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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!

Wedding Cake

Well, this is what I have been working on for the last couple of weeks.  A wedding cake made of paper.  I saw the idea in the new Feb/Mar 2011 Cricut Magazine.  I thought it would be perfect as a centerpiece for my sister-in-law’s Bridal Shower this past weekend.  It was a lot of fun to make!  I tweaked a few things from the one in the magazine. 

Materials:

1. Paper mache boxes from Joann’s (8″, 9″, 10″)

2. 24″ textured paper pad from DCWV

3. Open stock “I love you” paper from Joann’s

4. White card stock from Stampin Up

5. Martha Stewart sugar glitter

6. Cricut expression

7. Plantin Schoolbook (scallop circle and border) and Heritage cartridges (flower flourish)

8. Gypsy (not necessary, but makes things easier)

9. Glue pen for glitter and adhering to “cake”

10. Flowers and pearl picks from Michael’s

11. Ribbon from Joann’s

Bridal Shower Mini Album

This is the most ambitious project I have done (although stayed tuned for a future entry).  My sister-in-law is getting married (you may remember I recently posted the invitations I made for her) and I decided to make an album of her bridal shower for her.  I am not a scrapbooker.  Cards are what I spend most of my time working on.  That being said – I really had fun putting this together!  It took a long time but I want to make another one.

Materials:

1)Shaped chipboard album (can’t remember who it’s by)

2)Cricut

3)Gypsy Font, Lyrical letters, Home decor, Plantin Schoolbook and Sweet Treats cartridges

4)Stampin’ UP Stamps, punches, inks, paper and pearls

5)K & Co Best of Barbara Walton paper, Bazzil Bling paper, My Minds Eye Lost and Found Collection, Making Memories Je t’adore collection, open stock paper, Bo Bunny Double Dot

Front Cover:

Invitation Page:

This next page is entered into the Peachy Keen stamps challenge.

Picture of the Bride goes here:

Picture of the Maid of Honor:

The Bride and her Mom:

The Bride and her Sisters-in-law:

A close up of the page:

Pictures of the Brides nieces’ and step daughter:

Close up:

I thought this paper was perfect for listing the attendees of the shower and maybe the gift they gave:

This will have a group picture:

Random pictures from the party:

Close ups of the page:

Another random party pic page:

Close ups:

Back cover and close up:

Musical Card

Waltzing Mouse Challenge blog has a sketch challenge this week.

I was really puzzled at first, but then I started to come up with elements as I went along.  First, I used WM’s Musical Background stamps for the background of the card.  Then I made the pocket for the tag, free hand.  I just measured the size I would need to hold the “tag” plus a little extra on the sides and bottom to fold under to attach it to the card.  I didn’t want a big pocket because I wanted the background to be very visible.  I used the sentiment from Bountiful Baskets, the note from Musical Backgrounds and the flourish from Vintage Labels 4.  I inked the edges of the envelope in black.

The person I made this card for is very into music and I was having a hard time figuring out what to do with the tag.  Just as I was wishing for an instrument stamp, I realized I had just received a new Cricut Cart – Rock Princess.  Sure enough, there was the perfect cut, a guitar!  I cut it out, stamped the Unity sentiment on it (couldn’t ask for a better one) with white ink and embossed it with white powder.  Then I rubbed the Versamark ink pad over the whole guitar and embossed with glitter powder.  The effect is awesome!  I hope it comes through in the pictures.

On the inside I stamped more music notes and a sentiment.

Finally, I inked the edges of the card in black.

Thanks for looking!

I always appreciate your comments.

Candy

Gift box and tag

The current Tuesday challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge  is to make elements used in gift wrapping. 

I pulled out my trusty Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart for this challenge.  I found a box and used the window option.  I wanted a fun Christmas design on the outside, but the pattern paper I have isn’t thick.  So, I pulled out my colored card stock and cut the box twice: once in the red DCWV cardstock and once in the Cloud 9 pattern paper.  Then I adhered them together before scoring. 

