Friday, September 28, 2012

Cricut FANatics daily post

Today I have the daily post at Cricut FANatics.  If you have not visited our site, please stop by because we have something wonderful to share with you everyday.  I have created a two page layout to share with you.  Summer may be over but the summer memories still linger on.  I am working on my grandson Cameron's album and did these pages for a trip we took to Coney Island.  I used the cartridges Carousel and Summer Celebrations.
 I love the bright colorls that this Stampin Up Paper has and it was perfect for these pictures!
I cut my title from Carousel using the shadow feature for the letters cut at 1.25 inches.  I decided not to use the top part of the letters since I was cutting it smaller.  I used my Scrap n' Easel to line up the letters.
 Since I did not use the top part of the letters, I took my Uniball white pen and added some markings.
 I cut the Ferris Wheel from Carousel at 5 inches shadow and base, but cut 4 different colors gray, white, teal, and red.  I added the gray on top of my black base and cut out different color cars from the other pieces and then colored the gray with silver stickles.
The roller coaster is cut from Summer Celebrations at 4.5 inches.  I cut several layers and cut to fit so different colors will be shown.  In the final one on the page, I stickled the gray area in silver.  I also cut a ticket booth from Carousel at 5.75 inches and a bumper car at 3 inches.  I used the ticket booth for a journaling box. I am very pleased with the pages.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Today I have the Tuesday daily project at Exploring Cricut.  I just got a  new cartridge  and wanted to make a card with it.  This was very quick and simple.  I used the cartridges Frame of Mind, Winter Woodland, and Sesame Street Seasons.  I cut the base of the card 5 x7 and the pattern paper is some scraps I had in my Christmas paper stash and I cut it 4.75 x 6.75.  I cut the lace frame from Frame of Mind at 4.75 inches.  The poinsettia is from Winter Woodland at 2.5 inches and I cut an extra flower to give it more dimension as I popped it with a pop dot.  The title is from Sesame Street Seasons cut at 1.50 inches.  You can create this quickly and would be a great card for your holiday sending. For the inside I just added some scraps of the paper and stamped a verse.  I can't wait to try another frame!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge

Welcome to another Exploring Cricut challenge.  This week the challenge is called "Trains, Planes, and Automobiles"  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft of any theme and colors as long as it contains some method of transporation.  I used the cartridges Dude, Going Places, Camp Out, Indie Art, and Gypsy Font.  Be sure to link your project by Saturday, September 29.  Below the picture are the measurements and supplies I used.
Dude-ATV cut at 5 inches
Going Places-ATV cut at 4 inches
Camp Out-Tire Track cut at 4.5 inches
Indie Art-Fire cut at 1.5 inches
Gypsy Font-title cut at 2 inches
Pattern Paper-Bo Bunny

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Artiste Cartridge

I received the new Close to my Heart Artiste cartridge in the mail on Friday and couldn't wait to try it out. I had company over the weekend so I finally got to try it yesterday. I created a purse and 4 3 x 3 note cards and envelopes to go in it. I still want to add a flower, but decided to go ahead and get it posted. Below is how I created this.
The cards were created by using the card feature on page 31 and I customed in the Gypsy the size 3 x 6 and folded in half. The envelopes were the same button only on the shift. I customed them 7 x 3 to fit the card. To embellish the cards , card 1 on page 35 I cut accent 4 shift button (4) at .75 inches. I then trimmed them to fit in a smaller size as they went on the page. I added a ribbon, flowers, sparkle gems, and stamped Thinking of you from the Fringed Phrase stamps.
Card 2 I cut the accent 4 on page 56 at 2.5 inches and cut a 1.5 inch circle with a punch. I also cut a accent 4 shift on page 32 corners at 1 inch .I also stamped it with the Fringed Phrase stamps. Card 3 I cut the accent1 button on page 31 cut at 2.25 inches and 1.5 circle inside cut with punch. I added ribbon and stamped it Congrats from one of the sets of stamps that came with the cartridge. Card 4 page 33 accent 1 shift button cut at 1 inch and the border on page 31 accent 1 shift button cut at 1 inch and trimmed to fit card. I also stamped it with a thank you stamp in my stash.

