Cards with pencil toppers – project for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone, I’m up on the Creative Embellishments Blog this week with a couple of simple cards for children. Two of my kiddos are in cyber school and I’m always looking for different ways to reward and encourage them for a job well done and sometimes, just to reward their efforts. So quite a while back, I special requested these title pieces in order to use them for my own children and Nicolle was happy to oblige. She totally rocks! 😀 Did you know that if there’s something you have in mind, but do not find it in the store, a quick email to Nicolle could result in having it created for you? Yeah…she’s awesome that way. ;-D

Anyway, I’d originally intended them for tags they could display by their computers like ribbons, but at the last minute, I decided to make these interactive cards, with a reward attached. I’m all about simple these days since I’ve taken on a little more than I can chew for the moment, but I’ll adjust. lol So these cards, could be created with more layers, details, and elements, but I went with simplicity. Here they are assembled:

cards

This is with the toppers removed from the cards. As you can see, I just punched two holes to string the ribbon, or in my case tulle, through.

cards taken apart

Here’s how the topper looks attached to a pencil. Tip: If you find that it slides down your pencil, just wrap a small rubber band around the the end of the pencil as a stopper. 😀

pencil topper

TFL!

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2 Birthday Cards for 2 Bo Bunny card sketch challenges

I’m still trying to learn how to make cards. There. I said it. lol So the way I see it, the only way for me to learn is by making more cards, right? From now on, you’ll be seeing a lot more cards from me. Some will be decent. Others will be…eh…and others, will be down right embarassing, but I have to at least try. LOL Lucky for me, Bo Bunny has Tuesday card challenges on their blog. The posts are filled with gorgeous inspiration that is totally lost on me still…but I’m trying! This post has my entry for both the January sketch which is due Feb 13 and also the Feb sketch which is due Feb 20th.

Here’s my take on the sketch that was posted on February 7th:

Today is my daughter’s birthday, so I figured I could brush up by starting with cards for her. 😀

Materials:

Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth pp
BB Sweet Tooth chipboard stickers
BB Sweet Tooth alpha stickers
BB Sweet Tooth bling
Little Yellow Bicycle doily
seam binding and trim from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots (foam dots)

The wonderful sketch from their blog:

The next card is based on the sketch they posted on January 31st:

I made this card for Matthew to give to Madison since he not only bought her a couple of little gifts, but also made her a few. 😀

Materials:

Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth pp
BB Sweet Tooth chipboard sticker
BB Sweet Tooth diecuts
BB Sweet Tooth layered sticker
BB Sweet Tooth Button
Glitz mini alphas
Twine from the Twinery

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

The BB sketch I used:

TFL!

Cards for the Paper Secrets Twisted Card Hop

Paper Secrets is hosting a fun Twisted Card Hop! See full details on their blog. I’m just going to post the cards I’ve completed so far and the materials so you can check out the hop to see the sketches they were based on and the twist that was required for them. 😀

Based on the sketch and twist on Joyce’s blog:

Materials:

Jenni Bowlin 12×12 papers
Jenni Bowlin 4×4 papers
bows from my stash
Creative elements flowers

Based on the the sketch and twist from Shemaine’s Blog:

Materials:

My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose 6×6 papers
Stella and Rose buttons
Stella and Rose diecut sticker
Stella and Rose dimensional sticker

Based on the sketch and twist on Krisit’s blog:

Materials:

MME Stella and Rose 6×6 papers
Stella and Rose diecut sticker
Stella and Rose charm
Stella and Rose brad

Based on the sketch and twist posted on Rochelle’s blog:

Materials:

MME Stella and Rose 6×6 papers
Stella and Rose diecut title
Queen and Co rhinestones
twine from stash

Adhesives used on all the cards:

Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

Again, to play along with the twisted card hop, see the Paper Secrets blog HERE.

Fourth Photo For The Huge Giveaway

Sorry for the late post! Weekends are hectic around here and this one is no exception! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the last photo that shows what’s included in this enormous giveaway! For now, here’s the 4th photo:

Pictured here are some older MME’s Tres Jolie, Wild Asparagus and Bohemia papers, a pinch of Pink Paislee and a variety of stickers from various manufacturers. Stop back tomorrow for the fabulous finale which includes some Graphic 45, Imaginisce, Kaisercraft and more!

***Don’t forget to leave a comment so you don’t miss your chance to win! To enter to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and/or any other posts I put up between the initial announcement post on April 25th and midnight (eastern) this Saturday, April 30, 2011. I will draw a random winner on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Please leave just one comment per post per day. If you become or already are a follower of my blog, you will receive an extra entry for each comment you make. Thanks everyone and good luck!***

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