Next, I colored and Stickled (I think I just made up a word) an Inkadinkado ornament stamp, which I then placed in the window of the box.  Using some festive ribbon and berries I made a topper for the card.

I also decided to make a tag.  I wanted to use the Peachy Keen frog stamp on the box, but the window wasn’t big enough so I used him on the tag instead.  Using my #14 Nestie labels and the patterned paper from the box, I cut out a medium-large size label.  Then I cut out a medium-small size cream-colored label to put in the center.  Next, I stamped my frog, colored him with my Copics and cut him out.  Using  my Joys of the Season Cricut cart, I cut out a hat for my frog to wear.  I using white embossing powder and Picket Fence Stickles for the white areas, and Xmas red for the trimmings, on the hat.  Finally, I attached the hat and popped up the frog.

I really like the way it turned out!

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.

Candy

Haunted Bird House

Last week on BBTB2 they had a challenge to use make a haunted house.  Well, not to many people entered so they are extending it AND offering blog candy!  And this week Polkadoodles is asking us make something spooky.

I decided to participate, but did not want to make your typical haunted house.  So, I made a spooky bird house instead.

The bird house is cut from the Stretch Your Imagination cart, the birds from the Home Decor cart, the witches hat and cape form Paper Doll Dress Up and I can’t figure out which cart I used for the moon and stars.

I used a web stamp stamped with white ink and embossed with sparkle powder.  The Moon was sent through my Xyron wrong side up and sprinkled with Martha Stewart Glitter.  Crystal Stickles was used on the stars and I used a stardust pen on the hat, cape and bird house.

I hope you like it!

Candy

Lets Dance!

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Welcome!  This is my first Blog Waltz, and I am very excited!

I really wanted to use the new stamps I ordered last week for this project, but the “snail mail” is moving at its typical pace.  Therefore, I am using bits and pieces from Vintage Labels #1 and #4 with my Nestie.  The basket and apples are from the Doodlecharms Cricut cart.  The apples were cut three times with different papers and pieced together.  The final touch was Glossy Accents to make part of the apple shiny.  The pumpkin is from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I used pattern paper from Cloud 9, My Minds Eye and K & Co.  Always Artichoke, Chocolate chip, Rose Red and Pumpkin inks from Stampin Up for the stamps and inking the edges.

Thanks for taking turn around the dance floor with my blog!

Next month I look forward to showcasing more of Waltzing Mouse stamps!

See you then, if not sooner!

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

Hanging By a Thread Card

BBTB2 challenged everyone to use the Sewing Machine cut from the Heritage Cart.  I thought and thought and thought about this one.  After looking through my stamp stash I found a cute little saying and thread stamp.  I wanted to make a mini card and decided to make it more vintage looking since that’s the look of the cut. 

I used patterned paper from Best of K& Company and Bazzill cardstock.  The stamps are from Unity, stamped with SU Pear Pizzaz and colored with YG03, E21, E25, E29 and R29 Copics.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your comments, I love getting feedback!

Candy

Witches Head treat box

I found this super cute template at Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  I’ve been meaning to make it for a Halloween decoration and this weeks Polka Doodle challenge gave me the excuse.  We were to make something that contained something hidden.  The witches hat opens up to put a treat in!  I  love it!  I used Bazzill paper, a spider web stamp from Stampabilities, ribbon from Joann’s, pattern paper for the buckle from Cloud 9 Design and the fuzzy ribbon on the hat came in a Bo Bunny Halloween Kit.  I used my Cricut to cut the circles and scallop for the hat, Plantin Schoolbook and Home Accents carts.  Unfortunately, I forgot to draw the face on until after I put together the box, so it doesn’t look the best.  But she’s a witch so I guess she’s not supposed to be stunning, right?!

Thanks for looking!

I appreciate your comments and feedback!

Candy

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