Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cosmo CARDS!

When Jon, the Cosmo Cricket Warehouse Guy posted the call for new Design Team members, he said he wanted to see layouts, projects, and cards... OH MY! You've seen everything else... today is all about the cards! I made three totally different cards to show how versatile the Cosmo lines are!!! First is my favorite... the "You're Invited" card is so shabby and rustic... LOVE IT! I cut 1" x 1" squares, distressed and inked some, and framed it out with basic brown ribbon. The title is from the "Gretel Journaling Cards." I used foam strips to elevate the title from the patchwork background.

Next is the "Family" card that could be used for a wide variety of occasions. I LOVE to cover chipboard... here is one of my favorite chipboard tips. When cutting out your patterned paper with your exacto knife, don't cut right up against your chipboard, but leave about 1/4" around your chipboard piece. Then sand it up and leave some "danglers" around the edges... then ink. I LOVE that look!!!

Finally is my wild and crazy teenage boy "Good Luck" card. There was so much happening here that I didn't distress and sand the edges (can you believe the restraint!?) I took my hole punches and added some "peek a boo" holes down the left side of the card to mimic the button shapes on the chipboard. This one is bold and wild and too much fun!

As I have been doing all week, these cards are posted at Creating Keepsakes, 2Peas and Tally Scrapper.

I also wanted to note that as of this morning, my "Adore" layout was still in the Top 10 at 2Peas!!! Two days on the Top 10 list! That just blew me away!!!

I sent my application email and resume to Cosmo Cricket last night, so I am hopeful the "Cricketeers" will be stopping by to check all this out very soon! THANK YOU to all of you that have stopped by and given me your love and support! One more new project to post tomorrow and then it is the hands of the Cosmo Gods! :-) Today, go out and make someone else smile... you won't be able to help smiling in return. That is another thing that makes me say, "Woo Hoo!!!" :-)

10 comments:

Eileen said...

Tracey, you're a scrapping goddess! These cards so cool...and that first one is absolutely beautiful. I know you're trying to get on the design team for Cosmo, but you're selling me on their line as well!

Great work!

Sara said...

Hey Tracey! Lovin' the cards! Great job at getting three totally rockin' different looks. And you chipboard tip was so great! I had an, "oh, duh," moment! You're so crafty! Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Can't wait to see what other Cosmolicious stuff you post!

Kathie said...

Woozers Tracey...these cards are so amazing!! Can't wait to see more of your Cosmo creations!

Beckie aka Bexter said...

FAb Fab Cards Tracey! You Rock girlie

Karen Spears said...

Love the cards. Keep up gorgeous and inspirational work!

BeckyChabot said...

Great composition! Love your style, these cards are fabulous!

Lynn said...

Tracey-

I LOVE all your stuff. You are really talented!! You know what would be soooo cool? if YOU AND I were design team members!! I think we both need to do really cool stuff for CC, don't you!!
Good Luck-Lynn

Julie Howard said...

Wow! Your Cosmo cards are amazing! Found your blog link from your comment on the Cosmo blog. Thanks for asking the question that we're all dying to know the answer to. Good Luck!

Laurajean said...

Beautiful cards Tracey....You are so ROCKING this Week with all the Cosmo goodies :o)

Alycia Sanders said...

tracey, i can't tell you enough...YOU ROCK! the cards are GORGEOUS and a huge congrats on your pub! and again, good luck! i'm crossing my fingers for you. =)