Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!  Today, Kelly George at the Sassy Scrapper Studio has a card that’s perfect for a springtime birthday or any occasion.  For more info, visit the Sassy Scrapper Studio!

Don't forget to join in our monthly challenge!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spring Bird

This card is very simple to make, yet if you pair the picture with the embossing it makes a nice statement. I used a old stamp I had from the Angel Company, colored it with Prisma pencils and put a nice scallop in a darker color around it. Since it was a bird in a tree, the leaves embossing template was a perfect match, I used Color Core cardstock and sanded it, so the lighter core would show through, matted it with the same shade of green I used for the circle/picture and tied a ribbon that matched around it. I like to put the straight ribbon around the card, then cut another piece and tie it onto the ribbon on the card, that way I get a smoother straighter knot.

I hope you enjoyed this card.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring Spring Spring

Another fantastic bright and 
day here on the Card A Day Blog. 
Here is a HAPPPPPY Card. 
For more details, visit my blog. 
And other renditions of the same type of Circle Pop Top Card.

Thanks for stopping by the Card A Day Blog. 


Don't forget to stop by the CAD blog tomorrow and see the Fabulous Patricia Logan!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Jar full of Flowers

I've created a jar full of flowers for some Spring Inspiration.  Stop by my blog Cindy's Creations to get the details of this card. 

Come back tomorrow to see what Chris Durnan has created for you and don't forget to enter this month's challenge.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Violet Spring Card

Today's card is a spring card, and violets always seem to pop up everywhere in spring.

 Years ago I planted some in my garden and since then I've changed my garden around many times, but the violets pop up under a tree in my yard every year. I don't have the heart to weed them out, they look so pretty. I'm just now getting into coloring with copics and I used my original violet to try to simulate the colors. How did I do?

Come over to my blog and I'll give you the colors I used to make this card.  Diana's Designs
See ya next time,


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Springtime Gift Card

Hi! I wanted to share a card that I made for a spring present of gardening supplies! I’m sure my friend will follow the sentiment on the card front! For more details and pictures of my project, visit my post at Garden’s Crafts ‘n More!
Make sure to visit tomorrow for some "Spring" inspiration from Diana! Remember to join the fun too! ENTER APRIL'S CHALLENGE:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring is in the Air!

Yes, is such a beautiful spring so far!  It motivated me to get another card done for the Card a Day Blog!

Today's card, I used some colored Memento Ink Pad, and grabbed some flower stamps from my collection of stamps.  I believe the one's I chose are all Daisy Bucket Stamps (Daisy Bucket line is no longer produced, and I bought up a ton of their stamps when they had the going out of business sale!)

Enjoy!!  And don't forget to join in on the challenge this month, or hit the Color Challenge on my blog,


Monday, April 23, 2012

Welcome Spring!

Every spring I look forward to hearing the Canada Geese head north, a nice reminder that the cold winter days are going to be over soon! Gardening starts, and the card I made today hopefully will remind you of birds you will see soon in your garden too!  Visit my blog for all the details at Garden’s Crafts ‘n More!
Come back tomorrow for some more inspiration from Michelle from Paperthreads!
Don’t forget to join in on the fun too! We would love to be inspired by seeing your creations in our challenges!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring Flowers and Spring Cleaning ...

 It's Laury, back again!
Today I am featuring a Spring Cleaning - Spring Flowers kinda card!

 My last post covered Suminagashi paper. Well... I now have a supply of some fun scraps so the challenge for me was to use some of these scraps and clean out some others.

 Martha Stewart makes some fun generic punches that go together. For this card I went through my Suminagashi paper stash and punched away....

Stop back tomorrow for a new card from Shelley! 

Until next time,


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Graduation Tent Card

Hello and welcome to the final day of our "Graduation" theme.  I'm Cindy from THE CREATIVE POINTE
and I'm sharing this modified Tent Card.  I have all the design details and a money saving tip for you over on my blog.
Be sure to check back in tomorrow when Laury kicks off the "Spring" theme week.
Still time to enter our monthly Challenge too!  Click on the button at the top of the blog for all the details.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Reach for the Stars

Today card is brought to you by the letters P and L, as in Patricia Logan.   I threw in the short commercial in honor of Sesame Street, because it is does not matter if your child having their first graduation at 4 or at 24, always encourage them to reach for the stars.   This is again a simple card, and I wanted to show you how simple it is to just grab a card blank, an embellishment pack from any company,  and in 10 mins you will have a fun simply card that any grad would love.   You can see how to make it over at my blog, MDN Creates.  You can also enter your card in the challenge below.   Come back tomorrow to see Cindy Pointe's  graduation card.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Card A Day Blog - Invitations

Hi, it's me Shirley Ross and today our theme is invitations. This week has just gotten away with me and my invitation did not go the way I had planned. Ever have those weeks. However, I had been playing with some stash stuff and this little 'thank you' card was the result. So today I want to let you know how 'Grateful' I am to be a part of the Card A Day blog and how 'GRATEFUL' I am for those who come to visit. Hop on over to Mom 'n Me Scrap for more information on this card.

