Monday, February 27, 2012

3D Birthday Cupcake!

Well let me tell you... I so could not wait to try out my new Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge so I set to work yesterday in my Scrapbook Room and low and behold... this is what I ended up with!

Details:  Cricut Expression; Cricut Craftfroom; Cartridges:  Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 (Cupcake), Ribbons & Rosettes (Cupcake Liner), Mothers Day Bouquet Digital (Flower & Leaves).  Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Twinkle Twinkle Little Girl; Die, Ink & Sentiment Stamp:  PTI, Yellow Twine.

-I cut the Cupcake Box from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge and then ran it through the machine with the scoring blade as well.  I then glued the box together.
-I cut 8 of the Scallop Rossette cuts and scored them and folded them and glued them together and then around the cupcake box to create a cupcake liner effect.
-I cut the Leaves and Flowers from the Digital Mother's Day Bouquet using Cricut Craftrroom a free software program for Cricut Users. 
- I rolled up some patterned paper with some twine taped to the inside to create the candle.
- I stamped the sentiment on the PTI Banner Die and fastened it to the candle.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Published Cards & My First Cover Card! - Premier Issue of Cricut Idea Book - Birthdays!

I have 4 Cards in this publication including the Cover Card!!!  Whoo hoo... my first Cover!

You can see they actually did the mock cover with my card but decided to redo the card to make it into a 5 in order to Celebrate Cicuts 5th Birthday! 

Here is my version of the Cover Card!

On the Cover

 Here are the other 3 cards that were published in this magazine! 

Page 11

Page 12

Page 92

MAKE A WISH:  Cardstock:  Bazzill, Patterned Paper:  Echo Park Co, Ribbon:  Michaels, Button, Stamp, ink:  Papertrey Ink, Cricut Expression

Details:  Sweet Treats "candle5" (Shdow/Blackout)(Shift) at 5" - cut 3 2 of the same colour and one of patterned paper "candle5"(shift) at 3 1/4", "candle5"(Layers) at 1 1/2" "candle5" (Layers(Shift) at 1"
Cut the listed shapes from your desired cardstock and/or patterned paper.  Score one of the "candle5"(Shadow/Backout)(Shift) cuts at about 1/2" from the very top of the cut.  Adhere the folded part to the matching color to create the card base.  Adhere the "candle5"(Shadow/Backout)(Shift) cut o top.  Layer the "candle5" (Layers)(Shift) cut on the "candle5" (Layers) cut with foam adhesive and adhere them to the top of the card front.  Stamp a sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and round the right edges of the strip.  Adhere it to the card front just below the "candle5"(Layers) cut.   Tie a bow with ribbon and adhere a button to the centre of the bow.  dd the bow to the end of the stamped cardstock.

CELEBRATE TODAY:  Cardstock:  Bazzil, Patterned Paper:  Die Cuts with a View, Twine and sentiment stamp:  Papertrey Ink, Gilitter:  Ranger Stickles, Markers:  Copic, Tag punch: McGill; Cricut Expession.

Details:  Create a Critter (Layer1 and (Layer3) at 4" (Layer2) at 4" cut 3. Cut the shapes listed above from desired cardstock and/or patterned paper.  Score the top of the (Layer2) cut at 1/4" from the top and adhere the folded part to the top of another (Layer2) cut to create a card base.  Adhere the (Layer1) cut to the front of the card.  Layer the thrid (Layer2) cut and the (Layer3) cuts to the card front. Fill in the dinosaur's eyes and mouth with a black marker and fill the spots on the dinosaur's back with glitter.  Stamp a sentiment on a punched tag to the dinosaur's neck with twine.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Published Card - Cricut Magazine February/March 2011(Premier Issue)

Over the next month or so I will be catching up on my publications on posts throughout the weekends!  I have recently received another 3 publication packages back so thought I would update my blog!

Dee, Regan and I were all published in the Premier Issue of the Cricut Magazine that came out in February/March of 2011

 Here is the card that I had in the magazine and it is on Page 37!

WELCOME BACK:  Card is 3 3/4" x 4 1/4", Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics, Core'dinations; Patterned Paper:  Die Cuts with a View; Ribbon:  Michaels; PTI: Button, Brown Ink; Pearl:  Dollarama, Glossy Accents:  Ranger; Cricut Expression, Preserves Cricut Cartridge; Font:  Times Roman.

