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Sending You Sunshine Card using MME Lost & Found Two Sunshine Collection Tutorial

Sending You Sunshine Card using MME Lost & Found Two Sunshine Collection Tutorial

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This card is pretty simple and love how it turned out.  The sun was cut using my Cricut from the Create a Critter cartridge, this was just the base layer, no additional layers needed.  I placed pearls on every other ray, heat embossed the sentiment and applied a strip of lace on a roll from Michael’s.  The pattern papers are off center and meet in the bottom right corner with a few more pearls under the lace in the lower right corner.

Sending You Sunshine

Sending You Sunshine

If you want to see how this card came together then watch the video below:

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Christmas Tree Gift Tag Using the Cricut

Christmas Tree Gift Tag Using the Cricut

Hi everyone!  I’m back to share a Christmas Tree Gift Tag with you.  This Christmas tag uses the Cricut Expression and the Gypsy to draw and cut.  Let’s take a look at the finish project then I’ll walk you through how I made this Christmas Tree Gift Tag.

(My gift is upside down… nice! )

Supplies:

  • Cricut
  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Cartridge –  Trim The Tree and Christmas Cheer
  • Silhouette Sketch Pen – Purple
  • Recollections Kraft Card Stock
  • DCWV Glitter Stack – purple
  • Crop-a-dile and silver eyelet
  • Sew Easy Floss – Silver
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and distress tool
  • Inkadinkado blending tool
  • Smooches Vanilla Shimmer
  • Glossy Accents

 

Using the Gypsy I found the Christmas tree I liked – tree number 2.  This tree and most images on this cartridge are horrible to cut out.  I don’t know why I just thought about it this year to try drawing the image.  I only have black and brown pens by Cricut and tried out my Silhouette Sketch Pens… worked like a charm.  (I removed the blade and housing and replaced it with the purple Silhouette pen.)

On a piece of Kraft card stock I had the Cricut to draw the tree.  To do this I used my Gypsy and created three different layers.  On layer one,  I layered the two layers for the tree and had the Cricut draw the tree base and layer at  w – 2.53 h – 3.50.  After the image was drawn I did not unload the mat, I replaced the pen with the blade and housing.

On my Gypsy layer 2.  This layer was a tree cutout from the Christmas Cheer cartridge ( last tree on the top row)  I used the blackout cut for this image.  I lined this up over my penned imagine on layer 1.  The tree measured w – 3.14 h – 3.62.  The trunk of this tree was too small so I picked the rounded square image on the cartridge (bottom row 7th image (blackout) and welded to the bottom of the tree to cut out larger w – 0.74 h 1.09.  I then used the distressing tool to distress the edges a bit and inked the edges with the vintage photo ink.

Using the DCWV Glitter paper I copied the basic tree shape from layer 2 out again this time a bit larger w – 3.95 h – 4.83. I changed my settings for the Cricut to max pressure and speed as well as a double cut, blade at 6. I found this works best when cutting the DCWV Glitter Paper.

I used Glossy Accents to layer the drawn image on the kraft paper to the glitter paper.  ATG doesn’t work well on glitter paper but Glossy Accents does great.  I punched a hole at the top of my tag and set an eyelet using my Crop-a-dile.  I placed the tag in a box and sprayed several sprays of the Smooches glitter spray… it isn’t the best but it’s all I had.  I allowed the tag to dry and then notched a couple of small notches toward the bottom of the tree to hold the floss in place, wrapped the floss around the tag a couple of times and tied a bow to one side.  I then used the same silver floss to attach the tag to the gift threading the floss behind the bow.

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End of school year card for homeschool mom

End of school year card for homeschool mom

Hi everyone!  It’s the end of the school year for my niece, who is homeschooled.  I feel that homeschool moms or dads are often forgotten.  Homeschooling is not all fun and games that most think it is.  It’s one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs, other than parenting, you can have.

My sister-in-law, being a working mom as well as a homeschool mom, deserves encouragement and a pat on the back.  How she does it all, I will never know.  What I do know is that I am blessed to have her a part of my life.

Here’s the card I made for her:

 

 

 

  • Standard Card base out of kraft cardstock
  • Pattern paper from DCWV Grade School 8×8 paper stack
  • Circle and scallop cut using Cricut Expression
  • “Teach learn and grow” cut using the Silhouette Cameo
  • Star and apple were “fussy cut” out of the Grade School Paper
  • All edges are inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
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Simple Masculine 50th Birthday Card

Simple Masculine 50th Birthday Card

 

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share with you today a card I made for my oldest brother who turned 50 this year.  Yeah, he’s pretty old… haha!  With 15 years between the two of us I feel I can loving say he’s old.

Ok, back to the card I made for him.  He’s a simple, no frills kinda guy. I created the card on a simple, manly, elegant way…. if you can do that???  He loved it and so did I.  Here it is:

 

 

 

It’s a standard A2 sized card.

