Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi, I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day with your it was with your spouse, or just you and your kids or even just friends.  No matter who you chose to be your Valentine, I hope it was special and fun!  My family chose to stay home and just have a nice evening home.  And for us that seems to be something rare.  LOL  So as tradition, that has been passed down from my parents, my kids woke up and came down to a heart shaped box of yummy chocolates, and it did not end there. My wonderful hubby surprised me with a box of yummy chocolates and a card, and then later he had a bouquet of flowers sent to me too.  Talk about feeling special and very spoiled.  At lunch then, I made grilled cheese sandwiches, with a heart cut out of the center of the bread and replaced with another kind of bread.  Mmmm, yummy and fun!   Then at dinner time, I made a very special meal, with heart shaped homemade pizzas and dessert was Black Forrest Cakes in individual servings all served with candle light and dinner music!  LOL  They had fun and really enjoyed it all!  Wow, everyone was stuffed too!   But is in the mix of it all, I made my hubby a quick Valentine card to go with the box of chocolates I gave him.  I think we have enough chocolates to last us quite a while!  LOL  Anyways, I wanted to share the card I made for my hubby!  I think he liked it!

I Used:
Cricut Craft Room Basics Cartridge for the Heart cuts, circle cut and the scalloped circle cut
Gypsy Font Cricut Cartridge for the Letters
DCWV Glittered Stack for the large center Heart
Authentique Paper, LLC Authentique Genuine Collection
DCWV The Shimmer Stack for the smaller hearts
Love's In the Air Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Rhinestones from Michael's
The Sentiment was computer Generated

Thanks stopping by!  I hope you have a fantastic day!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Purple Butterfly Pop Up Box Card

Hello Blog friends!  It seems that many of the birthdays in my family happen to run in bunches.  Where I will have 3 or 4 of them all at once and then nothing...then again 3 or 4.  I wish they were more spread out so that my "creative juices" would be able to continue to flow.  LOL  Well, I had no problems with  this card for my sister.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make for her.  She loves the color purple and nature.  And because she lives so far away from me, I knew I wanted to make her a pop up box card.  Since she is so far, and sending her a "exploding box", or another handmade dimensional gift is not all that practical without paying extra shipping, this was the perfect solution.  I love how it lays flat to put into the envelope and yet when you open it, it is full of "WOW"!  Such an unexpected surprise!  I hope she will enjoy it!  Plus, I received a wonderful gift/toy for my birthday a while back, that helps in aiding with sending such great types of cards...the Envelope Punch Board!  Oh my, this thing is great!  I can make my own envelopes that fit my cards perfectly.  I love that thing!  It sure came in handy for this type of card.  So now I can use up a lot of my thinner scrapbook papers for custom envelopes!  Oh how perfect!  Anyways, this card style is very easy to make, it is up to you on how complicated or detailed you want to make it.  This was a little more embellished than the last one but it still did not take very long to do. 

I used:
Me & My Big Ideas Specialty Cardstock
DCWV The Shimmer Stack
Dark Green and purple Cardstock
Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge for the "Ivy leaves" cut
EK Success Butterfly Punch
Celebrate stamped Sentiment from Stampin' Up!
Happy Birthday Sentiment from my stash
Paper flowers from my stash
Glue Dots

Due to many requests of how to make this kind of card, I figured I would share the link to where I got a really great tutorial.  Very clear and simple!  Have fun! 
Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

Here is what it looks like closed!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to!
I hope you all stay warm!
May you have a wonderful day!