Monday, January 30, 2012

Love Card

Happy Monday Crafters!  Today I'm continuing the Valentine's Day theme projects for the Creative Critterz Imagination blog.  I saw this cute love design on the B is for Boy cartridge.  It was a totally unexpected find on a boy cartridge.  :)  The O was originally on the design.  I just hid it and put a heart from the Designers Calendar in it's place.  The colors and the striped design paper are from the Buccaneer Imagine cartridge.  I love the dark color of red on this cartridge.  My fave!  

Here is the front:

Here is the side view.  The cream layer w/ the word LOVE is popped up.  I then popped up the heart as well.  

Here is the inside of the card.  I like to do layering on the inside as well to add an extra touch.  I also cut out a small heart for that extra cuteness.  :) 

Thanks for stopping by!  I have a new project and challenge this Wednesday, be sure to stop by then.  :)

Card Recipe:
B is for Boy Cricut cartridge - 5"
Designer Calendars Cricut cartridge - Heart 1.5"
Buccaneer Imagine cartridge
SU! Linen Twine
PTI - Kraft Cardstock
White Gel Pen

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bright Treat Box

Hi Crafters!  I made a treat box for a lady in my church, it was her birthday.  I filled it w/ Hershey's Golden Nuggets w/ Almonds and another bag of Hershey's Golden Nuggets w/ Almonds & Toffee.  YUM.  It was so hard not to snack but I promised myself no candy!  :)

This box is from the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut cartridge and is cut at 11".  I flood filled it from designer paper from the All Wrapped Up Imagine cartridge.  I love the bright colors on this.  After filling it w/ candy I tied it off w/ white ribbon.  I love how it turned out.  In fact I made two of these.  Well, because of a specific reason.  You'll see...

Here is the full finished box.  Don't you love it?  :)

Here is a pic of the candy in the box.  I fit about 1 1/2 bags of chocolate in there.

Top of the box w/ the tag:

The reason why I had to make two:

Yeah, Kyla jumped up on my desk knocked the box off of the table to the floor.  Then Tavis and Kyla went to town tearing off the lid and ate a 1/4 of the candy that was in there.  Luckily no reaction to the chocolate.  Stinkers.

I have two projects for you next week so be sure to stop by then.  BTW, I am making progress on my final project for school.  Woo Hoo!  :)

Box Recipe:
Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut Cartridge - 11"
All Wrapped Up Imagine Cartridge - Designer Paper & Tag- 2.5"
SU! White Satin Ribbon
White Twine
Candy Candy Candy

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Missionary Card

This card I made was really simple.  It's for a young man in my church that is headed off on his 2 year church mission to Lubbock, Texas.  I used the new Missionary Icons digital cartridge, exclusive through Cricut Craft Room.  I cut it out at 3.5" w/ all of the layers.  I flood filled the tie and the background paper from the Heirloom Imagine cartridge.  After I took the picture I wrote ELDER in white gel ink on the name tag.  It looked better, looked finished.  Anywho, enjoy!

Card Recipe:
Missionary Icons Cricut Digital cartridge - 3.5"
Heirloom Imagine cartridge
My Pink Stampers Freedom Rocks stamp set
PTI - Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock

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Monday, January 16, 2012


Hi Crafters!  I wanted to remind you of two challenges that are going on right now.  First is the Simply Crafts challenge that Glora and I put on together.  The challenge is to create a project using the Sweet Treats cupcake w/ a heart on it.  If you don't have that cartridge any cupcake will do.  You have until Wednesday night to submit your project. There is a giveaway involved.  For more details on this challenge go to the Simply Crafts blog HERE.

The next one is the Paper Playtime challenge.  You need to create a project w/ a tag on it, can be anything. There is a giveaway also involved in this challenge.  For more details on this challenge go to the Paper Playtime challenge blog HERE.

I do have a project to share w/ you on Wednesday.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Episode 105: Snowman Card and CCR Sizing Tutorial

Hi Crafters and Friends!  For this weeks Creative Critterz Imaginations blog post we are asked to use the Cricut Craft Room with our Imagines.  I LOVE using the CCR and my Imagine.  I now use my Imagine more than my Cricut Expression 2.  Which is shocking.  :)  Anywho, it's a lot of fun and the screen is a lot larger to play with.  One thing I had a real hard time with in the beginning is the sizing of the images.  I couldn't get my main images and my layers be the same size.  It was really frustrating.  I finally figured it out and made a little video explaining how to do it.  **Side note, it's my first time recording my screen, sorry it's not the best.  :) **

Here is my finished card:

Now remember today is the last day to submit an Imagine project to be on the CCI team.  I hope that everyone that has an Imagine and has the time signs up.  It's a lot of fun and it'll make you use your Imagine more.  :)

I'm also going to submit this card to my cousin's cookie blog, Lila Loa.  She is having a link up party right now.  Create a project using a snowman and share it w/ her on her blog.  Super fun.  :)  And her snowman cookies are ADORABLE!!!

