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.

Friday, March 6, 2015

CardztTV 3-D St, Patrick's Day Challenge

It is time for a new 3D Challenge over at CardzTV,  The Challenge this time is to make a 3D St. Patrick's Day treat holder or box.  This is what I came up with


I made this little Shamrock Basket and it couldn't be quicker and easier to make.  I used St. Patrick's Day paper from Doodlebug for the basket. It is from the Silhouette store and I cut it at the default size.

Once you cut the main basket out, you then can cut the handle, shamrocks, and the little side piece  and the patterned paper to cover all the sides of the box.  Those have to be glues on. What makes this so quick and easy to assemble is that the box folds up and everything is held in place by a brad place through the sides  To make it a bit easier on myself I did glue the big and small Shamrocks together as well as lightly tacked the handle to behind the shamrocks.  The two darker green shamrocks do need to be adhered down.  So this is super quick and easy to mass produce.

I then filled the basket with some iridescent green Easter grass and loaded the basket with the Pot of Gold (in this case gold covered chocolate coins). Stamped my sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and punched it out with a circle punch and adhered it to the handle with a glue dot.

Now it is your turn.  Show us what you will make for this new challenge.  And please feel free to leave me a comment, I enjoying reading them.  I would love it if you wanted to become a follower as well.

Mary over atCardzTV will be giving away a free set of stamps to someone who participates in this challenge and she just got in some new sets!! So hurry on over toCardzTV and link your project up.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Katie!

Today is my daughter's 20th birthday This is the birthday card I made for her.

This is a cut from the Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge.  However the image was not a  card.  So I created my own card base by duplicating the purple layer and welding it together to create my card base. My base is 5" X 5".

The white layer was cut and I sprayed it with some Diamond Dust glitter spray to add some sparkle to the card. 

I am hoping to do a video soon on how I made the card base.

I designed and cut the card with Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Think Spring!

Where I live on the West Coast we have been having lots of sunny days and highs in the upper 50's to lower 60's.  So there are lots of signs of spring popping up.  Now I know that is not the case for a lot of you so I made this card with you in mind.



I recently purchased a a few new Die-Namics dies and this was one of them.  My card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" green card stock.  I cut an orange mat 4" X 5 1/4" and then the patterned paper mat was cut at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".

I cut a mat for my die cut to sit on.  I found the mat in Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.  I sized the mat to fit my image.  I cut the oblong  image and its shadow with my Cricut Explore.  Love that Bluetooth feature.  I ran the green mat through my eBosser and embossed it with some little flowers.  I also used my eBosser to die cut my watering can.  I didn't add a sentiment yet because I am not sure yet how I will use the card.

Thanks for visiting.