Saturday, September 15, 2007

Cards for Julies Cuttlebug card swap

Here are some cards that I made for Julie's Cuttlebug card swap, so if you were part of this card swap and you don't want to see what I created for the swap then I suggest you might want to cover your eyes. I must say that at first I was having diffculties trying to figure out what I could do for the cards, I was thinking one can only do so much with these folders that would look great or okay. I went over to splitcoast stampers and did some research, lol, I checked out what others had done over there using their Cuttlebug folders...that's when I saw the possibilities were endless. So that is when I became excited about this card swap, and here is what I came up with...I hope you enjoy :D! Oh yeah, for all my cards I used white cardstock as my base and added things on from there...I got that white cardstock from "Carousel Rubberstamp" store.

For my first card, I used dark green cardstock that I got from "Carousel Rubberstamp" store and I used the "Script" cuttlebug folder on it. I then used a stamped image "treat for two" (I believe it was called), I watercolored in the image and I let it dry before I mounted it onto a piece of chocolate chip cardstock. I then thought my image was still lacking something, and so I created those corner pieces using some scraps of paper I had from my scrap paper folder I have. Yes, I measured and cut out those 4 corner edges myself and I didn't use the punch that you can get from SU...crazy stamper I know, lol, just following in Julies footsteps for cutting out her scalloped edges out by hand. I also added, some brads that I had purchased from Michael's several months ago...had to find the right brad that suited my project took a few tries before I got it just right. I must say that I am impressed by how this card turned out :D!

For my next card I used some blue patterned cardstock (it has little white circles all over the cardstock and some little blue dots I believe) that I had gotten from Michael's, it came out of their packages of mulitple patterned papers that were on sale a few months ago. I used the snowflake Cuttlebug folder on the paper, and then I was stumped as to where the path of this card was going. Then it came to me that I should use my circle punch in the front of the card, put a sentiment in the window of the card, add a ribbon (I got the ribbon from Michael's) and then add 2 "Swarovski" crystals where the stars were in the sentiment.

The next card that I made I used dark green cardstock, that I had gotten from "Carousel" and used some scraps of chocolate chip cardstock and the birthday Cuttlebug folder on the chocolate cardstock. I then cut the chocolate embossed cardstock lengthwise so that now I have 3 strips of the "Happy Birthday" paper, I attached them to my green cardstock and I used a small stamp from a stamp set that my sister got me for xmas from Michael's (if you want to know the name of that stamp set let me know). I used the versamark to mark the stamped images onto my green cardstock, and then I added 2 heart brads that I had also gotten from Michael's. Love how this card turned out too :), I think it was because of the layout I came up with for the card!

For the next card I made, I used some barely banana cardstock from SU and used the Daisy looking cuttle bug folder. I then attached the embossed cardstock to the white cardstock base that I had made. Next, I used my 2 SU tag punches and made a cute little tag, I attached the tag to the embossed cardstock using the glue dots. Then I added grosgrain ribbon, that I had gotten at Michael's when they ahd some ribbon on sale :)! I also added a sentiment on the tag, the sentiment is from one of the $1.5o stamp sets that I picked up from Michael's as well :)!

The next and final card that I made ,I used some dark green cardstock, that had gotten from "Carousel" and I stamped a swirl kind of image onto the cardstock using my Versamark ink pad. Next I used some left over piece of Barely Banana cardstock from SU to use the "Thank you" Cuttlebug folder on. I attached it using photo stickers, and then I added a metal flower clip to the cards left corner. I felt the card needed something in the corner but didn't want to use brads again.


Corie said...

All these cards are FANTASTIC -- love them all!

Tracy.H said...

These look great! :0)