Friday, May 30, 2014

Beep Beep

Here is today's card, perfect for a little boy!

The card is 5" round.  I used the "Wild Card" cartridge for the card base, and the circle mats.  The card base I used can be found on page 48 of the handbook.  I just used Cricut Craft Room to hide the circle cut-out in the middle of the card.  I then used the liner feature for that same cut and hid the interior cut again to create my striped mat, it was cut at 4 3/4."

The car is from the "Beep Beep" cartridge.  I cut it at 3."  I used Cricut Craft Room to hide the smile that would have been cut out of the red layer, just above the bumper.  I added some googly eyes to the windshield and adhered it to the card on an action wobble, so it wiggles around.

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the "Dancing in Circles" set.  I cut out a 1 1/4" circle and stamped the sentiment with rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.  I added a red button to the middle of the sentiment to finish off the outside of the card.

The inside has the same size striped mat as the outside (4 3/4").  I also cut another circle out of cream, this one at 3 1/2."  I then used a stamp from Paper Smooches for my interior sentiment.  It is from the "Birthday Sampler" set and is also stamped in the rich cocoa ink.  I also trimmed the bottom edge of the  inside of the card so that it would stand upright.

I made this card for the following challenges:
BBTB2: car
My Sheri Crafts: masculine
The Friday Mashup: project with a movable element and stripes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: photo inspiration (I was inspired by the colors of the truck and the child in it - hence why I made a card for little boy)

Die Cuttin' Divas: for the boys

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Just Married

Well, the quilt I have been working on is coming along quite well.  I have all my blocks cut, now I am laying it all out to make sure I like where everything goes before I start sewing it all together.  In the meantime I thought I would do a little paper crafting, since I have been working with fabric a lot lately.  Here is the card I created:

It is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used white card stock for the base, then cut a black mat at 4"x5 1/4."  The mottled purple/blue mat is 3 7/8"x5 1/8."  I then cut a black strip at 2 1/4"x5" and hand cut it into a curve.  The strip of white is 5/8"x5 1/2."  

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, the "Sentiment Sampler" set.  The hearts on the right hand side of the strip are also from Paper Smooches.  They are the "o" in the word "loved" on the "Chit Chat" set.  I masked off all but the heart and stamped it three times, colored them in, and covered them with star dust Stickles.

The car and cans are from Peachy Keen, the "March 2014 Stamp of the Month" kit.  I used the coordinating .svg's to cut the images with my Silhouette, then stamp them.  I colored them in and mounted them to the card with foam tape.  I added some glossy accents to the windows and mirrors and star dust Stickles to the hears and headlights.  I also covered the cans with a shimmery silver gel pen.

Here is the inside, which I also finished.  I cut a black card stock mat at 4"x5 1/4" and the mottled purple/blue paper at 3 7/8"x5 1/8."  I then cut another black mat at 2 7/8"x4 1/8" and a white mat at 2 3/4"x4."  I used another stamp from Paper Smooches for the interior sentiment.  This one is from the "Pretty Phrases" set.

I made this card for the following challenges:
My Craft Spot: wedding

Cupcake Inspirations: photo/color inspration

Sunday, May 25, 2014

FCCB Guest Designer Wrap-Up

For the past week I was a guest designer at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  Today's post is my wrap-up for the past week.

I just want to thank everyone at the FCCB for allowing me the opportunity to be a guest designer for their fantastic challenge blog.  I've always enjoyed entering their challenges as a participant and to be asked to give some inspiration for a challenge was pretty awesome.

Anyways, on to the project for the day:

I made a large framed picture of a swan.  I used the "Art Nouveau" cartridge for the swan.  I also used this cartridge for my guest designer project.  You can see that card here.    The frame is matted for a picture of 11"x14."  Since I don't have any patterned card stock that is larger than 12"x12," I used two pieces of patterned card stock, overlapped, as my background.  The swan is on page 64 of the handbook and it was cut at 8 1/4."  I popped up all layers of the wing, except the final cream layer.  I added a little color to the mat with a purple marker.

Friday, May 23, 2014


I made a bookmark today, using a cut from the Silhouette that I have been wanting to use for a while now.  I also added a quote about reading that I thought appropriate for the stack of books on which she is sitting.

