Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cards... I forgot

After recuperating from the dance show madness and making three cards, I forgot to post about them. So here they are:

As I've mentioned before, my MIL
loves fat birds, so when I saw this wood stamp at ACMoore I knew I had to get it. It's a simple card, but I love the dark brown (Colorbok - Chestnut) and the light brown of the Kraft paper (from Stampin Up).

I would love to do more of this type of card in the future. I'll have to look through my stamps to see if any do the justice of this one.

This year I ended up making my FIL and Joe the same card. I used the wallet album by Shabby Princess (my all-time favorite digital scrapbooking designer) . It can be a few different things.

It's actual purpose is to hold album pages that fit in the slats on the right side. I took liberties with this though and found that it can either hold a gift card or money, also. I ended up folding up money and putting it in there and writing a greeting on the left side for my FIL.

I ended up doing the album thing for Joe, since I bought him a gift. So I used the version where the left side has an opening for a picture. By the time I had cut out the pieces, assembled them and promptly ran out of adhesive, it was 3am. So I gave Joe his without the picture and the album pages inside. (Maybe I'll show off the album pages in a few days)

The best part about wallet album is that it has a way of being sealed shut. It has a flat and you just apply some velcro with adhesive on the back and you're done.

So all you need to make this card/album is a printer, a pair of scissors, adhesive, glue dots (I used them for the pockets) or glue, velcro and a light colored gel pen to write a sentiment. Easy Peasy.

That's all from me today. I'm out... til next time.


marie said...

The bird is one of my favorite cards ~ I love the color of it. I'm going to try and find a little frame for it. Or maybe make one!

I LOVE the wallet card too ~ how creative!

marie said...

P.S. Your blog looks good. All bright and cheery! I like it!!

Katie said...

Cute cards, especially the wallet one! And I love the new look of the blog. It's so summery!