Monday, September 28, 2009

Vegas Layouts Using Soda Can Embellishments

I recently scrapped some of my Las Vegas pictures from 2007...I am sooo behind on scrapbooking! Thought I would share them and share a little economical tip for embellishments. Most of us have aluminum cans around the house from soda, beer, energy drinks, etc. If you have a Cuttlebug and some dies you should try this tip out: This title "Friends" is made from aluminum cans cut with my CB alphabet dies and my Cuttlebug. (The F is not so crooked in real life it just got bent a little when I took it out of the protective sleeve)
Here is the second page of my Vegas layout. These pictures are from Fremont Street. If you have not been here to see the Fremont Street Experience I highly recommend it!
I made the "FUN" title and the heart using my CB dies. For the F and the N I used the negative image from the FRIENDS letters I had already done. I glued the card themed punches onto the heart for a more Vegas style: All you need to do is just cut the can as shown below- BE CAREFUL not to cut yourself though! The edges can be a little sharp. Discard the top and bottom of the can and use the panel cut from the side with die cuts, embossing folders and even some punches!
I find the tall-boy style cans (like Arizona Iced Tea and some beers) are better for the large embossing folders. Here is some of the embellishments I made using my Arizona Iced Tea and Dr. Pepper cans. Some of my Dr. Pepper cans had a football style so I used the colored side instead of the silver.

I also got some insiration from the challenge at Scrap, Inspire, Create, although I didn't follow the challenge exactly! I had both a circle and texture theme and I used 3 photos per page, handmade embellishments, silver mesh ribbon, and 2 patterned papers.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Dave!!

My wonderful boyfriend turned 24! I have not been doing too much crafting lately, but I did manage to make him a card. He LOVES the Greenbay Packers football team and even got me to watch football with him. That is the theme of this card. Here we are at the Cardinals vs Packers game:For this card I used my Cricut to create the card itself. The Paper Pups cartridge has a card feature and a lot of great greeting card sayings including this happy birthday one. I cut the star design from the Home Decor cartridge and added a green jewel star embellishment. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the green circle background under the sentiment and to emboss the dot stripes up each side. I free-hand drew a large football shape, cut it out and used the small dots CB folder to emboss it. I cut strips of white paper for the lace on the ball. I used my CB alphabet/number dies for Dave's name and the #24 (since it is his 24th bday.) I stamped, colored and cut out the cute little "Quarterback Ian." He is from The Greeting Farm. They have the sweetest little cartoon people and if love to stamp you should check them out! They have digital images too for those of us who are not the most skilled stampers. I inked the edges and dots with green ink and voila! I also made some oreo cake balls insead of a cake! Yum Yum!!


The challenge at Three Clovers is a back to school theme using numbers. This card reminds me of all those high school football games I used to go to with all my friends! Ian has a #10 on his jersey and the #24 is on there too.

365 Cards had an interesting challenge today! The challenge was to grab one challenge from June, one from July, and one from August and combine them to make a card. It was fun going back and looking at all the past challenges they have had! I used the challenges from Aug 29th, July 22nd, and June 19th. On Aug 29th the challenge was to use sports balls on the card. I used a football. On July 22nd the challenge was "you raise me up," which was a challenge about using raised elements. I used the star jewel and the embossing for my raised elements. The June 19th challenge was "say it with stripes." I used the dots stripe on each side of the card and stripes on the football.

The challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges was "windows." The birthday sentiment is cut by the Cricut in a window style.

Charisma Cardz's challenge is "Getting Sporty," which fits perfectly with the overall theme of my card.

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Katy D