Wedding!

 Posted by at 10:31 am
Apr 282011
 

With the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton taking place tomorrow (29-4-11) at Westminster Abbey, wedding fever is hitting many in the UK.  Even CUP has been affected and is offering a right “ROYAL” discount off all orders from the CUP website until the end of the month.  You can read the latest CUP Newsletter, including the discount details, by clicking -> here.

Let’s not forget that over the next few months there are many more weddings taking place.  Perhaps you are actually attending a wedding, or perhaps you just want to send a card and possibly a gift.  You may even be making cards for selling.  Whatever your reason for making cards I’m sure you’ll need to make some wedding cards in the near future.

Here I’ve collected together photos of some of the wedding cards I’ve made over the last year.  If you click on the links in the information below each group of cards you will be taken to the page with the design sheet I used in each case on it, together with a larger image of the card.
1Stunning Floral 2 Corner Stacker  2Rose Bouquet  3Wedding Themed Concentric Pyramid  4Wedding bouquet with wavy centre  5Roses & Rings Pyramid Sheet

  1.  Stunning Floral 2 Corner Stacker by Ammie Sanders (This is a lovely image and the design is easy to cut out as well.  I made it up into an A5 card with just some narrow border peel-offs and a Welsh “on your wedding day” greeting, but I think the image could be used for a larger A4 card with some ribbon, lace and wider fancy border peel-offs.)
  2. Rose Bouquet by Angie Palmer (A brides bouquet with a couple of extra layers, together with some backing pieces and choice of greetings panels and paper ribbons that I didn’t use.)
  3. Wedding Themed Concentric Pyramid by Ammie Sanders (A ruler and a sharp craft knife are needed to cut out the concentric pyramid layers, but there is no intricate in and out cutting involved in this design which makes a pyramid card that’s a little different to the norm.)
  4. Wedding bouquet with wavy centre by Angela Wake (The wavy edged central pyramid layers are easy to cut out but add an interesting affect and dimension to the card.  I finished the card off with ornate border peel-offs.)
  5. Roses & Rings Pyramid Sheet by Sarah Edwards (A lovely image and easy to make the cards as it just has straight edged pyramid layers.  If you use 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape the card should be less than the 5mm depth allowed by the Royal Mail for an ordinary letter if you intend to post the card.  It’s great to be able to make fantastic creations with dimension for hand delivering, but sometimes you just want something nice and pretty that you can post.)

1wedding decoupage / A5 card front  2White Wedding Bouquet - Pyramid Card  3Wedding Chappel with Bride & Groom 5 Minute Easel Card  4Quick Wedding  5anniversary, silver, gold or pearl book

  1. Wedding decoupage / A5 card front by Stephen Ingram (This is a dimensional card with each layer of the cake cut out so there is a bit of fiddly cutting out involved, especially round the leaves attached to the ribbon on the bottom tier, but I have cut out worse and it does make a lovely card that can be further embellished if you wish.)
  2. White Wedding Bouquet – Pyramid Card by Julene Harris (This is an easy to cut pyramid topper.  I edged each layer with a gold metallic marker to “lift” them and give them definition.  You can do the same if you wish, or leave the individual layers as they are.)
  3. Wedding Chappel with Bride & Groom 5 Minute Easel Card by Ammie Sanders (All the pieces are printed out on one sheet so if your printer can print onto card there’s no need to look further, other than glue, to make the card.)
  4. Quick Wedding by Diane Furniss (This is a quick and easy card to make.  I just used some flexi-peeloffs around each panel to highlight.)
  5. Anniversary, silver, gold or pearl book by Angela Wake (Although listed in the Anniversary section this design, with its wedding bells, is equally suitable for a wedding.)

