Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Exploring Cricut Wonderful Wednesday

Hi! I love to go to the older cartridges and make cards, and this one was made from Stretch Your Imagination.

Use the card feature to cut this card (I cut mine at 5"). The plain green cardstock wasn't doing anything for me, so I embossed the card using Darice's Snowflakes embossing folder. Better, but not there yet. So I used a watered down white ink to run over the entire front of the card. Way better, but I wanted some sparkle so I colored each snowflake with Sakura Gelly Stardust gel pen. Finally! I added a two sided paper that was a light gold on one side, and a patterned gold with Christmas trees on the other side. Finished off the inside with ivory paper with stamped sentiment & image. Added a green gingham ribbon & voila! A Christmas card very different from the "store bought" ones!

Make some unusual cards yourself with the older cartridges!

Monday, November 18, 2013

FCCB Use an Animal Challenge

This week, the challenge at FCCB is to use an animal, and this is my project-

This was made with the AG Winter Wonderland cartridge. The stag was cut using the flip function out of Gold Wausau shimmer paper at 3 1/4", with scrap paper for the layers. The same scrap paper was used to cut the sentiment at 2", with the addition of maroon cardstock. The white shimmer paper is by Wausau also, embossed with a Darice snowflake embossing folder, then matted with the maroom cardstock. Maroon ribbon by American crafts completes the card.

I hope you like it!

Exploring Cricut Be Thankful Challenge

Hi! This week's challenge is Thanksgiving, and this is the November insert for my monthly tray project.

All cuts were done with the CCR Thanksgiving Seasonal Digital Package. I learned a whole bunch during the process which wasn't always pretty! My laptop updated to Windows 8, and no amount of tricks would get that  @#$%^ CCR working. I finally uninstalled the Windows 8 "upgrade" (HAH!) and got it to working.
All the cuts were cut with basic cardstock scraps, and the Happy Thanksgiving stamp was a $1 find at Jo-Anns, which was stamped on scrap bg paper with brown Studio G ink.

I can't wait for the Christmas one to be done, I think your gonna like it!

I'm also submitting to the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Challenge #8
BBTB2 You're A Turkey Challenge 
Rose Blossom Garden Fall/Thanksgiving Challenge

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Let's Create a Friend!

This week on Wonderful Wednesday, I made a card for my brothers birthday with the Cricut Cartridges "Create a Friend" & "Celebrations". I made the "school nerd" because at 50+ years, he's gone back to college! It makes my head spin thinking about college classes at our age-LOL! Here's the card-

I'm on a real mission to use up my scraps, and everything  I cut was out of scraps! The Universal Overlay with the new cartridges makes this SO easy. I cut the boy at 4" for all layers, and cut the balloons out at 3" with the Celebration cartridge.

Give this new cartridge a try!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge-Anything Goes!

Hi! This weeks challenge is Anything Goes, but you must use at least-
  1. 2 Cricut Cuts
  2. 1 Patterned Paper
  3. 3 Colors
So here is my project-

I used Creative Cards Cartridge, button 31& cut at 5" for the card-the paper is TPC Studio Retro Christmas & plain white cardstock. On the banner I put a  sentiment cut from the Teresa Collins Dec. 25th cartridge. This was Colorbok green glitter paper cut at 1 3/4". I also foiled the left side of the banner red to play off the green foiling of the designer paper.

I hope you like it-Creative Cards is a wonderful cartridge for quick & easy cards!

FCCB Challenge #185-Anything Goes!

Welcome to a Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl!
A blog crawl is our version of a Blog hop. We are opening up a DT call, please see the FCCB Blog for more details.

Welcome to this weeks sponsor-

They are giving away a bag of crafty goodness to one lucky challenge participant, so please enter your projects!
Be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see their projects.
If you get lost along the way, you can go back  to the main page and use the links there.
When you are done with the crawl, go back to the FCCB blog and link up your project.
 The challenge is Anything Goes! We want to see your Cricut projects. To qualify for the weekly prize for a fabulous sponsors, you need to make sure to have at least 1 Cricut cut.

Blog Crawl List:

Here is my Project:

I used Ornamental Iron for this card. Not only does it have cool looking wrought iron gates and fences, it has a Window Feature! I cut the window at 5", and colored it to resemble stained glass with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. It looks like a church window to me. The sentiment is stamped on vellum, and a word of caution-ink dries very, very slowly on vellum. Use the least amount of ink to get a good stamp. A blender pen also removes smudges!

I hope you like it! You're next stop is Catarina!

I'm also entering this card at My Sheri Crafts Sympathy Card Challenge.