Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holiday's Christmas Card

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Card Creating Tuesday hosted by Erica at My Cricut Craft Room. If you would like to see more cards, head on over to Erica's blog to see what the other design team members have created for you!

My card today is a very easy, and cute Christmas card that I made to give to the child care workers at my MOPS meeting.

Items used:
  • A7 Card base
  • Patterned paper 
  • ribbon 
  • White, green, and red card stock
  • pop-dots
  • ATG adhesive
  • Memento ink
  • PBD sentiment stamps
  • Jolly Holiday's cricut cartridge 
  • xyron sticker maker
  • twine
  • Label die - from PBD
How To:
  • I started by cutting the patterned paper down to fit the front of the card base. I attached it with ATG adhesive
  • I cut the snowmen out at 3 inches and attached the layers together using my xryon sticker maker
  • Because the arms for the snowmen cut out so small for this size cut, I just used a black gel pen to draw the arms onto the snowman. 
  • I added the ribbon to the bottom of the card to add a little pop of color, and used ATG to adhere it to the card base
  • I attached the snowmen with pop-dots 
  • I also used the label die from PBD to cut out the tags for the front and used a PBD stamp for the sentiment for both the tag and the inside. The tag is also attached with pop-dots. The tag is finished off with a little bow made with twine.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Card Display Frame

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share with you all this really cute frame that I made to display all the wonderful Christmas cards that will be arriving in the mail over the next couple of weeks!

I used a 16 x 20 poster frame, wrapped the back piece in paper and then attached ribbon with a staple gun! The flat cards are held on with clothes pins and folded cards just hang over the ribbon!

*If you like this item, it is available in my Etsy store!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 100 Cartridge Blog Hop - Day 2

My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cricut Cartridge December Blog Hop Day Two

Welcome to day two of the My Cricut Craft Room 100 cartridge blog hop! I hope that you have enjoyed all the wonderful projects from yesterday, and that you enjoy the projects today. You should have come from Erica's blog, if you didn't then you should head over to her blog to check out her post! 

Today I have used Cheerful Seasons and Hoot 'n' Holler to make two different Christmas cards for you! 

The first card is made using Hoot 'n' Holler! I just Love this cartridge so much, and I happen to have the perfect stamp set to go with it! I cut the Happy Hoo-lidays tag at 2 inches. The bird stamp is from Pink by design, as are the sentiment stamps in the inside of the card.

For my second card I used Cheerful seasons. I cut the wreath at 3 inches. The "Seasons greetings" tag is from a Provo Craft die for the cuttlebug. The sentiment stamps are all from Pink by Design.

 I hope you enjoyed my cards today! The next stop in the hop is Lezlye! 

My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Samantha http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Lezlye http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/
Connie http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/
Erica http://ericascraftroom.blogspot.com/
Sharon http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
Rosa http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/
Tracy http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/
Enjoli http://mississippihippycrafts.blogspot.com/
Audrey http://scrappyemt.blogspot.com/
Gayle http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/ -
Kat http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com/
Patricia http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/
Blog Candy http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would first like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Today I will share with you the cards that I made for some friends and family for Thanksgiving. :)

The sentiment stamps for the card are from Pink By Design, and the pumpkin face is from Peachy Keen. :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stationery card

Gift Wrapped Christmas Card
Create beautiful photo Christmas cards at Shutterfly.com.
View the entire collection of cards.
My Family's Christmas card for this year! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Back Blog Hop

Welcome to the Giving Back Blog Hop!  We wanted to give back to the person who has given so much to us!   So, this is in honor of Erica from My Cricut Craftroom.  

You should have come from Patricia at http://micraftygal.blogspot.com.  If you are starting at my blog, you will want to start with Kat’s Blog so you don’t miss any of the great layouts.   When you get done hopping, you will want to go to Erica’s Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/EricasCraftRoom) and leave a comment on her page.   We will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win blog candy.

I was so honored to be asked to participate in this hop! I have had a blast being part of Erica's design team, so it is nice that we are able to give back to her! Since I have never met Erica in person, I don't have any pictures of us together. So I have left the page blank for her to put in a picture of her liking!

The next stop on the hop is Ricki at http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/.

The entire lineup in case you get lost is listed below.





















Friday, November 11, 2011

I promise I will be back!

Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts. I was on vacation, and then have been sick :( I am hoping to be back in the swing of normal activities in the next few days! I do have a special post for Sunday, so make sure the stop by and check that out!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have started at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/  if not please start at the beginning

I have used 3 cartridges for you today, and will give a little info about each project.

  • This wheelbarrow is from Cheerful Seasons and is cut at 2.5 inches
  • It will make the perfect tag for a fall layout page. 
  •  These name place setting tags are cut from Thanksgiving, and will be used on my Thanksgiving table.
  • They are cut at 1.5 inches
  • I choose to hand-write each name on the front rather than try and cut out the letters. The names could also be put on using sticker letters. 

