Saturday, June 12, 2021

Hello Summer


When I saw this cute pineapple with his summer sunglasses on in Cricut Access I knew I had to make a card with him. I decided to create a mini slimline card with him.

First I brought my pineapple image into Design Space. Next I added a rectangle that I changed the color of to white and sized it to 3" X 5.75". I then resized the pineapple so it would fit on the rectangle.  Next I wanted to add a sentiment. So, I typed my sentiment and then went looking for a font. I filtered my kerning fonts in Design Space by looking for writing fonts. I finally settled on this one called DTC Sahara Smooth. I then attached my sentiment to the white rectangle. I then headed to my Cricut Maker to write and cut out the layers for my card.  I cut the base layer of the pineapple out of some dark yellow. I cut the second layer out of some Yukon Gold Bazzill card stock. I used some silver mirror card stock for the lenses of my sunglasses. Of course green was used for the pineapple top and black for the mouth and frames of the glasses.

I used liquid adhesive to adhere all my layers of the pineapple together. I used some foam tape behind the pineapple to pop him up on the card panel.  I used some heavy weight card stock that I cut to 6" X 6.5". I scored my card base at 3 1/4" so I ended up with a 3 1/4" X 6" card base.  I adhered the card panel  to my card base using more liquid adhesive. 

To finish my card I added  some sequins from the Simon Says Stamp Pineapple Sequins mix. I had to, what with the name and all. I also added some Nuvo Glitter Pen to his green top.

I appreciate you stopping by for a visit today.  I am scheduled for a total knee replacement on June 16th so may be missing in action for a short while.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Let's Craft and Create June Challenge #172 AG option Add Buttons


It is time for a new challenge over at Let's Craft an Create. The June Challenge is Anything Goes (AG) option to add buttons. With Father's Day coming up I thought it would be fun to do a shaped card.

First I found my image in Cricut Access. I inserted the image into Design Space and using the new offset feature created an offset for my shirt. I then duplicated the offset and flipped one vertically. I then aligned the neck are so they were slightly overlapping and then welded them together to create my card base. I added a score line where the two images welded together. I then resized my image so it would fit in an A2 envelope.

Next I changed the colors of my shirt layers. I then selected all my shirt layers and resized them to fit on my card base leaving a small white border all around the edge. I also used the Contour feature to hid the buttons on the shirt. I wanted to use these tiny white buttons I had in my stash.

I then went looking for a sentiment and found this one. It had a couple of layers to the original image.It also had some fancy scroll work across the top. I hid the back layer and used the slice feature to cut off the scroll work which I didn't want. I changed the text to white and the banner to a dark blue then flattened it to make it a print then cut image.

Finally I let my Cricut Maker score, print and cut all my layers. I assembled all the layers of the shirt with liquid adhesive and attached it to my card base with more liquid adhesive. I then attached the little buttons to the front of my shirt with little drops of liquid adhesive. I used a small strip of foam tape in the center of the sentiment banner and some liquid adhesive on the banner ends to attach the sentiment banner to my card.

Now it is your turn. Head on over to Let's Craft and Create and add your project.  Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you come back again soon.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Be True to You

 Welcome. I have a new card for you today. This is the May Altenew Craft A Flower die set called Buttercup.

The Buttercup has 4 layers. I started with a light tan colored cardstock. Cut the second layer out of a light yellow card stock. The third layer was cut from a pearlized cream card stock. The final layer is the flower center cut from some green card stock. The leaves are just one layer and were cut from a green textured card stock.

For my card base I started with some white heavy weight card stock cut, scored and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I used some older Memory Box Stitched Rectangle dies to cut my mats. My pattern paper is from the Memory Box Springtime 6" X 6" paper pad.  I used a MFT Scalloped Stitched Circle die to cut the purple pattern paper. I also used the circle die to cut a piece of white cardstock to attach to the back of the purple pattern paper to add some stability.

I adhered the green card stock mat and the green pattern paper mat to my card base with liquid adhesive. I adhered my buttercup to my purple scalloped circle with foam tape. the purple circle was adhered to the green mats with liquid adhesive.

My sentiment is from the Reverse Confetti So Many Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. I used some Hero Arts Moss ink to stamp my sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I would love to know what you thought of the card. Please feel free to leave me a comment. Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Masculine Birthday Card


Here is the birthday card I made for my husband's birthday next week. This image was created using the draw and cut feature in Cricut Design Space. I found the image in Cricut Access. It was a Draw and Cut image already but I wanted to make some changes. I duplicated the image 3 times and using the contour feature hid the contours I didn't want so I could make the lighthouse red, the windows a dark blue, and the clouds a very light blue. I had a lot of fun playing with this one.

I found the sand layers in Access also and just resized them to fit what I needed. I cut everything out of white card stock. After my Cricut Maker drew and cut everything it was time to get working on putting my card together.

