Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tri-Fold Card

On this week's  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog their Thursday Tutorial was on creating a tri-fold card with your cricut.  It was quite interesting and inspiring!  So inspiring, I decided to try one myself.  Sheila does a great job getting it started on the Gypsy and I created mine in the Cricut Craft Room.

 Here's my card.

I used the following cricut cartridges:

George and Basics
Birthday Cakes
Creative Memories - Divine Wedding

I'm going to enter this into the Exploring Cricut Challenge.  The challenge was to use 2 different cuts and blue paper.  

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Operation Write Home #209

This week's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #209 really got my mojo working.  Here's the sketch:

and here's my card:

I used the Stretch Your Imagination cricut cartridge for the gift.  The cake is a dollar store stamp that I colored with watercolor pencils.  I also ran the white through my big shot with a Darice folder.

I remembered to show the inside this time!

On a side note, my girlfriend recently bought me a heat embossing tool.  I decided to give it a whirl.  I was just playing around a bit. I think this card turned out neat.

The butterfly was a pre-cut by Creative Memories.  I sponged some red ink on the embossed part of the butterfly before adding glue and powder.   I think I may have either added too much glue/embossing powder or overheated the butterfly to get the colors the way they are. It was fun playing around with this card.

Thanks for looking,


Monday, January 27, 2014

Bee mine Card

Hello!  This week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog # 195 is to use three different design papers.  

Here are two versions of the same card.  

The card is made using the Spring Holiday Cards and Accent Essentials cricut cartridges.  
The design papers are from Recollection's Kaitlyn paper pad and my stash.  
I'm not sure if you can see, but in the first card, the flowers are raised and shiny.

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snowman Card


Over the weekend, I was creating some snowmen for fun.  And what a coincidence that Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 194 had snowmen as their theme this week.  

I wanted a simple card with a winter design.  

I dry embossed white cardstock and sponged Recollections Horizon ink.  The snowman is from the Joy of The Seasons cricut cartridge.At about 3".  I used the gypsy to create this image.  I drew on the facial expression.  The rest of the embellishments are from my stash.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bee Card Revamped

Hello!  I don't know why, but sometimes I create a card and then I think about it while I'm in bed and figure a different way to make it.  So here's my Bee card Revamped.  I added dry embossing.  It's a Sizzex tween tile file... close enough to honeycombs.

I even added an inside liner!!
Thanks for looking!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Just BEE-cause Card

Every month Our Daily Bread Designs  donates the price of shipping two boxes of cards to Operation Write Home if they get 50 card links.  So I've decided to play along with the OWH ODBD Challenge

The challenge is to use Stripes in you card.

Well, who doesn't have some striped paper?

Here it is!!

Ain't it sweet?

Also, while on OWH, I came across a new blog challenge,  Words 2 Scrap By, that has a monthly challenge. Their challenges will be about how words inspire you.  Words from a song lyric, poem, famous person, etc.   

This month's challenge was to make a card using lyrics from, "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.  I came up with this card from the lyrics, "When the bee stings..."  This bee has some stinger!!

Finally, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog had a sentiment challenge, so I'm entering in that one too!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

This week the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #192 is to have a Sentiment.  Well, I recently created a Cub Scout banner.  The sentiment is really a title, but I hope that qualifies. Since they are Tiger Cubs, I made all of the tigers with the Create A Critter cartridge on my Gypsy.

The names are done with the Cuttin' Up cartridge, it's an oldie but goodie.

The boys also wanted to have an animal theme, so I created these animals on the back of the banner using Animal Kingdom-Forest 2 and Camp Out.  I downloaded those through the Cricut Craftroom site and used the Cricut Craft Room to cut them.

The boys designed the layout of the banner, so it's a little off center, but it's really cute.  I don't know if you can tell, but I used googly eyes on the tigers.

Thanks for looking!