Friday, July 11, 2014

Mermaid Shell Shaped Card - Featuring Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month

Hi Everyone-

I love shaped cards, and while I usually reach for my Silhouette Cameo to help me create and generate my basic shape, I have also used punches and other objects like bowls and plates to trace and get me the results I need.  Today I'm using a shell shaped cookie cutter that I found in one of Michaels' $1.50 bins.  I think you could build a scene and alter it with some mixed media products as it's got this great color.  But before I altered it I wanted to use it to trace and shape this card.

First here's a look at my finished card
I used the shimmery blues for my card base - and to get the softer blue layer, I just cut away aprox. 1/4" in from my trace line of the cookie cutter.  In the base card I kept one side along the fold of my cardstock which is directly inline where my cute little mermaid is sitting.

See more details on my post over on The Rubber Cafe here!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happy Birthday pocket gift card featuring Origami folded money Shirts

I have a fun birthday card for my Dad, featuring Stamps and Paper from our Creative Cafe' kit for June at The Rubber Cafe'
For a year now, I've been trying to find how to fold money origami style into shirts I saw it once last year, and then when I looked couldn't find the site I liked so well.  I just love the creative way you can give cold hard cash to that special someone!  Well I've been keeping my eyes, open, and then one day watching The Chew - they were doing a Father's day segment, and in addition to grilling tips, they made this folded card - yes, that's right an Origami shirt!  So head here- to the CHEW to see their video clip, I just applied the same techniques to my money!  I think these should make him smile in more ways than one- when he receives his card in the mail.

Here's a look at the front and inside of my card.  I used my WR Memery Makers Envelope maker to cut the tabs, and create a fun file folder card.
I am using all supplies and stamps from our June Creative Cafe' kit - I think the papers I chose just blended perfectly with my folded bills.  We had an old pickup truck like the one I colored and 'wobbled' in the lower RH corner. It came with the 40 acre farm we bought it was a 55 pickup, that I had to learn to drive so I could get to and from the farm to do feed and muck stalls for our horses. 
The wobblers were also in the kit last month- and I had so much fun adding movement to my cards.  The coils fold flat so I should not have any problem getting this in the mail.
 Here's a closer look at my shirts!  I had to add some ties, as my Dad was a shirt and tie guy before he retired.   I had so much folding these I may get a few more bills to fold and add to my card- I think my Dad is worth it!  
Thanks for stopping by - Keep checking back as we are showing our latest kit for July and it's another winner!!
Stamps:  Creative Cafe' Kit of the month - June
Paper: Creative Cafe'kit of the month - June - featuring Echo Park's Getaway Paper pad
Ink:  Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa
Tools: Envelope Maker-(used to cut my folder tab card)