Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Buttons, Crafting Cord and Trains! Oh, my!

Yup, more boy cards! I only have a few more to do! I think I have to come up with two more designs and make about 4 or 5 more. Here are a few cards that I finished up tonight.
I have had this gater from Create a Critter cut for about two weeks and I finally remembered to use him on a card! He is all stickled out and looks so super cute. I embossed the blue paper with Cuttlebug Traffic Jam and used pop dots under the clouds.

This base was originally for the gater card but he didn't look right with the buttons so I decided to use one of my newest cartridges, Boys Will Be Boys, to cut the train. A simple stamp for the sentiment and some doodling completed the card.

I threaded the orange buttons with some yellow crafting cord and I love how it turned out!

I like the simplicity and clean lines of this card. The background paper is pretty busy so I like the plain green squares for the bright white letters from Zoo Day. I haven't used that one yet but the font is funky and perfect for a birthday card. Again I used the crafting cord and a button.

Another simple card with the star paper. I embossed the solid blue paper with a Sizzix texture plate Birthday Stars and used some orange twine from The Twinery.

I also used pop dots under the stars. Looking at it now, I am going to add some doodles to the stars to make them stand out a little better.

So, specifically for my boy cards, I bought a mat stack called All About Boys by DCWV and this is the first time I used it! Love the animals and trains on the paper and I think it compliments the train from Create a Critter perfectly! I forgot the present that I was going to put in the train...I'll hafta go back and do that too!

I am simply obsessed with crafting cord and buttons! I love ribbon and this is a great boyish alternative.

With all of the negativity and ugliness on the Cricut messageboard lately, it was nice to ignore it all and do some crafting, which is the reason that everyone gets on the boards in the first place. I love to look for inspiration, but completely dislike the snarkiness and meaness that people show. Enjoy what you have, appreciate your talents and have fun!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adore the first train birthday card. I love all of these actually, but my eye keeps going back to that one!

    Great job!