The bookmark shape is also from the Silhouette Store.  It is actually one of a set of three tag shapes called "Halloween Tags," by KI Memories (#21918).  I erased the two tags on the left and also the "happy oct 31" on the shape I used.  I added in my quote using a font on my computer, then printed out the font on grey card stock.  I then cut the bookmark.  I made a second one slightly larger and cut it out of yellow card stock.  Finally, I cut the silhouette of the reading girl.  She is called "Girl Reading Book Silhouette" and is by Megan Hardy Designs (#46164).

I adhered all the pieces together and there you have awesome new bookmark!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mushroom Shaped Card

The card I created today is shaped like a mushroom.

Isn't is fun?

I used Cricut Craft Room and the digital cartridge "Gnomes and Mushrooms" to create this adorable shaped card.  The mushroom is cut at 5" and the gnome at 3."  I welded the shadow of the gnome to the shadow of the mushroom and cut two of them, adhering them at the top to create my card base.

The gnome is adhered to the card with foam tape.  She also has a Peachy Keen face.  It is from the Sweet & Silly Face Assortment.  I hid all her facial features using Cricut Craft Room so that I could give her this cute stamped face.  The thought bubble is from the Silhouette Store, and is by Silhouette (#2956).  I sized it to fit my sentiment.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, the "Salutations" set.

I made this for the following challenges:
Scrappy Moms Stamps: summer project
Exploring Cricut & More: summer project using colors red and blue
Paper Smooches Sparks: anything goes
Peachy Keen: photo/color inspiration (I used the colors red, blue, and yellow)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Guest Designer at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

This week I have been asked to be a guest designer at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  I have been asked to design something for this week's challenge, which is "May Flowers."  So, create something with flowers.  Here is my card:

I made it for Mother's Day, and gave it to my mother-in-law, who happens to be a gardener.

I used Cricut Craft Room to create this card.  I welded two shapes from the "Elegant Edges" cartridge to create my card base.  The shape I used can be found on page 27 of the hand book.  I cut it all at 5," the pale shimmery purple is the shadow feature, and what is welded to create the base.  The dark purple is the basic layer on shift and the glittery white is the basic layer.

The pansy is from "Art Nouveau" and can be found on page 31 of the handbook.  I cut it at 4" and it fit perfectly inside the white circle of the card base.  I adhered the base to the card with foam tape.  I also adhered part of the flower's layers with foam tape.  The yellow layer and the dark purple layer were adhered with foam tape, for some added dimension.

I finished off the inside of this card as well.  I cut the dark purple and white layers again, still at 5."  I then cut the pansy again, this time at 2."  I only cut the full flower, not the stem or buds.  This flower was adhered down, no foam tape.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot, the "Happy Easter" set.  I stamped it in dusty concord Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

I hope you decide to join in with Fantabulous Cricut's "May Flowers" challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Get Whale

This CAS card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used a grided blue card stock for the card base.  The white mat was created using the Silhouette Studio.  I printed out the sentiment, created with two fonts, then cut the bottom of the mat.  The bottom was created with a wave border by Stiknin' Cute Paper Piecings (#42856).  I used only one of the borders, the top one when looking at the file.  I like how the waves are colored by the base of the card using the negative space from the cut border.

The whale tail is from Hero Arts (#13533).  The actual cut is, in fact, a whole whale; I erased all but the tail, which is what I wanted.  I also kept the water drops and adhered them above the tail to look like a splash from the whale diving down under the water.

I made this for current CASology challenge.  Their cue word this week is "splash."

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day Card

 My mother informed me that she finally received her Mother's Day card, so I can finally post it on my blog.

I used a cutting file from the Silhouette Store for this shape card.  It is called "Butterfly Card," and is by Samantha Walker (#19875).  I cut it so that it was about 5" wide.  I used a dark pink for the base.  I cut the butterfly shape from a shimmery light pink card stock.  I also wanted one more layer of the butterfly to be seen through the cuts of the light pink layer, so I erased all those cuts before cutting it again from a pink card stock.  I finished off the front of the card with some pink bling.  

