2 More Cards!

I'm back for my second post today!  I love getting cards done, makes me feel productive :)
This card I actually completed 2 days ago, but just put the finishing touches on it to fully complete it.
It's a pocket card that, originally, was going to be a graduation card, but I decided to leave off the graduation cap so it wasn't specific to just graduation.
I cut the owl from my Cricut Create-a-Critter cartridge, drew in the eyes and added green glitter to it's feathers and the leaves of the branch.
For the strap across the front, I got the idea from an image I found on Pinterest, but didn't pin it and now can't find that item...so I had to go from memory.
I realized after putting it all together that buttons would have worked better for the string tie than brads...but I don't have any buttons so I did the best I could with the brads.  I left a little gap underneath them so the cord would fit when wound up.
Once the string is unwound, the straps open up and the card flips open.
I forgot to make some "fake money" so I used a piece of journal paper to represent the money pocket :)
I added some brown stitching to the scalloped border to give it some detail.  This card turned out great, and I really like it!  I hope to make more of them for other occasions since it's so cute!
This card is entered in the following challenge:
    Charisma Cardz #11-Pocket Card

For my next card, I went black and white with a touch of color:
It's a really simple card, but so elegant :)  I cut out the black frame around the image with my cricut and then used some scalloped scissors on all the panels to mimic the black frame.
I colored in the bluebell image with my pencils, then added some silver paint dots around the frame and on the sentiment panel.
I added a butterfly from my awesome find at the dollar store.  Had a little trouble getting it attached...since it's normally on a stick, there ends up being a knob on the back causing there not to be a flat part to attach to the card.  So I used some liquid glue to attach a small piece of cardstock so that would create a flat surface.  I realize now that using hot glue would have worked better...but pulling out my glue gun would have been a lot of work...I chose the lazier route :)
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Pixie Cottage #113-Sketch (Easter/Spring)
    My Craft Spot #49-Spring Scallops
    Celebrate the Occasion #55-Welcome Spring
    Stampin' Sisters in Christ #131-Spring

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!


  1. Such an elegant card Emily.Love the touch of colour.Your other card is fab too.Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot.
    Jayne x

  2. Love the cut and fold of this card. Very usual, and refreshing. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  3. Amazing pocket card, great details and papers!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  4. I love that little butterfly. This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  5. Aweasome job! Thanks for playing along with CTO!! www.scrappyrae10.blogspot.com

  6. What great cards! I love the fun way the first opens up - and the second is so fresh... just perfect for spring!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Both your cards are really beautiful, love the LO with your pretty image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for your "Welcome Spring" Challenge :)

  8. Oh this is a brilliant pocket card! Love it!!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! xx

  9. What a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with Charisma's Pocket Card challenge this week!

    Lisa xox

  10. super cute card, goodluck at charisma this week.

    hugs Clare x