Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Finally- new cards

Hello my bloggie friends! I have been busy busy busy lately and although there is an end in site, I still haven't had a whole lot of extra time to create items I can share with you. 
Between my assignment creating I've made a few cars, just to use up some pretty scraps I have. Most of these cards are made with a mix of Pebbles two lines- Happy Go Lucky and Ever After. I have to say, Happy Go Lucky is one of my absolute favorite lines that has come out recently. The colors in it are just perfect to me!!

This birthday card is made by adding a strip across the card base, then I crumpled a scrap piece of the green, I adhered that with my Glue Arts Hight Tac adhesive, and added another strip of plain blue Amer. Crafts cardstock across. I punched the scallop circle, and used UCutIt to adhere it over the twine I double looped and tied around the card. I added more UCutIt to the bird sticker and added that on. I put in two of these cute little flags and added a button as well. I added a couple Candy dots in pearl blue and stamped my greeting using a TCP Studios stamp and Martha Stewart ink. I also stapled the twine on both sides.

 This pretty card uses more scraps, I punched and layered them across the card. then I added some of my Pink ( strawberry) seam binding. I tied it in a double bow and layered a white button on the knot. I have preglittered some of my raw chipboard shapes. I am not sure who makes the star, but you could cut out your own with a Cricut.  I added the bracket shape by trimming the corners with my cloud scissors and popped it up with UCutIt foam. I then used Extreme Adhesive Squares ( Glue Arts) to add the star to the card, I also pushed in a couple star pins ( maya road) and then topped the middle of the star with a reflections flower and twine bow. I added my computer printed greeting in gray with a bit of a wave to the banner.

This card uses Pink Paislee Soiree papers, I added another bracket shape by cutting the corners with my cloud scissors on both the card and the white block. I used the NEW Cricut Essentials to cut out my flowers, which I crumpled. I then added an Amer. Crafts metal ringed tag and three pearls to the center.  I added some of my LIME crinkled ribbon and a pearl on a button to the center. Then I computer printed the greeting and added a second button.

Lastly today I have a more simple card ( for me) . Back to the Pebbles lines, I used the flowered blue in a block, cut some of the orange with my mini scallop scissors then topped that with a blue strip of cs.  I made another bracket shape and popped it up with my UCutIt foam. I added this pretty SKY blue crinkled ribbon and topped the bow with an orange button. I then printed out my greeting in gray and added it over top the thin green strip that acts as my flower stem. I hand cut the leaf, and added the chipboard Pebbles flower. I finished with a couple of those sweet pearl blue Candy dots. 

thanks for looking today!!


kim c said...

kristen, these cards are great, especially since you used all your pretty "scraps". i love making cards with leftovers. have you ever checked out Operation Write Home? I've been sending them my cards.

thanks for the inspo.

Donna said...

These cards are so sweet! I love the layered look on all of them.

Michelle said...

I love them all. You always make such pretty cards. I too love all of the layers and goodies on them!! :)

Nati Tristan said...

These cards are gorgeous! I love the bright colors and how fun they are as well as chic! Wonderful cards!

Kristie Maynard said...

Just got home from a little vacation yesterday and finally have a chance to check out what I missed here. Some great posts!
I love these cards, especially the ways you have used scraps. I have so many scraps I can't seem to find uses for all of them. Your cards are beautiful. Great job!

Scrap-diva said...

Hi Kristen, I really love the colours. Lovely cards.