Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wrapped “Thanks!” Cards

 Well I have been on the road for business lately which means less crafty time :(
I did find out two of my coworkers are crafty - one is a card maker and one is a quilter. 
No wonder we all work so well together!
Here are some cards I created for my sons’ Sunday School teachers. I am not much of a card maker but I thought with SVG Cuts as a starting point I can’t go wrong!

 I used the wrapped card from the following SVG Cuts Kit:

Playful Parlour SVG Kit


 I used some pretty Bo Bunny buttons to embellish.
I used papers instead of vellum on the inserts and love how they turned out.

 The “THANKS” title is from the SVG Cuts Kit:

Everyday Cards SVG Kit

Here is a look at the inside. 
I plan to put a note from my boys in there along with a gift card.

Have you seen the latest Kit from SVG Cuts? - Mother’s Garden SVG Kit is absolutely amazing.

I have a 30th Birthday next weekend and I a torn between the Large Watering Can Gift Bag and the Glove Box! Stop back by and I will be sure to post my creation. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and hope it’s a crafty one!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Let's Bowl!

Hey everyone - here is a two page layout that I created for my son’s bowling birthday party. I was going to evenly distribute the photos on both pages but once I cut the elements for the left hand page and started placing images on my page I decided to just feature one photo of my handsome birthday boy.

I used SVG Cuts The Green Room SVG Kit.
It has great SVGs for bowling, pool, cards & darts. Will be using this one again.

Page two is a little more cramped. I recycled an old musical greeting card for this side. If you lift up on this section it plays “You’ve got a friend in me” from Toy Story.
Under the flap I did a little outline of all the kiddos with their names. Some day when my son is in his teens we can look back and remember all his friends from his 6th birthday.

Here are a few closeups.
I used Creative Charms to accent and twine from The Twinery.

Have a great week!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mosaic Technique

The great thing about attending crops is you can pick up on cool techniques and tools. There were a few scrappers doing a mosaic technique. Their pages contained squares - including the photos, borders, backgrounds. I decided to incorporate this technique into one of my layouts.

It works perfect if you have a background type image - I don’t think I would use this for a photo of a person or anything too detailed. In my case I did a layout about how we like to dine on the bay on vacation. I took a photo of the bay from our condo patio and tried the technique. I also cut out some patterned paper using the SVG.

The Paradise title is from SVG Cuts ~ Tropical Friends SVG Collection.

Interested in trying out the technique? This SVG is super simple - 1" squares duplicated and you could create this in SCAL or ecal but here it is if you just want to import it in and give it a try! Click here or click on the image below.

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

By the Sea Layout

I recently did a weekend crop and I was cropping Summer of 2011. I am a big fan of Summer and what a great way to spend a winter weekend.

I used one of my all time favorite SVG Cuts collections on this layout ~ Tropical Friends SVG Collection. If you don't have it, I would highly recommend. Check out this title & cute little dolphin:

If you a scrapper you will also need Memory Gardent Designer Page SVG Kit. The frame elements are from this kit plus it contains a bunch more!

Stay tuned for more summer layouts!