Monday, October 28, 2013

Pink Christmas Card

It's another hand made Christmas card challenge creation here today.  This one is for a pink Christmas.  This card for for the children at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

Here's the pink challenge inspiration photo:

Sweet, huh?  I used my the Sweet Shop house from my Close to My Heart stamp set and coloured it all pink!

I framed it on an Accucut Craft frame die and also used my new Accucut Craft mini ornament die on some old Bazzill "Swiss dot" embossed cardstock.

The Christmas in July card drive for the Sick Kids hospital raised 904 cards, 3 card kits and 20 notebooks for the parents!

The latest card delivery to the hospital were the not-so-spooky Halloween cards: 566 of them!  There were also items for the kids' treasure box and notepads for the parents.  If you are playing along with this holiday card drive, be ready to ship your cards to Bela by the end of November for delivery in early December.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wedding Layout from Scraps

A while back, I made a robot card from paper scraps.  I decided to repeat that design, but I used thinner scraps.  This time, I didn't use a focal image.  I used die cut dragonflies (from Accucut Craft) on this card layout from scraps.

I was quite pleased with how it turned out.  I made a few until I had run through a decent amount of scraps.  I corner punched this one on one side and I think that made it look a little classier or at least added some more interest.

When I was working on my wedding album for the crafting week I took last month, I found a scrap from the wedding mini album I had made for a co-worker.  It fit the picture I was scrapbooking perfectly in size.  I took that as a sign that I should find more scraps.  I repeated the layout from the card and all the scraps came from the wedding mini album I had done.  I am so pleased with how it turned out.

The top of the arch was a little boring, so I need to find something for it.  I didn't have a doily quite the right size, but I had this stamp set my sister had given me.  She accidentally bought two and gave me the extra set.  There's a flower that looks like a lotus flower in it and it fit so nicely at the top.  It looks a bit like a crown!  I embossed it in black to help it stand out from the pattern.

Slowly but surely (very very slowly!), this wedding album will get done!