Thursday, April 30, 2009

Birthday Card

For this card I used design studio. I made the card in design studio using the cupcake from Doodle Charms cartridge. I made the card with a window and welded 3 shadow cupcakes together and then I made the layers in design studio to match the cupcakes and using the hide button I was able to cut everything out at once. I then inked the edges with chalk ink and then used pop-dots to give the card a 3-D look. I cut a piece of cream cardstock and used the fiskars border punch on one edge and then taped it behind the opening. The blue cardstock has a ribbon tied around and I put 3 knots on it. The stamp I used was a studio G stamp and then added the souffle pens to give it some color. The wording is computer generated. I used stickles on the cupcakes to give extra sparkle. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


This card is using the cuttlebug corners that I used in my bigshot. The scallop circle is from another project. It was to big for the other project. I cut another circle to fit inside and then ran it through my bigshot with the fiskars texture plate. Went over the texture with charcoal chalk ink. The ric-rac behind the circles is from the negative space from the ric-rac (like a stencil) that I cut out and used on a different project. I used a sponge and some ink and inked the ric-rac on the paper. I went over it with a white gel pen to give the look of stitching. I used SCAL to cut out the letters with a font on my computer at 1 inch. Ran those through the texture plate also. Used Moss Green Chalk ink on the letters. The texture plate is called "Dots". Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mothers Day Card

On this card I used the Fiskars border punch. I used Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge for the pink and green ric-rac. I used my SCAL program and an .svg cut file for the mom tag and the scallop circle. I inked the green with moss green chalk ink and the pink with pink chalk ink. I used a white gel pen to go around the edges of the scallop circle. Enjoy!

Mothers Day Card

I used an .svg cut file for the tag. I cut the top layer in pink cardstock. The bottom layer with a mint green cardstock. I used Diamond Stickles on the cutouts. I tied a ribbon on to the card. The ribbon on the tag is stapled. I inked the edges with pink chalk ink. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fathers Day Card #2

For this card I used SCAL for the Anchors. I used inkscape and then imported into SCAL. I put a clear glaze over them. I cut the wording from Wild Card Cartridge at 2 1/2 real dial size. I used a clear glaze pen to do the swirls around the card.Used black paper and cut into stripes and ran my white gel pen down the two sides to give a stitched look. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Male Birthday Card

This card is made using my cricut and the SCAL program. I used the font Bookworm and I welded it together. I made 3 layers. Blue layer cut normal. Black layer shadow at 3. Then a red layer shadow at 4. For the torn paper layer I used the negative space of the anchor that I cut out for a different card. I put the negative space on the cardstock and then used chalk ink and dabbed it onto the paper. Gave the paper a stenciled look. I did used a glossy finish on the letters. Enjoy!

Just a Thank-you

I would like to thank everyone who posted such nice comments. It makes me feel like my projects are worthy. Once again Thank-you to everyone who writes a comment. For this card I used Stretch Your Imagination for the bird houses and Bird. Did inking on the edges and faux stitching around the bird house. Makes a nice Thank-you card. Enjoy!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fathers Day Card

The first of my Fathers Day Cards. On this card I used The Wild Card Cartridge. The wording was cut at 2 inches real dial size. The fish were cut at 2 inches real dial size. I tore the edge of the paper that the words are on. I used charcoal chalk ink around the card. The fish I used different color chalks to give it a "fishy" look. I used a black fine tip marker to go over the detail lines. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another Card for Mothers Day

For this card I used Storybook Cartridge for the lettering. I used Walk in My Garden for the flowers. I used design studio to weld the flowers together to make this frame around the word. All the paper are scraps in my scrap box. I used Cinnamon Stickles for the seeds in the flower centers. Used a brown marker to do faux stitching around the edge. I used Fiskars Treading Water Border punch. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mothers Day Card 5

I used the cricut and Storybook Cartridge for this card. The word MOM was cut at 2 inches. I inked the edges with Green Moss chalk ink. The branch was cut at 2 inches. Cut out twice. Once in green cardstock and the other with paptern paper. I cut the flowers off and inked them with Chestnut Roan Chalk ink. I glued each flower onto the branch and then went around the branch with a dark green marker to give some texture. Everything on this card was in my scrap bin. I am trying to use the scraps before cutting a new sheet of paper. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Some Graduation Cards

These cards were made with scraps of paper. I did not have to use any new paper and make more scraps. The grad caps are a .svg file from the internet. I imported the file into SCAL and cut them with my cricut. The file comes as one piece. I used the diamond shape in SCAL to give the cap a different color. I layed the diamond on the cap to get it close to the shape I needed and then moved it to a different location on the mat. I put down to different colors and then cut them out. This way I can costomize the color I need. I used pop-dots behind the caps. The word was done using a font on my computer and cut out at 1 inch. Enjoy!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Scrapbook page

I made this page with SCAL. The frame was a cut file from another site. It started out as a border but I welded them together to make the frame. It cut out really nice. The picture is of my long-hair Chihuahua. She does like her picture taken and this is the best shot of her. The name was done with a font on my computer and SCAL. Enjoy!

Mothers Day Card 4

For this card I used SCAL and Storybook Cartridge. SCAL for the "Happy" and "Day". Storybook for "Mothers" and the heart. I doodled around the edges with the white gel pen. I had a short piece of ribbon so I cut it in half and then tied it together so it looks like it is tied around the whole card. Enjoy!

