Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine Cards

Hi all you crafty friends!  Brenda here from Friends Craftin with Friends.  I want to thank Bobbi Jo of Sweet Sassy Diva for having me today!  For our challenge we were given a sketch to use.




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We could make anything we wanted, a layout, a card-whatever we wanted.  So I decided to do a card-well 4 cards!
First I started out by deciding what size I wanted my cards to be and I thought that a 4x9 card would work great with the sketch. So I got my bases together.  Then I gathered some papers from my stash.  I believe all the pattern paper came from K&Co paper stacks I had in my stash. I also decided that Cricut cart I wanted to use for my die cuts. As you can see I chose Creat-A-Critter.
I started layering my first two layers on my card base. Colored card stock and pattern paper.
Then I started building my layers from the sketch.

Next I sized my critters and the base for my critters in my Gypsy.  I used Lacy Labels for the base that my critters are sitting on.  I stretched it to suit my needs on my card.  Cut them all out and then cut out my critters and layers.

I assembled all my layers and popped my critters up on pop dots.  I did my stamping that I wanted to do and added some stickles next.  And there you have it, 4 Valentine cards ready to go to the grandchildren. The sketch made these cards so easy to do.  I kept my die cuts simple as well so that made for quick cards as well. I hope that you will give sketches a try, they sure can take all the guess work out and make for quick cards and layouts!

9 comments:

Bex said...

Super cute Valentine's Day cards;0)

Tammy said...

Super cute cards. ;)

TerriK said...

Congrats Brenda on being a guest DT member. Your cards are so cute. I love the paper you used and all the layers. Great job!

Shawnee said...

I am so happy for you to be a guest DT member!! Congratulations friend!! Your cards are adorable!! You did a wonderful job. I love the size you used. :) Great job!

The Queen (Laura) said...

Congratulations brenda! So awesome! I love these cards. They are adorable. Love the papers. Great job my friend!

Amy said...

Wow! These are adorable, and Create a Critter is my favorite cartridge! Great job! :)
Amy
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Glora said...

Talk about ADORABLE!!!! I just love my Create a Critter cartridge too! Awesome job on each one of these! Hugs- Glora

Arcy Scraps said...

ALL of these cards are soo pretty and cute :)♥ Cyndy

Cassandra said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Love all the papers and of course the Critters are my favorite!!! Great job! Thanks for joining us in the MCT ~ Throwback Thursday Challenge :)

~Cassandra