Thursday, March 22, 2012

Punnylicious Stamps by My Pink Stamper

I had been admiring the stamps by My Pink Stamper for awhile. I finally went ahead and ordered a few stamps sets...the Punnylicious stamps! They are such cute sayings and work perfectly with the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge. I had a lot of fun making some cards this week. Can't wait to make more with these stamps!

For this first card, I did flocking on the dark brown parts of the monkey. I added Glossy Accents to the nose and eyes, the vine, and a couple accent marks on the banana. I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug. I affixed a couple of hot fix gems to the sentiment tag and I finished it off with some ribbon and a bow tied with a button and twine.

For this next card, I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug. I added Glossy Accents to the heart and some accent marks on the bee's wings. I did some inking on the behive. This one is my favorite!

For this card, I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug. I used a white opaque marker to highlight the embossing. I added Glossy Accents to the cow's horns, eyes, and feet, as well as on the roof of the barn and the heart.

For this last card, I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug. I added Glossy Accents to the frog's eyes and cheeks, and accent marks on the lily pad.

As you can see, these cute sentiments are tons of fun to use with the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge! Hope you enjoyed your visit, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Once Upon a Princess Cartridge Challenge

I decided to participate in another weekly challenge over on the Cricut Circle message board. This one was a cartridge challenge using any image from the Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge. Since I don't have anyone to make princess themed stuff, I found this butterfly image. I decided I wanted a 3-D effect on this card, so I cut two out of every layer on the butterfly image. I then added Glossy Accents to the light blue parts (it's hard to tell in the photo though, sorry!) and Stickles (color Aqua) to the dark teal parts. I used some double sided foam tape to make the top butterfly stand out from the bottom butterfly to help with the 3-D effect.

Once I had my butterfly completed, I made the card base with the dark teal paper and the light blue paper for the liner. (I have recently started making my own card bases since I got the Martha Stewart Scoreboard. I'm really loving that thing!) I decided I wanted to use some ribbon on this project as well, so I found a ribbon that coordinated. I cut a length long enough to go across the bottom of the card and to wrap around and adhere between the card base and the liner on the inside of the card. Then I made a double bow. I cut two different lengths of ribbon and on each piece I adhered the ends together to make little loops. I found a nice looking teal button and used baker's twine to secure the button to the ribbon and cinched the ribbon to create the bow and secured the entire piece by tying the twine into a knot and trimming the excess twine. I then adhered the butterfly to the card base and stamped the "Thinking of You" sentiment at the bottom.

Thank you for taking the time to come and check out my latest project!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Creative Color Challenge

I know it's been awhile since I last posted. School has been keeping me super busy! Luckily, I'm now on Spring break and have had the chance to sit down and do a little bit of crafting. I have been wanting to participate in some of the challenges on the Cricut Circle Message Board but haven't had the time to sit and create...until now!

I entered the Creative Color Challenge for this week. The colors for the challenge were Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Crumb Cake. Challenges like these are so great because they make you step outside the box from your normal styles of crafting.

For my card, I used the three required colors and added the green to the mix. The "thinking of you" sentiment was stamped on a cut from the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The flower was cut from the Kate's ABCs Cricut cartridge. The blue part of the card was embossed with my Cuttlebug and D'vine Swirls embossing folder. I added some ribbon to cover up the seam between the blue and green. I added some hot fix crystals to the sentiment tag. For the flower, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in pearl to give it a shiny look and I added a pearl to the center to finish it off.

Now it's time to go work on another challenge and get some other crafty things done! I'm going to make the most of my time off from school and really get my craft on :)