Monday, July 28, 2014

FCCB#221 - Take Me Out to the Ball Game (You Are My All Star)

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #221 Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Create a sports inspired project

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my project:

The Challenge this week on Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is Sports themed projects and so I decided to create this little football card!

The Football was created using the Boys will be Boys Cartridge and the Sentiment "All Star" is from the Artbooking Cartridge.

  1. From White Cardstock cut the at 4 ½” with Real Dial size chosen 2 times.
  2. Cut the same from the Beige Cardstock
  3. Cut the at the same size with Real Dial Size chosen Football Patterned Paper.
  4. Cut the sentiment from the Green patterned paper at  2” with the real dial size button on.
  5. Cut the same sentiment from the Yellow patterned paper 2 times.
  6. Use all the sentiment cuts to create the sentiment.
  7. Stamp the You Are My in black ink and trim to a banner shape.

Patterned Paper :  SEI(Football), Little Yellow Bicycle (Game on), Bo Bunny (Buttercup Dot)
Cardstock:  Bazzill (White , Beige)
Stamps:  PTI:  Framed Out #3
Ink:  Versafine (Onyx Black)
Adhesive:  Beacon 3in1 Glue,  Pop Dots
Tools:  Cricut Expression, Boys will be Boys (FootballPg 31), Artbooking (All Star Pg 83)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Crazy Card Party #28 - Shaker Card (Life is Better with You)

The challenge on this weeks Crazy Card Party Blog is to make a Shaker Card!  I used a Lori Whitlock file and my Shilouette to cut this Camera Shaker Card!

  1. Using the Silhouette Software resize the pieces to be 7.10 high.
  2. Cut t 2 pieces of the main camera shape from white cardstock and another from the camera paper.
  3. Cut the small square from black cardsock and the circle for the front in black.
  4. Cut the circle for the back in grey
  5. Cut the circle from a  piece of Transparency
  6. Using 2 Spellbinder dies cut funfoam to use as the raised sides to hold the sequins in.
  7. Score the top of the white cardstock camera of the back piece and glue to the other white cut.
  8. Glue the Patterned paper piece to the front of the card.
  9. Put all the pieces together for the shaker part of the card and glue to the front of the card.
  10. Add the Banner sentiment.
  11. Punch 2 Butterflies from Martha Stewart punch pop dot them and add some pearls
  12. Tie some black twine around the wooden clothespin and tie it into a bow – glue the butterflies to the clothespin and pin onto the card.

Cardstock:  American Crafts White, Black, Grey
Patterned Paper:  My Minds Eye – Chalk studio (Camera), Abby Road (Pink)
Stickers:  American Crafts – Soda Pop (Pink Banner)
Clothes Pin:  Wooden  - Pebbles inc
Twine:  American Crafts Black
Pearls:  (Doodlebug – Black)
Sequins:  Theresa Collins
Adhesive:  Beacon 3in1 Glue, Pop Dots,
Tools:  Silhouette, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches
Cut File:  Silhouette – Shaker Card Camera, Spellbinder Circle Dies
Fun Foam:  Dollar Store (Navy)

Monday, July 21, 2014

FCCB#220 Wet and Wild - Ahoy there Matey!

This week's challenge on Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to create anything water related!

I have to say I had a blast making this project!  I could not resist adding all the cool little details like the Pirate Hat and the Waves!  I started out with a SVG file from Cre8ive Cutz called Pirate Ship which I altered the ship mast a bit to suit the additional details.  I cut a number of different styles of waves from the Artbooking criut cartridge to create the waves around the ship.

I added this cute little pirate hat cut from the Boys Will Be Boys cricut cartridge!  The pieces were inked and I used a glittered cardstock for the pirate knife handle, I could not resist backing it all with a little burlap!


I hope you can play along with us at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!

