Sunday, June 29, 2008

Been Gone Too Long!

Lots to post since last time! I'm still busy receiving cards from members of the Cricut message board for the St. Jude Cards for Kids project. Several ladies and I will be delivering nearly 7,000 (as of right now...I'm still getting cards in the mail!) to the hospital. Some for the families of children being treated there....and some that will be sold in the gift shop---the money made from these will go toward research at St. Jude. I am so excited to be a part of this! The day we deliver the cards, we are going to discuss this being an ongoing project.

I've got a few more cards that I made for this project:

Here are some other cards I've done since my last post:

Mother's Day for my mom. For the main panel, I used a piece of printed paper from DCWV All Dressed Up Mat Stack. The scalloped and plain circles were cut using Mini Monograms and my Expression machine. The "D" and "Donna" was cut from Jasmine. Flowers are Prima...the black one started out white! I needed a black one but didn't have the correct size, so I used my BIC marker and colored it black! White dots on each scallop were done using a white Singo uniball pen.

Birthday card for my dad. Printed paper is Basic Gray Archaic, as well as the smaller green panel. Both of these are mounted on a deep brown Bazzil cardstock. The dinosaur was made by cutting a small dino out of another piece of the B.G. Archaic, enlarging it on the copier, and then tracing that onto the orange B.G. Archaic. I added rain dots to the lower left corner of the smaller panel, after coloring them with an orange BIC marker. I know that dinosaurs seem like a card for little boys, but as soon as I saw the paper, I immediately thought of a great sentiment for the inside.... "glad you're not extinct". :)

Father's Day card for my husband...I saw some cards like this on the gallery at Splitcoast Stampers that used stamps. I love the idea of a card like this for a Father's Day card, but I did not have any stamps like that. So, I took to the "drawing board"...or rather, my Design Studio. Using D.S. and the George cartridge, I created these ties. This paper from the Basic Gray Boxer 6x6 pad were PERFECT for ties! It's simple, but I love it. Here is the cut file: FATHER'S DAY TIES

Father's Day cards for my dad, my husband's dad, and my husbands step-father....all are the same. I figured I'd make it easy on myself since I had 3 to make. I also got this idea from Splitcoast Stampers. There, someone used a folding template. I used my Design Studio and George cartridge! Printed paper is from Basic Gray. Here is the cut file for the shirts: FATHER'S DAY SHIRTS

Here's a birthday card for one of my daughter's friends....

And a tag I made to add to the gift of my next-door neighbor's little boy....they were having a Happy Feet themed party, so I thought I'd carry the theme on with the tag. Printed paper is by Arctic Frog.
As soon as I figure out how to add cut file for Design Studio to my blog, I'll come back and add them. Thanks for looking!