Friday, February 11, 2011

Sophisticated Birthday Card

Hi again! I just finished making this birthday card for my older sister who just turned 26! I used Colorbok's scrapbook page kit called "Inspirations" for all of the paper and the sentiments. (Thanks Heather!) I used a couple butterfly stamps with clear ink and clear embossing powder which I cut out and used as embellishments as well. I added Prima say it in Pearls and Crystals and some purple bling to jazz it up a bit and then finished it off with some white stitching!
<3 sara

Valentines Day Card!

Hi everyone! This is a card that I made for a customer to give to her boyfriend on Valentine's Day, so I didn't want to make it too frilly or overdone. I went with a simple pink, white and kraft color scheme and here is what I came up with:I used an A2 sized card base with Kraft cardstock which I stamped a background of hearts on with brown A La Mode ink using one of the hearts from the Martha Stewarts clear stamp set called "hearts and flowers". Then I made a 3" square with white cardstock, 2.75" in the pink patterned paper from DCWV and layered them. The sentiment is a dollar stamp from Micheals that says "Love You", I stamped it and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I stamped it in black ink onto some other pink patterned paper also from DCWV and cut it out to add it to the stamped image. I popped the heart up on dimensionals, and also popped the entire sentiment up on dimensionals as well. I added it to the front of the card and then added white stitching around the edges with gel pen.

<3 sara

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Magnetic Valentine Card Picture Tutorial :)

Hey guys! So my last video for the 31 day challenge was for the "I Heart You" Valentine card with a removable magnetic heart! (Here's the video if you haven't seen it:

I'll take you step by step how I made this card starting with a base of kraft cardstock:

Next I used pieces of patterned paper from Crate Paper's "Restoration" Collection.

I cut strips of the papers with varying widths. Also I cut a heart out from the "George and Basic Shapes" Cricut Cartridge out of Kraft cardstock at 2.5" and Cut around the negative leftover from the cut as well.

I also rounded the corners with a Fiskar's Corner Rounder Punch:

So I ended up with these pieces:I adhered the strips of patterned paper onto the heart shape. This will become the removable heart magnet.
I used two Basic Grey Magnets, one positive and one negative, in order to make the magnetic part of the card.

I attached one magnet to the back of the Heart shape which we adhered the papers to:
And I attached the other magnet (be sure to attach the opposite side so that the magnets attract each other) on the back of this pink piece of patterned paper. I used the negative of the cut to line up where the magnet should be placed so that the heart cut out will fit perfectly within the negative once the magnets are attached.

Then I adhered the paper to the front of the card base. So now the magnet is sandwiched between the patterned paper and the front of the card,

So now the heart magnet we made attaches to the card like so:
Then I attached the negative of the heart onto the card and added some patterned paper on top.

Then I added some white American Crafts Thickers to spell out the "I" and the "You". Hope you guys like it!
<3 sara