Sunday, September 29, 2013

Card Box

I am working on building up a collection of cards that I can have on hand to give to people and decided I needed to make a box to store them in. because the challenge was to make a project with “brown paper bags tied up with strings” I used some brown card stock and made a box to hold my cards. 


I used huntington paper to decorate it and fussy cut one of the flowers from the paper, adding a pop dot behind it to make it stand out a little. The yellow flower is cut from the flower shoppe cartridge


I stuck a brad through the middle of the brown flower to attach the ribbon that holds it closed


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Name Change

So I am changing the name of my blog because I just realized that I must have seen it somewhere else and scrap lifted it lol I don’t want anyone to think I was trying to steal their name Smile

Thursday, September 19, 2013

monkey spinner card

I made this monkey spinner card for the muse challenge this week.


I cut the monkey from the new arrival cricut cartridge at 2.5in you will need 2

I cut the first piece of cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored it in half then I cut a 3 inch circle 2in from the left

then I cut a second piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and cut a 3 inch circle 2in from the left


I thin cut a piece of 5in green tread and glued it to the back of the monkey down his middle and added 2 copper brads for his eyes, then glued the second monkey to the back side to cover the string and back of the brads.

Then tape the sting to the top and bottom of your circle and glue the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch onto the inside013

I stamped the inside with vines from the wild wonders stamp set in ponderosa pine alternating between first and second generation stamping


I then I added flowers from the flower Shoppe cartridge 1 at 2in and one at 2.5 and the leaves and the tag from 3D objects on the artiste cartridge


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

look who’s home owl card

I was looking for ideas for a welcome home card and got the inspiration for this card from the Muse Challenge found here. I cut the owl from the Artbooking cartridge, when I do the next one I will ink around the owl to create a bit of a shadow and make him stand out more, but I like the way it turned out.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Challenge #9- missing you card

Here is challenge # 9  The challenge is to create a card for OWH using an image of one or more bees and adding a creative BEE sentiment. Here is what I came up with
020I used the bee from the “walk in my garden” cricut cartridge and the artbooking cartridge to make the honey comb overlay

challenge 8 - Fall theme- S fold

It was taking to long to update the blog in between every challenge and I needed to get the cards out so I am sorry that the blog posts ran behind but here is challenge #8.
I cut this card using the cricut Artistie cartridge in huntington.Accent 2 letter S set on 5 1/2

the orange matt is cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and the yellow is at 3 1/4 X 4 1/2 the cream is cut at 2 1/4. I used the “sweet life” stamp set to stamp the apple and colored it in with my water color pencils, when I glued it down I used the 3d foam tape behind the apple to make it pop. I cut the branches using the artbooking cartridge, border button on page 84, inked all my edges with black ink and left plenty of room for a note home on the inside.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Make a kids card- Penny spinner

The next challenge was to make a kids card, the challenge link is Here. I decided it was a great time to make my first Penny Spinner.

first I cut my card stock 5 1/2 X 8 and scored the middle
I then cut the back ground piece from green at 5 1/2 by 4
the window on the front is 1/2in x 4 1/2in
I cut the ball and title from the Artbooking cartridge

put 3d foam around the back of your inside panel being careful to not have it to close to where your window is. Line it up and stick it inside. Then put 3d foam on both pennies in the center and put one on top of the other with the ball on top and stick the bottom penny through the window (track) your ball will be tight at first but after moving it back and forth for a bit it will start to roll.

Monday, September 2, 2013

operation write home challenge #6

the link for this challenge is here. We had to create a card using this sketch

owh sketch canvas

and this is the one I came up with


I used scraps from the huntington and surfs up paper pack to create this card and the “hello” is from the Patterned pennants stamp set

Challenge #5: Masking Tape Block Stamping

So I didn’t exactly follow directions on this one, I used foam tape so that I would not have to worry about the  adhesive on my block. The link to the original challenge is here and what great cards she came up with.

This is the one I made


I used my big shot to give the paper some texture after I stamped it with the foam tape in blue ink, than went over the top lightly with red. The Happy Birthday stamp is from the cricut artiste birthday collection

Use Sketch for a Love Card

Challenge #4 was to use this sketch to make a love card


this is the one I made

005the hearts are from the sweet and Lovely Artbooking stamp set and the swirls on the black were stamped in sweet leaf pigment ink using the swirls around stamp set. I also used foam tape on the back of the heats to make them pop.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Triple Die Challenge

Challenge number 3 was to create a card using the triple die technique this is the link to the instructions for the third challenge.  I did not have the spell binders dies so I cut mine using the super cuts trimmer. I also used the laughing lola paper and lagoon card stock. The stamp is from the laughing lola card making workshop.