Monday, April 22, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Welcome to another challenge for Exploring Cricut.  This week's challenge is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft using at least one flower.  Spring is such a wonderful season.  All the flowers are blooming and the air smells so sweet.

My project for this week is a wall hanging of flowers.
I used three different cartridges for this project, Lyrical Letters, Mother's Day Bouquet, Florals Embellished, and Flower Shoppe.

For the title I used Lyrical letters and cut my letters at 3.0".  I welded the letters together using the gypsy.
I used Florals Embellished and cut at 2.5 and cut at 3.0

I used Mother's Day Bouquet to cut a combination of flowers at 2.53", 3.24" and 3.59"
I used Flower Shoppe cartridge to cut several flowers at 3.0"
I added sparkles and a rhinestone flourish for finishing touches.
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Merry Christmas: Many months early!

Happy Thursday one and all!  Today I'm happy to be sharing with you a quick and very easy Christmas card.  I know, it's way too early to be thinking about Christmas, but if you're anything like me by the time Christmas rolls around there just isn't enough time to make all the Christmas cards you need.

My card is made using Joys of the Season and Artiste cartridges.
Joys of the Season:   at 3.12
I made the same cut with a dark green cardstock and gold foil, then cut what I needed and adhered with my Xyron.

For the title shape I used Artiste cartridge and cut using Accent 3-s at 8.18" then used a stamp set to stamp "Merry Christmas."  Simple right!

Thanks for visiting today and Happy crafting!
Monday, April 8, 2013

Its a Spring Thing

Welcome to another Challenge for Exploring Cricut!  This week's challenge is to create a card, layout, or other papercraft using 1 button, 2 Cricut cuts, and 3 different colors cardstock or pattern paper and keep it to a spring theme.  Easy peasy!

I don't know about you all out there, but Spring has got to be my favorite season.  I just love all the newness of everything, plants starting to green up after their winter nap, temps warming up ( can't say enough about that last one), and the overall fresh smell in the air.  I could really do with a little less wind and rain, but necessary for the beautiful flowers and fresh smell!

I struggled with what to do for this challenge just because there are so many directions you could go with spring.  I decided to do a simple frame and use some spring type elements.
The base pattern paper is from Stampin' Up (honestly can't remember which line), then I used cardstock in Goldrush, cotton candy, taffy, and pear from CTMH.

The first cut made was from April Showers cartridge.  I cut the banner out twice one using the solid banner (cotton candy) and the next using taffy which just cut out the pennant part of the banner to spell out spring (taffy).  Both cuts were cut at 2.48" The finishing touches on the banner were pink ribbon with a flower pink button on each end of the banner.
The next cuts were of the gazebo which came from the cartridge Freshly picked.  I used the shape, layers, and layers 2 as well as the shift of all functions except layers 2.  All of these cuts were cut at 4"  I love this little gazebo with the flowers climbing up the sides, but after looking at how it post I would probably add some jewels or opaques for the center of the flowers.
I hope you've enjoyed my project for this week.  Remember to post your project on the Exploring Cricut site with the linky tool at the bottom.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Thursday, April 4, 2013

I'm late I'm late

Welcome to my blog this wonderful Thursday!  I have the daily project for Exploring Cricut for today and I'm happy to share this project with you.  One of my best friend's little boy just celebrated his 6th birthday.  I remembered his birthday, but not the card.  My project today is a belated birthday card for this cute little guy!
Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorite Disney movies.  I thought the white rabbit was perfect for a belated birthday card especially since his favorite phrase is I'm late!  For this card I used the backside of pattern paper from the Magnificient line from CTMH.  I then used cardstock in honey, cocoa, white daisy, sky, spring iris, smoothie, new england ivy, and cotton candy.  Also used were pearl opaques for the eyes and green sparkles for the appostraphes.

Disney Classics:   and also Layer 1, Layer 2, and Layer 3.  All cuts were cut at 3.24.  This image is found on page 28 of the images book.
Sans Serif:  letters were cut at .65 and the letters in the words late were welded together using the gypsy.

Thanks for viewing my project this week!