Friday, September 30, 2011

Duckie Onesie

This cute little card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used an ivory cardstock for the card base, then cut some green cardstock 1/8" smaller. I then cut some bird patterned cardstock 1/8" smaller than the green cardstock. I cut a strip of green cardstock 4"x1 3/4" and some yellow cardstock at 4"x1 1/2." I used a Martha Stewart border punch on both pieces, then wrapped them with some yellow ribbon. I cut the onesie from Everday Pop-Up Cards at 3 1/2." I embossed the light yellow part of the onesie with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The little duckie is cut from Baby Steps. It is actually the layer for the safety pin cut on that cartridge. It is cut at 2" which makes the duck about 1" real size. I covered the duckie in yellow glitter, added some glossy accents to the wing and beak and gave it a gem for an eye. I used pop-dots to adhere the onesie to the card. For the inside of the card I stamped both the sentiment and the little chick in yellow ink, then embossed them with clear embossing powder.
I made this card for the following challenges:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pink Snowflake

This is a 5"x5" card. I used some snowflake patterned cardstock for the card base. I cut a strip of pink cardstock at 5"x1 1/2" and punched it with a Martha Stewart border punch. I then cut a strip of blue cardstock at 5"x1" and punched it with the Martha Stewart punch as well. I layered them on the card and wrapped it with some off-white ribbon. The snowflake is cut from Wrap It Up at 3." I used foam tape to adhere it to the card for some dimension. I covered it with some pastel raspberry Liquid Pearls, added some white pearls and a snowflake button. I finished the front of the card with the stamped sentiment. For the inside I cut some pink cardstock at 4 3/4"x4 3/4," then some white cardstock at 4 1/2"x4 1/2." I then stamped the inside sentiment to finish off the card. I made this card for the following challenges:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Anniversary Card

I know it doesn't look specifically like an anniversary card, but I intend on giving it to my husband for our anniversary which is coming up pretty soon. The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used black cardstock for the base, then cut some glittery turquoise cardstock 1/4" smaller. I embossed the turquoise cardstock with the Diamond Plate embossing folder, then I wrapped it with twine and adhered it to the card. I added some black square brads to the corners. I used Paper Lace to cut the "I love you" heart. It was cut at 4" both the shadow and the regular cut. I used pop-dots to adhere it to the card, then added some turquoise and diamond Stickles to the hearts.

I made this for the following challenges:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Out of This World

This is a 4 1/2"x6 1/4" card. I made it from some shimmery dark blue cardstock. I cut a piece of white cardstock at 3 3/4"x6 1/4." I then used an EK Success border punch to punch the two sides of the white piece of paper. I then cut another piece of the shimmery dark blue cardstock, at 2 1/2"x6 1/4." I embossed it using the Stars embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. I cut a piece of white cardstock at 3/4"x2 3/8." I stamped my sentiment to the white piece. The astronaut is cut from Life's a Party. He is cut at 2." I used some white gel pen on the face shield of the helmet, then added some glossy accents. The balloons are from Wrap It Up. They are cut at 2 1/2." I then used true blue, x-mas red and yellow Stickles on the accents of the balloons. I used pop-dots to adhere the astronaut and balloons. I finished off the front of the card with three star shaped buttons at the top left of the card. I used my computer to create the inside sentiment, which I printed on white cardstock. I then trimmed it to 4 1/4"x6." I used the same star border punch on the inside as well.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Winter Wonderland

I'm getting a head start on my Christmas cards. I made this one using the sketch from Peachy Keen. Their challenge was to follow the sketch and use some twine or embroidery floss on the card.
This is a 4"x9" card, made using white cardstock. I trimmed some blue polka dotted paper 1/4" smaller. I stitched it with some white embroidery floss. I adhered it to the card base and added another piece of snowflake patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment on the card, then drew over it with a shimmery blue gel pen. The snowflake is stamped on a white 2" circle that I cut form George and Basic Shapes. The scalloped lacy circle is a Spellbinder Nestabilites die, cut from some shimmery blue cardstock. I used pop-dots to adhere the circle and added some dark blue Stickles to parts of the snowflake.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I Froggot!

