Thursday, July 31, 2014

Moth Shaped Card

I love shaped cards and thought that the moth in the "Art Nouveau" cartridge would lend itself very nicely to a shaped card.  I don't think I was wrong.

The moth is on page 55 of the handbook.  I cut it at 4 3/4" for all the layers.  I used Cricut Craft Room to weld two shadows of the image together to create the card base.  I then cut another shadow and used that for the card top for all my layers.

I covered the dark orange pieces with some dark orange glitter, then covered them in diamond glaze.  The lighter accent pieces are covered with tattered rose Distress Stickles.  The sentiment is one I found in my stash.  It is stamped in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nouveau Bee

Today's card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used dark brown card stock for the card base.  The hexagonal print mat is 4"x5 1/4."  I wrapped the bottom part with some dark brown ribbon and tied a bow with the same ribbon.

The circle is cut at 2 1/2" and is from the "Cricut Craft Room Basics" digital cartridge (basic-shift and shadow-shift).  I popped it up with foam tape.

The bee is from the "Art Nouveau" cartridge (page 56).  It was cut at 2 1/2."  I pieced it all together and added it to the circle.  I then covered the ivory part of the wings with star dust Stickles and the brown stripes with cinnamon Stickles.  The yellow parts are covered with glossy accents and the eyes are brown gems.  The entirety of the wings are also covered with glossy accents.

The sentiment is from my stash and stamped in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2.: Cricut cut bee

Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes

Cupcake Inspirations: cupcake photo inspiration (ribbon)

Sunday, July 27, 2014


I decided to make some new wall art for my bathroom.  This is what I made:

I used "Art Nouveau" for the heron image.  It was cut at 7 1/2" wide, and whatever its corresponding height would be.  I inked the light blue wing layer with summer sky ink by Tsukineko, then popped it up for dimension.  I flocked the dark blue wing layer and also popped it up.  I added glitter and diamond glaze to the bill and used a dark grey enamel dot for the eye.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Super Bird-day!

Dang it!  I didn't come up with the "bird-day" thing until after I had already stamped my sentiment on the card!  Such a lost opportunity!  Oh well, the sentiment still works and the card is still cute.  Maybe next time.

I used "3 Birds on Parade" (again) to create this fun shaped card, great for a little boy's birthday.  I used the superhero bird image, on page 69 of the handbook.  I cut the shadow image twice from white card stock and adhered them at the top to create my card base.  All the pieces were cut at 3 3/4."  This makes the card 3.944"x8.653" when all assembled.  I used Cricut Craft Room to lay out my design.

Once everything was cut I added glittery orange flocking powder to the wing.  I then covered the beak, eye, and accent on the cape with glossy accents.  I also added a button to the accent on the cape.  The sentiment was created using some stamps from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The "birthday wishes" part is from the Simple Sentiments set.  "Super" was created, with some careful masking, from the word "Surprise" from the Hooray for Birthdays set.  And this is where I wished I had thought of using "bird-day" instead of birthday.  Ah well, such is life.

I have been wanting to make a card using this cute little superhero bird for a while and the current challenge at My Craft Spot was the perfect reason.  The challenge is "just for little boys."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Banner Birthday

This card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used white card stock for the card base.  The background is a pattern from the Silhouette store.  It is called "Christmas Diamond Pattern," by Jamie Koay (#21187).  I printed it and then trimmed it to 4 1/8"x5 3/8."  The banner is also from the Silhouette store.  It is by Lori Whitlock (#12744).  I cut it to fit the length of the card, then covered it with fluorescent turquoise glitter by Martha Stewart.  The white mat is 4 1/4"x4 1/2" and is embossed with a Darice embossing folder called Scrolls Background. 

Under the Weather?

Today's card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used a green plaid card stock for the card base.  I cut a blue mat at 4"x5 1/4."  I then stamped a spotted background stamp, twice, across the blue mat.  I used pearlescent sky blue ink by Tsukineko.  The stamp is from All Night Media.

I used "3 Birds on Parade" for the image.  It was cut at 3 1/2" and is on page 30 of the handbook.  I cu the raindrops (layer 1) three times to get a good amount of raindrops for the card.  I adhered the bird and rain drops to the card and use a double layer of pop-dots to adhere the middle of the umbrella.  It gives is a pretty cool 3-D effect.  I used glittery flocking powder on the bird's wings.  I also covered her beak in glitter and then glossy accents.  The raindrops and her eyes are also covered in glossy accents.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp for her eyes, one from the Kawaii Face Assortment.

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Sweet Somethings set.  I also used a stamp from that set on the inside as well.  The blue mat inside is 4"x5 1/4," the green plaid mat is 3 1/4"x4 1/2," and the pink mat is 3"x4 1/4."  I also added two more rain drops, covered in glossy accents, to the inside of the card as well.

I made this for the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations: cupcake photo inspiration (colors)

Fantabulous Cricut: project related to water

The Friday Mashup: project with a 3-D element and using a background stamp

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Beach Bird

Today's card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used white card stock for the base.  The purple mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and the pink polka dot mat is 5 1/4"x4."

The bird is from "3 Birds on Parade" (page 33) and was cut at 3 1/2."  The waves are from "Life is a Beach" (page 45) and they were cut at 1 1/2."  The sand was hand cut and covered in glitter.  The stamp shape is from "Elegant Edges" (page 37) and was cut at 4 1/4."  I embossed it with a Darice embossing folder called "Clouds."

