Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cute birthday purse card





This first project is from the Forever Young Cartridge.  I love this cartridge, so many cute and fun cuts on it. I love purses and so does a friend of mine, this will be her birthday card.  
I used my Gypsy to weld 2 purse shapes and layout the letters in place.  I then changed out my blade for my blue Cricut marker and drew the shapes onto the yellow card stock.  I then went back into the gypsy and deleted the words and replaced the blade into the Expression. This way it would cut the purse and flowers and not cut the letters out.
I then deleted everything but the purse and put pink paper on the mat to get my outer layer of the purse.  Sounds like a lot but it went pretty fast once I had the initial project laid out.

Here's another view, giving you a closer look at my flowers. I added lemon ice stickles and cotton candy stickles. I used my copic marker to outline the pink flower and draw the stitching on the purse.  I knotted some ribbon on the handle to simulate a scarf on the handle. (I'm very tickled with this card)
I colored in the letters with the same copic I drew the stitching with and added another fun flower inside.
The letters are Blackletter font.
My next project is using the Carousel Cartridge.  My parents too Emily on a train ride last month and sine then she's talked and talked about this train.  The other night she decided on her own accord to create a train of her own.  Complete with passengers, seat belts and snacks.  She is such an imaginative child, never ceases to amaze us. So in honor of her train I had to make a page to show case it. 

I kept it super simple because I want her train to be the focus.  The circle background was created using my new Lucky 8 punch, it's the most amazing new tool!!
I outlined the train cars and embellished the letters using my mint green liquid pearls.
I haven't printed the picture yet but here she is, our little conductor. (makes me proud!)
I had to cut ribbons and yarn pieces to make sure everyone had seat belts. It was worth the sacrifice of ribbon to watch her play train conductor.
Now, for more fun and inspiration please head over to Laurie


32 comments:

vick6740 said...

Such great projects! Love the carts you used. Need to put these on my birthday wish list!! Love seeing the interest in trains that Emily has!! TFS!! Vickie M dt sis

cema1cema said...

I love your projects!! Forever Young is one of my favorite cartridges!! Christina

Liz said...

your projects are adorable, love the LO, with that pic it will be priceless

Mary said...

I love this Forever Young cart. The more I see it the more I want it!! Love the purse! What a creative child Emily seems to be. Great Lo this will be. TFS, Mary M

Gloria said...

great projects... love the forever young cart although i dont have it yet love to see what everyone makes with this cart... great LO for a great pic
gloria c
www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

angel4ever said...

That purse is gorgeous!!!!! Your friend is going to love it!

DT sis ~ Tiffany

Josie0602 said...

I love the little purse so cute!!

DT sister
Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

missstamper said...

Awe... how sweet is that? Such a cute litte conductor! Love your projects, too!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

KathyJo said...

Love the purse card. I have that cart and will have to try it. That will make a really cure way to give gift cards or cash in a birthday card. My 16 year old is always going to a party. Will definitely be making some of these to have on hand.
KathyJo

rlovew said...

Adorable layout- the train looks great and that layout is beautiful and yet simple enough to show off the adorable picture.

Newbie2crafting said...

love your projects. The layout is so cute and the pictures are adorable too.

Dana
DT Sister
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Heather said...

How adorable, and a great way to show off such a great pic. Happy new follower. Thanks so much for sharing.

God Bless
Heather Pullen
blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

Heather said...

super cute projects!! love the happy bday purse! great idea
TFS
http://pinkpunkcosmo.blogspot.com

silvia said...

Great projects!!

Sweet Heart said...

Love the purse card. Thanks for sharing.

Homespun Elegance said...

OMG What a little imagination that Emily Has! That is Too Cute Marji! Love It!

xoxoxox

Jess and Mason @ www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

What a fun purse card. I love the bright colors! You should enter it in the shape card challenge at CreativeCutterRoom.com

azivy said...

Love the purse card need to get that cartridge great job

Laurie said...

How adorable is that train, great imagination! Your layout is super cute and the purse card is pretty awesome too!

Doris P. said...

LOL he is so cute with her chair train! what a cute LO! love your purse and the oh so pretty colors! -dt Doris

chignon said...

Thanks for sharing the story behind the layout and the precious picture. it's moments like this that make scrapbooks a real treasure.

chignon said...

Thanks for sharing the story behind the layout and the precious picture. it's moments like this that make scrapbooks a real treasure.

Pattie Mcginnis said...

How cute is that layout... and your picture is going to look great on it..

Lisa said...

I love the forever young cart. I also love how your personalized the train layout with the story of your daughter. What a memory for her.
Lisa

Kathy Salido said...

Greaat projects Marji!! I love the purse, and the picture of your daughter and her train is adorable!!
MCCR DT Sister,
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Love the purse card I need to get that cartridge. Thanks for sharing the idea of welding the two together.

Jenny R said...

Love the purse card especially the flowers used. Your little train conductor is so adorable. I love that she needed seat belts for her passengers. Too cute!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the train conductor story. Great Birthday purse.

EnjoliCollums said...

I love the purse

ClaireR said...

OMG I LOVE the purse card! What a great idea, it seems complicated tho, but probably easier than I thin k it is. I mite be scraplifting this, but dont have a G so will have to think of another way to do it. Have markers but never used them.
TFS!
Claire, dt sista
www.threewaterscreations.com

Miranda said...

Super Cute Projects!
Miranda :)
My Cricut Craft Room DT Sister
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Lauren said...

I too love my Forever Young cartridge, I find there is just so much I can do with it! I love the projects you've made with yours, the purse has such a cute flower set on it!!!
laurenurbonas@hotmail.com