April 30, 2013

Cricut Flower Cards- MCCR

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HI friends!  I wanted to share with you how I make my own shape cards using my gypsy and Cricut but you can use the Cricut Craft Room to get the same results...  Let's get started!

Using Songbird cart, I picked out this pretty flower
  • first on this cartridge the flowers are lettered so I had to remove the letter "x" for this blossom by using the hide feature
  • next I set my size at 3.5" for my flower and copied 2 on the gypsy
  • third, I flipped the blossoms and butted them up against each other at the top
  • fourthly, I welded the two together so then cut as one image
  • lastly, I cut another blossom at 3.5" in pattern paper.

  • here you can see the flower welded together and folded to make my card base. Note that when you fold it, you lose the point of the blossom


  •  I cut the top of blossom from the stem on the pattern paper, this is going to be the front of my blossom


 

  • using my color pencils and a flat embellishment, I finished off the details for my card



  •  My final card...


Next, here is a card from the Wild Card cartridge ( this is still one of my favorites).  This card and all the layers that go with it are set to cut proportionally (make sure that you real dial size is OFF).

  • I cut this card base and all layers at 5" from white card stock.
  • The layers for this card... base, flower layer, leaves, leaf liner, sentiments( all cut leaving my size at 5", meaning my leaves actually cut at 2" but are proportional to my 5" blossom)


  •  Here is the inside of the card using the leaf liner and sentiment.
  • Used color pencils to outline my leaves

  • Here is my final card, used a button for the flower center and my color pencil to give it some depth


So there you have them, let me know if you have any questions with welding, flipping or any other Cricut card questions!

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New Release Tuesday- TSC

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Good afternoon my wonderful scrappy friends :)

Today is new release day at The Stamping Chef and I have a cute image that I love. This is Sprinkling Spring...


Recipe: 
Digital Stamp: Sprinkling Spring
Color Medium: Crayola (yep that's right, I'm cheap, lol) Pencils and Gamisol
Fence: Sizzix die cut ( I did 2 and put them together)
Card base: 5x5
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Deco punch
Flower: Stamping Up
Sky: Embossing folder
Butterflies: MS stamp and punch set (just got at Micheals)

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April 28, 2013

Weekend creativity

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I had/have a very busy weekend going on but when the kiddos went to bed last night, I decided to need my go-to stress reliever...my craft room.  Here are a couple of projects that I did, I was kinda all over the place last night, lol.

FANTABULOUS CRICUT- 3d projects
 I went with a cute robot "card/figure" from ROBOTZ cart

  • Cut at 7" for everything, making sure my real dial size is NOT on.
  • There are 6 layer pages for this robot, using my gypsy made it easier to cut it all at once.

LESS IS MORE- sketch, using Marks Finest Paper sentiment stamp



FRIENDS OF SPEEDY TV- 3 pattern papers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon and using Marks Finerst Paper flowe border stamp



TUTORIAL TIME ON MFPSPEEDY- vellum leaves, using Autumn Friendship from Marks Finest Paper Stamps
Here is a close up, I think this is my new favorite way to do leaves!!!



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April 27, 2013

Beautiful Bling Hop

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Welcome to the Beautiful Bling Blog hop. I am following Jennyfer , but if you just happen to stop by for a visit, you can start the hop with Melaine.

April's birthstone is a diamond, so we added some bling to our projects. Sticking with the theme, I decided to try something different. I used Diamond, Gold and Frosted Lace Stickles for coloring.

This is Neema from The Stamping Chef. You can get her HERE. ( I grew up with a very good friend names Neema when I was little, brings back memories, lol)
Card Recipe:
  • Sun- Paperdoll Dress Up- cut at 1"
  • Pyramids- My World- cut at 2"
  • Sand- Paperdoll Dress Up- cut to fit length (function key) and tore into strips and layered, used distress markers and sanding to give it some texture.
  • Paper- Core dinations cardstock
  • Digi Stamp- TSC- dressed colored with Stickles, hair and skin colored with Spectrum Nior markers
  • Sentiment- MFPR stamp


I am offering a RAK for this hop.  I made these 4 cards using TSC digi stamps (easel card, gatefold, wobble card and 5x5s) and would love to give them away.  There is some kind of bling on every one of them :)
All you have to do is leave a comment and if you are a follower, leave an extra comment for a second chance to win!


LINKED UP TO:
Tuesday Throwdown- make a background

Your next stop is: Daphne

Here is the whole line up, just in case you need it.



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April 26, 2013

My Christmas Card Stash is Low Hop

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It is our sincere hope that this helps to inspire you to get working on those Holiday cards early so as to reduce a little of the stress felt around the season!
You should be coming from SARAH's blog but if you just found your way here please start at the beginning there.
There will be 2 blog candies for this hop.
First, there will be a stash prize given out randomly to 1 comment from all the blogs. You MUST comment on all the blogs!! You will have until Tuesday the 26th at 11:59pm CST to comment. Sarah will announce the winner on Wednesday morning.   


The second prize will have a little more work for you to enter. We're going to have a little challenge for you to enter. 1st you will need to stop and comment on every blog. 2nd you will need to create a holiday card/gift tag/general gift giving paraphernalia and enter it at the inlinkz on Sarah's blog. You have a week to enter and you can enter up to 3 projects. The prize for this challenge is a stamp set and crinkle ribbon bundle of YOUR CHOICE from our sponsor Mae Sunshine Designs! <

Now for my steps for making a large amt of Christmas Cards:

  •  pick 2-3 card sketches and stick with those
  • to get a lot of cards, a 8.5 x11 cut in half will give you two 
  • pick out 1 pattern paper and 2 coordinating colors
  • 1 spool of ribbon
  • embllishments ( I used K&Co that I bought from Michaels. There were 50 chipboard poinsettias. I also did gold embossing on each card)
  • you can get a box of invite envelops to fit this size card)
  • have fun...

