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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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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Hi everyone! Here’s a quick list of my favs for the month of February. A little of everything this month.
I no particular order:
- Still, my Cricut Imagine
- Cricut cartridge, Wall Decor and More
- DCWV Textured Card Stock
- Glossy Accents
- Mary Kay Mineral Blush in Sunny Spice
- Premiere Eye Treatment (sample from February My Glam. Holy cow, this stuff is expensive. Glad I have a sample)
- Abercrombie and Finch “8″ perfume (actually this is a rediscovered fav from LONG ago)
- 10 Professional Nail Lacquer in color 458 Moonlight
- Gun metal jewelry… Stein Mart has the coolest jewelry
- Karen Kingsbury’s Redemption Series…. I LOVE them. I have read: Redemption, Remember, and finishing Return… all this month)
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Hi Everyone! I wanted to share a card that I worked on last night and finished up this morning. I’ve been wanting to use a pattern paper found on the Cricut Imagine Heirloom Cartridge that had dress forms on it with a very vintage feel. I also wanted to try to use my sewing machine and incorporate some stitching on a card. What better way to be encouraged than to see a challenge posted over at Cardz TV, A stitch in time. Well, that’s all I needed to get started. Here it is…
It took a little while for me to get my thoughts to work out, images the right size and the final touches. As you can see I went all out with a vintage feel. Heavily distressed paper edges using Tim Holtz Distressing tool. Wrinkled papers and lots of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Tea Dye inks.
NO… the skipped stitching wasn’t on purpose but I think it worked out to give the wornout vintage feel. My sewing machine would skip stitches for some reason…. note to self… find out why it’s skipping stitches. Sorry, back to the card.
Products used to make this 6×6 card:
- DCWV textured pink cardstock, base, inked
- DCWV Garden Party Mat Stack, brown/pink doted mat, distressed, inked
- Cricut imagine Heirloom Cartridge, dress form pattern paper, distressed, inked, edges wrinkled and rolled
- Cricut Imagine, imagine More Cartridge, Frame cut only found on bottom page 15. Cut on Brown/pink dotted paper (same as mat paper), distressed, inked
- Ivory embroidery floss, wrapped around frame, inked lightly
- Cricut Wall Decor and More cartridge, page 74, dress form shifted image cut using DCWV pink card stock, embossed with Tim Holtz Alterations Flourish folder, inked over and edges inked
- Ivory Pearls to embellish dress form stand, inked over lightly
- foam squares pop the dress form up over floss
- Sentiment printed from computer on Ivory DCWV Card stock, wrinkled, distressed, inked, popped up on foam squares
- Singer sewing machine, zig zag stitch… some skipped stitches, using brown thread to stitch around pattern papers
I think that’s it. Hope you like it. I love how it turned out. Thanks for checking in with me. “Follow Me” if you haven’t already. I’m also on facebook, stop over “like” and say Hi. See you in the next post.
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Hi Everyone! I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite products/things for the month. A little craftiness and a little beauty.
First off you know I can’t go without saying my Cricut Imagine! I so love that little machine. ( a surprise Christmas gift from my awesome husband)
others in no particular order:
- Cricut Wall Decor and More Cartridge
- Cricut Imagine Heirloom Cartridge
- Smooch Spritz – Vanilla Shimmer
- ATG Gun
- Smash Book – “Doodle”
- Smash book stickers and tape
- Urban Decay Sin Eye Shadow (December 2011 My Glam Bag)
- Maybelline Color Tatoo -Tough As Taupe
- Sally Hansen -Diamonds and Rubies- Nail Color- Check out my Rick Rack Rose Ring to see this amazing color
- Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch (another gift from my amazing husband)
Just a few of my favorite things. Some or all of these just may repeat but we’ll see through the year.
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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:
- 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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Hi everyone! I have been a busy little bee lately. I worked on a quick card for my dad. “You’re the best” - chair cut from Cricut Wall Decor and More cartridge. Pattern paper printed and cut from Cricut Imagine Heirloom cartridge.
I had a special request for a few of the rings I make. I finally received my supply order Saturday in the mail so I was able to get them together yesterday afternoon. As for today, I made a bread stick recipe using my bread machine. Yay! I can mark that off my January list. They tasted pretty good with our spaghetti and I made some caramel brownies for dessert…. and… I did finish my projects for the design team call! Just submitted them a few moments ago. I don’t expect to make the team but I really enjoyed the attempt. I worked out my very first scrapbook page for the call and loved it. I want to really get started on more soon. Once I got started with a couple of my thoughts, the layout went together without any struggles. I don’t know why I get so nervous thinking about them. Guess I think them out too much. Who knows but glad I finished the layout. I made a simple card for my second project. I don’t have a lot of supplies on hand to just decide I want to do a home decor project or such. That would be nice but that’s not where I’m at right now. I did “Smash” a little this weekend too. I need to take a few pictures to show you what I’m doing with mine. I am still awaiting my books to come in. I can’t wait to get started with one of them.
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I did it. I completed my project for the Cardz Tv Challenge #3.
“Just For You,” dressform standard card. I used the dressform on page 74 of the Cricut Cartridge “Wall Decor and More.” Cut using the Cricut Imagine. Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder from “French Connection” on the gray mat. I used white and black ribbons and rhinestones to add some elegance. Take a look:
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