Sunday, October 28, 2012

My IMAGINE-ation Monday October 29, 2012 CCR Carts and the letter R

 


 Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is Monday and I hope the beginning of a beautiful week for everyone! Today is my turn to post at My Cricut Craft Room. The project was to show case the letter "R". This card actually came together rather easy for me... Must have been because I did not include a sentiment! For those that fallow my blog closely, they know that this is my biggest challenge to include a sentiment. So without further waiting here is my card!





"Roses and Ribbons" I used Rock Princess and Fancy Frames cartridges to create this card.





The top picture shows the layout of the paper and the bottom picture shows the cut out pieces. My goal was to create a dimensional flower bouquet. The rose is from Rock Princess on page 50. I used all the layers.




This flower was a little "tricky" to create so it was not looking flat without adding pop dots in between the layers. (As I am typing this I just realized that this could have been a better solution...lol. Will have to try this out!) I used the end of a paint brush to roll the edges.


Here is one finished Rose. You can see that I added some Stickles to the edges of some layers. I made one of those Roses and two I flipped on my Gypsy.



  Here you see the other "flipped" Roses and the bottom picture shows the layout of the bouquet. Now it was time for the frame.





You see the two frame cuts and then I cut one more where I had "hidden" the inside rectangle from the shadow cut to become the back ground for the frame.These cuts are from Fancy Frames cartridge.




For the bow I cut three strips of ribbon and then tied them into a bow. Tugged and re-adjusted until it just looked right.







Then it was time to add the pieces together and then pop dot the frame. The last two pictures show some close ups from the bow and the dimension on the frame. And as always one more picture of the final card:




For the finishing touch I added stick pearls onto each corner. I hope you enjoyed the card that I made for you all today, I sure had fun creating it. Now it is time for you to go to My Cricut Craft Room to take a look at all the other wonderful and creative projects that my Design Team Sisters have in store for you! 

Until soon,
 Nadja  



Monday, October 22, 2012

Card CreatingTuesday October 23, 2012-PINK cards…. For Cancer Awareness

                 



Hello fellow Crafters,
It is time for another post for My Cricut Craft Room. Today we were asked by Erica to create a Pink Card for Cancer Awareness. This is a special project for me. I have had a family member being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and unfortunately she did not win the fight. I also have had the opportunity to participate twice in the St. Rose Dragon Boat Regatta here in Las Vegas, this Regatta is to raise money for breat cancer awareness and to support the families that are affected by this cancer. When we paddled last year I was asked to decorate a paddle and I came up with a special flower for this. I have used this flower for my card today. Here is the card that I made:





I used the Stand and Salute and George and Basic Shapes cartridges for this project. Since I did not have the Pink Journey cartridge that has a ribbon on it. Let me take you through some of the steps on how I created the flower made out of Ribbons.



The top picture is the ribbons that I sized into three different sizes. For the flower I used three rows of 5 ribbons. The bottom picture shows the layout of the different shades of pink papers. All papers are scraps and are a heavier card stock so I would be able to shape them easier.







This sequence of pictures shows from the top how I used the stylus and my mouse pad to shape the ribbon to curl inward. I started on the outside top corner of the ribbon part and moved inward. Repeat on both sides and you will end up with one of the "petals" on the right side of the last picture.






Once I had all the petals shaped it was time to glue them together. The darkest row I shaped the edges over the end of a paintbrush to curl out a bit.






Here you can see the rows glued together, with a center brad added and the edges highlighted with Stickles. I love the way this flower looks.








For the background of the flower I used a Heartfelt Creation Stamp Bella Rose with matching die. I stamped the image with pink ink and then used template cut to place over the image. As the template is in place I fit the die and it ensures that you get a good cut.




This time around it was easy to add the sentiment. I chose a Just Rite set "Be Strong". I was so tempted to use my Spellbinder die to cut out the oval but decided to go the Cricut route. I opened up my Gypsy and placed an oval on the mat and then undid the "yellow " locks under the width and hight section. Then I measured the size of my stamp- hight and width. I added a quarter inch to the measurements and entered that for the measurements. After I cut the oval I was ready to stamp both images on. Both images are from the same set.


This picture shows the start of the arranging of the flowers and some bling. And one more look at the finished card:




I hope you enjoyed this project, I sure am glad you came by to take a look. Now it is time for you to go over to My Cricut Craft Room and check out the other gorgeous cards that my Design Team Sisters have created for you today. May your day be blessed....


