Friday, February 26, 2010

Baby Card for a Friend

Here is a baby card that I made for my friend who is having a baby girl. I got the idea from Jeannie on the wiper card style and she got it from here. I used the New Arrival cartridge for the baby in the blanket and I used the branch from the Tie the Knot cartridge.

Sorry the pictures are pooey.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Aunt Pat

So it's my Aunt's birthday is this weekend and I wanted to make her a card. She is not a girly girl. She is someone who likes to camp and fish. So I tried to make her a card that showed what she liked but added a few girly cupcakes on it, well, because I had too. ;)

Cartridges Used: Paper Doll for Every Day: Bucket & fishing pole, From My Kitchen: Cupcakes (I trimmed off the cherry and stem), ZooBalloo (Happy Birthday)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thank You for Speaking...

My dad was sick this last week and he was suppose to speak in church. So he had to call someone else to cover for him. He asked that I create a thank you card for him. So I used the microphone cut on the Hanna Montana cartridge to represent the church podium microphone and just a simple 'Thanks so much' stamp from Gina K Designs. I wanted to make it really simple since this card is coming from a man to a man. I really like the simplicity of it. The size of the card is 3.5" x 5", a notecard size. The paper from PTI.

Missionary Card

Here is a card I made for my brother, the missionary. I used the tie cut on the Father's Day page within the Designers Calendar cartridge. Then I got a scrap of skin tone paper and glued it behind the cut so it looks like he is wearing it. I also hand cut out a pocket and name tag. This would make a great card for a business man or Father's day card.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Update on Cricut Storage

Another thing that I do so I can fit more cartridges in my containers is I make my booklets less bulky. What I do is tear out all sheets that have another language on them. Since I can't read any of it, it's no use to me. So I tear them out. It's about 30+ sheets.

Just another idea.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Storage

Someone asked me to post how I store my Cricut Cartridges. This was not my original idea I got it from someone else, just not sure where. Sorry, but the solution works great for me! :)

Here is the original container. I got them from Joanns but you can just google Snapware Snap 'N Stack Ribbon Dispenser 2 Layer. I use the top portion for my cartridges and the the bottom portion for other storage. So for this post I used 2 of these containers.

This is what it looks like from the outside. I put my overlay behind the booklet and then the cartridge on the side. For a better fit, and so you can fit more cartridges in there, make sure that you switch the side the cartridges goes on. So my next tab the cartridge is on the left and my overlay and booklet are on the right. I've used 2 top portions of the containers for this.

Oh, and for the solutions cartridges, what I do is store 2 solutions cartridges in one tab. I put the sample sheet and overlay for both cartridges on one side and then stack the 2 solutions cartridges on the other side. Then just put both titles at the top of the label sheet. One on each side for easier reading.

Here is an inside look of the container. I've just used poster board cut at 4" x 9" to separate and then labeled them w/ marker. Nothing fancy. I don't have them organized any certain way. Basically the ones I use the most are on top. But you could do it alphabetically or whatever works for you. ;)

This is what I have done w/ the two bottom portions. In the top I have my stamp cleaners. I also have a container of baby wipes that I use by this container in my room. Then on the bottom I store my Peachy Keen face stamps. LOVE THEM!!! If you use the Paper Doll Dress Up or Every Day Paper Dolls you HAVE to have them. Unless you are awesome in drawing. Which I am not! :)

Hope this helps and that you find it useful. I sure do like them. In case you are wondering I've stored my Cricut Cartridge boxes inside the box which held my Cricut! Then stored it away since I don't need them but don't want to throw them away either.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day Ster!

I made this Vday card for my brother Ster who is on his mission. The stamp is a Hero Arts heart stamp set and the paper is from PTI.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day Dad!

I made this card for my Dad. He was a Vietnam vet and has 3 Purple Hearts. When I was trying to come up with a card my aunt said 'Hello, purple heart/heart valentine'. So she gave me the idea and I ran with it.

The purple on the Purple Heart is in fact purple. For some reason it is showing up blue in my photograph. For the embossed background I used the Cuttlebug Script embossing folder and then used the Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink on it. The Purple Heart was cut from the Stand and Salute cartridge.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

V-Day Treat Boxes

Here are the treat boxes that I made for my primary class for church. I teach the 6 year olds. I made the boxes using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge; using the fit to page feature. I then cut the heart out on the side with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The designer paper on the sides actually came from a DCWV Christmas stack. :)

Wedding Card

Here is a card I made for a friends wedding. The black and scarlet colored paper and the scarlet ribbon are from PTI, the designer paper and cream paper is from DCWV La Creme Stack. I added the pearls to the designer paper, they are from Basic Grey.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Puppy Spa Day

So I came across this other card making blog and am now in love. Seriously. I totally love the way she makes her cards. I contacted her and got permission to scrap lift one of her cards. You definitely need to see her blog. It is the first one in my list to the left called A Place for My Cards. You can go directly to the post of the Puppy Spa Day card on her blog by going here. Yes I know that mine is EXACTLY the same as hers. I wanted to follow her steps exactly so I can see how she makes her cards. That way I can apply the same technique to my cards. Thanks Jeannie!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Puppy Love

I made this card for a friend as a thank you. She is crazy for dogs. I used the Paper Pups cartridge.


From the lovely saying on Kung Fu Panda - Skadoosh!!! That part of the movie was so funny. My brother really loved that part as well so I decided to make him a card w/ that design on it. I really love this Panda. So Cute!!!

I used the Pagoda Cricut cartridge for this card and then the Songbird cartridge was used on the word frame.