Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Elegant Thank You

Hi Crafters! Today Glora and I are doing our Cricut Cut Challenge. This month I chose the birdcage cut from the Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge.  It's been a while since I used this cartridge so I wanted to pull it out and use it.  Saw this birdcage and thought that it might be a challenge to alter it as I kinda like to do. 

So I decided to make a square card and enlarge the cut.  For some reason I love doing this and I have a tendency to do it as well.  Here is my card...

I cut the size at 9" and my card is 5"x5".  The patter paper is from the DCWV Linen Closet paper pack.  I loved the colors in this paper pack, soft and elegant.

I had cut out two birds just in case and so I had an extra one and decided to decorate the backside of the envelope w/ it.  It's kind of hard to see on the picture.

Make sure you head on over to Glora's blog to see what she made with this cut.  She's my favorite crafter.  I want to be like her when I grow up.  I LOVE the way she completes a card.   :)

Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
DCWV Linen Closet paper pack
My Pink Stampers Everyday Life stamp set
Floral yellow ribbon
PTI - Yellow Harvest cardstock
Corner Chomper
Simply Pam

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bow Tie Cookie Card

Hi Crafters and Bakers! One of my favorite days of the month is here! It's time for the Cookie/Card Challenge I do w/ my cousin, Georganne. She has a FABULOUS cookie/cake blog called LilaLoa. Her designs are fabulous and her writing is amazing. I wish I had her skill w/ words. :) With this challenge I get to take one of her cookie designs and make a craft project with it and she will take one of my paper projects and turn it into a cookie!

Here are her cookies that inspired my paper creation.  You can see her post HERE.

I just LOVE her bright colors and those are just the cutest bow ties.  You have to see her blog on how she made those little men.  She made them w/ a bell cookie cutter!  Anywho, here is my take on it:

I thought I could use this for a graduation card or something like that.  To make the elongated neck basically cut out a long thin rectangle and put it behind a shirt from Paper Doll Dress Up and a large head.  The head and shirt are cut at 9.9".

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go to Georgeanne's blog to see what she made off of one of my paper projects.  :)

Paper Doll Dress Up Everyday
Argyle Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Peachy Keen Stamps Monster Mash Face Stamp - Just used the mouth off of the large stamp
Versamarker to outline the shirt
Random Ribbon
PTI - White, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist Cardstock
Joann's Neutral Tan cardstock
Simply Pam