Thursday, May 22, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Gift Card Purse

Hello and Happy Thursday! I'm sharing today at Exploring Cricut and More.  End of the school year is upon us with many graduations, including my youngest this morning, and teacher gifts.

 This cute little gift card really fits the bill. I created this using my Silhouette with a file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons. 

I used one of my favorite stacks from DCWV and added a Starbucks gift card. The file did have cuts to hold the card, but I chose to use glue dots instead. 

As you can see, the card fits very nicely inside. I used a glue dot, adhered to the flap, to close the purse together. This is also small enough to fit inside an A2 envelope if you wanted to send in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Summer Challenge

Hello Everyone! It's challenge time at Exploring Cricut and More. This time you are to create a card, layout or project with a summer theme using red and blue. 

I was inspired to create a card using this cute ant from Miss Kate Cuttables that was a freebie last week. Isn't he cute? 

I looked through my stash and found some old Creative Memories paper that was cut in a chevron style. I layered that to create the grass. The picnic blanket was created by using an image that came with my Cameo machine and I layered red underneath. 

For the basket, I wanted the woven part to look rough like a basket, so I raised the blade higher so that it wouldn't cut all the way through. I had to pull the rectangles out by hand. Not fun, but I got the look I wanted.

A2 card base
Scrap papers
Picnic Ant - Miss Kate Cuttables
Basket - Silhouette Online Store #44706
Picnic blanket - Woven Star (image that came with machine)
Sentiment - K Andrew Designs

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Thursday Project

Hello! I am sharing today at Exploring Cricut and More. In keeping with the challenge I created a project for Mother's Day including a ribbon in my floral arrangement.

I created 7 flowers with the Flower Shoppe cartridge.There are quite a few videos on showing various methods of making paper flowers. I really like this one and used it as my inspiration. She has other videos on different flowers as well that are awesome! I chose to not have them so tightly cupped for a different look.

The wire was hot glued between the folds of the layers and then the button was hot glued to the center. 

The butterfly has a vellum overlay that is hot glued in the center. It also has a wire attached with hot glue to the back.

I inked the flowers prior to using the stylus, as shown in the video, to cup the flowers. I stickled the edges of most of the petals once the flower was put together.

Cricut Expression
Flowers - Flower Shoppe (Fun2)
Butterfly - Everyday Pop Up Cards
Fruit Punch Stickles, Floral wire, Buttons, Ribbon

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More-Mother's Day Challenge

Hello! So glad you came to visit. Exploring Cricut and More has a new challenge this week. You are to create a card, layout or project for Mother's Day. You must include in your project a ribbon. So, any color, any machine:)

I chose to create a Mother's Day card using my Cricut Expression. I decided to look at some of my older cartridges and see what I could come up with. I really like these tags from All Mixed Up. I have used them for different projects, but never on a card. 

I think this is really sweet with the white little flowers I added on top. Yellow Stickles was added to the center of the white flowers. I added some Stickles to the tag flower underneath the white. The background paper already came in a patchwork like design.

A2 card base
Paper DCWV, Bazzill
"MOM" tag - All Mixed Up
Flowers - Prima
Yellow and Diamond Stickles, Green ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my DT sisters for great inspiration:)