The holder for these cards was on page 31 3 d object button cut in gypsy at 7.89 x 3.35 inches. I just cut some of the pattern paper to decorate the front and back and cut another border from page 31 accent 1 shift button at 1 inch. I punched holes in the top and added a ribbon to complete the look. I want to add a flower from the cartridge to finish off the look and the cards and envelopes fit nicely inside for a beautiful gift.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Birthday

Nothing to post today except that today is my youngest sons birthday and I want to say Happy 33 Tony!!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project Exploring Cricut

Today I have the Tuesday daily project at Exploring Cricut. I have a couple birthday cards to make this week so I thought I better get in gear since I have not been crafting too much lately. This will be for a male so I picked a plaid pattern paper that I had in my stash. I am enclosing several pictures to show how I took one image and created it the way I envisioned it. I used the cartridges Birthday Bash and Don Juan.
Below are some pictures and measurements along with the materials used for this card.
I first cut the base 5 x 7 out of brown cardstock from Michaels and the pattern paper is from Bo Bunny that I had in my stash. I inked the edges. The pattern paper is cut 2.75 x 7 inches.
From Birthday Bash I cut the phrase button on page 22 at 4.5 inches and the phrase shadow at 4.5 inches and in the gypsy hid the phrase so only the bow would show for that cut.
I cut the bottom of the package off and added pop dots to it and mounted on the pattern paper to look like a package and added the bow. I used glitter glue to make the bow sparkley. The title
It's Your Day is also cut from Birthday Bash at 3 inches and glitter glue added too. I cut a tag from Don Juan at 2.25 inches and stamped it Happy Birthday from a stamp in my collection. I just used some of the pattern paper inside and will stamp a verse. Very simple and easy card!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut. The challenge today is a fun one. I have been a little out of the loop this week with a death in the family and being out of town and seems like the week got away. So glad to be back to crafting and blogging. Now lets talk about the challenge! You can create a card, layout or papercraft of any theme or color, but must include a person (man, woman, boy, girl) Many of the cartridges have characters so you can have fun exploring! Link your project by Saturday, Sept. 15 9 pm eastern time. Have fun and join us this week! I have created a two page layout using the cartridges Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art, October 31, Create a Critter, Paper Doll Dress Up and Cricut Font and Basic Shapes. Below the picture are my cut measurements and materials.
Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art- Leaf border shadow cut at 1.25 inches 3 of them and welded together in gypsy.
Cut 3 of the top borders in different papers and just cut the leaves off and glued on the shadow border.
October 31-Pumpkin patch sign cut at 4 inches
Create a Critter-grass cut at 1.25 2 pieces and welded together in gypsy did two of them
Paper Doll Dress Up-pumpkins cut at 4.5 inches
Girl cut at 5.5 inches
leaves cut at 2.5 inches
Cricut Font and Basic Shapes-2012 cut at 1.25 inches
We R Memory Fall stack for pattern papers
cardstock Bazzill and Recollections

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day

Hope that your holiday has been great! Today, I am doing the daily post at Exploring Cricut. I created a shape card using the cartridge New Arrival. I have seen several variations of this card made on Pinterest, Splitcoast stampers and several blogs, but this is my version. I used my gypsy to weld two 5.5 inches onesies together for the card base and then cut a 5.5 inche piece in the pattern paper. I used a Martha Stewart punch to create lace, I tried several punches, but settled on this one because I liked it the best. To give a more ruffled looked, I put foam dots on the layers. I just tied a ribbon across the top of it. I use some little brads to make it look like snaps. On the top. I used my spellbinder dies scallop circles and used the smallest two sizes one inside the other to get a small scallop look. I just cut to fit the neck and sleeves and added tiny pearls from Michaels. It was simple and I added a verse inside. I thought about something on the outside, but nothing was right so I left it alone. I plan to use this for a shower gift for my nephews wife.