Have a great day and hope your week is going well.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Grad Money Holder

Hello Everyone
This is Terri from Today I have for you a Grad Money Holder card. What Grad doesn't want money for graduation? This card is simple in its construction. I did however use a couple of Cricut carts, a couple stamps, a couple die cuts and an embossing folder.
    If you want the details on how to put this card together and the list of supplies, please stop by my blog .
Thank you so much for coming by the Card a Day blog. Tomorrow  Shirley has another wonderful card to share with you. Be sure and stop by for that!! Dont forget about our challenge.
Happy Crafting in 2012


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2012 GRAD

I'm really loving the grad cards we're having this week.  I hope you are, too.  I have a really quick card, but it gives lots of impact.  Mine was made for a male college grad, but with a little embellishing can be made for a young lady as well.  Come visit me, Christine, at Creative Genie-ous where you can get the info on making this card.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what Terri has cooked up for you!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Congrats, Graduate!

Can you believe graduation season will soon be upon us?!  Tina kicked us off and we've still got a whole week to go of card ideas for the new graduates.

I'm Vicki Schram and my card today is for my cousin's son, so no lace, no flowers...just fun and fast!  It also features a great mortarboard SVG file from CADB designer, Cindy Pointe.  Come on over to PAPER SQUIRREL for all the details.

I can't wait to see what graduation inspiration Christine Patton has for us tomorrow!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

For The Graduate

Hi Tina Campbell here your designer of the day and I get to start off a new week of themes: Graduation. This is a fast card to put together and have it ready for the graduate in your life.

For all the details on this card stop over at my blog Tina's Scrap Corner and check it out.
Stop back tomorrow and see what Vicki Schram from Paper Squirrel has for you.

Don't forget to join the challenge this month

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Fan for Mom

Supplies Used:

3 sheets of 12 x 12 Kraft cardstock (one for the blank card, one for the die cut, and one patterned for the matting)

Pearl by Martha Stewart.
Cartridge:  Cricut Pagoda Cartridge

This is a super simply card for people are just getting started with their Cricut machines, but any die cutting machine will work for this card.    I sized up one of the pieces of cardstock and cut it down to 4" x 12 sheet, folded it in half.   Next I cut the next sheet, which was a 12 x 12 sheet patterned kraft paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 (I was off a little with this card-sorry).  Laid it aside, and I cut out a fan from the Pagoda Cricut Cartridge at 3" in shadow mode.  if you do not have a fan, the machine or the cartridge, use whatever machine you have, or if you are not going for that mono-look, you can also put a 3-d sticker in its place.  just be sure to get one that is the right size.   No sentiment on this card, but it can be optional.   Pearl is also optional


Friday, April 13, 2012

A Butterfly for Mom

I hope you've been enjoying all the Mother's Day cards this week.  Since we typically work a month ahead of holidays / themes, you have lots of time to make your own card for mom.  :-)

Here's another inspiration card from me...Vicki Schram.  A recent purchase of K&Co. paper influenced the design.  Come on over to my blog, PAPER SQUIRREL, and I'll give you all the details!

Stop back tomorrow for one more Mother's Day card from designer Kelly George!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vintage Mother's Day Card

Hello!  It's Cindy from The Creative Pointe back again to share this vintage looking card I made for my own Mom.  I'm so blessed to have her still with me, crafting away!  She is an amazing quilter and has gotten into card making herself recently...doing paper embroidery and iris folding.  Now we just have to get her on the internet!  Anyway, I hope you'll click over to my blog for all the card details, including a few tips.  You'll also find the supply list there.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow as I'm sure Vicki will have an amazing card to share!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Take Time to create a Mother's Day Masterpiece

Mothers Day is around the corner! Start now and enjoy the process!

This card is simple yet elegant. Taking from two Japanese traditions, Suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling) and ikebana (flower arranging)

This is the simple version without texture.

Other versions and information about how to create this card and the others can be found on my blog. I also explore a fun little technique called Suminagashi that floats paints on water. Below is a thumbnail showing one of the papers I have created. More on my blog!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a new card! I hope you have been inspired to try a new technique.

Have a great day!



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flowers for Mom

Tina Campbell today filling in so I grab a post I did last year for this week's theme. This card was made for the facebook group Cricut CardNcutExchange's April Swap 2011. It was a fun card to make and I would have been proud to give it to my mother for Mother's Day. To get the details on the card you can see it at Tina's Scrap Corner
Stop back tomorrow and see what Laury from Just Laury has for you.
Won't you join us and