  • black cardstock base cut and folded to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, distressed edges (Tim Holtz Distressing tool)
  • pattern paper from My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found two (my fav at the moment) cut to 5 1/4 x 4, distressed edges
  • inked edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo as well as lightly dabbed all over the paper to give a more vintage color, attached to card base
  • black mat from The Paper Studio – Texture Black -  cut at 5 x 3 3/4, distressed edges and inked edges and all over with Vintage photo
  • punched holes in all four corners with the Crop a dile, set antique gold eyelets.  Attached to pattern paper with foam tape
  • Numbers cut using the Cricut Expression From the Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge, at 2.5 inches (I think)  Paper found in my stash, inked edges and all over with Vintage Photo
  • Numbers attached straight to black mat

 

There you have it.  Simple masculine birthday card.  Thank you for checking in with me.  Follow me by email if you don’t already.  See you in the next post!

 

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High Heel Birthday Card

High Heel Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share with you a card I made for my beautiful niece for her birthday.  I just L-O-V-E it!  I want to recreate it into a cool piece of wall art.  The black heel, the hot pink, the shimmer, the bling… ah, love.  She loved it too :-).

 

  • Black A2 size card base
  • Hot pink card stock mat, distressed edges, inked edges with black Ditto ink
  • DCWV pattern paper, Luxury stack, distressed edges, inked edges
  • Shoe cut from Cricut Wall Decor and More.  Shifted image at 4 inches… I think.  I cut the image twice, one in black, one in pink.  Oh, I only used one of the shoes.  It does cut a “pair”
  • Sprayed Smooch Vanilla Shimmer on the black cut out, ran the heel through the Cuttle bug with the Tim Holtz A2 flourish folder and then again on the bottom of the shoe
  • Layered the black image over the pink and let the pink peek out as the sole of the shoe.
  • lined the pink sole with strips of clear crystals and used various mixes of sizes of clear and iridescent crystals along the heel
  • Cut the sentiment label from the list of default images that are on the Cricut Imagine, not sure of the size.  Stamped Happy Birthday with black Ditto ink, punched holes on each end  using the Crop-a-dile and set gun-metal colored eyelets to run ribbon through, taped on the back of pink mat.  Used foam tape to pop up the sentiment to the pattern paper
  • Placed black flat back pearls in the four corners and placed a couple of clear crystals on the sentiment label
  • Used foam tape to pop the shoe up on the pattern paper
  • Cut about and inch of some black fibers, Attached the fibers to the toe of the shoe using glue dots and placed another crystal in the center.

 

Ok, think that’s it.  I’ll let you know if I attempt this in a decor project.  Thanks for checking in with me.  Be sure to follow me to see what I am up to and hop over and say, “hi” on facebook.

 

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Easter Card

Easter Card

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great Friday and fun filled weekend ahead.  This will be a short and sweet post.  I have created a super cute Easter card and I wanted to share it with you. Sarah from Live, Love and SCRAP, created the cutest card, “Hugs! Chickie card.”  I thought it was perfect for Easter.  I pretty much “scraplifted” her entire card, it was that cute.  Check out her awesome blog and video tutorial here.  Thanks Sarah!

Here’s my version:

 

 

So cute that I made two.  Differences: I cut the base and layers. I don’t have any Peachy Keen Face Stamps :( I also used Ecru colored embroidery floss… no, I don’t have any baker’s twine either :(

I used the Imagine to cut out the colors in squares then I used my Expression to cut them out.  My Create a Critter cartridge will only work through my Gypsy, so I couldn’t color fill the images in the Imagine.  It all worked out.  I added a couple of glittery flowers to the eggs and stamped “XOXO” on the little banner.

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“Dream” Butterfly Card

“Dream” Butterfly Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a card I made a few months ago for a DT call.  I loved how it turned out.  Gotta love black, purple, glitter paper and bling!

 

  • Cut a sheet of black cardstock down to 5 ½ x 8 ½ folded in the middle with a bone folder to make an A2 standard sized card.

 

 

 

  •   Cut a sheet of pattern paper from DCWV, The LUXURY Stack, down to 5 ¼ x 4 inches and inked the edges using black ditto ink.
  •  Cut another black sheet down to 5 x 3 ¾.  Ran through the Cuttlebug using the “Devine Swirl” embossing folder.  Distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz distressing tool.

 

On the same embossed black paper I spritzed about 3 sprays of “Smooch Spritz” in Vanilla Shimmer.  While that dried a few minutes, I attached the pattern paper to the black cardstock with some ATG.

 

 

  •  Cut about 14 inches of sheer silver ribbon, only needed about 8 inches.
  • Wrapped the lower left and upper right corners of the embossed black cardstock with the ribbon and taped down the edges on the back of the card then adhered it to the purple and black pattern paper.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Using the Cricut Expression I cut out a couple of butterflies using the Wall Décor and More cartridge, found on page 29.  Cut the shifted image out of the same DCWV pattern paper at 3 inches.  Cut the base layer (frilly cut) out of a purple DCWV Glitter Cardstock, also at 3 inches.  I then cut out a smaller base image, the frilly butterfly, in the same glitter paper at 1.25.
  • I figured my placement of the butterflies and placed down some puffy silver alpha stickers to spell the word “DREAM.”  Not sure whom they are by, I had them in my stash.

