Monday, December 27, 2010

Doggy Christmas Card

I love this card, I think that it is my favorite so far for Christmas! I used the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge and cut the dog at 3 1/2". I cut the Santa hat from Winter Woodland at 2 3/4". I used the Jolee's By You "Christmas Lights". I used my computer to make the sentiment "I'm on the Naughtly List" at 14 pts Kristen ITC font.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas "Joy" Card

I used the Mr Frosty Cricut Imagine Cartridge for the patterened paper and the pink. I used the Wild Card Cricut cartridge for my image and cut it at 6". If you would like to cut an envelope to go with this you will need to make your card smaller. It is a very simple, but elegant Christmas card.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Globe Christmas Card

For this Christmas card I used my Gypsy to create it. Using your Gypsy saves a lot of time trying to figure out what sizes you will need to make all of your cuts.

I made this a 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" sized card. I cut my snow globe from Doodlecharms at 5". The santa sleigh is cut at 3.91 width and 1.71 height. The house is cut at 2.63 width and 2.18 height, and the tree is cut at 1" width and 1.35 height. I used the stamp set Christmas Wishes from My Pink Stamper. I would have to say that this is my favorite Christmas card so far. Although, I did get the original idea from Sara at liveloveandScrap. Thanks Sara !!

Double Pocket Christmas Card

This Christmas card was made a little differently than your standard kind of card. I used the "Double Pocket Fold" to make this card. I embellished it with a Christmas stamp set from Michaels that has 30 little images. For my first tag I used my 1" punch to punch them out once I had them colored in with my Copic markers. Then I used my 1 1/2" scallop punch for the Santa. I used some Jolee's boutique dimensional stickers for the second tag. For a video tutorial you can visit my YouTube channel "ScrappinJen31" Episode #58.

Stamped Image Christmas Card

For this Christmas card I used a stamped image and some copic markers to color it in. It is a standard A2 size card. Instead of using ribbon I used green rick rack!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Circle Card

I was inspired by the previous Cricut Cardz Challenge that I decided to make another circle card using the Winter Frolic cartridge with the colors red and green! I cut the circle card from Wild Card Cartridge at 5". I cut the snowman out at 3 3/4" from Winter Frolic and I used My Pink Stamper Christmas Wishes stamp set for the Ho Ho Ho!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 54

For this challenge, we were to make a circle card for Christmas using any cartridge we would like with NO red or green. I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge to weld two circles together on my Gypsy to make my card base which is cut at 5 1/2". I cut a scalloped circle for my layer at 5". I cut my snowman at 4 1/4" from Winter Frolic. I used stickles for his nose and 2 buttons.

Please visit Cricut Cardz Challenge to see whatever one else has created. Remember, you are able to join us in the challenge as well.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winter Wonderland Side Step Card

For this card I used several different Cricut cartridges and I used my Gypsy to get me started. I love to use my Gypsy when designing cards. It is so much easier to use it as a template for creating my cards!

I used Winter Woodlands, Winter Frolic, Joys of the Season, and My Community to create this card. Winter Woodlands I used for the apartment building and cut it at 4 1/4" from page 44. Winter Frolic cuts are for the Snowman on page 30 cut at 3", the ice skating girl from page 40 cut at 2 3/4", and the Winter Wonderland phrase cut from page 40 at 1 1/4", and I cut the tree out at 3" from page 48. I used Joys of the Season to cut the snowflake and I used Snowflake 3&4 to make one snowflake that I cut at 1 1/2" from page 61. I used My Community to cut my fences at 1 3/4" on page 37.

I had a super fun time making this card :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Smiley Cards Gypsy Downloadable Cartridge

For this card I used the free downloadable Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge from November 1, 2010. This was a promotion that Provo Craft had available for anyone who has a Gypsy and registered it by October 31, 2010. I cut my snowman out at 3". I used my iRock for his buttons. I used black stickles for his hat, gloves, and boots. I also used a My Pink Stamper stamp from Winter Punnies.

Cricut Imagine ~ Lori's Garden Card

For this "Thinking of You" card I used my Cricut Imagine. I used the Lori's Garden Art Cartridge and cut the Marqui at 4.2 inches and the butterfly at 3.2 inches. I also used the Cricut Lite Lacy Labels to cut my sentiment and that is cut at 2". I used some hemp cord and 2 white buttons.

Matchbook Card

I made this card using a Swiss Miss hot chocalate packet. I used the Joys of the Season's Cricut Cartridge and cut the cup at 2 1/2", which I embossed and inked over the image with a white ink and a brown ink. I used some hemp cord to wrap around my layer. I also used a button and tied a bow using the hemp cord as well. To see how to make this card go to and my channel name is ScrappinJen31 and it is episode #51. I also used a stamp from My Pinks Stamper's Winter Punnies

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 52

For the next challenge we are to create a Christmas card using only the "phrase" feature on any cartridge, and any colors you would like. I chose to use the Celebrate with Flourish and cut my phrase at 1 1/2". I also heat embossed a stamped image.

