Friday, October 15, 2010

Silk Ribbon Flowers/ Recessed Window Card

I am so excited to post a new card. It has been awhile! Thanks friends for bearing with me as I have been adding some of my older cards to my blog.

Wanting to enter a project at My Sheri's Crafts this week had me considering what could I do with stitching. The challenge is stitch something on your project- it can be real or faux and manuel or machine. I love both cross-stitch and ribbon embroidery and have done many projects as my walls are loaded with cross-stitched framed pieces. Knowing I would not have time to finish a cross-stitch project in two days, I am incorporating silk ribbon embroidery on my card. Stitches include decorative spider web rose,  ribbon stitch, lazy daisy, decorative lazy daisy, and split stitch. I am really pleased with my little bouquet!

I followed a great tutorial at Split Coast Stampers for making a recessed window card. I needed a way to mount my stitched piece. This is my first try making this window, but I will probably do this again. My piece of paper was cut 5 1/4 x 10 3/4, scoring at 5 1/4 and again at 5 1/2 as instructed in the video. The two scoring lines make a little spine to allow the card to lay flat.
Rather than making a frame for the entire front of card, I chose a frame from Cricut Lite Lovely Floral cartridge, cutting one frame at 3 1/2 inches from K&Company paper and the same frame again at 3 3/4 inches from a glitter page of My Mind's Eye Home Glitter Book.

The butterfly is also cut from Lovely Floral at 1 1/2 inch for all the cuts. Flowers were cut from Plantin Schoolbook using  1 1/4, 1, and 3/4 inches. Pearls, gemstones on butterfly, ribbon and lace are from my treasure chest.

Cricut cartridges: Lovely Floral, Plantin Schoolbook
Paper: K&Company double sided paper, My Mind's Eye Glitter Book
Martha Stewart: Ink, Scoring board

I will enter this card in following challenges.

My Sheri Crafts    ---      Stitching
Cricut Cardz Challenge - #46 Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Challenge -   #63 Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge -     F - Flowers
Cooking with Cricut -     Love - Things you love or people you love...  This card has many techniques on it - I love making something with ribbon embroidery.

Hope you enjoy the card! I appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Forever Young -- Dress Form

My very first card to post on Cricut Messageboard - May 30, 2010. This card was the beginning of my online posting-- got a little brave and joined the Cricut Community Message Board and participated in my first challenge.  I am so happy that I did! Now I have this blog and many new friends. I enjoy seeing all the beautiful work by all of you talented cardmakers and paper crafters!!

I saw a challenge to use the Forever Young dress form. I had fun using the challenge to make a Red Hat Lady's card!

Cricut Cartridges: Forever Young - dress form and hat
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Paper: Paper Studio, K&Company for Red Hat Society
Gemstones, feather, and tulle from my treasure chest.

Hope you enjoy my Red Hat cards! This is all for now. We like to swap birthday cards so we do have several to make!!

Red Hat Attitude

Using one of the sketches from RAQ'S Challenge 6-30 - 7-6, I  made this Red Hat theme card. She has an attitude look!

Card measures 4 X 9 1/4
Cricut cartridges:
Forever Young - Lady, dress, hat, sentiment, and flowers

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots on hat, Textile on dress
Pop-dots and gemstones.

Happy Birthday Red Hat Society

Just a simple layout, but I was really pleased with this card! This was my first cut using Heritage cartridge.

Cricut cartridges:
Heritage - Hat and stand
A Child's Year - White scallop background

Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots, Happy Birthday
Martha Stewart - Scoring board, Daisy corner punch
Feather, pop dots, and red embellishments from my treasure chest!

Forever Young Lady and Purse

inside of card

I enjoy making cards for my Red Hat friends. My cricut steady chirps making cards and also for scrapbooking our Red Hat Society events. This was made for a friend's birthday.

