Sunday, August 31, 2008

I have a Camera!

My parents gave me a camera for my anniversary, which isn't actually until next Friday but Mom couldn't wait to give it to me. I'm so excited! That means no more having to bum a camera to post pictures of my creations.

I made the following two cards quite a while back, but I didn't have a camera to get a picture of them so I couldn't post them. They were inspired by Allyson's August Sunburst Card Challenge on Scrapbookers Club House. This is such a fun, and easy, design that Allyson came up with! It's a great way to use scraps to create something beautiful. You just need a card base, whatever size you want, and strips of different papers, about 2-3 inches long and in a variety of widths. Put two-way tape around the edge of your card base front and place the strips of paper around the edge in a sunburst. The edges of the strips will be sticking out over the edge of the card base put don't worry about that because you'll trim them off after. When you're done placing the strips around the edge, flip your card over and trim off the ends that are sticking over the sides of the card base. Flip it back and cover up the middle with a stamped image on a peice of cardstock, or an embellishment of your desire, and you have a beautiful card. Check out Allyson's instructions because she explains it much better than I do and she shows pictures of the process. You should also check out all the neat cards this challenge inspired.

Here's the first one I made:

I haven't quite finished the second one yet. I need to add the stamped image, but I decided to show it anyway so you could see what it's like without the stamped image. This one is going to be a Christmas card.

Isn't that neat! If you give this a try I'd love to know what you think and be able to check out your creations. Please leave a comment letting me know about it and where to check it out.


Jackie said...

Congrats on the camera, I am so excited for you. :) You are going to love having one. What Kind did you get.. come on girl do tell us all about it.
I love those cards, gonna have to check it out and give them a whirl.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks, Jackie. The camera is a Kodak EasyShare C813. Can't wait to see the cards you make!

Jean Marie said...

What a wonderful gift!!So happy you will be able to post your creations again!!
Your cards are very nice...look like lots of fun to make :)!

Suzy said...

Wow I love how you assembled the paper, what beautiful cards! Congrats on your new camera! :o)

Carla said...

Love the look of that card! Looks great!

So happy you now hve a camera!!