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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

3 x 3 Little Note Card Set

I made these little 3 x 3 note cards as a gift for my friend Lynda. There are 6 in total with little envelopes to match. I used the Storybook Cartridge for the "L" and the Scalloped Circles.

Your finished size is 3 x 3.
Take 3" x 6" cardstock and Score at 3"
Fold at the crease
Take a Pink Cardstock (or whatever colors you want to use) and cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Black cardstock mat size is 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
The letter "L" is cut out at 2"
The scalloped circle is cut out at size 2 3/4"

To make the envelopes start with 5" x 5" paper (I just used pink colored copy paper)
Score at 1 7/8" on all corners
Fold and tape. Viola, you are all finished and you have an adorable little note set. I stacked up the note cards and envelopes and tied a pretty pink ribbon around the stack and presented it that way.

Materials needed to make these:

Storybook Cartridge
Pink Cardstock
Off White Cardstock
Black Cardstock (I used patterned paper)
Creme Colored Ribbon

Fabulous Shoe Card

This card is inspired by another blog called Cardz Tv. I decided to make it because it turned out so cute. Mary is very talented and creative.

You will need:

Your Graphically Speaking Cartridge
Black Cardstock
Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
Gray Cardstock
Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Glitter Paper, I used black from Die Cuts With A View, Glitter Cardstock Paper Stack
Black Ribbon
2 Black Gems for shoe

The finished card size is 4" x 5 1/2"
Black mat size 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Red mat size 4" x 5 1/4"
Cut shoe out at 2" in the Black Glitter Cardstock
Shoe is on page 63, Cut out using the Icon feature and the Icon Blackout feature
The word Fabulous - using the Jumbled feature on page 63, is cut out at 1 1/2"
The phrase Simply is on page 49 and is cut out at 1 1/2"
I used the Divine Swirls Embossing Cuttlebug Folder to give it some depth and dimension.
That is all there is to this little card.. so cute.

Rock Princess Skull Card

I was looking at my Rock Princess Cricut Cartridge this morning and was looking for something cute to make. This card is actually shown in the handbook on page 7 & 8. The directions are printed in the book but I am going to go ahead and write them down for you.

This is how you make this super cute skull card.

Materials needed:

Rock Princess Cartridge
Cardstock: Black, White, Gray, Light Pink, Medium Pink, Dark Pink, Pink Glitter & Pink Patterned.
Ribbon 1/2 yard of two black patterned and one pink. (I used two pink and one black)
Paper Trimmer
Foam Squares
The skull & bow are on page 68, the cross bones is on page 69, the phrase Rebel is on page 58. 

Step one: Cut one 12" x 6" block of black cardstock. Fold in half to create card base.
Cut one 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" block of pink patterned paper cardstock.
Tie ribbons around the block as shown. Adhere to card front using foam squares.

Step two: Cut one 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" block of black cardstock. Cut one 4" x 4" block of pink glitter cardstock. Layer together. Adhere to card front using foam squares.

Step three: Cut skull. Using gray cardstock, cut one 3" <skull1>. Repeat cut using white cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using light pink cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Repeat cut using black cardstock and Shadow feature. Using black cardstock, press Shift and cut one 3" <skull1-s>. Repeat cut using dark pink cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using medium pink cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Layer together using adhesive and foam squares. Adhere to card as shown.

Step four: Cut REBEL. Using black cardstock, select Phrase feature and cut one 2' <Headphns>. Using dark pink cardstock, select Phrase feature, press Shift, and cut one 2" <Hdphns-s>. Repeat cut using gray cardstock and Shadow feature. Layer together. Adhere to card as shown using foam squares.

This card was really fun to make. I actually made 2 at one time. I also used a little baby pink button for the center of the bow on the skull. I think it made it alot cuter. You could use glitter, a pink gem (I ran out of these so that is why I used the button). I also ran the black block of cardstock through the cuttlebug using one of the embossing plates. I am sorry that I do not know the exact name of it but it has alot of swirly flowers and a heart in the center. If you have any questions please let me know and I will do what I can to help. Have fun!

