Saturday, February 4, 2012

My Sheri Crafts - Ch 78 Love is in the Air

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Thanks for stopping by today and also a big Thank You to my new followers!
It is Saturday and time for another fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts! Design team member Sarah has chosen the theme for Challenge 78. It is "Love Is In the Air". In addition to Valentine's Day coming up, Sarah reminded us that February is Heart month. Sarah's theme is Love your Valentine, love your Heart and let's see at least two Hearts on your project!
Yes, Valentine's Day will soon be here!  Are you finished with all your cards? This may be perfect challenge to create that special card! For my special card, I tried another unique card style called Double Dutch Fold. I have a list with card styles to try and thought this style would be a great Valentine card! I found the tutorial at SplitCoastStampers.
The card started with a piece of 4 3/16" x 9" rosy pink cardstock. For the dutch fold bottom, I used a 2" x 8 1/2" piece of the same cardstock. My pretty double-sided patterned papers are K&Company Kelly Panacci Designer Paper pad. This is a good card style to make use of small left over papers.
Cricut Cartridges:
Love Struck - The couple image is the third image on the top row and the shadow cut is the third image on the second row. Image was cut at 3 1/2".
On the inside of the card, Love is the second image on the last row. It is cut 1.75".
I hand cut the small hearts that you see on the front of the card from tiny scraps of papers.
Other supplies include Martha Stewart inking and Recollections pearls on the heart. Sentiment stamp is a dollar stamp from Michael's. Martha Stewart Daisy corner punch was used on the corners of the white paper.

Inside view of card

Be sure to visit My Sheri Crafts and see the lovely projects by the design team and this week's guest designer! We appreciate you visiting our blogs and leaving comments! Now it is turn to play along with us. Just follow the theme and be sure to include at least 2 hearts. One person will be chosen to be the next guest designer and several Ooh La La awards are presented. Deadline for entering is Friday Feb. 17. We look forward to seeing your pretty projects!

Cricut Cardz Challenge -  Ch 101 - Be My Valentine -any cartridge, any colors
CardzTV - Ch. 5 Tickled Pink - Use Pink as primary color
More Than Favors -Wacky Wednesday #64 - Love- Any project as long as it has a Love theme.
Little Scrap Pieces - Use Pink

Hope you enjoy my first try at this card style! Your comments are always appreciated!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Sweets Store

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!
Surprise! I have a project to share with you today that is not a card!
I recently bought the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge and immediately knew which would be my first project to try. I had so much fun being a paper carpenter and I am really pleased with my results. Designer double-sided patterned papers are from K&Company Kelly Panacci Valentine Pad that was bought last Valentine. For the house, I chose the pretty little hearts paper. I was working with the Cricut Craft Room and No 4 Store on page 26. I noticed the handbook shows the store image is the third cut on top line, but it is marked incorrectly. The store is actually the fourth key on the keypad. Cuts were at 10".
To make the store you must cut the main image twice and then there are four layer cuts which have several different pieces. On one layer cut, I used the hide contour feature and separated the images so I could use different papers for some of the images.

I used the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder on the white door facing.  Do you like the pink polka dot door!  The heart on the door is hand cut from one of the pieces of designer paper.
Here is a view of the back of the store building. I love the little window. I run the white paper through the Distressed Stripes folder also. The flower pot and flower cuts are on one of the layer cuts. I added some Recollections Floral Embellishments flowers. On some of the flowers, I added two layers of flowers, a yellow button and some pop-dots for dimension.
This is a side view of the little store. I thought the pretty striped paper would be good for the roof - actually reminds me of a storefront awning!  The Sweets signpost was a little taller than I wanted--it went up in the awning so I cut some of pole off. For an extra spash of Valentine look, I added a ribbon bow from ribbon that was in my stash!
I cut the word Sweets twice and placed the word on each side of the sign. A piece of Cricut cartridge packaging was cut and glued inside the windows.
Hope you enjoy my little house of love! I will  place some candy in it and use it for a Valentine party  decoration!

Cooking With Cricut - Ch. 70 Anything but a Card with Yellow and Polka Dots
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use stripe paper
Whimsical Designs - Love is in the Air- create a love themed home decor project
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch 50 - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Recipe- 3 Patterned papers, 2 buttons and 1 word title ( Hope I do not have too many buttons)
Decorate To Celebrate - Valentine party project
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Exploring Cricut - 123 Choice- 1 ribbon, 2 Cricut cuts, 3 brads, jewels or buttons
Passionately Artistic - Linking Party

Monday, January 30, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut - Ch. 96 3" x 3" Valentiney Cards

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! It is Monday again and that means it is time for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. This week our challenge is all about 3" x 3" Valentiney cards. Yes, that means a tiney card. I cut my card from red cardstock at 3" x 6" and when folded in half, it measures 3" x 3". This is the first time that I have made such a small card, but I am pleased with the look.
We are happy to have Emma at My Creative Time as our sponsor this week. She has so generously let some of the designers use some of her stamps for today's projects. Thank you Emma for your kindness and the opportunity! My stamp set is Classmate Valentines. I chose the cute Happy Valentine's Day Teacher stamp and the apple stamp to go with it.
Cricut cartridges:
Cricut Classroon Basics - The white scallop circle was cut at 1/2" and the red scallop circle was cut at 1.681"w x 1.653"h.  Ink was Color Box Cranberry.
Create A Critter - Page 25 - Apple cut at 2" height. It is pop dotted on the card.
Heart Blocks folder was used on the white mat. Just wanted to add a bit more Valentiney look!
Other supplies include Paper Studio Ribbon Trends for the gingham ribbon.

On the inside of the card, I used the To, From, and Apple from the stamp set. I left room for my youngest grandson who is in the first grade to print the names.

Be sure to visit FCCB to see all the pretty projects by the design team. We appreciate your comments and visits to our blogs! Now it is your turn to play along with us. Remember to follow the theme - make a 3" x 3" Valentine card and as always you must include a Cricut cut. We look forward to seeing your projects. You have until midnight Sunday Feb. 5th to enter your card.

My Creative Time Throwback Thursdays--Valentine card using any cartridge.

Many thanks to My Creative Time  for sponsoring us at FCCB this week!