Here are my cards using those steps...

 




Your next stop should be Sarah W's Blog.

If you get lost along the way here is the whole line up!


4. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com 


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April 25, 2013

Boy Challenge- The Stamping Chef

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Hi fellow challenge lovers!  The Stamping Chef is having their bi-weekly challenge.  This time the theme is all boys.  Here is my card using Just Add Water...

So stop by and play along. You can link up your boy project HERE


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April 23, 2013

Real Dial Size- My Cricut Craft Room

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Hi Friends!

For my DT post today at My Cricut Craft Room, I wanted to share what the real dial size function on your Cricut means.  Maybe you are new to your Cricut or even had it a while and never "messed" with this. Here is a easy example for you to see it in action.
  • "The Cricut is automatically set with real dial size OFF. What this means is that your Cricut will AUTOMATICALLY make your items proportional to your finished size image."
So if you cut an image at 3", then every other layer will cut to the correct size.  Here is an example...

Using Birthday Bash, the banner/bird image are cut at 2.5" along with all the banner layers, wings and hat. So the whole image is 2.5" tall. 
  • "Now this is real dial size ON.... instead of proportionally. The cuts each item at the REAL size."
This is great because it makes you cartridge so much more diversified.  Meaning you get so many more usable images on your cart that can stand alone.   Here is an example...

The bird is cut at 2.5".  The banner is also cut at 2.5" but it looks smaller because remember the bird and banner are one die cut, and the 2.5" starts at the top of the bird hat to the lowest banner point.  I just cut off the birdie at the top to give me just the banner (I'm sneaky like that, lol)


BIRTHDAY BASH
You can see more about Real Dial Size at My Cricut Craft Room, just click the link to THIS POST

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April 22, 2013

Corner Book marker Tutorial

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Hi Friends!  This is a follow up video from the April Calendar Girls hop post where I did a little photo tutorial on corner book markers.


I added a little baker's twine to finish it off...

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April 21, 2013

Sunday Blessings-Jesus is My Super Hero

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We had our first baby dedication at Grace Family Church this morning.  As I was sitting there, I was reminded that we, parents, just get our children for a few short years.  I want to make sure the years I spend bringing up my children, are to see them grounded in the Word and having a close personal relationship with Jesus.

The statistics are mind boggling...only 1/4 of the children that graduate, stay in church?!?! Only 1/2 say they have some kind of "religion"!

So today, I am reminded that my children are a special blessing to me. And that, I have to be diligent not to let the enemy use me in anyway to be a stepping stone in my children's lives.

This is a favorite of the kiddos...


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April 19, 2013

"April Showers Bring May Flowers" Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Blog Hop!  

We're so happy you could join us today!  

You should have arrived from SARAH. If you happened by my blog or are joining me from your dashboard, head over to Miranda's blog to start at the beginning. We don't want you to miss any of the fun!
 
We will be showcasing Spring like projects or projects with a rain or flower theme!
In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a gift card from either Michael's or JoAnn's (winner's choice).  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Wednesday, Apirl 24th on Miranda's blog! 

I wanted to share with you a garden party theme that me and a good friend did together for her daughter's first birthday.  Hopefully, you can get some great ideas for your Spring/garden parties.

Birthday Banner- using Storybook for letters and flower scallops, and fabric butterflies from craft store. I strung it on twine.


Here is a close up, all were cut at 4"


Table centerpiece using a glass vase to hold flowers from the yard in a wicker serving basket. In the bottom are pretzels.  Added a little sign from the $1 store and the green flower is a hair rubber band.

 Cupcakes using liners from Walmart along with cake pop vellum flower pedals.  Another butterfly from the craft store (Hobby Lobby, these were all clearance).  Added some fake flowers around the cupcakes.

 Here is a close up of the cupcake picks that I made with the Cricut

Photo centerpiece (guy in the picture is my hubby, forgive the Steelers shirt, I am a Browns fan, lol)  Just used some branches from the back yard.  Cut out the flowers on the Cricut and cut the pictures by hand.

 Little highchair banner for the birthday girl with her name.

Hope you liked the decorations!!!!

Now you can hop on over to PATTI

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up: 
Miranda - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Vanessa http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com/
Pam - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com
Claire -http://www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com/

Angela - http://www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com/
Lluvia- http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Vicki - http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/
Sarah - http://www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
Sandy- http://www.scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com/
Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
Tara - http://www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/
Daphne- http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com/
Laura- http://awhittlebitcrafty.blogspot.com/
Sarah Mae - http://itswhatkeepsmesane.blogspot.com/
Mary Ann - http://scrappingg.blogspot.com/


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TGIF- challenge cards

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Hi friends!  I had a very relaxing day off and even got to make a couple cards, play on Facebook and watch a couple tutorials.

So here are two cards I made...

First for Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenges... April showers
carts. used:

  •  Create a Critter for duck (1.5"),
  •  A Child's Year for umbrella card base (5"), 
  • Nursery Rhymes for sentiment (2")


Second for CAS(E) this Sketch...

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