1The Bride on her day  2Wedding Bliss Teabag Sheet  3Sunset Wedding Pyramage  4Soft Pink Bed of Roses - Background Paper  5Gold Damask Backing

  1. The Bride on her day by Angela Wake (Another “open book” topper.  The main topper layers are easy to cut out but the little additional layers can be more tricky to cut, however these don’t always need to be added if they prove too difficult for you to cut.)
  2.  Wedding Bliss Teabag Sheet by Ammie Sanders (Only straight cutting for this card, and then the “teabag” squares were folded into shape and stuck together to make the “rosette”.)
  3. Sunset Wedding Pyramage by Deborah Davies (Easy cutting oval layers make up the pyramid on this topper.  With the exotic looking sunset this card would be very suitable for those going abroad [from the UK] for their wedding.  The sheet I used has several greetings panels on it as well.)
  4. Soft Pink Bed of Roses – Background Paper by Julene Harris (Don’t forget that you can print off background design sheets and make up into bags or wrapping paper to present your gift in.  You could even use a backing you’ve used on your card for the card and gift to co-ordinate.)
  5. Gold Damask Backing by Russ Smith (If printed onto good quality card, especially card with iridescent/pearlescent finish for a special effect, you can make your own boxes to put your gift in as well.)

Of course, the cards I’ve made are just a small sample of the designs available via CUP.  If the designs I’ve chosen are not your sort of thing, then I’m sure that if you look over the CUP Wedding section you will find something you like -> here.  You can even go to the “Ask An Expert / Designer” section on Craftforums to ask whether one of the talented designers would make a design sheet or kit for you if you’ve got something specific in mind and can’t find it already designed.

NOTE: Don’t forget to go to the Fathers Day Card Competition on Craftforums -> here – to have a look at all the 50+ entries and place your vote for the card you think is the best. I wrote more about this in my blog post earlier in the week -> here – if you want to read about it and see a photo of the outside of my entry (I uploaded a photo of the dimensional inside of my card as my entry).

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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Apr 262011
 

Discount

Crafty Bob is giving 20% off on orders from CUP until midnight on 30th April 2011 – there’s information about this and other CUP News in the last newsletter sent out which you can see – here.

CUP Fathers Day Competition – April 2011

All the entries are now in for the “Fathers Day Competition – April 2011” so please go and have a look at them by clicking -> here.   There are over fifty entries created by cardmaking crafters from around the world, (and yes, this does include an entry I made) so please click on each thumbnail image to have a good look at each card entry, as just a quick look at the thumbnails doesn’t show you the detail of the workmanship put into the cards.  You may even get some inspiration to create your own Father’s Day card from seeing the variety of cards created by so many cardmakers who are at differing levels of development as card makers.

After having a good look at all the entries, why don’t you go on to vote for your favourite?

(Note – you do need to be a member of Craftforums to place a vote, but you can look without voting and if you do want to vote, and are not a member yet, then why not join this really great and friendly crafting community?)

My Entry

You’ll find my description of how I made my entry to the competition when you click on the thumbnail image of my card on the page – here – to see the larger image of the card, so I won’t write all about it again here – just go and have a look and read. The image below is of the front of the card – the image uploaded for the entry is the dimensional pop-out/easel/etc., inside of the card.

Father’s Day Card Competition Entry - Front

The kit and sheets I used to make the whole card were as follows:

cup138046_437 – Gardening_Allotment Dude Kit
cup8717 – Someplace Backing Paper 2
cup72148_13 – Floating Deckchair
(Parts of the last two were used on the inside)

As Father’s Day is on different dates around the world I did make a post highlighting some cards I’d made that are suitable for Father’s Day last month.  You can go back to look at it by clicking here.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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Apr 242011
 

I did write a blog post about Easter and Easter Cards a short while ago, which you can read -> here.  Today I’m just writing a short post to wish all my online friends :

Happy Easter 2
Peaceful Times Decoupage
Peaceful Times Decoupage by Rebecca Brindley

For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  (John 3: 16)

He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.  (Matthew 28:6)

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.  (Ephesians 2:17)

He is Risen – May his Peace be with You.

Easter or Sympathy easel card 4   Little Easter Bunny - Pyramid  Easter Blessings

You can see these cards and many more I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Card Maker’s Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here

(Just scroll down past the top box to see the cards.)