  • This owl is from Hoot 'n' Holler and is cut at 2 inches
  • This was attached to a toothpic and made into cupcake toppers! 
  • Because the black dots for the eyes cut so small, I just used a black gel pen to fill in the eye holes. 

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up
1.     My Cricut CraftRoom- http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
2.     Sharon- Sharon  http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
4.     Holly  http://hollys-hobbie.blogspot.com/ -  
7.     Heather F http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/ -  
8.     Suzy's Crafts http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/ 
11.   Shelly http://kccroppers.blogspot.com -  
14.   Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com/ -  
15.   Jen BowkerRanney -http://myimagitivity.blogspot.com 

    Thursday, November 3, 2011

    Theme Day Thursday - Retro

    Hi and welcome to Theme Day Thursday! If you would like to see more Retro projects, head over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other design team members have made!

    Today's project is a birthday card for my mom! Her birthday is next week, and I figured this would be a perfect theme to make her a card with. :)

    Items uesd:
    • A7 card base
    • patterned paper
    • blue, black and white cardstock
    • Nifty Fifty Cricut Cartridge
    • pop-dots
    • ATG adhesive
    • Memento Ink
    • PBD sentiment stamp
    How to:
    • I started by cutting the Route 66 tag from Nifty Fifty at 4 inches 
    • I cut the patterned paper down to fit the front of the card base. Before attaching, I used a distressing tool to distress the edges of the patterned paper as well as the edges of the card base. 
    • I attached the tag to the card using pop-dots 
    • Last, I added the sentiment stamp to the inside of the card

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Festive Friday!

    Hi Everyone, and welcome to Festive Friday!! If you would like to see other festive projects, head on over to My Cricut Craft Room to check out what the other design team members have created for today!

    My project today is a Christmas card to add to my Christmas card stash. Christmas is fast approaching, and I have a big list of friends and family to send cards to so I am trying to get a head start on my cards!

    Items used:
    • A2 card base 
    • patterned paper 
    • ribbon
    • Christmas Card cricut cartridge
    • Red, white, and black cardstock
    • pop-dots
    • adhesive
    • memento ink
    • PBD sentiment stamp 
    How to:
    • I started by cutting my patterned paper down and inking the edges. To hide the seam of the two patterned pages, I added some festive ribbon.
    • The snowman is cut from Christmas Cards at 3 inches and attached to the card with a pop-dot
    • The inside is stamped with a PBD sentiment stamp using memento ink.

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    My Imagination Monday!

    Hi and welcome to Imagine-ation monday! If you would like to see other projects made with the imagine please head on over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other design team members have created for you today.

    Today's card is a birthday card for one of my sister-in-laws.

    Items used:
    • Card base
    • patterned paper
    • twine
    • Tag cut from Imagine Better Together cartridge
    • Sentiment stamps from PBD
    • Memento ink
    • adhesive
    • pop dots
    How to:
    •  I started by cutting the patterned paper to slightly smaller than the front of the card base
    • Next I strung the twine around the patterned paper and attached both to the front of the card base
    • I then used some pop-dots and attached the tag to the front of the card.
    • For the inside of the card, I added 2 sentiment stamps from PBD.

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    My Cricut Craft Room Fall Favorites Blog Hop

    Hi and welcome to the My Cricut Craft Room Fall Favorites blog hop!

    If you have come from Yvette http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com then you are in the right place. If you have just come to my blog today, and would like to start at the beginning, please go to Erica's blog at  http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com to start.

    My project for today's hop is nice and simple, yet festive!

    Items used:
    • Brown, red and orange cardstock
    • Cuttin' Up and Celebrations cricut cartridge 
    • adhesive
    • ribbon
    How to:
    • I cut the triangle's from Celebrations at 3 inches 
    • I cut the letters from Cuttin' Up at 2 inches and attached to the banner pieces with adhesive
    • I then fed the ribbon through the holes looping the ribbon back around the back side of the first and last piece to make loops to hang it from. 
    Your next stop on the hop is Shelly at http://kccroppers.blogspot.com! If you get lost along the way, here is the list of blogs!

    Erica http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com Yvette http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com Samantha http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com
    Gayle http://gscraptime.blogspot.com
    Erica’s project http://ericascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-creation-for-this-weekend.html
    Connie     http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com
    Lori~  www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
    Christina Capps      www.cema1cema.blogspot.com
    http://scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com Erica’s Blog Candy http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Live, Love, Grow

    He everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. I have been very busy with work and Etsy orders! Plus getting ready to go on vacation! By the time this post goes live, we will already be on vacation! We are driving to my In-Laws house on CO (about an 11 hour drive) to drop off our son and then my husband and I are flying to Florida to get onto a cruise to the Caribbean!

    Today's card is for my in-laws as today is their wedding anniversary!

    Items used:
    • DCWV card base
    • Memento Ink
    • Pop Dots
    • Black, green and yellow card stock
    • ATG
    • Bloom Cricut Cartridge
    • PBD sentiment stamp
    How to:
    • I started by cutting the "live, love, grow" tag at 1.5 inches from the Bloom cartridge 
    • I inked the front of a embossed DCWV card base to make the embossing pop out 
    • I attached the tag to the card using 2 pop dots
    • Then came the sentiment stamp on the inside of the card

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Festive Friday!

