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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

3D Baby Gift Bag Challenge

Once again it is time for another 3D challenge over at Cardztv.  This n week's Challenge is to make an embellished gift bag for a baby.  Here is what I came up with.

My bag is from a Lori Whitlock files that I bought off of her website.  It was quick and easy to cut out and put together. I cut it at the default size and adhered it together.  The main bag is two pieces  cut from two pieces of 12 X 12 paper.  The bag and trim were cut from some paper in my stash.  I took an extra piece of the trim paper and cut it to fit between the handles  I used a scalloped EK Success edge punch and stamped my sentiment using the Ticket Talk 2 Cardztv Stamp Set.

Now it is your turn. Lets see what type of embellished baby bag you can come up with. Be sure to link it over at CardzTV for a chance to win a set of CardzTV stamp set.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Aiden's Valentines Day Card

Here is a quick card a made this afternoon for my grandson Aiden.  I found this cute little dog in the Silhouette store and it is a Print and Cut image.  I added it to my mat and sized it to fit my A-2 size card.  I wanted to cut the head twice so I used the erase feature to erase the body of the dog. No sense printing it out if I wasn't using it.  I adhered the dog to my card base and then adhered the second head to the dog with an action wobble so it will bounce around for him when he sees the card.

I had a dog bone die so I cut a bone out of Kraft card stock and stamped my sentiment and adhered it to the card as well.

I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day tomorrow and if you are lucky to have Monday off enjoy the extra day off.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love is in the Air

Here is the Valentine's Day Card I made for my hubby.  I started with a white card base cut and scored to  make a 4 1/4" X  5 1/2" card base.  I added a pink mat cut at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" and then added the red dotted mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4".

 My image is from a Cricut Imagine cartridge. Using Cricut Design Space I sized the image to about 3" and then unflattened it. Because this is an Imagine image it is already set to print and cut. Because of that the software allowed me to unflatten and print each layer separately just like it would on the Image and then cut it using my Cricut Explore.  I sprayed all the layers with some Diamond glitter and then adhered the layers together with foam tape.

I then took a 4" white paper doily I had and using my Ranger embossing dabber added embossing ink to the edges of the doily.  I then added some of the Ranger sticky embossing powder and heated it up.  I then quickly sprinkled the edges with a mix of Spun Sugar and Raspberry Distress glitter and allowed it to cool so the glitter was adhered to the doily.  I added that to my card base first then placed my layered heart on top.  I added a pin with a heart on the end and some small gems to two corners and applied them so they looked like hearts.  Finally stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Friday, February 6, 2015

CardzTV 3D Challenge #2

It is time once again for a new 3D challenge at CardzTV.  The new challenge is to make a 3d Treat Box or Bag for Valentines Day.  Here is what I came up with.
This little treat box is a free file that I got from SVGCuts.Com.   The box cuts out as all one piece and you can get two out of a 12" x 12" sheet of paper.  They go together quickly  They hold two of the Lindor Chocolate Truffles easily.  If you've been wanting try SVG files this is a great one to start with.  I cut these with my Silhouette Cameo but you can cut them on your Cricut Explore as well.  A bit of good news, Design Space 2.0 will bring in these cuts at the correct size which makes them easier to work with in the software. 

The file also comes with the little tag.  I resized it to fit my sentiments I wanted to use and cut two out of some light pink card stock.  I ran a small piece of bakers twine through the whole in the end of the tag and tied a little bow.  Stamped my sentiment and adhered the tag to the front of the box with a glue dot.
My sentiments came from two different CardzTV stamp sets, Sugar Rush and Hugs and Kisses.

Now it is your turn. Show us your 3D Treat bags or boxes for Valentine's Day.  Be sure to link up over at CardzTV for a chance to win a set of CardzTv Stamps.  The challenge will run for two weeks.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thank You Shaker Card

As some of you may know I recently retired from my job after30 years of employment.   This is the Thank  You card I made to send to my former co-workers to thank them for an awesome retirement party.

My card base is yellow card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I then cut a light gray mat at 4" X 5 1/4" and then my green mat cut at 3 7/8 X 5 1/8".  I ran the green mat through my eBosser and embossed it with the Anna Griffin Matelasse embossing folder.  I also embossed a piece of 1" gray card stock with the border embossing folder that goes along with the main embossing folder.

Next I found a scalloped frame in my Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge and I cut one our of some light flowered paper and then I cut 12 out of some yellow card stock.  I also cut one out of some clear acetate.  All of the scallops were cut at 2 3/4".  I used the hide contour feature to cut the patterned paper and the acetate.  I then glued 11 of the yellow scallops together and glued it to the background paper.  I then adhered it to my card. All of my scallops were cut using my Cricut Explore and Design Space.

Next I added some confetti in the center of the circle.  The confetti was part of the table decorations at my retirement party and I thought it would work great to make a shaker card.  It has a garden them with butterflies, bees, flowers in bright shiny colors.  After I added the confetti to the center of the card, I used some glossy accents to adhere the acetate down covering the opening.  Finally I added the final 12th scalloped circle to cover the acetate edges so they can't be seen.  I stamped my sentiment and punched it out with a scallop punch.  I used my Spica glitter pens to add a glitter dot in each of the scallops.

It is already off in the mail to my former office.  I hope they all like the card.  Thanks for visiting.