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Cricut Circle/Cosmo Cricut Magazine Challenge

Hello!

I am a member of the Cricut Circle and this month they are having a challenge involving Cosmo Cricut.

I needed to use 2 Cosmo Cricut products, 3 cricut cuts and a cuttlebug folder.

I used the Cosmo Cricut Garden Variety paper, which inspired me.  I didn’t want to do a card, and I have no idea how to do layouts. So….a recipe box.

I used From My Kitchen cartridge to cut out the vegi’s, toaster,pot, oval and word.

The dot Cuttlebug folder was used on the corn to make it look like kernels.

I inked the edges of all cut outs and attached them with Modge Podge.

Hope you like it!

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Cosmo Cricut contest

Hello, again!

Saw a posting for a contest from Cosmo Cricut so I thought I would enter.

The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricut.

Solid paper is Bazzill

Stamps, ink, jewelry punch and twine are from Stampin UP!

Scallop punch from Ek

Daisy border punch from Martha Stewart

Daisy embossing folder from Cuttlebug

Pink ribbon from Michaels

Grandfather card

This is a vintage style card I made for my father-in-law.  I used Waltzing Mouse Text-it stamp set as well as a Michaels $1 stamp.  The patterned paper is from K & Company that was embossed with the swirls Cuttlebug folder.  I antiqued the card with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink (which mixed with the chocolate chip Stampin UP ink and gave the backgrounds a real cool red tint), and distressed the edges with scissors.  The die cuts are made with Spellbinders and the Cuttlebug.  The ribbon is from Archievers.

Wedding Invitations

Wow! I know I haven’t posted in a looonngg time.  First, it was out of town for Thanksgiving.  Then it was 24 people over for Christmas.  Next, time off from work, kids home from school and New Years.  Finally, back to work with a new boss and a ton of stuff that tells me some people don’t know how to leave work behind!  🙂 

Anyway, I haven’t been totally neglectful of my craft time.  My sister-in-law got engaged and asked me to do her wedding invitations!  What an honor!  There was, however, a short turn around time – she is getting married in March.  That is what I am posting for you today. 

The invite part of the invitation consists of 3 layers.  The back layer  (4.25″ x 6.25″) was run through the cuttlebug using a flower embossing folder.  The middle layer was vellum cut at the same size.  The ink was still wet on the vellum after running it through the printer so I used clear embossing powder to give the words a little dimension.  The final layer was made using a border punch.  Then I punched two holes using my Stampin Up punch and put the ribbon through.

The reception card was the easiest to do.  I was able to get 6 on an 8.5″ x 11″ paper.  Then I used Waltzing Mouse Frame it square stamp to give a border.  Finally, I cut them into squares.  Easy Peasy!

The reception card was a bit harder.  I bought the cards with envelopes so I had to make sure the printing was where I wanted it to be.  Then I stamped it with the Waltzing Mouse Frame It rectangle stamp.

The final touch was to stamp each of the envelpoes (RSVP, Invite, and Mailer) with a Stampin Up flower stamp (Teeny Tiny Wishes) that coordinated with the flowers on the embossing folder.

See you soon!

Candy

Butterfly sympathy card

Wow!  The holidays have kept me from my crafting – I am in withdrawal mode!  I finally found an excuse because my husband’s hairdresser’s father died and he needed a sympathy card to give her.  

I used the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week as my jumping off point.

I used Because I Care hostess set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, God’s Blessings, Butterfly punch, solid paper and inks from Stampin Up.  The Squares were cut using Spellbinders dies.  The paper is from The Best of Barb Walton.  After stamping the flower images in Concord Grape ink I colored them in with Copic markers.  After they were colored I inked the flowers with versamark ink and embossed the images with sparkle powder.  The butterfly was made by punching the image in Concord Grape and the patterned paper. Then I applied the versamark ink to the top layer of the butterfly and embossed again with the sparkle powder.  The doily is a Martha Stewart punch.

 

Great Big Hugs

It seems the majority of my family has birthdays the last half of the year.  So, another birthday card from me.  This one is for my 90-year-old Grandmother.  I decided to follow the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week.

