Monday, May 30, 2011

Create a Critter-Grad and birthday cards

When I was cleaning my craft room I found lots of Cricut cuts.  I was making a graduation card with a left over chick from Easter.  I decided to make a birthday card as well. Less to clean up.

Paper-Striped(from a long time ago) Card base-JoAnns Craft Essentials, Frame-DCWV -Adhesive Mat Stack
Grad cap and diploma-Jolees
Birthday hat-K&Company
Cricut-Create a Critter; Cuttlebug-Scroll work
Stamps-"The Tassle's Worth The Hassle"-Michaels $1,"To a Very Special Friend"-Hero Arts
Ink pad-Vivid; Face-Peachy Keen-Critter Faces
Adhesives-Recollection Pop Dots, ATG
Chalk-Hampton Art
I am enter this into a contest at My Creative Time The cahllenge was to use an older cartridge with yellow and green.  I guess anything over a year in "Cricut World" is an older cart.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


The all Jacked Up in June blog hop hosted by Patty at is less than a week away.  I am participating in my first blog hop.  I will be showing a fun card and an altered project.  Can't wait to hear from all of my blog friends.

Pop-up Gift Card Holder

I got the idea for this card from a Hero Arts You Tube  Video  I changed the dimensions and added ribbon to tie it together.
Base Card-5X9" scored at 3,4.5,6"(K&Company) Fold center part in mountain fold glue sides and back.  Cut sot for gift card with scissors.
 Adhere a 14" piece of ribbon horizontally around card.(Target $1 bin)
Cut bird from Create a Critter at 1.5" center on 2" square (Marvy Punch)(K&Company paper).
Center square on 4X2.25 piece of yellow glitter cardstock(DCWV)
Adhesives-Recollection foam dots, ATG

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Card

I am really enjoying exploring my newest cartridge "Floral Embellished.  Each cut has a lot of layers.  It is easier with a 2" or larger cut.  For this butterfly there was supposed to be a layer on top of the lavender, but it tore when I took it off my new mat.  So no worries, I just embossed the lavender layer and kept on going. Then the antennae fell off on one side, so I used wire.  What I thought was going to be a disaster, turned out pretty good
Pre-made card(Jo-Ann Essentials) Embossed with Cuttlebug and Princess folder
Butterfly-2.5" Florals Embellished. Lavender layer embossed with Textile folder
All paper, border and tag K&Company
Rounded corner punch-Creative Memories
Sentiment-Fresh Paint Sentiment Transfers
Gems, pop dots-Recollections Other adhesives-ATG & Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Digital Stamp Card

Hello I made this card using a digital stamp from Designed2delight  The stamp is called Lucky Bird.

Card base-5X7 The Paper Company(Joannes)
Blue cardstock 4.5X6.5-DCWV(Mango Frost Mat Stack)
White with blue and yellow-4.5X4.5-DCWV(Mango Frost)
Yellow-4X4-DCWV(Mango Frost)
Corner punch-Creative Memories
Ribbon-Target $1 bin

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


back side
Here are a few more giftcard holders that I made.  I didn't put any sentiments on them because I am not sure what I will be using them for.  I just grab my stamps and finish up right before I give out the card.
front view
All paper and borders are K&Company
Glitter pen Martha Stewart(used on apple leaf) White sticker for sentiment-Martha Stewart
Sharpies use around edges of cut outs
Ribbon-Celebrate It
Adhesive Zig 2 Way Pen, ATG,3M dimensional
Cuttle bug with Swiss Dots and      folders
Cricut-Wild card (Gift Card  4.25')
            Florals Embellished (flower 1.5")
            Create-A-Critter (bird 1.5)
            Give a Hoot (apple 2.25)
            Hello Kitty (strawberry 2")
I thought there was a challenge using Give A Hoot.  But I can't read my own notes.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Floating Cupcake Card

For this card I followed a great video by Kimberly at My Craft Spot.  Her video is so clear and easy to follow.  I only added one cupcake to my window because I was using some stickers and they were bigger than I thought.  I sandwiched the stickers between cardstock and trimmed around it.
Purple base card-Colorbok
Patterned paper-K&Company (Sweet Nectar)
Border-K&Company (Summer Bright)
Cupcake Stickers-EK Success
Cricut-Birthday Bash Scalloped circle: Card-Wild Card
Adhesives-Scotch tape, ATG tape

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I am so glad that Getting Cricky with K. Andrews is having a "retro" Fathers Day challenge.  She always has lots of fun things going on on her site.

The inspiration from this card came from a border in a K&Company "Sweet Nectar Specialty Punch Out Pad"
Card baaaase 7 X 5.5" Recollections Kraft Paper
Striped background-K & Company Urban Die Cut Pad
Blue piece-Colorbok.. Cut with Storybook Cartridge at 4.5"
Car-paper I got at Costco a long time ago. Cut with Summer in Paris at 2"  (it cuts very big)
Stamp-Michaels $1 bin
Ink around edges and on stamp-G Studio
String-DMC Embroidery Floss
Adhesives-Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue, ATG, 3M foam tape.


WOW did I have a lucky April  I won lots of blog candy.
Amy from Scrapping, Card Making and Living with Fibro /
Sent me the Paisley Cartridge that I won in a spring blog hop.
Natasha at Crafting with Natasha Sent me "DCWV Green Stack" which  she gave away to celebrate 200 followers.
And Lucianna  from Dilsaver Designs had a redraw for her blogaversary bog candy.  It is 3 great cuttlebug folders, some pretty brads and a rubber stamp that says "Your Lucky Day"  She also sent me a beautiful handmade card.  If you get a chance and want to see some creative projects, check out these blogs.
Thank You So Much
I will be making lots of projects using my new goodies.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Over the last few months I have accumulated quite a few K&Company "Sweet N"et Nectar" Pads and border pads.  This card was made with the "Sweet Nectar Die-Cut Cardmaking Pad" and Co=ordinating "Sweet Nectar Specialty Punch-out Pad"  I scored the card 1.5" up from the straighe edge. then folded in half to make card.  Tape 1.5" edges to form pocket.  To front of card I added the ruller border, flower and corners from the Specialty pad.  In the middle of the flower I put a "K & Co flower brad" I attatched some pink ribbon using my ATG tape gun.  I used 3M dimensional tape to pop up embellishments.  I haven't added a sentiment because I don't know if it is for a birthday or a teacher-thank you card.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I have been wanting to make some shaped slide out cards for a while.  I just got the "Everyday Pop-Up Card" cartridge.  There are some great shapes to work with  I haven't tried a full pop-up card yet.  I wanted to make this card and put a Lowes gift card in it for  my son's lacrosse's teams team mother.  However I got home so late from Arizona, that I gave her a card I had already made.  But I am going to give her this card for her to give to a women who she cares for.  They love gardening together.  I made this card a few times. Once I made the green flower using the main image.  In this version I used the "Shadow" function, the stem is much thicker.  I think next time I will cut the pot larger
Cut 2 pots from "EveryDay Pop-up Cards" at 8.25" glue bottom and sides together
Cut flower insert at 7.5" using shadow function  Cut off edges as shown.  Add strip of white paper.
Run flower through Cuttlebug using "Swiss Dots"Purple flower is cut at 7.5", yellow flower 7.0", pink layer at 7.5", blue layer at 7.0"
Run yellow flower through Cuttlebug using "Divine Swirls"
I cut lots of flowers in different colors.  The flowers on the rim of the pot are the inside of one of the flowers.
Embellish with gems(Target dollar bin)
Adhesives-Aileenes Tacky Glue, 3M dimensional tape
Paper:patterned-DCWV-"The Crafty Stack" ; plain cardstock-Colorbok

Saturday, May 14, 2011


My favorite cartridge for quick cards is "Wild Card"  I needed to get started on Graduation cards and I know that last week and this week were going to be busy with trips to pick up college kids.  I survived the drive from Phoenix to the Bay Area.  Now I go back to Los Angeles area to pick up the other one.  The day I come back I have a graduation party to go to for my friend's son who is graduating from Santa Clara's Law School.  It is a shaped card .(The black is not part of the card)Should of photographed it different.

Cricut Cartridge "Wild Card" card cut at 7.5"
Embellishment "Storybook"  white circle 1.75", black circle 1.5", letters 1"
Star Brad(from stash) with tassle made from Kreinik embroidery filament
Papers-black and white(Colorbok pearlescent) base card (Reminisce)
Adhesives-ATG and 3M Dimensional
I made a pocket on the inside for money
My daughter and I at the Mission Inn in Riverside. Half way home from Phoenix

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I am participating in my first blog hop on June 4 &5.  It is hosted by Patti whose creative blog is shortnscrappy.  Check out her beautiful bog  The theme of the blog is repurposing items that you may have around.  I'll be posting more about the hop as it gets closer


I was hoping to get some crafting done before I left on 2 long road trips to pick up my daughters from college.  But I don't think it is going to happen since I have worked 9 out of the last 10 days.  Oh well. Hopefully Saturday will be a productive day
Also I want to thank Emily from , Shelly from and Kim from For giving some awesome awards.  I will work on these when I get back.  Thanks you it means a lot

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I have to make a quick post since the deadline for this challenge is midnight.  I am entering this at FCCB  The challenge was to use 3 flowers.
Cardbase 6X6" DCWV Glitter Stack
6X4" purplish grey textured DCWV-Luxury
Models cut at 4.25" using cricut with Forever Young cart
Clothing-(paper is scraps) embossed with cuttlebug using Swiss Dots, Textile and flowers from Once Upon A Princess set.
Flowers cut at 1.25" Forever Young
Brads-Colorbok and Marcella
Adhesive ATG, Glue dots

So Excited For Mothers Day

I wish everyone would wake up.  I am so excited for mothers day.  I am not really into jewelry or fancy stuff. So  when my son and hubby asked what I wanted I told them to pick out a pad of DCWV paper.  Can't wait to see.  I'll make a project and post it later.  I also have a project from last night to post. Had to work a long physical day so didn;t get much creating done on NSD(My favorite holiday)

Friday, May 6, 2011


Here is another money slider card.  I made lots of these and will be making a bunch more.  The patterns very according to school and whether it is for a girls or boy.  For girls IU use fancy booby pins that I find on clearance all over the place. For boys I use metallic paper clips. I make the envelopes by scoring a 8.5X11 piece of paper at 4 & 8".  Then tape up the sides using my ATG tape gun and round the corners with a Creative Memories punch
7"X7.25"plain cardstock-Recollections scored at 2" and 5.25"(longer side on top) Adhere bottom and back seam
3.25"X4" Piece of graduation or school colors paper-Adhere to center front
Ribbon-Walmart Adhere above decorative paper
Punch niche in center front of card-Used 1"  Punch Bunch (Just punch half a circle)
Insert piece-(yellow)3"X6.75"
Jeweled Hairpin-Clearance at H&M
Cut "You Did It" at 1.5" from Beyond Birthdays, 
Cut Cap at 2"(its actually the card I cut it in half and use both sides)Wild Card
Wrap two colors of floss around two of your fingers cut, knot in center. Add to cap
Add Cut pieces to card as shown
Adhesives-ATG and 3m Dimensional tape
Cricut Expression with Wildcard and Beyond Birthdays cartridges
DMC embroidery floss
another version using "Storybook" cartridge and a paperclip from Office Max
I am entering this in a challenge at Celebrate the occasion

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Strength,Wisdom and Harmony

A while back I had gotten these Japanese themed Outline Stickers-Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I put Sookkwang sticky tape on green paper-(K&Company) covered it in Crystal Glitter Ritz-Cool Highlight. Then colored in the image using Bic Fine Point MarkIts.  Then I cut around the image.  The beige mat is textile wallpaper from a sample book. The Kanji words are from Cricut "Pagoda" and they mean:Strength, Wisdom and Harmony
Card Base- 5X6.25-Paper Source-Gold Shimmer
Black Mat-DCWV-Lemon Flower Stack
Letters-Colorbok-black cardstock; Paper Source-Gold
Cricut Pagoda-Kangi Letters cut at 1.25
Markers Bic
Adhesives-Sookwang Double side, ATG tape gun, Xyron-Create a Sticker
Glitter-Crystal Glitter Ritz-Cool Highlight
Sticker-Elizabeth Craft Designs

I am entering this in Cricut Cartridge Chaos over at More Than Favors

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I had been thinking of making a few of these gift card holders for I-Tunes cards. It seems to be the gift my kids like to give these days.I didn't put any bling on this one in case I give it to a guy.  I was extra motivated when Bitten By The Bug 2 had a challenge using an apple.BBTB2
opened up so you can see all sides

front view
All paper except the dark yellow on the backside are DCWV-Lemon Flower Stack
Card-Giftcartd holder pg46 Cricut "Wild Card", cut at 4.5"
Apple-pg 35 Cricut "Give a Hoot", cut at 2" (I cut of the stem the repositioned leaf and cut a bite out of right side)
Yellow polka dot square-punch Marvy Uchida
Sentiment-MarKcella-Fresh Paint Transfers
Dark tag on backside-Cricut "Lacy Labels"2"

Monday, May 2, 2011


Yesterday I slammed my hand in the car door.  I am trying to type, it hurts.  Hope to post some projects soon.  It is hard to craft and post with one hand

Sunday, May 1, 2011

2 New Favorites

I am really liking the "word" feature on the Pagoda cartridge.  This is the 2nd mothers day card I have made.  There are lots of great card cuts with a word on the bottom.  Some include-friend, daughter, happiness and love to name a few.  If you are like me you will barely be able to see the image in the handbook, unless you bring out the strong reading glasses.  Now my second new favorite is the "Lemon Flower Stack" and matching plain Matstack from DCWV.  I don't usually use a lot of yellow and green in my projects.  I like the color combos in this pack so much that I am thinking of redecorating my studio.  I love this cut from "A Child's Year"  My I have 2 girls and a boy.  My youngest daughter always wore a funny little ponny tail on top of her head and my oldest daughter had her hair like the middle child.  My mom is going to love this card  Also in my family there were three of us. Me, my brother and sister.  Sadly, my sister passed away 8 years ago.  I know this will remind my mom of when we were little
All paper used is from DCWV
Card-"Pagoda" Kanji word feature at 8"
Children-"A Child's Year" 2.75"
Green background-"Storybook"4.5" trim off bottom to fit to card
Back the word with glitter cardstock
Adhesive-ATG and Recollections Pop Dots

I searched to see if there was another challenge using a Mothers Day card.  I already submitted one card to FCCB.  So I am entering this one into Celebrate the Occasion