Thursday, September 30, 2010
This is an excellent deal - especially since it includes the October 31st, Pumpkin Carvings, Thanksgiving and both of the new Christmas cartridges!!
List of Cartridges on Sale:
Christmas Cards Seasonal
Christmas Village Seasonal
Disney - Mickey Font
Disney - Pooh Font
Disney - Tinker Bell & Friends
Hello Kitty Font
Hello Kitty Greetings
October 31st Seasonal
Pumpkin Carving Seasonal
Sesame Street Font
Speaking of Fall
I hope you find what you were looking to buy! The prices are great and I considered the shipping reasonable. Another plus - they take PayPal!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
That's because 1) I haven't been feeling very well today, and 2) I've been working on a big project that isn't finished. I can't share it with you right now, but in about a week I will be able to post it for you.
I am going to go into my scrap room in just a few and see if I can put another project together to share with you. Check back in a little while.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I used my Cricut and George to cut the stars. The ink is from CTMH and the cat eye shaped inks. The stamped image is heat embossed. Cream cardstock for the card base. Printed papers are from a stackpack. I distressed the edges of all the papers and popped the image and stars for more dimension. I am still fairly new to heat embossing, so it is a little difficult to read the e and o in the pictures - but in real life they are there.
This cards has been entered at these challenges:
Bah! Humbug! Challenge 37 - Stars
Sweet Stampin Challenge 45 - Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Pink and Brown
Simon Says Stamp & Show- Distressed/Sanded
Thanks for visiting!!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
This card is entered at:
Paper Cutz Challenge - a critter
PaperCraft Star - a specific card recipe
Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog - a sketch to follow
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - specific colors
Jen's Scrap Closet - Butterfly
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Fall Collors
Sentimental Sundays - dimension
No Cricut on this card. I used Cream cardstock for the base card which measures 5.5 x 5.5 inches when folded. All inks are Close To My Heart. I used heat embossing for the butterfly. The butterfly and swirl stamps are from Autumn Leaves. Flowers are from Prima, twine is from the craft section of that big box store.
Thanks for looking!
In addition to my standard picture - I have actually taken a little time to create a picture tutorial, as promised.
You can use any envelope. I used a #10 business envelope because I can get two bags from one envelope. If you use an invitation envelope, you will only get one.
First, seal the envelope, then cut it in half.
Decorate your envelope.
First I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Polka Dots folder (had to, I just bought it a few days ago)
Then I stamped with Grey ink and flourish stamps. You could do this before the Cuttlebug, but I wanted a rougher look from the dots.
Score the three edges at .5 inches(you can do larger, just make sure you do all three edges). If you are using an invitation envelope, you will score three sides and cut off one of the ends at the same measurements.
Fold at the score lines and burnish with a bone folder or smooth ended tool. This is a little tricky due to the embossing, so pay attention to the fold lines.
Open the almost bag and insert your hand to help poof it and adjust the fold areas as needed.
The two corners will poke outwards. Flatten them and glue them to the bottom of the bag.
Fill the bag with treats and attach the Topper to the bag. I glue the Topper to the front and back to keep the bag closed and to prevent "snitching.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I promise you that this is created from an envelope!! I have created a picture tutorial on how to create your own - here.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
A second picture to show the dimension
I think these challenges are going to be what I need to stay motivated.
Front of the card:
Inside of the card:
Joys of the Season
Stretch Your Imagination
Green from a paper stack
Gold gel pen
I colored the flame and the holder on the candle as I didn't have any glitter paper and couldn't get to my Stickles. I didn't have an alpha set to create the sentiment that would fit in the space, so I hand wrote it - I slant badly.
I cut a hole behind the pumpkin's head so the inside candle would shine through. The frame is done on the Gypsy with two frames set inside each other to cut a thin frame instead of a mat.
A fairly simple card that took me longer than expected as I was helping my child with Math homework at the same time.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This card is for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #43
The directions were to make a card for a new baby using any carts and the colors green, yellow, orange and white only.
I have also entered this card at Charisma Cardz Challenge for their Anything Goes Challenge, and at PaperTakeWeekly for their Animal Challenge, and Totally Gorjus for their Wild Thing Challenge.
This is my submission:
New Arrival Cartridge
Yellow and Green from a stack pack
Orange CM marker
Green CM marker
CTMH leaf stampad
Cuttlebug with dots folder
I went sans Gypsy and pulled out my New Arrival cartridge. I cut the Giraffe in shadow and both layers and drew on the face and spots. I cut the Baby blocks from the Orange and white and used the leaf stampad to color the letters. I also used the leaf stampad to lightly go over the embossed paper to bring the dots out some more.
The giraffe is yellow and the background is green, but it is hard to tell them apart.
I hope you enjoyed my card!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Everything except the stems are made from cuts from the French Manor cartridge. See if you can guess which cut I used for the vase. Without my Gypsy, I couldn't have made part of this project. Love my Gypsy!
The handbook for the French Manor cartridge is here
The flowers were made using the tag feature and a similar process to the flowers you can find on youtube. I had to modify it so they would look more natural. I used the same cut in green to make the leaves, jut cut the petals apart. I used floral tape and wire for the stems and to attach the leaves.
The vase is three-sided with Close To My Heart Liquid Glass covering the surfaces. The fleur de lis and scrollwork also have the Liquid glass.
I cut the three pieces for the vase and hot glued them together, painted them and curled the ends to meet my vision.
I also made a second vase in pink - without the Liquid Glass.
All the papers are from Close To My Heart.
After rushing through the initial project, I took some of the vase apart and redid it and some of the flowers so they would look more like I had planned.
These projects have also been entered at a few other Challenge blogs: Tuesday Morning Sketches