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Monday, April 6, 2009

Grandparents are special

This year, I've made a goal to get better at my cardmaking skills so I try to participate in card challenges as much as I can. Here's a couple I made and since I rarely make cards for Grandparents, I thought now is the best time to do so.

Grandfather

this was inspired by the sketch in CPS last week. I missed the cut off date to submit but I did have a lot of fun with the sketch.


I have the dear Cricut expressions back from my mom this month and I'm playing around with it again. Aaahhhh, how I've missed that baby!

I cut the flourish and frame from the Cricut. I sprayed the silver flourishes with glimmer mist for added shine and covered the heart chipboard with gold stickles (glitter glue)

Grandmother

this one was inspired by the Be Inspired #25 over at Cuttlebug blog. It was a sketch challenge this week and I loved how this turned out.

I used the swiss dot embossing template (love this stuff) and my new purchase which is the decorative circle embossing folder for the white cardstock. I added some chalk to it to make the circles stand out more.


and to emphasize the "frost" in my card sentiment, I added tons of buttons onto the cupcake.

Thank you for looking and Till next time,
Grace

9 comments:

Eveline said...

Love the card you made for the cuttlebug challenge. The buttons are super.
Eveline.

hannie said...

way to go Grace, you are really enjoying that baby LOL and your cards are so amazingly neat!

Mrs J said...

Wow Grace, I love this! How cool does the white embossed card look - gorgeous! And all those yummy buttons! Such a gorgeous take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us again at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/
Hugs Mrs Jx

Cassie said...

now that i have recovered!! GRACE!!!! this is FABULOUS!!!!!!! I seriously could not breath when I saw it!!

Love those buttons for the cupcake - great, great idea!!! And the sketch interpretation is wonderful!

Now, where did you get that embossing folder for the white? Is it by provo craft? Do Tell Please - with a cherry on top - b/c I want that to be a new purchase for me Too!!!

thanks for joining us again at cuttlebug challenge! you are such an important part of what makes us successful! good luck with this week's giveaway!!

Cuttlebug Challenge

Allison said...

love how you used the buttons, great take on the sketch
Thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

Meda said...

Wow! It's awesome! Yummy buttons!
Thank you for joining this challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
Meda

Maggie said...

The button, the cake, oh my so gorgeous!I just got that scallop embossing folder TFI.
Thank you so much for participating at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
You will be featured on April 9th, 2009.
Maggie

Pamela said...

Awesome cards!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute! I love the buttons for icing on the cupcake. Great idea! Thanks for doing the challenge with us!

Hugs~Becky