Saturday, August 27, 2011

Two More Cool Cards and a FREEBIE for YOU!


Well what are Saturday’s for anyway, and my sister was up for making a couple more cards so….

I’ll start with a simple one that my sister Nina egged me to try – well, she’s a “Glamette” – well, best you let HER explain that to you, but basically it means her card was picked as a fave for The Friday Mashup #20, Who’s Got That Special Cupcake by their Glam Squad.  Yay Neen! (that's my sister waaaahooo!)  So as she rides on a cloud of fame and fortune she dared me to give it a go – and I 'go-ed’!

Friday Mashup – 21 Let’s Get a Little Sketchy

My SIMPLE take:


I don’t know the brands of designer paper, just tried to use up bits I had.  The sentiment is Fiskars “Just Between Friends” 



I made this flower a few weeks back – there were designs for them in a magazine.  I was glad i found a place to use this up  It was quite easy to make, just cut out 8 circles at 1”, folded 7 of them in a triangular fashion and glued them fast to the last circle.  A shiny button completes it nicely.  (I can see my refleeeection in there haha!)


Next is today’s 365 challenge

Day 180 – Challenge Combo

I chose from:

Day 80 - Cute cuts

All you need to do is take some stamped, handwritten, computer generated, etc. (whatever method you can think of) letters and cut them out individually as part of your sentiment

Day 122 - Feeling Fuzzy

This challenge is about giving some element of your card a "fuzzy" feel to it.

Day 140 - Raised Up

This challenge is all about giving dimension to an image.

Whether stamped or digi raise up two different parts of the image off the page.

And here’s my version of these all squashed with a fork and mished up!



This photo really does not reflect the true colors of my card well.  It really does look like a chalkboard with an eraser.  Obviously the ‘cuts’ are the lettering.  The ‘fuzzy’ are also the lettering and the bottom of the eraser because they are cut from fuzzy vinyl using my Silhouette.  The dimension is the apple – it is raised above the card, then the leaf is layered above that. 



It was fun thinking up the eraser, I had it all done and then my husband said I should ‘smear’ the chalk behind the eraser.  He’s right 99.999 % of the time.  The ‘chalk’ is actually a pastel pencil, the chalk-board is black cardstock. 



I ♥ my apple.  I designed this apple for YOU and it will be available both here on this main page and then again in my archives as well.  K, about the apple.  I cut it out using my Silhouette and then I stamped the red fruit and the green leaf with my Versamark Shimmer, embossed with clear and then used some Glossy Accents to make it all shiny.  It actually looks much prettier in life – it was still tacky when I was taking photos. 

So, I figured if I was going to take all that effort to create a unique apple design, why not share with YOU ?  So, I’m posting it here, for your enjoyment.  All I ask is that if your fingers are not chopped off, arthritic, in gloves due to cold, texting or something important that you could leave me a comment/hug below and that you credit me when you use them.  Please do not share the download link, it will always be free here – but please send your friends directly here to scoop it themselves.  It will be in the freebies tabs up top!  I’ve made these files available in a multitude of file formats – something for everyone.  These should easily work for your cutting machines.

Hows them apples?  *giggle*  Just click on the preview graphic to download – all files are in a single zipped folder.  And psssst – there must might be another sweet tasting graphic for YOU  next post!




  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [28 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Hi Barb, that is so lovely that you're proud of your sister! I really love your created flower, it goes so great with the Friday Mashup sketch this week. So glad you joined us.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. Barb, Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. As with any card front design, I think you could adjust it to fit a CD case. My card is 5 3/4 inches square, that way I get one out of an A4 sheet rather than cutting into a 12 x 12.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Good afternoon Barb:)
    What CUTE cards!! I Love them!!!:) LOVE your flower...and it does sound easy..and I like easy.:)Your chalkboard and eraser card are COOL too!!Perfect for back to school.:)

    I have GOT to stop back by Nina's to congratulate her!! SOO COOOL!!

    LOVE the apple! Thanks so much for sharing it with me.:)

    Huge hugs and LOTS of love,

  5. Aunty Barb your cards are great! I love the flower on your first card..very cool.
    I think i have said this time and time are so creative. Your chalkboard card is the whole idea of it.
    Also in regards to your previous post you can dream up anything i love it...such a great idea with the CD's

    Lots of love

  6. WOW! Awesome flower! Good for you to join us this week, your sister is a good influence!!! You have created a beautiful card here! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  7. Sheesh Barb, where to begin. Beautiful cards as always, love the flower from Friday Mashup I might just need to try one of those. Your Back to School card is perfect, what in ingenious idea, the details are fabulous. Although.. I thought the
    card would be for someone in your life really really close to you, but I guess not if they are providing feedback. Thank you for the Apple .

  8. Great card for the Friday Mashup challenge! I really like the flower you made and that shiny button is a wonderful touch!

    So glad your sister talked you into joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  9. Great Friday Mashup card.. I love that flower. I have never seen that technique before, I'm going to give it a try myself. Congrats to your sister on being a Glamette last week! I'm glad she turned you onto our Challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.


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