Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birthdays and Boss' Day

I've been working on a few things these last couple weeks. First of all, it is birthday month at our house, so we've had a couple of invitations to make.

V is first in the month and here is what we were able to come up with for him.

We used Wild Card and Everyday Paper Dolls, as well as the musical notes to emboss. I also versa marked and glittered the front of the card. Our little guy was pretty tickled with how these turned out... and they turned out a darn site better than the nasty cake!

Do NOT try to ice a warm cake with icing that is too thick! Nuff' said...

Get the .cut file for this one here.

Our next birthday is coming up next week, but the party is this weekend. Here is what we came up with for birthday party number 2.

This one we made using the Everyday Paperdolls alien and spaceship. I simply welded two spaceships together to make the card. I found a spare sheet of acetate to use as the bubble cover. I also made a little slit to put the alien's head through. If I had remembered to take a picture of the inside of this card, you'd see the little backside of the alien opposite the invitation details. T was thrilled to hand these out to his friends - mostly because it was his idea.

Get the .cut file for this one here.

Lastly, tomorrow is "Boss' Day". I offered to make a card for my mother to take to her boss. I was lucky enough to find this little gem on Denise's Scrapbooking page - and here's my take on her card.

This one proved to be a little bit more difficult than I had thought it would be! Some of the lettering in the file was just too delicate for me to get off the mat in one piece. So I reworked a couple of things, lost one of the phrases totally (hey - it was that or my mind!) and added some serious embellishing.

I embossed the front with the Cuttlebug pattern, Victoria. Then I brushed it with some real rust, and old olive inks from SU. I used the heat and bond to attach the glitter at the bottom. On the inside I distressed the one side with some ranger ink and pearlessence by spraying and wiping. Then I matted the back with the same paper as the words cut and added a little flower I found in my stash. Lots of room for mom to write her message and sign her name.

You can see this file on Denise's blog here.


Karen's Fun Blog said...

Love all your things! This card is really beautiful!! I'm a SAHM mom too.

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