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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baby Album Swap

(apparently I created this post and forgot to schedule it correctly)

I recently participated in a Baby Album Page Swap. We each created a 12x12 2 page layout to swap with each other. The hardest part was they were all identical but we had to create them in colors suited to what each participant needed, ie, pink, blue, neutral.
I did two different page sets: "Welcome Baby" and "First"

This is the "Welcome Baby" page set in pink. I did pink, blue, and yellow. For some reason I forgot to get a picture of the blue pages.

Below are closeups of each page:

The words "Welcome Baby were cut using my Gypsy and (new Pink) Expression using the Songbird Cartridge.

The glitter spotted pink paper was some I had bought in a bulk pack so I don't know the brand; however,I needed more glitter spotted paper for my yellow and blue pages, and fortunately Archiver's had some! (I won't go into my "adventure" at that store...)

I also bought sheets of solid glitter paper and, because it was so pricey I couldn't buy more than one sheet of each color, cut it into strips to use as an accent for each page.
I also used the Tim Holtz die in my Cuttlebug (and borrowed another size from Carolyn: MamaC, she even cut some for me) and made the rosettes for accent on the pages

This is the "First" page set. The purpose was to allow the parents to decide which "first" would get scrapbooked. I had originally planned to do "First" tooth, steps, and foods; then decided sometimes you miss a first photo, so this way each the parent can choose which first photo they have to scrap.

The ribbon is from Walmart, believe it or not! They had a multitude of colors. I had a difficult time selecting just these three.
Each page background is a mottled looking color or a pattern that is very small. The mats are a complimenting paper with more design pattern.
Again, I used Songbird Cartridge - I really love this cartridge for cursive and welding.

I hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Calling Card Swap

Here are pictures of the Calling Cards I received at a recent event:

I didn't get one from everyone, but I did get a lot!

Tag Swap

At the event to which I recently went, these were the tags I received as part of a swap. It was a Winter theme and these are tags for Christmas gifts.

Amazing talent!

Thanks for looking!

I'll try to get pictures of the calling cards done soon.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Card - Santa's Visit

I recently attended a Cricut Circle Event and they hosted a Christmas Card contest.
"Christmas/Holiday/Winter Card Contest. Bring an originally designed card using at least 2 Provo Craft products. Three (3) Cricut cuts must be used on each card."

For the PC products, I used: the Gypsy, E2 (thanks Angie), paper, and Cricut Cartridges. All of the cuts were from PC Cricut Cartridges: Joys of the Seasons, Christmas Village, and Paper Doll Dress Up

The stocking were hung from the mantle with care;
The holly was fresh and put "just there."

Time for bed for Santa is sure to be here soon;
Oops! Looks like someone forgot to put the fire out in the fireplace!
Poor Santa!

The really cool part about this card is that it is interactive. See the little button down there that is tied on to a string? You pull on it (gently) and Santa's legs jump about.

Here is a close up of the top of the card. I used Liquid Pearls for the dimension on the stockings and as the holly berries. Studio G glitter glue (similar to Stickles) was used on the holly leaves.

A closeup of the lower part of the card. Again Liquid Pearls for the berries and the cuffs of Santa's pants. Chalking for the soot on his pants, as well as for shading on different areas of the card. Studio G glitter glue on the leaves, Walmart irridescent glitter glue for the fire sparkle and embers (I couldn't find my red Stickles!). The fire was colored using a blending pen and inks from Close To my Heart (CTMH). I also used a CTMH marker for some shading along the fireplace.

I really love how it turned out. And I may try to put together a tutorial on how to make interactive pull toy-type projects, if you are interested.

Oh - and I won third place!

I just love to look at this card - but I don't think I will make all of my cards like this - probably? But what should I do with this card?