Card Recipe:
Snow Friends Cricut Cartridge - 3.5"
Bubblegum Stripes Imagine Cartridge - Pink paper on the snowman
Snow Angel Imagine Cartridge - Blue Snowflake paper
My Pink Stampers Encourage Me stamp set
Peachy Keen Stamps Snow Cutie Face Assortment
Diamond Stickles
White Gel Pen
PTI - Hibiscus Burst and White cardstock

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Imagine DT Call & Thank You Card

Hi Crafters!  Before I share my project I wanted to announce a design team call that is happening over at the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.  The main criteria is that you need an Imagine machine.  To see the details of what is involved and how to enter go HERE.  You have until next Wednesday to submit your project.

The project I wanted to share w/ you today I made w/ my Imagine.  This cut/design is from the Baby Boutique Imagine cartridge.  This is what the original image looked like:

I just used the center design for my card.  My cousin received his Eagle Scout and he wanted to send some thank you notes out to those that helped him.  This is what I created for him:

It's simple but he liked it.  If you have an Imagine please be sure to head on over to the Creative Critterz Imagination blog to try out for the design team.  :)

Card Recipe:
Baby Boutique Imagine cartridge
Nestabilities Oval Die
Argyle Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI - Enchanted Evening, White and Golden Harvest cardstock
PTI - Golden Harvest satin ribbon
Hero Arts Thank You stamp

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Episode 104: Bright Cupcake Card

It's the first Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the Simply Crafts challenge.  If you haven't heard of this challenge it's a specific Cricut cut challenge that Glora and I did together but others wanted to be involved as well so we opened it up to other crafters.  The cut for this challenge is the cupcake cut w/ the heart on it from the Sweet Treats cartridge.  Here is my version of this cut:

There is a giveaway for this challenge.  We are giving away Die Cuts, Chipboard, Flower Market and Glitter Charms from the Girls' Paperie Paper Girl collection.  To be eligible for this giveaway you need to submit a project over at the Simply Crafts blog.

Be sure to head on over to the Simply Crafts site to participate in this challenge and to see Gloras project.  I've already seen it and it is so adorable!

Card Recipe:
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
My Minds Eye Lemon Lime 6x6 Paper Pad
Diamond Stickles
PTI - Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shore and White cardstock
White Gel Pen

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's That Time of Year...

OK, Christmas has come and gone, New Years was a blast, and the family has left.  You're thinking 'ahhh, a little relaxing time'.  Nope!  It's time to write your thank you notes!  I know, sigh, but make it simple and it'll be fast and painless.  :)  Here is a simple thank you card that I made using the Nursery Tails cartridge.  

This card is a 3.5" x 5" sized card.  Perfect size for a Thank You card.  The tree is sized at 5.25".  Then I cut out the bird 3 more times for accents.  One on the tree:

Once on the inside (which I flipped so it was facing the opposite direction):

And one for the outside of the envelope:

Easy!  Have fun making your Thank You cards this week!  :)

Also...  Do you have an Imagine and love making projects?  Be sure to stop by the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog tomorrow for some great news!

Card Recipe:
Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge
PTI - Dark Chocolate, Blueberry Sky and Vintage Cream Cardstock
SU! - Because I Care stamp set
Polka Dot Embossing Folder

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Episode 103: Boy Shaker Card

OK, this has to be the cutest boy card I've made.  I just love it so much.  I made this for my nephew, he just turned 5.  He loved the card and thought it was a lot of fun.  This cut came from the B is for Boy Cricut cartridge.  Enjoy!

Card Recipe:
B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stampers Boy Crazy stamp set
Bo Bunny Blast Off! 6x6 Paper Pad
PTI - Pure Poppy, White, Spring Rain cardstock
Acetate Paper
Silver Beads
All Night Media Pop Dots (1/2" x 1/8" thick)
White Gel Pen

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