Tuesday, November 25, 2008

3 Cards = 3 Mfrs. + Magistical Memories

Perhaps one reason I love chipboard so much is because you can dress it up to go with any paper line. Today I would like to share 3 cards made for Round 2 of the Magisitcal Memories Design Team search.

The first card I made took me back to the days of paper dolls. Anyone reading this remember those? I didn’t play with paper dolls a lot but do remember having them. They certainly traveled well in the car. (LOL)

For this pretty wedding card I dressed up Magistical Memories Potty People with products by “fashion designer” Tim Holtz. The bride is wearing white dress with an underslip of white acrylic paint. The bodice sparkles with Frosted Lace Stickles, and the A-line skirt is created with layered tulle. The empire waist and veil feature pearl beads for added elegance. The groom wears a dazzling tux created with the latest hot new “fabric” – Black Diamond. Sakura glaze buttons adorn his shirt, and his velvet covered hat created by Doodlebug flocking gives him a distinguished appearance. Wouldn’t you like to marry him? (LOL)

The card is made complete with Heidi Grace Midnight Kisses floral, Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock and a black strip of cardstock punched with Fiskars Threading Water punch, and coated with flocking. A Magistical Memories white scallop frame showcases the lovely couple to send greetings of congratulations to any bride and groom.

The second card also uses a Potty “guy” paired with a MM Window Tab. When I looked at the window tab thinking outside the box, the thought of Star Wars droid came to mind. But both guys in my household thought I was crazy if I could make a real “Storm Trooper” out of chipboard, so I opted for a robot so as not to have my creative efforts guffawed by the guys. The little robot man was a blast to create – and is perfect for an encouragement card for my almost teen son to celebrate his good grades in school.

Fun details include green gem stickers that make the robot look like he is plugged in, and a glass visor behind the helmet from a package of Heidi Grace glass tiles I have had for eons. Of course you may recognize the fabulously fun Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo line, which was the inspiration for the colors used in my robot. Pretty cool, huh? Now, if I could only get him to wash our dishes…

Isn't he cute?

The third card is an interactive fun piece featuring a Piggy Tales Sliding Barn Door and their line of Baa Baa Black Sheep papers. Working three nights a week now, I really miss the bedtime ritual with my daughter – which was always the favorite part of my day. She enjoys reading with her dad before bedtime, but I know misses me, too. Sometimes work is so busy I only get 30 seconds to talk with her on the phone and wish her goodnight while on my 2 minute dinner break. To help her know how much I love her, this little card can sit on her nightstand and she can slide the door each night to get a hug from her mom.

I know she will love the sparkles, texture of velvet puff paint (butterfly dots), and squishy gel frame. The chipboard pieces include a Nesting Heart and smallest of the Flutterby butterflies.

I hope you are inspired by these 3 cards and that there is an idea or two you can lift. I want to share that I had a super happy mail day yesterday! First, a package from The Paper Element - and inside was the gorgeous reds of Tinsel Town. A complete surprise as I did not know they were sending me that to work with. When I contacted Ann, the design team coordinator for TPE, apparently I was supposed to get sheets of cardstock stickers to go with the Blue Flannel and Hot Cocoa lines I am already working with (these were delayed from the original shipment). The labels must have been switched and Ann is so sweet - she is letting me keep Tinsel Town as an early Christmas gift. Abby's grandmother bought her a pretty red dress for Christmas - and I cannot wait to scrap her in it.

My second happy package came from Giboney Sparks of Piggy Tales - a thank you gift for my "Wise Guy" mini album being featured on their blog. She sent me a package of Bill Goats Gruff (somewhere I have pics of Kyle learning to ride his trike and bike not yet scrapped), and the awesome 2nd generation barn doors and piggy tails (no more springs from the copier machine staple cartridges -these will be so much easier to use for my interactive pop-up cards!)

I look forward to playing with my happy mail and sharing with you all the projects I make that will forever preserve the memories we make as we enjoy the journey. I hope you are making wonderful memories with your loved ones this Thanksgiving. Remember to not only count your blessings, but give praise to the One who gives them to you.


Lily said...

fabulous dimesion on these cards. really brings them to life

Lacintha said...

gorgeous work as always, Rita :)
Best of luck girl!