Friday, November 14, 2008

Quilled Snowflake Card

Today's card was inspired by SusieB from the Cricut MB. If you have never seen her work, be sure to check it out HERE. Her work is AMAZING!!

Here we have a standard A2 size card. I used my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder to emboss the background. The scored lines at the bottom were made with my new toy the Scor-Pal. The words "Happy Holidays" are computer generated using the "akaFrivolity" font, most likely from (That's an awesome site for FREE fonts by the way!!)

The snowflake was hand quilled using 1/8" white quilling paper. I'm still a novice quiller, so don't critique it too closely. :) Quilling is "easy" but very time consuming, at least for me.

This card seems to be missing a little something, but I can't quite put my finger on it. (I mean besides originality and talent! LOL) If you have any suggestions, feel free to offer them! :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Snowman ATC

Yet ANOTHER ATC card.  This one was for a "Winter" theme just for fun on the Cricut MB.

This was extremely simple!  The cute little snowman paper is My Mind's Eye.  I just love it!  The green cardstock behind it is Bazzill.  I cut the snowflakes with my Cuttlebug and the Snowflake #2 die, and covered them in Diamond Stickles.  The glittery "yarn" is from Craft Warehouse in their ribbon by the yard section.  I can't remember who makes it, possibly May Arts.  (It was only 29 cents a yard though!  I do remember that!!)  The "let it snow" was printed with my computer and the tag was cut using my Cuttlebug and one of the dies from the Tiny Tags set.  I inked the edges with Ranger Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Floral ATC For Swap

So this IS the ATC I chose to use for the Floral ATC Swap on the Cricut MB.

I used the white ATC base from Oriental Trading in the standard 2.5"x3.5" size and cut the red Bazzill cardstock layer 1/8" smaller.  The printed paper is 1/4" smaller than the red cardstock and is from the My Mind's Eye paper stack from Costco.  The light blue strip was cut with my Cricut using the TBBM cart's on blackout at 2.5".  It was a bit too long, so I had to snip a bit off the end.  I embossed it with my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.  I then used my ancient sewing machine for the zig-zag stitching.

The larger flowers are Brides table confetti from the wedding aisle at M's, and the smaller ones were made with a daisy punch.  The gems are Darice, 3mm and 5mm, purchased at J's.

Overall I am pleased with how these turned out.  Although it was a very simple design, making 15 of them took quite a while!

Rejected ATC!

So I'm in a swap of the Cricut MB for Floral ATC's.  I found this fab paper at M's and thought it would be fun to use.  I used a white ATC base from Oriental Trading - 2.5" x 3.5", and layered that with a piece of gold paper, and on top of that the printed paper.  The large flowers are Brides table confetti from the wedding aisle at M's and the small flowers are a daisy punch.  The little gold beads seed beads, also from M's, were strung on thin wire.  What a pain that was!  LOL  The gems in the center of the flowers are 3mm and 5mm, made by Darice and purchased at J's.  

I chose NOT to use this card for my floral swap because it looked to much like a Christmas card, the beads were a total pain, and I wasn't pleased at all with how it turned out.  I still love that fab background paper though!  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Few things are worse than bees in your house.  This card is one of them.  LOL

My friend Alli had some bees in her house recently.  (I of course would MOVE, but I think she had someone come and take care of them.)  Of course I had to send her a card!!  She also hates googly eyes, so I knew this little bee would need to have some!!

The card itself is simple - I cut the bee at 2.5" using my Cricut and the WIMG cart.  I used Stickles on the yellow stripes and vellum wings.  The "be happy" was cut at 3/4" and "colored" with yellow Stickles.

The outside is bad, but the inside is WORSE!  Alli is a fan of my "poetry" so I wrote her a special poem just for her.  Want to hear it?  Here is is:

Roses are red
And smell like perfume.
I'm sorry you had bees
In your boys' room.
I'm glad that they're gone,
Having met their demise.
Here's one you can keep
Complete with googly eyes.

Don't worry.  I won't quit my day job to write poetry!  LOL

Friday, October 24, 2008

Glitter Flower Birthday Card

Here is another super easy card I made for the Cards For Soldiers.  Again, standard A2 size.  The patterned paper is from a My Mind's Eye stack I got at Costco last year.  The flower was cut out of light blue Bazzill at 3.5" (blackout) using my Cricut machine with the beloved George cart.  I used Mod Podge applied with one of those foam brushes to cover the flower and then covered it with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent glitter from Art Institute.  (I would normally use my Xyron when applying loose glitter, but I was making 24 flowers total and was too cheap to buy more refills!  LOL)  The stamp is from the Stampin' Up set "Circle of Friendship" stamped on white cardstock and punched out with a circle punch.  The ribbon is from M's.  I used a pop dot to attach the sentiment to the flower.  Can't get much simpler than this!!

"Friends" Card

Alrighty folks, you are in for a rare treat today!  Here is a card I made a few months ago for the Cards For Soldiers on the Cricut MB.  What's rare about this card?  IT WASN'T SCRAPLIFTED!  *GASP*  I know, I know - what is this world coming to??

Again, this card is a standard A2 size - 5.5" x 4.25".  The printed paper is from M's or J's probably (who can remember?) and the cardstock is Bazzill.  I used my Cricut and my beloved George cart to cut out a 4.25" lavender oval, a 3.75" pink oval, a 3.75" transparency oval, and a 3.75" silhouette green oval.  The friends stamp is from the Stampin' Up set "Love Matters" and I stamped it on the transparency with black Staz-On ink.  I used Stickles glitter glue to color it in from behind.  Super easy!!

Daisy Window Card

So here is a thank you card I made for a swap a few months ago.  I lifted the idea from the book "New Concepts in Paper Quilling" by Marie Browning.  The only difference is that hers was blue instead of pink and had a picture of a child instead of a stamp.  Other than that, it's exactly the same.

The card itself is a standard A2 size - 4.25" x 5.5".  The base had a hand cut (read that as pain in the butt!!) 2.5" window and the inner piece has a 1.5" window.  The stamp is from the Stampin' Up set "Figures of Speech".  I stamped it on a transparency sheet with black Staz-On ink and "colored" it in on the back side with Stickles glitter glue.  The daisies are a small punch with 3mm rhinestones in the middle.

This card was a pain in the rear to make due to having to cut out the window openings with a craft knife.  My dear friend Angie has made life simpler for me and has created a .cut file for this card in the Cricut Design Studio.  You can check it out HERE.  Thanks Angie!!

Halloween Sour Cream Containers

My latest scraplifted items are these fab little "sour cream" containers that I got the inspiration from HERE. They were so easy and fun to make! All I used was a 4x6 piece of paper, a little bit of Zip Dry glue, and my paper crimper.  If I can make them, anyone can!  These little babies happen to be filled with mini Tootsie Rolls.  Yum!

I have no idea what I am going to do with them, but they sure were fun!  Maybe they will go to school with the kids on Halloween.