Sunday, March 27, 2011

My first "Stair Step" Card!

My nephew has a birthday coming up next month and I couldn't wait, I just had to share this card! Love the way it turned out! I've never done one of these types of cards before, but it actually wasn't that difficult!

I cut the card at 4 1/4" x 12" and scored it at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/2" and 6 1/2". All of the layers are 1/4" smaller than the previous one. I used the Robotz cartridge page 29 to cut out the Robot at 4 3/4".  I cut out the 5 from the same cartridge on page 32. I cut it at 1 1/4" I used the K & Co  Hopscotch paper stack for the patterned paper and Bazzill for the other layers. The card base is Bazzill Pacific. Once again, I used the Pink By Design "Take the Cake" stamp set for my sentiment. I decided to add a banner to the Robot. I used the Birthday Bash cartridge and cut the banner out at 1". The font was from the Robotz cartridge cut out at 1/2". With a tad bit of stitching...I think it will be a hit! Well I hope so! Enjoy!!

Some Easter projects!!

Yes, I know it's a tad bit early...but I wanted to use this new SVG file that I got from! It is the Easter Basket file. I also used one element from the Easter Babies file too!. I used Making Memories "Flower Patch" cardstock for the basket. I lined the inside of the basket with Bazzill Sea Salt cardstock, to sturdy it up just a little. The tag on the front is cut from a Stampin' Up punch and stamped with a Pink By Design sentiment. I used the eggs from the TBD file to create a small little border. I welded them together and created a shadow for them, with my Make The Cut software. I used scrap cardstock for the eggs and grass. I just loved the way this turned out!! Hope you enjoy the project!!

I also made a couple of Easter cards using the same cardstock, this is the reverse side. I used the Pink By Design "Hoppy Easter" stamp set and stamped it in Regal Rose ink from Stampin' Up. The Bazzill paper is "Candlelight." My little animals came from the Create-A-Critter cartridge. The bunny on page 26 and the chick from page 53. I used the large Peachy Keen Critter Faces for the faces! Enjoy!!


Finally...some new projects!

I know it feels like I've been away forever! First it started with the flu, and then after that life just kept me pretty busy. My boys' activities are in now in full swing, and there is hardly any time for myself! Today, my oldest wanted to have a "movie day" with mom, while my youngest and daddy hung out watching basketball. So we put in some movies and crafted the day away. (Well I did anyway...he just watched the movies!) I decided to try an easel card this weekend. And actually, once I started I couldn't stop! These just might be my new favorite card to make! I was able to get some birthday cards done, an anniversary and even a couple Easter items!

Here is how I made these easel cards. Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" for the base of the card. Score at 5 1/2" towards you and 2 3/4" away from you. Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" paper for the top of the card. (This will adhere to the very top of the card to the 2 3/4" score mark.) All my other layers were 1/4" smaller than the previous layer. The smallest layer (where my sentiment is stamped) is cut at 1 3/4" x 4".

For the card below, I used PaperTrey Ink cardstock for the card, and Basic Grey "Life of the Party" stack as my top layer. The twine is also from PaperTrey Ink. My brown layer is just scrap cardstock. I used Pink By Design "Take the Cake" stamp set and some misc buttons as well! Enjoy!!

For this card below, I used the Creative Imaginations "Old Guys Rule" cardstock. Figured this would be a great card for my dad's birthday! :) Most of my solid cardstock is scraps. I used My Creative Time, "You're my Best Buddy" and "Wow, So Many Candles" stamps sets. I added some red brads to to the sentiment layer. I thought the front could use a little more, so this car was on the reverse side of this cardstock. I cut it out and added it to the card with an action wobble...enjoy!!

I learned of a little girl on Facebook (Prayers for Delaney) who lost her fight with cancer a couple of weeks ago. I kept up on her story, although, I couldn't think of anything to say to this family. Yesterday would have been her 4th birthday and I wanted to make a card for her family. They called her LaneyBug (or something to that effect), so I thought this little LadyBug stamp would be a good choice to add to a card. The stamp came from My Favorite Things. I colored her in with my Copics, E000, E00, R24, R29, B00, B01 and 100 Black. I used the Cosmo Cricket Salt Air Mini Deck for the top layer, and Bazzill French Vanilla for the base of the card as well as the other layers. I cut out the LadyBug with the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. I added some of my new Crinkle Ribbon "Vanilla Bean" to the front of the card and some small buttons. I used a Pink By Design sentiment from the "Sympathy" stamp set.

