Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LACY BIRTHDAY CARD

Another card using Summer in Paris Cartridge.  A quick and easy card.  Some of the images on this cartridge cut really big for example the car and the shoe. 
MATERIALS
Brown note card(Paper Source 3.5in X 5in)
Baby blue and brown cardstock(Colorbok-Walmart)
Cricut Summer in Paris cartridge
Cuttlebug with A2 Textile Texture folder
clear and aqua rhinestones(Target $1 bin)
1in scalloped oval punch(Punch Bunch)
2in scalloped square punch (Marvy Uchida)
celebrate stamp(Michaels)
Zyron Create A sticker
DIRECTIONS
1.Cut a 3in X 4.5in piece of baby blue cardstock, run thru cuttlebug using A2 Textile Texture folder. Center and adhere to front of card.
2.Cut top layer of cake on brown cardstock at 2in.  Cut underlayer at 2in and one at 1in, on blue cardstock.  glue layers together using Zyron Create a Sticker . Adhere to center of card with pop dots
3.Punch oval  out of brown cardstock stamp sentiment with white ink.  adhere to bottom center of card. Decorate sides with rhinestones.
4.Decorate envelope with smaller blacked-out cake and 2inch scalloped square punched from blue paper







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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

POODLE THANKYOU CARD

I used three cartridges for this card.  However, I cut alot of 2in medallions from Storybook and keep them to mount sentiments on.  I especially like some of the circular shapes with flourishes.  I am getting ready to cut alot in holiday colors.  There is a wide variety of shapes.  Quicker and easier to size that punching out shapes.  Also Beyond Birthdays has a lot of sentiments.  Most of them can be layered. For this card I only used the main layer.

MATERIALS

8.5in X 5.5in piece of cardstock(TPC Studio-Girlfriends Brocade)
2.5in X 4.25in piece of white cardstock(Colorbok-Walmart)
Black and pink scraps of cardstock(Colorbok-Walmart)
Cricut Summer In Paris, Beyond Birthdays and Storybook cartridges
Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls folder
1 red rhinestone(Recollections)
Aleene's Tacky glue
Pop dots
DIRECTIONS
1.  Fold decorative paper in half to for card.
2. Emboss white cardstock with cuttlebug Divine Swirls Adhere horizontally 1in from top of card.
3. Using Summer in Paris Cartridge cut poodle from pink cardstock. cut at 3in use multicut.  Cut blackout poodle from black cardstock.  glue layers together using Tacky Glue and a fine brush. Stick red rhinestone for eye,
4.Cut pink scalloped circle from Storybook cartridge pg.40 shadow-shift 2in
5.Cut black merci from Beyond Birthdays pg.103 .75in
6.attach poodle with pop dots to center of white strip.  Glue sentiment to circle, adhere to bottom right corner of card

Monday, October 25, 2010

END OF SUMMER CARDS

This week I will be making cards using Cricut's "Summer in Paris"  Making everyday cards and birthday cards seems a good idea, since I will start holiday items next week.  I used the multi-cut function on the bicycle because the cuts are intricate. 
MATERIALS
4.75in X 6in Textured paper-light blue, bright pink(K&Company designer mat stack-pastel)
5.5in X 4in pre-made purple card(Joannes Essentials textured variety)
Border punch(Martha Stewart)
Cuttlebug and Divine Swirls embossing folder
Cricut Summer in Paris
DIRECTIONS
1.Emboss front of card with Cuttlebug , using Divine Swirls folder.
2.Cut bicycle out of pink paper at 2in, use multi-cut function.
3.Cut bicycle out of blue paper use blackout version
4.Punch border.
5.Adhere element to card,  I used Aleene's Tacky glue with a fine brush.











Saturday, October 23, 2010

SATURDAY-LAST HALLOWEEN POST











Hello- I can't believe how far behind I am on Halloween stuff this year. I finally got the house
decorated yesterday. Teacher gifts are completed. Now I am finishing up care packages to send to my daughters who are away at school. Finished making cookies and pumpkin bread last night. The last little surprise is a Nordstrom giftcard so they can by a lipgloss. I used 3 cricut cartridges to make this card. The actual giftcard holder is from Wild Card-which is probably the cartridge I use the most for card shapes and embelishments. The ghost is from Paperdoll Dressup and the lipstick is from Forever Young
MATERIALS
sheet of decorative paper 4.75 in X 6.75 in(K&Company Halloween Tim Coffey Mat Pad)
scraps of white pearl paper and black pearl paper and silver pearl paper(Colorbok-Walmart)
red glitter paper(DCWVChristmas & Winter Glitter Matstack)
Cricut cartridges:Forever Young;Paperdoll Dressup and Wild Card)
pop dots
ATG gun
puffy paint red(Tulip)
1.25 in square punch (McGill Craftivity)
2 in scalloped square punch(Marvy Uchida)
DIRECTIONS
1.using decorative paper cut card at 4.5 in-Wild Card pg. 46 perfect size for standard gift card. Score and fold at guidelines.
2.cut lipstick at 2.5 in using Forever Young pg.52. lipstick in red glitter, shift function in black pearl. Adhere layers.
3.cut ghost at 2 in Paperdoll Dressup pg49 costume white pearl, blackout black pearl.Adhere layers
4.decorate front of card with a silver punched 2 in square positioned diagonally and centered.
5.center lipstick up right on silver paper use pop dots. Made blood drops with puffy paint.
5.adhere ghost to back of card
6.for sentiment I typed on the computer "get a ghoulie treat" I printed it on a scrape of lavender paper, punched it out with a 1.25 punch and attached to front of card with pop dots.

