Saturday, February 27, 2010

Heart warming Bunny

I had this patterned paper from Wild Asparagus that I love and wanted to use for a card, so this is what I came up with.  The bunny is from the Winter Woodland cartridge (p. 58) cut at 2 1/2 inches with the shadow and layers.  I inked the edges of everything with Ranger Antique Linen ink.  I chalked the bunny's little cheek with pink chalk and a q-tip.  Hint:  Rub most of the chalk off on a scratch piece of paper so the cheek will be very subtle.  I also raised every layer of the bunny with pop dots.  The stamp is from a Fiskars set and the grass is from the Paper Doll Dressups cartridge. I tied ribbon and tulle together to make the bow.  To finish everything off and make it shiny, I sprayed glimmer mist over the entire card. 

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Child's Year card

I had lots of scraps leftover from a mini album I am making (will post pics soon) so I decided to make a card with the leftovers. I tied the edge with ribbon and tulle. The little girl is cut from A Child's Year cartridge (p. 60) at 3 1/2" with the shadow cut too.

Here are some close ups:

Quick Sweet Treats card

This was a super fast card to make! The cupcake is from the sweet treats cartridge cut at 3 1/2" and then I used stickles to highlight the polka dots and the swirl at the top.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bananas 4 you

I bought this jar at walmart and filled it with nuts and dried fruit. (Yum) I used Gypsy wanderings for the background mat (cut at 4"). The other cuts are all from the sweethearts cartridge. I cut the Monkey at 3" and the 'bananas 4 you' at 2"

Chocolate covered strawberry

I used the Sweet Treats cartridge for this card (One of my favorite carts!)

Cut the card base (Page 50) at 4". This is just a plain card, but fit the strawberry exactly. The patterned cardstock is from DCWV. Cut all other layers with your paper trimmer. Round the corners with a corner rounder punch.

Cut the Strawberry top (Page 34: shift/layer) at 2 1/2" Real Dial size. Emboss with your swiss dots cuttlebug folder and ink lightly with black ink.

Cut another strawberry top from dark brown. (same size) Trim as shown in picture below. For the strawberry leafs, cut from green (p. 34 layer) at 5" Real Dial size. Then trim off excess. (You don't need the icecream part). Tape a white piece of paper on the back of the strawberry as shown.

Draw lines on the leafy part with a colored pencil (I used Crayola) and then use gamsol on a small sponge and a blender stick to blend the colored pencil a bit.

Assemble strawberry and spray with glimmer mist. Use glitter glue on the white dots.

cover brown cardstock with dimensional glaze and let dry (a long time!) When it is all dry, adhere to top of strawberry. Looks yummy!


For this card I used the Storybook cartridge. I stamped on the "E" with versamark watermark ink and them embossed with clear embossing powder.

I cut the butterfly 3 times, layered and then used the watermark ink and clear embossing powder to make it shiny. :-)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sunshine Blog Award! February 23rd

Woo Hoo!! I was nominated by Lori Apgar for this Sunshine Blog Award! Thanks Lori! Your sweet!

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Now comes the hard part, passing this award on to six other bloggers/followers:

Blog Award Rules:

1. You must pass this award on to six (6) other bloggers/followers.
2. Link your nominees within your post.
3. Let your blogger/followers know you are passing this award on to them by leaving them a comment on their blog.
4. Add a link to the blog of the person from whom you received this award (that would be me).


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Completely Loved

For this card, I used A Child's Year Cartridge, felt lace, and a faux button. Here are some closeup shots:

The flowers are just pieces of the felt lace that I cut off with some rhinestones in the center.

Here is a closeup of my paper button:

There is a tutorial below for faux buttons if you are interested! (You can also find it under the 'tutorials' tab.)

Faux Buttons (Paper)

These buttons are actually made out of paper! Making your own buttons makes it easy to match your project. Some of the 'buttons' are made out of patterned paper.

Here is a side view:

I used my gypsy to cut the large buttons and punches to cut the smaller buttons.

If you use circle punches, you will need two sizes. Punch the smaller circle first.

Turn your larger punch upside down so you can see to center it around the smaller circle you already punched out.

Here is a screen shot of the buttons I created using my gypsy. I just used circles. Super easy!! (I love how easy it is to group, resize and copy with the gypsy.)

So, here you have your pieces ready to be assembled:

Step 1: Glue the 2 solid circles together.

Step 2: Glue all of the rings on top.

Step 3: Use a paper piercer to poke 2 holes in the center. (If you used the gypsy, skip this step)

It's starting to look like a button!

Step 4: Cover with dimensional glaze.

Hint: Use the paper piercer to poke through the holes again when it is dried. It is easier to do this when it feels dry, hasn't cured all of the way.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dinosaur Happy birthday card

Published in the June/July 2011 Cricut Magazine! (p. 73)

I love this cricut cartridge!!! I used my gypsy, so I am not sure on the exact cut sizes. The card is 6x6. The rocks are backgrounds for fossils that I crumpled and inked. There are tutorials for the palm tree and for assembling the T-Rex. I inked everything with walnut ink. Here are some closeups:

Assembling T-Rex from Dinosaur Tracks

This is one of my favorite cuts on the Dinosaur Tracks Cricut cartridge! Here are the supplies I used: (I forgot to add the embossing folder to the picture - oops!)

I thought it would be fun if the teeth looked glossy and dimensional, so I used the glossy accents on this. I only put a thin layer on.

Here are the finished teeth and the tongue, ready to layer on the dinosaur base. When you 'gloss' your dinosaur teeth, you might want to go a little higher on the top than I did.

The dinosaur was to big to fit in the cuttlebug folder all at once, so I sent it through twice.

Don't worry if it doesn't line up exactly, it will still look good. You may want to experiement!

I ran the green top layer and the bottom brown layer through the cuttlebug folder. Now we are ready to put it all together!

Step 1: Glue the tongue onto the base of the dinosaur.

Glue the teeth onto the base of the dinosaur.

Step 3: Glue the green top onto the base. This sandwiches the teeth and tongue between the two larger diecuts.

The T-Rex looks even better inked! See a sample on the dinosaur Happy Birthday card.