Sunday, December 30, 2012

My IMAGINE-ation Monday December 31, 3012- New Years Eve- Something Sparkly


Hello  fellow Crafters'

First I want to wish everyone from our home to yours a "Happy New Year". May the new year bring everything that you have hoped for to you. 
So for today's post at My Cricut Craft Room our challenge was to create a New Years Eve project that was sparkly. Here is my creation....

I used Sweetheats, Simply Charmed and Paper Lace cartridges for this card. Let me show you some details on how I created this card.

 My inspiration for the card came from the sparkling paper that I found at Michael's. On my Gypsy I designed and sized all the parts that I needed for this card. The green is for the bottle of champagne, the purple for background and bow, light blue and brown for another piece of background, white for the glasses and the silver for the shadow of one of the background pieces. 

Next I focused on the dress up of the champagne bottle. This bottle is from the Simply Charmed cartridge (page 71) . I did take out the cut lines for the label and added my own. I also spruced it up with some  Stickles Crystal and Copper.

After that I added some Stickles to my background pieces. These were cut from the Paper Lace cartridge (page 37) 2 Shadow>. The brown and purple pieces were cut at the same size. I only applied Stickles to have of the edges since I knew that most of the edges were going to be covered by the main piece. 

For my sentiment I wanted to keep it simple but sparkly.... I heat embossed the stamp with Classic Pewter. Just a quick side note: I head embossed this from the underside. In case the heat gun gets to hot and discolors the paper you won't see it! The sentiment was cut out with a small Spellbinder Circle die and then I added Lavender Stickles around the edge.

Then it was time to put the pieces together. Covered a white card with my inspiration paper. Then it was time to layered the main background. Bottle with the champagne glasses were added. The glasses and the bows were cut from the Sweethearts cartridge (page 70) again I delete the cut lines from the inside of the glasses. The purple and brown pieces were placed behind the main background. The middle picture shows what I first thought would be the finished card. The more I looked at it the more I knew that it needed some more of something. So I started to play with the flowers. Ended up moving the sentiment to the other side. More bling was added and some Rhinestones to finish the look. Now I was happy with the

This picture shows the layers with the pop dots. The sentiment did get a double layer of pop dots to ensure that it would be raised above the background.
One last look at the finished card:

For more creations check out My Cricut Craft Room.  I hope you had an enjoyable visit and will blog again in the New Year 2013!!!

Until soon,

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wednesday December 26, 2012 Card Creating WEDNESDAY – National Thank You Day, Thank you cards.

Hello fellow Crafters,

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a blessed day full of good food, family or friends and great memories! Today at My Cricut Craft Room we are creating Cards for the National Thank You Day. Here is my card that I created:

For this card I used the Folk Art Festival cartridge that I just picked up a few weeks back at Michael's. I Love this cardridge! There are so many cute cuts on this one. When I saw this design (page 67 Font Blackout) I knew I wanted to use it for the Thank You card. As usually I will show you some pics on how I made this. I used a technique that I played with a while back with Modellier-Creme from Viva Decor.


The top picture shows my template covered with the Modellier- Creme No. 501. I used the Cricut spatula to spread the paste as evenly as possible over the plastic template. The template is 6x6 and from The Crafters Workshop. Once you have covered the space and made it as smooth as possible remove the template and you will have something like the bottom picture. Once I had this I let it dry. On a side note- This time I used a heavier card stock rather then regular paper and the results are much better. The paste is quiet wet and depending on your negative spaces to fill the paper get quiet wet. So do consider that as you design your creation.

Here are the pictures of what came next... I did size and fit every cut on my Gypsy and the Stamp is from a Martha Steward stamp set. The design cut very nicely and once the lace piece was cut I did use my Ranger Distress Marker, Dusty Concord to trace all the cuts inside and outside.

For this cut in the middle I wanted to make sure that the square would touch all the sides. In order to make this happen without guessing I marked the center of both sides of the light purple design (top pic) and measured the distance in between. That gave me the measurement for the length of each side of the square.

Then it was just a matter of layering the different components toghether. All the orange cuts where inked with ranger Distress Marker Wild Honey and the purple cuts with the Dusty Concord. 

