Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Birthday Card

My mom's birthday is Friday. I know Iris are one of her favorite flowers.  I found this print and cut image in the Cricut Design Space under Vintage Floral.  I had to buy this cartridge as it was not included with the subscription. This image is a print and cut image. I cut my image at 4"

I started with white card stock cut and folded to may a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I added a black mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4".  I then cut a purple mat 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".  I embossed the purple mat using my eBosser and the Camille Lace embossing folder. I adhered the purple mat to the black mat and adhered my image using foam tape to the purple mat.  I added a sheer ribbon to the card and then attached the black mat and its layers to the white card base.

I used a Poppystamps banner die to cut my tag for my sentiment and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used foam tape to adhere it to the front of my card.

I think she will love it.  I plan to make lunch and take it to her and I am hoping to take Aiden my grandson too. But, shhhhhhh. . . It is supposed to be a surprise.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Butterfly Kisses

It is time for a new 3D Challenge over at CardzTV  T-his weeks challenge is to create a 3D project using flowers.  I had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too.  Here is my project.

I found these daisies in the Silhouette store.  They were designed with just two cuts, the flower and the center.  They way they were intended to be put together was to put a straw through the holes.  However wouldn't you know it, my straws were just a tiny bit two small. SO I had to improvise.

I cut one end of the straw down both sides about 1/2" and spread the straw apart and pushed down on the ends so they were flat.  I used some glossy accents to attach my straw to the yellow center with the hole in it.  Now I had to figure out how to cover the holes.  The yellow centers were cut at 1 3/4".  So I used a 1 1/2" scalloped punch to punch a scallop out of this bright pink color. Then I used a 1 1/4" circle punch to punch another yellow circle. Finally I stamped this second yellow circle with a Peachy Keen stamp face. I used the 1" size stamp and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Using my white gel pen I added some freckles to the pink cheeks.  The pink cheeks were add with a rose colored Prima Watercolor pencil and blended with a Dove blending pen.

Next I cut out this cut butterfly from the Create a Critter cartridge.  I used my Explore and Design Space to  flatten the butterfly so I could do a print and cut on it.  I cut the butterfly out at 2".  I added some Raspberry Stickles to the dark pink areas on the butterfly's wings and some Lime green stickles on the very end of his antenna's.  Once the stickles was dry I glued the butterfly to a straw. 

I found this little biodegradable pot at my craft store and thought it would be perfect for this project.. I added some floral oasis inside the pot to hold my flowers. I bent each straw slightly so that you could see the flowers cute faces.  I added some leftover green Easter grass to cover the oasis.  Next I put my butterfly in the center of the pot.  For my sentiment I used some white and pink butterfly Washi Tape and some Staz-on black ink I stamped my sentiment unto the Washi tape and the carefully wrapped it around a straw.  I cut the end of the tape to make it look like a flag.  My sentiment is from the Think Spring CardzTv Stamp Set.

Now it is your turn. Show us what you can do with a 3D Challenge using flowers.  And don't forget to hop over to Mary's Stamp blog and get your stamps ordered..  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my project. I love hearing from you.  Don't forget to visit the other Design Teams blogs to see what they made for the challenge.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Angels Watching Over You

Here is a card I made with my Cricut Explore.  This is why I love having the subscription. This card was cut from the Creative Cards cartridge. A cartridge I don't own but I needed a card quick so I found this one. I sized it to be a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I inked the edges of the leaves with some sage distress ink.  For the center of the flower I added some flower soft to give the flower a little more texture. The sentiment is from a new CardzTV stamp set and I  stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I made this card for a good friend whose dad was just diagnosed with terminal cancer and she is really having a rough time.  She was at the hospital all day with her dad, and I took the card down to her house and left it for her on her screen door.  She just sent me text thanking me for the card. The one bit of brightness in her day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It is Officially SPRING!

With spring officially here, I decided it was time to make up some cards to celebrate Spring!  I found some images I wanted to cut, and flattened them so I could do a print and cut.  I printed the images twice, once on the sticky paper that came with my Cricut Explore and then again on regular card stock..

I placed the image printed on the sticky paper down flat on my card fronts. I then added the 2nd layer with some foam tape to add dimension to the cuts.  The papers are all from my stash. 

All the cards are 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I have lots of birthdays in the spring between April 1 and the end of May so these will be perfect to send off with a quick Happy Birthday note inside.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Some Bunny Loves You!

I recently bought the CardzTV Easter Punnies stamp set  and just had to make a card with it.  I decided to make a tall card..  I started with a white card stock cut and folded to make a 4" X 9" card base. I added a bright pink mat cut at 3 3/4" X 8 3/4".  I then added the pastel polka dotted mat cut at 3 1/2" X8 1/2".

I cut my bunny at 7" with my Cricut Explore and Design Space.  The bunny is from the Create a Critter 2. I attached him flat to the card and then added a little grass border.

To finish the card I added some faux stitching with my white gel pen on the bow tie.  Finally I added some enamel dots to the upper corners.  I think I am going to give this card to my grandson Aiden.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Easter 3D Challenge

It is time once again for a new 3D challenge over at CardzTV. The new challenge is to create a 3D card, or treat bag or holder for Easter.  Here is what I came up with.

This is a Shadow box card. The finished card size is 4" X 5 1/2" so it will fit in an A2 size envelope.

I found the Image in the Silhouette store Design ID #76546.  I cut it at the default settings and layered the image together.  It is actually a fairly quick and easy card to put together.  The trick is to use foam dots between each of the layers.  You start with the cut with the widest border and layer the frames ending with the smallest bordered frame as the outside one.

I stamped my sentiment using the Happy Days stamp set on a 1 1/4" circle that I cut in half so I could tuck it up under one of the frames.

Now I hope you will join us and enter your 3D Easter project. Remember Mary will be giving a way a set of stamps. So pop on over to CardzTV and link up your project.  While there pop on over to the stamp blog and browse her selection of stamps. She has 4 new released stamp sets so be sure to check them out.  

Monday, March 16, 2015

Rockin' Robin!

It turned out to be a nice sunny day today after two days of wind and rain.  So I was inspired to make a fun and bright card.

I found my image of this bird on the Home Decor cartridge.  I opened it with Cricut Design Space and resized my bird to 4".  There were two layers turned off when I first put the image on my mat. So I turned those an.  So instead of just the yellow layer, I was able to cut a shadow layer out of  black and and colored layer out of the blue.. I cut the image on my Cricut Explore.

My card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" yellow card stock.  I added a blue mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and the patterned paper mat cut at 3  3/4" X  5".

I adhered my bird to my card front with some foam tape.  I used a Poppystamps Die called Classic Ribbon die to cut my ribbon that I stamped my sentiment.  Finally I added some rhinestones to the bird's tail and the eye..

I am entering this into the Fantabulous Cricuct Challenge.. 

Thanks for stopping by.