Another Forever Young Purse

My 9 year old daughter Hallie asked me to make her a purse today. She picked out the paper which you cannot tell by this picture is very heavy duty and very glittery and beautiful. The colors are a deep rich brown and a light blue. Here is what you need to make this little bag.
Obviously you need your Forever Young Cartridge. This bag in on page 47 of your handbook.
I turned the dial all the way up to 23" and hit the Fit To Page Button and it will calculate the size for you. This purse is called the Sunglass purse.
To get started hit the Purse button and cut out your bag.
To cut out the liner that covers the Sunglass Opening hit the Shift key on the Purse button.
You then need to cut out your sunglasses. You do not need to press any buttons for the sunglasses.
 I ended up cutting out the Sunglasses and the Sunglasses in the Shadow feature.
To do this you hit the Shadow key.
Then you need the Layer button to cut out the Lenses.
That's it. The hardest part is over.
To put the purse together you should use some heavy adhesive like your ATG Gun or even a Glue Gun.

The material's I used are:

Forever Young Cricut Cartridge page 47
Die Cuts With A View "Garden Stack Pack"
Die Cuts With A View "Glitter Cardstock Stack Pack" in baby blue
Black cardstock for the sunglasses shadow and lens
A Button to put on top of the closure, I used a basic blue button that I had in my stash
Velcro for the closure, this allows you to open the purse without tearing the bag
Your ATG Gun or a Glue Gun
Blue Ribbon to tie around the handle

I filled this little bag up with mini finger nail polish, mini lip gloss, mini eye shadow for my 9 year old daughter Hallie. This would be a perfect little treat bag for a little girls birthday party or for any occasion. Have fun and I would love to see your finished bag. Thank you so much for looking at my project. I had such a great time making this for Hallie.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Forever Young Valentine Card

I am just loving this Forever Young Cartridge. Here is how you make this adorable card.

Your finished card size will be 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Take a piece of white cardstock and make your card the size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
The red mat size is 4 1/8" x 5 1/4" (I always size down 1/4" for all my mat sizes)
I ran the red mat through the cuttlebug using the Divine Swirls Embossing Plate
Cut out your little boy and girl using the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge on page 30 in black cardstock
You will use the shift key and it will say <Vlntns-s> on your cricut
Cut it out using size 3 inches
Cut out the Shadow in white cardstock and you will hit the shift key
Take some black ribbon and adhere it to the red mat. Secure ends behind the red mat.
Take another piece of ribbon and tie a knot.
I had this "Dream & Star" in my stash, it is made by
JoAnn's Craft Essentials
These little embellishments came in a pack of 4 and they are all 3-d with wire and little beads
That's about it.. adhere your red mat to your white card and you are all done.

Items needed to make this card:

Forever Young Cartridge
Black, Red & White Cardstock
Black Ribbon
JoAnn Craft Essentials 3-D Embellishments with the word "Dream & the Star"
Divine Swirls Embossing Folder

Adorable Forever Young Purse

So, I have this adorable cartridge Forever Young that I have played around with and today I wanted to use it again. This little purse literally took me no more then 20 minutes from start to finish. Here is how you make it...

You will need your Forever Young Cartridge
Set at "fit to page" and I also hit "real dial size" it calculates it to be 9 1/2"
The purse is on page 64 in your handbook
Hit the Purse button and cut
My blade is set at 5 and pressure is set at medium
My cardstock is from Die Cuts With A View the La Creme' Stack
This cardstock is flocked and very heavy...very very pretty.
I then cut out the liner in red.. so hit your Purse button and hit Shift
My next cut was the circle that goes in the center of the flower
That is the Layer button and I cut that out at 1 1/2"
When you fold the purse and adhere it together I suggest using either hot glue or your ATG Gun.
The last thing I did was add a button to my flap, tie a red ribbon around the handle and used a little piece of velcro to fasten it shut. That way you can easily open and close it without tearing the closure.

There are so many fun little purses in the Forever Young Cartridge.. get it out and use your wonderful imagination. I would love to hear your comments and also would love to see your finished projects.

