Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CARD USING RIBBON FOR FANTABULOUS CRICUT CONTEST

This card is for a contest at http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.comThe challenge is to use ribbon on a card.  I used a felt snowflake ribbon by Martha Stewart.  I used Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive to stick ribbon to card.  Then I used Darice Self Stick gems in the center of the snowflake.
MATERIALS
Silver pre-made card Paper Source(clearance rack)
white pearl paper 3 X 3.75in, silver pearl paper for snowflake(Colorbok-Walmart)
Blue glitter paper DCWV Glitter Cardstock Matstack 4 X 4.5in
Cuttlebug with snowflake embossing folder
Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge
Red tape
Martha Stewart glitter-Light blue and aqua
recollection clear gems
dimensional tape
DIRECTIONS
Cut snowflake out of silver paper Joys Of The Season pg 60 cut at 2.75 in
Back holes with sticky red tape sprinkle with glitter decorate center with clear gems
Run white pearl paper through the Cuttlebug using snowflake embossing folder
mount snow flake on white pearl paper then center that on blue gliiter paper , adhere to card .5in from top
Spray ribbon with adhesive attach so bottom of snowflake lines up with the bottom of the card.  Place gems in the center of each snow flake

Friday, November 19, 2010

Obsessed with scrapbooking giveaway

Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking has  3 great give aways-Winter Frolic Cartridge, Scotch ATG  glider gun and SEI Kris Kringle paper http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com This is avery informative site.

GET WELL CARD FOR FANTABULOUS CRICUT CHALLENGE

I entered this card into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com  YThis week's challenge was to make a get well card.
MATERIALS
Blank blue notecard 4.25" X 5,5"-Recollections
White pearl cardstock 4.5" X 3.5"-Paper Source
Scraps of blue,pink,white and black cardstock
Cricut Hello Kitty Cartridge
Cuttlebug with bubble folder
Blue and white pearls, red and clear rhinestones-Recollections
Zig two-way glue
Oval scallop punch-punch bunch
Pilot gel pen blue
ATG gun
DIRECTIONS
1.Run pearl cardstock through Cuttlebug using bubble folder. Adhere to center of card
2.Cut HK7 on page 44 of Hello Kitty manual. Cut at 2.5" out of white paper.  Silhouette out of black, bow out of red, blankets out of pink, Bed frame out of blue.  Glue silhouette to white figure using Zig 2 way glue,  Fill in silhouette with other cut pieces. 
3.Draw design on white sheets.  Decorate comforter with pearls. Embellish bedposts with clear rhinestones
4.Add black rhinestones for eyes, red for nose
5.Punch scallop oval out of pink paper-write sentiment with pilot pen "It's Icky being sicky"
6.Attach Hello Kitty embelishment to card Adhere sentiment in upper corner.

Monday, November 15, 2010

MONEY HOLDER CARD-FOR AN ADULT

I found some really cute table scatter with matching food picks at Target.  I knew I had to use them in a card.  I hope you enjoy it.


MATERIALS
Red cardstock 6.5in X 7in, green cardstock 2.75in X 6in(Recollections, Michaels)
green glitter paper-DCVW
Cuttlebug with Tartan  Plaid embossing folder
 Holiday Cheer Olive & martini table scatter and toothpicks-Target
ATG gun
.5in X 3in strip of striped or any co-ordinating paper
1in circle punch-punch-a-bunch
2in scallop punch-Marvy Uchida
Red jewel-recollections
DIRECTIONS
1. Emboss red cardstock using cuttlebug and Tartan folder
2. With long side on top score at 2 and 5 in fold over, tape bottom and back seam
3.Using 1in punch punch 1/2 circle out of top center of card
4.Punch 2in square of green glitter paper. Adhere martini glass and olive to center
5.Attach martini embellishment to center of card.  Embellish botttom with border.
6.Slide green cardstock into card.  Attach party pick with glue dots.(It fits into the circle)

START OF A NEW JOB

I can't believe I haven't done a post for almost a week.  Today I am cleaning my studio-Tomorrow I will have a new post.  I started working a part time,  temporary christmas job-4 hours, 5 days a week.  Where does the time go?  I have to wear solid dark colors to work.  So I decided to do some beading to brighten up my drab outfits.  The semi-precious beads are from a gem fair. A quick evening project.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CRICUT CHALLENGES

