Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cricut Circle September Monthly Challenge - Simple Card

The Challenge: Create a project of your choice and include a WINDOW element of some kind! Your project must include at least 2 different Cricut Image Cuts.

Here is my entry:

The A2 sized base card was cut from the Cricut Sophie Cartridge and the window element was cut from the Cricut Inspired Heart Cartridge.  Using Design Studio,  I positioned the window element cut on the base card cut and I hid the outer contour of the window before cutting.  I embossed the base card with  the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder and then inked it with Memento Ink (London Fog). The ribbon is a Celebrate It from Michaels.  While not the visible from in the picture, a strip of black card stock was added to the inside of the card to pop the cut on the edge of the front of the card.

Here's the Design Studio cut file:  Inspired Heart Card Cut

Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #40: Glittery Card Sketch Challenge!

This week's Cricut Circle Challenge was to interpret the card sketch shown on the right.

The rules required that project be newly created for the challenge and include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts as well as some kind of glitter or bling.

Here's my entry:

The three ornaments were three different cuts from Joys of the Season cartridge (cut at 2 1/8th inch).  I ran the cuts upside down through my Xyron and then glittered the cuts with Martha Stewart glitter.  I used two different shades of glitter per ornament (darker and lighter green, darker and lighter red and white and silver)  Unfortunately, its only on the white and silver that you can see the two shades. 

The pattern paper is from  Me & My Big Ideas Oh What Fun stack.

The sentiment is table confetti I picked up last year at Michael's  on clearance glued using my Xyron onto some Recollections brand sparkle card.  Ribbon was from my stash and I don't know where the holly is from (it was a gift from someone who was cleaning out their craft supplies and kindly gave me her unwanted items).

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tri Fold Shutter B-day Card

Here's my first attempt at a Tri Fold Shutter Card. 

I made the fan fold rosettes using my Martha Stewart Scoring Board.  I used a 1.5 inch by  12 inch strip of paper for the bigger one, fan folded it, glued the ends together to make a circle, stood the circle up and then pushed the  top edge down toward  the centre.  This was glued onto a .5 inch circle to keep the rosette together.  The smaller rosettes were made the same way except  I used a 1 inch by 12 inch strip of paper. 

The butterfly and flowers were from my "stash" (clearance finds from Michael's).

I stamped the sentiments (inexpensive Studio G stamps) and I used gold embossing powder to give them dimension.

The only Cricut cut on this card is the frame in the centre which was cut from Ashlyn's Alphabet.  I intentionally left it blank to be used for a personal handwritten message

The coordinating envelope was made from a 8 3/4 by 8 3/4 sheet of card stock using the envelope scoring instructions that came with the Martha Stewart Scoring Board.

I'd love to hear your comments on this card.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Simple Birthday Card

Here's a quick birthday card I made using my stash. 

No Cricut cuts, no embossing, no stamping ... its a wonder I managed to make it at all.