Friday, November 27, 2015

No Peeking!

It's time for a new challenge over at Cardztv.  This weeks 3D challenge is to make a gift tag.  Here is what I came up with.

My tag is from the Sweet Treats cartridge and I used the new Pattern fill feature on the tag.  Here is a video I did explaining how I made this tag.  I ran out of memory at the end of the video I apologize. The sentiments on the tag are from the Holly Jolly stamp set and the Christmas Joy stamp set.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish each and everyone of you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your time with your family and friends.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Magic!

With the stormy windy, rainy weather we have been having, I decided the best place for me was my craft room, it is time to get started on my Christmas cards.  Here is the card I came up with today.

I cut the Poinsettia from Anna's Holiday Home Decor cartridge using Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore.  I cut the flower at 3.5".

For my card base I started with white card stock cut to 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" and scored and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" landscape card base.  I cut a black mat at 4" X 5 1/4" and then my patterned paper at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".  I adhered all the card layers together to make my card.  I then folded the flower petals on the score lines and glued them together in the center.  For the flower center I used some Citrus Flower Soft and added it to the piece that was cut out for the center.  It gives the flower center a bit more dimension.  I added the leaves that were cut out with the flower and adhered the whole thing to my card front using a couple of glue dots.

To finish the card using the Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch I punched a bunch of the little pine branches and hot glued them all around the back of the flower.  Finally I stamped the sentiment Christmas Magic using some Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

It is time once again for a new 3D Challenge over at CardzTV.  The challenge this time is to make a 3D Card for Thanksgiving.  This is what I came up with.

My card is a Joy Fold card.  They are easy to make.  I started with a piece of Kraft card stock cut at 4 1/4" X 8 1/2". Then score the card stock at 5 1/2" this makes the front's left front flap.

Next cut a piece of card stock 3" x 8" and score it at 4".  This makes the piece that the Turkey in the picture is adhered to.

I added some patterned paper cut 1/4" smaller than the individual sections of the card.  The piece with the turkey on it is centered on the inside of the card on the bigger right flap.

I used Going in Circles stamp set and a scalloped punch to make the little piece used to keep the card closed.  On the inside I used Thankful for You stamp set for the inside sentiment. Both the Turkey and the pie came from the Silhouette store.  The Turkey is a print and cut image.

Now it is your turn to show us what you can do to make a 3D card for Thanksgiving and link it up over at CardzTV for a chance to win a set of CardzTV Stamps.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave me a comment I love reading them.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Dear Santa. . .

I have made my first Christmas card of the season!!!! This is what I came up with.

I found this adorable little squirrel on the Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cartridges.  I cut the squirrel and his layers at 3.5".

My card base is white card cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I added a red mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and then a patterned paper mat cut at 3 3/4" X 5.  The polka dotted mat is actually the reverse side of the striped mat and is cut at 1 1/2" X 3 3/4".

Once I got the different layers adhered to the squirrel base I added some Hero Arts Prisma Glitter to the white ball on top of his hat, the hat trim and the white stripes on the candy cane.

It was a quick and easy card to make.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 30, 2015

3D Pumpkin Challenge

It is time for a new 3D Challenge over at CardzTV.  The challenge this time is to make a 3D Pumpkin.  This is what I came up with.

I found this cut in the Lori Whitlock Blog shop.  It is also available in the Silhouette Store.  I opted to cut my pumpkin our of fall pattern paper from Bo Bunny.  It was easy to assemble just fold each piece in half and glue it to another piece.  I used one piece of paper but used both sides of the paper when assembled the pumpkin.  I wanted a fall look rather than a Halloween look.  The sentiment is stamped on the leaf that comes with the project. I stamped it in Rich Cocoa.  I folded the leaf stem over and glued it to the back of the leaf.  I than ran a piece of bakers twine through the whole created by gluing the stem, and tied it in a small bowl.  I hot glued the leaf to the top of the pumpkin.  I think it would be cute to do these in several sizes and make a centerpiece out of them.  Smaller pumpkins could also be used as place holders for your Thanksgiving table.  My sentiment is from Thankful for You.

Now it is your turn. Show us your 3D pumpkins.

Monday, October 26, 2015


I found this image in the Autumn Celebrations cartridge.  The image was not a card but I decided to make it into a card.   I opened the image in Cricut Design Space and first set the width to 4.23 inches and let the height set itself.  I then ungrouped all the layers and duplicated the shadow layer twice.  I mirrored these two layers vertically and lined up the tops overlapping them slightly and welded them.  I also added a score line in the middle of the card.  This created my card base. I am including a short video tutorial on how I made the card.

Next I took the main image and made it a print and cut image. I printed this and then cut it, then cut the card base.  I adhered the Beware image to my card base with some foam dots to add some dimension to the card.  To finish the card I added a small spider lapel pin to Mr Frankenstein and then traced over it with my Black Spica Atyou pen.  I also stamped some small spider webs in each corner and traced over some of the lines again with my Black Spica Atyou pen.

I plan to enter this card in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by.