Friday, July 23, 2010

A Stamped Flower Card

I was sitting in the house trying to soothe my sunburn last night so I decided to make a card (which always cheers me up :)

I used an Autumn Leaves Stamp Set for the flower stamp, the My Minds Eye "Home" Glitter paper stack, an Inque Boutique Thank You stamp, Martha Stewart ribbon, the Bow-Easy, and Close to My Heart Cocoa Ink.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

A ladybug card and video

So I was sitting at my scrapping desk today, admiring all of my new goodies and just had to make something with them! So here is my creation. I used my Gypsy to alter the ladybug from Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge...instead of circles on his shell, I used hide contour and made them hearts to match the patterned paper.

Have I mentioned how much I love my new Gypsy?! My mind is spinning with all the possibilities and creations to make with it. Stay tuned :)

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A Scrappy Haul :)

I haven't done a haul video for a while so I made one showing all my goodies from my recent shopping adventures. So fun!

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

2 more Gypsy cards

I am having a blast with my new Gypsy...I just can't seem to put it down! Today I made 2 fun cutout cards. I used Gypsy Wanderings for the cherry card and Cherry Limeade for the bird card. I tried to make a video demonstrating one of them but my video program wasn't cooperating.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm so in love!!

I finally got my Gypsy today and I am wondering why I waited so long to get it! It took a lot to convince me that I wanted one but now that I have it, I know I will use it a ton. I'm figuring it out without too much trouble and it's so much fun! Here are the two cards I made with it so far...

My son is going to a birthday party tomorrow so I made this card for the birthday boy. This was the first time I welded...I welded the gift to the blue frame. (I used Gypsy Wanderings for the frame and the gift).

This card was made with 4 different cartridges. I've never used that many cartridges on 1 card's too much of a hassle to switch them in and out. (The cartridges used were Just Because Cards for the Card and scallop, Create a Critter for the hippo and the word bubble, Gypsy Wanderings for the sun, and Plantin Schoolbook for the grass). I also used Joyslife stamps for the sentiment.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cricut Lite Lovely Floral Card

Here is a card I made with the Lovely Floral Cartridge...I really love this cartridge. It has some very girly, cute shapes. It also has a very nice font (I haven't tried using that yet, so I'm not sure how it cuts). I also used the Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie paper pad which is SO adorable!

I did a tutorial video for this card, you can see it here...

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Carousel Layout

Okay, here's my layout using the Carousel cartridge...this was the one that I was most excited about when I saw the previews of the Lites. I love the shapes and the look of the font...but... the font was a nightmare! The top layer of the font was so thin and very difficult to peel off of the mat as well as adhere to the bottom layer. I cut my letters out at 1 1/2" and it was almost impossible. I think the letters would be much easier if you cut them larger and used cardstock for your top layer (I used patterned paper, which is much thinner).

I do love the end result but it took a lot more time than I prefer to spend on a layout. I went a little brad crazy on this one ;). Here's the video of me showing the details.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Celebrate With Flourish School Layout

I don't think I will be able to pick a favorite out of my new Lite cartridges, I love them all so much! This one is just so versatile, it takes you through all of the Holidays and Seasons. I made this layout using the Becky Higgins School Expansion Kit that I got a few years ago. I also used my EK Success border punch to give some of the papers a "notebook" look.

Here is the video of me explaining it...

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Hoot 'n' Holler Card for MPS Color Challenge

I wasn't sure I wanted the Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge until I saw all the talented Youtube crafters showing their projects made with it. I am so glad I bought it, it is adorable! I made this card for the My Pink Stamper Color Challenge (which was a challenge to use green, pink, orange, and brown). This was definitely a stretch for me because I don't normally mix orange and pink...but I really like the end result.

I used the Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge for the owls on the branch (the layering was pretty easy) and Create a Critter for the word bubble. I used a Fiskars border punch (I think it's called "A Tisket a Tasket") for the pink paper. Here's a video with a little more explanation...

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