Friday, June 28, 2013

Cupcake Shaped Card

Happy Friday!!  Today is a great day for me!  It's my last day at my current job then I'm taking a week off before starting a new job.  My new job will be a complete change for me - different industry and different kind of work all together.  I'm excited for this new adventure!

Anyway, on to my project.  :-)  One of my aunts recently had a birthday and I made this cupcake shaped card for her.  I don't make a lot of shaped cards and I don't know why.  I always like the way they turn out, and it's such a change from the standard A2 cards.

I found this cupcake on the Sweet Treats cartridge.  This cartridge has a Card feature, so I didn't even have to do any welding in CCR or on my Gypsy.

I used Diamond Stickles on the dots on the top of the cupcake.  For some reason they look more blue-green in the pictures than they do in real life!  Better work on my lighting for picture taking I guess.  ;-)

I'm going to link this project up to the challenge over at Krafty Girls.  They're having a Shape It Up challenge this week, looking for any shaped cards.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern cardstock from My Mind's Eye Happy Day paper pad
Cupcake card feature and layers cut at 4.75 inches
Swiss Dots and Polka Dots embossing folders
Twine from The Twinery
Button from my stash.

Monday, June 17, 2013

FCCB 165 - Wedding Days

Happy Monday!  It's time for another fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!!  This week's challenge is Wedding Days - we want to see your wedding card or gift creations!

I created this card for my step-niece's wedding.  The blue background paper is actually from her invitation.  The top half of the invitation was blank and had a black satin ribbon tied around it.  I was able to cut off the portion of the invitation with the printing on it and use the blank half for the background of the card.

I love this silhouette couple on the Wedding cartridge.  I decided to cut the image out twice, once in black and once in white shimmer paper, then cut just the dress portion from the white shimmer cut for the bride's dress.  The image had small round cuts down the back of the dress, but I hid those using my Gypsy and instead put small gems.  I also highlighted the cuts on the dress using my Star Dust gel pen.

I used black satin ribbon from my stash on the card.  This ribbon is thinner than what was tied around the invitation, but that's of course where my inspiration came from!  I hope my step-niece likes her card that was inspired by (and partially stolen from!) her invitation.  :-)

Link up your wedding creations over at Fantabulous Cricut by Sunday evening.  I'm looking forward to see all your fabulous creations!!

Solid cardstock from Recollections and DCWV
Bride and Groom from Wedding cut at 3.75 inches
Sentiment from My Craft Spot's Happily Every After set
Ribbon from my stash
Crystal gems
Star Dust gel pen

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thank You Card

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  We had a nice morning here and I was able to run with a good friend this morning.  It's been a rainy afternoon though, so I decided to sneak downstairs to craft a bit.

Die Cuttin Divas is having a Purple with Pearls challenge this week, so I decided to create something to play along.  As I was looking through some of my supplies, I spotted a templete that I got with some of my i-rock gems.  The template has different swirl designs on it, and I thought I'd use that template to create a swirl of pearls.

I also found some white Bazzill paper flowers that I sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist.  The flowers look a little more purple in real life, but I couldn't get a good picture of them on this rainy afternoon!  They also have a neat shimmer to them.

I used Spellbinders dies to make the frame for my sentiment.  A little different from my usual style, but I'm happy with how it came out.  Thanks for coming by to take a look!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill
Pattern Paper from American Crafts Dots and Stripes pad
Spellbinders Labels Four dies
Bazzill paper flowers
Perfect Pearls Mists in Forever Violet
rub-on sentiment

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day Tie Card

Good evening!  I hope you're all having a great week!  The weather here has been hot this week - something I'm not quite used to yet.  Summer is officially here I guess!

I wanted to share another Father's Day card I made.  This one is for my Grandpa.

I used the card feature on the Wrap It Up cartridge, then cut it in half so that I could use the tie image as a layer on my card instead of as the actual card base.

I layered pattern paper that reminded me of a tie print between the card base and the tie image.  Some stitching around the edges with a white gel pen finished off the card.  Quick and easy!  :-)

Thanks for coming by to check out my project!  Have a great Friday and weekend!!

Solid cardstock from Recollections
Pattern cardstock from SEI Homestead pack
Tie from Wrap It Up card feature cut at 7.25 x 9 inches
White Sakura gel pen

Monday, June 10, 2013

FCCB #164 Father's Day

Good morning!  It's Monday and that means it's time for another fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!!  Can you believe Father's Day is already coming up this weekend??  This week's challenge is in honor of all the father's out there - we want to see your Father's Day creations!

