Friday, April 22, 2011

Nate's ABCs - Bunny Rabbit

I have seen really cute cards made using Cricut Nate's ABCs cartridge, so I had to join in on the fun! For my first cut using this cartridge, I am using the rabbit for an Easter card for my grandson. The card is 5 x 6 1/2 and is layered with plaid paper. The rabbit and all the layers are cut at 3 inches. This is found on page 34. For the mats, I used Font 1 shift key on page 50. The cream mat is 4 inches. There is no shadow cut so I cut the green mat at 4 1/4. Not quite perfect but it works ok.  The Cuttlebug folder Houndstooth was used on the cream mat. Lots of inking and the mats are pop dotted on the card. The Martha Stewart Bunny Hop edge punch was bought on clearance last year and has been waiting to be used. I punched the edge of the brown paper and then scored it with the Martha Stewart scoreboard. I am pleased with the results. A couple of corner punches and my card is finished!

Fantabulous Cricut - #56 Do the Bunny Hop - bunny or a chick
Cards for Men - #8 Easter
Cooking With Cricut - #26 Easter

Hope you enjoy my card! Your comments are always appreciated!

Flaunt It Fridays #20 - Cindy Loo

It is time for another fun challenge at Flaunt It Fridays! This week we are using Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge and anything goes. You can choose any cut that you would like to use. I do not have this cartridge so this was a challenge for me! First I viewed the online handbook to see the different cuts. While looking through my different cartridges, I chose images that I thought would represent some of the images on Cindy Loo--a birdhouse, scallop border, flourish, and the word Hello.
Card is 5 x 6 1/2 and is layered with a piece of Recollections paper. My papers are scraps leftover from other projects. I like it when I can use some of my scrap papers!

Cricut cartridges:
Stretch Your Imagination - Birdhouse on page 63 cut 2 1/4 inches. Birdhouse is pop-dotted.
Lovely Florals - Mats - This cut is the second image on the second row. Brown scallop mat is cut at 3 1/4 inches and the cream mat is cut at 3 1/2. I first cut both mats at 3 1/2 but decided to have less of the brown mat showing.
Home Decor - Flourish is the 3rd key on the first row cut at 1 1/4 inches.
Wild Card - Hello on page 72 cut at 4 1/2 inches.
Cuttlebug folders:  Distressed Stripes - Birdhouse;  Birds and Swirls - Cream mat
I used a punch for the corners and lots of inking!

Be sure to check out the projects by the design team at Flaunt It Fridays! Now it is your turn to flaunt the cuts from Cindy Loo with us. Remember if you do not have the cartridge, you can use similar cuts from another cartridge. Just a reminder that this month's Grand Prize is a Joy's Life Lot's of Pun stamp set sponsored by Sheree. We look forward to seeing your paper can be a card, layout, tag, etc. You have one week to enter!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you enjoy the card!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Basket

This is my first try using the cute basket on Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge. I used a 12 x 12 inch piece of yellow cardstock and set my Expression on Fit to Page. The top edge of the basket measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 and the height is 3 1/4. Nice size little basket!
Cricut cartridges:
Create A Critter - Rabbit on page 26 cut 3 1/2 inches. Rabbit is on an Action Wobble. It is so cute when it wobbles! Flowers on page 66 cut 1 3/4 inches.
Easter 2010 - Basket and Egg. Egg is cut at 3 inches.
Plantin Schoolbook - Grass on page 69, using the shift key cut 3/4 inches.
Papers are Colorbok Textured Cardstock, lots of inking, and pearl on the egg is from stash.

Fantabulous Cricut - Colors pink, green and yellow
My Sheri Crafts - Bunnies
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Easter 2010 Egg

Hope you enjoy my project!