Saturday, December 31, 2011

December cards: Bundled Buddies

I promised I'd have these cards up on the blog by the end of the weekend and I'm trying to follow timelines. I am doing better and I'm actually working ahead on some projects. I have to admit, this has been my favorite paper line and stamp set for the fall/winter catalog. These cards basically put themselves together.

I started with a Grey Flannel base for this card used spring iris and heavenly blue cardstock accents. The chocolate and white twine is Martha Stewart. For all the cards I used a blending pen to add twilight, spring iris, heavenly blue, and crystal blue coloring to the little animals clothing. I also used a snow pen to add a little fuzzy to the cards. To get the other accent colors on the animals (fur, ears, paws, beak, etc.) I used watercolor pencils. the patterned paper is from the Wonderland line. Other accents used are opaques, chocolate and white ribbon, and various other ribbons from my stash.

Friday, December 30, 2011

December cards

Hey all! In case you're wondering where the December cards are, they are almost finished and ready to publish. I did a bare bones cards this month so that everyone could color the images to their liking and not because that's the way I did it. After all, I'm not perfect and I don't have all the answers. I can't wait to share them with you because they are super cute. We used the Wonderland paper and Bundled Buddies stamp set. I have to admit that is my favorite stamp set right now because the little woodland animals are just so super cute! Hopefully they will be here by the end of the weekend!!!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Exploring Cricut Daily Project: Happy Birthday

I am in charge of today's daily project so my idea is for a birthday card for someone other than a child. (Not that it couldn't be for a child)

I started off with a cranberry base. I cut the cake on the plate from the cartridge From my Kitchen. The cut was made at 4" on Heavenly blue, sky, chocolate, and vanilla cream to get all of the different layers.

The font is from Calligraphy Collection and it was cut at 3" from another red cardstock (not sure of the name may be cardinal). I used my Gypsy to weld the letters together before cutting and adhered the title over the piece of cake.

This card was very simple and could be blinged up quiet a bit, but it was made for someone that prefers simple. Thanks for viewing my project! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and took tons of pictures to scrapbook!!! Til nex time, Happy Scrappin' Emily

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tree Challenge

Today's challenge at Exploring Cricut was to create a card, layout, or paper craft using a tree from any cartridge. I decided to create a Christmas layout (single page for a frame). My tree came from the Art Philosophy cartridge as well as the font.

For this project I used the Believe paper, and the Holiday Wishes stamp set.

The upper portion of the layout has 6 strips of paper alternating between the plaid and the stripe. These are cut at 1.5x3. I then cut out "Merry Christmas" using the font on Art Philosophy. The size was 2".

The bottom portion of this layout has a plaid piece that is cut at 5.5x11; the stripe piece is cut at 6x11.5. The photo is 5x7. After cutting the tree using the Art Philosophy cartridge I stamped it using the Holiday Wishes stamp set with topiary ink. I used Diamond stickles for the green leaves and Candy Cane stickles for the red birds.

This was a very simply stated layout and very easy to complete.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Exploring Cricut Daily Project: O Christmas Tree!

For my project this week I decided to try my luck with a design I had seen on another card by Jen Rubio. She created a Christmas tree out of 4 hearts. It looked complicated so I wasn't sure it would turn out, but here it is and I'm pretty pleased overall. Still a few kinks to work out before it's sendable.

I started with a base of 5.5 x 4.25, then layered topiary cardstock and the plaid from the Believe line (both CTMH). I then cut 3 hearts from the Art Philosophy cartridge (now my all time fav) at 2"and 1 heart at 1". I stamped each with a stamp from the set "Mad About You" (CTMH) with topiary ink (I think it makes the perfect Christmas green). I cut a small brown (chocolate - CTMH) piece for the trunk, added some sparkles, a little puffy snow on the edges of the tree and almost finished.

To finish it off and give it an outdoorsy feel I cut 1 circle at 2.25" and cut it in half and 1 circle at 1.5" and cut it in half also and then layered to make snowdrifts. These circles are also from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

What I thought was going to be a complicated card turn out to be not so hard after all.
Happy Crafting All!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Exploring Cricut challenge #4

This week's challenge at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or other paper project using a sled or sleigh from any cartridge. For my project I used a little boy sledding down a hill from the Winter Frolic cartridge.

I cut the image at 5" along with all the layers. The card base is 5x7, and the white part of the base is cut free hand.

cardstock: royal blue (company unknown), white daisy, holiday red, topiary, desert sand, grey flannel, archival black (ctmh)
Markers: face (copic E00, E11, E13), eyes: moonlight, mouth: blush (ctmh)
Stamp set: Snow Flurries (ctmh)
inks: colonial white, brown bag (ctmh)
cartridge: Winter Frolic