At this time I wanted to pop dot the center piece to give the card some more dimension. The top picture shows that after I use the dots I do cut up the left over piece, so everything is getting used. Next came the embellishment of the side of the center piece. I used a variety of colors and sizes of Roses that I have in my stash. I even used some beads. The green leaves where die cut from a Spellbinder Set Foilage Two. I also found some orange pearls while going through my treasures and thought that the corners could use some dazzling up. Of course I needed to add some Stickles for some sparkle!  
One more look at the final card:

I hope you have enjoyed your stay as much as I had creating this card! I have to confess it is one of my favorites. Now head on over to My Cricut Craft Room to take a look at some of the other projects that are being shown off by my talented Design Team Sisters.

Until soon,


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday December 18, 2012 Jingle Bells Theme


Hello fellow Crafters,

It is Tuesday and my turn to post for My Cricut Craft Room. I can not believe that Christmas is just right around the corner! My little boys are so excited and eager to open up those little doors on their Advents Calendar knowing at the end it will be Christmas.
Alright back to my post. Today's task was to create a project with Jingle Bells. Here is what I came up with:

I used Storybook and Christams Solution cartridges for this card.

Here are some more pictures on how I created this card:
I started out with the bell and the bow. These are from the Christmas Solution cartridge. 

Once I cut out the bow and bell I started to embellish the bow. I followed the cut lines with a black marker. I did not like it. I used a red marker and tried to add some shading to it... really was not my thing either. Then I added the Stickles to it and I started to like it!
The bell did not receive a whole lot of attention just the glitter paper underneath the bell paper for some sparkle.

For the actual card I started out with some brown paper and added some little jingle bells that I found at the craft store. I used a piece of string and knotted the bells into it. I tried to space them in equal parts so the largest bell would be in the middle. When I tied them I also started with the largest in the middle. Attaching the string to the paper was the most challenging part of this I must have had moved the string about ten times and I was amazed that the tape still had anything sticky left...hahaha. Then came the colored paper. The background for the bell was sized and cut with my Gypsy. I used Storybook cartridge for this. The layer of the background was pop doted to the rest of the card.

The sentiment is stamped with a Whimsy stamp and then cut with the matching die. And here is one more look at the finished card:

I hope you enjoyed the card and it is now time for you to check out some more creativity at My Cricut Craft Room. My Design Team Sisters have some more amazing cards in store for you!

Until soon,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Theme Day Thursday December 13, 2012 Perky Penguin Day!


Hello fellow Crafters,

I am very excited to share a project with you. Today My Cricut Craft Room has challenged us to create a project with a Penguin! There are so many different Penguins on all the Cricut Cartridges (and I have a few of those) that it was hard to pick the ONE that I wanted. Well I ended up using three!!! Here is the finished card that I made for you....

For this card I used the ZooBalloo and Winter Frolic cartridges. Once I had the design in my head it was pretty simple to put it all together. Let me show you how I did it:

First off here are the cuts that I made. As you can imagine I used my Gypsy to size and place the pieces on the mat. The blue paper has the tree cuts. The trees are from the Winter Frolic cartridge page 50 . I used three of them and sized them in three different hights. I wanted to play with dimension. The penguins are from ZooBalloo page 97. I used the regular cut and the Lower/Layer function for this card.

For the snowy hills I used a glitter paper that was already wavy. 
From there I made a template from regular paper. The top picture shows the outline from my card and then the different hill shapes that I wanted. Once they were cut out I remembered to flip the template over before putting that onto the back side of my glitter paper (before I even ruined the paper I remembered that
Then I traced the template on my paper and cut them out. Next was to adhere the layers. I started with the furthest back amd taped it down on my card. The next layer got pop dots on it and then was adhered to the card. For the last layer the top portion of the layer got one set of pop dots and the bottom part got two pop dots on top of each other to compensate for the hight. The last picture shows the layers with all the pop dots.

For the sentiment I chose a Just Rite Stamp from the "A Merry Little Christmas Set". I used Black Memento ink, highlighted the edges with Copic Markers B0000 and B000 and used the Distress Marker Dusty Concord along the edge of the cut out circle.

Extra details were added like snowflakes that came from the Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch and Crystal Stickles. Stickles were added to the trees and to the background.

And here is one final look at the finished card. I hope you have enjoyed your stay and now it is time for you to take a look at all the other great and amazing projects that the rest of my Design Team Sisters have in store for you! Go back to My Cricut Craft Room and check them all out. And if you like our creations we sure would enjoy and appreciate any comments that you have for us!

Until soon,