Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's Fall

It is time once again for another project from the Cutting Cafe.  I chose to do this Fall shaped card.

I cut each layer out in a different fall color and adhered them together.  I added some faux stitching to the letters and an acorn I die cut and added glossy accents too.  I also added a wooden leaf.  To color the leaf I used some distress inks that I placed on my craft mat and spritzed with water.  This card will fit in a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" envelope.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy Fall

Wow! Can you believe September is over and we are into October already!?!?!?! I know I sure can't.

It is also time for another 3D challenge over at CardzTV.  The new challenge is to make a Home Decor project for Fall.  This is what I came up with.

I had a lot of fun making this project and used my Explore to cut out the letters for Fall.  I cut the shadow 3 times for each letter and the top layer 3 times to give the letters better thickness, more like chipboard.  I glues the letters to some burlap banners I cut and attached them to some jute with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher.  To cover the staples I found some wooden dots.  I hot glued the banner on top of the foliage I added.

I stamped Happy Fall Ya'll from the Thankful for You stamp set. Now it is your turn to show us your home decor projects and a chance to win a set of CardzTV stamps.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Let's Get Organized!

It is time once again for a project from the Cutting Cafe.  This week we have these cute file folder box holders.   They come in two sizes and the larger size is perfect for holding your 6" X 6" paper pads.  Here is what I made.

Right now I have my Christmas paper pads in there. I believe there is 8 or 10 in there. 

 So jump on over to the Cutting Cafe and get your holders now.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all!

Well the 3d CardzTV Designers are back with our first challenge of the fall.  This weeks challenge is to make a 3D Fall Card.  This is what I came up with.

My card is a Double Dutch fold card.  You start with a piece of cards stock 4 3/16" X 9".  You score this piece of card stock at 5 1/2" that makes the top fold of the card.  You also need a piece of card stock 2" x 8 1/2".  This is scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Attach the smaller piece of card stock to the back of the lower edge of the bigger piece.  The two flaps fold over to the front similar to a gate fold card.

My card base is made from Kraft card stock. To cover the larger flap up top you need a piece of card stock cut at 4" x 3 1/4".  I used a rusty orange piece of card stock from my stash.  I also cut little pieces to cover the flaps.  I cut mine at 1 7/8" X 1 7/8".  I embossed all to cover pieces with a Darice embossing folder called Autumn Leaves.  It is really a pretty embossing folder. Once I embossed the pieces I sprayed them lightly with some Tattered Angels Sugar Maple glimmer mist and let dry.

Next I cut my little scarecrow from the Simply Charms cartridge at 2 3/4".  I attached him with an action wobble so he can wave hello to everyone.  My sentiment is from the Thankful for You Cardztv Stamp set.  I cut the sentiment into 3 pieces so I could stamp it on Kraft cardstock to get the results I wanted.

Now that you've seen my card hop on over to the CardzTV blog and check out all the other designers projects.  Then get you project entered for a chance to win a set of CardzTV stamps.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Halloween Milk Carton

It is time for another fun project from the Cutting Cafe.  This weeks project is made using several choices of Halloween and Fall themed Milk Cartons.  Here is my project.

To see how I made this adorable bat milk carton just watch the video below.

After I filled the carton with candy and ran the purple top through my paper crimper to give it a more realistic look and adhered it to the top of the carton.  These are quick and easy to make so I hope you will give them a try.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Born to Ride

My son's 25th birthday is on Monday. He loves riding his quad so I used and image from the Dude! Lite Cartridge to make him this card.

Working with my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space I started with the image from the cartridge and first recolored it so the quad was red like his.  I then added the 25 to both sides of the back bumper.. I sized the quad to 3 1/2" and then flattened it to make it a print and cut image.

For my card I started with a Kraft card stock base cut and folded to make an A2 card.  I then added a black mat, red mat, and the patterned paper.  I attached the ATV to my card with foam tape.  I stamped my sentiments on more Kraft card stock and cut them out.  The Enjoy is attached to the card with a paper fastener from 7 Gypsy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Frankly Frightful

Where do you get your inspiration from? I find it all around me.Like this card.  I was just scrolling through some of the images in Cricut Design Space and came across this image.  It just said Easel Card to me so that is what I made.  When I find inspiration like this I can't wait to get started on my project.

For this Easel Card I started with two pieces of Kraft card stock. One piece I cut to 4 1/4" X 11.  I then scored this piece at 2 1/4" and 5 1/2".  I cut a second piece of card stock at 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  This piece became my card front.

Next I cut a black border at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8".  My pattern paper is from an Echo Park paper pad that I have had for a couple years.  I found this piece with the big moon and a black scary tree with ravens in it and bats flying.  I cut the paper at 4" X 5 1/4" and adhered it together.  Next I added some yellow card stock behind the windows so it looked like there was a light on in the house.  I then adhered the house to my card front and used some yellow stickles in the windows.  Once the stickles dried I used a dauber and some black soot distress ink to go over the yellow to dull it down a bit.  The pumpkins that I adhered to the porch of the house are from the Jolly Jack O Lantern Memory Box die.  I adhered the house to my card front using some foam tape.

I then added my little stop to the inside of the card.  It is stamped with Frankly Frightful from the Cardz TV stamp set with the same name.  I added the remaining two pumpkins to the left side of the easel stop and stamped my sentiment on the right hand side.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Come back and visit again soon.