If you want to see an assortment of designs put up on craftsUprint under the Easter Cards theme then click -> here.

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New Cards – April 2011

 Posted by at 09:36 am
Apr 222011
 

Now that I’ve finished my entry into the CUP Father’s Day Card Competition (more of that in a future post) I’ve managed to put together a small number of cards this week.  Here are the latest ones I’ve made for you to look at.  As usual I’ve added some notes about how easy or difficult I found them to cut and make, together with some other snippets that I thought of when writing this post.

1wedding decoupage / A5 card front  2Easter Blessings  3Little Easter Bunny - Pyramid  4Cockatoo 3D decoupage with background  5Scalloped Squares & Rectangles

  1.  Wedding decoupage / A5 card front by Stephen Ingram (A lovely wedding card that could be embellished with glitter or pearls or whatever you want.  The layers on this card do have some “ins and outs” cutting around the leaves, etc., but isn’t the most intricate design I’ve cut.  Click on the link to have a look at the design sheet to see if it would suit you.)
  2. Easter Blessings by Angela Wake (A simple to cut and make oval pyramid.  The design could be used for sympathy or Easter.  Two purposes – double the value.)
  3. Little Easter Bunny – Pyramid by Julene Harris (Straight edges only to cut for card-making with this design sheet so it’s an easy to make card that’s sure to be a hit with the younger members of the family.)
  4. Cockatoo 3D decoupage with background by Liz Harrison (This is one of the most fiddly designs I’ve cut out lately as each layer of the cockatoo has lots of ins and outs.  It does produce a lovely, dimensional, bird when gently shaped and stuck together though.)
  5. Scalloped Squares & Rectangles by Angela Burke (A .gsd file for cutting with a CraftROBO.  This cutting kit isn’t full of fancy or intricate embellishments, or even pretty toppers, but it is none the less a great staple to have in your digital library as it allows you to make cards with scalloped mats and layers without having to try and use a fancy edged scissors and the fiddle involved in trying to line up the blade each snip.  The mat is topped with pyramid sheet cup62574_613 for this card.)

1Easter or Sympathy easel card 4  2Iris star  3Summer Garden- Shell edged Corner Stacker  4GSD Curvy Octagon & Mats…  5Fire of the dragon

  1. Easter or Sympathy easel card 4 by Sharon Poore (The main easel card, stopper/butt-bar and the octagonal topper are easy to cut out, but the flower and butterfly extra layers are much more fiddly.  However, you could decide to only make the card without anything other than the main image.  I used just under half the extra pieces when making up this card.)
  2. Iris star by Julie Green (The pyramid on this card is all built up of star shaped layers so not too difficult to cut out.  This is a really lovely image that would be suitable for lots of occasions.)
  3. Summer Garden- Shell edged Corner Stacker by June Young (Easy to cut out corner stackers with just a “shell edge” to cut out that isn’t straight.  Another lovely image that would be suitable for Get Well, Birthday, etc.)
  4. GSD Curvy Octagon & Mats… by Angela Burke and Circular Easy-position Pyramid – Hibiscus by Judith Flavel (Cutting out different shaped mats with the CraftROBO gives a different look to cards, rather than just using standard squares, circles, oblongs and ovals, so this .gsd cutting file, with its lots of different sized layers to cut out, is a great one for your digital library.  This time I cut them out large and put them with an easy to cut out circular pyramid.)
  5. Fire of the dragon by Angela Wake (Another easy to cut and make corner stacker, but this time more suitable for a child.  Great as a birthday card, or even a get well card for a child with a sore throat.)

If you click through on the links in the list above you will get taken to pages that show the design sheets/kits/cutting files used in each case.   If you scroll to the bottom of those pages you will see a larger image of the cards I made with those designs, and below the photo my description of how I made the card.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Card Maker’s Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top box to see the cards.)

