Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy First! What Will Be Your First?

Welcome Back for Day 2!

I am glad you are joining us today for this amazing hop. Yvette is celebrating her first blogoversary and we are all making "first" projects in her honor.
I know when you look at these cards you are probablly going to say..."Why are these first?" Well, let me tell you. : )
Both these cards were created using a kit I won at Artful Delight. This was the first time I used a kit and wow, it is helpful to have a variety of papers and embellishments already packaged together. The papers are my favorite part of the kit because they are double sided and there are so many colorful choices. Oh yeah, that red pleated ribbon is the BEST.

The second reason this is a first...I am sending the top card to a former student who is now in college. : ) This will be the first time I send a a former student a card. She wrote me a message the other day and asked..."Mrs. Carson, What do I have to do to get one of your cards?" Who could pass on that?!?! She had to work hard in 5th grade and she made it to college, so I will definitely send her one!
The bottom card is going to a teacher friend. I have worked with her for three years, and I don't think I have ever given her a card just because. This will be a first. I hope she enjoys.
Just a Reminder: There is Blog Candy

I selected this embossing folder because it was the first time that I bought one that I already owned. Ooops!  Please remember to leave your e-mail and blog address (if you have one). The winner will be announced Monday evening, Aug. 8th.

Question of the day: What crafting technique or fold haven't you tried before that you would like to?  I am going to try a tent card!
Be sure to visit Sherri now. She ALWAYS has amazing projects.

Cricut Cardz Challenge ~ Tutti Fruitti (top card)
Fantabulous Cricut ~ Let's Be Friends (bottom card)
Be sure to come back tomorrow for another "first".


  1. Love your cards! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  3. So THAT'S why kits are used! Haha, it would make sense for me too because I'm terrible with matching! And how wonderful for a former student to want a card! I hope that happens with me too!

    I think I'd like to try the step card, if that's what it's called. I have a scoring board, so I just really give it a try!

  4. I love the papers on the watermelon card too- how pretty are those! How great to have a former student want one of your cards- you certainly must have made such an impression on her as a teacher- that's awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB! :)Amy

  5. both of your cards are very cute. tfs. i've never tried to make a step card, but they look like a lot of fun.

  6. I love your work. I too love kits. I feel I have a hard time putting together pattern paper. Congrats to your former student.
    First of all congrats on your first blogaversary! How exciting!!! I love the idea of mini albums, I have only made one. I love the colors of your lime green and hot pink! Vintage is classy looking to me. Thanks for sharing and happy days.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

  7. Georgiana, I love her kits and I love how you made these two cards. They are so cute!! The colors are so fun and "summery". I still have to send in my card for inking it up after I finished her hop...that tent card took a lot of my time!! LOL You can find a tutorial video for making a tent card at She It is very easy with her directions. However, I made mine with different measurements so it was a little more time consuming!! LOL Have fun and I can't wait to see your first tent card!!


  8. Don't you just love to get messages from former students? I love hearing about their successes.
    I want to try an easel card.

  9. The flower pot is so cute. I'd like to try a step or ladder card. They always catch my eye. New follower here.

  10. Beautiful cards!! TFS

  11. Cute projects! Love the blog hop and great ideas.

  12. Love the paper and flower buttons. Too cute. Thanks for crafting with us today at FCCB. We hope to see you again.


  13. The paper you used are so fun! I love the embellished details, especially the flower buttons. :) I have been wanting to try my hand at the stair step card fold but there's so many i'm not sure with one I'll try. Thank you for celebrating with Yvette!

  14. I can see why you loved the kit - the papers are fabulous! Very cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB.

  15. Your cards are great Georgiana! The paper you used is fantastic and the flower pot and those CUTE flower buttons..fabulous! As always, great job!
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  16. Great cards! I can see why people use kits. Thanks for the chance to win. I haven't tried any special fold cards yet.(newbie) I think I will try the tri-fold card first.