I made this card for my father-in-law.  He's a very handy man, helping my sweetie out with all sorts of projects around our house.  I saw this card in Cricut Craft Room as one of the free cuts and I immediately thought of him.

The card in CCR says Man of the House in the middle of all those tools.  I wanted a basic Happy Father's Day sentiment, so I used the Hide Contour feature and hid the original sentiment.  I found this Happy Father's Day sentiment on the Wild Card cartridge and was able to size it easily in CCR so that it would fit perfectly on the card.

The card in CCR is designed to be the entire card base, not just the top layer like I cut.  I simply cut it in half so that I could use it as a layer on top of a solid card base.  A little stitching and dots with a white gel pen finished off my card.

Be sure to link up your Father's Day creations at Fantabulous Cricut by this Sunday!!  Thanks for stopping by to see my creation and have a wonderful week!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern paper from SEI Homestead pack
Man of the House card from CCR cut at 8.4 inches
Happy Father's Day from Wild Card cut at 2.1 inches
White Sakura gel pen

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!  I ran with a good friend yesterday morning, then spent most of my afternoon and evening scrapping with another good friend.  This morning I played golf, and now I have a little more time to spend crafting.  It's been a wonderful weekend!

I decided I better get my Father's Day cards made since the day will be here next weekend already.  Man this year is just flying by!  I made this card for my dad, who is a  big golfer.  I used the sketch from this week's challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas as my inspiration.

I always think golf and plaid go together for some reason.  Anyone else??  I found this paper as I was flipping through my DCWV Stack 7 pad and thought it would be perfect for my dad's card.

I embossed the golf ball with the Polka Dots embossing folder, then adhered the golf ball to the image face down so the it would create dimples in the golf ball.

Thanks for coming by to see my Father's Day card!  I have two more I need to get made, and I'll be sharing those soon!!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern paper from DCWV Stack 7
Golf club and ball from Father's Day cut at 2.17 inches
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments set
Polka Dots embossing folder

Monday, June 3, 2013

FCCB #163 - Ribbons Ruffles and Bows

Happy Monday!!  It's time for another great challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!  This week's challenge is Ribbons, Ruffles and Bows.  We want you to use 2 types of ribbon on your project, along with a Cricut image of course!

I have a handful of birthdays in the family in June, so I needed to get a few birthday cards made.  I made this card for my step-niece, who is celebrating her birthday on Wednesday.

I tied crinkle ribbon around the background layer then tied a twine bow on a button for my two ribbons.  I also added Glossy Accents to the chocolate swirl on the cupcake.

Thanks for coming by to check out my card.  Be sure to link your projects that use at least one Cricut image and two types of ribbon over at Fantabulous Cricut by Sunday evening.  I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern cardstock from My Minds Eye Happy Day 6x6 paper pad
Cupcake from Sweet Treats cut at 4 inches
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Life set
Crinkle ribbon
Glossy Accents

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Basketball Card

Hello!  Are you all enjoying the start of your weekend?  I ran a half marathon here in town this morning with a couple of my good running friends.  Then my sweetie was nice enough to give me a pass on yard work today, so I was able to spend some time crafting.  Great Saturday, I think!!  :-)

One of the cards I needed to make was a birthday card for one of the daughters of my sweetie's best friend. She's having a basketball themed birthday party this year, so I just had to make a basketball card for her.  This is what I came up with.......

I cut the basketball from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy and cut the basketball out multiple times to get the black and orange, and also a white solid circle for the backside of the card.  I decided not to weld the circle, and instead simply scored the back layer of my card base on the left hand side and adhered only that portion to the front layers.

I cut the basketball player from the Imagine Best Friends cartridge.  I mixed and matched the girl and the outfit to get a basketball player that looks a little more like the birthday girl.  I thought she needed a little something, so I tied some small twine bows around her pigtails.

I'm going to link this up to the Shaped Card challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas.  Thanks for coming by to take a look!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Basketball from Everyday Paper Dolls cut at 8.22 inches with real dial size on
Basketball player from Best Friends cut at 5 inches
Polka Dots embossing folder
Twine from The Twinery