Wednesday, August 19, 2009

{ Photographing Your Projects }

I know when I started attempting to post pics of my work on websites I was so intimidated! Everyone else's work looked so much more professional than mine. I had no idea where to look for tips. Well, I have now found it!!!! Amy Sheffer gives some great ideas on

HTDT? 7.22.09 Photographing Your Papercrafting Projects

Happy pic taking!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

{ If You Were a Crocodile, You'd be a Handbag by Now! }

I can't get enough of Minnie's purse on the Mickey and Friends cart! To create this card, I welded two 6 inch purses together in CDS (the bases only, not the straps). The croc-embossed paper is from Anna Griffin's Peyton line. Its fairly thin, so I cut the welded piece on brown CS and then again on the croc paper.

Once I adhered the croc paper to the CS (using dry adhesive), I gently pried the croc paper away from the CS at the top of the purse and poked a small length of tulle between the two layers. Once I was satisfied with the way the tulle looked, I squeezed a little liquid glue in between the layers to secure it. This is the view of the card from more of a side angle:

I added some grosgrain ribbon and a buckle from Hobby Lobby to the front of the card and accented the buckle with a single pink Bling.

{ If You've Got It...Flaunt It! }

I was inspired by THIS card by KaseyCardy to make my own Bikini Card. The 'top' is the only element cut on the Cricut and it is flocked pp from Anna Griffin's Peyton line. I used a 2-inch circle punch to create the curvy sides and the well as the leg holes (I don't know what else to call

All in all, a very easy card! Have a great day!