Friday, February 5, 2016

Heart Basket

It's time for a new 3D challenge over at Cardztv.   The challenge is to make a 3D box or treat bag for Valentines Day.  Here is what I came up with.

For this challenge I made a heart basket.  I purchased the SVG file from SVG Attic and cut it with my Cricut Explore.  I did have to hand weave the sides to get the basket look but it was easy to do.  My sentiment is from the new Love Ya stamp set.  I added some tissue paper to the inside bottom of the basket then filled it with candy.

Now it is your turn.  Link up your 3D project over at Cardztv.  While you are there, pop over the the stamp blog and check out the new stamp set.

Monday, January 25, 2016

With Sympathy

I recently learned that a friend of mine lost her oldest son in a car accident.  Here is the card I made for her.

I started with white card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I cut a black mat at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". Finally I cut another white mat at 4" X 5 1/4".  I embossed that mat with the Maltese Anna Griffin embossing folder.  It is one of my favorite embossing folders.

Next I used some distress inks, abandon coral, squeezed lemonade, and peacock feathers, to create a background of my butterfly.  Using a set of Memory Box dies I cut the background of the butterfly out of the distressed paper and cut the overlay out of black.  I used my wink of stella pen in clear to go over the entire black layer before adhering it to the front of the butterfly.  I added a black ribbon and stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I am pleased how it turned out.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Bitten by the Luv Bug

I have a fun new Valentine's Day card for you today.  It was a lot of fun to make.

I started with a red card stock base cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I cut a black mat at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" and the striped mat was cut at 4" X 5 1/4.

My image is from the Create a Critter cartridge and was cut at 3 1/2". I made him into a print and cut image.

I wanted a mat to stick him on and I just received some new dies in the mail so of course I had to use them for my mat.  The dies are the Postage Stamp Rectangle dies by Memory Box.   I cut the largest die out of black and the next smaller size out of some aqua blue patterned paper.  My paper for this card is from Doodlebug.  I attached the two mats together and attached them to my card with some foam tape,  Finally I adhered the image to the blue mat and stamped my sentiment with some Memento tuxedo black ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 15, 2016

2 Creatuve Chicks Showcase #6

Today is my first post as part of the 2 Creative Chicks Design Team.  I love that the showcases are all Anything Goes.  Here is what I created to inspire you for this showcase.

My card base is white card stock cut and scored to make a 5" X 6 1/2" card.  I embossed a piece of light pink paper with an Anna Griffin embossing folder and added it to the front of my card.  The red foil hearts are also from Anna Griffin and the foil was adhered to the hearts using my Anna Griffin Minc.  The Happy Valentine's Day is also part of the artwork I received for Valentine's Day and is foiled in pink.  I adhered the hearts to may card with some foam tape. I also adhered the sentiment with foam tape. I added a double layer of tape to the middle of the sentiment so it arched a bit across the card.  To finish my card I added some pink glittered rhinestones  to two of the corners of my card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join in with this showcase, I can't wait to see what you all make.

Starts Jan. 1, 2016
Ends Jan. 31, 2016
Click HERE to link up!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Video Tutorial - Working with Patterns in Cricut Design Space

So today I have for you a video tutorial exploring the Patterns feature in Cricut Design Space. How to upload  your own patterns, how to edit your patterns and how to restore the image to it's original colors.  I hope you find this tutorial helpful.  I do not have a project for you today.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Keep on Keeping on

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season, I know I did.  I have a friend going through a rough time so I decided to make her a card.  This is what I came up with.

I decided to use bright colors to help cheer her up.  My card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  I added an orange mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and then my patterned paper mat cut at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".

I found the image on the Cricut Essentials cartridge that I have access to through my Design Space subscription and my Cricut Explore.  I cut this flower out at 3 3/4".  I stamped the flower with the Lets Face It CardzTV stamp set.  I also added a border that was cut with a Martha Stewart border punch.  I used that border to stamp my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiment is from the Mixed Messages  CardzTV stamp set.

The fun thing about this card is I attached to flower to the card with an action wobble so it moves.  I think it turned out super cute. What do you think?

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year - 2016

Wishing each and everyone of you a very Happy New Year.  May 2016 be the best year ever!!!