Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Card for my Mama

One of this month’s Cricut Circle magazine contests is to use the current magazine as a stepping off point for a creation. The rules require the use of at least 3 Cricut cuts and an idea from the magazine in the project.

My mother’s birthday is in June, so I decided to use Lisa Falduto’s “You Are My Sunshine” card on page 43 of the magazine as my inspiration for a card for my Mama.  This is Lisa's card:

and here’s my card:
The rose is cut at 3.5” from Walk in my Garden cartridge.
The frame for the sentiment is cut from French Manor cartridge using Design Studio to customize the size (3.25”X1.75”) and to hide some contours.    The shadow for the frame is the same cut, but at larger size (3.5”X2”). 

 The “Happy Birthday” is computer printed.
The “Mama” is from Mother’s Day 2010 cartridge and again I used Design Studio to customize the size at 0.7” height.  I cut the shadow from cardstock, but the main phrase was cut from vinyl.

Cardstock was  various ones from my stash and the ribbon is a sheer white one that I colored with a gold sharpie.  I also added three decorative accents which are available at Michaels' floral department.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge

For this month’s CC challenge, there is a Tic Tac Toe board with a design element in each of the squares and you need to choose three squares in a row and use all three design elements in your project.
I decided to make a card (surprise surprise) and chose a diagonal row with the following design elements:  (a) use a cut of a flower shape, (b) use a paper, ribbon or something else to create a ruffle , and (c) use buttons somewhere.

Here’s the card I made for the challenge:

The flowers were cut from Pagoda cartridge.  The medallion parts were cut with the Accent Essentials cartridge (I had to use design studio to hide a contour to get a clean scallopped circle).  The medallion was made using the instructions from this post by Mustang Sarah Creations.  I used a grosgrain ribbon to make the ruffle and the same ribbon is in the medallion.  The paper is from a stack that I picked up at Costco that I don’t know the name of plus some scraps I had laying around.    The sentiment is stamped with a stamp from G Studio. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Official Cricut Blog

Provo Craft has announced the launch of the Official Cricut Blog! This new blog will go live Wednesday, May 18th.  I'm curious to see how it compairs fo the Cricut Circle Blog.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog award is given to bring newer blogs into the light. 
Thank you Ms Mara for thinking of me! It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise have been noticed and should be! As recipient you must share the love and pass it along to others, as well as these four things:

1. You must post on your blog and tell a little about the award and
announce your 3-5 picks.
2. Let those know you have chosen them.
3. Copy and post the award on your blog for all to see.
4. Have fun and continue to inspire

The 3 recipients I have chosen for this award are, in no particular order...
1) Chasing Keegan
2) Scrappin' to the Knitty Gritty
3) Not Housework (Boomer Knows)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Girlfriends Birthday Card

It’s my friend's b-day is on Friday and I wanted to make a card for her that would make her smile.   I love the “Beach Babes” Girlfriends stamp set from Art Impressions and thought it would be perfect. The stamp set comes with the image of the four friends and three different sentiments:   

So here's the card I made:

I stamped the image on white cardstock, colored with pencil crayons (I don't have any copic markers) and then cut it out.  The  background citrus paper is from K&C Company (Citronella) and the glitter and plain cardstock is from Recollections.  The tag that I stamped the sentiment on was cut from the Wild Card cartridge.
I’m sure this will make her smile, because she’s definitely past 29 and the last time I weighed 110 lbs was decades ago when  I was in grade school .  Hope this makes you smile too!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

CC Weekly Challenge

This week's CC challenge is to make a gift card holder.  Here is mine - an explosion box for mother's day.  It has cuts from Accent Essentials, Mother's Day 2010 and Picturesque.  There's a pocket on the right side that hold's the gift card and the blank at the botton is for a handwritten message.  The paper is from Martha Stewart.