Monday, August 31, 2009

Glue, Scissors, Paper challenge BLOG

Hey folks - if you like a good challenge (and I do!), hop on over and why not make a creation for the Challenge 1- "Anything Halloween" at Glue, Scissors, Paper.
Can you believe 2 more months till Halloween! Bahhhahhhhh Ohhhhh Booooo LOL

I entered my Wrap Around Halloween Card I created on 8-17-09. Check it out my creation and also enter your item on the blog above!

Have fun!

BBtB challenge - use the ribbon cut on Paper Pups

Head on over to the PAPER PUPS...RIBBON CHALLENGE...AND BLOG HOP at Bitten By the Bug. We are asked to use the ribbon cut on Paper Pups.
When I saw the cut - oddly enough I thought of a rabbit. Don't ask me why, but I just has to bend down the ribbon portion to look like floppy ears.
I will send this to my daughter in a few weeks once she is settled into college.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Baseball Solutions keypad LO cheat sheet

Click and print for a larger printed version. To be able to see all details.

HOT - The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge 45

Over at The Cuttlebug Spot this week Challenge # 45 : Hot - we had to use the word HOT in our creation.
I used it on a LO. The title was cut from Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge twice at 1" in black then red. The images were cut from Baseball Cricut solutions cartridge.
Score board was cut at 3"
The player fielding a catch was cut at 1"
The player hitting the ball was cut at 3"

Welcome Little one

This weeks new challenge is to use a stamp or stamp set you have never used or only used once! Hop on over to for the Wake It Up Wednesday Challenge
Here is my creation using two stamps I bought and had not used. The giraffe from Imaginisce and the phrase from StudioG. Back ground cs is embossed with Floral Fantasy cuttlebug folder as well as the circle mat (Coluzzle). I also ran a strip of the same color cs through the Herringbone folder to look like ribbon. Couple pearls added. Cute!

Die Cuts R Us - Diorama card

Friday's Tutorial - How to Make Diorama Card was a perfect challenge for me as I needed to make a cardfor my neice. Her birthday (11th) is in a couple days.
I added one extra insert to show her age. (11 in green)
All cuts made from Wild Card Cricut cartridge. Embossing from Cuttlebug birthday folder and swiss dots.

Celebrate at 6"
11 at 5"
Streamers at 4 1/2 and 3 3/4

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

BLOG Candy at the Scrapping Cottage

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I love the wishing well die. Oh so lovely!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Die Cuts R Us Challenge - date

Die Cuts R Us Challenge: Keep The Date This week's challenge: USE A DATE AS THE MAIN foucus to the card or LO.
I used the # 25 on the Bingo card to highlight the upcoming Christmas Holiday.
By double punching a circle to suround the #25. (Used my Creative Memory double punch)
The base card is embosed with the Holiday folder by Cuttlebug.
I only inked two of the words as not to make it look too busy. The PP is from SU, ribbon - misc roll I had. A little glitter on the circle for glitz

Monday, August 24, 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Challenge 31

You are to make a non A2 card. So I went to my Cricut Joy of the Season cartridge and really wanted to do the train.... and I made it into an ornament card.

Four cuts and one stamping - a little glitter... and I came up with this.
1) Cut the stencil of a train at 5" (green - I cut off the hanger piece)
2) Cut the ornament foundation front card at 5" (black)
3) Cut the card (ornament) full foundation also in 5"
4) Cut Merry Christmas (only used Merry on the inside) at 3"
Sprinkled glitter on top of merry to look like snow.
Added glitter to the ornament hanger.
Stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up on white and punched it out w/a 1" circle and pop dot it on the train.
White pen for doodles

Joy of The Season Keypad cheat sheet

click and print for a nice big keypad, no more squinting!
Page are referenced as they arein my handbook.
If yours difer - let me know and I'll custom one for you.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gift Card slider from Project Tuesday

While I took a break from making Disney character "Chip", I was blog hopping and came upon this lovely blog- there are weekly challenges.
If you know me, I love these type of things!
Therefore, Project Tuesday - Surprise Gift Card Holder I just had to try.
Here is what I came up with.

The top image is from Studio G Fairy limited series.
layer of white card stock run through Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.
Martha Stewart border punch used outside and inside
Silk flowers from ACM pulled aprt and glued begind the matted imaged.

So what happens, when the recipent opens the card, the gift card slides up.

Here is a closer pic.
Oh the stamp images are: Heart from Imaginisce, and "for you" from Studio G

Directions for Triangle Ornaments

Click and print

Triangle box ornaments

These are 2" triangle boxes (I had saved the quick directions from Kathie McGuire) I see TBBM also has this on there as a cut. But I took it one step further I added little cuts to the front. All cuts were from Joy of The Season Cricut cartridge.
I will be putting these on packages and then they can hang on a Christmas Tree.

