10/16/2007

Thank You Cards

So I thought it was time that I shared a little bit of my scrapbooking passion with you. I am making Thank You cards for Courtney for all of her baby gifts. I really really love scrapbooking and I am recently grown to love making cards. If you're on our Christmas list, you got a taste last year of what I've been experimenting with. Anyways, Courtney's showers were all baby blue and brown, so I thought I'd make cards to match. I have recently purchased a couple of new tools that I wanted to show off, so here goes...I have this new amazing cutting machine called a Cricut (pronounced cricket)-it's so awesome! You buy different font cartridges and type in what you want to cut out, like names, letters, etc. In this case, the cartridge I used had a "Thank You" on it and I cut it out to be a hanging tag with a little crown at the top. The first picture is a picture of the cricut cutting out the brown hang tags I used. The second cool tool I used is a "tagger". This is similar to the taggers that retailers use to hang price tags, but it's made just for scrapbooking, is pink, and comes with cute little different color "tagger tails". I have had so much fun using this! So, I assembled the cards, cutting out the squares of patterned paper (most of which was scraps from the shower decorations), and gluing them on. After that I punched out the "thank you" tags and then hung them on the cards with the tagger. I added a few extra embellishments like buttons and ribbons to the ones that seemed a little boring. Here are some pictures of the cards I made (close ups are of my favorite ones). Hope you like them Courtney!




5 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Heather,
The cards are beautiful! I want one of those machines...I was actually watching an infomercial about them today.

Hope you are well.
Kate

Rojas' said...

These cards turned out so cute! I love that you are so into this and can make stuff for all the rest of us :}

Joyful Weddings & Events said...

I love em!

Kristen said...

Hi Heather! I found your blog through a link on Lindsey's blog. My father in law (Larry Cheney) is your dad's first cousin.

Anyway, LOVE the cards! I also enjoy making cards and scrapbooking but do not find to do it often enough. I recently saw the cricket. I am so excited to see it being used. Can you do just individual letters? It is great. I love the tag maker too. I am going to have to add those things to my wish list!

Cathi Hamen said...

yes where do i place my order??????????