And one more sympathy card this weekend. A good friend of mine lost her grandfather. So I wanted to make her a card as well. For the card below, I used My Mind's Eye "Stella Rose" paper stack, as well as some of my scraps. I used the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge to cut out a couple different layers for some heart stamps. The stamps came from the Pink By Design March Stamp of the Month set. (The Sentiment is also from PBD!) Again I used some Crinkle Ribbon, "Light Denim," and added some buttons from my collection. Enjoy!!

This turned into a pretty long post! Guess I'll have to start another one for my Easter projects!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Some new Birthday Invites!

I know I've been gone for a while! Last weekend, my 8 year old came down the flu and graciously shared it with me. It kicked our butts. Luckily we are now over it and everyone is back at school, and I am back to work. I was able to make some birthday invites today, for my son that will be turning 9 this year. He is really into sports, and Baseball is his favorite!

Invite is 4x4
ColorBok White and Black textured cardstock
Scrap red cardstock
Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge (page 63) cut at 4"
Pink By Design "Party Time" stamp set
StazOn Ink


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #19: Double Take!

This weeks challenge over at the Cooking With Cricut Blog is to create a project with the following elements.
  • 2 pieces of cardstock (preferably two different colors)
  • 2 pieces of patterned paper (preferably different patterns)
  • 2 embellishments
So here is my submission for the challenge!

Recipe for card:

7x5 Card
Treasure Box Designs (Cat & Fish pattern)
K&Company Summer Travel Paper Pack (for patterned paper)
Scrap cardstock
My Pink Stamper "Even More Punny-licious" stamp set
Ribbon from my stash
iRock and gems
White Signo Pen
Micron 02 pen


Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday #49!

The challenge this week over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog was to create any type of shaped card. I saw this Cowboy Boot over at SVG Cuts (Thanks to Sarah at Pink Cricut) and thought it would be great to use for this challenge along with the new Cowgirl Up stamp set!



Recipe for card:

SVG Cuts (this is a freebie!)
Make The Cut software
Bazzill "Piglet" cardstock
DCWV Brights cardstock stack
Scrap Cardstock (White for inside of card and dark brown for the front and back of card)
Recollections Pearls
White Signo Pen
Pink By Design "Cowgirl Up" stamp set
StazOn Timber Brown Ink


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #64

When I saw this little bookworm in the Treasure Box Designs School Days collection, I figured I had to use him for this challenge! The challenge for this week over at the Cricut Cardz Challenge Blog was to create a bookmark in honor of Dr. Suess' birthday!

Recipe for bookmark:

DCWV Grade School Stack
Scrap Cardstock
George and Basic Shapes (bookmark cut at 6")
Treasure Box Designs "School Days" collection (width cut at 3")
Crop-o-dile II
White Gel Pen
Pebbles Chalk
Twine from Home Depot
My Pink Stamper "Buggy Punnies" stamp set


Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 46!

I received my first set of CottageCutz Dies from Peachy Keen last week, so I decided to include the set in my sketch challenge for this week! They are super easy to use and I love the fact that they come with the face stamps too!

Recipe for Card:

5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Bazzill French Vanilla Cardstock
Scrap DCWV Cardstock
DCWV Pocket full of Posies Stack
Sizzix Curlique Embossing Folder
Peachy Keen CottageCutz Potted Flower Die
Pink By Design "Life's a Garden" stamp set
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Up ink
Divine Twine


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Welcome Baby card!

A friend of mine was blessed with her fourth daughter last week! So when I picked up the new Baby Steps cartridge, I just had to use it! I actually borrowed this card idea from Christi over at Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes. She has a fabulous blog, so go and check it out if you haven't already!

Recipe for card:

Recollections Kraft paper
     cut at 4 1/2" x by 8 1/2" (scored at 5 1/2")
     cut at 3" x 8" (scored at 4")
DCWV Nana's Nursery Girl Paper Stack (cut 1/4" smaller)
Bright Green Scrap paper (cut at 1/4" smaller)
Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge (baby girl cut at 3 1/4")
Gypsy Wanderings for Tag (cut a little over 3" and second layer cut a little over 2 1/2")
Peachy Keen Princess Faces Assortment (1 3/8")
Pink By Design Baby Love Stamp Set
Stampin' Up Regal Rose Ink
Pebbles, Inc. Earth Tones Chalk
White Signo Gel Pen