Sunday, March 14, 2010

Karen's birthday card and gift.

During the week it was Karen's birthday. As usual, I wasn't quite on time with giving her her card and pressie!! With the card, I literally opened up my scrap drawers and pulled out possible colours. She likes green, so that was easy. The card just evolved! I used the cuttlebug to create the texture of the green SB paper (Kaszazz Merry Christmas range), as well as making the butterfly. With that, I just did the green butterfly and then created the white butterfly without the texture and cut it up to create highlights on the wings and body. The piece of white SB essentials card has been bordered using a fiskars punch. Dark brown chalk ink was used for the words and edging and a cute small daisy punch from Kaszazz for the white daisy highlights. I finished it off with some bling from the sticky bling that we sell and some ice stickles.
After having this much fun on the card, I simply had to make the milk cartons!! I know you're all nodding and saying" obviously" ! I'm more than happy to email the templates to you if you drop me a line - they are so cute to make and really easy.
There is a tip when you are working from a template: Cut the template out roughly, use temporary tape to stick it to the paper you want, then cut out , score the lines and remove the template. Easy.
The other way to do it, is to print the template directly onto your paper, wrong side, and then proceed! Too easy.
Anyway, I'm not so skilled on putting the template on my blog, so I'll have to rely on you to email me and I'll send it. I will in the meantime, work on getting my hubby to show me how to do that!! Happy Creating!