Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Bday / Cricut Imagine

I am playing with my Cricut Imagine; trying to figure out the features and I have to say I'm learning.  I needed a quick bday card and I was able to put this card together rather quickly.  I also wanted to participate in this week challenge over My Pink Stamper.  We were to use our Cricut Imagine and our regular tools and bling to create something. 

This is what I came up with:

Took some DCWV pink texture paper and and this reddish pattern shimmer paper for contrast.  I then used the Cricut Imagine Best Friends cartridge the yellow pattern scallop rectangle, the balloons, the birdie, the blue sky with clouds --- all in one sheet of paper and in one pass.  I have to admit that was impressive.  I cut the red balloon using the cut only function to use the shimmer red paper; then I used foam to pop out the red balloon, the clouds and the birdie.  The sentiment is from a cuttlebug die and I finished it off with some red/white twine.  Really like how this card turned out.  Still need to play some more, but so far it has been FUN.

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!

 birdie, balloons, clouds, yellow scallop rectangle - cut & printed using Cricut Imagine Best Friends art cartridge
"HAPPY BDAY" - Cuttlebug metal die
EK scallop edge

TCP Buttons die
Twine red/white
DCWV texture paper, DCWV Sweet Stack

Monday, September 20, 2010

Owly Bday / ESS Sketch #100

Had a chance this weekend to make a special birthday card.  I received this really cute Hero Arts Party Owls stamp as a birthday gift from my crafty pal (wink) and had yet to see ink.  I decided I just had to use it when I saw this week's ESS Sketch #100; what a hoot! :) One hundred wonderful, fun sketches!

Here is what I came up with:

And here is that 100th sketch created by Tracy Clemente from Eat, Sleep, Stamp!  Very typical of Tracy to give us a FUN clean canvas to put our own spin to.  I decided that it provided a great chance to use some Cuttlebug embossing folders that I had lying around.  The pattern paper provided the inspiration to use the Cuttlebug candle embossing folder to emboss this  DCWV orange glitter paper.  This matched the dimensional pattern paper that was full of gifts and candles and glitter! 

I used the same orange glitter paper to paper piece the balloon.  Wanting to add more glitter, I used a light blue glitter paper and a Cuttlebug metal die to cut out "HAPPY BDAY" and stars all from the same die... have to use this die more often, it cut the glitter paper nicely!

I then wanted to decorate the inside.  I dug out this Cuttlebug owl embossing folder that matched the image so nicely while giving me a place to write my good wishes.  I then continued to use the Cuttlebug metal embossing die to cut out the candle and the sentiment inside.

Will be mailing this as soon as I can; and hope that she likes it! :).....

Thanks for stopping by!

owls - Hero Arts Party Owls
"HAPPY BDAY" - Cuttlebug metal die
"make A Wish" - Cuttlebug metal die
stars - Cuttlebug metal die
candle - Cuttlebug metal die
DCWV Texture paper, DCWV Summer Stack, DCWV Glitter Stack (orange/light blue)
Cuttlebug candle embossing folder
Cuttelbug owl embossing folder
Momento Black Onyx ink

Monday, September 13, 2010

July ATC card for Swap

Had meant to post this sooner, but I simply forgot!  For the month of July's ATC Swap hosted Tracy Clemente from Eat, Sleep, Stamp blog, I decided to use this really fun IO Flip Out stamp set that I couldn't pass up on.  Really enjoyed stamping these!

I used this EK beach punch that totally goes well with this image and added flower soft to add the "sand".  This made for a FUN look; and it gave it texture and dimension.  I finished it off with some really tiny star shape gems.  The pattern paper was a great find; really like the colors and the wavy lines.

Hope the lady found the summer look FUN! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

flip-flops - Impression Obsession
Flip Out CL94
"I'd Flip Out Without You" - Impression Obsession Flip Out CL94
EK sandcastle punch
Flower Soft sand color
DCWV Texture Paper, DCWV Summer Stack
AMUSE star gems
Momento Inks (various colors)

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