Until soon,
Nadja

 



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Theme Day Thursday October 18, 2012- Boy or girl child’s birthday


  



Hello fellow Crafters,
Today is my turn to post over at My Cricut Craft Room. Our assignment for today was to create a Boy or Girl Birthday card. Since I have a lot of Boys around in my family I opted  for the Girl card. Here is what I came up with.....





I used the Create A Critter cartridge for this project. This was a very fast and simple card. The only thing "fancy" is the welding of a few shapes to make this happen.




Here you see the way the pieces were laid out on my Gypsy screen. The red part is showing the welded part for the base of this card. I used the pillow and the shadow feature of the cat. Once I placed the cat onto the pillow where I liked it I welded the pieces together. From there I copied the shape and flipped up. The next step was to weld those two shapes together and the base shape for the card was done. I did  use all the layer pieces 





 
The top picture shows the placement of the papers to coordinate with the Gypsy screen placement of the pieces for the card. The bottom picture shows the actual pieces cut out. To form the base for the card I folded the piece in half and I was ready for the assembly of the card.





I inked the edges of the pillow ruffles with my Distress Marker Victorian Velvet.







The bow got a few treatments... One was some ink, Distress Marker Worn Lipstick and the other was with an embossing stylus I softened the edges and then run the stylus from the knot center to the outside to give the effect of the folds.




 Some purple bling to jazz up the ruffles...





The sentiment "Happy Birthday" is from  Whimsy Stamps with the matching die.




 The center of  the bow got a pink chrystal center.





I added the sentiment between the cat and the base to make it appear like a crown and the card was done!




In the words of my 6 year old... Ta da!!!!!
I had so much fun creating a cute girl birthday card and it came together so easy! I hope you enjoyed my post today. Make sure you check out My Cricut Craft Room and take a look at all the other super creative project from my Design Team Sisters. And if you have time leave a little note... We all love to hear from our viewers and what you think!

Until soon,
Nadja 


   



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday October 10, 2012 Cut a a shadow feature reversed

       

Hello fellow Crafters,
It is Wednesday and it is my day to post for My Cricut Craft Room. Today Erica challenged us to use not only a shadow feature but we were to use the negative! To add to the challenge we were not to use the negative cut as a mask. Oy... when I signed up for this I knew it would be tricky but I had an idea. Well as it usually goes with me that idea had to get "scrapped" rather quickly and I had to re-group. Here is what I came up with:


I used two cartridges for this card, Camp Out and Campin' Critters
For the challenge component I used the Camp Out shadow feature of the trees.




The first picture shows that I used the rectangle shape to size the trees and the placement. After I had that established I deleted the rectangle since I did not need that cut. I used an already folded white card and placed it on the cutting mat so the design would be cut where I wanted it - on the bottom section of the card. Once that cut was done I cut the design paper to the size that I needed and placed it so it would be cut at the same spot as the card base. After that I glued the design paper to the front.

Here you see the background paper already in place behind the tree cut in the front page of the card. For some added detail I did cut out some of the trees and placed them in. I forgot to take a picture of this step... You will see it in a bit.


This sequence shows some pictures of the Gypsy layout of the pieces and the card stock for the cuts.



Here you see the bird build layer by layer. He is from the Campin' Critter cartridge on page 45   When I saw this bird I knew that I wanted to use a Get Well Sentiment that he carries through the forest.



The top picture you see my first attempt of the sentiment. I thought that the design of the paper would look nice with the card... Right up until I placed it on the card and it just did not work for me at all! So I took the background paper of the trees with the dots. I added some Pine Needle Distress Marker around the edges. 

 
I did jazz the birdie up a bit with some eyes and some white marks and placed him on the upper left corner.

 
Now you can see the sentiment, bird and the added trees in place on the card. As I looked at this it felt like there was something missing... In looking around my piles of goodies I found the answer....

 
Not only was it the answer to my missing "something" but also my answer to adding something pink in remembrance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Before I forget I wanted to let everyone know that the papers that I used are form the Kaiser Craft Paper Pad "Tiny Woods"  So one more quick look at the finished card.


Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and now it is time to check out some of the other projects that my Design Team Sisters have in store for you. I know for certain that you will not be disappointed with their creativity of their projects. Head on over to My Cricut Craft Room for more details...

Until soon,
Nadja