May 6th was Nurses’ Day, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. When I was making my card for our school nurses, I searched my computer to see if I had any nurse clip art or pictures, and I found this one:
It’s a photo of my mother (bottom right.) I don’t know anything else about the photo, but I knew I wanted to use it for my Nurse’s Day card. This is what I came up with:
I used tape from my first aid kit for the corners.
and put this sentiment on the inside:
I don’t remember where the paper came from – I found it in my stash – but I wanted to use it because my mother served as a nurse in the army and this paper had postage images on it. The colors were perfect, too! I like how it turned out.
Hello, everyone! Soon it will be Mothers’ Day, and we’re honoring all mothers at Cut it Up Challenge Blog today. I’ve been wanting to make a word album for some time, but always mess it up. This time I succeeded!! (Lucky Mom only has three letters!!)
I guess it could be use as either a card or a mini-album. It measures 4.5 inches high by 7 wide. I put white squares inside that could either be journaling areas or could hold some small photos:
I used Sure Cuts A Lot 2 with my Cricut Expression. Using Lobster 2 font in shadow, I welded the letters to rectangles of increasing widths. I also cut the letters without the shadow, both regular and flipped horizontally, in a darker shade of pink so the word MOM would stand out.
I finished it off with some liquid pearls. This was a fun project!
Now we’d like you to link your Mothers’ Day project up at Cut it Up Challenges!
One random winner will receive this prize:
Good luck! I can’t wait to see what you make!!
I got a great deal on Your Story album kits from CricutMachine.com awhile back. I didn’t need them, but at the price they were offering, I couldn’t pass them by. They were selling bundles of kits for real cheap (I forget how much) so I picked up about twelve assorted album kits. Two of them were baby albums with white covers.
The stickers that came with the album, two pages of alphabet stickers and one page of themed stickers, were real cute, and I used a lot of them. I really liked some of the pages that came with the album, so those I used “as is,” but I didn’t like all of the pages. Generally, I don’t like plain flat pages, but I cut them up and put them back together combined with some leftover baby papers I had from another project, and came up with some great pages. I’m very happy with the results, and the album went together very quickly.
Here are some of the inside pages:
This album is for a co-worker who is due in a couple of weeks. I made it as a gift from our school’s Goodwill Sunshine Committee. There’s only one die cut in here – the cupcake. It’s from Lettering Delights, their Sweet Nothings svg collection.
I saw this adorable image on Cely’s blog, Creating in Carolina, and I just had to follow her link and get it myself! The little nurse is from Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps, and it’s called Dearie Dolls Mousy Nurse. It’s already colored, but just slightly so she really appealed to me. I had to have her!! (I tried to find her again on Dearie Dolls’ site so I could give you the direct link, but even following Cely’s link, and using Dearie Dolls’ search, I can’t find her again.)
I made this 4-square card using scraps and a border punch. I think it would cheer up anybody who was sick.
In honor of Arbor Day, which is April 26th, we at Cut it Up Challenges are challenging you to use a tree on your project!!
There were so many to choose from, but I’d been wanting to use these beautiful files from Lettering Delights for some time now. Isn’t that Cherry blossom tree gorgeous?
The collection is called Kyoto Kuties.
Here are closeups of the little Kyoto Kutie and the hummingbird:
I have to say I love trees!! We used to have this huge mulberry tree in our back yard that my sister and I and several neighbors spent countless hours in. We’d bring up our dolls and our radios and play, hang upside down . . . So much fun!
I even remember a few Arbor Day songs (or parts of them) that we must have learned in grammar school music class, and of course planting trees on Arbor Day. Have you ever celebrated it?
The Cut it Up design team has come up with some awesome projects, and I know you will too! I hope to see yours linked up over there. Here is the prize that one lucky crafter will win:
I hope it’s you!!