Cricut cartridges:
Forever Young - Lady, gloves, hat, purse, flowers, words (accessorize and ooh la la)
Wild Card - It's your day, Happy birthday
Paper - Paper Studio

Red Hat card - A Child's Year


Here is another red and purple card!!

Cricut cartridges:
A Child's Year - Girl with bird. I trimmed off the bird and replaced it with one of the punched out butterflies.
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots, Textile, Inside of card--Birthday (set of 4)
Martha Stewart - Scoring board, Pop-up butterfly edge punch

Red Hatter Birthday

Another card for a Red Hatter! I used RAQ'S Challenge 7/14-7/20 for the sketch.

Cricut cartridges:
Forever Young - Hat cut 1 inch; Words cut 1/2 inch

Cuttlebug - Textile
Martha Stewart - Daisy dot edge punch

Miss Red Hatter Owl

This is the first time for me to cut an owl and I wanted to make a Red Hat owl. After trying on several hats of different sizes and still could not get the perfect fit, Miss Red Hat Owl chose this one and flew away to the party!

Cricut crartridges:
Storybook - Owl cut 3 inches
Paper Doll Dress Up - Hat cut 5 1/2 inches
Heritage - Red accent piece cut 3/4 (Owl is perched on this cut)

Martha Stewart - Pop-up water lily -flower on hat. The red and purple random daisies on the background were the reverse cut from the daisy dot edge punch.
Cuttlebug - Swiss dots on hat.
Right corner is cut with Fiskars corner edger-Nostalgia.
Eyes are from clearance Valentine pack. Stickles, pop-dots and of course a feather!

Challenge: Bitten By The Bug 2 --Storybook owl

Hope this makes you smile today!
Thanks for looking  and comments are always appreciated!

Present for a Red Hatter

Having time to post on my blog today, I will be adding more cards that were made for my Red Hat Ladies!

Needing a birthday card for a Red Hat friend, I used one of the sketches from RAQ's Card Challenge week 08/25-08/31.
Paper is scraps except for the purple card base cut 4 1/4 X 9 1/2. This size turned out a bit too big for an envelope but I hand deliver my Red Hat cards. Red Hat paper is an embossed vellum from K & Company.

Cricut cartridges:
Stretch Your Imagination - present cut 4 inches
Easter 2010 - sentiment circle cut 2 1/4 inches

Cuttlebug Folders:
Swiss Dots - White background
Happy Birthday - Present
Birthday (4 pack set) - Celebrate used on the sentiment circle.

Paper:  Red Hat Society from K&Company, Paper Studio

Ooh La La Flamingo

Sharing another card made awhile back! Being a member of the Red Hat Society, I have fun making cards with a Red Hat theme.

I made this card for a couple of challenges.
Whenever I saw the Life is a Beach Flamingo Challenge at BittenbytheBug2, I knew what I wanted to try with the Flamingo cut.
At Fantabulous Cricut, Challenge 24  Hot~Tropical theme.

Cricut cartridges: 
Life is a Beach -Flamingo cut 3 1/2 inches
Forever Young--Ooh la la cut 3/4 inch

Cuttlebug folder--Victoria
Papers-- The Paper Studio
Martha Stewart ink.
Hat and shoes are buttons from my Red Hat stash of goodies!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pretty Pastels

Now I have added all my cards that were made for participation in Jitterbuggin' Challenges!

Jitterbuggin'  Sketch 9 Pretty Pastels July 15, 2010
Challenge: Follow the sketch, use pastel colors, add a cricut sentiment and at least one button.
I chose to try an inspirational card and use the dahlia fold flower.

Home Accent -sentiment faith
Storybook- the white accent background

Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots
Martha Stewart - Daisy dot and the Pop-up butterfly. Got carried away with Martha Stewart punches!
Paper - Martha Stewart double-sided playful pink paper pad.
Button from stash and I added a few pearls.

