Wednesday, May 20, 2015


One of the things I love most about my home is my two little Corgis.  They are cute, full of energy, a wonderful source of amusement, and just so full of love.  I got an set of SVGs of Corgis a while back, but have not yet used them.  Well, today I finally made a card using one of those cut files.  I figure this card will more than likely go to my husband.

The card base is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of a dark green card stock.  The green polka dot card stock is 5 1/4"x4."

The background mat is cut from the "Cricut Font and Basic Shapes" cartridge.  This one is free on the Cricut Explore.  I cut it at 4 3/4" and embossed the white layer with the Darice Embossing Folder called "Paw Print Background."

The corgi is a cut file, as mentioned earlier, from SVG Cutting Files.  It is called Corgi Pup Dogs, and it includes four different dogs.  I used the sitting Corgi and cut it at 3 1/2."  I inked around the edges of the brown fur with tea dye Distress Ink.  I added some detail with a white gel pen, then covered the eyes and nose with glossy accents.  The nose is adhered with foam tape and the dog is also adhered to the background with foam tape.

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  It is from their Raining Cats & Dogs set.  I then finished off the card with some enamel hearts.

I made this for the following challenges:
Stuck On U Sketches: home sweet home (it might be stretching it, but part of what makes my house a home are my dogs)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jump for Joy

The card base is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of black card stock.  The yellow mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8."

I created the background by stamping a grad cap and star repeatedly all over a piece of 5 1/4"x4" white card stock.  The stamps are from Paper Smooches, the Smarty Pants set.

The girl is from a cut file from SVG Cutting Files.  It is called The Grad.  I used the girl doing the podium jump.  I just didn't use the podium and I also got rid of the cap.  She was cut at 3 3/4" (flipped).  I hid her eyes so that I could use a Peachy Keen face stamp.  I actually combined two stamps for her face.  The eyes and nose are from the Simple Sallies Face Assortment.  The mouth is from the Laffy Taffy Face Assortment.  I added some glossy accents to her glasses.  I used a white gel pen for her teeth and a red glossy pen for her lips.  I then adhered her to the card with foam tape.

The sentiment on the front was cut with a Cricut font from the "Fontastic Fonts" cartridge.  This particular font is called DJ Terrific.  I used my Cricut Explore to lay out the card and cut the font to fit in the space.  I then covered the letters with lagoon Stickles.

For the interior of the card I used some more Paper Smooches stamps.  I used the grad cap again and a sentiment, also from the Smarty Pants set.  The yellow mat is 5 1/4"x4" and the white mat is 5"x3 3/4."

I made this for the following challenges:

The Friday Mashup: create a project for a celebration
SVG Cutting Files: teacher appreciation or graduation
Paper Smooches: anything goes

Thursday, May 14, 2015


I just recently got this adorable cut file and just had to make a card with it.  See?  Is she not the cutest thing ever?!

The card base is a cut file from SVG Cutting Files.  It is called Arched Top Card Base and I cut it at 5 1/2" tall using my Cricut Explore.  The layer is also part of the cut file.

The little girl with the watermelon is a cut file from SVG Cutting Files.  She is called Watermelon Girl.  I cut her at 4" tall.  I covered the seeds and eyes with glossy accents.  I covered the hair bows with glittery teal flocking powder.  I also inked the edges of her hair with wild honey Distress Ink.  The bangs of the hair, the hair bows, and her hands are all adhered with foam tape for some added dimension.

The banner is a die called Ribbon Banners - Arched.  I used a stamp from My Pink Stamper for the sentiment.  The middle of the banner is adhered with some foam tape while the edges are adhered with glue straight to the card.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunny Smiles

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used yellow card stock for the card base, then cut some cloud patterned card stock at 5 3/8"x4 1/8" to create a background mat.  The patterned card stock came from the Sky's the Limit Stack by DCWV.  I then cut a strip of yellow card stock at 1 1/8"x5 3/8" and a strip of pink card stock at 1"x5 3/8."  I embossed the pink strip with a Cuttlebug  border embossing folder by Anna Griffin called Regal Braid.

The sun is a cut file from SVG Cutting Files.  It is called Happy Smiles.  I cut it at 3."  The sun's rays are covered in yellow glitter.  I also added some glossy accents to the eyes and tongue.

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Beach Bums set.

I made this for the challenge at SVG Cutting Files, which is to create a summer card.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Zombie birthday cards!  Who wouldn't want one?

The cards are 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of navy card stock.  The striped paper is 5 3/8"x4 1/8."  The next navy blue mat is 4 1/2"x3 1/4" and the polka dot paper is 4 1/4"x3."  I cut an ivory strip at 5/8"x3" and an even smaller navy blue strip at 1/4"x3."  All the patterned papers came from the Murphy's Square mat stack by The Paper Studio.

The zombies were cut using the digital set called "Zombies."  Both of them were cut at 3." 

The sentiment is a stamp from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  It is from the Fan-tastic set. 

Friday, May 08, 2015


Well, I finished my finals yesterday so I finally have some free time.  So, with some of that free time I made a card and coordinating envelope.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used white card stock for the base and then cut a yellow patterned mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/8."

The background label was cut from "Elegant Edges" at 4 1/2."  I embossed the white layer with the Cuttlebug embossing folder, Feather Illusion by Anna Griffin.  The HB is from "Mondo Fonts."  It was cut at 2."  I covered the yellow parts of the letters with glossy accents and the orange parts of the letters with orange peel Sickles.

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  It is from the Salutations stamp set.  I stamped it in turquoise gem ink by Tsukineko.  I then finished off the card with some teal enamel dots.

I used a pre-made ivory envelope to create a coordinating envelope for my card.  I cut some strips of teal and orange card stock for the front.  I then used some of the circles that were cut out from the letters to add to the flap.  I also used a piece of leftover yellow patterned card stock to make a liner.

I made this for the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations: color combination

My Sheri Crafts: birthday card and coordinating envelope

Tuesday, May 05, 2015


I had a little time this evening, so I thought I would make a quick card.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of white card stock.

The blue mat is 2 1/8"x2 3/8" and the white mat is 2"x2 1/4."  The anchor is stamped in a rainbow ink pad by Tsukineko.  It is one of their Kaleidacolor ink pads, the Denim color.  The sentiment is also stamped using the same ink pad, just one color from it.

The anchor, waves, and sentiment are all stamps from the Wicked Nauticool stamp set by Paper Smooches.

I made this for the following challenges:
CASology: cue word - shape (I used basic rectangles, nothing fancy, to frame my image)

Paper Smooches Sparks: anything goes