Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday cards

Last week, when I was sick, a friend called in pizza and wings delivery for us. That was awesome all by itself, but she lives in HOUSTON and we live in KANSAS! How's that for friendship? A simple "thank you" just didn't seem like enough for that, so I made her a card.


I was really happy with how it turned out.

In addition, I had seen a stair-step card pattern a week or so ago (over at My Creative Exposure) that I wanted to try. I'd like to do Isaiah's birthday card (Star Wars, of course) and Easter cards for the grandkids in WA so I thought I'd better get started practicing. I have a friend who is going to have a baby girl in June, so I thought this was the perfect theme to practice with.





The images were cut with the Special Delivery Cricut cartridge at 2.25 inches, except for the baby, which is 2.5 inches, and the b-a-b-y letters, which were cut at 1 inch. It's a bit hard to tell in the picture but I also used a clear glitter gel pen to do some outlining on the items. The baby's cheeks have a rosy flush compliments of a Q-tip and a little bit of pink stamping ink. The "hair" on top - same, but with brown ink. The baby's eyes are colored with a blue pencil. I think it's cute. Not great, but definitely cute for a first attempt. Now, I have to figure out what size envelope this baby will take. The overall dimensions are approximately 6.25 x 4.5.

I look at lots of cards and card ideas and I think how beautiful they are - wishing I could create such beautiful objects. Part of the reason (I believe) that my cards are not as beautiful is the amount of supplies that I have on hand, and the amount of supplies others have on hand. Plus, some of what I look it is done by people who do this for a living. They work for companies who provide the materials and then they create the works of art. I will get better with what I have to work with. I can see a gradual evolution of the cards that I've made in the past year. They are getting better.

7 comments:

Sandy said...

Beautiful job with the cards. A writer and a crafter, lucky you.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Hit those little gift stores I tell ya. They'll put them out on consignment. These are worthy!

labbie1 said...

I love the cards!!!

I also love the idea that a friend can order food for someone in another state--you know, I NEVER would have thought of that!!!! What a great idea!!!

I thought of you and your cards last Friday when we went to the local Knights of Columbus for the fish fry. There was a huge rack and table of home-made cards for sale. Someone had been VERY busy and they were SO CUTE!!!! They were selling them for $1 each or 6 for $5 to raise money for one of their projects. People were snapping them up like they were jelly beans at Easter!!!!

I know your friends and grandchildren will all LOVE your cards!!! How special that you are willing to take the time to make them!!!

Thisisme. said...

That was so kind of your friend to do that for you. A true friend indeed. That Thank You card you have made for her is absolutely beautiful. I honestly love it. You have such a talent there Teresa.

Kristen said...

They look perfect to me!

Gina said...

What a sweet thing for your friend to do! Perfect thank you card that you made too. How adorable is that stair step card! Fantastic job on that one too. One of my close friends just had a baby girl and I may have to borrow that idea.

When I first started making cards I would do the same thing, looking around on the internet and seeing all the great samples and such. I was constantly comparing my cards to the ones I would see. I finally realized I have my own style and that is what I work with. So enjoy it and have fun!

caterpillar said...

So cute...you are a really talented person...