Monday, May 25, 2020
Jojo and Bella. Oh, and since this was for a "3-Rex" party, I made sure T-Rex was holding the number 3! Palm tree was cut from Cricut Create a Critter cartridge and cutting file for volcano was created in Make the Cut design program from a coloring book image. All paper piecings were cut from white cardstock and colored with Copics.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Today I'm sharing some of the fun and crafty projects that I've recently received from my sweet, thoughtful and talented friends.
Awww! Lorna also created this super kawaii Boys Day Totoro treat holder. I especially liked the intricate cuts on Totoro's brightly colored koinobori or flying carp...very festive!
Special thanks to my thoughtful and caring friends who shared their crafty talents to lift my spirits and bring a little cheer during these unprecedented times of uncertainty. The good news is that we have significantly "flattened the curve" in our state and stay at home restrictions are slowly being eased. Please continue to stay safe, everyone!
Monday, May 11, 2020
I had watched Karen Burniston's assembly tutorial video for this die more than half a dozen times so I felt pretty confident the pop up mechanism would come together fairly quickly. But as it turns out, I ended up spending way too much time going back and forth on the design elements of the card... what colors to use?...which patterned papers?...which flowers and leaves?....etc, etc... that I barely finished the cards in time.
Here's the fun pop up flower pot inside the card.
Difficult to see from the photos, but I layered a combination of glitter and pearlescent cardstocks on the flowers and butterfly for a touch of bling. Flatback pearls were used for the flower centers.
Although I suspect this pop up die mechanism was designed to be used in cards with a portrait orientation, I decided to change mine into a landscape oriented card at the last minute. I first assembled the flower pot and attached it to a doily I had cut on my Silhouette. I then made the mistake of filling the pot with flowers and leaves before attaching the flower pot to the card base. Didn't realize until I finally secured the doily and pot to the card base that all my flowers were facing to the right of the card! So rather than removing the stems and recutting all the branches to rearrange the flowers, I decided to rotate the card to a landscape orientation.
I tried to balance to awkward placement of flower pot by placing the sentiment boxes to the upper left and bottom right of the finished card.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
As this card is opened, the panel with the birthday cake pops forward and rocks to the right...
... to reveal another Shiba Inu pup underneath!