Friday, June 20, 2008


I am currently working on a Big project. Here is a teaser from it. ;-> I can't say how long it will take me to do as I have never done something this extensive, but you all will be the very first to know when it is complete.

Friday, June 13, 2008

First Father's Day card

Here is a First Father's Day card that I made for a rush order today using my Baby CD. The fold is Penny's Diamond Folded Inverted Square.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

For all those who have been waiting....

The CD I have been working on, Tea Bag Tiles and Tea Bag Backers, is now available on my web site, Custom Creations by Carolivy. Included on the CD are all of the sample cards that several of the ladies from Circle of Crafters have done for me. I have also included a 2 CD special with the very first CD I made that includes Tea Bag sets with Backing Papers. Many of the sets in each CD will co-ordinate with each other.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Final Test Card for New CD

This will be my last Test Card for the new CD. I just have to put the finishing touches on the CD now.

This card is done with the Marsh Marigolds set and Sue's (of Circle of Crafters ) Poppin' Kites fold with an alternate join. The center of the medallion is an amber gem. This picture really shows how the medallion really pops up off of this card so nicely. Backing was printed on cream colored textured cardstock.
For the Happy Birthday, I just altered the size of one of the 8 pt Stars by squishing and stretching it to fit the size I needed. The same thing with the corners. They are just bits of the same "ribbon" used in the center of the card.

Monday, June 9, 2008

One done on Wallpaper

This card uses for backing paper, some of a roll of Wallpaper that I got from a second hand store for $.50! One of the best places to look for unusual papers I have found! I have rolls of wallpaper now for cardmaking! This particular one is white on white stripes with a pearl sheen to it. I have used the Browns set from my up and coming Tea Bag Tiles and Tea Bag Backers CD and have used Penny's Picture Tile fold for the medallion. I have added some gold peel-off accents to the wallpaper. The layering of the 8 pt Stars and "ribbon" was done on the computer, then cut out and 3-D'd with double sided foam sticky tape to give it some more dimension. I also put foam tape under the medallion. The brad is a mini copper brad.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

New card with Lacé

Here is another of my new tile sets. This one I did some Lacé on the "ribbon. I traced the edge of the white part of the Lacé with a Glitter pen in Yellow before I folded them.
I layered 3 of the TB Backers (8 pt Stars) then used an EK Success Corner Heart Punch to punch out each of the corners and folded them towards the back and then layered it on top of another 8 pt Star in the same color as the last layer using foam sticky tape. The medallion is done using my Diamonds with Floating Squares fold. The mini brad goes through both medallion and Backer.

Here is a close up of the Backer. The folded over portions are only being held down by the medallion.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Just for Pink

Here is one more card I have made while testing out the new sets for my Tea Bag Tile and Tea Bag Backer CD coming out soon. This set is the Pink Hyacinth set. I did all of the layering on the computer again. Have done some accenting this time with some peel-off waste. The fold is a Variation on a Kite fold by Joanne of Circle of Crafters.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Another New Card

Here is another new card made from one of the sets from my soon to be released Tea Bag Tile and Tea Bag Backer CD. The fold is the Xing fold by Jeannie Pelletreau. All layering was done on the computer this time.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Another new layout from the up-and-coming CD

Here is another card that I have made while testing out the sets for the TB Tile and TB Backers CD. I have used another fold by Sue (suerich) of Circle of Crafters. This one is the Diamond 'n' Triangles fold. I have done a lot of 3-D with this card, layering each TB Backer with foam sticky tape. The "ribbons" also have foam sticky tape under them to give them some depth. I used Opal Glitter Glue around the triangle cut tiles and the white square to give the card a little "glitz".

Sunday, June 1, 2008

First Card testing out New TB Tile Set CD

I just this morning finished the design work for the New CD that I was working on with TB tile sets, TB backers and "ribbons" This is the first of several cards I will make testing out the sets to make sure they print out nice before I put it up for sale on my site. Hopeful date for release is June 23rd.

I used the set called Christmas for this card. There are 10 tiles in each set and 7 different backers as well as 2 different straight "ribbons" I had a bit of a play with the ribbon here, just to show that you don't have to keep them straight. ;-)
The fold is the Fusion Fold, designed by Sue (suerich) from Circle of Crafters.