Sunday, January 13, 2013

Red White & Blue Birthday Card - Mojo Monday 275 Contest

When I saw the sketch for this week's challenge on the Mojo Monday blog, my first thought was, I need to make something red, white and blue with that. I do have a couple of cards to make for July birthdays, so, one down and one to go!
I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder for the red background, and the Distress Stripes folder for the blue strip. The 2 round shapes were cut with punches. The Happy Birthday was computer printed and then punched out, and the rocket and firecracker are stickers.
This card is also a  "used my stash" project to post on the Cricut message board.
Speaking of stash, I tried to eliminate some of it yesterday by having a table at a local scrapbook store "yard sale". I made a little money and got rid of quite a bit of stuff I no longer wanted, so I was happy.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Valentine Card - Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 274

I made this card using the sketch for this week's challenge at Mojo Monday. I thought it would be fun to create something from a sketch, and it was also a way to make myself sit down and do some crafting! I am also going to post it on the Circut message board as part of the "Using My Stash" challenge. I so need to use up some of this mountain of stuff I have! ( so I can buy more, of course!)
I used my Sophie Cricut cartridge to cut the flower in several different sizes and attached it with pop dots between each layer, and a Martha Stewart edge punch for the hearts border. The sentiment was printed on my computer. Not much to it really, but it still took me hours - I get so caught up in details, I make myself crazy!+