I LOVE this style of card using the tag feature on the Winter Woodland cartridge. This turned out just like I wanted it to. I cut tags from page 61 at 41/2 in. and cut one more in the pattern paper at 4 1/4 in. The birds were cut at 3in and 3 1/2 in. I wanted them to appear to be flying in sync. I used Stampin up Champagne Mist ink applied with a dauber to accent the wings and then sprayed them with the ink mixed with rubbing alcohol to glimmer them all over. I used a brad to hold it together and stamped the sentiment inside. Hope you like it!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Here is a little gift card that I made to attach to bottles of sparkling cider for Thanksgiving gifts. It is also for the Cricut Cardz Challenge.
The challenge was to create a card using a card function with any cartridge. I used the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I cut the card at 3 in. and the card frame at 3 in. using the turkey on page 49. I cut a piece of vellum cut at 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 to glue to the back of the turkey. I used two brads and ribbon and the sentiment is from Pinkcricut Simply Everything stamp set I recently got with a gift certificate I won from Sarah! Love her stamps!! I also used Tim Holtz spiced marmalade distress powder on the edge of the card and heat embossed it.
All I had to take the picture with was my balsamic vinegar bottle. Got to go get my cider! Hope you like these. Thanks for following!
Monday, October 18, 2010
I made this haunted house using Mini Monsters. I used fit to page which made the house 10 1/2 inches. I cut the sign at 4 1/4 inches. The ghost is 2 1/2 in. I used chipboard for the backing of house and sign. I also added a boarder to the roofs with Martha Stewart Dippy Goo punch. I attached the two with thin wire. This was such a fun project. Hope it gives you the willies….or just makes you smile! Perfect entry for Made by Momo's Tuesday's Challenge http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/2010/10/tuesday-challenge-15.html
Friday, October 15, 2010
Someone I admire so very much, Georgiana from carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com has honored my little blog with the Sweet Blogger Award! How cool is that?! Thank you so very much Georgiana.
This made my day. I would like to pass on this award to just a few of my favorite blogs that I follow and find inspiration from.
Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels
Jen at Simply Chic Designs By Jen
Star at Star's Paper Passion
Meighen at Scrappin_ 3rdeeschik
Abby at Scrabookaholic
Please take the time to check out all these wonderful blogs. I hope you all have a very special day!!!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I made this adorable card for a little friend of my son’s. She loves puppies! I love how this shape card turned out. I used the celebrations cartridge cut the shadow twice at 4 1/2, cut the puppy face at 4 1/2 once in the cream and again in black. I cut the ear and eye spot from the black face and used a 3/4 in circle punch for the ear spot.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
For my 35 followers!!! Big thank you!!! I am blown away that you all find my blog interesting. Here is a new little card for you.
I love making these cards with the Winter Woodland cartridge. I had to try a fall one. After I cut the tree tags out at 4 1/2 I measured the squirrel and tried cutting him at 2 3/4 and again at 3 in. The 2 3/4 worked and gave me a border but I liked the 3 in. to cover him completely. The basket is cut from doodlecharms at 1 in.Inside view was hard to capture. I just stamped the sentiment. I Hope you find him as cute as I do!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I have been wanting to try this type of card for awhile. Robyn’s Saturday Challenge at My Pink Stamper gave me the chance to go for it. I love how this turned out! I used Winter Woodland and cut the sleigh on page 53 using the tag function. I cut 2 background tags using shift at 4 1/2 and then the sleigh front at 4 1/2. I glued the sleigh paper to one background piece. After some embellishing I hole punched the tags and used a brad and ribbon to hold them together. Now it just slides open. The inside sentiment is cut at 2 1/2. This was a fun and simple card to put together.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This is a 5x5 card using Country Life cartridge and Diamond in the rough cuttlebug folder. The inside turkey is from Doodlecharms. I couldn’t resist doing a comical card for Thanksgiving. The irony makes me chuckle! Hope you like it. Big thanks to all my followers!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Hi everyone! I’m beyond excited that I have 31 followers!!! That is just amazing to me. I hope I continue to spark your interest. Today I’m sharing pocket cards that were inspired by Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels. She made these for a couple of blog hops and offers a fantastic video on how they are made. I used Mini Monsters and Designer Calendar for my cut outs, I heat embossed the Boo sentiment, and stickled buttons to pull the card out. Hope you like them. Be sure to check out Dorcas’ blog for the real deal!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is the first time I’m entering the cricut cardz challenge challenge. I love this monster soo much. He just looks huggable to me. lol I cut him at 3in. the trees at 2 1/2 in. and 2 in. and the bird is cut at 1 1/2 in. All layers included. I used Mini Monsters. Hope he makes you smile too!
