Sunday, May 30, 2010

Grandma's Braggin' Book

Here is a photo album that I made for my husband's aunt. 

The book is 8 3/4" x 7 1/2". 
The scallop edge is a Martha Stewart punch called Doily Lace. 
The words are cut from Pooh Font at 1" I used the marker shadow feature. 
Ran the letters thru the cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
Tigger and the ducky are from Pooh Font cut at 2 1/2" (page 61).
The border along the bottom is from Give A Hoot (page 63, shift border feature). 
I used design studio and welded 2 of these together to make it a total of 7 1/4" long.
I added ribbon and a little bow to complete.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Kick Your Heels Up

Here is a fun card that I made using the Old West Cricut Cartridge.

The off white piece behind the boots is cut at 5 1/2" (cut 2 times).
and is on page 44 (Icon button) of Old West.
It was ran thru the cuttlebug with a Fiskars Party texture plate.
The boots are cut at 3 1/2" page 54 (Icon button)
and the hat for the inside of the card is cut at 1 1/2" and is on page 57 (Icon button).
I inked around all the edges.  Added some twine with a knot on the side
and popped up the boots.

Inside of card.

Thanks for looking, hope you like it.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Seashell Dad's Day

I'm working on my Father's Day Cards.  Here in my first one I've been working on.
Cricut Cartridges used on this card:
Designer's Calendar
Life is a Beach

The seashell is from Life is a Beach cut at 4 1/2" (cut 2 times),
and cut at 3 1/2" (for inside of card).
Dad's Day is from Designer's Calendar and is cut at 1 1/4".
I inked around all the edges. Cut a 2" piece of brown paper and used scissors to create the wavy edge.  Added the little blue dots that I made, put some eyelets and added the twine to finish.

Inside of card.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Love Birds

Here is a card I made for my husband for our upcoming anniversary.  I have been playing around with this card for a couple of weeks.  I  couldn't get it to look right, well when all was said and done this is what I finally ended up with. 

I used the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge for this card.
Page 40 cut the blackout of the heart once at 1 1/4" and once at 1" for the inside of the card.
Page 67 cut the at 4".
I used design studio and cut extra leaves, cut the heart, ,hat, wings and nest 2 times each.  I inked around all the edges and pop dotted the hearts, hat, wings, nest and leaves.

Inside of card.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Squirrel Notepad

When I got my Create A Critter cartridge last week, my daughter looked it over and loved the squirrel so I decided to make her a notepad out of it.  Here is the finished project.
To create this notepad I used the squirrel from Create a Critter page 32 it is cut out at 5 1/2".
I used a cereal box for my cardboard.  The box was cut 4 times, 2 glued together for the back cover and 2 glued together for the front cover. Then added a brown squirrel to the back and front of the cardboard. (I didn't wan't to see the cereal box so I hid it with paper).  Then for the final touch I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes out and added binding.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Skunk on a Stump

I am so excited, finally got the Create A Critter cricut cartridge. Couldn't wait to use it so here is a card I just made.  I think I am going to give this to my granddaughter for her birthday. Not sure yet.
The stump is from page 61 cut at 2 1/4" (cut 2 times) and at 1 1/4" (for inside of card).
The skunk is from page 61 also.  Cut at 3 1/2" (cut 2 times).
The sun is from page 52 cut at 2 1/2".
I inked around the edges of all cuts and used 3D dots that I made (check out my Tips and Tricks page to see how to make the 3D dots) to pop up the skunk and stump.  The sun is just glued to the background. 
Here is the inside of the card.
Thanks for looking,  I would love to hear your comments.



Saturday, May 8, 2010


My daughter-in-law wanted me to make an anniversary card for her parents so here is what I had come up with.
I used the Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge to make this.
The heart is from page 40 using the blackout feature. 
I cut 3 of them.  2 were cut at 1 1/2" and 1 was cut at 4 1/2". 
Ran all of the hearts thru the cuttlebug using the D'Vine Swirl embossing folder
then inked over the swirls to make them stand out a little more.
The faces are also from page 40 using the layers key and are cut at 6 1/2",
inked around the edges then added a pearl necklace for the lady.
The photo corners are cut with a Victorian Photo Corner punch from EK Success. 
Added a little ribbon and bow to finish off.

Inside of card.

Hope you like it.
I love your comments.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mothers Day Card

My mother was here when I received my Hello Kitty cartridge and she seemed to love it,
so I decided to make her a Mother Day card using Hello Kitty. 
Hope you like it.
My mother loves flowers so I had this paper and thought it would be perfect for her.
There is glitter on each of the flowers. 
I cut the card at 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 then for the polka dot paper.  
I decided to cut it out at the same size as the card because I didn't want
any white showing on the front of my card. 
The flower paper was cut at 5 3/4 x 4. 
 I used a Martha Stewart doily lace paper punch on the bottom edge of the flower paper.
The cartridges that I used on this project are Gypsy Font and Hello Kitty Greetings.
The flower and all of its layers are from Hello Kitty Greetings and are cut at 2 1/4".  
I had cut 2 of these and there are 3D glue dots in between the 2 flowers. 
The bottom layer is then glued to the mat.
Mom and it's shadow are cut from Gypsy Font at .6".
I chalked all of the edges, added some ribbon and a button to my flower. 

Here is the inside of the card.

On the inside of the card I added a 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 piece of white paper that I will put my sentiment on.  Also chalked around the edges.
The kitty and all of its layers are from Hello Kitty Greetings and is cut at 3 1/4".