Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Megan!! Birthday Card Challenge

There is an extra challenge going on at Club Ruby Designers this week. It's Megan Gravener's birthday today so everyone is invited to make a birthday card for her and enter for a random chance to win a goodie bag (there is a free membership level).

I made a card for her using the Imagine and the Imagine More Cards cartridge. The card base is made using the top note shape folded in half. And the Happy Birthday Chick is one of the embellishments on the cartridge.

WOYWW - 102 feeling a little bookish

Since I can't show you my desk today, I'll show you this, a little mini book I made as a lark (well actually I retained my human form lol, think those feathers would make crafting difficult).  So this is the book bound closed with a piece of twine.
The open book.

I used my gypsy and a Cricut Marker (instead of a cutting blade) to decorate the inside of the pages. Before I cut and glued them into an orderly book, they were a wild jumble of spring folds. OK, confession time. I am a mini-bookoholic, specificially at this time, a Meander or Maze bookoholic. I just love how a simple 12" x 12" sheet of paper can become a little book with so many possibilities. This is my fifth variation. I'll be posting directions at some point, but if you search the internet for Meander or Maze mini book or mini album there are several videos and well-written tutorials if you want to get started while I bask in the golden light of caffeine (I am in serious need of coffee).

Happy 102 everyone :D. If you want to know what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a snoop at crafty desks from all over the world.