Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I am so frustrated.  I had just completed 75% of this post when I accidentally deleted it.  Scrappy Moms is having a challenge using "Sweethearts" cartridge, which I don't have.  So I am using "Hello Kitty Greetings" and "Tags, Bags, Boxes &More." I made a treat bag to put MAC cosmetics in with a matching card for my daughter who lives in Tempe, AZ.  I will be making a similar project for my daughter who lives in Fullerton, CA.

papers-"Black Currant" 12"X12" DCWV cardstock, "Immortal Love"DCWV matstack, Pink glitter paper DCWV , Colorbok solid textured paper light pink, dark pink, and black
Pens-Martha Stewart opaque and glitter pens, Sharpie fine line black.
Embellishments-pom-pom ribbon Michaels, Glitter flower-Jolees,
Cuttlebug with rose embossing folder part of "once Upon A Princess companion set.
Cricut "Hello Kitty Greetings" and "Tags, bags, Boxes & More"
Adhesives-ATG gun, 3M  dimensional tape
1. make easel card with 6 X 12" piece of black patterned cardstock.  Score at 3.5" and 6.4" The long portion is the base of the card.  attatch a 2"X6" piece of embossed pink cardstock with dimensional tape to  lower posrtion of long end(about .25" from edge)  This portion supports the front of the card.  Adhere black paisley 5.5X6.5" cardstock (Immortal Love) to the backside of the other end.  Now the easel card is completed.  Make sure you only put tape on the lower end of the front of the card.  Now cut a 5"X6" piece of pink embosed paper, center on front of card
2. Cut heart on pg51. of "Hello Kitty" at three inches. base-light pink, silhouette-black, inside wings-pink glitter. Adhere layers together.  Cut character pg. 50 at 2".  I used markers to color her in.  Use dimensional tape to attatch heart to front of card then attach kitty to heart.
3. Cut thinking of you pg 53 at 1.5"  I used black for the shadow, glitter pink for blackout and darker pink for clothes function. glue two pinks together, the use dimensional tape to adhere black shadow.  Adhere to base of card.
1. Using black textured paper cut bag pg 58 at 6" (use blackout feature) Emboss front of bag with cuttlebug rose folder. Assemble bag with tape.
2. Make flower by cutting out embossed flower on pink paper in "Black Currant" book. I cut one big flower and one little one then adhered them together with dimensional tape.  I attached a black flower gem in the center. Use dimensional tape to stick flower to center of bag.
4.Embellish handle using ATG gun and pop-pom ribbon

Monday, January 24, 2011


Box for small gift or gift card

matching card
Today I am going to make a few different cards for challenges  . 
The contest is based around using a cartridge that you haven't used for 6 months.  This was a challenge for me since I don't have many cartridges and most of the ones I do have are less than 6 months old.  However, I did find two that I haven't really found the time to play with-"Tie the Knot" and "Sentimentals"  However, I decided to go thru paper stacks that I haven't used for a while.  I have alot of neglected paper-just keep on buying more and forgetting about what I have.  This is a box for a wedding present-(gift Card)  with a matching card. I didn't put a sentiment on because I don't exactly know wht I am using them for.I am hoping one of my nephews  will get engaged 
K&Company-Amy Butler.  K&Company Designer Mat Pad Pastel solid
K&Company gems
Cuttlebug with "Divine Swirls" and "Swiss Dots" embossing folders
Crticut Gypsy, Expression. Cartridges-Tie the Knot, Sentimentals and StoryBook
ATG gun
3M dimensional tape
1.  I cut the envelope of the card using my gypsy so I could see how big of a card I could fit on a 12X12in paper.  I cut both the card and envelope at 4.25 (Sentimentals p64)
2.I cut the box at 11in (Tie the Knot pg. 70)  I Cut the dove pg.35 at 2in for box and 2.5 for card.
3.Cut the 2 scalloped squares using Storybook pg.47 at 3in and 3.25 in
4. Using the Cuttlebug emboss the smaller square using "Divine Swirls"folder and the top layer of the bird using "Swiss Dots"(I forgot to emboss the bird on the box) Adhere layers. decorate bird with gems.
5.Adhere dove to box.  Center squares on top of each other-adhere.  Using dimensional tape adhere dove to center of squares.  attatch to card front/

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sew many birthday wishes for you-MOM

I bought my mom a gift card for JoAnn's.  She loves to sew and knit.  I definitely didn't inherit that from her.  For Christmas she gave me the Nifty Fifties cartridge...what better way to initiate it.  After the holidays I went to the Paper Source to look through the clearance bins.  I found these great 5.5in square "Diagonal Folder Enclosure" cards.  I got them in a few colors.  The one I am using today is Plum.
Plum Diagonal Enclosure Card-Paper Source
Light pink, light blue, black and silver pearl paper-Colorbok
Pink glitter paper DCWV
Cricut Nifty Fifties Cartridge
Xyron Create a  Sticker
ATG gun
1.Cut 4in square of light pink  glitter-paper, center on front of card
2. Cut main sewing machine out of pink pearl paper, cut black layer from black pearl paper  the bobbin and the fabric are out of light blue pearl (cut at
3.I typed the saying "Sew many birthday wishes to you" on the computer and printed it on silver paper

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Projects with my new paper stack DCWV BLACK CURRANT

Todays post is a birthday card for my niece who wanted hot rollers  for her 24th birthday.  I just bought a new paper pad from DCWV-Black Currant.  It is full of beautiful hot pink black and white papers.  There ar lots of stunning foiled papers-lije the pink one I used to make this card.  I also got the Paisley cartridge for $9.99 at Michaels.

