Sunday, March 4, 2012

Giraffe Congratulations Card

In addition to scrapbooking and photography you'll probably get to see some cards and organization tips on my blog.  Those of you that know me know that I love to organize so I'm sure that's not a surprise.  I also can't stand to pay $3 or more on a card when I can make one that is way cuter and costs a lot less.  And that brings me to today's post.

For many of my cards I like to get a little inspiration by heading over to Split Coast Stampers and checking out their card sketches.  I love to see all of the different ideas that are on there and can almost always find a great one to work with for what I need (with a few tweaks of course).  This card was made with Sketch #369

I made this baby card for a friend of my dad's.  Since I have all boys I don't get to make little girl stuff often so I enjoy using purple and pink when I can.  I try to always use scraps on cards too and this one is no exception.  The patterned paper was some leftover from a paper pack called Nana's Kids (DCWV).  I love that it has some fun sparkle to it!  The purple ribbon was a scrap and the gold fiber on top is by EKSuccess.  I inked the edges of all the pieces of cardstock and patterned paper with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut Stain and used a stamp set by My Sentiments Exactly. 

The giraffe was cut using the Cricut with the Create a Critter cartridge (of course using scraps).  I love this cartridge!!  Add some glitter (Recollections in Sunflower and Pumpkin) and some i-rock (Imaginisce)eyes in purple (sorry this picture doesn't show the color well) and it was good to go.  I love how adding the glitter gives it that special zip.  More to  come on adding glitter in another post.  Some pop dots give some dimension and this card is ready to send off. 

Even if you don't have all of these supplies take a look at what you have and you can still create a beautiful card.  No stamp- print something out on the computer.  No Cricut- use another die cut image, cut something out of patterned paper, use a sticker, you get the idea.  No ink- use a marker.  You too can create a beautiful card in no time.   

Thanks for stopping in.     

1 comment:

  1. Jen, this is so cute! That giraffe makes me smile. Love it! The diagonal piece on your card is awesome. The polka dots with the strips are perfect.