Sunday, March 27, 2011

Elegant Edges Card

I made this card for this week's Circle Weekend Challenge. The challenge was to use some type of embossing. I love the Cuttlebug and embossing folders, so this was perfect for me. I also got to play with the new Elegant Edges cartridge, which I think will be one of my favorites!
This card is 4.25" square.
Solid red paper is DCWV Amber Autumn stack, printed paper is DCWV Mango Frost stack
Ribbon is Offray.
Button from Michael's dollar bin, twine from Walmart
Tag from Stampin Up . Also used More Mustard ink for edging and Chocolate Chip for stamped sentiment.
Hello stamp from Hero Arts Everyday sayings set.
Die cut is from Elegant Edges, cut at 3.5". There are two layers, a solid red one underneath.
Glitter is MS Carnelian Red.
The embossing is a Cuttlebug embossing folder, unfortunately I don't have the name of it!
It was good to get back in my room and get crafting again. I hope to get a couple of more cards done today as well.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another nice surprise

Okay, apparently I need to visit my own blog more often. I have had two more people honor me with this award in the past two months. The first was Vickie at  and then just a few days ago Caroline at . Thank you so much ladies! I am honestly make an effort to post more so that I can feel worthy of these awards! I am supposed to pay it forward to 8 other blogs and I will be back later to do that.
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Valentine's gift card holder

Even though my kids are grown I still give them little gifts for all the holidays. For Valentine's day the girls usually get a cute pair of socks, maybe a small box of candy. This year I decided to include a gift card to a local grocery store. Figured that way if they couldn't go out to eat with their husbands they could at least enjoy a good home cooked meal!
A few years ago I created a file on the Gypsy for a gift card holder. It's basically a 41/2" by 9" rectangle with a slot in it big enough to hold a standard gift card. Here's what the inside looks like when it's cut and folded in half.
Then I make a 41/2" X 41/2" cover to place on the outside. That's what creates the pocket for the card to go in. Just have to be careful not to put adhesive anywhere that will interfere with the card going in.
This is one of the one's I made for Valentine's Day this year. The cuts are from the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge and the little ladybug is attached to it with an Action Wobble. It's really cute in person, those things really do work! The background paper is We Are Memory Keepers, Be My Valentine. I finished it off with a Martha Stewart border punch and some ribbon from Michael's. Oh, and some red Stickles on the heart.
Hope my explanation of the gift card holder makes sense. I'll try to remember to take more pictures next time I make some.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cricut Everyday Cartridge Project and a Challenge

Hi there! One of the benefits of being a member of the Cricut Circle is the exclusive cartridge we receive every quarter. This quarter's cart is Cricut Everyday. It is full of images of all the Provo Craft products, has 2 cricut fonts and some really great phrases, all scrap and paper craft related. This month the Circle magazine challenge was to create something with the new cartridge. The only other rule was that we had to include 3 cuts from the cartridge. I decided to play along and actually came up with something I think is pretty creative, at least for me! When I first saw this phrase, I thought of the panhandlers holding up their signs, but decided that wouldn't really be appropriate. Then I remembered this girl from the Country Life cart, and well, the whole thing just came together. So, here it is:

I created the main image on the Gypsy, welding a rectangle to the bottom of the girl and cutting it out of chipboard. The bottom of  the rectangle is folded back about 2" to create a little shelf. I then cut all the layers for the girl and added several embellishments. I used red flock on her hat and added some small rhinestones. The cartridge box was cut at 11/2" but I had to cut the bug head at 21/2" in order to get it big enough for the antennae not to fall off! I used foam tape to adhere him to the box, then more to adhere the  box to the project. I used Lime Green Stickles on the bug head too. The phrase was cut as is, using the regular and shadow feature. The third cut is the little Circle Symbol on her guitar, also covered with Lime Green Stickles. I still thought is was missing something, so I created a picket fence (or should I say Cricut fence?) by welding several pound signs together on the Gypsy. Then I added a piece of green ric rac to finish it off. I found 2 small plastic boxes that I glued to the back and will use them to hold my calling cards. I plan to have this on my table at the Stampede.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my little singing cowgirl. It was a lot of fun creating her! If you are going to the stampede, I hope we get a chance to meet. I'm really looking forward to it!
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NSD 2015 Challenge: Leave You In Stitches

Hi all and welcome to my blog. It's been a long time since I've posted here, but I'll fill you in on that another time.  Today, ...