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Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The next card is a 5x7 Fireworks card using Stand and Salute. I used some printed paper from the DCWV, The Stack 6. I cut the blue fireworks using a pearl finished paper at 4" and then, the red at 3 1/2". The inside, white fireworks were cut at 3 1/2" using white glittered paper. Again, I used my Celebrate Freedom stamp on the inside.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

United We Stand

I got the Stand & Salute cartridge a couple of weeks ago as well as the Independence Day Solutions Cartridge. I also got a Stampendous clear stamp that says 'Celebrate Freedom'. I decided I would make some 4th of July cards this year for the people I know that July 4th has special meaning for or just enjoy celebrating it every year. So, for the next six days, I am going to post a new July 4th themed card. I hope you enjoy them!

This first card I made for my uncle who is a veteran. As I get older, I realize how important it is to thank those who serve and those who have served. I know it means so much to him so, I hope he likes the card.

I used all solid paper making this one. I cut the 'United We Stand' phrase using the FRAME feature on Stand & Salute. I cut it at 4 1/2" and it fit perfectly for my 4 1/2 x 6 3/8 card. I then cut the flag banner at 3 3/4" using the Independence Day cartridge, cutting all three layers. Last was the 'Saluting Man' from the Stand & Salute cart. I cut two of them at 3", blackout & shadow only, I wanted to keep it plain. On the inside, I cut 1/2" strips of red, white, & blue paper and added them to the bottom & I used my 'Celebrate Freedom' stamp.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Anniversary Card

Here is the Anniversary card I made for my husband. I used the Tie The Knot cartirdge and a standrard A2 card. I cut the champagne glasses and all the layers to go with them and then the phrase 'Happily Ever After'. The patterned background paper is from The Simple Elegance stack from The Paper Studio. It was quite difficult to cut the phrase as it's a very thin cut....and just as difficult to glue quickly. :) I glued the 'Ever After' to the left over piece of patterned cardstock and then used a corner punch to spice it up a little....although, no matter what I did, I could not get the interior picture to post horizontally on this post. I gave up after 12 tries!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Princess Castle Invites

I have completed the Princess Castle Invites for my daugther's BD party. I used the Once Upon A Princess cartridge. To make this one, I used DS for the base of the card. I chose the shadow option of the castle in 5" and then selected another castle and used the flip option to turn it the opposite way so that they fit togehter perfectly when folded. I lined them up and used the weld option to cut them as once piece, creating a folded card. All of the layers were then cut at 5" as well.

I printed the interior invitation wording on a lightweight cardstock. I could cut two 'invites' per page but, I had to use DS to line up the wording with the first layer cut of the castle so that it would cut the wording correctly to fit on the layer and then in the card. Pretty easy to do with a little trial and error. I am happy with the way they turned out. Now to get to work on a banner, loot bags, and some other items for the party! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Golf BD Card

I made this quick golfer BD card for a friend's husband. He loves golf & Carolina Blue!! I used a standard A2 sized card. The Sports Mania cartridge, male golfer, using the frame function. The rest I cut with my trimmer. I was giving my friend a quick Cricut how to while she was here for a visit so, as I said, it was a quick card.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wedding Shower Invites

I finally finished all 120 wedding shower invites for my cousin's shower next month. I now have to switch gears to the actual wedding invites! I love that she is so excited about all the details of her wedding. I talked to her fiance this weekend at a wedding and he thanked me for all my hard work but, what was really nice to hear, without him even saying it, is how much he wants her to have the kind of wedding she has always wanted. You just don't see that as much as you should, right? And I really believe that if you aren't into your wedding, you probably won't be into your marriage. Congrats to them, I look forward to helping with the shower and being there on their big day!!

The invites were the pocket fold envelope made with the Sentimentals cartridge. I used the hide contour in Design Studio to remove the fleur-de-lis cut from it. I don't know the exact cut size but, I was able to cut two per 12x12 sheet. I also used Tie the Knot to cut the 'S' monogram at 2" and then embossed them with the Swiss Dots folder. I was able to cut 20 monograms per page when using the Auto Fill feature on the Cricut. The actual invite I cut in black and then mounted the white to it. I punched a hole in the top and added the 'swiss dot' ribbon.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Graduation Card #2

The card for our second graduation party that we didn't get a chance to go to. I used Design Studio to weld together the rectangle shape and the numbers from A Child's Year cartridge to make this 2010 card. The inside is lined with a gray cardstock that is printed with Graduation sentiments. I stamped the same sentiment on this card as I did the previous graduation card.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Graduation Card #1

So, we had two graduation parties for the same day this past weekend. This card I made using the WILD CARD cartridge. I cut it at 8" along with the tassle and the 'For the graduate'. To make the inside white mat, I recut the card 1/4" smaller so that there would be a shadow and then just cut it in half. The inside sentiment is a stamp I got in a graduation collection.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Birthday Card

A birthday card made for a friend who loves owls. I bought the tree (BasicGray bling it) from Archivers. I cut the card 4" in a gate fold and cut both sides at the top to create the hills. I inked the hills and cut the owl from the Storybook cartridge

Happy Birthday Ro!

This is the card I made for my sister's birthday. I embossed the blue & green backgrounds with the Argyle folder and then cut the lady golfer a couple of times as I didn't like the color. When I cut the blackout for it, there was no way I would be able to line up the golf club when glueing so, I cut the black out club off and glued the pink one right to the paper. I also cut the hills, golf ball, sandy area, and flag & pole by hand since they were pretty east cuts. And the inside sentiment was recylced from a greeting card that I received for my BD. :) This was an A2 card and the golfer was cut using Sports Mania.