Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Series of Christmas Cards- Reindeers!

I can't believe Christmas is around the corner. Time flies by so fast!
I've been reading forums and other blogs and it seems that many people have gotten started on their Christmas cards already...I feel so behind!
This is my first year making Christmas cards with the cricut... and my new cuttlebug!!! (yay!)

I don't have many supplies but bare with me! I try to make them look cool and cute. =)

These are 5 X 7 cards.

Materials used:
- Black cardstock 10 X 7
- Green cardstock 4.75 X 6.75
- The All Grown Up matstack
- Reindeers cut at 3 in.

Ribbon used- Celebrate it- Holiday

I gave the insides a 'snowy' feel.

I also made the same card but with smaller reindeers and different colors:

Reindeers cut at 2.5 in.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wedding party thanks- Card III

Here is the final Bridal party wedding card I made.
I remade this card because I realized how hard it was to see the bride... it looks okay up close but from far away, it just looked like a white blob. haha

So here is the new and improved one:

and of course, I will add the pretty white flower from the previous picture card.
I think this pink silhouette is a lot better, don't you think?

pretty inside

To my dear friend, I hope you enjoyed these! I can't wait for yall's wedding =D

p.s. do you like the cropping I've finally done to my pictures???

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wedding party thanks- Card II

Here is the second card design I made for my friend's bridal party.
I thought this design had a very sophisticated yet fun and upbeat feel to it. =]

Again, I don't have any measurements for these A2 size cards...

Look out for the last card!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Early Christmas for me!

My super awesome bf got me an equally awesome present =D
So what did I get???

After doing my research on the Cuttlebug (more like getting sucked into purchasing more crafty goodies =X...) I decided that I really wanted to invest in one. The only problem was, full price is $100... which is more than a poor graduate student like me could afford! Luckily, I also discovered that almost every craft goody you purchase should never be full priced. You will always find it on sale or discounted on eBay or Amazon, etc.!

I've read on various forums and websites that you can sometimes use your 50% coupon on Provocraft/Cricut supplies at Michaels but I've found that it's super random and they usually only have a few in stores...and someone always beats me to it!!!

Then on one fateful day, one of my bff's sent me an email telling me JoAnn's was having a huge sale online! I finally got my Cuttlebug for ~$54 and also purchased some embossing folders and Christmas stamps (my first set!). They offered free shipping after spending $50.

Here is a super quick and easy Christmas card I just made with my new Christmas stamps:

-5 X 7 card.
-Green cardstock 6.75 X 4.75 in.
-Squares cut at 1.5 X 1.5 in & 1.75 X 1.75 in.
-Celebrate it Joy ribbon
-Martha Stewart edge punch

Off topic...but... did anyone get any good Black Friday deals? lol

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Michaels Black Friday Weekend Deals

Extra 30% off on sale items and 50% off regular item on Thursday and Friday!!!
Extra 20% off sale items and 50% off regular item on Saturday!!!
Get your coupons here!

Other coupons like 50% off Martha Stewart Scoring board (which is super awesome, I love it) and 40% off ribbons here.


Look out for my other bridal party thank you cards!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wedding party thanks- Card I

So like I mentioned in my earlier posts, I have a dear friend of mine who is getting married in March, and she asked me to make her bridal party thank you cards. I was so thrilled and excited that I had to get started right away!

With so many ideas and me being color-matching challenged (haha), I told her that I would make three designs and she could chose which one she liked. To my surprise, she LOVED ALL THREE and wanted a couple of each <3

Here is the first card design I came up with.
The bride to be decided to ditch the customary wedding traditions and made her childhood male friend her "man of honor" haha, and this was the ''manliest'' card I could make =P

*Edited 11/26/11- sooo...I noticed that I actually put the wrong picture here...hahaa.. it is now correct*

So I know normally I usually have the sizings and details next to the pictures but this time my mind was so crazy with different ideas that I kept changing colors, sizes and even shapes. haha.

BUT PLEASE feel free to ask me anything..... just leave a comment below =)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Pumpkins

My last Thanksgiving card of the year.
Haha, I know, I didn't make many. =P

This is also a 7X5 Card.

Materials used:
- Brown cardstock- 10 X 7, folded at 5 in
- Orange cardstock- 6.75 X 4.75
- The Green Matstack
- Pumpkins cut at 2 in & 1.5 in
- Hello sign cut at 1.5 in.