Items Needed:

Forever Young Cartridge
Cardstock for purse & flower

Dog "Hug" Card

This cute card is very simple to make. This is what you need to make it
Your finished card size is going to be 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Start with 4 1/2" x 10 1/2" cardstock
Pink pattern paper mat is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (I always measure in 1/4" from top to bottom and side to side)
Dog outline & shadow is cut out at 2 1/2" using the Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge
The word "Hug" is cut out at 2 1/2"
Chaulk around the inside of the dog, use gems for the collar and add ribbon

That's it! That is how simple this card is to make. You can use this basic design for any occasion or holiday.  

Supplies needed:

Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge
Pattern Paper
Grosgrain Ribbon
3 Gems for Collar
Chaulk for Dog

Pinwheel Card

This next card I wanted to share is called a Pinwheel Card. I used the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge to cut this card out. I used the blackout feature because if you use the other it will cut out with circles on the front. This card was cut at size 6 1/2 real dial size. 
The finished size ends up being around 4 x 5 1/2

Here is how you make this card:

Take your choice of colored cardstock or patterned paper, cut out at 6 1/2" on real dial size.
Cut out the Circle using the Liner key. Do NOT hit shift.
I used regular black card stock and cut out the pinwheel card then took my patterned paper and cut the card out again. I used the patterned paper as a mat. The main reason I did it this way was so the circles on the front lined up perfectly.
I then took another paper and cut it 2 x 4" and placed that on the bottom.
Take ribbon and cover the seams of your paper, tie a bow and adhere it with zots or other adhesive.
Cut Scalloped Circle using the Frame Button
Stamp 4 images on the pinwheel. I used these little stamps by Dots.
The images I used are.. a birdhouse, saying "Thinking of you", a country heart and another saying "From the heart".
I took some off white cardstock, same color as the pinwheel and cut it 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 and adhered it to the inside. Then I stamped a sentiment. The saying I happened to use is" "Life's Truest happiness is found in the friendships we make along the way".


Cricut Wild Card Cartridge
The patterned paper I used is by KC & Company
Regular Green Cardstock for envelope
The Stamps..Dots & Fiskars Friends Forever Quotes
Green Grosgrain Ribbon
Green Brad
Glitter Scalloped Circle

Thank you so much for looking. Use your imagination and have fun. I would love to hear your comments and would love to see your finished card.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quilt Inspired Card

This is a fun card making project. This card is inspired from a quilt pattern. Here is how to make it.
The finished size of your card will be 5x5.

Take a 5 x 10" piece of cardstock
Score at 5"  fold in half
1st mat size is 4 1/2x 4 1/2, sponge edges to soften the look
2nd mat size is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
3rd mat size is 3 x 3
Take 5 one inch squares in one pattern
Take 1 one inch square on another pattern
Place the 5 one inch squares on each corner and place one in the center
Cut the remaining  one inch square in half diagonal, then cut in half diagonal again
You will have 4 triangle squares
Place the 4 triangles in between the four corners
Take one matching button and thread with waxed linen and tie a knot
Place the button in center, adhere with either zots or other adhesive

There you have it, a very simple yet beautiful card. I made one in black, cream and grey tones and I also made one in a christmas pattern. Both pictures are shown.

The last thing you need is to have FUN!!! I would love to see your finished card so feel free to email me so I can what an amazing job you did.

Hi, I'm Terri!

Hi, ya'll! My name is Terri and my passion is photography and making cards. This is my new blog and will be adding lots of videos on how to make cards, how to use the cricut, gypsy and even the cuttlebug. Like you I like to go online to get ideas and how to's. Most of the videos that I have watched the people always just run down the sizes and the materials needed really fast. I usually will have to watch it a few times to write down everything needed to make the item. One thing you will find differently in my blog is that I will list all the sizes and materials needed so that you will be able to go step by step easily. Please feel free to use the same materials and patterns that I do but I do ask that you do not submit my work as your own on any other website. Coming soon will be how to videos so please come back soon to view those. In the meantime if there is anything you would like me to post please feel free to let me know. I look forward to hearing from you. Let's have fun doing what we do best, crafting and creating!