Friday, August 31, 2012

My son and daughter in law recently celebrated their first anniversary.  So, I made this card for them.  It is a standard A2 size card. 
 I used Formal Occasion to make this bouquet.  I made the base green and the flowers purple because those were their wedding colors. 

The bouquet is found on page 55 of the handbook, and cut at 3.25 inches. Before I glued the layers together, I applied purple glitter to the cut swirls. I then put the layers. 


To make the layers, I used green paper from KaiserCraft, cut at 5.25 X 4.75 inches.  and another at 4.75 and 4.25 inches. The purple layer is from SEI and cut at 5 X 4.5 inches.   The purple twine is from The Twinery. 

On the inside of this card, I used George and Basic Shapes to make my "1", which is found on page 82 of the handbook. and cut at 3.25 inches. I used the shadow and silhouette layers.  I used Galaxy Markers to make my "st" and used white gel pen to make the dots. The "Happy Anniversary" is from Close to My Heart "Card Word Puzzle" stamp set. 

My next card is a part of my Secret Project.  Because of the nature of this project, I'm not allowed to embellish them. I am only allowed to use paper, adhesive and ink.  I actually made 4 of this particular card. 

This is a standard A2 size card. I used New Testament to make this card.  For the bottom layer, I used wood toned paper, cut at 5.25 X  4 inches. I cut strips from 3 different papers cut at 1.5 X 3.5 inches.

The cross is found on page42 of the handbook, cut at 3 inches. I cut at 2 X 2  2.5 inches. I used a 1/4 inch corner rounder to round off 2 opposite corners, then inked the edges in chocolate brown ink. The sentiment is stamped w/ the SEI ink Tiffany.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Crown of Thorns" stamp set.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An Apple A Day......

I made my card today using the Just Because Cards cartridge. This is a standard A2 sized card.  I used the apple found on pg 46, and cut 9 of them at 3 1/2 inches.

When I glued the apples to my card, I left one spot open.

I used Peapod Twinery twine and wrapped it around the layered paper 3 time. I them glued the remaining apple to the empty space.

To embellish my apples, I used cream and dark brown pearl pen,  and star dust stickles.   I did not use a sentiment yet because I am not sure what I will use this card for.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's August 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

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I made 3 projects for you today, using 3 cartridges:  Ribbons and Rosettes, Simply Charmed, and Hello Kitty Greetings.

On my card using Ribbons and Rosettes, I cut my rosettes  1"X11" border, set at 1 inch.   Using my score board, I scored at every "valley"  on the cut border.  You then accordion fold the strip, then glue the ends together. I used Tombow Mono Multi Glue.  I love the fact that when you use this cartridge, you don't have to worry about cutting the end fold off for it to work.

Once glued, you put what you want to be the outer edge of your rosette on your work surface, and bring the top edges to the center, and pull them together to make your rosette.

I like to use a hot glue gut to hold my rosette together.  I find this works the best,,,just be careful not to touch the hot glue. You do meed to hold it in place while the glue cools. 

I like to put a little hot glue in the opening on the front as well.   You can then decorate the front. You can use flowers, buttons, or make your own embellishment.  I actually made 5 different rosettes and used one different from the one in the one in the piuctures

For my card, I used a sketch from Mojo Monday. 

The rosettes I used were on page 31 (Petal) and page 26 (bracket).  This is am A2 sized card, corners trimmed with a corner rounder.   I cut 4 pieces of paper at 1X2 inches and trimmed the edges to resemble ribbon, and adhered them to the card. I then cut another piece if paper 5 1/2 inches X 2 1/2 inches and wrapped twine around it before adhering it to the card. I then took a piece of paper from my scraps that has a cloth like texture cut 3X 1 3/4 and adhered that to my card. the last cut of paper is 4 inches X 1 1/2 inches, and then gave the end a "ribbon cut" at one end. I also used black gel pen to put a bit of a border on some of the sheets.  

To embellish my rosettes: On the larger one, I cut a 1 inch scalloped circle, and put a lg "pearl" on the center. I also placed some pink pearl pen on each scallop.  On the smaller rosette, I cut a 3/4 inch circle and put a small "pearl" flower in the center.  I glued the rosettes to the card with Tombow Mono Multi Glue.  I also used an extra flower embellishment that is adhered by a piece of foam adhesive.

For my second card I used the Simply Charmed cartridge.  School is starting soon, so I made a card to put in my daughters backpack on the first day of school.  

This card is a standard A2 sized card. The first layer was cut at 5 1/4 X 4 inches, and the top layer was cut at 4 3/4 X 3 1/2 inches.

I cut the crayon box out at 3 1/2 inches using "crayon", "layer 2" and "shadow".  The lines on the crayons and the eyes are black pearl pen, and the cheeks are red pearl pen.  The letters I found left over in my sticker box.


My last card is made from Hello Kitty greetings. I chose this cartridge not having any idea what I would do with it.
My son is visiting from Va.  he saw this cartridge and commented that his girlfriend would LOVE that cartridge as she is a HUGE Hello Kitty fan. So, I made this card for him to bring home to give her. 

This is a standard A2 size card.  my layer is cut at 5 1/2 X 4 inches.  The kitty is found on page 49, and cut at 3 1/2 inches using "HK9", white fur/bows&nose, clothes layers.   I used diamond stickels on the bow and Kitty's eyes and pink liquid pearls for the nose.

The "I LOVE YOU" is found on page 48 and cut at 3 1/4 inches using "iloveyou",  shadow, and clothes/clothes layers.  I filled the "O"s in with diamond stickles, and made a border with cotton candy stickles.  

I usually center my layers, but this time I put it on the lower right corner, and I love how it looked.  I thought it looked kind of plain, so I decided to had a thought balloon.  To make the thought balloon, I cut the cloud on page 66 at 1 1/2 inches. The sentiment is from CMTH "Sympathy" stamp set. The dots up the thought balloon are white pearl pen, and I used star dust stickles to outline the thought balloon.

This is the inside of the card. 

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