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Easter Cards (24-4-11)

 Posted by at 08:01 pm
Apr 192011
 

It will be Easter this weekend.  While not a tradition everywhere, sending cards at Easter is a tradition for some, and could well be something that is growing in popularity.

To my mind, the biggest problem with Easter is that it is yet another religious occasion that has been commercialized to such an extend that the meaning of the event, and the reason for the celebration, has been completely lost to many.  It’s all very well giving eggs and seeing chicks and lambs and the Easter bunny everywhere, but no good at all if nothing about the symbolisation they represent is passed on to the next generation.  You can read up about some aspects of Easter – here.  Please give remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus, for all of us, a place in your Easter celebration this year, be it by a moment of quite reflection on your own, or by attending a service in a church or chapel.

I’ve picked out some cards that use the symbolism of the empty cross as well as the egg, or hatching egg, for my assortment of cards to highlight today.  Some cards with crosses are listed as sympathy cards but are equally suitable for Easter cards.

Please take a look, and click through on the links if you want more information on the sheets I used to make them and a description of how I made them.

1Bunny & Chick Easter Card Toppers  2Sympathy Layered Cross Card  3http://www.craftsuprint.com/card-making/step-by-steps/easter-eggs/easter-lamb-step-by-step.cfm?r=231748  4Easter time 1 card front and back  5Floral easter cross

  1. Bunny & Chick Easter Card Toppers by Mary Jane Harris (The design sheet has two, easy to cut, square toppers as well as a small number of more fiddly to cut elements that can be decoupaged on.  you could leave these off if you wanted though.)
  2. Sympathy Layered Cross Card by Tina Fitch (This is a design that was cut using my CraftROBO therefore required no intricate cutting on my part.  I kept the card very simple, with little embellishment.  If you click through you can see that the designer’s sample card is more ornate with embossing used to great effect.)
  3. Easter Lamb Step By Step by Michelle Johnson (The back of this decoupage design is in an egg shape.  There are some fiddly bits to cut out for the decoupage but the egg shaped topper could be used without all the layer added.)
  4. Easter time 1 card front and back by Stephen Ingram (The whole card and some additional elements to build up are given on one sheet, so if you print onto card then there’s no need to go looking for anything else to decorate the card.)
  5. Floral Easter cross by Angela Wake (Another card where the whole design is printed out from the sheet so no additional decoration is necessary, although of course you can further embellish if you wish.  This time it’s a fold-back card.)

1peek-a-boo easter chick step by step  2Diamond Cross  3Silver Cross  4Yellow ribbon cross and purple flowers  5Sympathy Cross


  1. Peek-a-boo Easter chick step by step by Michelle Johnson (A simple image of a chick coming out of an egg, which is a symbol of new life, there is a lot of zig-zaggy cutting involved in the image, but nothing really intricate.  The image can be used in a card any way you wanted as it doesn’t come with any page front or backing element.)
  2. Diamond Cross by Silvia Griffin (This is an iris folding design that I made up using alternate strips of mat and shiny silver paper.  I then simply decorated with some flower embellishments.  Cutting out the apertures for the design wasn’t too difficult.)
  3. Silver Cross by Sheila Wilks (I think that this makes a lovely Easter card when mounted on the holographic card giving the colour halo affect like this.  Simple to cut out and make up, the design sheet used to make this card has the backing element and the cross on it.  It also has a greetings panel that I didn’t use, so click through and you’ll see exactly what you get.)
  4. Yellow ribbon cross and purple flowers by Angela Wake (While the card front and the first add-on layer are easy to cut out, the decoupage layer for the cross become more intricate, but this is one design that would make a lovely card without adding every one of the layers.)
  5. Sympathy Cross by Deborah Davies (Some fiddly cutting out of little flowers and butterflies required to put all the layers on this card, but you can miss the extra layers and just keep the base image if you want a quick and easy card.)

If you click through on the links in the list above you will get taken to pages that show the design sheets/kits/cutting files used in each case.   If you scroll to the bottom of those pages you will see a larger image of the cards I made with those designs, and below the photo my description of how I made the card.