Stop over to Cricut Cardz Challenge and see what the others have created for the challenge. Now it is your turn to create something as well. Good Luck

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #50

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 50: Make a card for Christmas using the card feature from any cartridge you'd li9ke, using any colors you'd like.

I chose to use the Stretch Your Imagination for my card and card base. I used the Joys of the Season for "Happy Holidays". I cut my card at 5 1/2" and the layers to the snowman at 2 3/4". I also used my iRock for the buttons of the snowman and used black stickles for his hat, gloves, scarf and boots, orange stickles for his nose. I used my Snow Marker to make the snow on the card. I wrapped the ribbon around to finish it off. Please hop on over to Cricut Cardz Challenge to see what the Design Team #1 created for you and don't forget you can join the fun as well!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 48

Hello Everyone,

For this challenge we needed to make a Thanksgiving card using the card feature from any cartridge and any colors we would like.

I chose to use the Wild Card Cartridge and cut this card from page 43 and cut it out at 6 1/2". I also used my Fiskars Seasonal Cassette punch set to cut the little leaves on the card and envelope. I used the Create a Critter to cut out the Turkey from page 70 and he is cut at 2 3/4". I also used brown, yellow, red, and orange ribbon. I used some Tim Holtz Adirondack Espresso Color Wash spray on the green leaf on the envelope. I sprayed some onto a paper towel and dabbed it onto the leaf to give it a fall look. Also, for the leaf look on the envelope I took a leaf off of one of the trees outside of my house and inked it with some marroon Colorbox chalk ink and pressed it onto my envelope!

Make sure you stop over to Cricut Cardz Challenge to see what the Design Team #1 created and remember you can join the challenge also and you have until Nov 2, 2010! Join the fun and creativity :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Easel Card

I used Joys of the Season for my Christmas Tree and cut it at 4 inches. I used the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder with Aluminum Foil straight from my kitchen!!! I have never made an easel card and I had fun designing this card!! Hope you'll give it a try. I also used the "Snow Maker" pen to make the snow on my Christmas tree;)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Create a Critter "Zebra" Card

Here is a cute Zebra card that I made using the Create a Critter. I cut the zebra at 3 1/4", the Fab phrase out at 1 1/2", and the flower on top of her head at 1".

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bubbles Scrapbook Page

With this layout I used my Cricut Expression and my Cricut Imagine. I cut the font Bubbles from Mini Monograms at 2", I cut the bathtub at 4" from Best Friends (Imagine), and the bubbles I cut at 6" from Everyday Paper Dolls.

French Manor "Hello" Card

This is a 4x4 card made using the Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge French Manor! I cut the bird/birdcage at 3.5".

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

I made these Halloween Treat bags for my daughter's daycare!

There are a total of 19. I used a "Happy Halloween" stamp from Michaels for $1. The goodie bags I purchased at Wal-Mart for $2 for a bag of 20. I also purchased some Halloween pencils $2/20 pack and mini activity books that were also $2/20 pack. I used my Martha Stewart spider punch to put their names on their treat bags! I also used some orange ink around the stamped image. Very simple and inexpensive :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 46

Hi Everyone!

This is what I came up with on the Challenge # 46, ANYTHING GOES! Make a card using any cartridge, theme or colors you would like.

My card is 5 1/2" by 5 1/2". I used the Snow Friends Solutions cartridge and My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp set! I cut the snowman at 3 1/2". I also used some purple rhinestones and orange stickles.

Now it's your turn to be creative and jump into this challenge. Please visit Cricut Cardz Challenge to see what else Design Team #1 has created and then get started :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nursery Tails "It's A Girl" Card

I love making this type of card fold, it has to be my favorite. For details on this card you can see the video on YouTube under ScrappinJen31 video #42!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mickey & Friends/Cricut Imagine

I have a video on YouTube on how I created the Minnie cut using my Cricut Imagine. My channel is ScrappinJen31! I cut Minnie out at 4 1/2". It was actually very easy to do!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

First Cricut Imagine Project

This is the very first thing that I have made using my CRICUT IMAGINE. I used the Best Friends and Nursery Tails cartridges. I used the Nursery Tails cartridge for the journaling tag and all other cuts were from the Best Friends cartridge. I do not have the measurements for the cuts because it was going to be a test page and I liked what I printed/cut so decided to make a scrapbook page of it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 44

The challenge for this week was to create a Halloween card using the S-fold or Z-fold technique and you can use any colors you would like.