    Hi and welcome to Festive Friday! If you would like to see other festive Friday projects, head over to My Cricut Craft Room to check out what the other designers have made!

    For today's project, I have made 2 really cute Halloween cards. :)

     Items used:
    • A2 card bases 
    • Patterned paper
    • Ribbon
    • Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge 
    • Black, gray, orange, blue, green, white cardstock
    • pop-dots
    • ATG adhesive
    • Zig glue 
    • Memento ink
    • PBD stamps 
    • Rub-on ghost
    How to:
    • I started by cutting out the sign on the first card at 4 inches and the RIP stones at 2 inches.
    • I then cut the patterned paper down to 1/4 inches smaller than the A2 card base. (The patterned paper that I used is double sided so each card shows a side of the paper!)
    • Before attaching the patterned paper to the card base with ATG, I secured the ribbon to the paper and then attached both to the card base.
    • I used Zig glue to attach the layers of the cricut cuts together and then attached them to the card base with pop-dots 
    • On the inside of the cards, I used a sentiment stamp from PBD. On the street light card, I also added the little rub on ghost.

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    Not old...Vintage!

    Hi and Welcome to Imagine-ation Monday! If you would like to see other projects made with the Imagine head on over to My Cricut Craft Room to check out what the other design team members have created.

    My project today is a birthday card for a good friend of mine who's birthday is later this week.

    Items used:
    • A2 Card base
    • Yummy Imagine Cartridge 
    • Patterned paper
    • Brown Ink for distressing
    • ATG adhesive 
    • Pop Dots
    • Pink By Design Sentiment stamps
    • Memento Ink
    How To:
    • I first cut the "Not Old, Vintage" tag from Yummy at 3 inches 
    • I then cut the pink scroll border also from Yummy at 1.5 inches 
    • I attached the patterned paper and border cut using ATG adhesive 
    • I attached the "Not Old, Vintage" tag using Pop Dots 
    • The inside is stamped with 2 PBD sentiment stamps

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    October 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

    Hi everyone and welcome to the October 100 Cartridge Blog Hop! If you have just come across my blog and would like to start at the beginning, please go to My Cricut Craft Room to start the hop. If you have arrived from Audrey, then you are in the right place. :)

    Today I have used 7 cartridge incorporated in my projects to share with you! I started with 5, but as I was putting my projects together realized that I needed some accent cuts that were not available on the cartridges that I had already used.

    My first project is this cute pumpkin card! 

    • It is from Wild Card (pg 68) and cut at 4.5 inches. 
    • To get the pumpkin layer for this card, I actually had to cut the card out in black (the base) and again in orange to get the layer.
    • For the inside, I tried embossing the stamp and am not loving the outcome...however I am not going to give up, I just need to practice more! 
     My second project is this really cute list:

    • I started by cutting out the "Giving Thanks" from Celebrate with Flourish at 3 inches. I had originally thought that this would go on a layout, but once I was putting my cutouts on my layouts, I just didn't like how it was looking, so I put it aside and was working on my other projects with this idea popped into my head! 
    • The pumpkins are cut at 2.5 inches and are from Speaking of Fall (pg 11)
    • The numbers are cut at 3/4 inch and are from Cuttin' Up
    • The brown background is a A7 card base
    • The lined paper is cut to 8 inches x 6 3/4
    My third project is a 2 page layout using cuts from Cheerful Seasons.

    • "Fall" is cut at 3 inches and "Family" is cut at 2 inches (both from pg 51)
    • The background paper behind "fall" is cut from Christmas Cards at 5 1/4 inches
    • The background paper behind "family" is cut at 8 3/4 x 2.5 inches and I used a decorative corner punch on the corners. 
    My forth project is another 2 page layout!

    • The mummy, ghost, alien, and skeleton are all cut at 3 inches and are from Paper Doll Dress Up (pg 49) 
    • They are attached to the layout with pop-dots
    • On the skeleton, I traced the "bone" cuts with a white gel pen to make them stand out. 

    Blog Candy Time!

    I will be giving away to one lucky person a envelope full of embellishments from my stash as well as a coupon code good in my Etsy store! 

    There are 2 possible entries: 

    1. Become a follower of my blog (required) If blogger is having issues and isn't showing you the follow button, try refreshing the page.
    2. Go and "like" my facebook page (leave me a comment there if you like!), and come back here and let me know that you did so!

    I will draw a winner on Monday, October 3rd using Random.org and post the winner here on my blog!

    Here is the blog line up in case you get lost along the way!

    1.      Erica –   http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
    2.      Suzy Crafts - http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot..com 
    4.      Patricia -  http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/
    5.      Madison – http://funkycards.blogspot.com
    7.      Heather -  http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/
    12.  Tina Crafty and Green-  http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/
    13.  Audrey Scrappy EMT -  http://scrappyemt.blogspot.com/
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