Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sail On

I have a very quick and simple card for you today.

The card base is white card stock, sized at 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I cut a white mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/4."  I then used my  scoring board to add four scored lines to the left side.

The boat, water, heart, and sentiment are all stamps from Paper Smooches.  The boat is stamped on white card stock, then fussy cut out and colored in.  The waves are stamped using the faded jeans Distress Marker by Tim Holtz.  I then cut them out at the top and bottom.  I added a little slit, following the waves, in the middle and added my boat.  The heart is stamped in barn door Distress Ink.  I finished it off with the sentiment.  The boat, heart, and waves are all from the Wicked Nauticool set and the sentiment is from the Word Up set.

I made this for the following challenges:
CASology: cue word - nautical

Paper Smooches SPARKS: sketch

Color Throwdown: color combination

Friday, June 26, 2015


Today I made a bookmark.

The bookmark is actually a tag from the "Mickey & Friends" cartridge.  I turned off the aspect ratio and cut it at 6"x2 3/4."  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  I used the Catch the Reading Bug set for it.

The girl is from SVG Cutting Files.  She is called Chibi Girl Reading, I sized her to fit in the opening of the bookmark, which is a 2" width.  I used the print then cut feature of the Cricut Explore to print her out, then cut her.  I did this to eliminate a lot of layers so that the bookmark wouldn't be too thick.  I hid her face before doing anything, and after she was cut I used a face stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps.  This one is from the Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Today's card is is a fun Father's Day card.

The card itself is from the "Pack Your Bags" cartridge.  It cuts the card base and the stamp shape with a lobster silhouette inside.  I the cut the lobster to fit over the silhouette.  The card was cut at 5 1/2" wide.  The lobster was cut at 3.08" and I adhered it with foam tape.  I also did not cut the eyes so I could add some goggle eyes.

The sentiments are both from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The "happy father's day" is from the All in the Family set.  The "have lobsta fun" is from the Beach Bums set.

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2: lobster or crab
Fantabulous Cricut: Father's Day
The Friday Mashup: project using colors cajun craze, island indigo, garden green, and a Father's Day theme

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Robot Birthday

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made with grey card stock.  I cut a dark blue mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and a mat from the gear patterned card stock at 5 1/8"x3 7/8."  The cog-shaped mat on which I put the robot, is from the "Elegant Edges" cartridge, cut at 4 1/2."  I embossed the white part of the mat with the Tim Holtz embossing folder called Riveted Metal.

The robot is from SVG Cutting Files.  It is called, Sickly Robot.  I hid the face and cut off the water bottle so that I could make it work for a birthday card.  I adhered the head with foam tape.  They eyes and all blue parts are covered with glossy accents.  I added some gears by Tim Holtz as a little added accent.

The face on the robot is from the Erkle and Merkle Face Assortment by Peachy Keen Stamps.

On the inside I cut another piece of dark blue card stock at 5"x3 3/4."  I also cut some gear patterned card stock at 4 7/8"x3 5/8."  The cog-shaped mat is again from "Elegant Edges" and this one is cut at 3 1/2."

Both sentiments are from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The one on the front is from the Fan-tastic set.  The one on the inside is from the Kids Incorporated set.

I made this for the following challenges:

My Sheri Crafts: masculine project
Scrappy Moms Stamps: birthday theme
Die Cuttin' Divas: masculine theme
SVG Cutting Files: boy theme

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Deep Sea

I have been so busy with my summer class that I have not really had much time to craft.  Well, today my class was shortened due to a medical problem with my instructor's family.  All we did today was our crayfish dissection and then we got to leave, so I decided to use some of that spare time to craft.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of grey card stock.  I cut some light blue card stock at 5 1/4"x4."  I used a Darice embossing folder on the blue card stock, it is called Beach Waves.  I cut a strip of kraft card stock and covered it with copper glitter for the sand.

The sign is from the Cricut cartridge "H2O."  I used the hide contour feature to hide the words on the sign.  I stamped the sentiment on the sign, it is three different stamps from Paper Smooches.  The "have a" is from the Blossoming Buds set, the "swell" is from the Surf and Turf set, and the "birthday" is from the Sentiment Sampler set. 

All the little sea creatures are from the Surf and Turf set by Paper Smooches.  I stamped them on white card stock, colored them in, cut them out, and adhered them to the card.

I made this for the following challenges:
BBTB2: use a sign or banner
Die Cuttin' Divas: something you would find in sea or aquarium
Paper Smooches SPARKS: anything goes

Saturday, June 06, 2015


I made two Father's Day cards today, but with the same image and layout.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of black card stock.  I cut some blue star patterned card stock at 5 3/8"x4 1/8."  The red wavy strip is 1 1/2"x3 3/4."  The black mat is 3 3/4"x3 1/2" and the white mat is 3 5/8"x3 3/8."  I embossed the white mat using the Assorted Stars embossing folder by Darice.

Underdog is an SVG that I got on a blog hop from SVG Cutting Files.  He was cut at 3 1/4."  I used foam tape to adhere his fist and head for a little dimension.  His nose and eyes are covered in glossy accents.

The comic book burst in the corner is from the digital Cricut set called "Crash! Boom! Pow!"  I used the print & cut feature since it was so small, 1 1/2."

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Fan-tastic! set.  I stamped it on white card stock, trimmed it to fit, then added it below Underdog.

The red mat on the inside of the card is 5 3/8"x4 1/8."  The black mat is 4 3/8"x3 1/8" and the white mat is 4 1/4"x3."  The sentiment is from Fiskars, I don't know what set, I just found it in my stash.

I made this for the following challenges:

Scrappy Moms Stamps: project for a father

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Pen & Ink

Today's card is super clean & simple, definitely a quick one to make.

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

The pen, ink spot, and sentiment "hi" are all stamps from Paper Smooches, the Just a Note set.  I stamped the "hi" first, then extended the line on the left with a black pen.  I then used part of the ink spot stamp to finish off the line.

The pen was stamped on a piece of light grey card stock.  I then cut it out and adhered it to the card.  The nib was adhered right the card base, but I used a double layer of foam tape on the top end of the pen for some dimension.

I made this for the following challenges:
CASology: cue card - vintage

Paper Smooches SPARKS: anything goes