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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cards...not my strong suit

So I know I had said I was going to post about "Love Day" today, but I realized that I haven't gotten a decent picture of the 2-page layout, so we're going with the 3 cards I've made recently. I try and be creative, but really, cards are not easy. I just haven't been able to figure out how to really jazz up a card, but not have it look like a complete mess. Here are the last few attempts I've had at card making:

First up is the card I made for my sister-in-law. I wanted to put her age on the front, but I think my mistake was making the numbers too big, and not leaving more room to embellish around it...it's a learning curve:

Numbers and balloons were cut using the Celebrations Cart

Next up is a Baby Shower card I made for my friend who's due a month before me. I like this one a little better, but I still think I could have done more...maybe a thicker ribbon perhaps?!?! If you look closely, the blue mat on the front is embossed with tiny hand & footprints:

B-A-B-Y was cut using the New Arrival Cart

Lastly, this is the card I made for my Gram's birthday. It says "Tutu," which is what my son calls her (it's Hawaiian for Grandma). Instead of creating layers for this card, I decided to cut out the frame in white and color it in, just to do something different...did it work???

"Tutu" was cut from George & Basic Shapes (welded together with Design Studio), the tulip frame was cut from the Stretch Your Imagination Cart (I think).

I've created a new birthday card, but it hasn't been given yet, so I'll wait to post that one...I have to say, the more I practice, the better it's getting. Still have a long way to go though! Happy Crafting all, and thanks for stopping by. You can always contact me at sandiegocoley@yahoo.com


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. Don't worry about your cards, they look great. I've learned over time that a handmade gift will trump anything you can buy.


  2. You did a fine job on your cards, and As time goes you will be having fun making cards!! I found you through Momo. come by and visit my blog sometime and if you like what you see you could follow me as well!! Have a Great Week!!


  3. Your cards are great! I found you through Momo. I hope you stop by my blog and visit me!

  4. Thank you all for your kind words! And I agree Natasha, I love to give and receive handmade items the most! Thank you for coming by and following my Blog...I look forward to seeing what projects you all are working on too!

  5. I think you did a great job considering you don't think do great cards! Momo sent me!


  6. these cards are great!!


  7. The cards look good! I really love the one you made that said Tutu and I'm sure Tutu will love it also. I found your blog through Momo. I am a new blogger also, since March. Count me in as a new follower and I invite you over to my blog as well!


  8. Sending you love from the link up party.