Sunday, May 31, 2009

Butterfly Thinking of You

This card was made with the Winnie the Pooh and Friends Cartridge. The flowers were cut at 3 inches and the butterfly was cut at 1 1/2 inches. The background paper I used the Fiskars texture plate. I run it through my Big Shot Machine, so much easier then using the texture tool. The Thinking of You is a Studio G stamp. I stamped it on pink cardstock and then put it on black cardstock and used my Perfect Layers Ruler to make a 1/16th border around the stamped image. I glued white ric-rac to the bottom of the card and rounded the corners. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inch Worm Birthday Card

For this card I used The Pooh and Friends Cartridge and the Cricut. The worm was cut using the Icon button at 2 inches. The presents were cut at 1 inch, 1 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches also using the Icon button. The background I used Fiskars Texture Plate for the bugs. I used a clear stamp for the swirl design. The wording is Computer Generated and then I used Glitter Gel Pens to color it in. The inside says Happy Birthday. I used pop-dots to pop up the worm in front of the big present and then I used double pop-dots on the medium present to pop it in front of the worm. The small present I used on the inside of the card. Inked all the edges of the mats and went around the presents with a fine tip brown marker. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wild card Thank-you

This card was made using the Wild Card Cartridge and the Cricut. I used the pinwheel card and cut it at 5 1/2 inches. The frame was also cut at 5 1/2 inches. The smile face was cut using the icon button and was also cut at 5 1/2 inches. The squares on the card were cut from a scrap paper. I don't know the size. I went around the edges with a white gel pen. Each square was also inked around the edges with walnut ink. I stamped a flower on the squares and then used a glitter gel pen to color the flowers in. I stamped the Thanks and went over it with a clear glitter pen. the stamps used were from Studio G clear stamps. I used pink glitter pen on the smile face and added goggle eyes . I also pierced the edges of the frame to give added dimension. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thinking of You

This card uses the Walk in my Garden Cartridge and the Cricut machine. The wheelbarrow is cut at 2 inches with the flowers to match. Thinking of you cut at 2 inches. The butterflies are stickers. The card base is a Die Cuts With A View card kit. A simple card, easy to make. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Decorative Panels made with Inkscape

This is a card I made just playing arund with inkscape. The 2 black border strips were made in inkscape. I used a decorative font. I took the image and made it to the size I needed and copied and pasted 2 more times. I then put one below the other and grouped and used the union button to weld them together. I then saved the file as an .svg and imported it into SCAL. I then cut out two with my cricut. I does not show but I used black diamond stickles on the design. This is a gate fold card. I used my fiskars border punch on both sides of the card.
Not sure what I will use this card for yet but it is ready to be used. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Snappy Birthday

The inspiration for this card came from a card I saw that used a rubber stamp for the crab and the wording. I did not have the stamp but with the cricut and SCAL I didn't need a stamp. For this card I used the SCAL program to cut the crab and the lettering. The crab is from it was a free cut file. Check out this site. They have some great cuts. The crab was cut at 4 inches. The top layer in red and the bottom layer in black. I added some red stickles to him to dress him up. The letters were cut from a font on my computer at 3/4 inch. I added frosted lace stickles to the letters and the circles on the paper. The card is from Wild Card Cartridge it is the doily card cut with the blackout button on. The size of the card is 5 1/2 inches. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pet Sympathy Card

Pets are a big part of families and losing a pet is like losing a family member, here is a card for a neighbor who lost their beloved greyhound. I used Paper Pups Cartridge for the Angel dog. I ran a strip of pattern paper across the middle of the brown paper. I cut a scallop circle and inked the edges. The puppy was cut at 2.5 inches 2 times. I cut the solid puppy in dark brown and then the outline puppy in a lighter brown. The corner piece is from the cuttlebug dies. The wording was computer generated. Enjoy!

Baby Card

I used the Doodlecharm cartridge to cut out the bear at 3 inches. I went around the bear with a white gel pen. I cut a scallop circle from a cut file. I used Studio G clear stamps for the baby word and the clothes pins in the corners. I inked the edges of the pattern paper and the bear with brown ink. Enjoy!

