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!