Saturday, March 21, 2015

Love Birds

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge theme is birds and that brought to mind lovebirds.  Since my daughter's anniversary is this week, I decided that would be the theme for her card.

I used the Heart from the cartridge Love Struck 2010 as the design and used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Birds and Swirls on the front of the card to continue the bird theme.  I used a Close to My Heart Crystal Blue and Pacifica instead of red and pink.  The red and pink looked too much like Valentine's day.  I had to be very careful removing this design from the mat as it is very delicate and tended to tear if I was in too much of a hurry.  Actually, I had to cut it twice as I tore the first one too much to repair!!

I used Close to My Heart White Value Pack cards.  I like the 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 size for my cards.  I hope that my daughter and husband like the card!

Thursday, March 5, 2015


I have been selling my husband's model trains and want to thank the dealer that is handling the transactions for me.  I haven't used  trains for a long time so for the Bitten by the Bug contest I am using the locomotive and coal car Folk art train  from the cartridge Folk Art Festival.  The thank you is the letters from the cartridge Paper Lace 2.  Since I made it in silhouette form black on white I am also entering it in Heart to Heart contest.   I used Black and Daisy White card stocks.

It is a very simple card, but appropriate for the situation.  That is one of the reasons that I love card making.  When I make it myself, it is exactly what I want.