Friday, August 12, 2011


I was inspired to make my first tent card by Carrie at A Busy Bee, then watched a video on how to from Cricutologist.  Thanks to both of them!  This was really a lot of fun!  In the video she used a circle cutter, which I don't have, so I used kitchen things, an old biscuit cutter and a container that was just a little larger with an X-acto knife to make the opening and the frame.  It worked, but it wasn't easy to do, but the results were worth it.  I'll probably do it again.  Hope you like it also! 

I have 9 more days of my summer, minus 5 days for doctors and school related meetings.  I hope to make several more cards, and I'm toying with the idea of using my cutters to make a variety of things so that I can put cards together again when I need them in a hurry.  That always sounds good!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Those of you who know me well probably think I've got heat stroke or something because you see that title.  This is a birthday card for a sports lover (i.e. nut??).  I am actually not into sports much, almost not at all!  The cut out is clipart, isn't he cute?  I just couldn't resist using him.  The cloud paper is from TLC I think, hope so anyway.  I love it.

  The baseball on the inside is on a homemade action wobble.  That was fun to make!  I am hand writing in this card since it is for a brother-in-law's 60th birfthday...  Don't know what yet.  (lol)  I do have to be a bit careful here, since he's actually only a little older than I am.  Which is my tactful way to say that I'll be 60 soon also.  Wow!

Hope you like this card for a man, always an interesting thing to make.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Wedding
I believe this will be our final wedding this summer, and I'm surprised to admit that I have enjoyed making this card more than any of the others!  I thought I would be tired of wedding cards, but this was a nice excuse to play around with Make the Cut and my new Silhouette, since I've used my Cricut Expression and all the cartridges I own already.  I imagine that I will reuse some next summer, but not this soon.

 I'm a little frustrated with the pictures.  The paper is actually ivory and the top layer is pearlized.  Oh, well, you can get the idea.