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Friday, October 28, 2011

More Halloween cards = more fun!


I have been making cards with my children.



I am entering this second card at Die Cuttin Divas for their challenge this week.
We've been having so much fun, I hope they will help with Christmas cards as well!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Speedy Recovery with Mickey


A friend (who is a big Mickey fan) has just had surgery. I love how this card turned out for her.


I used the Mickey and Friends cartridge and the sentiment is from the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cards made with Plantin Schoolbook


...only Plantin Schoolbook. I wanted to try and design a class at my LSS to help those own Cricuts (and most likely the Plantin cartridge) but who are not completely comfortable using their machines. I would love it if the students rushed home to use all the cool creative features the cartridges have!





I did find it difficult to use only one cartridge. I also wanted the cards to focus on using the machines rather than other techniques.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Using up my Halloween scraps


I confess, I love Halloween paper! I just bought a brand new stack and soooo I thought I would try and make some things with all my little bits of scraps from previous Halloween projects. Here are two of my attempts ...


This is a quick centrepiece to make. Just cut your scraps in strips, ink the edges and use a brad to attach them. I added a bit of ribbon and hand cut some stems.

This is a little thank you gift for my neighbour. Even the embossed paper was a scrap!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween ghouls 2010



For this layout, I used a few different Cricut cartridges. The haunted house and pumpkin are from Holiday Cakes. The bats are from Wild Card, the ghoul is from Mini Monsters but I only cut out two of the layers. The trick or treat bag is from Mickey and Friends.I used Glossy accents on the scary eyes and the scythe. I also used many pop dots and ink for dimension.


This is actually a double layout. I loved using the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge to recreate my children's costumes.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Winnipeg Jets hockey party projects


Yesterday, we celebrated my son's 11th birthday with his friends. Here are some of the party things my husband and I made. For the party, my son had his friends over to watch the very first Winnipeg Jets (former Atlanta) game on tv.



The banner was super quick to make with leftover invitation pieces and the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.



The cake by my husband. This was his first experience with royal icing. I think he did a great job!



These are the invitations that I already posted.


The mantel all ready for the puck drop!



I made the lootbags with the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge. The skates are laced with floss and the blades are cut with metallic paper. These things were all fun to make!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

World Card Making Day Winner


Thank you everyone who hopped by. I loved being part of the celebration and enjoyed reading all of the sweet comments. Without further adieu, my twine winner is...




Lynn, please email me at thecroppingcanuck@yahoo.com so I can get your mailing information. Thanks again.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day Canadian Blog Hop + candy


Welcome! Thanks so much for hopping by! For this first card, I wanted to showcase Canadian papercrafting supplies.


This paper is by Harmonie. Isn't it beautiful? I used the design of the birch trees to shape my card, literally hee hee. I have been trying to make some "with sympathy" cards to put in a drawer so I always have at least one on hand. I searched for a birch leaf shape and decided to use this one from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. I welded two of them together and then layered it again with the birch bark printed paper. I inked all of the edges with Tim Holtz ink. The stamped sentiment is by Anna Griffin. The jute is from the dollar store.

For my second card, I wanted to showcase Canadian content.

These are the invitations to my son's 11th birthday party. My son is a hockey fanatic! You can only imagine his excitement that our city now has an NHL team. This is my version of the logo of the Winnipeg Jets. To create this card, I sat down in front of the tv with my Gypsy... I then welded eight triangles and three rectangles to create the jet. There is a similar jet on the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge but I don't own that one. I also used my Gypsy to create the other layers and THEN I borrowed a friend's Gypsy to make the maple leaf layer (she has the Destinations cartridge). There are other cartridges with a maple leaf on them though. My son is thrilled with the result and has asked for me to make more for party decorations...

This is my little bit of candy for this hop. Please leave a comment to win some baker's twine. If you are a follower please leave a SECOND comment for a second entry. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning. CONTEST CLOSED.

If you would like to start at the beginning of this hop please begin here with Nicole.

The next stop on the hop is Chelle.

Happy World Card Making Day!