Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day to all the papas out there!

Hope all of you are having a wonderful Father's Day! I have a freebie to share with you today...it's the first Digi Stamp I've actually gone and "put out there", so PLEASE leave me comments and let me know what you think. The pic you see above is how I chose to embellish my card, but the packaged file contains the vintage PA-PA BINGO card (see the black and white digi stamp below).

The zip file contains the PNG and JPG images, but as an added bonus for those of you with electronic cutters, it contains a cut line as well. Now in this particular case...I just put the image 4 times on one sheet of cardstock (it's a 4 1/4 " by 5 1/2 " digi, or a quarter fold) and then ran through my DreamKutz to separate the images. So easy!

So, if you'd like to download and try the PA-PA BINGO Digi, please be my guest! And if you like it, please let your friends know that they can come here and download it themselves too. Terms of use are included with the zip When you click on the download link below it will ask you for a password to complete the download, simply use:

Friday, June 4, 2010

School is almost over...

My son had his end of the school year ice cream party today. He has 2 more days of Kindergarten left! Oh my, where did the time go?

Just wanted to share some pics of the card I made for his teacher. She's been such a blessing to us this year. Here's the front of the card. The image is a combination of elements from CC Designs. It's actually the Autumn Trevor with the apple and basket from Apple Emma. I just wanted an apple for the teacher and this little guy has his hair sticking up, just like my son's double cowlicks! I just stamped the images, scanned them, then used photoshop to combine the parts I needed.

Now, of course, there has to be a cutter element, LOL! I took the scans, and created the cut lines for the pieces of clothing (sweater and jeans) as well as the apple he's holding. It's actually my first "paper piecing", I think. Printed out the outline (scanned) on the patterned paper, then cut on my KNK. I just love the K&CO denim paper, it looks so real! I popped the apple out in his hand with some small pop-dots. The rest of the image is colored with my Copics...I know, I can't remember the colors right now...I was coloring in the middle of the night, bear with me...I'll try to update later (they're all in the mug in my room, somewhere, LOL!)

Now for the inside; I made a pop-up card. It folds completely flat for shipping, but pops up to show 2 different layers. It was perfect for holding a gift card to the bookstore. I had room on the bottom for my son to write a short note to his teacher, and made my first "kinetic tag" to hide a note from me to her as well.

I put up a side view too, so you can see the layering and the tag pulled out at the right.

Since it was a little thicker (because of the pop-dots), I made a kind-of box-like envelope. Basically I used the Martha Stewart scoring board, and formed two creases (1/8 inch apart) along each side to act as "sides" to the box.

Sealed with a printed apple (from Microsoft clipart, I believe) punched with a scallop punch, signed, and delivered! Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Completed pirate invitations are in the mail!

Whew! Finally got the invites completed over the holiday weekend and off in the mail today!. I though I'd just share a couple of snapshots of how they turned out...

Here's the front. I made a faux layered circle from the background and made a "mat" with some shadow to help save on materials, time, and most of all...postage! I broke out the distress inks and the MM edge distressing tool...such fun!

Here's the straight ahead view of the inside. It was a bit of a challenge to fit all the info in the small strips to the side...but it worked!

An angled view so you can see the pop-up mechanism...

And of course...the back...where I could add the info I forgot, er, couldn't fit, in the inside!

I even added a pirate/crossed swords as a "seal" to the back of the envelopes when I printed the addresses. Thanks for looking!