Premade A7 silver card-Paper Source
Pearlescent paper-black, light pink, dark pink, blue and purple(Colorbok-Walmart)
 Paisley Cricut Cartridge
Various recollection gems
Marvy scalloped square punch
3M dimensional tape
ATG gun
Pink ball trim-$1.00 bin (I think Richards)
1.Cut black pearl paper 4.5X6.5in, cut pink foil paper 4X6incenter on top of each other, then on card.
2.Cut hairdryer at 1.75in base-black, base shift- purple(pg59).  Cut lipstick 1.75in base-lt, pink,base  shift -dk. pink, layer-blue, layer shift-purple(pg57) Cut sunglases .75in base-black, base shift-dk pink,button-lt pink(pg56) adhere layers together, decorate with gems.  Cut "chic" and shadow out of purple and silver paper.
3.Punch two squares out of silver paper, center diagonally on card(on top of pink foil paper)
4.Attatch hairdryer, glasses and lipstick as shown. use dimensional tape to add "chic" in the bottom, right corner,  Attatch ribbon to top of card.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello.  Posting this photo has been a challenge.  The colors of the paper are not showing up as bright as they are.  I think I need a class in photography.  Anyway I made this card for a few challenges.  It is a quick card using Cricut Wild Card Cartridge.
5X7 green premade card-JoAnn Craft Essentials
Decorative paper -K&Company-Brenda Walton Small Wonders boy
Blue and white pearlescent paper Colorbok-Walmart
Cuttlebug with Birthday embossing folder
Paper rose-K&Company
gems-Michaels dollar bin
birthday candle
ATG tape gun
3M dimensional tape
1.Cut plaid  paper 4.5X6.5in , center on card
2. Emboss 4.25X5.75in piece of blue pearl paper with Cuttlebug Birthday folder.  Center on plaid paper
3.Cut cupcake(Icon pg61 Wild Card)at 4.5 in.
4.Embellish frosting with gems.  Adhere cupcake bottom to card with ATG gun.  Apply frosting with dimensional tape.  Use ATG gun to attatch candle(sometimes I shave the back of the candle so it is flat) atatch paper rose for flame.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter Challenges-head,shoulders,hands and toes

 I made this card to enter in 2 contests-Made by Momo and Fantabulous Cricut.  The challenge was to do a snow theme for Made by Momo and winter clothing for Fantabulous Cricut.  This is a pocket card inside I put a package of handwarmers.

5.5X5.5in pocket card-Paper Source
Cuttlebug and snowf]ake embossing folder
Light blue, green and white glitter paper-DCWV Glitter Matstack
Winter Combo Matstack-DCWV
Purple Pearlescent cardstock-Colorbok
Cricut-Tags,Bags, Boxes & more
Cricut-Jolly Holidays
HotHands-2 handwarmers

1.  Emboss front of card using Cuttlebug with snowflake embossing folder
2.  Cut 4 tags at 2.5 inches using patterned paper and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge
3.  Cut hatat 1in, mittens  and stocking at 1.5in, and scarf at 2in using Jolly Holiday Cartridge.  I used the scarf that is a layer for the reindeer.
4. Center a 3.5 X 5.5in piece of blue glitter paper to front-center of card. center a 2.75 X 5.5in piece of purple pearlescent paper on top of the blue paper
5.  attatch tags to purple paper.  Center embellishments on tags.  I did hat, scarf, mitten, stocking.  For head,shoulders, hands and toes.  Decorate clothing items with gems.  Place a pearl gem on the top of each tag
6.  Put hand warmer package in pouch.

Monday, January 10, 2011

happy new year

It's been a while since I've done a post.  There were some disappointments at the end of the year.  A job I hoped to get didn't work out.  Very humiliating after I celebrated getting it and had done a lot of research.  Oh well.  It's a new year.  Now for the good luck part.  My mom gave me an $75.00 gift card for Michaels.  When I went to spend it I got 5 carts each $9.99-A Childs Year, Hello Kitty, Pagoda, Paisley, And from my kitchen.  I also picked up a gypsy for $49.00  Now I have to get to work.  Still trying to figure out the gypsy which also came with 5 bonus carts plus the 2 already on there.  I also got enough rewards to get paper doll dress-up.  Yahoo.
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