For my card base I started with some heavy weight card stock that was cut, scored and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card. Next I took the two layers for the sand and ink blended them with some Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress ink. I then added some splatter to them using the same inks and a small round paint brush.

I found the blue pattern paper in my stash so not sure where it came from. I think it is from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6 X 6 paper pad. I couldn't find anymore of it. The corners were already cut at an angle. It was perfect for the sky in my scene.

I adhered the two sand layers to the bottom of the blue pattern paper using some liquid adhesive. I stamped my sentiment using some Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy ink. Next I added my lighthouse. The bottom of the lighthouse was adhered directly to the sand layers using liquid adhesive. Since the lower part of the lighthouse was on the two layers of sand I adhered the upper part of the lighthouse with a layer of foam tape so that it would be level with the bottom part. 

I was left with some blank spots at the top that needed something. So I went through my stamps and found the birds in a Hero Arts card kit that I bought a couple of years ago. I stamped them on each side of the lighthouse using the same Soft Navy ink I used for the sentiment. I then used some foam tape on the back of my scene to pop it up and adhere it to my card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Happy Anniversary


I just wanted to share the card I made for my husband for our 33rd Anniversary. I found the card in Cricut Access. I tweaked a bit. I sized it down to a card size of about 4.5" square.

I cut the card base out of some heavy weight white card stock. The next layer was cut from some pearlized cream card stock. The next two layers were cut from a navy blue and a red card stock.


 I also found this sentiment in Cricut Access and had my Cricut write out using a fine tip pen. I created a layer to go inside the card that was just slightly smaller than the card. I had my Cricut write on that and then cut it out.

Before layering everything together I heat embossed my sentiment using some Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Cream Embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set..

Once my sentiment was done I adhered everything together using some liquid adhesive. I then used a small heart die from my stash to cut two hearts out of a scrap of the navy card stock. I adhered those to the card at each end of the sentiment and coated them with glossy accents.

I am happy with how this turned out. I knew I wanted a fun shaped card for this project. I appreciate you stopping by for a visit. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

You Are Simply Splended


I have a new card for you today. My card is a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I used some pattern paper from a really old 6" X 6" paper pad. 

I stamped my image on some Canson Watercolor paper. I used some Tomboy Markers to color on the stamp then spritzed water then stamped the image. I haven't done that much and it has been a really long time since I've done this. I then die cut my image out.

The image and matching dies are from a Fun Stampers Journey set called All Year Long.

For my layers I used some Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies. I used the largest die in the set to cut my yellow gingham paper which fit my card base completely. I used two smaller dies to cut more of the watercolor paper and the brown patterned paper. I used the watercolor paper because I wanted it to match the white border around my die cut image.

I stamped my sentiment using some Rich Cocoa Memento ink. The sentiment is from the Reverse Confetti So Many Sentiments stamp set. I then added the watercolor paper to my card with foam tape. I adhered the brown pattern paper with liquid adhesive. Mt image is also added with liquid adhesive. To finish the card I added some copper colored sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Let's Craft and Create May Challenge #171


It is time for a new challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.  The theme for this month's challenge is Anything Goes with the option of No Patterned Paper. I knew right away I wanted to use this Anna Griffin Matelasse embossing folder. It is one of my favorites.

For my card base I started with some heavy weight white card stock that was cut, scored and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I then used a My Favorite Things Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die to cut another piece of white card stock. It measures 4" x 5 1/4". I then embossed that piece of card stock the Anna Griffin Matelasse embossing folder.

My image is done using the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Iris stamp and dies. I first stamped the outline image using some Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then stamped the flower layers using some Hero Arts Passion Flower ink.

The leaves were stamped using two colors of ink. I first stamped them using Hero Arts Moss ink, but I felt it was to dark. Since it was the first time I used these stamps I didn't get a good impression. So I decided to stamp it again using a lighter ink. I used Hero Arts Green Apple ink. I liked the result much better.

There are not stamps to color in the stems of the flowers and I didn't like them being white. so I took my Mid Green and May Green Zig Clean Color brush markers and very carefully filled them in. I started laying down some of the darker color which was Mid Green. I then went over it with the May Green. I thought they matched the leaves fairly well. I then die cut the image out using the coordinating dies.

Before I assembled the card I sprayed the embossed panel with some shimmer spray. I could not get it to show in the photos. I adhered the emboss panel to my card base using some liquid glue. I attached the Iris to the embossed panel using some foam tape. I stamped and embossed my sentiment on black card stock using Versamark Clear Embossing ink and some Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing powder. I melted the embossing powder using my heat gun and die cut it out with a stitched circle die from my stash. The sentiment was popped up using foam tape as well.  To finish the card I added some light purple gems.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to head over to Let's Craft and Create and play along with us.