Mothers Day Card 3

This card uses my SCAL program for the word "Mothers" it uses a font on my computer. For "Happy" and "Day" I used my Sizzix and the font "Girls Are Wierd" I cut with my Shot Shot Machine. I don't like the cuddlebug because the suction does not hold. I like my Big Shot. I put brads through the centers of the flowers and put an odd number on the card. Used pop-dots to pop the flowers up. I used Martha Stewart glitter on the word mothers and used my white gel pen for the doodling around the edge. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hello Sunshine

Here is a card I made using wild card cartridge for the word "hello". Cut at 2 and 1/4 inches real dial size button pushed. The sun came from a web site that makes cut files for the cricut and SCAL. It is a layered cut file. The pp I used my sizzix and fiskars texture plates to give the paper texture and then I used the fiskars border punch "rope" I think that's what it is called. Inked the edges with coral pink chalk ink and used my white gel pen around the edge. The ribbon is pink but looks white in the picture. Enjoy!

Cupcake Card #3

I made this cupcake with inkscape and cut with SCAL. I used clear glaze on the cherry. I put pink and diamond stickles on the cupcake top. I floded and sanded the cupcake liner and popped it with pop-dots to give a dimensional look. The white ric-rac was laying on the table so I thought I would use that. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Grad Card

I made this card today using the cricut and the Wild Card Cartridge. The card is cut at 10 & 3/4 inches. I cut out all the coordinating shapes at the same size. Make sure real dial size button is not pushed. I cut the 2009 at 4 inches. I used green moss chalk ink around the edges and on the letters. White gel pen around the hat to look like stitching. The tassel I inked the edges and went back and added brown lines to look like a tassel. Added a green flower with a gold brad in the middle of the tassel. Inside has For The Graduate phrase. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Owl Cards using more Scraps

Used scraps from my scrap bin to make the owl and frame. Used the cricut cartridge Storybook for all the pieces. The Owl was cut a 2 and 1/2 inches and the frame was cur at 2 and 3/4 inches. Used dark brown chalk ink on the owl and put brown ribbon under his feet.
The owl is the same on this card. The only difference is I used the fiskars Threading Water border punch on yellow scrap paper and layered them together and then tied brown ribbon around it. Gives it a different look.

Same as above except I used pink scraps of paper for the border punch and used the white gel pen around the edge. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Congrats card

This card was made using scraps on my work table. I used sizzix embossing for the congrats! I used scraps for the layering of the background. I used flowers that I cut from Walk In My Garden cartridge that were for a different project that did not happen. The brads were from a kit I bought last year. I used a white gel pen for the edges and also inked the egdes with dark brown chalk ink. I used stickles on the flower centers and on some of the dots on the paper to give some extra sparkle.
This is the inside of the card. I used The Wild Card Cartridge for the phrase and the cap. The cap is the card shape but I cut it at 2 inches and floded it over and used as an embellishment. I matted the phrase on a scrap piece of paper and inked the edges with dark brown chalk ink. Enjoy!

Using My Scraps

I am on a mission to use my scraps of paper from other projects before using a new sheet of paper. This card uses the scraps that were piling up on my work table. I cut the squares into 1 and 1/2 inches. Inked the edges with dark brown chalk ink. White gel pen for the stitches. The stamped images come from Studio G stamps. The flower is from the Cricut Cartridge Stretch Your Imagination and the shift key for the stretched flower. Cut it out in red paper for the base. I used green paper for the top layer. Added some doodle marks with the white gel pen to the flowers so they would show up better.

I'm Not Horsin' Around Card

I love the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge. There are many extras on this cartridge. The horse is one of them. The back of the case the cartridge comes in does not do this cartridge justice. This horse is so cute. The saying was created on the computer and printed on vellum. This is a birthday card but could be used for many other occasions. I used the cricut markers to draw all the outlines then without removing the mat I hit load paper and put the cutting blade back in and hit repeat last and cut. That really brings the horse to life. Enjoy

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Birthday Card

Here is a card using the cricut and Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I cut the flowers and layers at 3 inches. The middle flower was popped up with pop-dots. I used dark brown chalk ink on the flower edges. I used moss green ink on the flower pots. I used a see-dee's birthday stamp. The edge of the card is cut with a border punch from Fiskars (Threading Water). The bee is cut at 1 inch from Walk In My Garden cartridge. I used a white gel pen to look like stitches. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Card

I made this Spring Card because today it is snowing where I am and I'm on Spring Break. I used cuttlebug corners in pale lavender. I cut the flower out in felt and matted it on three mats. The pattern paper is from Paper Wishes and it looked springy. I put a brad in the center of the flower. I put ribbon down the middle and used a staple to hold in place. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Silhouette Cards

I made these cards with a free dingbat from a font site. I used SCAL and my cricut to cut them out. I did faux stitching around the edeges. White ribbon wrapped around the middle of the card. I put pop-dots to pop the images up off the page. Enjoy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Mothers Day Card

This is a card done in Design Studio. Everything is welded together and cuts out as one piece. I then cut everything out in different color paper. I inked the edges and used a brown marker for the detail in the flowers. I used pink stickles in the center of some of the flowers. It really pops against the black cardstock. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mothers Day Card

With Easter Cards done I wanted to get started on Mothers Day Cards.This card I used Storybook Cartridge for the butterfly. The saying comes from Wild Card Cartridge. I inked the edges of the card with a blue chalk ink. Inked the edges of the saying with a pink chalk ink. I tired a ribbon around the patteren paper and used pop dots on the butterfly. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Old Fashion Bike

This is a birthday card. I found a picture of an old bike and converted it into a cut file. I used inkscape and then imported it in SCAL. I love this program. The black cut out in one piece and the wheels as separate pieces. For the spokes on the bike I first drew light lines and then I went back with a paper piercer poked holes along the lines. I then erased the lines. I added some silver glitter glue and inked the wheels. I used clear glossy finish on the wheels. I like how this turned out. It is not a girly card. Enjoy!