Friday, September 24, 2010
I have taken on the remodel of my 7 year old son’s room. It has been a blast! Once we picked the paint color that is. We are going with a 50’s surfer theme. Bamboo shade for the window, beads for the closet doors, some tin signs. It’s really coming together. I made this wall hanging with Life’s a beach cartridge. I really like the cartridge except there is no blackout or shadow option. I had to do some tricking with my shark because the one thy had was just too cutsie. I cut the shark and then cut the layer and used the inside of the layer over the cutout. I used a very tiny black dot for the eye and voila! he looked like a scary shark. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box. I used random pattern paper that I thought were colors and patterns that went with the room. Glued them to 6x6 chip board squares, punched holes, decorated with random beachy things, and tied it all together with jute. I really would love some feed back on it! Thanks
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I really love using the Cricut markers. It was tricky to cut out so many at the same time but I got it. I was able to use the Quantity feature. Major hint is to not remove the mat after drawing the object. Just hit load paper and insert the blade and then cut. I used the mouse from Animal Kingdom. First “cut” using the marker and regular image. Hit load paper to get to the beginning again then with blade in cut out the image with the blackout feature. Please feel free to ask questions if you have any.
I used my favorite feature on the Cricut again. Center Point! After printing out the sentiment I load the page into the Cricut and position the blade over the center. You may have to work with the sizing a bit. I could have written this a bit different to fill the space more, but am very happy with how it turned out. The sentiment and it’s background are the same cut from Accent Essentials and the houses and Merry Christmas are cut from Jubilee. The white mat is embossed with Cuttlebug folder Script. Hope you like it too!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This time my group also chose to include some Christmas cards for our exchange. I love this little saying and couldn't help but use it in my first card.The snowflake is cut from Accent Essentials which I think is really my favorite cartridge in my collection. I always go back to it.I used a Stampin Up tiny snowflake stamp with versa mark and embossed it in silver as I did with the sentiment also. I love embossing especially for Christmas cards.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
WOW! I have 23 followers! That blows me away. I just love this world of scrapbookers/cardmakers sharing ideas and the love of paper crafting! I hope I keep you all interested.
For today I’ve been dying to try embossing with ink on the cuttlebug. After watching a video from Jen, purplescrapbooker.com I was brave enough to try it. Please report back if you give it a try too. I’m off to do a pumpkin and will post a picture later. Be honest of what you think. This is only my second video. Haven’t quite got it down yet. I’ll practice. Hugs, Heidi
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I made this fun little guy from the Stretch You Imagination cartridge. The sentiment is just one I made up since sadly I have no fun stamp sets to work with. Gonna have to correct that soon. This is for the My Pink Stamper challenge by Robyn. Hope you like him as much as I do.
I made this card yesterday for a couple that have waited 14 years and 3 children to get married. Guess they just wanted to “BE” sure. I had to use the bee paper I had. I wanted to do something non traditional and really love the way this turned out. Card is 4 1/2 x 6. Opens tall. Flowers and square tag are from Celebrations cartridge and sentiment is from Heritage cartridge. I cut the word united twice and cut one up to get the in word. Inside sentiment was found on the internet, forgot the website already, and printed from the computer. The square tag is from page 122 and cuts with corner holes where I added the brads. Please comment to let me know what you think!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
2 5 7 10 box with cutout and saying from Country Life Cartridge
I love these little boxes but thought it would be cuter with a window. Here is a great tutorial on cutting the box out. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/2_5_7_10_box/ Once I had the shape of the box cut out, I marked the spot for the window on the scored rectangle that will be the front of the box. Be sure to allow enough room for the flap to fold over. Next, adhere the flat paper to the Cricut mat. Be sure to check which way the shape you want will cut. Bring the blade to the mark made on the front of box. Hit Center Point button. This is where the center of your shape will be. I used the strawberry on pg. 56 cut at 2 inches. Cut shape. Unload paper, remove from mat, and turn over. Use a piece of clear cellophane and adhere over cutout. I used a piece from a cellophane gift bag I cut for a different project. Fold all scored pieces and glue following directions from Splitcoast Stampers. Decorate as you like. I found strawberry candies to fill the box, cut the sentiment from pg. 56 at 1”, glittered it, glued it to a 1 x 2 3/4 piece of brown cs which I ran through the distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder. attached two pink brads, pop dot attached it to the box. I finished by stamping the U R over the strawberry. Hope you like it! I can’t wait to give it away as a cute little gift!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Entry for Paper Playtime Challenge #10 Miss You http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/
I love doing vintage type scrapbook pages. This is a picture of me when I was 2, around 1975. I used the Heritage Cartridge for all my cut outs. It is a wonderful cart for doing projects like this. The background paper is Paper Pizazz Chocolate pack. I inked all the sides of the pink with a brown marker to give it dimension without distressing it. It really gave it a sharp look. This is one of my favorite techniques. I also used the cricut pens to outline the scroll work before cutting and then used the brown marker to ink the sides since it was white core cardstock. Hope you like it as much as I do.