Hello today I really thought out of the box when designing a card to enter in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com(Yeah I figured out how to post a link) The challenge is for a a card with a green cirlcle. And Momo's Tuesday challenge for an embossed card.http://madebymomo.blogspot.com
MATERIALS
12"X12" piece of hot pink  and bright green pearlescen cardstock and a 5' square scrap of white(Colorbok-Walmartt)
Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls embossing folder
White pearls-Recollections
Cricut Wildcard cartridge and Trim the Tree cartridge
3 dimensional tape
Zig 2 way glue
DIRECTIONS
1.Cut the card 5.5" from pink paper Wildcard pg48, cut phrase from green paper. Adhere phrase to card
2.Cut green tree at 3'' Trim the Tree(tall version)  cut under layer in white.  Adhere and decorate with pearls Use 3 dimensional tape to add tree to card

Monday, November 8, 2010

CARD FOR CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE







Today I am entering my first contest at CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE.  It is to make a christmas card featuring something with the letter s.  my SSS card is a Sparkly, Snowflake Star card.

MATERIALS
premade 4.25" X 5.5" card, Recollections Winter set
cuttlebug with snowflake embossing folder folder
Colorbox frost white pigment ink
DCWV Midnight Spell glitter Matstack-white and the Glitter Cardstock Matstack-light blue
Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge
.5"sticky red tapeaka Terifically Tacky Tape
Prisma Glitter Glick  Crafts-white gold
Snowflake scatter-Cost Plus
Instructions
1. Run card front vertically through Cuttlebug, using snowflake embossing folder
2.Rub white ink over embossed card
3.Cut white snowflake at 5.5" pg 53, then cut light blue at 5" This cut is horizontal. position paper horizontally on Cricut mat
5.Put a strip of .5" sticky red tape on bottom of card, sprinkle with white glitter
4.Adehere white star to card.  Raise blue star with 3 dimensional tape.
5.Stick snowflake scatter in the middle of the star  Add blue gem to middle

Sunday, November 7, 2010

TWO POSTS IN ONE DAY-HOLIDAY CARD VERSION 2

Today I am showing you a very quick card made from a premade blank card.  The trick to this card is having a score board.  I like the Martha Stewart one, because the score lines are every 1/8th of an inch.  I also make my cuts on the score board.  I poke around with my craft knife until I find the groove.
MATERIALS:
5.5in X 8.5in piece of cardstock or a premade 4.5 X5.5 card (Recollections-Michaels)
Pearlescent cardstock silver  and lavendar (Colorbok-Walmart)
Bright blue and green glitter cardstock(DCWV Glitter Cardstock Matstack)
Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge
 Blue pearls-Recollectios
Happy Holidays stamp and blue ink pad(Michaels $1.00 bin)
ATG gun
Dimensional tape
DIRECTIONS
place card on scoreboard with 5.5in side on top.  starting at 1.5in in and 2.25in down cut a 5.25in
turn paper around score from wide edge of card  to cut  at 1",2",3 1/8"4 1/4"and 6 1/2
accordian fold score marks
decorate with snowflake ornament pg 60 at 2 3/4" and polar bear cut at 1 3/4"
cut photo to 3 1/4" X 3 1/2"  mount on 3 1/2" X 4 1/4" cardstock







Saturday, November 6, 2010

HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS

I was going to post this card yesterday.  But, my camera ran out of battery.  This card is another easel card.  Refer to my last post for directions.The base is purple textured cardstock from Colorblok.  The silver and pink papers are pearlescent cardstock from Colorbok.  The Snowflake is from Cricut Joys Of the Season pg.61 I cut the ornament-shift at 2.75in.  I only used the inside portion.  Look for the ornament on an upcoming  project.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A THANKSGIVING CARD FOR MOM