By the Sea

Jitterbuggin'  - Sketch 8  By the Sea- July 8, 2010
Challenge: Use the sketch, use a cricut cut of something from the beach, and use red and yellow somewhere on the card.

Cricut Cartridges: 
Everyday Paper Doll - Girl, pail, shovel and umbrella
Plantin Schoolbook - two oval backgrounds
A Child Year's--sentiment - "play"

Another item has been added to my wish (need) list---face stamps!

Pick of the Litter- A Salute to Pets

Jitterbuggin' - Sketch 7 Pick of the Litter- A Salute to Pets  July 1, 2010
Challenge - use the sketch, a cricut cut of your pet or whatever you wish it would be and also add some dots.

BBTB2 - Going Places--Cat or Dog
With limited choices for a cricut cut of a pet, I turned to Everyday Paper Dolls, but with limited layer feature...well- this is what I came up with. 

Cricut cartridges:
Everyday Paper Doll - dog, bones
A Child's Year - BFF monogram balloon
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots

Using a blue/brown paper theme, I chose blue paper with dots and a brown paper with dots for the background papers.
Thanks for viewing and your comments are always appreciated.

3 Cheers for the Red, White & Blue

Jitterbuggin'  - Sketch 6  3 Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue
Challenge: Follow the sketch, use red, white and blue, add stars, add a cricut.

In honor of Independence Day, I am using the boy and girl from ACY.
It is always fun to see kids at a parade! The 4th of July is OH Happy Day!

Cricut cartridges:
Plantin Schoolbook - circles and star on sentiment,
Wild Card - Oh Happy Day, stars, inside the card- rockets and Celebrate
Paper: Patterned paper is Paper Studio, white is Colorbok pearlescent paper. 

Paper Cutz Challenge  challenge is to use circles, stars, or squares in any color or theme.

Thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments!

Bloom Where you Are Planted

Jitterbuggin' -  Sketch 4  Bloom Where You Are Planted - June 10, 2010
Challenge:  Follow the sketch, use complimentary colors--(I chose pinks and greens), add a cricut flower, and use ribbon.

Cricut cartridges:
Walk in my Garden - rose cut 2 1/2 inch, regular, layer and shadow
Love cut 3/4 inch. For the word love, I offset a layer of pink and layer of white at regular cut over a shadow cut of green. This does not show well in photo.
Sentiment inside "Thinking of You" cut 3/4 also from WIMG

Cuttlebug folder: Swiss Dots
Paper: Recollections paper, So-So Sweet paper pack from the Paper Studio.
Stickles on the roses. Sheer ribbon, bow, and pearls are from my treasure chest!

This card was made for a friend's birthday. I was happy to have placed in top 3 with the card!!

Yum, Yum

Again I wonder why did I wait so long to start a blog? Adding more of my previously made cards to the blog..that way the cards will be accessible in one spot.

Jitterbuggin' Challenge- Sketch 2 Yum Yum - May 27, 2010 
Challenge - follow sketch, use cricut cut of food, use plaid and use something black.
This was my first card to post at Jitterbuggin'

Cricut Cartridges:
Forever Young - sentiment "d-lish"
Stretch Your Imagination - watermelon

Paper- K&Company

Wild About You - Sketch 5

Jitterbuggin' - Sketch 5 Take Me Out to the Ballgame- June 17, 2010
Challenge: Follow the sketch, a Manly card with a sports theme, a cricut cut, and include the color grey.

You may be surprised to see my choice of sports!!
Residing in the Sportman's Paradise State (LA), my first thought was of course, hunting. This challenge presented quite a few challenges for me --such as choice of papers and the sizes of the little blocks of paper. Can you see my gray--yes it is in the camouflage paper! I also tried to work in plaid. Love the way it turned out!!

Cricut cartridges:
Camp Out - Deer, sign, pine cone
Wild Card--sentiment -wild about you

Cuttlebug Folder:  Houndstooth for a little added texture.
Inside of card