Friday, October 22, 2010

FRIDAY-FASHION CARD



Today's card is for my daughter's roommate who is celebrating her 21st birthday. This girls loves to shop. I also made a purse to put a gift card in.






MATERIALS-CARD
2-4 1/4"X11" pieces of black cardstock(Colorbok-Walmart)
4 1/4 " X 31/2" decorative paper for mat.(DCWV All Dressed Up matstack)
scrap of decorative paper for dress(DCWV All Dressed Up)
black flower rhinestone(Walmart)
Cricut Forever Young Cartridge
ATG gun
pop dots
1. position 1 of the pieces of black cardstock vetically fold in half
2. cut girl out of remaining black cardstock. 4" pg.29
3.cut dress out of decorative paper 4" pg 29 shift
4. attatch mat to card about 1/4" from top, center horizontally
5.if making belt for dress-wrap ribbon around waist of dress then adhere dress to model.
6.decorate dress with sequin for necklace
7.use pop-dots to attach model to card
PURSE-GIFTCARD HOLDER
12X12 piece of patterned paper(TPC studio,Michaels)
Cricut Forever Young cartridge
ATG gun
1. cut purse using fit to page feature pg71-purse It's just big enough for a gift card to fit in.
2.assemble purse glue sides with atg gun

Thursday, October 21, 2010

THURSDAY'S CARD



Today I made a quick sympathy card for a friend who lost her mom. I used Cricut Storybook cartridge for the filigree design and Sentimentals cartridge for the phrase. I decided not to layer the phrase, instead I cut the blackout design and wrote the sentiment in with a metallic marker. That's my dog's head on the bottom.
MATERIALS:
5 1/4"X8 1/2 piece of patterned paper(S.E.I Bissett)
white pearlescent paper-Colorbok Walmart)
lemon paper(Colorbok-Walmart)
aqua textured paper(Colorbok-Walmart)
Cricut Sentimentals Cartridge
Cricut Storybook cartridge
ATG gun
aqua SRX Metallic Colorsharp pen
Zig 2 way glue pen
DIRECTIONS
1. Score patterned paper 4 1/4". Fold
2.Cut white pearl square 3"; aqua square 31/2"(Storybook pg.60 accent blackout-shift)
3.Cut lemon filigree square 3"(Storybook pg.60 accent frame-shift)
4.Cut sentiment shadow 1 1/2" (Sentimentals phrase-shift) write sentiment in with marker
5.Adhere filigree to white square using 2 way glue.
6.Attach aqua square to to of car leave a 1/4" border on top. Add filigree piece diagonally on top of aqua piece.
7.Attach sentiment, bottom center, with pop dots


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First Post-Halloween Candy Bar Cards

  • HALLOWEEN CANDY BAR HOLDER CARDS
MATERIALS NEEDED
7"X71/4" PIECE OF PLAIN CARDSTOCK(WALMART)
5"X7" PIECE OF DECORATIVE HALOWEEN PAPER(CLOUD NINE)
BORDER(K&COMPANY)
7" "BOO" RIBBON(MICHAELS $1.00 BIN)
18"OF 1/4" WIDE RIBBON
BLACK SHIMMER PAPER (WALMART)
SILVER SHIMMER PAPER(DCWV)
CRICUT STORYBOOK CARTRIDGE
ATG GUN OR OTHER ADHESIVE
HOLE PUNCH













1. USING ATG GUN OR OTHER DOUBLE SIDED TAPE, ADHERE HALLOWEEN PAPER TO SOLID CARD STOCK.(LONGER SIDE IS VERTICAL)
2. SCORE AT 21/2" AND 51/2". FOLD OVER ADHERE BACK SEAM.
3. DECORATE FRONT. I CUT THE OWL FROM CRICUT STORYBOOK CARTRIDGE (PAGE 34) AT 2" IN BLACK SHIMMER PAPER FROM WALMART. THE SHADOW WAS CUT WITH DCWV SILVER SHIMMER PAPER. I STUCK A GREEN BORDER FROM K&COMPANY ON THE MIDDLE OF THE DECORATIVE PAPER. THEN ADHERED THE OWL TO THE CENTER OF THE BORDER;
4.ADHERE "BOO" RIBBON TO BOTTOM OF CARD.
5. PUNCH HOLE CENTER TOP OF CARD. THREAD RIBBON THRU BOTH HOLES. PUSH A HERSHEY BAR DOWN THRU CARD TRAPPING CANDY WITH RIBBON.
6.PULL ON RIBBON, OUT POPS THE CANDY.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE CARDS. I MADE 50 OF THEM FOR MY REALTOR FRIEND TO SEND TO HER CLIENTS.