If you want to see an assortment of designs put up on craftsUprint under the Easter Cards theme then click -> here.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Card Maker’s Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top box to see the cards.)

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Wild Cats

 Posted by at 12:42 pm
Apr 122011
 

Just a short blog post today with only five different design sheets from CUP used, although one sheet had lots of toppers on it.  During the last week to ten days I’ve made posts on Dogs – here – and Cats – here – so now it’s the turn of Wild Cats.

1Lion Card Front Pyramid Design  2WILD AT HEART  3Cuddly Tiger Pop Up Spring Card  4Lion Cub  5Tiger Pyramid design

  1. Lion Card Front Pyramid Design by Amy Cummings (A complete card front that’s easy to cut out and make a card out of.)
  2. WILD AT HEART by Val Ramon (A sheet with lots of wild animal toppers on it, including three with wild cats.)
  3. Cuddly Tiger Pop Up Spring Card by Katy Kinsey (A really cute card for a child with the added dimension of the tiger decoupage layer.  This layer isn’t too difficult to cut out because of the chunky nature of the image.)
  4. Lion Cub by Sheila Wilks (Another topper with the added dimension of a decoupage layer.  I wasn’t super fussy about the cutting out of the lion and just cut off the shadows from the added layer.)
  5. Tiger Pyramid design by Amy Cummings (A straight edged pyramid and co-ordinating backing strip is what you get on the design sheet I used to make this card.  Easy to make and very effective.)

These are just a small number of cards with wild animals I’ve made.  There are a lot of Big Cat designs available from craftsUprint, so why don’t you go and have a look at the pyramid designs – here – or just go through to the site – here – and search for the type of animal you are looking for.

Hope you enjoy looking at the different selections of cards I’ve made that I choose to highlight in my different blog posts.  If you do then please leave a comment.  You can also leave a comment if there’s a specific theme or style of card you like that I haven’t blogged about yet.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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Inserts

 Posted by at 07:17 pm
Apr 102011
 

In the last few of weeks I’ve made a couple of posts using background designs showing different ways I’ve used backgrounds, including using them for making boxes – here and here.  This time I thought I’d go to the inside of my cards and look at inserts.

More often than not I put a totally plain insert in my cards so that there’s plenty of place to write a personal message.  Sometimes I’ll put in a peel-off or printed greeting.  But it’s not often I go for printed inserts – The pictures that follow show some of the printed inserts that did catch my eye and I decided to buy.  They all matched backgrounds or toppers by the same designer that I’d decided to buy so many of the photos below show a the card front as a smaller image.  The inserts include standard, portrait, inserts for A5 cards (two of which – number 4 in the first set and number 1 in the second set – could also be used in the landscape orientation).  There’s also several gate-fold inserts, and a square one, which could also be used as side or top fold, on show.  My preference is for inserts that are not to heavily printed (no need to waste ink is there?).  I also like a large clear area for writing or printing a message.

1Peaceful Times Gatefold Insert  2Red Begonia Insert  3Lady of the Lake Gatefold Insert  4DIY Tool kit insert  5Love Bear Gatefold Insert

  1. Peaceful Times Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  2. Red Begonia Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  3. Lady of the Lake Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  4. DIY Tool kit insert by Amy Cummings
  5. Love Bear Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley

1Lemon fresh insert  2Flower Fae Foxglove  3Shabby Chic Rose 5×5 Insert/Base 2 Mix N Match  4Party Night Insert  5Purple Flutterby Blossoms Insert

  1. Lemon fresh insert by Julie Hill
  2. Flower Fae Foxglove Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  3. Shabby Chic Rose 5×5 Insert/Base 2 Mix N Match by Ammie Sanders
  4. Party Night Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  5. Purple Flutterby Blossoms Insert by Rebecca Brindley

Keep an eye out on my blog over the next few weeks as I think I’ll do a post showing cards where I’ve bought an assortment of items that co-ordinate.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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Butterflies

 Posted by at 10:06 am
Apr 082011
 

Butterflies are firm favourites with many people and can be used for many different occasions from birthday to get well, from good luck to congratulations.  I’ve made an assortment of cards with butterflies on them and have picked ten to show you below.  If you click on the links below each batch you will get taken to a page with the design sheet I used in each case which has a description of how I made the card at the bottom.  Most of these were very easy to make.

