Saturday, June 18, 2011

Minnie Mouse Birthday Card

I wanted to make a birthday card for my friends little girl, but could not decide what to make.  I remembered some wrapping paper that I had that was red with white polka dots.  My daughters and I kept saying that it looked like Minnie Mouse paper.  That is how I got my idea.  It could be a card and a package decoration!

For Minnie Mouse, I used the Cricut Mickey Font cartridge.  I used my Gypsy (Design Studio also works for this).  To create the base for the card I used the shadow feature for Minnie on page 127.  The image was 5.3" and I copied it and flipped it horizontally, then I welded it on the left corner at the ear.  For the front of the card, I cut Minnie Mouse and her various layers at 5.3" using black for the base, flesh color for the face, white for the eyes, pink for the tongue and red for the bow.  I then embossed the bow with Swiss dots to give it some dimension.  

For the inside of the card, on the left side, I stamped "Happy Birthday" in red (My Pink Stamper Cupcake Puns).  On the right side, I used the phrase "Oh My!" from page 127.  I cut all of the letters and phrases at .75".  I used blue (to match the ribbon on the package) for the shadow on all of the letters and phrase.  I cut the phrase and #3 (with no creative feature) from a red and white polka dot paper.  I cut the name in green (to match the other ribbon on the package).  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fun Cupcake Card

I was just playing around with my new Sizzix Movers and Shapers and decided to make a card.  I used the Movers and Shapers Big Die #2 card, with the large scallop magnetic die for the card base, which I cut out of green.  I cut another large scallop in white to put behind the opening.  On the white scallop, I stamped the cupcake and colored it in with stamp ink markers.  I added a 1 1/4" x 4" strip of yellow paper with a colorful pattern across the top.  I added the ribbon.  On the front I used a My Pink Stamper stamp from Cupcake Puns.

Monday, May 23, 2011

1st Birthday Party

The following are the invitations, treat bag toppers and thank you notes I (Monica) made for my son's First Birthday party!  I also included the Birthday card that my Sister (Nancy) made for him  (since it was so darn cute!).  I do have some videos for the invites and treat bag toppers.  I hope to get them on the blog soon.




(It has "Thank You" stamped inside)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Teacher Gift Tags

These are gift tags that I made for the gifts my daughter is bringing into her teachers for the last day of school.  Both tags are from Doodlecharms.  For each one I cut each item twice.  For the second cut, I flipped the design (on the Gypsy) so that I could glue them together to make a heavier tag that looked nice on both sides. There is also a second tag behind each one that is a scalloped circle (I keep these on hand, so I am not sure the size or cart for these) that is stamped "Best Teacher" (an Imaginisce stamp) on the front and the To:/From: is on the back.

The apple is cut at 3".  I cut the tag in green and then tag/shift cut in red and then again in brown (for the stem). I inked the edges in red and then brown.  The caterpillar is an Imaginisce stamp.   

The bus is cut at 2.5".   I cut the tag in black and then tag/shift cut in yellow. I am not sure what brand the "I love School" stamp is (I cut it apart so that it would fit in the windows).  I drew the child in the third window.