I was super disappointed that the beige on white didn't really come out that well =(

Gobble Gobble. hehe. Cut at 1 in.

< so sad you can't really see the 'hello'!!!

Christmas cards coming soon!!! so excited =)
I am also ordering more supplies from Joann...... woohoo!

Monday, November 14, 2011

My First Thanksgiving Card

My exciting news for the day:
A dear friend of mine asked me to make some bridal party thank you cards for her! I have so many ideas and am SO excited to get started!!!

Onto more...
This is my first Thanksgiving Card....Hope you guys like it; it is simple and cute =D

7X5 Card:

Materials used:
- Golden Yellow Cardstock: 10 X 7, folded and scored at 5
- Brown Cardstock: 6.75 X 4.75
- The Green Matstack Patterned paper
- Turkey Critter w/ hat cut at 4 in.
- Gobble Phrase cut at 1 in.

Gobble Gobble

Other Materials used:
- Celebrate it Ribbon: Valentine

Look out for my other Thanksgiving card!

I am also in the process of making Christmas Cards...I will probably create a Christmas Card Series in a week or so.... are you excited???

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Hint of Red for Romance


Not only is this date cool, it also marks me and my sweetz (yes, I call him that. haha) anniversary!

I thought the theme this year should be black and white with a hint of red for romance =)
This 7 X 5 card was made using the Sweethearts cartridge.

  • All Dolled Up Matstack- 6.25 X 4.25
  • Black Cardstock- 10 X 7, scored and folded down middle
  • Red Cardstock- 6.75 X 4.75
  • Champagne Glasses- Cut at 3 in
  • Square backgrounds- black @ 3 X 3.5 & white @ 2.75 X 3.25
  • Happy Anniversary- Cut at1.5 in w/ shadow

A simple "Love You" will always do.

<-- dont you just love the glitter in the champagne??

Other materials used:
- Black satin ribbon
- TPC Studio stamps: Greetings

While I was pretty happy with the final results, I was also a little disappointed that the red "Happy Anniversary" was a little hard to read. What colors would you suggest instead for the text, or do you think the red is actually a good choice?

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment! =)


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Series of Birthday Cards Part III

Sorry for the long delay~ I haven't been feeling that well the past few days......but....

Finally! Here is the last part to my series of birthday cards of the week:

- Recollections cardstock:
tan @ 8.5in X 5.5 in (folded down the middle)
hot pink @ 1.5 in X 5.25in
- Nana's Kids Matstack: 3 in X 5.25 in
- Bear critter: cut at 3.75 in.

In the end, I decided the card would look a lot cuter with a bear balloon (cut at 3 in.)

Other Materials used:
- Essentials ribbon
- Studio g stamps

Thanks for visiting!

Anyone skipping the Thanksgiving cards and moving straight to the Christmas cards?
I made a list today of how many Christmas cards I would need to make this year... so excited to get started =D

Friday, November 4, 2011

Series of Birthday Cards Part II

Here is the second birthday card~

 A Cute Lady Bug:

- Recollections cardstock:
hot pink @ 8.5in X 5.5 in (folded down the middle)
light pink @ 1.5 in X 5.25in
- Nana's Kids Matstack: 3 in X 5.25 in
- Lady Bug critter: cut at 3.75 in.

< ignore my finger, haha.

Other materials used:
- Recollection edge punch
- Celebrate it Ribbon: Fit to be tied
- TPC Studio stamps: Greetings
- Studio g stamp (bday cake w/ candles) 

Hope you all have a great day =)

Look out for part III! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Series of Birthday Cards Part 1

I haven't made any birthday cards recently and now I've made 3. haha

These are all from the Create a Critter Cartridge, which is the cutest cartridge I own so far.
They have so many different critters and accessories to chose from!

I am trying to post better details on how I make my cards... this post will include measurements.

Here is the first one:

 A 'wintery' birthday card:

- Recollections cardstock:
light blue @ 8.5in X 5.5 in (folded down the middle) White  @ 2in X 5.25in
- Citris Matstack: 3.75in X 5.25 in
- Penguin critter: cut at 3.75 in.

I love the color snow flake ribbon!
It is getting colder and colder where I'm at and I am falling in love with the winter spirit (even though I hate the cold, haha)

Other materials used:
- American Crafts Ribbon: Snow Flakes Satin
- TPC Studio: Greetings stamp

Stay tuned for the next few cards!