This cute little card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2." I used a pre-made card by DCWV for the card base. I then cut a piece of Core'dinations cardstock 1/4" smaller. I embossed it with the Happy Birthday embossing folder. I then used some sandpaper to expose the green core. I cut two strips of white cardstock, one at 1"x4" and one at 3/4"x3 3/4." I stamped my sentiments on them and adhered them to the card base. I then cut a strip of patterned paper at 5 1/2"x1" and adhered it to the card. I then added some faux stitching around the edges of the white strips. My frog is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up, cut at 3" (using real dial size). I used pop-dots to adhere it to the card and gave it some google eyes.

I made this card for the following challenges:

A Fat-Free Treat

Here is a fat-free treat for you. A great little paper cake! I used Tags, Bags, Boxes & More for the cake boxes. I cut them at 7" from a brown cardstock to seem like a chocolate cake. I pieced the boxes together then wrapped them with a white ribbon to make it seem like a vanilla filling. I used part of the box to create the fondant style "frosting." I then cut them out and used the Textile embossing folder. I used a scalloped border punch along the edge for an added effect. I used Mother's Day Boquet to create my flowers. They were cut at 1 1/2," 1 1/4," 1" and 3/4." I curled each piece and sprayed it with some shimmer mist. I also added a pearl into the center of each flower. I also added a butterfly to the center of my cake. I used Everyday Pop-Up Cards to cut the butterfly at 3." I cut two white layers for some stability, then sprayed it with some shimmer mist as well. I then cut out two of the pink layers. I then used some tutti fruity Glimmer Mist to spray the pink layers. I adhered one of the layers to the white part and I adhered only part of the second one and popped the wings up.
I made this cake for the following challenges:

BBTB2: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More - 3d box

Papercraft Star: anything goes

Cupcake Inspirations: cupcake photo (see below)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elephant Baby Card

This is a quick and simple baby card I made today, but I think it turned out really cute! It is 4 1/4"x5 1/2." I made the card base from white cardstock. I then cut four strips of patterned cardstock at 4 1/2." Two of them are 1 1/8" wide and two are 1" wide. I adhered them to the card base, then wrapped it with a ribbon. I stamped my sentiment, using bamboo leaves ink by Tsukineko. The elephant is from Everyday Pop-Up Cards, cut at 2 1/2." One of the reasons I got this cartridge was because of this elephant image...I just love it!! I added some turquoise Stickles for his eye and glossy accents on the tusk to finish it all off.

I made this for the following challenges:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saluting Eagle

This card was made using the eagle from Campin' Critters. He is cut at 5 1/2." The card base is 4 1/2"x6 1/4." I used white cardstock, then cut a red layer 1/8" smaller and the blue star paper 1/8" smaller than that. I off-set the eagle a little for a more unique look. The large pale blue star is from George and Basic Shapes, cut at 2 1/2." The three smaller stars are two star punches, then layered together. I also off-set the stars. The brown part of the eagle is flocked. I used gems and pearls for the badges on the sash. His eyes are vintage photo Distress Stickles and I used glossy accents on his beak and crackle accents on his feet. The red and white stars are covered in star dust and x-mas red Stickles. I also used a pop-dot to adhere the middle star.
I made this card for the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Guest Designer at Cooking with Cricut!

I am so excited to be a guest designer at Cooking with Cricut! They are such a great challenge blog, with fun challenges and an awesome design team. I am honored to have been asked and I can't wait to show you what I came up with!

I am featuring the Campin' Critters cartridge. When this cartridge first came out I couldn't wait to get it. My husband and I love to camp and the images on it are so cute! For my first project I created a double layout showcasing some pictures of a trip we took to Valdez, AK with some friends of ours. The background paper is from Debbie Mumm. All the pictures are 3 1/2"x5" and I double matted them with red and blue cardstock. The mats are 1/8" larger than each layer. I used Campin' Critters for the moon, sun, bear and wolf. The moon and sun are cut at 3" and the bear at 3 1/2" and the wolf at 4." I embossed the dark blue layer on the moon with Swiss Dots, then used some flocking on the light blue portion of his hat. I added a light blue pearl and some orange Stickles on the star, then finished him off with some black enamel accents for his eyes. I used the black enamel accents on the eyes and nose of the bear and also pop-dotted him for some dimension. The sun has orange Stickles, glossy accents on the bugle and black enamel accents for his eyes. The wolf has glossy accents on the triangle and his nose, white flocking on his hat and black pearls for his eyes. The picnic table is from Camp Out, cut at 2 1/2" and the title is from Pooh Font Set, cut at 1 3/4." I used pop-dots on the title as well. The "dinner" and "breakfast" parts are from Cursive 101, cut at 1," and welded together with my Gypsy.

