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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Almost Friday!

Or in our case it is Friday.... Hubby's off work tomorrow. Actually the plant is scheduling a shutdown for tomorrow thru the first week in April. When he's off I have no idea what day it is. Isn't that weird. When I worked full time I knew the days and dates, now I've got a calendar everyplace to tell me what day is what. Isn't that awful. My minds turned to mush....

I'm sorry for the lack of posting the past couple of days. But I promise to show you something today. Here goes....

I needed to make a birthday card the other day and this is what popped into my mind. Not the most elaborate, but I love that cupcake!!

I used my TAC set Little Cupcake. Isn't it adorable?? I stamped it and colored it in with pencils and gamsol. I paper pieced the "paper" part of the cupcake with some DP from TAC's Catelynne collection and colored the dots with my marker. I sponged some Cameo Coral ink around the image panel and layered that on to Pixie Pink and Groovy Guava cs that I cut with my nesties. The Cameo Coral paper was run thru my CB with the Friskars Texture plates. I've had these for a LONG time and I just could not get that little thing-a-ma-jig that they come with to work. So when I got the CB I though "Hmmmm." and tried it. I know that I added a lot of different paper shims and chipboard to get it to work, but it finally did.

I used my 1/4" circle punch to create the ticket corners and layered that on to a piece of Pixie Pink cs and attached the flower eyelets. Those layers are all on a Blush Blossom base. The sentiment in the lower right corner is an American Crafts rub-on. I punched a circle with my 1" circle punch from Pixie Pink and added the rub on then I attached that to a 1 1/4" circle punch from Groovy Guava. They are layered on to a piece of Pixie Pink that I punched with my designer label punch and used the slot punch to make the holes to run the ribbon thru.

The inside is a piece of Groovy Guava that I punched with one of Betty's border punches. I believe it was a Martha Stewart punch.

Sounds more complicated than it was because of all the punches. I just love using punches and my nesties to create items. It just adds something than this square layer and that square layer.

Now I want to show you something different that I made. A while back a friend, Keersten had sent me a card with an order I placed. It was so cool! She's always sending cute little things when I order from her. Anyway, I have this little basket next to my desk that all my favorite cards that have been sent to me go in. Then I was on Paper Wings the other day and there was one of the ladies, Vicki who had that tutorial for this particular card so I had to make it!! And it really is easy and quick ~ not to mention it makes the most adorable card!!

The base of this card is Pink Passion. I layered it with Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana and DP from TAC's Brighten my Day collection. I stamped the bunny from TAC's I Love Easter set and colored it with my pencils and gamsol. I added a little fun flock to the tail. I punched that out with my small marvy oval punch, sponged some Pink Passion ink around it and layered it on to a piece of Pink Pirouette that I cut out with my classic small scallop oval nestie. I added some fibers to the back side of the image panel before adhering the top of it to the yellow panel.

I punched out an small oval in Pink Pirouette and a word window in Barely Banana. I stamped the words "I Love Easter" in Pink Passion ink and cut a length of pink ribbon. I added the ribbon under the word window above the oval and added two eyelets to it. I attached it to the card with pop dots.

When you swing the top part away you see the sentiment inside. When you attach the bottom part of the card you leave about an inch of the top part not adhered so the top part can rest when the card is not swung away.

I hope that you like it!

Tomorrow I will be going with Betty to the CK convention in Louisville. You do not know how jazzed I am!! I've not been to a show of any kind in the past almost 4 years. Oh boy, I MUST leave the credit cards at home!!

I hope that you all have a super great day!



Vicki said...

That is really cute Joani! I like what you did with the fiber too - cool! Thanks for the "shout out". :D

marsha said...

So cute Joani, my fave is the bunny! Have a really great time - you deserve it!


Bridgett said...

Love, love, love it all!!!

LuLu said...

Love your cards Joani. Will have to check out that tutorial as it looks like a good project to share with the kids at school.

valken said...

I love your cards and wanted to thank you for the step by step intro. Really like your Blog.

Nicola said...

What lovely cards. I just love the image of the bunny with it's back to you, co cute.