Saturday, April 30, 2011

First Paper Craft Post

Okay, so I have a different blog where I talk about my life as a military wife, however I have become so obsessed with paper crafting and scrapbooking that I find myself talking about this more than my actual life... trust me its a lot more interesting... but I still blog about the ups and downs of living as a military family and you can check that blog out too at... A Real Military Wife! However this page is just for my paper crafting and all the new ways I've found to do some really creative ideas!!! I will be linking up with other paper crafters, so look out for the links to their sites, they have given me so much inspiration. At any rate, I wanted to post my first project, and its a Mother's day card. I can post this because the person I am making it for doesn't really follow blogs, so I think it should be safe. Anyway, I hope you enjoy and post comments or questions... I'm still learning so if you have suggestions I would love them. See you all soon!!!

The basic card design I found at Jazzy's Cards. She has this really great design for the trifold card, and while it takes a little time, it is so worth it in the end.
I used paper from a K&Company paper pack, which has designs on both front and back, so I can add more to the back if I want. I kept it simple, and will probably put some writing on the back of a more personal message! The abstract circles I got from my Home Accents cart, and I put the circle layer on top with some glitter and used a Action Wobbles  just to add some extra detail.

Then I put the heart from the Home Accents in the middle of the circle
For the bathtub I used the cricut Splish Splash lite cartridge. I just bought this cart and I am loving it. I have done so many things with it already. Anyway, I thought it fit this card perfectly, it even had the word Relax on the cart so I added that to emphase what I imagined a good Mother's day to be!!

You can't really see the words, but the top part has the words Happy Mother's Day that I used the Cricut Design studio to help weld them together from the Storybook cart. Then I used a crayola marker to shade it the right color since I didn't have the best paper to work with. I added some Stickles to the stems of the flowers that were already on the paper and some Glossy Accents to the flower petals to make it look a little dewy... you can't see that very well in the pic either, but its there.

All in all I loved making this card, and my creative juices were on a high!! Hope you enjoyed!


  1. So pretty! Love the papers and who knew a bathtub could be so pretty?! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot this week!
    xoxo Joy

  2. Beautiful card!! Love the pretty cuts and papers you chose! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  3. OMG your card turned out just stunning! So many wonderful details. Thanks for joining in the fun at My Craft Spot.
    P.S. Love reading your post.
    Hugs Jenny

  4. Just love this trifold card! Just great and I like your use of color. I have the priviledge of being your first follower! My blog is only 2 weeks old so I know what it is like getting one off the ground! Best of luck :)

  5. Beautiful way to start out your new paper crafting blog! I love the paper and the fold is great! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

  6. What a lovely card! Your papers are gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for playing along with this week's challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper
    PS I just became a follower here, too. I remember reading your post on autism awareness on your other blog. (I also have a son on the spectrum.)