringing them onto some embroidery floss.
Later my daughter told me how she sadly searched the envelope her card came in for the missing "U", thinking it had fallen off...until she read the sentiment inside. Yes, dear daughter...I'm sadly missing "U" too!
Labels: Thinking Of You
Monday, September 21, 2015
Marjorie Ann Designs called "Morning Coffee"...a set of five of the cutest mousies with their coffees. I chose to use the mousie with the takeout cup and pastries on this card....breakfast of champions, right?
Mmm...don't these Copic colored pastries look almost good enough to eat?
Added mousie and pastry paper piecings onto a Surprise Sliding Pop Up style card.
Pulling up on the ribbon at the top of the card makes the mousie on the front panel slide back and up to a standing position while revealing the sentiment underneath. The neat thing about this type of card is that it also makes a very cool gift card holder. The sliding tab attached to the ribbon pull was just the right size to attach my gift card to. Just thinking now how this might be a really fun way to give gift cards for Christmas!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
For my "flying" element, I chose to use a trio of paper lanterns with my Happy Birthday sentiment printed on them. Font used here is Chow Mein ttf. Lanterns were cut using a cutfile created in Make the Cut by welding circles and rectangles together. Colored them using Copics and ran them through a crimper to add texture, then hung them to the frame on a length of embroidery thread.
For the stop on my easel card, I used Make the Cut to create a cutfile of an image of a Chinese style medallion with a stylized character for long life found through an image search on the web.
And here's what the finished card looks like opened to its display position.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Made this into what I call an "open down" card...the top layer of frosting on the card keeps the card closed. Gently lifting up on this layer of frosting drops the front of the card down to open the card...
...and LOL, it's Domo-kun with frosting and candles on his head with a birthday wish!
The pop up Happy Birthday sentiment was created Make the Cut and Arial font.
And I had MTC trace an image found online to make a cutting file for Domo kun.
Next, I made this gift card holder to include as part of Pat's Domo kun themed birthday gift.
Angie Leach on her blog, Too Cool Stamping. Comic Sans font was used to create the word "Celebrate" on the front of the card, and I found a cute Domo kun border online to add to the inside.