Sausalito, California

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Classic Birthday

Lately, I have been making a lot of pop up cards for birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. This one is for my brother-in-law that loves old cars. I put him in the driver's seat and Phillis, my sister, in the passenger seat. I used Tim Holtz's jalopy sizzix die. I think his favorite style car is a VW (which I think I have done before with punch art) but I thought this would be a fun alternative. Happy Birthday Cary!
Here is the front of the card. My sisters and I have set up an Etsy store called cooksistersdesigns. We have put 8 items on Etsy, hoping that something sells soon. Here are a few of the items that we have there. Go check them out! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Four Panel Pop Out Card

Today is my youngest sister and her husband's 7th Anniversary. Wanted to make a different style card and found this style on Pinterest. It was pretty easy to do and loved decorating it.
I used Graphic 45 paper and lots of punches and dies. I love using the sticker that says "This is us". Adrianne is a big fan of the show as well as me! The sentiment for the card is on the back.
Happy Anniversary Adrianne and Lenny! I have been working on some projects, not to sell but for me! Found this magazine holder at Brimfield for $8 and I am using it in my kitchen now for some cookie sheets, muffin tins and cake pans to ease up some cupboard space. The IOD transfers are so beautiful! Love them!

Friday, May 27, 2022

Father's Day Trophy

This is not my first project since I got a Cricut for Christmas but it is my first 3D project that I put together with a little help from my sisters. It was fun to do! I am saving this, as you can see, for Father's Day. The project is from SVG on Etsy. I changed it up a little bit with some ribbon and an extra band around the base of the trophy. It won't be long before Father's Day will be here so I am ready!!! I have been working on a few cards for June and July birthdays and anniversaries so I will share them on my next post in June. Come on back!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Soccer Birthday Card

This is a quick post for a birthday card. Love making these pop up cards. This one is for a neighbor, Caroline, who is a soccer player. She is 11 today and is quite a good soccer player. I haven't used my moose stamps in quite a while and was thrilled to use this one. It is so adorable! Fun to make a card that I have a theme that is personal for that person and this one was a hit! Happy Happy Birthday Caroline!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Mother's Day Envelope Flower Cards

This is a beautiful envelope card with flowers that can be artificial flowers or paper flowers. I love making these with artificial flowers! The tutorial for these envelope cards is using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Sam from Mixed Up Crafts does a great job explaining how to make these. I have also made them for birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas! Such a great idea for most any holiday! Here is the tutorial from Mixed up Crafts
Here is a birthday one that I made.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

3 Different Fun Fold Cards

This first card is a Center Pop up Step Card. I know it is a mouthful but it is a fun card to make. It has pillars on each side and looks more like a shadowbox. This one is for my sister's birthday which falls on Easter this year! The link below is from Iced Images and she does an amazing job explaining it.
The above card is a Gatefold Cascade card and it is held together with a belly band. I made this card with Graphic 45's Imagine Paper Collection. This card is for my soon-to-be daughter in law who just got a promotion and she is so excited about it. She is a hard worker and definitely deserves this! We are so happy for her. The tutorial for this card is below and it is from Mixed Up Crafts.
The third card is a birthday card for a music lover and her favorite singer is Eric Clapton. I have made this style card before but this was perfect for a good friend. I did make it a little different with a pocket so that you could put a gift card or additional note for the receiver. For the record and needle I used punch art with different punches but there are dies out there to use. I love making cards that I have a theme for and this worked perfectly! Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Ocean Blue Birthday Card

Love these pop up dimensional cards. I made this one for my hairdresser's birthday. He lives near the ocean and loves to run to Willard Beach in South Portland. It is a beautiful spot! I have made countless cards and mini albums with Graphic 45's Ocean blue. I am also hoarding the paper collection for more projects with this special collection. Here is a picture of the front of the card below. I used some cut aparts for the front.
I also wanted to share some pictures of some Easter projects that my sisters and I did for our "space" at Cole's Corner in Wells, Maine. Thanks for stopping by.