A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Card Creatin'

Hey y'all! Happy Hump Day! Can you believe it's already Wednesday?!! Man, where is this week going? Before we know it, it'll be August at this rate! LOL! Or at least it will for me. But anyways, I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far! Although summer is not my favorite season, I do enjoy it because it gives me plenty of time to stay inside and work at my scrappy desk. I do not like the heat very much and prefer to be a home body during the summer. So that is what I did yesterday...cleaned house, made dinner, and then scrapped! So fun!

Today I have 2 cards to share with you. This first card is doing some double duty. I am using it for 2 challenges:

1. This week's Gypsy Made Simple Challenge at "She's A Sassylady" called for you to make a card with words. Although I took this in a little bit of a different direction than the tutorial, I did use words on it. You can check out the challenge HERE if you are interested. I love this blog!!

2. This week's challenge at 'My Craft Spot.' This is a new blog to me and I love it! There is so much inspiration over there! This week's challenge is to make a summer themed project. You can check out the challenge HERE. For my project, I created a card that, to me anyway, exudes summer. These are the cool colors I think of when I think of summer. I used my Cricut, Gypsy, and Cricut cartridges to create the summer images on the front.

"Sunny Days"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
Rhinestones: Queen & Co
Glitter Glue: Stickles (Ranger Industries)
Corner Punch: EK Success
Electronic Cutter: Cricut (Provo Craft)
Cartridges: Gypsy Wanderings, Celebrate With Flourish
Software: Cricut Gypsy (Provo Craft)

I used my Gypsy to weld the images on the front of the card to one another and to the card base. And I have to say that I ADORE this paper from DCWV!!! The patterns, the colors, everything about it....YUM!
 I added glitter glue to the center of the sun and to some of the letters for an added sparkle, which reminds me of the sun sparkling off of the water on a warm summer day.
 I used Zap Dots to pop up the 'sunny day's title for some added dimension.
 Here is the back of the card. The white space is where I can write my sentiment and I added my custom stamp.
 Next up, I created this quick and simple card for Day 10 of the 'Operation Write Home' Challenge I am participating in. For this challenge, you are supposed to create a baby boy card and not use the phrase "it's a boy." So I decided to dig into my sticker bin to see what I could come up with. I purchased these stickers at The Dollar Tree years ago when I first started scrapbooking. I'm glad I could finally use them.

"Welcome To The World Little One"

Supplies Used
Card Base, Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
Clear Sticker, Felt Sticker, Chipboard: Mrs. Elizabeth
Pearls: Queen & Co
Corner Punch: EK Success
 Such a cute little bear! The bow came on the sticker. I added the chipboard to the center.
 I added another sticker to the inside.
I hope you have enjoyed these cards! Have a fabulous day!!!
Happy Scrappin' to ya!!!
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Raven B said...

WOW Both of those are fabulous!!!

Sonya said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Aymee these cards are GORGEOUS! Love your take on the word card and the colors are just yummy. Thanks for playing along at She's A Sassy Lady!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love your sunny days card! The glitter adds a great touch! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Joy said...

Both cards are so cute...love the shape of the sunny days card! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Both cards are just great, but you won my heart with the first one for sure! Great colours and wonderful details. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Kristy said...

Super cute! I'm finally following you, don't know why I didn't do it sooner! :)
fellow Sassy Lady DT member
p.s. love the new sassy button!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Cute cards Aymee..Love the one with the teddy bear!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Love your card. Your blog looks amazing and so does She's a Sassy lady.

Granny said...

Such a pretty blog you have here. I just came over from She's A Sassy Lady and am very impressed with these two blogs. You are very creative. I am a new follower.

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Sounds like you had a very productive day! Both creations are so pretty! I love the bright colors! So glad you join us again at My Craft Spot!

Kate said...

What sweet cards! The fun, bright colours on the first are so cheerful - and the glitter is just the right touch. I'm excited to see it as I just ordered Celebrate with Flourish. It's somewhere between the US and Canada! The bear is adorable too!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

Sandi Cl~ said...

What great cards, Aymee! Love the colors. And so admire how expertly you take your photos!

Sue Althouse, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Such wonderful cards and so creatively done! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Amy C said...

Fabulous card!! I love the colors and the shape. Thanks for linking up with us this week at My Craft Spot.

Scrapping Mommy

Monika Wright said...

your teddy card made me stop and smile!