Some Paper Dolls to Share

Here are some paper dolls I made using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge. They are all different sizes. They are fun to do but time consuming. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Card

This is a card that can be used for the up coming holidays in America. Memorial Day or Fourth of July. I used a small star punch for the stars. I used small plastic domes (dew drops, rain dots) for the center of the stars. I painted the domes with red, white and blue acrylic paint, let it dry and then put a clear glaze over the top. Made them shiny and the paint does not chip off. The heart is clip art. I printed it out and then cut it out and used pop-dots underneath the heart. I inked the edges and did three doodle dots next to the heart. Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Grinch and Max

Here is a card I made awhile back. I made the Grinch with my design studio software. This took a long time to make. The suit is from the christmas cheer cartridge. Max is from Paper Pups Cartridge. The background is a cave from a coloring book. The face was drawn in by me and his boots needed to be trimmed a bit. I think he came out looking pretty good. Enjoy!

Friday, May 8, 2009


A simple card can be used for Wedding or Anniversary. Used the cricut and the flowers were cut from Walk In My Garden Cartridge(4 times at 2.5 inches). The bow was made with a template from Hot Off the Press. The "forever" is a studio G stamp. The side of the card is embossed. The flowers were inked and chalked to give them dimension. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wedding Card

For this card I used my cricut and Wild Card Cartridge for the wording. Cut at 2.5 inches real dial size. The Bride and Groom were cut from Wild Card at 1.5 inches real dial size. I used the icon button for the couple. The frames were cut from Stretch Your Imagination. It was the frame for the Wedding Couple. I cut 2 frames and layered them on top of each other . The top frame was cut at 3.75 inches and the bottom frame was cut at 4.25 inches. I put pop-dots behide the smaller frame to give dimension. I ran the frames through the Big Shot and used a Fiskars texture plate "Dots" to give the frame texture. I inked the edges with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. I went around the edges of the lettering with a glitter pen. The pattern paper is from a paper pack from Provo Craft. The card is 8.5x5.5. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just a Card

Just a card made with the Cricut and the Storybook Cartridge. I used a glitter pen to outline the dark purple curls and a glitter pen on the pink. The faux ribbon is a strip of paper. I used a white gel pen for the stitches around the card. Enjoy!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Gift Bags for Mother's Day

I made these bags for Mothers Day. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge. I used Storybook Cartridge for the Letters, the frame for the letters and the flower. I used Design Studio to lay it out on my mat and then cut it out. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pink Flamingo Birthday Card

For this card I used an .svg cut file from another web site. The pink flamingo was cut out in pink and layered with a deeper pink color. The background is a cut fro Wild Card Cartridge the argyle cut. I pierced around the diamonds to give a different texture. Used a wiggle eye on the flamingo. The words are computer generated. Enjoy!

Mothers Day Card

Here is another Mothers Day Card. I used the scallop cut from Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge. I used Wild Card Cartridge for the wording. Stretch Your Imagination for the flower. White ribbon around the card. Went around the edge of the wording with a pink glitter pen. Used glimmer chalk on the scallop edges. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Manly Birthday Card

For this card I used the Wild Card Cartridge for the base (argyle). I cut the strip that you fold in half and attached to both sides of the front. In the window part I stamped Happy Birthday with a studio G stamp on some green cardstock. I attached it to the window. I used my white gel pen for the dots around the window. I created the speedboat in inkscape and turned it into an .svg file. I imported it into SCAL and cut it with my cricut.I added the .svg file of the speedboat for a limited time. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just Because

I used the cricut for this card. I used George Cartridge for the circles. Cut at different sizes and then trimmed to fit on the paper. The dragonflies are from Doodle Charms Cartridge The were cut out twice using the border feature and then the detail body part was cut once. i layered them and then I put pop-dots underneath. I went around the wings with a white gel pen and then added some glitter with a glitter pen. I don't have a purpose for this card yet. It could be Birthday, Thinking of You or Just Because. Enjoy!