  1. From Black cardstock and Red and white patterned paper cut the  size noted on the SVG File for the different pirate ship pieces.
  2. Cut the Pirate Hat on pg 73 of the Boys will be Boys cricut cartridge at 2 1/2” from Black Cardstock.
  3. Cut the Knife layer at the same size from Gold  Glittered paper.
  4. Cut the with the layer feature from silver/Grey cardstock at the same size.
  5. Cut the with the layer feature from both white cardstock and the red and white striped patterned paper.
  6. Cut  (Wave) using the with border feature and Real Dial size at 1” from dark blue cardstock 2 times and then another 2 with the flip feature from the Artbooking cartridge.
  7. Cut (wave) using the with border feature and Real Dial Size at 2” from light blue cardstock 2 times and then another 2 with the flip feature from the Artbooking cartridge.
  8. Follow the Svg instructions to put the pirate ship together, inking the red and white cuts with Red ink first.
  9. After inking the edges Glue the Pirate hat pieces together ad glue to the burlap circle, then cut triangle shapes from burlap around the circle and add to the pirate ship.
  10. Glue the different wave pieces together to create the water.

Cardstock:  Bazzill (Black, 2 different blues), Best Creations Glitter Cardtock (Gold Leaf), DCWV (Silver Grey)
Patterned Paper –  Echo Park – Photo Freedom Volume 1(Red Stripe)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow)
Adhesive:  Beacon 3in1 Glue,  Pop Dots, Score Tape (1/4”)
Tools:  Cricut Explore, Boys will be Boys (Pirate Hat), Cuttlebug, Artbooking (waves pg 67 – waves pg 53))
Spellbinder Circle die: (to cut burlap)
SVG File:  Cre8ive Cutz – Pirate Ship
Misc:  burlap

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Crazy Card Party # 27 - Use your Diecuts!

It is my turn again to choose the challenge for this week and I challenge you to use your diecuts... either manual, paper, or electronic!  I decided to try a technique called Inlayed Diecutting to create this card... my friend Patricia let me use her Lawn fawn Die cuts that I have been drooling over!

Now lets see you use those die cuts!

Monday, July 14, 2014

FCCB#219 - Day at the Beach (Fun Times Beach Bucket)

Since I am on Team B of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog this is really my first official post for the Design Team so I had to go all out!  The challenge for this week is to create a project that has to do with anything Beach Related!

I decided to make this cute little little beach bucket and I used a little chalk on the sun and wave die cuts to give a little more definition to the shapes.  I used the Life's a Beach (Castle & Waves) & Pack your Bags (Sun) Cricut Cartridges.

I  also decided to actually add some sand the to the sandcastle die cut so I stuck it through my Xyron sticker maker and then sprinkled some of the sand on top to make it actually look like sand castle!

I could not resist making a little tag for the handle!   I used some brown chalk on the sun.

Plastic Beach Bucket Instructions:
Yellow Bucket - Dollarstore, Cricut Expression, Life’s A Beach Cricut Cartridge (Castle Pg 61 and Waves Pg 45, Title Beach) and Pack your Bags Cricut Catridge (Sun) . Kraft Cardstock, Sand, Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Winter Twig) Blue, TCP Studios (Summertime Relaxin’) Red/Pink and; Green/Yellow. Die: PTI – Tag Sale 3 (Tag), PTI Ink: Dark Chocolate; yellow stickles; Pink Cosmo Cricket Letter Stickers.
  1. Cut the sand castle at 3 ¼” from Page 61 of the Life’s A Beach Cricut Cartridge from Kraft cardstock.
  2. Run the sandcastle through the Xyron Sticker maker so the cut is sticky on the front and sprinkle cut with sand.
  3. Hand cut some flags and attach toothpicks to them and glue them to the back of the castle.
  4. Cut 2 of the waves using the Border feature at 1 ¼” from Blue Patterned Paper.
  5. Cut Tag from Green Patterned Paper using your cuttlebug
  6. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock to fit the inside of the tag and ink it with Brown Ink.
  7. Cut the title Beach from Pg 78 at 1 ¾ from Yellow cardstock and trim away the pelican
  8. Cut 2 of the sun from pg 28 of Pack your Bags cartridge from Yellow patterned paper and trim the circle from one.
  9. Place title and sun  on tag and use stickles on the word beach

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crazy Card Party #26 - Paper Patio Lanterns!

