Hi friends and fellow crafters!
With the horrible heat wave we had recently, I spent my time in the house crafting. Over at the Circut Circle boards, there was a fun online swarm for Christmas in July. There were 6 challenges, and I was able to complete 4 of them! Not too shabby considering I can barely get a card done in a day! LOL!
I may do a post with my projects later, but for today, I want to share a card I made for my oldest nephew. He has made the big transition into his full independence by moving in his 1st apartment, and he bought a new car! I am so proud of the young man he has become. My brother's four son's have always been the other part of my heart. I can hardly believe that they are all young men now. Life truly goes by in a New York minute. I couldn't let the occasion pass without sending him a card. We are a silly bunch, so nothing serious, just a fun card with some cash for him to get what he wants.
It's a simple card, and easy to make. I have been feeling my way around my Cricut Imagine, so I used that to create the papers and letters on the inside of the card.Here's what I used:
Cricut Imagine Carts: Country Carnival, Kate's Kitchen, Nursery Tails and Hopscotch
Cricut Cartridges: Groovy Times, MS Seasonal Cakes, and April Showers
Floral Wire (26 gage)
Viva Decor Pearl Pen (Anthracite)
DYMO Letra Tag Maker
American Crafts Silver Metallic Cardstock
I used April Showers for the house and cut it at 2.35x3.95 with my Gypsy, I used MS Seasonal Cake for the Grass, and broke an image into layers from Kate's Kitchen for the sun. I did the same thing with the tree from Nursery Tails. I like being able to choose certain elements from an image and cutting only what I have chosen with the Imagine. I used Hopscotch to create the cloud paper. I used Country Carnival to print the paper I used inside the card, and the sentiment. The New Car and New Place on the front of the card are made with the DYMO. I'm not sure if I like it, I am more of a stamper or computer generated sentiment person. Maybe the next time I'll cut the lettersThen and see how that looks. Once that was done, I had some fun with the car.
I cut The car from Groovy Times at 4 inches. I used a scrap from We R Memory Keeper's Teen Angst Stack. I cut the window, bumpers and windshield with the American Crafts cardstock. I used diamond glaze to make it look more like glass on the window and windshield, and outlined it with my Viva Decor Pearl Pen. Once it was assembled, I decided I want it to wobble. I have seem so many wonderful creations using wobblers these days. You can get more information at Action Wobble Inc on these fun products. Or.....you can do what I did and just make your own. The spending ban is still in effect, so I decided to make my own wobblers. There are a wealth of videos on you tube showing how to make your own. The first one I came across was here by Ellen at Card Monkey who makes a really nice card. Her wobblers are fantastic, but sadly I didn't have a punch or foam mounting squares, so I was on my own. Here's my poor Richard's version. I found some floral wire that I had from my floral wreath creating days, got out the glue gun and went to work. The little peppermint candy looking embellie was to pop it up, but I decided against that when it was finished. I found a scrap of metallic cardstock and cut it into 4 pieces. I poked a hole through two of them for the wire.
I took some wire and wrapped it around a paintbrush to make the spring.
Then I pushed the wire through and glued it to the cardstock. On the first side I just haphazardly glued it. On the second side, I curled it so it looked a little better.
This is what it looked like after finishing the first side.
I now have a bunch of ideas for these bouncing (get it?) around in my head! I think they will make another appearance here!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!