Sunday, December 20, 2009

First Mini Album

Well I did it, I created my first mini album! This was challenging since I am so used to making cards. I used the DCWV holiday collection christmas stack for the papers. I used Laura's envelope idea at  Followin the Paper Trail  in the middle to create more room for tags and photo inserts since I left the middle open for the most pictures. This album was done for a friend at work. The word family was cut out on the cricut and the hand made with love on the back was cut from the cricut using the wild card cartridge.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Another paper doll dress up lantern

For this lantern I used the paper doll dress up and did a christmas theme. I used the christmas tree, santa, mrs. clause, 2 reindeer and the elf. The lantern was done using an SU wheel in real red for the sides and a snowflake stamp from the SU Christmas Punch stamp set (since there was going to be a few of us ladies we wanted to do the lanterns with stamps to cut down on designer paper). I did make one alteration to the lantern pattern. I cut out a hole to allow for the battery operated tealight to be secured to the bottom of the lantern with the hole giving you access to the battery and on and off switch for the tealight.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thanksgiving Lantern

Came across a cut file from paper pastime for this lantern and decided to make one for Thanksgiving. I used Cricut's Paper Doll Dress Up for the pilgrims and indians. The paper is an old stack from Debbie Mum from last year or so. The faces are a Peachy Keen stamp set. This was a fun project and I plan on getting one of those flameless candles for the inside. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween treat box

Here is an A2 size treat box for Halloween goodies using the trick or tweet stamp from Stampin Up. I used the drippy goo punch for the drippy border and added glow in the dark squibbles to that.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chrysanthemum pumpkin display

The chrysanthemum flowers were cut with the cricut using scal and an svg file from The flowers were made with textured cardstock and sponged and curled for dimension along with the leaves. The pumpkin is a craft pumpkin for a local scrapbook store with the top cut and floral form added to the inside for the flowers to sit into. The butterfly design was cut from the cricut using vinyl. And the final touch was the ribbon bow. This was a fun but long project, but the outcome was worth it.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Teacher backpack

Here's a backpack that I made for my child's preschool teacher which we filled with monogrammed tissues, monogrammed notepad and pen and a monogrammed paperclip holder for the teacher aide. The buttons on the backpack are the stamps that I used on the pack colored on shrink plastic and punched and heated. This was a fun project and a great way to start off the school year.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Animal baby card

This card was made for my nephew who recently had a baby. I've been wanting to use this set (The Angel Company's So Silly stamp set) for a while and just never got around to it. The images were stamped and then colored with inks using a blender pen and then I embossed over the entire square with stampin up iridescent ice embossing powder. I layered those images on the black and then on the background paper from the DCWV Animal Crackers stack. Thanks for looking.

Best Wishes flower soft card

This card was made using the Stampin up retired stamp set Happy Harmony which I stamped in Wild Wasabi ink and 2nd generation stamped for a shadow image. Then took some tombow glue to the first image and added flower soft. I also added some pearl skittles on the designer paper strip which is layered on top of a strip of chocolate chip cardstock that has been punched with the eyelet border punch from stampin up.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Elephant birthday card

This card was made for a friend who is turning 50. She loves elephants and also has a great sense of humor so this image was perfect for her. I cleaned up the image in inkscape and then cut out the image using SCAL and my cricut. The beer drops are done using skittles. She loved this card.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

baby shower bootie - SCAL

For this project I had received a template from a fellow crafter Pinkcrafter99 for this baby bootie. I did not want to go through the hassle of cutting out by hand so I loaded the template into inkscape and created an svg for scal to cut on the cricut. I then cut out the bootie with scal. Because this is for a friends shower I wanted to incorporate the stamp used on the invitation with the bootie, so I stamped the image on shrink plastic and colored with permanent markers then I punched out with a 1 1/2" scallop punch, this made the button for the bootie.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Halloween Peek-a-boo shaped card

Well Halloween is just around the corner and I decided to come up with a fun card. I knew I wanted to do a house card so I took a regular card 4.25x5.5 and made a peek a boo card. I cut a frame on top and chimney on the front of the card. On the inside of the card I stamped my image on white cardstock and layered on black. For the shutters I cut slits to form the slats on the shutters and then stamped and second generation stamped with the stamp set SU pocket silhouettes. The rubber stamped image inside is from the angel company.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

baby shower invitation

I have a friend who wanted me to come up with a baby shower invitation with the theme of turtles. Since I do not have any turtles in my stash I checked my daughters stamps and found a cute little turtle. My friend wanted to keep these simple so here is what I came up with. The baby outfit was not my idea a fellow crafter Kylie did this idea and I just added my version ( you can click on her name for the video.) The second card is a pocket card. I used the cuttlebug invitation embossing folder for the you're invited. Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Stampin up Knobbly Gnomes cards

Although I cannot afford copics and currently use ink pads and blender pens, one of these days I wish to get myself some copic markers. The following two cards I have stamped and colored with my ink pads and blender pens and then embossed over the images to do some sponging. The stamp set is a retired set from Stampin Up "Knobbly Gnomes", the leaves and swirls are from The Angel Company (Sorry I do not know the name of this set.) Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Multiple cards

Since I didn't post a card last week, I thought I would update with a few that I have done in the last few days. I have decided to pull down a stamp set and see what I can come up with, thought this would be a great way to use all my sets without ignoring some. So whatever stamp set I have pulled off the shelf is what you will be seeing. Hope you enjoy.

On the first card the santa image is from "The Angel Company" I used fun flock on his beard, hat rim and ball. The strip of ribbon is some old velvet ribbon I have had around for years and just never used. The sentiment is a new hostess set from Stampin Up punched out with Stampin Up's curly label punch and layered offset on another curly label punch out.

On the second card, the monkeys are also from "The Angel Company". I used Stampin Up's spiral punch to create the border of the film strip. I also used Stampin Up's modern label punch and word window punch on the sentiment.

The third card image is from Stampin Up. I embossed the background with Stampin Up's spooky skyline wheel and then layered the image on white and then on black. The ric rac ribbon I found this morning at a garage sale for ten cents and it glows in the dark.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Birthday Card using Cricut Expression and SCAL

This card is my first attempt at trying out a program that I had bought for my Cricut expression. This program is awesome and it will work on all 3 cricuts. The layout for this card was cut on the cricut expression (happy birthday and inside frame) after designing it in SCAL [Sure Cuts A Lot Software]. I used a white card base and layered with Stampin Up's certainly celery cardstock and stamped image. The frame was cut out on Stampin Up's in-color rich razzleberry cardstock. The certainly celery cardstock and frame were stamped in versamark using the rubber stamped image in the center for texture. The image in the center was stamped with Stampin Up's razzleberry ink and then stamped a second time to create a lighter image. I added a white organdy ribbon and some dazzling diamonds. I also added two word window punches that were ran through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder.
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