  17. I also love the Artful Delight kits, there are always so many great things in them. Your cards are lovely and I am sure the recipiants will be very happy.
    measter_2000 at yahoo dot com

  18. I've never used a card kit before... I'll have to keep an eye out and give 'em a try! :)

    hugs, Cheryl

  19. Georgiana, love your cards! And love the stories too of who will be receiving them and why. They will cherish them for sure! Don't tell but my next project is a center step card-it is a first , of course ;-). Glad to be hopping with you.

    Chris (Craft e Mama)

  20. Great cards! The button embellishments are perfect :) The papers look like a lot of fun as well!

  21. Georgiana - great cards!! Happy to be hopping with you again today.
    Doris :)

  22. Great cards, the paper is so pretty! I've been wanting to try a gate fold card but haven't yet, its on my list of things to try!


  23. Love the cards, yes I have purchased the same thing many times I just blame it on how great a product it is.


  24. The way you used all of the patterend papers together is great! Thanks for helping me celebrate my first blogoversary. -Yvette

  25. So so adorable I love the ruffle on the friends card. Great job both cards are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

  26. Great cards! Love the colors. Your former student is a lucky girl an awesome teacher with a big heart

  27. Hi Georgiana,
    What a beautifull cards you have made, Great colors, I love it.
    See you tomorrow,

  28. I want to try a shaker card and cutting fabric with my Cricut. Thanks for sharing more great projects and for the chance to win!

    bborre at hotmail dot com

  29. Happy day 2! I love both of the cards for 2 special people! I have mostly done scrapbooking and have just started cards, so I haven't tried any fancy ones yet. I have saved directions for all kinds...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  30. Very cute cards!! Love the colors!

  31. Very cute cards! TFS and for the opportunity to win.
    Have a great wknd,

  32. Very cute cards I love the colors. keep up the great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

  33. OH my goodness I would be so tickled to have a former student ask for one of my cards. My first students are in their late 30"s and I taught first grade. LOL
    Lovely cards.

  34. I've just started using the Cricut and expect to try new things. Cute cards!

  35. Your posts today are so cute. I am sure your student will be delighted to receive a pretty handmade card from you

  36. Super sweet cards! The tent card is all the rage now, so it is on my list!


  37. Your cards are really cute! That watermelon card is absolutely adorable and makes you hungry too!! Thanks for sharing your "firsts" with us!

    I've scanned through your blog, you do great work!

  38. Wow, pretty cards! I think it's amazing that a student fro your fifth grade class has kept in touch either you! You must be an awesome teacher!! Proud to be your newest follower.

    Oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

  39. Hi Georgiana!
    Your cards are super adorable! I've never tried using kits to help me create a card or layout....I think im gonna try it because your cards look absolutely beautiful and you'd never know that it came from a kit! BEAUTIFUL!
    A craft technique that I would love to learn is quilling. I've seen quilling card projects and am always amazed by them. They look so elegant and beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your project

  40. Adorable cards, G. That's too cute that a former student asked how she can get one of your cards! Not to mention, from 5th grade to college, and she still follows her teacher!? Wow, what a credit to you! There's so many different cards I haven't tried--gatefold, accordion, step card just to name a few!--Pat

  41. Great cards!! TFS :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  42. Cute projects. Nice that a student follows the teacher. It's great that you share you talents with all.

  43. Both of these cards are cute. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  44. Beautiful cards! And what lucky recipients!

    Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!


  45. Hi Georgiana,

    Those card kits look great! I love what you made with them!!! :) And I love who you're giving the cards to and why! I hate to admit it, but quite a few of the kids I used to babysit for in college are in college themselves now. It certainly proves the passing of time...

    Thanks for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  46. love the touch of the buttons. TFS with us at FCCB

  47. I think it's awesome that you're famous for your cards...even with students you taught years ago!!!

    I think I want to attempt a Z fold card...I've never tried that before!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com


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