Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunshine and Smiles Blog Hop

Welcome, you should have come from   Amanda's Blog.   If you didn't you will want to to go to the start so you don't miss any of the cool cards.  My Cricut Craftroom

When Erica first told us of her challenge to make 5000 cards for St Jude's, I didn't think I could make cards for this project.  Cards need sentiments and all I could think of was how horrible I would feel if I was a kid stuck in a hospital.   So, I started trying new things, things I have seen before, things I have unsuccessfully tried before and I ended up making a bunch of cards and will work on a few more before July1st to send to Erica.   You can help too.  All cards are appreciated and will help Erica reach her goal of 5000 cards.

My Rocking Horse card and It's a Girl Thing card are different folds that allow for more dimension and more fun.

It's a Girl Thing!
For this card I first cut out a 5.5 x 11 inch rectangle from a pastel green card stock.   I then scored it at 1.25, 2.5, 4.25, 6 and 8.25.   Fold and then you are ready to decorate.   All of my paper is Colorbok and The Paper Company value pack.
I added polka dot paper strips to the card base and then added a pink strip on the front of the card.   The larger stars are cut from George and Basic Shape.   The wand is an L from George and one of the stars welded together. The cut size is 1.69 x 3.41  I cut 2 to make it a bit sturdier then added a star in polka dot and another using the silhouette feature to frame the star.   The crown is from Gypsy Wanderings and cut at 3.69 x 2.38.
I wanted this card to be full of glitter or princess dust so I added a lot of shimmer.   I made some homemade glimmer mist the other night and was playing with a purple color.  It just happened to work with my papers so I used it for the top layer of the crown and a couple of the stars.   I added stickles and also used a dot embossing folder to add some shimmer and dimension.   Finally I wanted more shimmer so I added some butterflies, tiny stars and the "It's a Girl Thing, stickers and die cuts from a Kurio Embellishment Book.  This is probably the most glitter I have used on one card!.

My Rocking Horse Card.

I used a pastel blue card stock for the card base and covered it with the polka dot paper.   I cut the card at 4.25 x 11 and then scored at 5.5 and 2.75.

The Rocking horse is cut from the Christmas cart at 4.18 x 2.84.  I used the same blue card stock layered with craft paper.  The blocks are cut from Printing Press.  I created a shadow by first copying the 3 blocks, hiding the letters then re-sizing, so it is just a bit larger then welded it together. The welded blocks are cut at 3.53 x 2.18   I adhered all the pieces together and then placed on the card using pop dots for dimension and to hold up the easel.   I decided to add a couple of buttons and used blue embroidery thread.

So those are two of the cards I made for Sunshine and Smiles.   I love comments and followers.    Have fun hopping and have a crafty card making day.

Laurie

 Next on the hop is  Suzy's Crafts

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 http://craftingwithcourtney.blogspot.com    
  http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com
http://lauriecandoit.blogspot.com 
http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com 
http://mississippihippycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://charlottes-creations.blogspot.com 

12 comments:

gshrader said...

Great cards! Love the Girls Thing!!!
Thanks for sharing

Connie Layman said...

The colors for It's a Girl Thing are great and I love the fold!

Connie Gail said...

I really like your first card alot until I saw the Rocking Horse Card - I fell in love with that one! Hope you submit that to Paper Craft magazine. So cute!

crazy about cards said...

great cards! They are both so cute someone is going to be very lucky to receive them!
Hugs, Lisa

Alishia said...

Oh I lOVE these!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the colors and papers you used.

joydee1963 said...

Great rocking horse card! love it,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

WAAYYYY CUTE! You are definately crafty!! Great job.

Suzys Crafts said...

Wow Great job. These are so pretty!

CrazyCardCreator said...

Great cards!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Great cards!

Anita Braddock said...

Love your cards love the butterfly and stars. color is great. thanks for sharing your work