Today I made a thanksgiving card for my mom to send to her friend in the hospital.  It is a pedestal card. All cardstock is from Walmart Colorbock Textured Warm Earth Tones and smooth Brown pack and bright pack
MATERIALS
 dark rust cardstock 4.25inX11in
 orange cardstock 4.25in X 5.50in
 mustard cardstock 3.75in X 5.0in, 1.25inX 4.0in
 yellow cardstock  (8.5X 11)to go through printer
 scraps of brown, yellow and rust paper for turkey and center motifs
  Cricut Celebrate with a Flourish
 Marvy Uchida 2in square scalloped punch
 Cuttlebug with Divine Swirl folder
 K & Company borders
 ATG  gun
  Dimensional tape
DIRECTIONS
1. score rust paper at 5in and 8.25 in
2. fold at 5in over so that the scored side is on top.  fold down at 8.25. This piece is where the front is adhered. Set aside while make front piece
side view of card base


3.run mustard paper thru cuttlebug, center on orange paper.
4. Cut turkey at 2in using Celebrate with Flourish.  Mustard paper-under layer; yellow-layer; brown-layer shift.  Glue pieces together
5.Punch 2in square in rust and orange. Tape together to form a square over a diamond.  Attach turkey with dimensional tape.  Center embellishment on  piece made in step 3
6. This is the completed front of card.  Attatch front of card to base.Line up the bottom of card front to bottom of 2.5 section of card base
7.Attatch 1.4in X 4in strip .25in away from bottom of card.  Decorate with borders.  Add sentiment.  I typed it on the computer then printed it on yellow cardstock.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Today I started to make components for holiday cards and giftcard holders.  I don't like mass producing cards but I know I will be giving alot of money ad giftcards as gifts this year.  So what I do is I pick a few themes such as: snowflakes, polar bears and penguins.  Then I cut them out of various papers and embellish them differently. Then each item is unique.  These embellishments were mad with Cricut Joys of the Season and Celebrate with a Flourish cartridges.  The paper I used was Die Cuts WIth a View Glitter Cardstock Matstack aand Colorblok Pearlescent Pastel papers from walmart.  I used some rhinestones from the dollar bin at Michaels.  The tags were cut at 2.75 and the other embellishments at 1.75.  As I start to create projects more details will be given.  Over the next few days I will be cutting more embellishments and motifs for sentiments to go on.  Hopefully by the end of the week I will have some finished projects.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LACY BIRTHDAY CARD

Another card using Summer in Paris Cartridge.  A quick and easy card.  Some of the images on this cartridge cut really big for example the car and the shoe. 
MATERIALS
Brown note card(Paper Source 3.5in X 5in)
Baby blue and brown cardstock(Colorbok-Walmart)
Cricut Summer in Paris cartridge
Cuttlebug with A2 Textile Texture folder
clear and aqua rhinestones(Target $1 bin)
1in scalloped oval punch(Punch Bunch)
2in scalloped square punch (Marvy Uchida)
celebrate stamp(Michaels)
Zyron Create A sticker
DIRECTIONS
1.Cut a 3in X 4.5in piece of baby blue cardstock, run thru cuttlebug using A2 Textile Texture folder. Center and adhere to front of card.
2.Cut top layer of cake on brown cardstock at 2in.  Cut underlayer at 2in and one at 1in, on blue cardstock.  glue layers together using Zyron Create a Sticker . Adhere to center of card with pop dots
3.Punch oval  out of brown cardstock stamp sentiment with white ink.  adhere to bottom center of card. Decorate sides with rhinestones.
4.Decorate envelope with smaller blacked-out cake and 2inch scalloped square punched from blue paper







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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

POODLE THANKYOU CARD

I used three cartridges for this card.  However, I cut alot of 2in medallions from Storybook and keep them to mount sentiments on.  I especially like some of the circular shapes with flourishes.  I am getting ready to cut alot in holiday colors.  There is a wide variety of shapes.  Quicker and easier to size that punching out shapes.  Also Beyond Birthdays has a lot of sentiments.  Most of them can be layered. For this card I only used the main layer.

