Thursday, January 30, 2014

Exploring Cricut -

Good Morning! It's almost Friday and it is time once again to share with you at Exploring Cricut. My stash of thank you cards has definitely dwindled and I needed to make quite a few so I thought I would share a simple and quick one with you.

I popped the flower negative up with pop dots in the four corners and made it 1/4" smaller than the light purple paper. I chose to create a decorative pin by using a straight pin and a button. I attached them together using Glue Dots and then the ribbon on top. 

A2 card base
Stampin' Up Papers
Flower - Cindy Loo
Banner - Cindy Loo
"Thank You" Sentiment - Hero Arts
"So Much" - Tradefish Designs
Ribbon, Pin, Black Ink

Thank you for stopping by and remember you have until Saturday to enter our Cricut Choice challenge and take our survey! We hope you join in. Stay warm and toasty and if your somewhere sunny with a beach, I'm so jealous!!!:)


Monday, January 27, 2014

Exploring Cricut Challenge - Cricut Choice

Hello Friends! Time for another challenge at Exploring Cricut. This week it is "Cricut Choice". You are to create a card, layout or paper craft using any Cricut of your choice. It must include the color blue, 2 images and at least 1 pattern paper. Please head over to Exploring Cricut and take a quick survey for us. As you know, Cricut has come out with a new machine and we are wondering how you feel about it. With the Cricut changes comes new ways to craft and we would love to hear what your thoughts are. The survey will be up until Saturday. Thank you!!

I decided to create a card for the challenge using Doodlecharms. I have always liked the chunky images on this cartridge. They are so easy to work with. 

I attached vellum over my jar so that the stars would be more visible. There was not a separate jar lid for this particular image. However, not a problem. You can take the image and have the part you do not wish to cut hang off of the mat on the screen with either CCR or Gypsy. The lid was then edged in black ink. You can also cut the entire image out and then use only the portion you need for your project by cutting as needed. I also popped the sentiment up with pop dots.

A2 card base
Papers - Stash
Jar, Lid - Doodlecharms 2"
Stars - Doodlecharms 1.5"
Sentiment - Joy's Life Stamps
Blue and Gold Ribbon, pop dots, black ink

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see your project this week and hear your thoughts on survey:)


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Pink Birdie

Hello! How has your week been going? I think I am finally getting over this walking pneumonia. Geez, it lasts a long time. Hope you all are staying warm and healthy! I am sharing today at Exploring Cricut and I have a sweet thank you from a very cute pink birdie. 

Even though I use my Gypsy or CCR to create I still browse through my books I have stored alphabetically in photo boxes. It really helps when making sure you are getting all the layers needed or you would just like to see the images in multicolors. Books can also be stored on Ipads, Iphones, Nook etc. so they are really at your fingertips. At the website there are digital pdf files of each book that can be downloaded to your devices.

So, I came across this sweet birdcage from Straight from the Nest but really wanted a stand too. 

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I then went to my Gypsy search and typed in birdcage and came up with quite a few to choose from and decided on this one from 3 Birds on Parade.

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Using my Gypsy, I flipped the Straight From the Nest bird to face the other direction and then cut the birdcage off of 3 Birds on Parade so that I could use the more decorative one. I joined the cage and stand together with a pink brad. 

A2 card base
Bird stand - 3 Birds on Parade 
Bird Cage and Bird - Straight from the Nest
Bird Cage - BoBunny Polka Dot Paper
Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon, Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to add your creation to our Winter Wonderland Challenge!


Monday, January 13, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Winter Wonderland Challenge

Good Morning! Are you up for an Exploring Cricut challenge? We have a great one for you and hope you join in the fun. Create a card, layout or paper craft celebrating winter or snow using any Cricut cartridge and colors. This challenge definitely fits into the weather we have been having in the Midwest.

I decided to create a 2 page layout for this challenge. using icy blues and grays. I am able to get 10 pictures on these pages. 

I popped up some of the snowflakes with pop dots.

Title - Gypsy Font 1.32"
Snowflakes - Joys of the Season 2.38", 1.62"
Swirls - Cindy Loo 2.36"
Ric Rac - Plantin SchoolBook 2.40"
Mats - Plantin SchoolBook 
Gems, pop dots

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Double Thank Yous

Happy New Year Everyone! Time to share at Exploring Cricut and I have a couple fun cards for you today. I created 2 cards with the same cut and what a time saver when sending all those holiday thank yous. 

I attached the tag to the paper and then adhered the clip with a glue dot on top of the tag. 

Be sure when using negatives you get all the extra pieces that aren't attached so you can glue them in as well. Luckily, for this word, I only needed the small triangle for the "a". The kraft hearts were stamped and then cut out free hand.

A2 card base
Thanks - Cricut Craft Room .88"
Heart Stamp - 
Gems, confetti heart and sequins, twine, tag, clip

Thank you for stopping by!