Graduation Card

Hello all here is some fun inspiration for the GRAD in your life. It is the season for Graduations and what better way to show someone you care then a card.

Graduation Card
Graduation Card

For this card I used a pr-made card base from Michael’s , it was the glitter set. The girl was cut from Paper Dolls Teen Scene it was one of our freebie cartridges last week. I used just your basic cardstock and embossed the back ground with D’vine swirls. I also add ribbon, embroidery floss and stickers.

Tassel Detail

The tassel I created using embroidery floss in the Graduates school colors. I folded it several times and then tied it in a knot and cut the loops to make tassel part. Then I trimmed the extra pieces that went to the hat so there were only two. I attached it with tape.

Ribbon Detail

And to add a  little extra detail I added a ribbon. On the inside it  says Congratulations. I also used foam squares to make the graduate pop off the card a little.

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: E2, Cricut Craft Room, and Cricut Tool Kit
Cricut Cartridges UsedPaper Dolls Teen Scene
Other Supplies UsedCuttlebug embossing folder “D’vine”, Recollections Papers, Foam squares, ribbon and stickers

I hope I inspired you and Happy Creating.

Sassy Card

I know Mother’s Day just passed, but I have a fun card I created for my mom that I want to share with you all.

Mother's Day Card
Mother’s Day Card

This is a super fun card, it would also work for a birthday card. I love how I feel like I could make this into a Barbie card. My mom is a fashionista and I wanted a card that reflected her personality. The card base was from the Mothers Day Silhouette freebie last week. This is tri-fold card, I love that it gave me plenty of room to write in. The woman is from Forever Young, I really like this cartridge it is so fun. The mom circles are from Lemonade by Sizzix it is a cut and embossing folder.

Detail 1
Detail 1

I embossed the card itself with D’Vine Swirl embossing cuttlebug folder and I used the Cheetah print embossing strip from Darice for the skirt. I embellished the dress with rhinestones.

Detail 2
Detail 2

Once I cut and embossed the word MOM I used the my gel pens to color over letters so they were more visible.

Envelope
Envelope

This is the envelope I created for the card, it also came from Mother’s Day Silhouette on CCR. I embossed the flap and added a zebra liner for pizzaz.

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Expression 2, Cricut Craft Room, Cricut Tool Kit, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folders
Cricut Cartridges UsedMother’s Day Silhouette Card, Forever Young
Other Supplies UsedZebra paper, Raspberry (Pink) and Cactus (Green), Aqua Bazzill, D’vine Swirl Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Cheetah Print embossing strip from Darice, and Sizzix Lemonade cut and embossing folder.

Have fun creating!

Note Card Set

Here is my first attempt at making a note card set. I made these as a gift to Mother In-Law. I took all the pictures myself and they are of actual flowers in her yard. She loves Iris’s so they were my focul point.

Note Card Set
Note Card Set

I made 2 of each card. I found the pre-made envelopes in my stash. I printed the images 2 on a 4×6 to make them small enough to fit the cards and it saved some money.

Iris 1
Iris 1
Iris 2
Iris 2

The first card I cut out lavender paper and embossed it with D’vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder and placed the pictures on the card.

Gerber Daisy
Gerber Daisy
Azalea and Butterfly
Azalea and Butterfly

These two I picked out a light pink so it would not compete with the images. I embossed this with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder, this is one of my favorite folders.

Envelopes
Envelopes

I also embossed the envelopes to match the cards and used the same paper I covered the box with to hold the envelopes together. I love added special details to my projects. Oh and my Mother-In-Law loved them.

Tip: Start simple you, can alway add detail.

Designed by: Sierra Heath

Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Expression 2, Cricut Craft Room, Cricut Tool Kit, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folders

Cricut Cartridges Used:  Just Because Cards

Other Supplies Used: Light Pink and Lavender paper buy recollections, D’vine Swirl Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing folder.

Have fun creating!

Simple Sympathy Cards

I don’t know about you, but I have a terrible time with sympathy cards. I find them very hard and a touchy subject. Unfortunately I had to make 2 cards. So I hope they help you if you need to create some and don’t know what to do.

Sympathy Card 1
Sympathy Card 1
Detail 1
Detail 1

Here is the first card I made. I sent it to male for the loss of his father. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folders Textile and Swiss Dot. Then I used glitter tape for the band.  The cat tails from Everyday Paper Dolls, With Sympathy (Wild Card), and the dragon fly is a CM hand punch.

Sympathy Card 1
Sympathy Card 2
Detail 1
Detail 2

This one was for the mother of the man I sent the other card to. I used the D’Vine Swirl and Swiss Dots Embossing folders. I used some left over ribbon, a paper flower, and a rhinestone. I cut the bird out of the Ultimate Creative Series Cartridge. These I had to do these quickly. I though they turned out very nice and simple.

Also I challenged myself to only use scraps since I created these on Earth Day.

Happy Creating Everyone.

A Night to Remember

So this past weekend I went to the most beautiful and moving wedding. So of course I had to make the special couple a card to fit the occasion.

Ganze Wedding Card
Ganze Wedding Card

Process: 

I searched for an image that was elegant. I created an SVG from the silhouette an image from Shutterstocks.com. I had to cut out 2 copies of the Bride and Groom, one in black and one in pearlescent white. I then embossed the black version with my  Swiss Dots embossing folder. I had to hand cut the dress into sections to show the grooms arm around the brides waist. The background was cut out of blue cardstock and embossed with Textile Textures. I chose the light grey wedding paper to fill the background.

Veil and Bouquet
Veil and Bouquet

I took a spool of ribbon and cut it a good length, to leave enough room to shorten if I chose too. I cut a slit in the head where I wanted the veil to be connect, then folded the end of the end of the ribbon and use tape to make a smooth edge to feed through the slit. Once I got it through I taped it to the back of her head. Then I picked out my rhinestones to add the finishing touches to headpiece. In the paper piecing she is carrying a bouquet of flowers that is behind the grooms head, so I added the beautiful fabric flower with pearl in the center.

Dress Detail
Dress Detail

Ok this is one of my favorite parts of the card. I took the same ribbon that was used for the veil and folded it to give this gathered look. I used a stapler to keep the folds neat and hooked to the back of the silhouette. I then used the foam squares to pop up the bottom of the dress to make it look full. This detail made my day, I was so excited to figure out a way to make vision come to life.

Tip: 

If you need to attach fabric or ribbon to your project and do not sew, instead you can use a stapler. Then you can use embellishments to cover up the staples or you can use colored staples. I was so excited when I figured this out.

Designed By: Sierra Heath

Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Expression, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folders, Cricut Craft Room

Cricut Cartridges Used: Cricut Craft Room Basics

Other Supplies Used: Stapler, Cardstock, Wedding paper, Foam squares, rhinestones, ribbon, SCAL