 

 

 

 

 

  • I attached the larger butterfly together using a strip of ATG just down the center of the butterfly (top to bottom) and placed the glitter piece on top of the pattern cut out.  I bent the wings just slightly and placed a tiny pop dot under the wing to give it some lift.  I placed two foam pop squares on the back of the butterfly and placed o the card.  I bent the wings of the smaller butterfly and placed small pop dot under the head and placed a little Two Way Glue Pen down the rest of the center of the butterfly and attached to the black mat
  • I felt the butterfly and card needed some bling so I attached a few iridescent rhinestone stickers by “Recollections” in a few places.  Three larger ones down the middle of the larger butterfly and one smaller rhinestone on the middle of the smaller butterfly.  I then placed two large rhinestones to the upper right and lower left corners of the card on the black embossed paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it.   “DREAM” Butterfly Card.

I have had a few questions about cutting DCWV Glitter and shimmer paper on the Cricut Expression.  I use a very sticky mat, use pressure high, speed medium for the frilly butterfly/ high for basic cuts and blade depth of 6 with a multicut of 2.

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“Just For You” Elephant Card and Gift Card Holder

“Just For You” Elephant Card and Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone!  Today I thought I would share with you my “Just For You” Elephant Card and Gift Card Holder.  I made this to give to my secret sister.  I know she loves elephants and I wanted to make one that looked elegant.

I am pleased with the look of the card.  Elle could have been popped up on double pop dots… her ears get lost at this angle.

As for the folds for the gift card…. I may have made a wrong turn somewhere but it worked out.  You can see the correct way to make this card by watching this great video tutorial here.  Here’s my card…. sorry, I know this isn’t the best photo :-).

The elephant is cut from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge using the Cricut Expression.  I believe she is cut (yes she, there is a bow… haha) at 3 inches.  Edges inked with black Ditto ink.

The gray papers ran through the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder using the Cuttlebug.

Bottom gray paper punched using EK Success Threading Water Boarder Punch

Pattern paper from DCWV The Luxury Stack

Gray and black ribbons are from AC Moore

“Just Saying” stamped with black ink

Glossy Accents used on the black of the ears, eyes, mouth and tail… not that you can tell.  Terrible picture!

That’s it.  Hope you like it.  Go check out the Yoliebean’s video tutorials.  She’s great.

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Sending Warm Fuzzies Card

Sending Warm Fuzzies Card

Hi everyone!  I thought I would share a card with you I made using the Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge and my Cricut Expression, incase you are looking for ideas for a winter type card.   I used this card as Christmas cards for my Brother and Sister but can be altered to use now.  The penguin has a scarf layer you can cut and replace the lights with the scarf… wa-la, a winter themed card just for you.

I used a standard white A2 size card base.  Layered with DWCV textured green paper with a snowflake pattern paper I purchased from Wal-Mart from their 97 cent area. I inked all papers with brown ink.

I believe the penguin and layers are cut at 3 or 3.5 inches.  I had to play around with sizing.. this guy has a really big head… haha.  I ran the white layer of the penguin through the Divine Swirl CuttleBug embossing folder.  The lights are from the reindeer cut on the Create A Critter.  I really don’t remember the sizing.  It was tricky to get the right size.  I used glossy accents to cover the light bulbs to give them shine as well as using Stickles on the eyes.

I stamped  all over the blue pattern paper and the penguin with a snowflake stamp  also from the 97 cent bin at Wal-Mart using white ink.

I ran a piece of white grosgrain ribbon around the pattern paper and popped the penguin over the ribbon and stamped “sending warm fuzzies” under him in brown ink. I used my ATG gun to adhere everything together.

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“Set Sail” Cricut Card

“Set Sail” Cricut Card

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all well.  Here’s a card I created for a challenge over at Cardz TV.

Challenge #4 “It’s A Guy Thing” Make a masculine card for any occasion using any colors you’d like.”

So here’s what I came up with:

 

Materials used:

  • Cricut Expression and Cricut Imagine
  • Sail boat cut from Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge using Cricut Expression
  • Blue paper – DCWV textured cardstock
  • Black paper – from bulk paper pack (also misted with silver and blue SMOOCH glitter spray)
  • Card base – craft card stock
  • Dot pattern paper –  cut and printed from Cricut Imagine, Imagine More Cartridge
  • Solid green paper – cut and printed from Cricut Imagine, Imagine More Cartridge
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Tea Dye Distress Ink
  • Foam tape

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http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2012/01/cardz-tv-challenge-4-its-guy-thing.html

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