I used the Mini Monsters cartridge and cut the "phrase" on page 48 at 2 3/4".

Please visit Cricut Cardz Challenge to see what the rest of Design Team #1 has created with this challenge and thanks so much for stopping by. Remember, that this challenge is now open to you!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hello Everyone!

I am in Florida with my husband and my daughter! I have some posting to do when I get back to Wisconsin!

I ordered an Imagine from HSN on the launch date, but it came to me defective so I had to send it back. I was able to do that Monday morning and it arrived at my house Friday night so I cannot wait to get home to see if this one works, I return Tuesday night Sept 28th:) I probably won't do any videos on the Imagine just yet until I am more comfortable with it. I may post some of the projects on my blog for those of you that are interested.

Hope all is well and I have a card that I made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge Design Team on Wednesday that I made prior to leaving and will hopefully be able to get that posted to my blog for you!

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 42

Here is the card that I made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge # 42. The challenge is to make a card for Halloween using the card feature from any cartridge you'd like, and using any colors you'd like.

I used the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge to cut the Haunted House "card feature" on page 69 @ 6" and the spider web on the front porch at 1".

I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge to cut the bat (pg 48) at 1 1/2", the street sign (pg 70) at 3 1/2", ghosts (pg 37) 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", pumpkin (pg 59) at 1 1/2", Happy Halloween phrase (pg. 30) at 1".

The colors used are black, purple, lime green, yellow, gray, orange, blue, and green!

I hope that you all will join us in the challenge! I had a blast putting this card together :) You can hop on over to the Cricut Cardz Challenge blog here and see what cute Halloween cards that Design Team 1 came up with for the challenge! Hope to see you over there :)

The challenge is open to the public this week, so it's time for you to be creative and show us what you've got!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trick or Treat "Joy" Fold Card

I used the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge for this card. I cut the "Costumes" on page 49 at 2 3/4". I also cut the cat from the same page at 2 3/4". I used my white gel pen and traced the lines that were cut in the image.

For the front of the card I cut the bag at 6" from page 52 and I dabbed some black ink around the edges and I also used a black gel pen and traced the trick or treat.

On all of the orange spider pages I used white colorbox pigment ink around all the edges and then wiped it off with a paper towel for a little extra effect. On the background where the "children" are I used black inkl on that peice because of the orange boarder around it.

I also cut 4 spiders out with a Martha Stewart spider punch and attatched in several places throughout the card.

I have to say that I definately had the most fun making this Halloween card :)

Have a Boo-tiful Day Card

I created this card using the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge. I cut the ghost from page 37 at 4". I also used my new Martha Stewart spider web border punch and some ribbon from Michaels. The cardstock I used is from Recollections.

Beware Card

I created this card using the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge. I cut the tree out at 4 1/4" from page 67. I cut out the tombstone at 1 1/2" on "FLIP" from page 66, and I cut out the Frank N Stein on my computer using the font Matisse ITC at 8 pts. The BEWARE phrase is cut at 1".

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 40

This weeks challenge was to make a card using scalloped circles, scalloped squares, scalloped ovals, or scalloped rectangles. Use any cartridge, colors, or theme you would like.

I chose the scalloped circles. I used my Mini Monograms cartridge for the circles that I cut at 3 1/2" and 3 1/4". I used Doodlecharms for the ladybug which I cut at 2 1/4". I used the Create a Critter for the "LoveBug" which is cut at 1 3/4". I also used the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder, and I added 3 buttons with thread for the final touch.

This is my first challenge card that I've done and it was a blast getting it all put together! I hope that you will give one of the challenges a try! Check out the challenge blog and the amazing people on the design team at Cricut Cardz Challenge, click here

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Let it Snow

I designed this card using the Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Lite Cartridge. I cut the "Let it Snow" at 2 inches and the ice skates at 2 1/2 inches. I also used the "Snowflake" Cuttlebug embossing folder. This is a standard A2 size card.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hello Everyone!

I have very exciting news to tell all of you........I am now officially a Design Team Member for Cricut Cardz Challenge!!!! I am very excited for this opportunity and cannot wait to get started. I just arrived back home from a week long visit to Fort Lauderdale FL with my husband and I have a lot of crafting to catch up on.

Special Thanks to Mary from CardzTV for allowing me this opportunity....Thanks a bunch MARY!

See ya all real soon,


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thinking of You

Here is a card that I made using the Once Upon A Princess cartridge to cut out the butterfly at 3". I also used the matt stack Hippie Chick by DCWV. I was a little nervous with the color choices but I think it turned out really well and I've had the most comments on this card on my YouTube channel: ScrappinJen31