Monday, December 30, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge "Happy 2014"

This week at Exploring Cricut the challenge is to make a card, layout, or paper craft to celebrate the New Year, 2014! Here is my project-

This card was made with the Celebrate with Flourish Cartridge. Here is a list of ingredients:

  1. Copper, Silver, & Gold Cardstock is Wausau Shimmer. Black, White plain cardstock.
  2. Background paper is discontinued from Michaels, white with  black sequins sewn on.
  3. Sentiment cut at 1 1/2".
  4. Clock and Top hat cut @ 3". 
Check out the Design Team Members and get ready to have fun getting ready for the New Year!

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 Happy New Years Challenge
Cut it up New Years challenge (Update-this was chosen a top three project at Cut it Up!)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday-Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Here is an ongoing project I'm doing for each month, and this is for December-

The bottom picture was taken outside so I could get a better picture of the Shimmer Paper used for the moon, and the black glitter embossing powder that I covered the black cuts with. Here's the info on the tray-

  1. Old Creative Memories background paper
  2. Old Creative Memories die cut of cabin and trees
  3. Cut Santa & Reindeer of Christmas/Noel cartridge @ 8 1/2" Fit to Length. Regular black cardstock.
  4. Cut Moon (same cartridge) out of Wausau Shimmer paper @ 4 3/4"
  5. Used Versamark ink to cover diecuts, then used the Zing black glitter embossing powder to make them sparkle!
I love that background paper-it looks like the sky is full of stars, or snow! I like this scene because it take me back to childhood, when I could hardly wait for Christmas!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

I'm also entering this at:
Die Cutting Diva's Christmas Challenge-Update! This tray was showcased!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Break Design Team Project

Hi! This is my card for the Holiday break-there will be a project posted each day at FCCB so be sure to check out the blog each day for a new item by each Design Team Member!

This was cut using Christmas Noel cartridge @ 5" using white cardstock, then embossed with the Anna Griffith Noel folder. I had bought lots of stringed sequins back in the day, so I cut the lengths a little longer than the width of each letter and glued them in place. Then I popped up the Noel, layered it onto the bottom mat that was embossed with the Anna Griffith Diamond Tree folder, and adhered all of it to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Holiday Season.

I'm also entering this at:
Die Cutting Diva's Christmas Challenge

Monday, December 16, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"

This week at Exploring Cricut the challenge is "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas". Create a card, layout, or other paper craft project for this weeks challenge. Here's a card I made-

This Gingerbread House is from the My Community Classmates cartridge, cut at 5". Here's a list of items used:

  1. Brown, White, Dark Brown, Green, Red, Purple, Yellow cardstock from my scrap files.
  2. Iridescent, Green, Red, Purple, Yellow Stickles
  3. Sakura Stardust pen
  4. Background paper is Wausau Shimmer, embossed with Darice Snowflake embossing Folder.
  5. Stamp and red ink is from Studio G
 This is a great card to use those scraps. Please join us this week for a great fun challenge!

FCCB # 191-Anything but a card, Holiday Edition

Challenge #191 Anything but a card, Holiday ed.
Show us your holiday (non-card) projects. This could be holiday decor, tags, packaging and gift ideas...

~This Weeks Sponsor~

Winner will receive the Trim the Tree Cricut Cartridge!
Be sure to visit the blog and join in the challenge. You just need to use 1 Cricut cut to qualify for this week's prize.

This is another project I've been wanting to do for a long time-calendar pages that are ready for the scrapbook once the month is finished! Here is a list of supplies I used:

  1. 12" x 12" frame without glass (glazer point if the frame is backless), 12" x 12" chipboard for backing
  2. One Paper Accents blank plastic 12" x 12" calendar page (or something similar)
  3. One 12" x 12" piece of background paper
  4. One Bistro Chalk Marker, white (or similar chalk, dry erase marker)
  5. Paper for Cricut cuts-the holly paper is unknown, and the green & red are from Creative Memories. Plain white cardstock for the circles.
Choosing paper and the cuts are the hardest! I think that a darker color would let the numbers show through more. The cartridges I used were Designer Calendar (month, Script CF), Plantin Schoolbook (circles), and Christmas Cheer (holly, Blackout CF).

After this was assembled and glued in place, it was placed in the frame with the calender overlay over the month, then backed up with the chipboard.

It's all ready to use!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut

Hi! Here's another Wonderful Wednesday project for Exploring Cricut. My whole family loves dogs, so my niece is getting this for her Christmas card!


Here's the list of measurements and items used:

  1. White , black cardstock. Green heart holly paper-DJ Inkers.
  2. I used Paper Pups cartridge to cut the puppy in the stocking at 3" out of black and white cardstock. The stocking and dog are colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
  3. Woof was cut at 1 1/2" out of black and white cardstock. The white was colored with the SN markers.
  4. White brad (unknown source) and red embroidery floss to hang stocking!
  5. Inside sentiment computer generated (font-CMhmkbold) cut with Spellbinders Label Nine die and edged with green ink.
Very quick and easy!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge Christmas Cards

At Exploring Cricut this week, the Challenge is Christmas Cards! Your card needs to have a least one Cricut cut on it to qualify! This cards was made with A Quilted Christmas-

Look on page 69 of the handbook to find this candle image. I cut this at 2 3/4", and it made the image almost 8 1/2" long! Cut out all layers and assemble. This was made with scrap paper out of my stash. The Gold shimmer paper is from the open stock at Michael's. I doodled the edge with a dark red Creative Memories pen, and the embossing ink is Gold Zing with a Fiskars Holiday Frolic Stamp.

I hope you are ready to create some Christmas cards! Check out all the design team members for more great ideas!

FCCB Challenge #189-Beyond red or green!

At FCCB, the Challenge this week is to make a holiday project with no red or green. and here is my card-

The colors I chose is this light teal & gold. Teal cardstock is DCWV color stack, dotted teal is My Minds Eye Antique Dot stack, & white cardstock for the tag sentiment. The Gold Metal is old, but you can find thin sheets of metal at most craftstores. Gold Offray ribbon, silver brad.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a tutorial on how to emboss on metal, then showed my example. This is that sample! I used Trim The Tree to emboss a tree, then cut around it and used a paper piercer to add the star brad. Tags, Bags, and More cartridge was used to cut the sentiment tag. Martha Stewart Dark Teal was used to stamp the sentiment from a brand new Christmas set from Fiskars called Holiday Frolic. Ocean was inked around the tag, then gold ribbon added to attach it to the card.

The hills were inked with white chalk ink and attached to the base. When everything was glued down the tree was attached to the card with Uglue squares (awesome stuff-even works on leather).

I hope you give embossing on metal a try!