For the inside, I cut the butterfly shape from white, again with all the detail cuts erased.  I then used a stamp from My Craft Spot, the "Happy Easter" set for my sentiment.

Monday, May 12, 2014


It seems like I haven't been crafting, with nothing on my blog for a week now, but that is not the case.  I created a couple of Mother's Day cards, for my mom and my mother-in-law, but since they check the blog I couldn't post them.  I will soon though.  I have also been working on cutting fabric for a quilt on which I am currently working.  That has been keeping me quite busy.  At any rate, I made a card today, and here it is:

The card is 3 1/2"x5."  I used yellow card stock for the card base.  I then cut some dark brown card stock at 3 3/8"x4 7/8" to use as a mat.  The final layer is some white card stock cut at 3 1/4"x4 3/4."  I then used a stencil from Tim Holtz, called "Rays" to create my background.  I inked over the stencil with three colors of Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade.

I used stamps from Peachy Keen for my image and my sentiment.  I used the lightning bug and a sentiment from the set called "A Little Light Camping."  I paper pieced the lightning bug and covered the bulb with yellow Stickles, I also covered the eyes and antennae with a shimmery brown gel pen.  The image and the sentiment are both stamped in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.  

I made this for the following challenges:
My Craft Spot: inking technique

Monday, May 05, 2014

Thanks, Mom!

I made a second Mother's Day card today.  It is pretty simple and made with just my Silhouette.  The card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2," and made from black card stock.  The red mat is 4 1/8"x5 3/8," and the floral mat is 4"x5 1/4."  The floral mat is actually just black and white, I colored in some parts of it with a red marker for a little pop of color.  I used my Silhouette and a font in my computer to create my sentiment, then printed it on some vellum.  I used the Silhouette and drew a rectangle around the sentiment, then cut it and adhered it over the floral paper.  I finished it off with some glittery gems in each corner.

The inside of the card is also finished.  I cut a red mat at 4 1/8"x5 3/8" and a white mat at 3 7/8"x5 1/8."  I used a stamp from My Craft Spot for the sentiment.  It is from the "Happy Easter" set.  I stamped it in Barn Door Distress Ink.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts: celebration of moms
My Craft Spot: Mother's Day or spring

You Rock

I made a card for Mother's Day today.  It is a fun shaped card, and pretty non-traditional for Mother's Day.

I used the set of three rocks from "Dino Play" to create my card base.  It was cut at about 3 1/2"x5 1/4."  I cut the base layer twice and scored it at about 3/4" from the top.  I then cut another base layer and inked around the edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  The other two layers were also inked with the Weathered Wood Distress Ink, but those layers were adhered with foam tape for some dimension.  The sentiment was created from three different stamps.  "Mom" is from Scrappy Moms Stamps' "All in the Family" set.  "You" is from My Pink Stamper.  "Rock" is from the "Picture Perfect" set by Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The entire sentiment is actually "rockin' the park" and I masked off everything except, the word rock.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
BBTB2: Mother's Day

Thursday, May 01, 2014


This card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made from white card stock, with the fold at the top.  I cut a light blue mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and a floral mat at 5 1/4"x4."  The blue strip is 3/4"x4."  I added two pink gems at either side and stamped my sentiment.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the "Freshly Brewed" set.

The blue scalloped circle and the white circle are both cut from Spellbinders dies.  The blue scalloped circle is from the Lacy Circles Nestabilities set and the white circle is from the Classic Circles Large Nestabilities set.  I adhered them to the card with foam tape.

The teapot and teacup images are from the "January 2014 Stamp of the Month" kit from Peachy Keen.  I paper pieced the teapot and the cup.  I colored in the tea, then covered it in glossy accents, I also covered the teapot's eyes in glossy accents.  The teacup is adhered to the card with foam tape.

For the inside of the card I cut another blue mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and another floral mat at 5 1/4"x4."  I then cut a blue mat at 4 1/4"x3" and a white mat at 4 1/8"x2 7/8."  The sentiment is from the "January 2014 Stamp of the Month" kit, as is the stack of teacups image.  I paper pieced the teacups.

I made this for the current sketch challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps.