Friday, July 30, 2010

Just Because Card

I posted last weekend a picture of the Post-It note cover I made for my mom. This is the card I gave her with it. She has been having a rough time of it so wanted to cheer her up. This is a joy fold card. I got the measurements and information on how to make the card from this blog. The patterned paper is from the Flower Shower DCWV paper stack. The bird on the front is from the Create-a-Critter cartridge and is cut at 3".  The birdhouse is one of the accessories on the cartridge and is cut at 1 1/2".  The sentiment says Sending You Sunshine and Laughter. I gave it to my Mom this past week and she loved both the post-it note cover and the card. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Post-it Note Cover

I saw these little Post-it Note covers on a video that Mary did on her CardzTV Blog, and thought it would make a perfect little just because gift for my mom so I made one this afternoon. The cover is made out of some Bristol paper. I picked up the tablet of paper from Michaels and was able to use a 40% off coupon for so I think I got the pad for around $4. There are 20 9' X 12" sheets of paper in the pad. To make the covers you cut two squares 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" and cover with some patterned paper. I rounded my corners on the Bristol board and the patterned paper and then adhered them together. Using my Bind-it All and punched one set of holes into the cover and added a 1/2" wire. I then applied some Terrifically Tacky Tape to the bottom of my Post-it Note and adhered it to the inside back cover.

To dress up the cover I cut the hand writing with the feathered fountain pen from the Sentimental cartridge. I cut the shadow and all the layers at 2". I applied it to the outside front cover using some foam tape to give some dimension and added a blue pearl to the sleeve. I am pleased how it turned out. They are super easy and quick to make.  I plan to make a bunch more for quick little gifts. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hey Cupcake Card

Over at the Cricut Cardsz Challenge blog this weeks challenge is to make a card with a cake, cupcake, cookies or candy. Any colors and any theme. Here is what I came up with.

My card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". The card base is lavendar card stock. The pink mat is 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". My patterned paper mat is 4" X 5 1/4" and is from DCWV Sweets paper stack. The cupcake is cut from Once Upon a Princess (OUAP) cricut cartridge at 3 1/2". I cut the base layer out of brown card stock so I could have a chocolate cupcake to match the ones on the patterned paper. I used some aqua card stock to cut the frosting and the base layer of the cupcake liner. I then used some light aqua and white striped paper from the same DCWV paper stack to cut the outer layer of the cupcake liner. I inked the ends of the frosting and liners with some teal ink. The sprinkles that I cut for the cupcake were done in pink but just didn't pop enough for me so I added some light pink skittle (or dew drops) on top of the which helped them pop and show up more. I added a aqua ribbon I had on hand to the side of the card and tied a knot bow. For my sentiment I cut a tag from the OUAP cartridge at 1" X 2 1/4"  out of purple, 7/8" X 2.18" out of pink. I used my Gypsy to size the tags so they were wide enough without being too tall. I printed my sentiment out on the computer onto white card stock. The font I used was Hobby Horse and it is printed at 22pts.  I printed the sentiment 3 times on the same sheet of paper and laid it onto my Cricut mat. Using the squares and inch marks on my Gyspy mat I placed the tags into the positions where my text was and cut them out. Of the 3 I did 2 were right on. The one thing with the Gypsy is there is no center point feature which would have made cutting out the sentiment easier. I could have cut the tag directly from the cartridge but then my width measurement would have been off. I am pleased how it turned out and it was a lot of fun to make. Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another Christmas in July Card

Mary at CardzTv is having her last Christmas in July challenge this week. You can use any colors you want but you must have a Christmas tree on the card. I am also entering this card for the Fantabulous Cricut Monday Challenge which was also a Christmas in July challenge.

I decided to use the tree from Create-a-Critter. I cut the tree at 2 1/4". using the real dial size button on my Gypsy. I also used the hide contour feature to hide the face on the top layer of the tree. I also cut the string of Christmas lights at 1/2" and the star at 1" which is also from Create-a-Critter. Again, with the star I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide the larger of the two stars as I only wanted one. The white card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". The red mat is 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". The patterned paper is from a My Minds Eye Christmas paper pack I bought last year and is cut at 4" X 5 1/4". The other red mat was cut from Just Because Cards cartridge and I used my Gypsy to resize it to 3 1/4" X 5". I ran this through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder. The word Joy was cut at 1 1/4" from the Storybook cartridge. I shadowed it in white so it would show up on the red mat. I added some gold stickles to the star and matching stickles to each of the light bulbs to give them some shine and sparkle. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas In July Challenge #3