The Kraft, yellow and red paper is from Recollections.  The inks are from Stampin Up.  I trimmed one edge of the top flap of the card with a scallop punch, then ran the red and yellow papers through the cuttlebug in the circles and swiss dot folders.  The yellow paper is overlayed with a sheer yellow ribbon for Two Spellbinder die #14 were used for the cut out.  They were stamped with the Waltzing Mouse coordinating stamp set then colored with Copics.  The oval was cut out of the second stamped image, then the sentiment and “underline” were stamped within it and popped up with dimentionals.  A little bit of bling finished off the front.  The inside is stamped and embossed with a sentiment as well.

Fall Birthday card

Well, I know I haven’t posted in while.  I have had a lack of mojo due to major stress at work.  However, things are looking up. 

It is my brother-in-law’s birthday on Sunday.  I have the worst time making masculine cards, so I wasn’t really looking forward to it.  Plus, most of my stamps seem flowery or just not guy-ish.  I have a pick up truck stamp making its way to me but I wanted to get this done ASAP.  Anyway, I used the Stamping 411 sketch (minus the bow).

First, I cuttlebugged my blue paper with the swirls folder.  Then I used a Unity tree stamp; which I inked in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink, embossed with clear powder and cut out.  Using a little leaf stamp from the Waltzing Mouse Bountiful Baskets set and the chocolate Chip ink again, I made a background pattern on the base card.  Using the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the same set, I stamped it onto a cut out from a Spellbinders Nestie.  Next, I attached the Nestie cut out to the blue paper, then added a little white rectangle over it. Finally, I attach the whole thing to the base card. 

Using the same wee leaf stamp, I added a few to the tree and colored them.   Using my versamark pen I “wrote” over the leaves and then embossed them with clear powder.  I added the tree to the card using dimensionals.  Then, I stamped and colored several more leaves.  Next, I added Gold Stickles to the leaves and covered them with Glossy Accents.  Since it is a card for a man, I decided on no ribbon.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.

Candy

Silver Bells Christmas Card

My Pink Stamper is having a challenge to make a winter project.  Since I have been gone all weekend I decided to make a card.  I wanted to use my music note Cuttlebug folder so I was trying to think what would go good with it.  Silver Bells, silver bells (be glad you can’t hear me singing!)!  I found some bells on the Joys of the Season cart and cut them out of AC silver and gold foil paper.  Then I cut out two Nestie shapes and stamped them with Waltzing Mouse Vintage Label 14 Stamps and Stampabilities sentiment stamp.  I popped up the inner Nestie piece.  I outlined parts of the bells in silver Stickles, added a piece of “holly” to the card and tied my silver bells to it. 

Pretty simple, but I thought it turned out pretty good.

Thanks for taking the time to look, I love comments!

Candy

Christmas Harriet Card

Waltzing Mouse is hosting a competition for World Card Making Day (last Saturday) that ends on 10/9/10.  I am getting this in under the wire!  She has been sitting on my desk colored for days, I just hadn’t figured out what to do with her.  I’m not particularly happy with the way it turned out because I had to rush to finish it before I went out of town.  Also, I wanted to color her with my Copics but my printer ink must not be compatible with alcohol based markers because it kept running!  I used watercolor pencils and a water pen instead.  For the fur, Distress Picket Fence Stickles came in handy to give it some depth.  I also used Xmas Red Stickles of the bow on the present.  I wanted to make it gold but didn’t have anything that fit the bill.  Using Nesties, I cut her out and popped her up on some DCWV patterned paper (Holiday Collection) that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the snow folder.  I inked around the edges of Harriet with Brocade Blue Stampin Up ink.  I also inked the Cuttlebugged paper, edges and embossed image.  Finally, I added the bow.

I am going to have to use her again and do her justice!

Thanks for looking!

Candy

Love card

I made this anniversary card for my parents using the Waltzing Mouse Challenge Sketch this week.

I used a Cuttlebug frame and then inked the raised portion with Distressed Antique Linen from Tim Holtz.  Then smudged around the card with ink.  Next, I stamped the couple (American Art) in the center frame with Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink.  Then colored it in with my Copics.  For the tag, I stamped Love (Unity) followed by my Waltzing Mouse Vintage tag #4 outline.  Using my coordinating Nestie I cut it out and inked it up with the antique linen and popped it up over the ribbon.  Pretty simple.

I hope you like  it.

Thanks for your kind comments, I love reading them!

Candy

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