From the Preserves cartridge, die cut two apples from whtie cardstock.  Score the top of one and adhere it to the other apple to create a card base.  Die cut another apple from brown cardstock and adhere it to the front of the card.  Die cut the layers of he apple in green cardstock and red cardstock, and add the leaves and apple to the card.  Use patterned paper for the centre of the apple and adhere brown seeds to it.  Apply a thin layer of Glossy Accents to the seeds.  Print a sentiment onto the white cardstock, cut it out and ink the edges.  Tie a bow with ribbon and adhere it to the edge of the sentiment and attach both to the top of the apple.  Add a button topped with a pearl to the bow.  Glossy Accents give the apple seeds an eye-catching and realistic appearance.

Monday, February 20, 2012

#52 Cricut Challenge - Things We Love

The Weekly Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog is to Scrapbook Things We Love and to include a tag and a negative cut!  I created the following Layout showcasing my Niece and 2 Nephews!  I also played around Cricut Craftroom to create the little Negative cut banner pieces!

The Negative Cut I decided to use is one I created using Cricut Craftroom.  I used the Banner from Pg 65 of the Martha Stewart All Occaisions Cake art and placed the Heart from the Craftroom Basics set in the centre of the banner.  I cut 5 out of the green patterned paper and then removed the heart from each banner and cut the banner pices from the red patterned paper - I pop dotted each of the green banner cuts on top of the red one to create a layered look using the negative cut from the heart shape.

The Apple is cut from the Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge, I added a tag and made the title read "So Sweet That I Love you to the Core"

I used some PTI Dies to create the clouds beacuase I just could resist adding any and the heart stickers were just the perfect addition!

Products Used:  Cricut Expression, Cricut Craftroom, Wrap It Up Cricut Catridge (Apple), Martha Stewart All Occaisions Cake Art Cartridge (Banner), Craft Room Basics Shapes (Heart)  McGill Punch (Tag), Patterned Paper & Embelishments: Jillebean Apple Cheddar Soup, American Crafts Stickers (Love, You, Core), PTI Twine and Cloud Dies.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Back to School Treats!

I had fun again in my Scraproom today... I cut a 3D Building from the Winter Woodlands cartridge to create this little welcome back to school treat container!


The building does not come with a bottom to contain the treats so I created a little box lid for the bottom so that it could contain some tasty treats!

Monday, February 13, 2012

February Monthly Challenge - Share the Love at the Cricut Circle

The challenge this month is to create a gift for someone.  Here I created a heart shaped gift box with a matching card and filled it with som Hershy's Hugs &Kisses! I thought it suited the theme!

I hand cut out 3 of the X0's from a seccond card and pop dotted them and added a little glossy accents to make the card a little glittery.

I used the Sentimentals Cricut Cartrdige to create the stamp like card base and I ran the cut through a zyron sticker maker and added a little glitter to the front of the card base

The Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge was used to create the heart shaped box and  the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art to cut the additional Glittered Scallop Heart.

Items Used
Cricut Cartridges: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art, Sentimentals

Cricut Expression,
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers “Love Struck”
Cardstock: White – Bazzill
Tools: Xyron Sticker maker
Misc: Acetate Sheet, Palette Glitter, Heart and Flower Buttons
Ribbon: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Celebrate it Sheer creations

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Back to School Kapsack!

I have been planning on creating this ltitle Knapsack for the longest time now and finally decided it was time to create it yesterday!  I had a blast with this project - I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #51 - Valentines Day Card

The Challenge this week is to create a Valentine's Day Card and add ribbon and some gems or sequins.  I used some Maya Road Trim and Designer Trim from Webster's Pages as the Ribbon and some Kaisercraft Basics Rhinestones. 

The Details:  I cut a 5x7 square from the shapes on my Cricut Imagine and filled the square with the Red Check Pattern Paper from Page 36 of the Imagine More Cricut Cartridge.  I also cut the layers for the Heart on Page 14 at 2.3" I trimed the Square to fit my A2 Cardsize and attached the 2 trims to the checkered patterned paper.  This is then pop dotted off the main white cardbase.  I added the Rhinestones to the teal trim.  I created the layerd heart using pop dots and added he word love with a blinged up pink rose.  Then using the cuttlebug with gratitude set I cut the Thank you and trimed off the Thank part and ran it through my Xyron Sticker maker face down and applied some white glitter to the word You.   This also is pop dotted off of the card. 

Items used:  Cricut Imagine, Cricut Imagine More Cards Cartridge (Patterned Paper and Layered Heart), Webster's Designer Trim (Teal), Maya Road (White Trim)  Cuttlebug With Gratitude Emboss and Cut set ("You").  Stampendous Crystal Snow Glitter ("You").  Pink glittered resin flower:  Misc, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones (Teal); Xyron Sticker maker, Beacon's 3 in 1 glue.