MATERIALS

8.5in X 5.5in piece of cardstock(TPC Studio-Girlfriends Brocade)
2.5in X 4.25in piece of white cardstock(Colorbok-Walmart)
Black and pink scraps of cardstock(Colorbok-Walmart)
Cricut Summer In Paris, Beyond Birthdays and Storybook cartridges
Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls folder
1 red rhinestone(Recollections)
Aleene's Tacky glue
Pop dots
DIRECTIONS
1.  Fold decorative paper in half to for card.
2. Emboss white cardstock with cuttlebug Divine Swirls Adhere horizontally 1in from top of card.
3. Using Summer in Paris Cartridge cut poodle from pink cardstock. cut at 3in use multicut.  Cut blackout poodle from black cardstock.  glue layers together using Tacky Glue and a fine brush. Stick red rhinestone for eye,
4.Cut pink scalloped circle from Storybook cartridge pg.40 shadow-shift 2in
5.Cut black merci from Beyond Birthdays pg.103 .75in
6.attach poodle with pop dots to center of white strip.  Glue sentiment to circle, adhere to bottom right corner of card

Monday, October 25, 2010

END OF SUMMER CARDS

This week I will be making cards using Cricut's "Summer in Paris"  Making everyday cards and birthday cards seems a good idea, since I will start holiday items next week.  I used the multi-cut function on the bicycle because the cuts are intricate. 
MATERIALS
4.75in X 6in Textured paper-light blue, bright pink(K&Company designer mat stack-pastel)
5.5in X 4in pre-made purple card(Joannes Essentials textured variety)
Border punch(Martha Stewart)
Cuttlebug and Divine Swirls embossing folder
Cricut Summer in Paris
DIRECTIONS
1.Emboss front of card with Cuttlebug , using Divine Swirls folder.
2.Cut bicycle out of pink paper at 2in, use multi-cut function.
3.Cut bicycle out of blue paper use blackout version
4.Punch border.
5.Adhere element to card,  I used Aleene's Tacky glue with a fine brush.











Saturday, October 23, 2010

SATURDAY-LAST HALLOWEEN POST











Hello- I can't believe how far behind I am on Halloween stuff this year. I finally got the house
decorated yesterday. Teacher gifts are completed. Now I am finishing up care packages to send to my daughters who are away at school. Finished making cookies and pumpkin bread last night. The last little surprise is a Nordstrom giftcard so they can by a lipgloss. I used 3 cricut cartridges to make this card. The actual giftcard holder is from Wild Card-which is probably the cartridge I use the most for card shapes and embelishments. The ghost is from Paperdoll Dressup and the lipstick is from Forever Young
MATERIALS
sheet of decorative paper 4.75 in X 6.75 in(K&Company Halloween Tim Coffey Mat Pad)
scraps of white pearl paper and black pearl paper and silver pearl paper(Colorbok-Walmart)
red glitter paper(DCWVChristmas & Winter Glitter Matstack)
Cricut cartridges:Forever Young;Paperdoll Dressup and Wild Card)
pop dots
ATG gun
puffy paint red(Tulip)
1.25 in square punch (McGill Craftivity)
2 in scalloped square punch(Marvy Uchida)
DIRECTIONS
1.using decorative paper cut card at 4.5 in-Wild Card pg. 46 perfect size for standard gift card. Score and fold at guidelines.
2.cut lipstick at 2.5 in using Forever Young pg.52. lipstick in red glitter, shift function in black pearl. Adhere layers.
3.cut ghost at 2 in Paperdoll Dressup pg49 costume white pearl, blackout black pearl.Adhere layers
4.decorate front of card with a silver punched 2 in square positioned diagonally and centered.
5.center lipstick up right on silver paper use pop dots. Made blood drops with puffy paint.
5.adhere ghost to back of card
6.for sentiment I typed on the computer "get a ghoulie treat" I printed it on a scrape of lavender paper, punched it out with a 1.25 punch and attached to front of card with pop dots.

Friday, October 22, 2010

FRIDAY-FASHION CARD



Today's card is for my daughter's roommate who is celebrating her 21st birthday. This girls loves to shop. I also made a purse to put a gift card in.






