Monday, 20 April 2015

Super Heros

Today is my niece Laura's son's birthday, I can't believe that 11 years have gone by since he was born. He is a great young man, he loves playing basketball and action packed movies. When he was younger one of his favourite super heros was Captain America and a little birdie  told me for his birthday he was  getting a special ticket to see The New Avengers movie. With this in mind I decided to make this birthday card for him. I had it save on my Pinterest site for a few weeks now and couldn't wait to make it for someone. I think it is great that children have heros to look up to, especially if they are real people, but super heros are pretty good as well. Someone that has good moral values and is willing to help others are high on my list of character traits.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

New Seasonal Inspirations Catalogue

CTMH produces an annual product catalogue but they also release 4 seasonal catalogues. The latest was relaeased this month you can view this catalogue here. There are some beautiful new products, the new Blossom Card Workshop on the Go is fantastic.

I have been playing with the Artiste Cricut cartridge recently and made these cute little boxes. I have decorated them all ready to add a special little treat for someone special. 

I hope you have a great weekend, happy crafting.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to this month's Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Jo Armstrong you are in the right place, if you happened upon this hop by accident no worries just continue on by following the link at the end of the post.

This month's stamp is "Typed Note" S1504, there is nothing about this stamp that I don't like. The sentiments are many and varied so it would be great for just about any card or layout. I love the vintage typewriter and the font for the sentiments is a classic typewriter font. 

I made a card and a layout this month. I came across a tutorial for the Surprise Pop Up Card a few years ago on Splitcoast Stampers' website but never got around to trying out the idea. I thought this stamp set would be perfect for making this type of card. You can watch a video tutorial on how to create this card  here

All it takes is a few cuts and scores and you will surely make someone smile with this card. When you pull the tag at the back, the image (the typewriter) pops up and reveals the sentiment underneath. The typewriter is stamped with Saddle Ink Z2171, and then adhered with 3D foam tape Z1151 so it would stand out better. It is all adhered to a card front so you write your greeting on the inside. The bling at the top of the tag is from the Mini Medley Accent Collection Z1857 and I used a small piece of cotton ribbon from my stash.

I used template number 3 from Volume 2 of the Make It From Your Heart book. I really like these books because the instructions are so easy to follow and you can adapt the layout if you have more photos.

To continue the hop please go on to Tracey Ray's website, we all love to know what you think of our projects so please leave a comment, all comments are appreciated.