Friday, February 15, 2013

Cascading Card

Jessica and I had a great day today. She had the day off from school, but Amy didn't. So we got to have a mommy daughter day. She was so excited. :) We went shopping for a birthday gift for a friend whose birthday party is tomorrow. I showed her a Lego Friends kit that I had seen, but she hadn't. She decided to get it as she had money from birthday and Christmas. When we got home I eventually ended up in my craft space and she joined me putting together her new kit while I finished making a card. It was quite enjoyable.

I recently picked up the Spring 2013 issue of Cardmaker magazine. If you click on the link you will see the reason I picked it up. I was instantly smitten with the cover project. My friend and I had a crafty playdate yesterday, the first for us in a very long time. I have to admit to not completing any particular project, but we enjoyed chatting about all things crafty. I brought along the magazine to show her and we decided to follow the tutorial to make the card base. Then we looked up the Spellbinder's products needed to complete the project as shown. Now, I don't own the products used, but I decided to go through the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge and see if there were any cuts I could use in place of Spellbinders.

This is what I created: (click on photo to enlarge)

I used Kraft paper for the base and American Crafts cardstock in white and yellow. The Breeze (blue) cardstock is from Close to My Heart. 
All the cuts are from Artiste.
The flower is on page 54, I cut two for each flower. The white flower is 2 inches, yellow is 1 3/4.
The butterfly is on page 58 and is cut at 1 inch (I think, forgot to write it down)
The leaves are on p 54 and cut at 1 inch
The swirls are on page 43,  1 is cut at 1 3/4 and the others at 1 inch.
The buttons are from my stash, the twine is Doodlebug from the Halloween collection.
The blue pieces are punched with a Martha Stewart border punch
The chipboard piece and Oh Happy Day stamp came with the Artiste collection.

Jessica was done with her Lego kit and wanted to help, so she stamped the sentiment on the banner. 

The idea is that you can flatten the card and it would be a standard A2 size. Well, it would have worked except the banner makes it too big now, but there was no other place to put it, so I will keep this card on display.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Laurel said...

This is gorgeous!

Alanna said...

How fun that you and Jessica could spend the day together. And your card? Simply amazing. You've outdone yourself.

Barb said...

Wooooow! This is FAB.U.LOUS! My goodness! I love it! The colors are great and it's just loaded with details...buttons, butterflies and flourishes...just gorgeous, Jeanne!

crochetwithtamara said...

As always Jeanne, you inspire me! Thanks for sharing.

Love and Hugs,

Erica said...

that is so pretty!!!

KayM said...

HOLY WOW Jeanne!! This is stunning!! What a beautiful card and a work of art for sure! That looks like it took hours to make!! Whoever is the recipient for that card is one lucky person! So happy that you had a fun day with your girl! My girl and I love those. We call them "girl's days" and we always have so much fun together!

to answer your question on my card - that little swirly thing, I made a cut file for my cameo. I scanned the image in and made it from that. So much fun!! :)

mE said...

OOOH this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the card adn all the happiness on it :)