Crafty Betty

Project 88 of 365: Punched Stars Card September 22, 2010

This is the second card in my “Day of Texture” cards that I’m posting today.  I really couldn’t decide what greeting to put on the front of this one, so you could use it as a notecard with no greeting on it, or there is plenty of space on the right side to add a greeting.  My first instinct was that this would make a perfect Father’s Day card, but since it is September I really didn’t want to commit to that 🙂  This would also make a good masculine birthday card or thank you card…

Seriously….It’s all about the embossing folder and a little ink to distress and bring out the embossing…love the effect.

Project 88 of 365: Punched Stars Card

88 of 365

88 of 365: Punched Stars Card



  • Cajun Craze
  • Old Olive
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Very Vanilla


  • Chocolate Chip


  • Square Lattice Textured Impressions Emboss Folder
  • Small Star Punch
  • Large Star Punch
  • Tombow/Snail Adhesive
  • Glue

Thanks for stopping by.



Project 74 of 365: Slot Machine Birthday Card August 17, 2010

First of all, the Bret Michael’s concert was awesome!!!  I am so glad my friends offered me their extra ticket.  I was able to get up to the front row and snap some close-up shots (of course security shoo-ed me back to my seat after my “allotted” 10 seconds of photo snapping was up.  LOL!).  Our tickets were in row 13 right in the middle area, so we had a great view, unfortunately this also meant that my ears were ringing so loud that even though I was totally beat and wanted to fall asleep as soon as I got home I couldn’t, because all I could hear was the ringing 🙂

Who knows….maybe my friends and I will even end up on VH1.  The Milwaukee concert was supposed to be part of the first Episode of Bret Michael’s new VH1 reality show (called something like Life as I Know It) set to air in October.  Hopefully it will be as mindlessly entertaining as Rock of Love or Charm School. : )

The card posted below is the Birthday card I made for my Father-in-Law.  He loves going to the casino with his uncle, sometimes even in those big groups on tour buses.  He’s not some big gambler or anything, he mostly just goes for fun, and this is a good thing since he is a widower, it gets him out of the house and keeps him from being as lonely.  He is such a GREAT guy, I would hate to think of him unhappy!

I wanted to use a slot machine as the inspiration for the card, unfortunately I didn’t have any Cricut cartridges with a slot machine, and I couldn’t find any vector images that would have properly cut with my Sure Cuts A Lot, so I decided to just make the front of the card look like the windows on the slot machine with the winning 777 showing.  I think it worked out pretty cool.

Just a hint…..if you have super tiny, intricate cuts that you need to layer, the best way is to use a Zyron sticker machine.  For the “Happy Birthday” I just used the cheaper 1.5″ sticker machine.  It worked great because I didn’t have to try to use (and clean up) glue on these TINY slivers.

…And I finally was able to pull out at least a couple Stampin’ UP! stamps for the inside of the card.  I used the “Game Night” set and a really old retired set for the “Happy Birthday.”

Project 74 of 365: Slot Machine Birthday Card

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74 of 365: Slot Machine Birthday Card

74 of 365: Slot Machine Birthday-Inside

Check back soon as I plan on getting back in my craft room and back to some Stampin’ UP! stamping.  Let me know if you have any requests for a stamp set I should concentrate on.



Project 32 of 365: Father’s Day Suit June 17, 2010

The other day I was searching all over to find a tutorial on those oh-so-cute shirt and tie cards when I ran across something even better…A tutorial for a card front that looks like a suit.  It is PERFECT for Father’s day!  I made this one for my Father- In-Law (still trying to come up with a card for my dad).

In this card I also incorporated the colors from the Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 34.  (Can you believe that Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry look good together??!!)

I think this turned out just perfect.  While my father-in-law dresses nice he is not a “formal” guy, so this more casual card, with the off-beat colors is such a better fit!  I’m really liking this one and I am likely to make more “suit” cards in the future.

Project 32 of 365: Father’s Day Suit

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32 of 365: Father's Day Suit



  • Basic Gray Textured
  • Dusty Durango DSP
  • Sahara Sand
  • Whisper White


  • Rich Razzleberry


  • All Holidays


  • Basic Gray Corduroy Buttons
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Whisper White Satin Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multi Glue

For more info on the Curtain Call Color Challenge click on the picture below:

Curtain Call

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 34

To get the tutorial for the suit card is made by Jackie Topa.  Click HERE to see it.

I’ll Be back for more soon!