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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#148 Disney Classics - Meow Match Game

Hi everyone! Happy Leap Year! Today I have a game to show you that I created for my little neice. I called it "Meow Match" and it is made from a bunch of different Cricut cat cuts! Her favorite animal is "kitty" so it is the perfect little gift for her. She is probably too young to actually play it just yet, but I know she will love looking at all the pictures!

I also created this project for the monthly challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog which was to create a gift for someone we love in the month of February. Good thing for that extra day this month, eh? I literally, JUST finished this project :-)
For the base of the card, I used the Best Friends Imagine cartridge and cut that image at 3". I made 28 cards for a total of 14 pairs of different cat images.

The cartridges I used are Best Friends, Disney Classics, Sugar and Spice, Nursery Rhymes, Create a Critter, Four Legged Friends, Doodlecharms, Cricut American Alphabet, Rock Princess and Imagine More.

After glueing each image to the cards, I laminated them with my Yourstory machine to give them more durability.

The box was created from the new Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge and cut at 6.5". The font for "MATCH" was from the Storybook cartridge and each letter was cut at a slightly differnt size and flood filled with colours from the Best Friends Imagine cartridge to match the images above.

Hope you like my little card game!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tilda Brings a Flower Tag

Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying your long weekend! Last night, after everyone went to bed, I got a chance to play in my craftroom! I was in the mood for colouring so I chose a Magnolia image and got to work. This time, I decided to try out watercolouring with Tim Holtz distress inks. Looking at the challenge this week at Just Magnolia, I also decided to make a tag with the stamp.
To start, I used a #8 manilla tag. I stamped the background with Mustard Seed distress ink using the Boho Blooms background stamp (now retired) by Stampin' Up!. Immediately after stamping, I covered the tag in Vanilla scented embossing powder, also by Stampin' Up!. After heating, I inked the entire tag with Dusty Concord distress ink, using the ink blending tool. I again, immediately covered the entire tag with vanilla embossing powder and reheated. This was a technique Tim Holtz used on one of his 12 Tags of Christmas 2011.
The oval was cut using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. It was cut from ivory cardstock, then I inked it with Frayed Burlap, then inked just the edges with Walnut Stain.
The Magnolia image was painted using a water brush with distress inks. The colours I used are Tea Dye and Tattered Rose for the skin; Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo for the hair; Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet for the dress; Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint for the flower; Frayed Burlap for the shoes; Victorian Velvet for the socks; and Pumice Stone for the flower's tag.attached to the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals by Stampin' Up!
I added a gem flourish to the tag along with some little Recollections flowers and yellow crochet lace. The seam binding was crinkled and coloured with Dusty Concord Distress Stain.
This was my first time using the scented embossing powder by Stampin' Up!. I really like it! It also comes in Melon and Cherry scent and is available in the current Occasions Mini catalogue.
Hope you like it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bug Me Anytime!

Hi everyone! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you all had a wonderful day!

This afternoon while the kids watched the Monster High Valentine's Day special on YTV (a couple times) I worked on a card for the latest challenge at My Creative Time. This time, the challenge was to create something using an older cartridge and a bug somewhere on the project.

For my project I used the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge. This is certainly not an "old" cartridge, but I figured anything over a year old could fall into the older category? Hopefully it's alright!

I cut the bug at 3.25".

The "Bug Me Anytime" sentiment is from the My Creative Time stamp set "My Favorite Sayings" and was stamped with Black ink by CTMH.

All of the paper I used on this card was from my scraps stash.

I've been playing around with my Cricut Mini a bit. I updated my Gypsy the other day, and they now work together! So exciting! I find the Mini cuts reeeeeaaaallllllyyyyy well compared to my other machines ( which I wasn't complaining about before!)

Hope you like it!

Monday, February 6, 2012

#147 Shall We Dance? - My Valentine

Hi everyone! Here is a card I created for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge. The task was to create a Valentine's Day card using our Cricut with ribbon and jewels or sequins.

The patterns and colours on this card were made using the Good Old Days Imagine cartridge. The heart with My Valentine was cut from this cartridge at 1.8".

The dancers were cut from the Shall We Dance cartridge at 5".

Hope you like it!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ticket to Love Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of the Ticket to Love Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from The CardMonkey's Paper Jungle, you are at the right place. If you have just happened to stop by my blog, please head over So Many Crafts to start from the beginning.

For my project today, I created this little K-Cup holder to give someone for a Valentine's gift. I found this online along with a tutorial and template by Lori Tecler. If you would like to check it out, click HERE. It was really fun and easy to make!

For the main construction of the holder, I used a piece of pink Reflections cardstock. The patterned paper and adhesive sticker strip are by K & Company.

The teddy bear was cut from the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive Valentine's Sweets and was cut at 2.5" from cardstock scraps.

Hope you like it! It's time to head over to Gamma's Creative Corner to see what she has to show you today! I am sure it is something fabulous!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ticket to Love Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Love is in the Air Blog Hop! This is a two day Blog Hop and we're so happy that you have joined us today! If you have arrived here from The CardMonkey's Paper Jungle, you are at the right place! If you just happened to stop by my blog, please head over to So Many Crafts to start from the beginning!

For my project today, I made this little treat box and matching card using my Silhouette SD machine. Yep, betcha didn't know I had one of those, did you? :-)I've had it for about a year and this is the 1st project I have made with it! Both the box and the Be Mine heart image were from the Silhouette online store - Be Mine was the free shape of the week last week!

The pink flower on the front of the card was cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at 3". I LOVE the rolled flowers on this cartridge!

The red background was embossed with one of the Paper Lace II companion Cuttlebug folders.

Hope you like it! Please head over to Gamma's Creative Corner to see what she has created! She is the next stop on the Blog Hop!

Hope you come back tomorrow for more Valentine's Day inspiration!

#146 County Fair - Wool You Be Mine?

Hi everyone! My daughter and I have been working on her Valentine's Day cards for her classmates.

She originally wanted to cut a sheep and have a sentiment saying "Will Ewe Be My Valentine?, but instead we found a stamp from My Pink Stamper that said "Wool You Be Mine?" so we went with that instead!

The size of the valentine card is 3"X3".

The sheep is cut from County Fair at 2.25"

The word bubble is from Create a Critter and cut at 1.75".

The heart is from Sweet Treats and cut at 2.75" (relative size) in real dial it is 0.86"

I used my Real Red Stampin' Up! marker for the faux stitching around the edge.

I am entering this card in the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut where the task was to create a 3X3 Valentine's Day card.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

#145 Cricut Decals - Wishing You Well

Hi everyone! This is a card I created for the weekly challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog. The challenge was to create a get well card or gift using the Cricut, a cuttlebug folder, kraft cardstock and some string.

The girl on crutches was cut from Cricut Decals (the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary edition cartridge) at 3.5".

The background was from Elegant Edges cut at 5"on patterned paper and 5.25" on cardstock. The frame originally had hearts in the corners but I used my Gypsy to delete them. I then kept one heart and deleted the frame and increased the size to create the heart in the corner. I embossed this heart with the Houndstooth Cuttlebug folder.

To embellish the card a bit, I added googly eyes to the girl. bows for her hair, some twine by The Twinery, and some adhesive pearls in the top corners.

The two sentiment stamps are by Close to My Heart from Say It in Style.

Hope you like it!