1Flutter By Butterfly - Cut & Fold Over The Side Card  2Butterfly Aperture insert  3“Feather Butterfly” Fancy Octagon Shaped Card 6  4Fluttery Butterfly Twisted Pyramage sheet  5Blue Butterfly Waterfall

  1. Flutter By Butterfly – Cut & Fold Over The Side Card by Elaine Sheldrake (The whole card is printed out from the design sheet and part of the front is cut away before folding into shape and decorating.)
  2. Butterfly Aperture insert by Sue Bryant (This design was cut out of a background card using my CraftROBO.)
  3. “Feather Butterfly” Fancy Octagon Shaped Card 6 by Anna Babajanyan (Another one where the whole card was part of the design sheet, but this time there’s only straight cutting to make the shape.  I just used some glaze and faux gems to decorate.)
  4. Fluttery Butterfly Twisted Pyramage sheet by Carol Clarke (A simple to cut and make up twisted pyramid topper.)
  5. Blue Butterfly Waterfall by Russ Smith (Just straight cutting for this card, although it looks more difficult to make.  Just a pokey tool and two brads to attach to the main card after sticking on the butterfly panels in place.)

1blue butterfly  2SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY FOR BIRTHDAYS GET WELL ANNIVERSARY ETC  3Green Butterfly Birthday /Congratulations Card  4Butterfly Iris Folding Pattern  5Fluttery Butterfly Quick Card with Fan Pyramage Topper

  1. Blue butterfly step by step topper and blue butterfly vellum by Michelle Johnson (Some cutting out around the butterfly in the centre and the little ones on the frame was required, so this is amongst the most fiddly to make of the cards I’m showing here, so it depends on how bad your dexterity problems are whether you’ll be able to make it or not.)
  2. SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY FOR BIRTHDAYS GET WELL ANNIVERSARY ETC by Elaine Sheldrake (A complete card front with pyramid layers that’s suitable for so many occasions.)
  3. Green Butterfly Birthday /Congratulations Card by Anna Babajanyan (Another card where the whole card is printed out, trimmed and scored.  I used minimal embellishments on this one.)
  4. Butterfly Iris Folding Pattern by Margaret Jones (A totally different technique to the other cards but one that is easy to achieve with this card.  The butterfly shape does need to be cut out, which could be fiddly for some, but putting together the pattern afterwords is relatively easy.)
  5. Fluttery Butterfly Quick Card with Fan Pyramage Topper by Carol Clarke (The fan blades are rounded at the top and easy to cut out.  The whole design is easy to put together.)

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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Cats

 Posted by at 02:44 pm
Apr 062011
 

I chose some cards that I’d made with dog images on to highlight in my last blog post – here – so this time I’ve picked out some cards I’ve made using designs with images of cats.  Most of the cats are just quietly behaving themselves, but one is up to mischief trying to get at the goldfish.

1Ginger Cat Twisted Pyramid  2Kitty  3Ginger cat pyramid  4Ginger cat with fish bowl quick card front  5Ginger & White Cat Tunnel Deckle Edge Side Stacker

  1. Ginger Cat Twisted Pyramid by Sheila Rodgers (A lovely photo of a cat in a basket made up as a twisted pyramid topper which is easy to cut out.)
  2. Kitty by Sarah Lake (I made two cards from one sheet of this design.  I used the base image as a flat topper on a gold framed card and used the other layers as a twisted pyramid on a simple easel card.  The design sheet had a background square and a paper ribbon element in addition to the layers so it creates a co-ordinated card very easily.)
  3. Ginger cat pyramid by Sharon Poore (This image of a cat is made up into a straight edged pyramid topper, so once again is easy to cut out and make up.  I’ve used it on a larger card, but it could be stuck onto a small square card if you wanted.)
  4. Ginger cat with fish bowl quick card front by Sharon Poore (A complete card front with some extra pieces to stick on so makes a lovely quick card.)
  5. Ginger & White Cat Tunnel Deckle Edge Side Stacker by Emma Bee (A lovely photo of a cat lying down that isn’t too difficult to cut out despite the deckle edge.)

