Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Card

With Father's Day coming up, I wanted to share the Father's Day Card I made for my dad and father-in-law.  The used origami to make the shirt.  It was really simple to do from a 4" x 6" piece of paper.  I used button brads that I had on hand.  I then printed out "Happy Father's Day" onto some card stock and cut it out.  The shirt and sentiment are raised up with foam dots.

I hope all the dad's out there have a great Father's Day.  I am especially lucky to have such a great husband and father.  His is definitely a "hands on dad" and for that I am grateful.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Color Challenge - My Pink Stamper

Here is a card that I made for My Pink Stamper's Color Challenge.  We were to use the colors Orange, Green and Turquoise.

I made this "Thinking of You" card with My Mind's Eye, "Where the Heart Is" paper.

A2 Size Card - Craft Brown Cardstock
1 3/4" Strip of striped card stock
2 1/2" turquoise circle
2 1/4" Orange circle
White & turquoise cardstock
EK Success Flower Punch
White Gel Pen

Happy Monday,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Published in Cricut Birthdays

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share my excitement in my first publications in Cricut Birthday.  They choose my cupcake toppers and birthday banner from my son's First Birthday Party.  We had a safari theme that I made using the Create-a-Critter cartridge.

First Birthday Cupcake Toppers

by Melanie Edwards

First Birthday Banner

Close up Birthday Banner

Cricut asked me to take down any posts of the project until it was published.  I will repost it next and it has all the details on how to make them.

Bryans First Birthday Bash

Have a great weekend,

Friday, June 3, 2011

End of the Year Teacher Bouquet

I can't believe my son had his last day of preschool this week, the school year has really gone by quickly.  Now let's hope that I survive the summer with my two busy boys.
To thank Tyler's teacher and assistant, I made to gift card bouquets for each of them.  I got the idea from Disney Family Fun magazine.  I had other interested parents send me gift cards to include in the bouquet.  Here's how I made it:
I used the scalloped circle from "Accent Essentials" cartridge cut at 3.5" and the three flower layers are from "Plantin SchoolBook" cartridge, cut at 3", 2.75", 2.15".  I used a pencil to curl the edges up and used adhesive to stick the layers together.

The gift card envelope that the flowers are attached to is from the "Sweethearts" cartridge.  The dimensions are 7.15" wide x 3.30" high.  Once these were assembled, I attached the flowers that I made.

Finally, I attached the gift card flower envelopes to 18 gauge floral wire that I coiled at one end.  I maybe would get a little thicker gauge wire next time, some of them were a little top heavy.

I think any person would love to receive this special arrangement.  I hope this inspires some great ideas for you all, I am really enjoying these paper flowers.