Sausalito, California

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Adoption Cards x 2

Captain Alan
Adoption Day Cards were fun to make this year.  I did punch art for both of them.  This one is for an 8-year old, blind boy so I added a lot of textures and die cuts.  The eye patch, mustache, earrings and left eye are all textured so that Alan could feel them.  I saw this pirate card on pinterest and had to make it for him because he is very much into pirates now.  I have made a lot of faces with the Top Note die from SU and it is always fun to do.  The kerchief with the next to largest circle nestabilities and the tail of the kerchief is done with spellbinders tags.  The teeth are from the word window punch from SU and the mustache is one of the largest heart nestabilities. The nose is the tag punch from SU. Check out the inside.....

Ahoy Matey!
The sentiment reads, "Celebrating with joy the wonderful treasure that you are!  Happy Adoption Day!".
I made the palm tree with a die cut from Dee's Distinctive which I have used a lot and the base of the palm is free hand with cuttlebug embossing folder.  The treasure chest and pirate boat are stickers.
Chief Aaron

 The second card I made I really have to thank my sister Chris for the idea.  Check out her card here. She made a car and when I was told that Aaron really like firetrucks I thought I would try one. Aaron is 4 years old and I thought he would get a kick out this firetruck.  This is a trifold card with the Top Note die again for the front of the truck and the back of the truck I made to fit the inside section of the card.  The ladder was done free hand but afterwards I realized I could have used sizzix's fence die. The hose was done free hand and the nozzle is just the small slot punch from SU.  The hydrant  is done with a rectangle, large oval punch, the word window, and circle punches. The helmet (in the front seat) is large and small oval punches. 

A closer look
I also wanted to share with you (again I have to thank Chris for this idea) my new magnetic board in my craftroom. I am putting the dies that I use a lot so that they are easier to grab on the frame.  The frame, which I love, I got at "Just the Thing" in Dover NH and added the magnetic sheets from Joann's to hold dies. Love, love, love this idea.  I may have to do a whole wall of different frames to hold on my dies because I do have quite a few but for now it will have to be the ones a use a lot.  Thanks again, Chris!!

Love this!


  1. Oh, my gosh! Both these cards are adorable! I love the fire truck! All 8 year olds love pirates! I love how you framed your magnetic board! Hey, do I see Spellbinders Gazebo? Thanks for giving me credit but I think you did yours better!

  2. I saw these two cards at your house the other day and they are wicked cute. I love the firetruck punch art. This would be a good card for Danielle's Kyle..
    The frame with your die cuts on it works so well. I love how the frame is large enough to hold alot. I think I need a bigger frame,or maybe two frames. I am sure I could fill them both up...