Sunday, January 6, 2013

It's All About Number 1

Wow, 2013!! Where does the time go?  Anyone making resolutions this year? I usually don't, but this year I feel the need.  My scraproom is totally out of control. I am by no means a neat freak, but this is even getting to me.  I just have too much stuff, so my resolution is two fold. 

  1. When starting a new project check out what I have before going to the craft store. This will probably last until the new lines start to come out this month, but it's worth a try.
  2. Get this room back in order.  This should be easier when I start number 1.
With that being said my daughter asked me to make 2 cards for a bridal shower she is attending. So today's post is all about number 1 above. I spent a couple of hours making the cards yesterday, and I didn't buy a thing. In fact the paper I used all came from my box of paper scraps.

For this one I started with a plain white card, and simply layered the flower paper on top.  After that I stamped the dress onto solid pink paper and attached it.  The dress is with Brilliance ink so it has nice shine.  The last thing I did was stamp the words Bridal Shower onto the card.  I had enough paper to make 4 of these. The other 3 are now in my card box ready to go for the next bridal shower.

The next card took me a little longer. I decided to use my Cricut to cut a wedding gown.  Once I found the cut, and the correct size I made 6 so I'd have them to use later. Again I started with a plain white card and covered the front with solid blue paper.  I attached white tulle to the skirt of the gown and used ribbon to cover the top of the tulle.  Along the top of the gown I used icicle stickles.  When everything was dry I attached it to the card using pop-up glue dots, and stamped Congratulations above it.

I'm moving on to Graduation cards now, and I just keep telling myself  "It's all about number 1".