MATERIALS-CARD
2-4 1/4"X11" pieces of black cardstock(Colorbok-Walmart)
4 1/4 " X 31/2" decorative paper for mat.(DCWV All Dressed Up matstack)
scrap of decorative paper for dress(DCWV All Dressed Up)
black flower rhinestone(Walmart)
Cricut Forever Young Cartridge
ATG gun
pop dots
1. position 1 of the pieces of black cardstock vetically fold in half
2. cut girl out of remaining black cardstock. 4" pg.29
3.cut dress out of decorative paper 4" pg 29 shift
4. attatch mat to card about 1/4" from top, center horizontally
5.if making belt for dress-wrap ribbon around waist of dress then adhere dress to model.
6.decorate dress with sequin for necklace
7.use pop-dots to attach model to card
PURSE-GIFTCARD HOLDER
12X12 piece of patterned paper(TPC studio,Michaels)
Cricut Forever Young cartridge
ATG gun
1. cut purse using fit to page feature pg71-purse It's just big enough for a gift card to fit in.
2.assemble purse glue sides with atg gun

Thursday, October 21, 2010

THURSDAY'S CARD



Today I made a quick sympathy card for a friend who lost her mom. I used Cricut Storybook cartridge for the filigree design and Sentimentals cartridge for the phrase. I decided not to layer the phrase, instead I cut the blackout design and wrote the sentiment in with a metallic marker. That's my dog's head on the bottom.
MATERIALS:
5 1/4"X8 1/2 piece of patterned paper(S.E.I Bissett)
white pearlescent paper-Colorbok Walmart)
lemon paper(Colorbok-Walmart)
aqua textured paper(Colorbok-Walmart)
Cricut Sentimentals Cartridge
Cricut Storybook cartridge
ATG gun
aqua SRX Metallic Colorsharp pen
Zig 2 way glue pen
DIRECTIONS
1. Score patterned paper 4 1/4". Fold
2.Cut white pearl square 3"; aqua square 31/2"(Storybook pg.60 accent blackout-shift)
3.Cut lemon filigree square 3"(Storybook pg.60 accent frame-shift)
4.Cut sentiment shadow 1 1/2" (Sentimentals phrase-shift) write sentiment in with marker
5.Adhere filigree to white square using 2 way glue.
6.Attach aqua square to to of car leave a 1/4" border on top. Add filigree piece diagonally on top of aqua piece.
7.Attach sentiment, bottom center, with pop dots


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First Post-Halloween Candy Bar Cards

  • HALLOWEEN CANDY BAR HOLDER CARDS
MATERIALS NEEDED
7"X71/4" PIECE OF PLAIN CARDSTOCK(WALMART)
5"X7" PIECE OF DECORATIVE HALOWEEN PAPER(CLOUD NINE)
BORDER(K&COMPANY)
7" "BOO" RIBBON(MICHAELS $1.00 BIN)
18"OF 1/4" WIDE RIBBON
BLACK SHIMMER PAPER (WALMART)
SILVER SHIMMER PAPER(DCWV)
CRICUT STORYBOOK CARTRIDGE
ATG GUN OR OTHER ADHESIVE
HOLE PUNCH













1. USING ATG GUN OR OTHER DOUBLE SIDED TAPE, ADHERE HALLOWEEN PAPER TO SOLID CARD STOCK.(LONGER SIDE IS VERTICAL)
2. SCORE AT 21/2" AND 51/2". FOLD OVER ADHERE BACK SEAM.
3. DECORATE FRONT. I CUT THE OWL FROM CRICUT STORYBOOK CARTRIDGE (PAGE 34) AT 2" IN BLACK SHIMMER PAPER FROM WALMART. THE SHADOW WAS CUT WITH DCWV SILVER SHIMMER PAPER. I STUCK A GREEN BORDER FROM K&COMPANY ON THE MIDDLE OF THE DECORATIVE PAPER. THEN ADHERED THE OWL TO THE CENTER OF THE BORDER;
4.ADHERE "BOO" RIBBON TO BOTTOM OF CARD.
5. PUNCH HOLE CENTER TOP OF CARD. THREAD RIBBON THRU BOTH HOLES. PUSH A HERSHEY BAR DOWN THRU CARD TRAPPING CANDY WITH RIBBON.
6.PULL ON RIBBON, OUT POPS THE CANDY.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE CARDS. I MADE 50 OF THEM FOR MY REALTOR FRIEND TO SEND TO HER CLIENTS.