Sunday, July 29, 2012

Winnipeg Hockey Fan Birthday Card

My brother is a huge Winnipeg Jets fan and I made him this card for his birthday:
The paper doll is meant to look like him in his team jersey.  I used rectangles and triangles from the Cake Basics Cartridge welded together with Cricut CraftRoom to make the jet on the logo. The maple leaf on the logo is from the Go Canada Cartridge.  I wrapped steel wire around two copic makers to make the glasses.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut Paper Dolls Everyday Cartridge (Doll & Clothes)
Cricut Paper Dolls Dress-Up Cartridge (hair)
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Banner)
Cricut Cake Basics Cartridge (shapes for logo)
Cricut CraftRoom Basics Cartridge (circles for logo)
Cricut Go Canada Cartridge (Maple Leaf)
Zing Embossing Powder 
Studio G Stamp Happy Birthday To You
Craft Smart Embossing Pad
Versa Fine Onyx Black  Ink Pad
Peachy Peen Groom Faces Stamps
Googly Eyes
Plain Paper Recollections
Patterned Paper DC WV The Blossom Song Stack
Copic Markers
20 Gauge Galvanized Steel Wire

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Punch Buggy Anniversary Card

My wedding anniversary is coming up and I made this simple shape card for my dear husband:
One of our vehicles is a 2009 Blush New Beetle Convertible (it has white gold metallic paint with a red roof), so when I saw the car cut on the the Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge  I couldn't resist making a shape card that looked like our car.  The shape card base was made by welding two "blackout" of the car cut together using Cricut CraftRoom.  The taillight cuts were replaced with red gems from my stash and the heart on the license plate is a piece of confetti also from my stash.  All the paper is Recollections.

The sentiment on the inside (also from the same cartridge) was cut from a scrap piece of silver vinyl.  I find that small intricate cuts like phrases usually cut better if I use vinyl rather than paper.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Teen Birthday Card

This month's Circle Magazine Challenge is to use the Circle exclusive cart Out of Character (one full image cut including layers)  to create a project. Since my youngest daughter's birthday is around the corner and she views being called a Diva as a positive, I decided to incorporate the Diva cut from Out of Character into a birthday card for her.

The teen carrying the cake is cut from the Paper Dolls Teen Scene cart.  The dolls do not have mouths, so I stamped a Peach Keen face stamp onto a separate piece of paper and hand cut the lips form the image for the doll.  I also added a little three dimension nose inspired by the noses on some of the projects done by the very talented Nadia on her With Glittering Eyes blog.

The cake itself is a piece of confetti with white enamel accents added for the icing.  Since this card was for a teen girl, I was liberal with the rhinestones and glitter.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut Paper Dolls Teen Scene Cartridge (Teen)
Cricut Out Of Character Cartridge ("Diva")
Cricut Life's A Party Cartridge ("Birthday')
Cricut CraftRoom Banners Cartridge (Banner)
Peachy Keen Stamps blushing bride interchangeable faces (lips)
Copic Markers (inking cuts)
Stampology ink pad - Ruby 

Sizzix Embossing Folder - Three Dots
Recollections paper
DCWV The Cherry Limeade Stack paper
Martha Stewart Glitter - golden beryl
Recollections Black Blank Card Base
Rhinestones from my stash
Stickles (candle flame)
Inkssentials White enamel accents
CakeConfetti from my stash
Glue Stick
Self-adhesive foam mounts

I'm very pleased with this card and I think my crafting is actually showing some improvement. Thanks for looking and, as always, I'd love to hear what you think.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Girlfriend Birthday Card

I love the Girlfriends stamp sets from Art Impressions and the one I used on this 5"X5" card is called "Out to Lunch":

I cut a circle out of  white cardstock, stamped the image on the circle and colored  the image with pencil crayons.  

The daisies on the lower left of the card were a pain to cut that small (1/2 inch), especially since each daisy is three layers of the same cut (Daisy2) from the Flower Shoppe Cartridge. It took twenty cuts to get the nine good pieces that I used for the three daisies.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is a piece of confetti to which I added some iridescent glitter to soften the color so that it was closer match to the ribbon I wove through the card base. 

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut Wild Card Cartridge (Doily Card Base)
Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge (Daisies)
Cricut CraftRoom Basics Cartridge (Circles)
Art Impressions "Out to Lunch" Girlfriend Stamp
White and yellow cardstock  (scraps from my stash)
"Happy Birthday" Confetti
Celebrate It Ribbon
Hot Fix gems
VersaFine Black Ink Pad
Crayola Pencil Crayons
Iridescent glitter 
Inkadinkado Blending Chalks (soft tones)
Self-adhesive foam mounts

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Chef" Apron

This is an apron I personalized using fabric paint and the freezer paper stencil method:

The apron is for a thank you gift for Marica who is the artistic director of the Alumni of the Croatian Folklore Dance Group with which I'm involved. “Šef Kuhinje” is Croatian for “Kitchen Boss” or “Kitchen Chief”.  In addition, the Croatian letter “š” (an "s" with a caron diacritic) makes a “sh” sound and so the Croatian word “šef” sounds like English word “chef”.  Marica loves double entendres, so I thought this was totally appropriate for her.
Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut Lyrical Letters Cartridge (font)
Cricut CraftRoom Basis Cartridge (squares)
Reynolds Freezer Paper 
Red Apron (Wal-Mart)
Tulip Soft Fabric Paint