Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Sheri Crafts Ch. 77 New Things!

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

It is time for another fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts! For Challenge 77, design team member Michelle chose the theme "New Things"! We are asked to include new crafting items that we may have received on our project or maybe use a new technique. I enjoyed working with a new card style technique. When you look at the front of the card, it does resemble the Triangle Trifold. However, when it is opened, you see that it is a Six-Fold Card. The inspiring tutorial can be found at SplitCoastStampers.

The base of the card is made from a 8"x 12" piece of white cardstock. Please view the tutorial to see the scoring, cutting, and folding instructions. My designer papers are from K&Company Kelly Panacci Valentine that was bought last year. In fact, most of the papers are left over scraps from last year's Valentine projects.

Cricut Cartridges:
Ribbons and Rosettes - This is one of my newest cartridges and only the second time for me to use it. I love all the beautiful rosette and border cuts that are available. The Heart rosette is on page 35. It was cut at 1.50" in the Cricut Craft Room and cut 6 times.
Elegant Edges - Page 50 -Circle 2 was cut 3.528" x 3.50" from white cardstock. I used this cut for the background mat for the rosette. Same cut using pattened paper for the mat under the word Love.
Sweethearts - Page 34 - Love is cut 1.75", Page 73- Heart flowers (6 petals) and shadow cut 1.25". I used only one of the flowers cut using the shift key for the flower at top of card. It is cut at 1.75". 

Other supplies are pink inking, Stickles Diamond on the flower centers, pink heart gemstone, and pop dots for the rosette. Happy Valentine's Day is one of the dollar wooden stamps from Michael's.

After my card was finished, I realized the triangles on the card front were in different direction than those shown on the tutorial. Hmm, I turned my paper the wrong way! Well, guess I added my own little twist because it works fine for me! Because of the thickness of the layers, I chose to do a band to go around the card rather than a ribbon.

Hope you enjoy my project trying to learn a new card technique.
Now it is your turn to play with us at My Sheri Crafts. Be sure to visit the designers to see all the great projects they have created for the challenge. We look forward to seeing your projects with new items or maybe a new technique. Remember one person will be selected to be the next guest designer and several Ooh La La awards are given!

The Paper Variety - Fan fold embellishments  (I used Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge.)
Docerela Creations - Ch 5 Valentine's-use a Cricut cut
Crafty Creations Challenges - Ch. 153 Valentine theme
Whimsical Designs - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Ch 5 Love Is In The Air

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reminder of Challenges

Hope each of you are having a great week!

Just wanted to remind you about the challenge going on at My Sheri Crafts. We are asked to add a clock to the project. If you have not submitted an entry, you still have a little time to do so.
Be sure to visit on Saturday for our new challenge!

Also, check out the challenge at FCCB  if you have not already participated. This week's challenge is Snow Fun. Include a snowman or snowflake on your project. As always remember to add a Cricut cut!
We look forward to seeing your projects!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nuts About You

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

I have been playing with the Cricut "Just Because" Cards cartridge. It is one of those cartridges that I just had to buy. I have had it for several months and would you believe today is my first time to use it. I was working in the Cricut Craft Room and decided to try one of the card features. For some reason I never could hide the fold marks for the card. I do like the scalloped edges on the card!
Page 63 - Card feature was cut 9" which makes a 4" x 9" folded card. Squirrel and layers are on the same page. I used the stencil features for the "nuts about you" sentiment which was cut 1.75".
Page 38 - Background mat was cut 3.444" x 5.306".  
Houndstooth Folder - Squirrel
Distressed Stripes Folder- Background mat
Card was cut from Kraft cardstock and other papers are from my stash. Lots of inking and a wiggle eye for the squirrel.
I think the card will be great for a masculine Valentine card! What do you think?

Die Cuttin' Divas - Ch. 48 - Squirrels - Use a squirrel on your project!
Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #94 - Snow Fun

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

It is time for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. Challenge #94 is Snow Fun- use a snowflake or snowman on your card or project. I started with a white 5" x 6 1/2" card and layered it with the snowflake patterned paper. Papers are from my stash but I think it is The Paper Studio.
Cricut Cartridge:
A Child's Year -Page 55- Snowman is cut at 3.50". This is one of my favorite snowman cuts. I love the silhouette cuts on this cartridge. We seldom receive snow in my area, but if we do and it is enough, we will be making a snowman.
Martha Stewart - Aspen Snowflake edge punch.
Ribbon is Walmart Holiday Time and the Rhinestone Snowflakes are Darcie. I thought the shimmering colors of the snowflakes would be pretty on the card and I need to use more items from my treasure chest!

Be sure to visit FCCB and see what the talented designers have created for this challenge! Now it is your turn to play along with us. Remember to follow the theme and you must include a Cricut cut on your card or project. We look forward to seeing your project! Deadline for entry is midnight Sunday, Jan. 22.

Cooking With Cricut Ch. 68 Photo Inspiration. I was inspired by the blues and white and the snow!
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let It Snow Winter Card/Project Challenge
My Craft Spot - Ch. 41 Snow Much Fun - Snowflakes, Snowmen, anything to do with snow
SOUS - Winter Fun Die Cut challenge

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