Saturday, October 23, 2010

FALL / Recessed window

I enjoy the results of a recessed window card and decided to try it again with a Fall theme. It takes me a long time to complete one of these cards, but I think the results are worth it!

A tutorial and video can be found at SplitCoastStampers for the recessed window card. I followed the cutting directions given in the video. The card was cut 5 1/4 X 10 3/4, scored at 5 1/4 and again at 5 1/2. The little created spine will help the card lay flat.

After a little blogging, I decided to incorporate several Cricut cuts and enter the card in several challenges. First I needed a barn. The challenge is to use the barn from the Cricut Old West cartridge, but I do not have that cartridge. I located this cute barn on Everyday Paper Dolls and cut it out to go inside the created window. Next I needed pumpkins and leaves for a couple more challenges. It was a lot of chirping going on as the Cricut Expression cut pumpkins and leaves of different sizes and papers. Why not add a tree and maybe throw in a wheelbarrow? The card began to take shape!!

Trying to think of a good title or sentiment, I glanced through a recently purchased Cricut Pooh Font Set cartridge. I found this on clearance for $15.00. Love those good buys!! One of the creative features on this cartridge is Wood and I thought this font would look good with my old barn/country theme.

Cricut Cartridges:
Everyday Paper Dolls - Barn cut 2 3/4 inches; Leaves cut in varying sizes 1 inch to 2 1/4 inches; Wheelbarrow cut 3 inches
Stretch Your Imagination - Pumpkins cut in varying sizes 3/4 inch to 2 inches: Tree cut 4 1/2 inches
Cricut Pooh Font Set - Wood feature -Fall - each letter cut 3/4 inch

Cuttlebug - Divine Swirls - Pumpkins;  Distressed Stripes -Tree
Paper - Recollections Autumn. I enjoy this double-sided paper which was purchased last year.
Versa Magic ink and lots of Pop-dots!!

BBTB2     -                Barn - Old West
Cooking with Cricut - #2  Pumpkins
Fantabulous Cricut  -  #32  Falling Leaves -- Use at least 1 leaf
Frosted Designs      -  Die Cuts

Hope you enjoy this card! Thank you for viewing and your comments are always appreciated!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blog Candy Thank you

Sharing my good news of winning a Home Decor cartridge during the recent Cricut Cartridge Giveaway at Cuttlebug Challenge! This card is my Thank You to Maggie and the Design Team!

Have you heard the exciting news that Cuttlebug Challenge is having a name change party? Yes, that is right!
Now it is Passionately Artistic. Check out the blog for events going on. You will find great inspiration for projects and more tutorials. Also check out how you could possibly win the Designer's Calendar Cartridge!!

Now to my card--- Size is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 white cardstock. I layered a piece of green paper to the front of card and then a layer of white using the Cuttlebug folder Scrollwork. I was so happy to find this folder during a recent shopping trip. Nearest Michael's and Hobby Lobby are an hour's drive from me, so I picked up several folders!!

Cricut Cartridges:
Home Decor - Flower cut at 1 1/2 inches using the main, shift, and shadow keys with  two papers. To jazz the card  up a bit, I added a flourish cut at 1/2 inch.
Wild Card - Thank You cut 10 1/2 inches.

Cuttlebug - Scrollwork
Martha Stewart -- fern/branch cuts; ink
Paper - DCWV, ColorBok

Again Thank You Passionately Artistic! Hope you enjoy the card!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Another Fall Card

Hope you are having a great day!
We are now having some Autumn temperatures after so much hot weather. Guess that is why I decided to do another Fall theme card. I used one of the sketches that Carolyn designed for RAQ's Card Challenge. I previously made a card using the same stripe paper, but having an extra sheet, I thought it would do  good for the sketch layout!

Cricut cartridges:
Cricut Lite Lovely Floral - Doily cut 3 1/4; Used the font for the words..each letter cut 1 inch. This is my first time to use the font feature and I really like it.
Stretch Your Imagination - Leaf cut on silhouette and blackout
Wild Card - Sentiment inside "a little something for you" cut at 8 1/4 inch,  leaf cut at 2 3/4 and again 3 1/4

Corner punch, Martha Stewart ink
Paper:  Bazzill, Recollection, K&Company

This card is made for a friend as a Just Because/Thank You card. Hope she will enjoy it!

Birthday Presents

Using another one of Carolyn's sketches on RAQ'S Card Challenge Cricut Messageboard this week, I made a birthday card.
Also trying to use the colors for the Ad Color Challenge which are  purple, orange, lime, and white. I had to throw in some pink!!
White cardstock card  is 5 X 6 1/2 inches.

Cricut cartridges:
Stretch Your Imagination - Present -Regular cut and layer at 1 1/2 inches; Shift for the taller present cut at 2 3/4 inches.
Joys of the Season - Gift cut 2 inches

Cuttlebug: Happy Birthday and With Love (the floral border)
Martha Stewart: Rotary cutter-scallop paper, inks
Paper: American Girl, Colorbok-white, Colorbok Pearlescent-pink and purple

Enjoy! Thanks for visiting today!