Here is a card I made for the Christmas in July Challenge at Cardztv. The challenge was to create a Christmas card and to use ribbon, buttons, or lace. I have been wanting to cut the little penguin from the Create-a-Critter cartridges and thought this would work great for this challenge. My card is 4 1/2" X 6" and is blue Bazzill card stock. I then added a white mat cut 1/4" smaller then the card base and a patterned paper mat again cute 1/4" smaller than the white mat. The patterned paper is from a DCWV Christmas stack I had on hand. I cut the penguin and his layers at 3 1/2". The hat is from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I used my gypsy to and the real dial size button to re size the hat to fit the penguin. I applied some liquid applique to the areas on the hat where the fur trim and the pompom are. I heated the liquid applique with my embossing gun to give it the puffy textured look. I added a little pink chalk to give the penguin some rosy cheeks. The stamp is a $1 Clear G Studio stamp I picked up from Michael's last holiday season. I added a sheer white ribbon to the side of the card. I had fun making this card. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

I found some great stamps from Inkadinkado called Thoughts for the Day. When I saw this one, I knew it would be perfect with the Forever Young cartridge. Here is the card I ended up making. The card is 4 1/2" X 6". I cut the image at 5". The ribbon is some from my stash and the paper is from Bazzill. I added some stickles to the middle of the flower and a small pink pearl to the purse. I attached the model with some foam tape to pop her up and give the card some dimension. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Octopus Birthday Card

I just love all the cuts on the Cricut Create-a-Critter cartridge. Here is a child's birthday card I made this afternoon. The card base is 4 1/2" X 6". The patterned paper is from Stampin Up and is 4" X 6. I thought the colored circles looked like bubbles in water. The octopus and it's layers were all cut at 2 3/4" The Happy Birthday is also from the Create-a-Critter cartridge and was cut at 1 3/4". I used my Gypsy to enlarge the base cut slightly so I could create a small black shadow. I off set the word birthday slightly to also create a shadow. I used my tiny bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the top layer of the octopus. The buttons are from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ice Cream Cone

I am trying to get ahead on get some cards made so I have them on hand for when I need them. Here is a quick birthday card I made using the Just Because Cricut cartridge and the Sweet Treats cartridge. The ice cream cone and its layers was cut at 3". I ran the cone part of the image through my cuttlebug and embossed it with a Sizzix's Argyle embossing folder. I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder to emboss the strawberry layer. The pistachio layer was embossed with the D' Vine Swirls folder. The top layer and ran it through my Oxymoron sticker maker upside down and added Martha Steward pink glitter. The card base is approximately 4 1/2" X 6 and was created with my Gypsy and the Just Because cricut cartridge. I used the card from page 25 of the handbook and turning off the aspect ration feature and using the real dial size button sized the card base to 4 1/2" X 6". The next layer was again resized to fit the card. I ran the front of the raspberry layer through the cuttlebug and embossed it with the Happy Birthday embossing folder. The ribbon is from American Crafts and some I picked up at Craft Warehouse.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Independence Day

Here is a card I made for in honor of the 4th of July. The card is 4 1/2" X 6" white card base. Each layer was cut 1/4" smaller then the previous layer. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Summer Dreams paper stack and reminded me of fireworks. The stars are from the Home Decor cartridge. The single stars are from the same cut I used my Gypsy and the hide contour feature to hide the larger stars and just cut the single smaller one. The word Celebrate is from the Wild Card cartridge. Again I used my Gypsy to create a small shadow for the phrase. I spritzed everything with Pearl glimmer mist. I did learn a lesson here and that is the glimmer mist spray settles into the crevices of the texture paper. The texture on this paper seems a little more pronounced and the glimmer mist really settled. I got the shimmer I wanted but not as happy with the frosted look it ended up with. Overall I am pleased with the card.  I do hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th celebration tomorrow! Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Here is a cute little card I made using the Cricut Paisley cartridge. The card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I started with a yellow card base. I added a bright pink mat to the lower half of the card and then topped that with the flowered is from Basic Grey. I cut the little dog and his layers at 3 1/2" The green ribbon is from Michael's. I also added some Fruit Punch stickles to the center small star to give it some bling and rounded the outside corners of the card and the lower outside corner of the mats. I added the sentiment Celebrate. This little dog just made me think he was dancing and celebrating with his little hula hoop! Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Thanks for looking