Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Cody

My Cousin's little boy, Cody is turning 3 on April Fool's Day!! We are going up north (where he lives) later in the week. So thought I should get working on his card.

Yesterday I picked up this Sixxix Train Die at Michaels with a 50% off coupon I got in an email so I ended up paying $10 for it, how great is that!!

Here are the steps for making the card:

  • Cut Pacific Point Blue Cardstock (4.25x5.5) for base of card
  • Cut Kiwi Kiss Cardstock (4x5.25), layer that on top of the Pacific Point Cardstock.
  • Cut Whisper White Cardstock (3.75x5), layer this on top of the Kiwi Kiss Cardstock.
  • I have some chipboard alphabet & letters, I traced the "3" and cut it out of Kiwi Kiss Cardstock.
  • Next I ran pieces of Pacific Point & Kiwi Kiss Cardstock thru the Big Shot with the Sixxix Train Die. This die has the steam engine, 2 passenger cars & a caboose. I only cut out the engine & one of the cars.
  • I trimmed off the top portion of the passenger car to make it a flatbed to carry my "3".
  • I then attached the Pacific Point train & flatbed (see how the cars interlock, I did cut off the hook at the back of the flatbed since there were no more cars).
  • Remove the center pieces of the Pacific Point train.
  • I punched out the Kiwi Kiss "center pieces" and attached them to the Pacific Point train.
  • Then I attached the smoke puffs.
  • I then cut & attached the back folded portion of the card using Whisper White Cardstock (8.5x5.5), folded it in half & attached it to the finished card front.
  • Last, I stamped the "BIRTHDAY WISHES" sentiment for the Stampin' UP! WOW Flowers Stamp Set.

Suppllies Needed:

  • Stamps: WOW Flowers
  • Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White
  • Ink: Kiwi Kiss
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Sixxix train die, Boho Flower Punch

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cherish God's Beauty

There are lots of things to cherish in life. We have learned that in our family again! I won't go into details here but it has been a whirlwind on emotions as of late.

My Auntie Susie is a butterfly nut! She has dogs that are of the Papillion breed. Papillion means butterfly. So I was thinking of her when I made this card.

I also got to play with my new Big Shot & the texture plates. I love this new toy!! I have used it a couple of times now for my lunch-time work classes and the girls seem to enjoy it as well.

Steps for making the card are:

  • Only Orange Paper (4x5.25), run thru the Big Shot with the Texture Template
  • Run a Sanding Block over the top, this helps to lighten the color of the raised texture, this process is optional but was used on my sample.
  • Shimmery White (4x2.25), run thru the Big Shot with the Texture Template
  • Basic Black (4x2.5) - punch your Jumbo Oval out of the center
  • Attach your Shimmery White Textured Paper to the Basic Black strip.
  • Then Layer this onto the center of your Only Orange Textured Paper
  • Punch your sentiment onto a Whisper White Cardstock and punch out with the Large Oval Punch.
  • Attach this to the Basic Black Jumbo Oval you punched earlier.
  • Attach this to the bottom left corner of the card front as shown in the picture provided.
  • Word Window Punch - punch two from Shimmery White Cardstock & fold in half.
  • Attach the Word Window Punched pieces to alternating corners as shown in the picture
  • Stamp the butterfly from the Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set, God's Beauty with Basic Black onto Only Orange Cardstock.
  • Cut this out using Paper Snips.
  • Apply Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, as desired.
  • Attach to the Shimmery White Textured Paper with Dimensionals
  • Attach your card front to a folded piece of Whisper White Cardstock (4.25x5.5)


  • Stamps: God's Beauty (Level 1 Hostess Set) & Warm Words (Retired)
  • Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black & Only Orange
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Big Shot with Texture Templates, Word Window Punch, Jumbo Oval, Large Oval, Sanding Block, Dimensionals & Paper Snips

I hope you enjoy the card. Thanks for looking!