For my other project I created a birthday card. I actually made two of these, they are for my cousins. They are both born on the 30th of a month, so their golden birthdays are coming up. My mom requested a couple of cards for them. I decided to use one of my favorite cuts on Campin' Critters....bigfoot!

The card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4." The two patterned cardstocks are from The Guy Stack by DCWV. The tan piece of carstock is cut at 5 3/4"x4." The green plaid piece is 1/4" smaller. Bigfoot is cut at 3 1/2." I used Birthday Bash to cut the numbers at 1," which I then covered in gold Stickles. For the inside of the card I used the same green plaid and tan cardsocks. I used my computer to do the sentiment, then cut the paper to size. I covered the word "golden" with gold Stickles, I also drew gold Stickles around the edge of the tan cardstock.

Friday, September 02, 2011

50 Years

This is a 12"x12" layout I did of my grandparents. They are my father's parents and this was taken at their 50th wedding reunion. That was quite a few years ago and they are still together. All the patterned paper is from The Rustic Stack by DCWV and all the solid paper is from The Shimmer Stack by DCWV. The piece of floral patterned paper is cut at 11 1/2"x9." The yellow patterned paper is cut at 11"x7." The circle is the same patterned paper as the 12"x12" background, it was cut using George and Basic Shapes at 9." The photo is 5 5/8"x4." I matted it twice, with pink patterned paper and the same yellow patterned paper as the large rectangle. The mats are 1/4" larger than the previous layer. I used Mother's Day Boquet for the flowers. The yellow one is made with layers that are 3," 2 1/2" and 2." I used some rust colored pearls for the center of the flower and pop-dots to adhere it. The blue-green flower is made with layers cut at 2 1/2," 2 1/4," 2" and 1 3/4." I embossed it with the Textile folder, used pop-dots to piece the layers together and a large gold pearls for the flower center. The orange flower is made from layers that are 3," 2 3/4," 2 1/2," 2 1/4" and 2." I embossed it with the Victoria folder and used some pale blue-green pearls for the center of the flower. I used some blue-green paper for the title, which is cut at 1 1/2" using Stone Script. I cut the leafy vine from Cindy Loo, at 5" and the fit to length feature, it is also cut using the same blue-green paper.

I made this for the following challenges:

Pioneer Park

It has been a while since I have participated in a Cooking With Cricut challenge, but I am so glad to be back. I have been so busy lately. I just started school again, so I have all kinds of homework and that fun stuff. Their challege this week is "Family Fun," so I created a double layout with some pictures of my mom's trip to visit my husband and me in Alaska.

It is a 12"x12" double layout. All the paper I used is from K&Company. The photos are all various sizes. The three on the bottom of the left page are 3 1/2"x5." I matted them all on one piece of dark blue paper. The title is from ZooBalloo, cut at 1 1/4." I matted them on strips of dark blue paper as well. I then used a dark blue marker to add some doodling. The hiking guy is from Going Places, cut at 3 1/2," and I cut off the walking stick. The jumbled "discover" word is from Graphically Speaking, cut at 2 1/2" and covered with weathered wood Distress Stickles. The two fish are from Nifty Fifties, the larger one is cut at 4 1/2" and the smaller one is cut at 3 1/2." I covered the smaller one in baby blue Stickles and pop-dotted the larger one. I also added a long space for journalling.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Card Set

This is a little birthday card gift set that I put together this morning. I made 5 cards for it, all of them are 3 1/2"x3 1/2." I made two of them with the striped cardstock and three of them with the polka-dotted cardstock. All the patterned cardstock came from The Celebration Stack by DCWV. I wrapped each card with some ribbon, turquoise for the polka-dotted cards and orange for the striped cards. I used George and Basic Shapes to cut out the circles. The large circles are 3" and the small ones are 1 1/2." I then stamped my cupcake image onto the large circle and the sentiment onto the small circle. I adhered everything down, using pop-dots on the small circles. I added some orange and turquoise Stickles around the edges of the circles. I also used Stickles for the sprinkles on the cupcakes. I used turquoise, yellow, orange and thistle colors. I stamped the image on red paper and cut out the cherry to paper-piece it onto my image. I then added some glossy accents to the cherry. Simple, but fun! Enjoy!!

I made these for the following challenges: