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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Crazy about Cricut Birthday challenge

Omgoodness I could not pass up this challenge at Crazy about Cricut! The prize is a Cricut Everyday cartridge (exclusive to circle members). This challenge is perfect for this week as a very good friend is celebrating a birthday.

My friend loves the beach and the color orange. I knew I needed to incorporate both of these things in her card. Most of these cuts are from the Life's a Beach cartridge. The sentiment is from the Birthday Bash cartridge. The sand is inked and the palm tree is embossed using my bone folder.

I used my Gypsy to weld the palm tree to a rectangle and that way the card could fold over 2 ways.

I need to add a shout out to Carri. I made this card and then could not remember the blog with the challenge. She kindly gave me the address.

Easter cards

These Easter cards are for the bunny/chick challenge at Fantabulous Cricut this week.

The chocolate bunnies are from Gypsy Wanderings. The grass is cut from Plantin Schoolbook. The egg shapes are from Smiley Cards. I hid the other cuts with my Gypsy and welded two eggs together to make a shape card. The words are cut from the Holiday Cakes cartridge. I embossed the inner egg shape and glued on the ribbon with glue dots.

I liked these so much that I made two more!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Scraplifted baby card

A very similar card is on the cover of The Bug Magazine. I couldn't resist copying it.

I used a few different Cricut cartridges but now realize I could have done the entire card with Straight from the Nest. I did it the hard way with Plantin Schoolbook for the grass, Create a Critter for the trees, Wall Decor for the onesie, George for the heart and Straight from the Nest for the sentiment. I hand cut the laundry clips but even those are on Straight for the Nest...

I embossed the grass with the Tiny Branches Cuttlebug folder, the trees with Swiss Dots and the tree trunks with a wood grain folder (I'm not sure what it's called).

The clothesline is merely floss and everything is pop dotted for dimension.

Have a great day!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fabulous Friday Challenge layout

Frosted Designs' challenge this week is to use brads on your project. This layout is from our family's visit last week to a traveling Titanic Museum. When you enter the exhibit, you are given a boarding pass featuring the bio of a real passenger on the Titanic, 99 years ago. When you depart the museum, you can find out if your passenger survived or not.

I decided that I wanted to include our boarding passes in the layout. I wanted them to not be glued down in case the kids wanted to reread their passenger's story. Brads seemed like the solution for this dilemma. I also used a brad for the steering wheel. The ship is cut from the Going Places cartridge and the wheel is from Life is a Beach. The waves are scraps from my Goggles layout from last week! I used Glossy Accents on the portholes so they looked more window-like.

Girl Guide thank you cards

These cards are for my daughter's three Brownie leaders to thank them for all their work this year.

The Girl Guide stamps are made by The Stamp Barn. Love them! I used Core'dinations paper and the Thanks Cuttlebug folder. I cut out all the squares with my Cricut and the George cartridge.

This card is for a woman who made a donation to my daughter's Brownie troop. I used my Gypsy to make the Girl Guide symbol and turn it into a shape card. The trefoil is actually the shamrock from the Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge with the bottom trimmed a tiny bit.

Now, I just need to sell these cookies!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cricut train arrived again

We have some Imagine cuts in the envelope for the first time!

I didn't intentionally plan on a Canadian theme to my cuts but that's what I ended up with. I was just playing with Destinations and Winter Frolic.. All the members of this swap live in Canada, so I thought why not?

Friday, April 1, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy

Soo, here it is, my Core'dinations design team submission! I had to give it a try. I love this paper as my first project shows!

I played with my Gypsy until I created what looked like the Core'dinations logo. The black and red paper is from the Black Magic Collection but I bought it individually.

I had so much fun with this layout! I tried to sand/rub with scissors the effect of bubbles on the paper. The paper is from the Roy G. Biv Stack and I used one sheet of glitter paper for the photo mat and the title. The waves are from the Going Places Cricut cartridge. I used my Gypsy to hide the boat that goes with the water and to stretch it to 12 inches. The font is from the Birthday Bash cartridge.

This project features paper from the Jillian Bean Soup already embossed collection and some jute. The title is cut from the Vintage Paper stack with the Wall Decor cartridge.

I'm proud to say that all the paper I used is by Core'dinations.

Fingers crossed! Wish me luck!