Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Icy Rainy and maybe Snowy Tuesday

Good morning to you! well, today started out yucky and like the rest of the nation, we're supposed to get more weather. School canceled, so I am thinking about making some heart cutout sugar cookies with the girls for Valentine's.

To celebrate my birthday, I'm having a sale in my Etsy Shop - in less then two weeks I'll be turning 3#%#$. oh sorry, um typo- thirty-coughcough. something. soooooo ... I thought it would be great to pass on the celebration and lower my prices.   All ribbon is now just $3 for three beautiful yards of crinkled seam binding, in gorgeous colors. At that price, it's like buying 3 and getting your 4th ribbon for free (at regular pricing).

I wanted to share some fun Vinyl Cards I made for the Glue Arts blog last week. Have you ever thought of using Vinyl to create with, other then on windows or mirrors or walls? I used some acetate and created windows in my cards, then used the Accent It All to add these fun diecut images on it, it sticks right to the acetate and there are no ugly glue marks when you look at the back!

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Love You Cards
Designer: Kristen Swain


Glue Arts Accent it All- Tickle Me Pink, Wild Blue Yonder, and Razzle Dazzle Red
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro- Perma Tac adhesive, and Glue Arts Adhesive Squares, Ribbon Adhesive, Mini Adhesive Squares
red dot paper- The Girl's Paperie
Blue and Heart paper- Around the Block
seam binding- www.etsy.com/shop/scrapinkris
gem/buttons/twine/pins- craft supply
ribbon- May Arts
deco scissors- provo mini scallop, zig zag fiskars
Cricut expression and Gypsy- Martha Stewart All Occasion Cake Art, and 
Gypsy Wanderings
Acetate- Making Memories
photo corners
scallop punch- Martha Stewart

 I Love You Card

1. Cut card base into 5x5 square.
2. Trim patterned paper, and mount onto blue paper and trim with zigzag scissors, mount onto card using Perma tac adhesive.
3. Use Expression and Gypsy to create cut files for heart, cut out and adhere layers together.
4. Cut out window from card front, adhere acetate with Perma tac adhesive, and add to back of card. Turn card around and adhere Vinyl cutout to front of window. 
5. Finish card by adding ribbon, button and twine with Adhesive Squares , and glitter glue to vinyl. Add polka dot paper to inside of card, and adhere trimmed mini scallop pieces around window using Ribbon Adhesive.

 Love You Card

1. Cut card base to 5x7 inches.
2. Trim window from front of card, then adhere acetate to back of card front using Perma Tac adhesive. 
3. Cut out vinyl using Cricut Expression/Gypsy and Martha Stewart Cake art cartridge. Adhere layers together then adhere to acetate window.
4. Adhere patterned paper strip to top of card.
5. Punch scallop border with punch, adhere to top and bottom of acetate window using Perma tac adhesive. Pen detail stitching along top border.
6. Tie ribbon around bottom of card, then adhere gem to center of bow with mini adhesive square.
7. Tie twine onto buttons, adhere to card using Adhesive Squares, adding two pins before adhering.

Omgosh! I posted and totally forgot about my fun giveaway. Totally separate from my Christmas pack giveaway,  I am going to give a lucky winner a Pink Paislee Sweetness collection pack.

Wanna win? simply leave me a comment on this post, and become a follower of my blog. US/Canadian shipping only please. It's that easy. I'll chose a winner for this pack Monday Feb 7th. good luck!


Jocelyn said...

Such adorable cards!!! You did an awesome job on them!!! We too have the ice and snow...I think more Ice than snow!!! OK....ENOUGH of this stuff!!!

Wishing you a great day!!!

Summer Braxton said...

I like the "floating" look.... Fresh!

Jess said...

Love these window cards, a fresh way to use vinyl for sure! It seems like everyone is getting hit hard this winter, stay safe and warm in the ice and snow!

Jamie said...

Fabulous cards!! Enjoy your day with your kids!!

Kelly Massman said...

How cute! We are expecting around 18" to 20" of snow here! It's pretty, but so dangerous!

connie said...

Love the cards! No snow here but the rain and wind is on the way (probably lunch time or when everyone is getting off work!). high today is 70 .... tomorrow morning 25! Only in Louisiana! Enjoy making those cookies.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! These cards are AMAZING! I love that first one! We don't have snow or ice--it's actually 81* here right now. I have to admit that it has been in the 30s and 40s lately though:)

THANKS for always sharing your fab talent!

jramsdell said...

What a great idea, I never would have thought of vinyl. Great cards, oh 30 isn't sooooo bad, Happy Birthday!

MiliPea Designs said...

I have several rolls of vinyl I have yet to do anything with! It's time to break it out and try something new! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a great idea! I love these cards. Love the idea of the window and not worrying about the glue showing inside, wonderful idea. Great cards!
Oh and happy birthday too. Hey I have you beat by about 20 yrs!

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing your great idea.

Mel said...

Great cards, and I love the suspended sentiments. I'm already a follower, and I would love to win!

flowerdisco said...

happy birthday kristen--!!!

beautiful beautifuls work--as always.

JennyKozar said...

Great cards! TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! I love your bold colors! Also great idea on using vinyl!
Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

BethW said...

I'm a long time follower-your creations always inspire me!

Naomi said...

Love all your creations!

Lucy said...

Happy Birthday! Icy Rain here also :( Great looking cards - going to have to copy your designs! Thanks for sharing, Lucy iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

Such cute cards!! Love the window, and the Vinyl is such a great idea!!! What a fun way to use up scraps!
Happy Birthday!!
I am a long time follower. Off to check out the sale

Dalovely Damanda said...

Love your work! I'm following you now...thanks for the chance to win!

smahrty said...

Thanks for the fun vinyl card projects! We have tons of snow here and havent seen above freezing for months! The news just said maybe tomorrow it will be 32 degrees.