Sunday, February 26, 2012

Scrapbook Weekend Retreat

Last weekend my daughter, daughter-inlaw and I attended the Creative Memories Scrapbook Retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. hosted by six area  consultants and by noon Saturday, probably 50 ladies were in  attendance.  We saw some fantastic work being done.  One consultant challenged us to make a card for the  troops in Afghanistan. They have such a need for cards to send back to loved ones here in the states. Below is the card I fashioned using the following Creative Memories tools; Scalloop Stitch Border Maker, Reminise Paper Flowers and Divine Epoxy Sticker. Miss You lettering was cut with the Cricut Storybook Cartridge set on shadow at 1 inch.

 I started with white cardstock measuring  13" by 4 1/2", then  folded in half  to 6 1/2" x 4 1/2". The stripe paper from my scrap bin  measures 6 1/2" by 3 1/8" . I used the scalloped stitch border maker on the front bottom of the white and stripe paper. I cut a 1" x 6 1/2" gold strip which I  glued behind the white border edge then layered two  flowers, added an epoxy sticker in the center of the flower and glued on the Miss You  lettering.  To my disappointment we were never told how many cards for the troops were turned in.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine Treats

I made 30 of these Valentine Treat cards for my Granddaughter's 3rd grade class. I began with the red cardstock cut 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and  the patterned paper cut 3 3/8" x 3 3/8".

The red heart was cut out using the Recollections Scalloped Heart Punch then I punched out the center using the Heart Punch from Stampin Up which is the same size as the treat box.

These valentine treat boxes already have glue on the back so once filled with M&M's I just had to remove the protective strip, adhere to the center of the patterned paper, glued the red heart around the treat box and added a large bow to the top center of the card. I hope she and her class enjoy this little treat as much as I did making them.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Coaches Thank You Card

My Granddaughter's Cheer team banquet will be held this afternoon. I made two of the above cards for the team to sign and give to their coaches. I used the Cricut Twinkle Toes cartridge, cut the design first in navy then in gold using the 4" setting. UPWARD  was generated on my computer in gold ink and hand cut to fit the flag area. The sentiment is also computer generated on white paper then glued to gold paper in keeping with their team colors. The girls are 7 & 8 years of age and cheer for players of the same age on the basketball team. Both groups are such a joy to watch!