Monday, January 27, 2014

Fun Challenge at Exploring Cricut!

This week at Exploring Cricut the Challenge is "Cricut Choice"  Create a card, layout or paper craft using any cartridge you would like.  It must include the color blue, two Cricut cuts, and at least one patterned paper.  Here is my Project:

This card has a lot of features-so here we go with the list of what I did:

  1. Cut white panel the size of the front of the card, emboss with Cuttlebug Plum Blossom embossing Folder.
  2. Edge to Edge cartridge-use blue cardstock to cut lattice @ 9", cut to size of panel and saved the rest for another project.
  3. Freshly Picked cartridge-I used a striped pattern paper, blue, light green, green, pink, and red cardstock to flower box. Studio G brown ink "dirtied" the blue box to tone it down a bit. Flower Box cut @ 2 1/2".
  4. Art Philosophy cartridge-used AP chipboard element covered with blue paper cut @ 1 1/2". White & pink cardstock cut at 1 1/4" for sentiment & frame (I just love that the card can be used for so many things!). Added 1/8" white Offray ribbon.                                         
Please be sure to check out all the Design Team members blogs for more inspiration!                                                                                                                                         

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday Birthday card!

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday! Here is a card I made for my nieces husband's birthday-

Tray has a blue truck, so I had to make him a blue one too! Here's how it came together:

  1. Cut truck from Just Because Cards cartridge @ 9" to compensate for the image size being part of a larger layout (don't use real dial size or Fit to Length because you'll never get the layers to fit-believe me, I tried!). I used asphalt photo paper for the shadow, black cardstock, white cardstock, and blue paper to make the truck. I used white chalk to try and give it dimension, but you can hardly see it in the picture. I popped up the fenders for dimension. You may have noticed that I cut the side rail racks off the truck also! Don't be afraid to alter a die cut to fit your needs!
  2. Chalkboard Fonts was used for the letters cut at 1"out of red cardstock.
  3. Background is Wausau Shimmer paper embossed with the Cuttlebug diamond plate embossing folder.
I really love making masculine birthday cards. I wish there was a cartridge with just muscle cars!

Monday, January 20, 2014

We Love Snowmen (& Snow Women!) at FCCB!

Challenge #194
 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #194 Use a Snowman
Create a Project that uses a snowman!
This Weeks Sponsor
Jaded Blossom

Winner will receive the Conversation Candies stamp set

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Be sure to visit the FCCB blog to view the other DT members' projects and to join in the challenge.

Here is my project for this week:

  1. Background paper is Alpine Frost by SEI
  2. Designer Calendar to cut January out of American Crafts Ivory Damask cardstock (cut @2 1/4").
  3. Winter Woodland was used for the Snow people and Snowflakes. The snowman on the left was cut @ 9", using Ivory Damask, light teal, medium teal & black cardstock. The snow woman on the right was cut @ 7", using Ivory Damask, red & pink cardstock. Snowflakes were cut @ 2" using pink, light teal and Ivory Damask cardstock.
  4. Medium brown photo mats (optional, but I'll probably add light pink and light teal mats to the brown.
Part of my ongoing Scrap Each Month project!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Exploring Cricut Challenge "Winter Wonderland"

At Exploring Cricut our Challenge is "Winter Wonderland". Make a project celebrating snow or Winter! Here is my project:

This is the January tray in my ongoing project. I just love the colors! Here are some of the particulars;

  1. The red snowflake paper is by Imaginese.
  2. Cardstock colors-white, light teal, red, chocolate brown.
  3. Winter Woodland was used for the skater (cut at 4") and Snow Day sentiment (cut at 2 1/2").
  4. Dude! cartridge was used for the snowboarder (4"), the snowmobiler (4"), and the skier (2 1/2").
  5. I used an old Fiskars embossing plate for the ice in the pond.
I hope you enjoyed this project this month!

Monday, January 6, 2014

FCCB Challenge #192-Use a sentiment

Happy Monday. It's time for another Fantabulous Cricut challenge.

Challenge #192 Use a Sentiment

This Weeks Sponsor

Scrappy Mom's Stamps

Winner will select a stamp set of their choice.

~New Design Team Announcement~

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and that Santa left you all some crafty love in your stockings! We are very excited to announce our new design team members.  To celebrate we are having a blog crawl, which is FCCB's version of a blog hop.
If you get  lost along the way, the lineup is listed below. Once you've done the crawl, make a project using a sentiment & enter at FCCB.

Emily Mollie's Blog 
Jackie Luv 2 Scrapp
Elizabeth Unik by Yes

Here is my project:

Here are the steps & measurements for this card-

  1. From my Kitchen cartridge-the phone was cut at 3" out of scraps of dark brown, light yellow, and white cardstock scraps. I did cut off the phone cord and used brown & white bakers twine instead.
  2. Beyond Birthday cartridge-the sentiment "hello friend" was cut at 1 1/2" out of light yellow, dark brown cardstock scraps. 
  3. Adhere phone to card, draw lines out of earpiece, then adhere sentiment.
I hope you like it, and your next stop is Missy.