Tuesday, March 29, 2011
For the challenge this week.....we are to make a card using any house image and any colors, but we also have to incorporate a flourish and lace.
I chose to use the cartridge April Showers and I cut the house at 3 1/2". I used the Divine Swirls cuttlebug folder as my "flourish" and I do not have any lace so I added a polka dotted red ribbon. I also used the Seeing Spots cuttlebug folder on my background paper.
Now it is your turn to show us your creativity, so stop over at Cricut Cardz Challenge and see what lovely cards the rest of the design team has created.
Friday, March 25, 2011
The pattern that I used is posted on customcrops.com website and there are a few video tutorials as well!
I chose a damask pattern from Jo-Anns. I am going to be making one for my Imagine as well. They do not have a pattern for this machine yet, but I am going to do my best to figure it out on my own! For this dust cover I used the Heat & Bond I didn't actually sew it. I noticed a few spots were it didn't bond so well. But I will say that for me it was much easier doing it this way than actually sewing it together. I am not an avid sewer and it takes me forever just to figure out my machine, so I guess you could say that I cheated a bit :~)
I bought a wooden birdhouse from Michaels for $5.99, painted it and decorated it.
Create a Critter (bird cut at 1 1/2") Page 45
Butterflies from the Fiskars Cassette Punch
Fiskars punch for the white paper border
Wrap it Up (Fence cut at 3") page 45
Button from stash
Twine from thetwinery.com
I used the Create a Critter to create this layout of my daughter with her new Giraffe pajamas.
Create a Critter (Page 48)
"Hello" phrase cut at 3"
Giraffe cut at 2 3/4"
Giraffe cut at 3 1/2"
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
On this layout I used the Cricut Everyday Circle Exclusive cartrige. I cut the cuttlebug at 4" and the Cuttlebug phrase at 1.59" from my Gypsy. I cut the "tag" circles out at 1.82 from the Gypsy as well. I used the Colorbok paper stack that is sold at WalMart for $5/pack. I did some faux stitching around my pictures, the cuttlebug, and the border. I also did some did some doodling on the phrase cuttlebug.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
For this challenge we need to make a Thank You card using the border feature from any cricut cartridge using the colors, blue, yellow and white.
For my card I used the border feature from Mickey & Friends. I cut the border from my Gypsy at 1.93 height by 5.26 width. I cut this out in white and again in yellow. I used the yellow for the bottom of the sailboats and cut off the top piece. I did some stitching on the white and also stitched on the blue background paper. The lighter blue paper is from the DCWV Guy Stack.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Once again I used my Gypsy to create this super cute card! I welded 6 shamrocks from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and they are sized at 0.88 inches. The card base that the shamrocks are welded to is sized at 3.11 width by 5.26 height. My leprechaun is cut at 3.25 inches. I used the I Believe in Leprechauns stamp set from www.creativetimeforme.com!
You can see how I created this card by visiting my YouTube channel:
Episode 94, I Believe in Leprechauns Card
Monday, March 14, 2011
For this card creation I used my Gypsy to weld the "Asian" label from the Lacy Labels Cricut Lite Cartridge. The card base is sized at 3.53w by 5.00h, the black layer is sized at 3.35w by 4.75h, and the pattern cardstock that I purchased a Michaels from their stock (Green Argyle) is cut at 3.18w by 4.50h.
The shamrocks are cut from the Celebrate with Flourish and it's cut at 2.50 inches. I used the Seeing Spots and Swiss Dots cuttlebug folders.
The stamp that I used is from Emma at mycreativetime.com stamp set called "I Believe in Leprechauns". I used the same label and sized it smaller for my sentiment. The black layer is cut at 2.31w by .87h and the green layer is at 2.15w by .62h.
To finish off my card I used some twine from the twinery.com and added some faux stitching throughout!
Friday, March 11, 2011
I created this card in my Gypsy. I used the Lacy Labels to create by card base which is the All Girl label cut at 5.00 by 5.00. I then cut at layer for my card using the same label which is cut at 4.50. The layer is cut from Recollections Argyle Green paper that I purchased from Michael's stock paper.
For the images on my card I used the horseshoe from Create a Critter and welded a shamrock from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. The horseshoe is cut at 3.75 inches and the shamrock is cut at 1.63.
I finished the card off by wrapping twine around the layer of the card and faux stitching on the card, horseshoe, and shamrock!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Once again I used my Copic markers and some chalk for this card. The "love birds" image is a free digital stamp that I printed from my computer. I did some stitching around the border of the card and the image and finished the card off with a ribbon.
Here is my first Magnolia Stamped image card. I ordered a few of these stamps probably 6 months ago and have finally decided to something with them. I used my copic markers to color her in and then chalked around her with brown chalk. The orange pattern paper is from Colorbok purchased at Walmart.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I used the new Imagine/Gypsy update to create this card. I cut the light green paper from the Cricut Imagine More cartridge at 5.0". The white background paper is cut at 6.0. I cut the shamrock from the Paper Doll Dress Up at 3.5 and colored it using the RGB codes from Mr Frosty cartridge. I also added some green twine. The "paperclip" for my sentiment is from the Fabulous Finds cartridge pg 107 and it is cut at 2" and I used the Jagged Creative feature key.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This is a 2-page layout with four pictures. I used the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge Cricut Everyday.
I cut the phrase on page 26 at 2 1/4", I also cut the scissor2 on page 56 at 3". For the 3 squares that are grey, purple, and white I used the Yudu screens on page 44 and cut them at 3" as well. I used the DCWV Stack 7 for my patterned paper. I used the Tags, bags, boxes, and more to cut my tags at 2" and 1 3/4". I used twine from the twinery and some buttons to finish the pages off.
I also used my Cuttlebug and the Swiss dots, Spots and Dots, and the Divine Swirls folders.
For this adorable card I used the Kate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge. I cut the girl image at 4" and all of her layers. The cardstock that I used for the card is from the Colorbok paperstack from WalMart that is always sold for $5 per pack.
I printed out the Happy Spring from my computer and then used 2 circle punches, one at 3/4" and 1". I used Lucinda Handwriting and cut it at 12 points.
I also used my iRock and gems to dress it up too.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In honor of Dr Seuss's Birthday and National Read Across America week we were challenged to make a bookmark in any color using any cartridge.
Since my daughter loves Mickey Mouse I decided to make this challenge for her. I used the Mickey and Friends cartridge and created this in my Gypsy. I used the bookmark on page 115 and cut it at 7.94 width by 3.24 height. I welded the Mickey from page 108 and he is sized at 2.83 width by 3.47 height. When I cut the layers for Mickey they are cut at 3.47 height. I used the EK Success 12x12 Mickey paper pad. Once I had everything cut out and adhered together I used my Your Story and laminated it.