We had a great time working on our cards this month. Here they are:
Card #1 is a great card to use up those scraps of paper that you know you save and then never use. Cut 4 pieces 1.5 x 5.5 inches and then cut that rectangle in half diagonally from corner to corner. I love that CTMH papers have 2 sides of coordinating paper so you would end up with 8 triangles ( or use 8 different papers and have enough triangles to do 2 cards). We marked a line across on the base 4.25x5.5 cardstock at 1.5 inches from the bottom. Apply adhesive above the line, going from side to side and from the line to the top. You will then start lining up your triangles, starting at the left lower side and fanning out across the top. You will have pointed ends that overlap under the line, and larger ends extending over the top and sides. Just play around with them until you get them how you like and press down to adhere. Trim the pointed ends and the ones that extend past the card. I embossed a 1 5/8 x 5.5 strip of white paper with a Darice border template of a wave and added that to the bottom of the card. The flourish was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge, page 59, Font Layer @ 1 1/2 inches and the flowers were cut from AP page 50>shift>Layer @ 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 inches. Little jewels left over from my flip flop wreath were used for the center and attached with glue dots. I didn't add a sentiment to the front of the card, cause this one will just go in the stash for when I need it. Maybe for Mother's day.
Quick fun card, standard size. Hard to see but the background behind the balloon has clouds that we stenciled onto the white cardstock with chalk. I cut a frame and used a Darice embossing folder that I rubbed with Star Spangled Blue ink before embossing, transferring the ink to the embossed designs. The balloons was cut from Artiste cartridge page 70>shift Accent 1 @ 3.5 inches in Desert Sand. And the inside of balloon fro the same page from a scrap of leftover CTMH paper. The little gondola is attached with some embroidery thread to the balloon. Enjoy the ride is a stamp from the "It's Your Day" stamp set available awhile ago.
So many different layout available for this card. My ladies each had something different and all were so much fun. CTMH doesn't have a cut for the this hexagon shape, you might find one on another cartridge, but I was lucky to have my original Hexagon shapemaker from Creative Memories and it came with two side hexagons that was perfet for cutting the shapes and the frames for this. Highlight this picture, I love the For Always paper pack and that fact that the black paper has this great floral design hinted at in the background. It looked like little honeycombs on some of the cuts and blended perfectly with the Buzz and Bumble Paper pack. The little strip at the bottom is border strip from the very top of the black For Always paper pack. The sentiment is from Fabulous You Stamp set.