Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Birthday x3



Hello, Blogland! I have been practically non-existent this month. I hope to remedy that :) If you have followed me for more than a year, you probably know that I love it when I create a card from nothing but scraps or when I use stash (old or new, I feel rejuvenated to use up stash).

For these three cards I used scraps of K&Co. 8.5"x8.5" Birthday Scrap Kit items (papers and 3D cupcake stickers and die cut cupcake), scraps from my Bazzill scraps (small Nesties Labels 1), my last 3 American Crafts "happy birthday" rub-ons and ribbon scraps!

Here is a quick tutorial:
1. Cut white card stock at 5" x 3 3/4"; xyron.
2. Punch 12 squares at 1 1/4" of designer papers (I only used two coordinating papers for these, but my personal preference is to use 3 or 4 coordinating papers like this one.)
3. Adhere squares left to right, starting at the top left corner.
4. Die cut with SU top note die. Embellish as desired.

Enjoy your last week of 2009!

22 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Nice! You have way more patience than I do, and you punch each square individually. Mine would never line up. I actually take strips of paper, stick them down side-by-each, cut those in the opposite direction to make strips of squares, line THOSE up to make the pattern... ... ... okay, I'm liking your way better. :-) Maybe I'll try it, even.

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

cute!! i love using up scraps, i need to do some more of that soon... i love the stitching around the edges :) oh yea, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Years :D *huggs*

Julie M said...

Hi June. Love these cards, what a clever idea for using up scraps (of which I have WAY too many!!!). I also adore your previous card - a definite success, I think!!

Hope you're having a lovely Christmas-time.

Julie :o)

Grammy and Olivia said...

Pretty cards. I haven't blogged or crafted or much of anything extra for the last month. It will be fun to catch up with everyone.

Silli said...

Hello dear June, I hope, you had a wonderful christmas!
I love both cards...Thanks for the tuto! Hugs Silke

Sharon said...

I love the layout. Great ideas and perfect for birthday cards.

chelemom said...

These are soooooo fabulous!!!

Linda64 said...

June.. Nice use of scraps. Lots of work with all that punching, but it pays off... and those cupcake stickers are really nice.
Thankyou for many nice comments in my blog this year and looking forward to see more from you in 2010

Big hug from Norway

Brandi said...

Cuteness! I love this idea and your cards are darling.

Smiles,

Brandi

Christina said...

darling cards.. I love cupcakes!

lauren said...

oh ♥WOW♥!!! what a brilliant use of punched squares, nesties and those adorable cupcakes!!! i'm TOTALLY stealin' this idea!!! ♥

Paula said...

Very nice blog! I am a cardmaker with a group called OperationWriteHome.org we make & donate handmade cards to the military to help them keep in touch with home. Happy New Year!

Corie said...

These are so beautiful!!

Happy New Year!!

Anjou Krelovich said...

How absolutely wonderful June! I can't believe those are out of scraps! Beautiful! I'd love to get together at Angela's on the 13th. Lunch time sounds great. It would be so fun to meet!

Have a wonderful and safe new years! Stay warm!

Ila said...

I love these Gorgeous cards June!!..and a fabuluos tutorial as well!!..Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!!...Holiday Hugs!!.. Ila

Tracy said...

cute as can be - i love that cupcake and the squares all top-noted :-)
hope you guys are having a nice quiet holiday sweetie. it was good seeing you if only for a few seconds at the store :-)

Jenny said...

Lovly card June! Thanks for the tutorial, something I must try someday. Love the cupcakes. May you and your family have a very Happy New Year!

Terrie B x said...

Beautiful as always TFI:)xxx

Happy New Year June..love and
best wishes for 2010:)xxx

Debbie said...

These are fantastic cards June, I love them!!!! Thanks for the info on them, I was just thinking I wanted to try one of these but wasn't sure what size to use for the squares. :-)
Happy New Year June!! :-)

Meda said...

Fabulous, June! I love creating with scarps too!

alienanessa said...

And these are stinkin' amazing too!! Wow do you ever blow me away!!

Mary R. said...

I love your blog very nice and I made the tri shutter card foir my daughter for Christmas and put pictures of her and her family and it came out beauithful with Red and white...very nice .....
Thanks....MaryRedford
I love the asian cutterbug bundle I just got mine last week.....