Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mother's Day Projects

Mother's Day is celebrated in countries on different date. March 6 is the UK mother's day celebration while May 8, 2016 is the US celebration.
Mother's Day Word ArtI started the project by creating word art for Happy Mother's Day in some of my favorite fonts. I tried to make it simple enough to transfer the letters by welding them together and providing a tray to mount them on. I have include my mesh transfer instructions. WordArtAssemblyInstructions.pdf, in the zip file to help with transferring letters or flowers that are not welded. This is a method well documented in videos using drywall mesh tape. It has opened a whole new work for me with word art.
Mother's Day Word Art
Mother's Day Card#1
I also noticed from the challenges I've been participating in that many card makers use objects that look like they had hand stitched edges. The first mother's day card includes two elements.Mother's Day Card#1The have irregular stitches instead of the very even ones created with stamps and cutting dies. This is more realistic in my style since I could never quilt that even. Perhaps I will create a kit of other stitched objects.
My next set of card are based on using the word Mother over and over again to create a unique background. There are two styles. The first is in fonts that are bold. The second is more feminine using script fonts. Again the template is welded together and is self contained. Using different paper patterns create some delightful cards. The striped background on Mother's Day Card#4 is one of my favorites. It is created with a single background piece as is the Mother's Day Card#5.
Mother's Day Card#2
Several of these cards come with an additional open frame to raise the letters for a more dramatic 3D look.Using the word art set allows 1,2 and 4 the flexibility of different sentiments. Mother's Day Card#3 can be split since the sentiment has a frame around it
Mother's Day Card#3
Mother's Day Card#4
Mother's Day Card#5
Finding the right fonts, modifying them to a thickness that would meld and arranging them into a pleasing format was a challenge. It was well worth the time to create.

Saint David's Day - Daffodil Days

Over the Edge Daffodils

For whatever the occasion, Spring Daffodils will make a special addition to your cutting file collection. The daffodil is one of the symbols for St David's day celebration, the Cancer society and the Great Daffodil Appeal to raise money for Marie Curie Nurses. It's not just a March experience for the UK but a world wide appeal.
Daffodil Frames - SVG

Monday, February 22, 2016

CYCI#108 A sketch challenge - The Challenge #61

A week ago my church group made Easter Cards to give to our home bound members when they are visited by our Deacons. We had lots of cutting files to choose from along with sentiments and paper scraps. This Sunday one of our church members was so delighted with what we were doing that she donated all her scrap booking papers. This card was made today using many of her bits and pieces. The lovely Easter Lilies are Suzanne Cannon's Easter Bookmark Tags. The card verse was one I found on the web.

Using up scraps makes wonderful cards that can be enjoyed by all. It takes so little time. I believe this is a great CAS design using the sketch from CYCI.

Monday, February 8, 2016

You make my Heart Flutter - FMS222 - CAS184

I love how this card worked out. I found the sentiment at the Silhouette Design store and printed it on white card stock. All the paper used except the pink card stock base were from my stash. The embossed floral background paper was a scrap piece from a wedding album 10 years ago. I like to add texture and variegated paper pieces and try to use up my stash so am afraid I cannot cite the companies.
The heart is from a collection of mine called Romantic Scroll Hearts & Embellishments. I pushed the limits on this collection with small curves, twists and turns. Don't be afraid to use it. I scaled the heart to 80% of the delivered size. It is the only one with a backing piece. I think it has an Art Nouveau feel to it especially with the matching embellishment.

This may look difficult because the embossed paper is fussy but the sketch design is simple and elements are limited.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Projects

Today I started to think about St. Patrick's day. All the frames, Toppers and elements made for a cup full of confetti. Just might have to make a Chicago road trip to the parade to throw some of it. I try my designs out before posting them. Even at different sizes. And then they become part of my collection for future cards and scrapbook pages. This year I've created several different frame sets at the lowest price I can post them on My CraftsUPrint page.

Then I made some of them on sale for 30% off. You will get them for less then a dollar!

Here they are. If you make something with them take a picture and post them here. I love seeing how creative everyone is. I'll post more on this page as I make new St Patrick's day projects.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Monkey Slider Card Challenge Entry

In honor of Chinese New Years, the year of the Monkey, the challenge involved zoo animals.  As another part of this challenge, I chose to do a double slider card. 

What makes this card so sweet is the coordinated paper I chose. It is from the Paper Studio Little Safari card stock pack with glitter. I wish you could see the glittering leaves better.The sentiment was printed on card stock and bordered with two silhouette cut tags. The monkey is one out of three I designed. The card is 4.25 x 5.5 inches or A2 size envelope.

Monkey Elements - cup666030_2228
I watched several videos on YouTube to make the double slider card before creating a template to cut the pieces with my silhouette. You pull the string on one side and the other side slides out with it. 

Made for Friday Mashup - FM241, I have also entered this into another challenge CASology - CASWEEK#183.

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What's with the name?

In 2012 I became a grandma. My daughter asked me what I wanted my granddaughter to call me. I never thought about this. I guess to keep things straight she could call me Grandma Henry. This might confuse her since she has a great grandma. I told my daughter that Gwen would name me. She did, I'm sure with the help of her mommy. I became Gammy and as she got older the "R" was added. Grammy, Grammy, Grammy.

When I retired I began making more cards. Many of them were with her in mind. My specialty is the popup form of cards. That has led me into a lot of research with the hopes of creating a popup book for my grand "children". This includes my nieces children.