The Challenge this week is Patio Lanterns as our inspiration!  I made these cool patio lanterns using my Silhouette and a 3D Egg Cut that I found in their online store!

I wanted to be able to remove them easily so I put some eyelets in the top and tied them closed with the light inside using twine!

They turned out perfectly for the Cabana!

I altered the file slightly as they were origianlly a 3D Egg and I only wanted the cutouts to be in the cetnre.  I did this using the Silhouette Software before cutting each of the shapes!

I hope you can play along with us this week! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

FCCB#218 - Summer Treats (You Make Life Sweet)

So I have some really cool news to share with you all today.  I am now a part of the Design Team for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and I am so excited to be joining the Team!

While my official first post is not till next week I just could not resist playing along with this Challenge of Summer Treats.  This project immediately came to my mind!  I used the following Cricut Cartridges:  Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (Tag), Country Life (Double Cherry), Sweet Tooth  Boxes (3D Cherry) along with a SVG File from SVG Cuts called Ice Cream Birthday for the Cone!

Here is a close up of the little 3D Cherry that I made using the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut Cartridge.  I just could not resist adding glitter to it to make it sparkle!

Here is a closer look of the Tag that I created with the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge and the Cherry was from the Country Life Cartridge.

  • From Kraft Cardstock cut the cone and cone panels at the size noted on the SVG File.
  • Cut from pink cardstock the cone lid following the size noted on the SVG File.
  • Cut the panels for the cone lid from the chevron pink patterned paper following the size noted on the SVG File.
  • Cut the Cherry from Red Cardstock following the size noted on the SVG File.
  • Following the instructions provided with the SVG File put the ice cream cone together.
  • Cut the tag from pg 91 of the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge from white cardstock at 3”.
  • Cut the from pg 49 of the Country Life Cricut Cartridge from Brown Cardstock at 3”.
  • Cut the from Red Cardstock 2 times at 3”.
  • Cut the using the layer 1 feature from green cardstock 2 times t the same size.
  • Cut the 3D Cherry from the Sweet Tooth boxes using the Real dial Size at 1 ¾”  2 times from the following cardstock colours (Brown, Green and Red) trim off what is not required and glue together trimming unnecessary pieces making sure to add glitter to the red and green cuts before gluing together.
  • Ink the Tag in pink distress ink  and glue the pieces of the cherry and the stamped banner to the tag.
  • Apply Glitter to pieces using glossy accents and put together all the pieces.
  • Tie the Tag to the cone using ribbon or twine.

Cardstock:  Bazzill (Kraft, Pink, Red)
Patterned Paper –  Recollections Valentine
Stamps:  Paper Smooches – Sugar Rush
Ink:  Versa Fine – Onyx Black
Adhesive:  Beacon 3 in1 Glue,  Pop Dots
Tools:  Cricut Explore, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (Tag), Country Life (Double Cherry), Sweet Tooth  Boxes (3D Cherry)
SVG File:  SVG Cuts – Ice Cream Birthday (Cone)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Crazy Card Party #25 - Stars (Shoot for the Stars)

This week it was Kathryn's choice for the Crazy Card Party challenge and she has challenged us to use Stars on our project!   Here is my card!

Here is a picture that shows the dimension of the stars!

  1. Stamp Sentiment in Black ink.
  2. Stamp 2 Gold Stars
  3. Cut 2 sets of the Stars from patterned paper.
  4. Sew the Stars together using a sewing Machine.
  5. Stamp blue splats.
  6. Glue down the sequins.
  7. Glue the Stars down.

Patterned Paper:   Crate Paper – Oh Darling (What a Doll)
Cardstock:  American Crafts White,
Ink:  Versa Fine (Onyx Black), Delicata (Golden Glitz), Simon Says Stamp (Island Blue)
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp (Shoot for the Stars), Precious Rembrance (DIY Stamp)
Adhesive:  Beacon 3in1 Glue, Pop Dots,
Sequins:  Miscellaneous (Black)
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine
Thread:  Coats (White)

Dies:  Sizzix (Stars #2)