Faux Laser Cut Cards

I've always liked laser cut cards, but the images are limited and the prices are bit much.  So I tried to create a similar cuts.  They came out rather nice.  I use various Cricut cartridges for the images using my Gypsy to remove the outer frames before cutting.  I backed the front cover of the cards with Origami foil paper.  It is so thin that it hardly adds any weight to the card, plus the light reflections are very intense.  I have a few samples -  two for Halloween and two for Christmas.

The first Halloween card is cut from the card template in Walk in My Garden.  I backed it with Sapphire Blue foil.  The second is my favorite, but it doesn't photograph well.  Since the card and the bat are both black the gold foil shine spectacularly when it is in the right light

I wish I could photograph them better.  The jack-o-lantern looks like it had candle light in person.

The ghost is from PDDU

The card and bat are both black.

The two Christmas cards were my prototypes.  The tree is a bit off center.  I used plain white card stock for both cards.  I ran the front only through the Cuttlebug to give some texture.  The Holly card is my favorite.  The tree is cut from Lyrical Letters.

These are very simple and fast to make.

This tree is perfect for this type of card.

My favorite of this group.

Halloween Card for CCC

I made this card for the Cricut Card Challenge #42 - the challenge is to make a card for Halloween using the card feature from any cartridge.  I used the tri-fold card feature on Speaking of Fall for the letter B2.  The pumpkins, leaves and post were from that cartridge.  The mummy is from Paper Doll Dressup.  The paper flowers are from Prima, the papers are Recollection, and the bling is from the dollar store.  I left the inside blank so I can complete it when I get ready to send it out in the mail.

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Happy Halloween

I highlighted the mummy with desert sand ink to bring out the layers of gauze.

blank for now


Paper Playtime Challenge Entry

Paper Playtime is having a challenge this week.  I thought I'd give it a whirl.  "If the shoe fits buy one in every color" is the challenge theme.  Here's my entry a "Happy Bug".  Thanks for stopping by, and if you have some time, please say hi.

The front - Going Shoppin'

The inside - Oh happy day!!


Well Dressed Turkey

Fall is a great time of year. It doesn't feel out of place to make cards for a variety of reasons.  The Create-A-Critter Turkey is so stinking cute  I made him - dressed for dinner so to speak.  I cut him and his parts at 3.5"  Then I cut an extra couple of tail feathers one at 3.13" and one at 2.81" and layered them with foam tape.  I used the Cuttlebug to add dots to his breast and bubbles to his wattle.  I had green googly eyes to brighten his face.
Just a fun card.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mr. Tom dressed for a night on the town

Detail of "de" tail

Layers of foam tape



Waterfalll Card

This is the first waterfall card I've made.  Paper Cutz Challenge # 58,  was to make a card, LO or craft project using tags. You may use any theme you'd like, and any colors you'd like.  I cut tags from Very Merry Tags at 1 3/4" and backed them on 2" squares of foil paper (both the background paper and the foil paper are from PaperWishes).  I decorated each tag before I mounted them on the slide.  You pull down the mittens to display each tag. The little snowman and his mittens were from my stash of embellishments.  I got frustrated while trying to make this, but it actually worked the first time.  So, I will be making more waterfall cards.  Thanks for stopping to take a peek.

My first waterfall card

Tag 1

Tag 2

Tag 3

Tag 4

Tag 5

Card inside