I gave the bird a set of eyes from Peachy Keen Stamps, the Cartoon Bombshell Face Assortment.  I accented the eyes with a white gel pen and used some magenta chalk to add a little blush to her cheeks.  I then adhered her to the card with foam tape.

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The "warm" is from a sentiment that actually reads "cocoa warms the heart," from the Winter Wishes set.  I masked off all parts except the "warm."  "Birthday Wishes!" is from the Simple Sentiments set.  I then added some pink gems for a little bling.

I made this for the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut: project related to the beach
Cardz TV: child's birthday
Die Cuttin' Divas: beach inspired project

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chilly Bird

So, I completely went off track from my recent s'mores themed cards.  I didn't even keep it summer themed, or even warm weather themed.  Instead I made a Christmas card.

This guys is a shaped card using a cut from "3 Birds on Parade."  The image is on page 42 of the handbook.  I cut the shadow feature at 5 1/4" twice.  Then I glued the top 3/4" together to create my card base.  All the layers were also cut at 5 1/4."  I didn't use the piece of the bird that cut the eyes since I wanted to use Peachy Keen stamps for the eyes.  I covered the beak in yellow glitter, then covered all that with glossy accents.  The pom pom on the hat is covered with a dark green flocking powder.  I adhered the beak with a pop dot at the bottom of it and glue at the top for a little dimension.  The legs are covered in crackle accents for a little texture.  I also did a little doodling around the edges with a white gel pen.

The eyes for the bird are from Peachy Keen.  I used the largest set from the In the Garden Face Assortment.  I then used a white gel pen to accent the eyes and covered them in glossy accents.  The sentiments are from My Pink Stamper.

I used the current color challenge at Christmas Card Challenges as a jumping off point.  I used the reds and blues, but added in green as well.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

More S'mores

I seem to have gotten on a s'mores kick recently.  I think I may need to make myself some s'mores soon.  So, here is my latest s'mores themed card:

The card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4."  I used brown card stock for the card base.  I cut a mat of white card stock at 4 3/8"x6 1/8."  I then cut some tree patterned paper at 4 1/4"x6."  This paper is from The Paper Studio, the Woodland Retreat stack.  I also cut a strip of grass patterned paper (from Debbie Mumm) and hand cut it to look a little more like ground.  

The bird and the fire are both from "3 Birds on Parade."  The bird is on page 57 and I cut it at 3."  It is adhered to the card with foam tape.  I added glossy accents to the bird's eye and inked the edge of one side of the marshmallow to make it look toasted.  I used tea dye Distress Ink for the toasty marshmallow.  

The fire is created from various cuts on this cartridge.  The logs of the fire are part of a nest, found on page 75.  I cut it at 1."  All pieces of the flame are from the bird carrying a baby (layer 2) found on page 70.  I hid the inner cut of this piece and cut yellow pieces at 1 3/4," the orange piece at 1 1/2" and the red piece at 3/4."  I outlined the flames with star dust Stickles to give it a little shimmer.  The sentiment is from the Happy Camper set by Scrappy Moms Stamps.


Today's project is a matching gift box and card set.  This is a great way to package a gift card for that special guy in your life.  Especially if that guy loves s'mores, but let's be honest, who doesn't love s'mores?!

The s'mores gift box is part of a the Camp Firefly cut file set from SVG Cuts.  I used my Silhouette to cut it out.  I hid all the holes that are supposed to cut from the graham crackers, because I wanted to emboss the crackers instead.  I used the Swiss Dots folder, the debossed side, for my crackers.  I inked all the edges of the cracker pieces with tea dye Distress Ink and the chocolate pieces with vintage photo Distress Ink.  I also inked the marshmallow with tea dye Distress Ink to make it look nice and toasted.

The card is 6 1/4"x4 1/2."  I used brown card stock for the card base, then cut a kraft mat at 6"x4 1/4."  I cut some patterned pieces of card stock to create a sun burst shape for the top part of the card.  I then wrapped the card with brown ribbon.  I used my Cuttlebug to cut two circles from a Spellbinders Nestabilities die from brown and kraft card stock.  The raccoon is a Peachy Keen stamp.  I used their SVG file to cut it from white card stock, then stamped and colored it, adding glossy accents to its eyes and star dust Stickles to the fire.  I adhered it over the circle with foam tape.  The sentiment and other marshmallow are also from Peachy Keen.  I colored the edge of the marshmallow with some tea dye Distress Ink to make it look toasty.  The raccoon and marshmallow are from the Burnt Out Camping Raccoon set, the sentiment is from the May 2014 Stamp of the Month kit.

I cut another piece of kraft card stock at 6"x4 1/4" for the inside.  I then cut some white card stock at 5"x3 1/4" as a mat.  I cut a strip of patterned card stock at 1"x4."  The sentiment and the s'more are both from the May 2014 Stamp of the Month kit.  I used the SVG file to cut the s'more out as well.  I then paper pieced it and added a face.  I used some tea dye Distress Ink on it as well, also adding some glossy accents to its eyes.

I made this for the following challenges:
Scrappy Moms Stamps: BBQ (because it just isn't a good BBQ without s'mores for dessert)
Cardz TV: 3D masculine birthday
My Craft Spot: anything but a card
Exploring Cricut & More: anything goes
Peachy Keen: sketch (I flipped it)