Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cross Twisted Easel

Paper Playtime #80 Anything Goes

Cross Twisted Easel Card using New Testament Cricut cartridge.  The cross is cut at 2 inches and highlighted with Glossy Accents.  Butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch and accented with Liquid Pearls.  Sentiment is from CardzTV "Encouraging Thoughts."

To make this card:

The card base consists of two pieces.  One at 4.25" x 9.75" and the second at 4.25" x 5.5".

Score the larger base at 5.5" and diagonally.  Then fold from right-most corner to center score line.  Like this: 

Attach the second part of the card base to the first.

Helpful hint:  only add tape to the part I'm pointing to in the above picture.

Now your card will twist and set up.  

Decorate your card and add a "stopper" so card will stay open.

To create the stopper:
  • cut a strip of card stock at 1" x 2.25" (for your message)
  • cut a mat to go under at 1.25" x 2.5"
  • add foam tape under to elevate
  • hold your card open (like the picture above) to determine where to attach the stopper.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

You're Not Alone

Cardz TV Design Team Challenge #12 "Anything Goes!"

A2 sized card created using Cricut Cake Basic cartridge, Cuttlebug Divine Swirls and CardzTV stamp set.

Dove cut from Cricut Cake Basic cartridge at 2 inches. 
Background mat embossed using Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder.
Sentiment from CardzTV stamp set "Encouraging Thoughts."  Sentiment was heat embossed.   Card accented with Liquid Pearls.  Images inked with Memento Angel Pink.  Ribbon from Michaels dollar bin and made by Craftsmart.  I used the Bow Easy to create the bow on front.

Inside of card.  The pink mat has clear embossing using Stampabilities Embossing Ink Pad.   Dark sentiment from CardzTV stamp set "Encouraging Thoughts" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Sentiment also heat embossed.  

The crooked sentiment "God loves you!" was a mistake!  Oh, well.  God still loves me even when I stamp crooked.  :-) 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Flower from Scraps

This card was made using scrap paper.

Here is how to make it:

Cut four 2 3/4 inch squares.
Cut four 2 1/2 inch squares.

Use a corner rounder and cut opposite corners on two sides.

On my card I also used the corner rounder on the mat and card base.  Flower pedals have Tim Holtz's Tea Dye distress ink on the edges. 

Cuttlebug Daisy folder used on mat.   Cuttlebut Swiss Dots used on two pedals.

Center flower was cut from Accent Essentials at 2 inches.

inside of card

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hello - Retro Cell Phone

Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Retro Fun! - this weeks' TTC theme is Retro Fun.

"Hello" Retro Cell Phone card made using My World Cricut cartridge.  Cell phone cut at 3.75 inches.   Sentiment from Hero Arts stamp set. 

Background is embossed using Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley folder.

Inside of card.  Bottom border from EK Success punch.  Accented with Liquid Pearls.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Popcycle Birthday Card

The Cricut Chirp Challenge - 2 - Too Sweet To Eat

The Challenge - Too Sweet To Eat
Make a card, layout or home decor item using any sort of sweet treat cut like a cupcake, cake or candy.

Birthday card made using Yummy Imagine Cricut cartridge. Popcycles cut at 3.8 inches and 2.3 inches. Balloon from Martha Stewart punch.

Front of card.   Popcycles cut at 3.8 inches
 Faces on popcycles are from Peachy Keen stamps "Wide-Eyed Kids." Cuts and paper colors all from Yummy Imagine.

Inside of card.   Popcycles cut at 2.3 inches

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Celebrate - Happy Anniversary Card

Anniversary card made using Create a Critter and Imagine More Cards Cricut cartridges. 

Giraffes cut at 4 inches and 3.5 inches from Create a Critter.  Smaller giraffe cut using "Flip" feature.

Paper colors all from Imagine More Cards.  Hearts cut from basic Imagine shapes at 0.8 inches. 

inside card

Sentiments from Hero Arts stamp sets.  Images accented using stickles and Liquid Pearls.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Snowflake Kisses

CardzTV Challenge:  Make a Christmas card using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of a snowman or snowflake, using any colors you'd like!

Snowflakes are Kisses sent from Heaven

Christmas card made using Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge.  Snowman cut at 3 inches.   Background embossed using Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder.  Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes stamp set.

Inside of card.  Merry Christmas sentiment from Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes stamp set.   Blue background paper color from Enjoy the Seasons Imagine, shape from Imagine basic shapes cut at 4.1 inches.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Have a Tree-Mendous Day

Have a Tree-Mendous Day, because it's a jungle out there.

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #28 Jungle Theme

Card made using Life's a Party & Best Friends Imagine cartridges.   Monkey cut at 3 inches from Life's a Party using Best Friends Imagine colors.  Background is embossed using Indentz Vine #1 folder.  Leaves are from a punch.

Inside of card.  Sentiment from My Pink Stamper "More Punny-licious" stamp set.

Miss You

Paper Playtime Ch# 79 - Say It With Sentiments - MISS YOU CARD

Miss You Card created using Songbird and Best Friends Imagine Cricut cartridges. 

Birds on fence are from Songbird Cricut cartridge (cut two at 3.8 inches).  All paper colors are from Best Friends Imagine cartridge.

Sentiment "Miss You" from Inkadindado stamp set.

Butterflies are from Martha Stewart punch and have been accented with Liquid Pearls.

Inside of card.  Paper color from Best Friends Imagine cartridge.  Scallop boarder punch used.  Flowers and butterfly are Martha Stewart punches.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy 60th Birthday

A2 sized card.  Paper colors are from Cricut Imagine More Cards.  Vulture from Cricut Life's a Party (cut at 3.2 inches).  Balloons are from a MS punch.  Twine used for balloon strings.  Jute used for branch that the vulture is perched on.

Accented with stickles :  gold and silver used on vulture.   Liquid Pearls used on the three balloons.   Pearl accents below balloons are from Michaels.


Mojo Monday 249

Thank you card using the Mojo Monday 249 layout.

A2 sized card.  Paper colors from Imagine Black and White cartridge.  Tulip from Cricut Lite Bloom cartridge (cut at 2 inches).  Background for tulip cut from Cricut Elegant Edges (cut at 3.25 inches).  Butterfly, flower and center border are from MS punches.  Accented with pearls from Michaels. 

Sentiment from Hero Arts stamps.   Sentiment banner has been accent with Glossy Accents.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hit the Beach!

Scappy Mom's Stamps:  Terrific Tuesday Challenge! This weeks theme is "Hit the Beach" - we want to see your beach themed projects from cards to layouts to 3D items.

Diaper cake made using Create a Critter Cricut & Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridges. Paper colors are from Imagine More Cards Cricut cartridge. 

Close up of wash cloth octopus and seahorse. Mermaid from Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.

Cake board for use under this diaper cake.

Life Perserver imaged from Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge (9 inches). Letter "G" from Storybook Cricut cartridge (4 inches)

Stickles added to Life Perserver. Initial highlighted with Glossy Accents and glitter. Colors from Imagine More Cards Cricut cartridge.

Baby card to go with this gift. Fish bowl cut at 4" from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. Fish cut at 1". Colors are from Imagine More Cards Cricut cartridge.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Christmas Is On It's Way

Christmas In July - Challenge #1

    • CardzTV: Make a Christmas card using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of an animal, and any colors you'd like! 

This is an A2 size card. All images and cuts are from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. All paper colors are from Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge.