Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Good morning, everyone! How is everyone's week going? I hope you are finding as many blessing this week as I am. :) Today is Creative Card Tuesday at My Cricut Craftroom and I have some cute cards from the new Artiste cartridge to show you.

Today's theme is Pop-Up Cards which is new for me. (Confession: I have never made a pop-up card!) I decided to challenge myself and try out one of the pop-up cards on the Artiste cartridge. What did I think?  One word-EASY! I really enjoyed putting these together. They took minutes!

I cut out two cards from pg. 51 of the Artist manual, one at 4 inches and the other at 5 inches. These are the pop-up inserts as they cut out.

Following the guide marks, I scored the inserts and folded them This is how they should look before you glue them into your cards.

I also cut the card bases themselves, again at 4 inches and 5 inches, but for some reason I have no pictures of them. The beauty of this image is that you can make your own card base for the insert. 

I kept the front of the cards very simple. I wanted the WOW factor to be on the inside of the cards. The card bases were cut out of red cardstock while the inserts and front mattes were vanilla colored cardstock. The mattes I cut myself and made them to be 1/4 of an inch smaller than the card itself.

First, I cut out this image, also on pg. 51, in both brown and red cardstock. I cut several of each at different sizes, 1 inch, 1.25 inches, and 1.5 inches. In the above photo, you see how the image cuts out. Generally the thinner, hollow heart piece is thrown away or used for another project. I used all the pieces for my cards. ^.^

I took two of the skinny hearts of the same size but different colors and cut a slit in one of the hearts. This way I can make the hearts look as if they are one piece together. 

After cutting the slit, I wrapped the red heart so that the slit was underneath the top brown heart. This helped to hide the cut and make the embellishment look finished.

For the 5 inch card on the left, I put the whole heart image together as it is supposed to be and added a sparkly font stick for the "I". The "YOU" was cut at 1 inch from the Cricut Cakes Elegant Cakes cartridge. The words "I" and "YOU" on the 4 inch card on the right were from an old stamp set. I also used a fine tip red marker to add stitching and detail to the word "LOVE" on both cards.

To finish my project, I cut the envelopes from pg.51. I cut one at 4 inches and the other at 5 inches. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week! Take care!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

MCCR Creating Card Tuesday

Good Tuesday morning, all. I hope your day is finding you happy and having a good week. Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's Creating Card Tuesday. Today's theme is Thank You cards and I have an easy one for you.

The dimensions for this card are as follows:

Card 3 in x 4 in (cut a strip 6 in x 4 in and score at 3 inches)
Purple Matte is 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in
White matte is 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in

This card is small but can be easily made larger.

The flower is from the Elegant Cakes Cricut Cake cartridge is cut at 2 inches and is found on page 69 of the booklet.

The inside is stamped simply "thanks" as sometimes it is all that needs to be said. Because of the simplicity of this card, it is easy to duplicate. In less than an hour I was able to make 6 cards. These mini cards are perfect to stash in your desk at work, your purse, or even your car for when you are in need of a quick 'thanks' for someone. :) 

'Thanks' for stopping by today! I hope you found some inspiration from my project. For more inspiration head on over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other Design Team members have for you. Have a thankful day!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

MCCR 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Hey, everyone! Happy New Year and welcome to the very first My Cricut Craft Room blog hop of 2013!

You should have come from Jamie's blog but if you have stumbled upon my blog unexpectedly, you may want to start following the hop at the beginning.

I hope all of your holidays were blessed and that this new year finds you all happy! I know I am happy-to be on such a wonderful Design Team with AMAZING and very talented Design Team sisters. You have many wonderful project ideas in store for you today! 

Today I wanted to share with you some projects from the Mini Monograms, 9 Months, Beep Beep, and Cherry Limeade cartridges.

My first project was made using the Mini Monograms cart. I have been BIG into mini projects lately and this one followed suit. I made some fun little 'Kiss Cards'. I love leaving little notes around the house for my husband to find and these cute little cards take it up a notch. With these cards, you can leave kisses lying around the house for your special someone to find. ;) I also made tiny envelopes and a treasure box to keep them in.

- Cards are 2 inches x 2 inches (Cut a strip of paper that is 4 inches x 2 inches, score at 2 inches)
- Stitched Square is found on page 127 and cut at 1.75 inches x 1.75 inches (Real Dial Size ON IMPORTANT!!!)
- Stictched Square Shadow is found on page 127 and cut at 2 inches x 2 inches
- Circle is a 1.25 inch circle
- Lips are cut from the DisneyTinkerbelle & Friends cart. They are found on page 54 and cut at 1.5 inches (Real Dial Size ON) You can use any lip cut out you want.
-Envelopes are cut from the Artiste cart and found on page 61. They are cut at 2.75 inches
- Box is from the Artiste cart and found on page 60. It is cut at 1.25 inches.

The next few projects I will not be typing out all of the inofrmation. I am only posting the pictures in hope they will still be an inspiration to you. :)

Cherry Limeade cartridge:

Beep Beep Cartridge:

9 Months Cartridge: (please forgive the horrible pictures. I have no idea what is wrong with my camera.) 

The picture do this LO absolutely no justice.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found some inspiration here at my blog. Now off ye be to Mary's blog. If you should get lost somehow, here is the entire blog hop list. Enjoy the rest of your hop and have a great day!! Ta!