Thursday, April 24, 2014

Quilted Kitty Card

Hello my bloggy friends! Here is a second quilted pattern card I made using the same K&Co. paper scraps (I can't remember the name of the stack) from my Easter card. These scraps are leftover from a Girl Scout project we did a couple years ago. I am just amazed how far scraps can go using punches.  I hate to throw away craft supplies so I save any decent size scraps in my scrapbox.  I am working on a few others that I hope to get posted tomorrow. This paper is so bright and cheerful and perfect for Spring. I just finished this card so let me tell you what I did while it's fresh on my mind. I'm trying to get better about documenting everything I use, sizes,'s so easy to forget!

My card is 4.25" x 5.5". First I punched out 1 1/4" squares using my Creative Memories square punch.  This time I glued the squares at a diagonal across a piece of scrap paper that was 5" x 3.75. I trimmed around the edges forming a quilt pattern. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug using one of the folders from the Oriental Weave set. Next I cut out the blue layer at 5.25" x 4".  I cut the kitties from the Cricut Kate's ABCs cartridge. I cut two at 1.5" and the other at 2". I used Tim Holtz (tea dye) Distress Ink and a Q-tip to shade in the kitties. I used some tiny brown enamel dots from Recollections for the eyes and doodled the nose and cheeks and lashes. The top note shape is from the Cricut Elegant Edges. I cut it out at 3 inches in the light blue cardstock and cut the shadow out in white. I inked everything with the Tea Dye distress ink to add dimension. 

I used 3 different stamp sets to form my sentiments. I handcut the banner and stamped the "wishing you " with Joy's Life- Everyday Occasions. I then used a fabulous set from Craftin Desert Divas called Summer Lovin' for "A day for play". This set has a ton of water themed sentiments that I hope to use soon. The Pawsitively Purrfect Birthday is from Joy's Life- Lots of Puns. The little cat paws are from a container of a dozen or so different animal footprint stamps I've had for years by Hero Arts and I finally just opened it up. I actually remembered to take a pic of the inside this time :)

I finished it up with some more of those pastel buttons that I just adore and some simple white ribbon. I just love how it turned out! I think I know exactly who to give this darling little kitty card to and she has a birthday coming up in July. Wow, a card done more than a month in advance, lol! 

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card!

Tina H.
The Scrappin Rabbit

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Quilt Card with Bunny

Today I made an Easter card. I'm so happy with the way it turned out that I am already starting a second one.  I have been going through my Mother's storage unit and trying to organize her collections to help her sell them and came across a ton of quilting books. It makes me realize I need to craft as much as I can and make it a priority so my stuff doesn't end up in a storage shed one day.  Anyway I had quilting on the brain so I went to work.  I wanted to use scraps so I grabbed my scrap box and picked out some bright paper. The picture does not show just how pretty the bright pink is. The pic makes it look almost coral since I have no sunlight in my room today. 

 I used my Creative Memories Fancy Square Maker to punch out the 12- 1 1/8" squares.I aligned the squares and glued them down on the blue cardstock which I cut at 3.75" x  5". I then used my Cuttlebug to emboss it with a folder from the Retro Kitchen set. I chose it because looks like it has stitching. I am really happy with how it looks.

I got the bunny from my Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge nd popped him up. It's the same bunny cut I used for my farm card in a box. I just love him! I handcut a banner and stamped it with a Studio G stamp and added the cute little buttons I got from Joanns.

For the inside I used my Fiskars corner punch for the tulips and used the pretty bright pink cardstock. This was quick and simple to put together and I am going to try some variations in the design with my next quilting cards. 

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tina H
The Scrappin Rabbit

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hog Wild Birthday Card In a Box

Today I have a card I made using 3 Cricut cartridges that I have had for a long while and had not used til now: Country Life, County Fair, and Easter 2010. I actually have a ton of cartridges that I have yet to even open. If only I could camp out in my Craft room for a week or more I might be able to crack a dent into the hidden treasures of that room! This card I made for my amazing Aunt's birthday. She loves the country and the critters especially piggies.

I made another Card in a Box which I have been getting a lot of compliments on. These cards pop open and leave such a smile on the faces of the recipients. They fold flat and can be placed in an envelope. I just love them!

I created the farm scene using the barn from the County Fair. I inked and embossed the front layer of the barn to add a cool dimension. I also got the fence and chicken from this cartridge. I cut the chicken layers out a bit bigger than the fence so it would cut out right. The design papers are from the 12x12 DCWV Kitchen Stack that I picked up at Joann's for $6! (Always lookin' for a bargain :)

The pig and chicken, and grass hills are cut from the Country Life cartridge. I think I bought this cartridge just for this pig cut! And the sewing machine, which I have plans to make for a future card. The clouds are from Zooballoo and the bunny from Easter 2010. Omgosh that cartridge is full of bunny goodness that I have yet to explore! The bee and white bird are from Jolees. They are so tiny and cute and I cut my Cricut case into strips to attach them. They are so cute and sway when you move the box.  I used my computer to type the sentiments since I didn't have any stamps to fit the occasion. I inked and blinged and added a cottontail to the bunny as well as a red ribbon to the front. 

I hope you enjoyed my card. As you know the details don't quite make it into the photos but I tried to get some good angles. I will participate in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tina H.
The Scrappin Rabbit

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