1Cat In The Garden Wavy Side Stacker  2Circular Easy-position Pyramid - Contented Cat  3Cat Card Front With Pyramid  4Cat in an Oak Tree

  1. Cat in the Garden Wavy Side Stacker by Sarah Edwards (In this design the cat can be seen sunning herself in a garden full of flowers.  The wavy sides to the stacker is easier to cut out than the deckle edge of the previous card and makes for a lovely card for many occasions.)
  2. Circular Easy-position Pyramid – Contented Cat by Judith Flavel (The circular layers of this pyramid are easy to cut out and are very forgiving.   As each layer is marked with a circle showing the position of the layer above it’s an easy design to make up as well.)
  3. Cat Card Front With Pyramid by Jean Gordon (A lovely image with some extra layers, additional bows and a blank greetings panel.)
  4. Cat in an Oak Tree by Sheila Rodgers (A quirky pyramid topper with some co-ordinating paper ribbon elements.)

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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Dogs

 Posted by at 12:52 pm
Apr 052011
 

Are you a cats or a dogs person?  Or perhaps you like both.  More importantly – are any of the people you make cards for cats or dogs people?  For this blog post I’m highlighting cards I’ve made which have dogs on them.

1Blue Card with Dog  2Just Dogs  3Westie1 pyramid with background  4Border Collie Pyramid Sheet  5Enchanted Puppies Inverted Tunnel

  1. Blue Card With Dog by Diane Furniss (A lovely card front that can be used on a larger card, like this one.  It comes with pyramid layers and several greetings panels.)
  2. Just Dogs by Karen Adair (The sheet I used to make this sideways waterfall card has 9 different images of dogs on.  They could be used for ATCs or individual toppers on small cards, or grouped on larger cards.)
  3. Westie1 pyramid with background by Liz Harrison (A lovely little westie pyramid topper with half the sheet of co-ordinating background, together with some other elements including greetings panels.)
  4. Border Collie Pyramid Sheet by Sarah Edwards (A five layer pyramid topper with some greetings panels, including one blank one for your own greeting.)
  5. Enchanted Puppies Inverted Tunnel by Emma Bee (This card is a little more fiddly than the previous ones to cut out as ovals need to be cut out within the shape.)

1Good Boy, Rover! - Decoupage Card  2Puppy love sheet  3Doberman Pinscher pyramid with background  4Cute Little Puppy  53 Kittens & 1 Puppy Tunnel Deckle Edge Side Stacker

  1. Good Boy, Rover! – Decoupage Card by Julene Harris (This one is a decoupage topper so is a bit fiddly to cut out, especially between the ear and head, but it does make a lovely card.)
  2. Puppy love sheet by Julie Green (A simple topper, backing element and several greetings plates means that a nice card can be created quickly.)
  3. Doberman Pinscher pyramid with background by Liz Harrison (Another pyramid topper with a backing element, greetings panels, etc.  Easy to make a great card.)
  4. Cute Little Puppy by Linda Whittles (A lovely puppy in an easy to cut pyramid design with co-ordinating backing and paper ribbon strip.)
  5. 3 Kittens & 1 Puppy Tunnel Deckle Edge Side Stacker by Emma Bee (For those of you who are cat lovers here’s just a taster of one of the cards I’ve made with cats on.  Another relatively easy to cut design as mostly straight edges with just a wavy/deckle edge on one side of the side stackers.)

Keep an eye out for a post in the next week or so highlighting cards with Cats on them.  After domestic cats I may go onto wild cats.  Who knows what themes will catch my eye.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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