Monday, March 24, 2014

Cricut Choice Challenge

Welcome all to another fantastic challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!  This week's challenge is to create a card, layout, or other papercraft using 1 cardstock and 1 patterned paper.  For this challenge I created a card that can be used for many different seasons/events, for mine I used Easter.
This is a really simple card to make because the Cricut does all the work.  Using my Gypsy I took 2 squares from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, rotated them 90 degrees and then welded them together.  Then I cut 1" squares to fill in the welded squares.  The 2 larger green pieces were embossed with the swiss dots and the 3 smaller squares were embossed using the paisley folder.

Cricut Cuts:
George and Basic Shapes:  small squares 1"; welded squares 4.02"

Cardstock:  CTMH; Juniper, Cotton Candy, and White Daisy
Pattern Paper:  CTMH; Lolly Doddle
Ink:  CTMH; Cotton Candy
Flamingo Dots:  CTMH
Embossing Folders:  Swiss Dots, Paisley
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Daily Project for March 20

This week I'm sharing the last card from my card class.  I was really pleased with all of these cards because they can be really versatile.  I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day, probably because I'm single.  Although the Valentine's Days when I've been in a relationship, have sucked just as much.  As I've grown older, and hopefully wiser I've realized how important it is to tell the ones we love just how much.  At work my students were flabergasted that I didn't celebrate Valentine's Day ("You call it Valentine's Day, I call it Friday").  I tried to explain to them that you should never wait for the one day of the year to tell someone you love how you feel.  I'm so glad my parents told me more than one day out of the year!
Cricut Cuts:
Artiste: hearts @1"
Art Philosophy: squares @1.75

cardstock:  Hollyhock, blush, Ivy Lane purple
pattern paper:  Ivy Lane, pink sparkle paper
Big Hugs stamp set
Monday, March 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Challenge

Welcome everyone!  With any luck spring is right around the corner.  I absolutely love snow, but even I'm done for the year.  Along with spring St. Patty's day is also right around the corner so today's challenge is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft for St. Patty's day.

I decided to create a very simple card for the occasion.

I used pear cardstock, green gingham ribbon, and green stickles.

Cartridge used is Paper Doll Dress-Up at 1.5
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Daily Project for March 6

Welcome all!  With any luck this month will usher in some nicer weather.  I know here in the ville it has been down right nasty this winter.  I'll never complain about not getting much snow again, at least until next winter. Today I'm sharing another card from my last card class.  We used a sentiment set so I went crazy cutting out images on the cricut to spice them up a bit.  This is one of my favorite and the picture really doesn't do it justice.
Cricut Cuts:
Artbooking:  owl @8.18".  There are two layers for this image and the first one was cut with bamboo then the top layer was cut using a brown sparkle paper.  I decided to make the owl look better the eyes needed to be white.  I took the original layer that I cut in bamboo and cut it again in white daisy but hid the eyes so that they wouldn't be cut out.
Artiste: hearts @ 1".

Cardstock:  hollyhock, blush, Ivy Lane purple, bamboo, brown sparkle paper, white daisy
pattern paper:  Ivy Lane
Big Hugs stamp set