Reindeer 2" (page 45)
Polar Bear 1" (page 52)
Penguin 1" (page 52)
Snowflake3 1 1/2"
Tree 1 1/2" and 2"
Train 2 1/2" (page 59) (I made the train track)

Michael's 40% off one original priced item

Aug 23 - 29th
click and print

Walgreens 25 free prints with 25

Coupon code BUY25GET25 through 8-29-09

Directions - tutorial for 2010 Bookmark Calendar

(Click the picture to then save and print)
1) Print the calendar as you see it. ** HINT** Print on NORMAL
2) Cut the calendar down the middle and trim each sides to 1/4 margin all the way around ** HINT** use my guide marks. You may have to trim just a little more off the left and right sides
3) Cut 2 pieces of card stock at 7 1/4" x 2 1/4", adhere each calendar piece to them
4) Cut the final layer of double sided card stock at 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"
5) Adhere each 6 month portion to one side of card card stock
6) Round the edges or angle the top edge of bookmark
7) Punch hole in top 1/4" down and in the row of W add eyelet and tie on ribbons and charms
Any questions - let me know - SherylGreene Sheryl's Crafting Corner

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Jazzy Inspirations challenge #18

Over at Jazzy Inspirations 18- Sonny Rollins Inspired we had to make a card using green, white and black.
Here is mine:

It was so hard not to color the lady bug!
Here is an angle view so you can see that I embossed the card stock layer using Stylized Flowers
Here is the inside - I cut the "butterfly" and "love" from Cricut Cartridge Home Accents at 2 1/2

2010 Callendar Bookmark

I created this bookmark as a gift. The bookmark finish size is 8 1/2 x 2 1/2
I created the calendar months going down both sides of the bookmark and mounted it twice on cardstock. The dates can easily be read by keeping to 6 months on each side.

2010 was cut from Graphically Speaking at 1/2"
White eyelet is placed at the top to allow me to pull two strands of yarn through, a couple charms adorn the yarn.
I created the directions in an Excel document and will post as a pdf soon.
If you click each picture you may see details clearer

Don Juan Keypad layout cheat sheet

I made this for a MBer. I do not have this cart - looks interesting though

Scraplift myself

I needed to make a couple sympathy cards and I really liked the card I created earlier this month. So I scraplift myself.
The stamp set is from Stampin' Up as well as the sheer ribbon.
Cuddlebug folder used was Herringbone to emboss the cs under the sentiment.

After I took these pics I did take my glitter pen and go inside the dragonfly to add a little accent to the images.
The saying says:
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
I think this saying is fitting for a sympathy card.

Friday, August 21, 2009

How to make a cute bat out of circles

Hi All,
I found this last year and made some decorations and a card, this year I made a quickie card tonight and will show you have to make the bat you see in the card below.

You can do this with either a Coluzzle Circle cutting template - or with your Cricut in different circle sizes or with circle punches.

If you use the Coluzzle as I did, cut one of each of the 4 inner rings.

Cut the smallest circle (1inch) in half. This will be the ears.
The next circle (1 1/2 inch) is the head. Add googly eyes and a mouth with a white pen
The body is a 2" circle.
The wings is cut from the 4th (largest) circle (2 1/2 inch) cut in half and punch out scallops to look like wings.

1) adhere the ears to the head, then place eyes and mouth as you like. Put aside for a min.
2) adhere wings to the body, tilt them a little in either direction to give him personality.
3) pop dot the head by putting foam dots on the back, place onto the body, you can have him looking worried or confused by titling his head.

I have also done him upside down in a card I did last year.
Have fun - let me know if you make him.

Paper Cutz Challenge #5 - something that flies

Hmm.... not sure why I am in a Halloween mood, but as soon as we were told that Paper Cutz Challenge # 5 was something to do with an item that flies... I thought of bats!

Here is my creation:

Directions will be i nmy next post.
I used my Circle Coluzzle and Martha Stewart punch and stamps

Thursday, August 20, 2009

BBTB challenge - use WIMG card2/envie2 cut

I had to give this a whirl. At BBtB blog we had to cut a yellow envie from Walk In My Grden cartridge and also the accompanying card. (Mine cut at 4 1/2")

I embossed the top flap of the envelope (cut from SU paper) and the front of the card. The front of the card I ran brown ink over to bring out the embossing (Used Cuddlebug Victoria folder). I have been staring at this floral wide wire edge ribbon and thought this would be perfect to layer on the cover.

Added some flowers and a sentiment. A few rhinestones for bling! This will be going to my MIL for her birthday next month.

Bubble technique at 1CardCreator

You have to try this out. I know I will.

Please read Diane's post and try it out. 1Cardcreator August 19, 2009 posting.
Here is a sample of what she did after blowing bubbles w/food coloring and a little sugar, it leaves a fun pattern on the papers.

I'll post mine after they dry.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cookout invite shape card

I used this card for two challenges:
1) Cuttlebug Challenges Cuttlebug Be Inspired #45(Shape Cards) and 2) for Challenge # 44: You are Invited at The Cuttlebug Spot

I needed a grill for our up coming cookout - so I used the baby carriage and modified it for a grill.
I found the cut on Stretch Your Imagination.
I cut it 4 times, used a silver pen for highlights.
You're Invited is cut at 3" from Wild Card Cricut Cartridge.

Stretch Your Imagination Keypad layout cheatsheet

I find these are helpful for me as the image is larger than the keypad itself and I can also quickly find the page in the handbook.

Here is one for Stretch Your Imagination
Click on the pic and save and print for a reference.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Far out!

I made this card for my nephew who will be turning 11.
The base card is cut from Wild Card Cricut Cartridge at 4 1/2"

Inside is embossed using the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Folder
The funky symbol on the front is from Accent Essentials from Cricut cut at 2 1/4"
I used my Coluzzle to cut out the alien and inked him as well.

He is pop dot onto the card for a little dimension.
Happy Birthday stamp from Michael's dollar bin.

I got the alien idea from Better Homes and Gardens