Thursday, May 22, 2008

Some Birthday Cards already done...

The following two cards I did back in February & March and had them on the bottom of my blog way before I learned how to post (took me a little bit to catch on to this blogging thing), so I thought I would post them and finally be able give credit to where credit is due. Both these cards are based on the idea of welding the letters to the base of the card using the Cricut Design Studio. This idea is from a very talented lady named Susan (check out her site, boy does she a very creative mind!)

So with her idea and my altering, here's a b-day card I made for my cousin who just turned 21. I used the CDS by welding the card and lettering from Alphalicious. The letters welded to the base of the card are with the shadow feature and then making a separate cut of the same letters in base feature. The hearts are from TBBM and the scallop frame is from AE. The stamp on the back of the card is from Inkadinkadoo which I used with various fluid chalk inks from ColorBox (which I also used to ink the edges of the scallop frame and hearts, along with I Kan'dee Pearlescent Jewel Tone Chalks). Hope you enjoy & TFL!










This next card I made for my boyfriend's daughter who just turned the BIG 1 0! Her b-day present from us was the baby Cricut and oh my does she love it!
Like the other card I used the CDS by welding the card and lettering, again using Alphalicious. The flowers (attached with mini heart brads) are from George, the hearts for the backside of the envie & the back of the card are from TBBM and the frame opening of the card is another goodie from Alphalicious (also cut from the base of the card by welding it together.
I again used various fluid chalk inks from ColorBox and I Kan'dee Pearlescent Jewel Tone Chalks (I LOVE using these combinations together) to shade the edges of pretty much everything. And finally added some fuzzy yarn by attaching it to the inside fold of the card with crystal brads. And here is what I came up with...TFL!









And here's the birthday girl, very happy with her present...

5 comments:

Em said...

WOW! How clever are these cards??

Well done you!

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG! THESE CARDS ARE JUST STUNNING!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

OMG, Nikki! These are fantastic! You do amazing things with your cricut!

TG said...

Wow Nikki, those cards are amazing, you are such a talented crafter!!!
Oh just look at her little face, now she can Cricut to her hearts content. T x

Monique said...

These cards are beautifull !!!

Monique

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.