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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Upcycle Flower

I have to say that I really love how this card turned out.   I used the Cosmo Cricket Upcycle paper stack and Mother's Day Bouquet to cut the flower.   The Flower cuts are #21 at 3 3/4" & 3 1/2" and then #23 at 3 1/4" and #14 at 2".   I added a silver American Crafts brad to the center and some hand cut leaves that I used fancy scissors and ink to make cute.   I also embossed the leaves and parts of the flowers with Cuttlebug & Sizzex folders to give some texture.   The sentiment on the outside is Studio G and the inside is Fiskars.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

So Stinkin' Happy

Today I have a Birthday card using the phrase function of the Birthday Bash cartridge.   This is the skunk, cut at 2 1/4", with the layers.   I snazzed it up a little with some faux stitching done by hand with a Signode white gel pen, some google eyes and some diamond & Black stickles on his tail.   I sewed on three black buttons and corner punched with a Uchida punch.   The mat paper is from DCWV Celebrations stack.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gator in the Grass Published in February 2012 Cricut Magazine

Somehow I never posted this BUT, this is card was published in the February 2012 Cricut magazine under the Cute Critters section.   I cut the Gator at 2 1/2" from the Birthday Bash cartridge, with the layers which are a bit tedious but, super cute when it's done.  The, I decided, before I added the layers, to emboss him with the snakeskin folder from cuttlebug.   As you can see though, he's about 9" long and the folder is only 5".   So, I did half and then flipped it and did the other half and you couldn't even tell where the two met!  I added the layers and some google eyes and wallah!  

So, then I had to decide on a mat paper for my card.   I ended with this embossed sheet from the DCWV Letterpress stack.  It's a cross hatch pattern in green and light blue.   I added the cut grass across the top that I cut using Martha Stewart fringe scissors and then hacked at it so it looked uneven and you could see that it was grass.   I added a piece of Martha Stewart ribbon and there you have it.  It's a winner!!! 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Damask Bedroom Collage

As you can see, today I have a project that I made for our new bedroom!   I had been planning on doing this project in some capacity ever since I got the Damask Decor cartridge so, here it is!   I purchased some 11x14 frames on sale at Michael's right before Christmas.   I also bought six sheets of Recollections shiney silver 12x12 cardstock and Recollections dark purple 12x12 cardstock.

Using Damask Decor cartridge, I cut Damask 14, 15, 20, 37 and 33 at 7 3/4" and Damask 36 at 7 1/4".

I mounted the purple Damask cuts to the silver cardstock using ATG tape and Scotch Quick Dry Glue and then inserted each one in a frame.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Card

This is my last post for Teacher stuff.   The school year is now over.  :(  This was my greeting card that I gave to my son's teacher with a small gift card, on the last day of teacher appreciation week.  
I used the same DCWV Stack 6 paper that I had used in making the drink carrier and then some number border tape from Vintage Street Market, taped onto a solid red strip and added vertically.   The books and apple are one cut from the Hello Kitty Greetings and Salutations cartridge, cut at 3 1/2" , with the layers.
I hand cut the frame that I stamped with a sentiment form Stamps Happen 'School Days' set.

On the inside, I added more Vintage Street Market border tape and an Inkadinkado sentiment.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Teacher Thanks!

Not only is it the end of the school year but, my son's FABULOUS 1st Grade Teacher is retiring and we wanted to give her a great send off.   I was able to collect her class photos from the past 35 years and scan them all and make an 8x11 Hardback Shutterfly book for her.   We also did a collection and got her a fabulous gift basket that included four gift cards.   With that said, you can guess that this is the card that we all signed.  
Our colors are black and red and our mascot is a Panther so I used the EK Success border punch to create my own 'punch around the page' for the red mat.   Then, I topped it with a sheet from the DCWV Grade School stack that is this cute argyle.   
The Thanks A Bunch was cut from the new Wild Card 2 cartridge (Mother's Day present), the phrase from the bananas cut at 3" and then I used the Cuttlebug Argyle folder to emboss the phrase to match the paper.

On the inside, I used a larger, paw punch from Fiskar's to punch each corner and then added a sentiment from Studio G.   She will be greatly missed by the entire school but, best of luck to her in a wonderful retirement!!!