Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Stars and Stripes

Hope you are having a great day! With the beginning of a three day weekend away from work, I found time this afternoon to play with the Cricut! Were you thinking red, white, and blue when you read the post title! Recently my daughter gave me an eighty page paper pack by The Paper Studio called Girls Live To Rock. I have been wondering what to do with these bright-rocking papers. After playing with several patterned papers, this is my results. Hmm, I like these colors too!
Card is 5 x 6 1/2. I am using Sassy Lil' Card Sketches June 28th sketch. I first layered a piece of the pink and yellow stripe to the top edge of the card. The Martha Stewart Layered Arches edge punch was used on the edge.
Cricut Cartridges:
Cricut American Alphabet - Star  on page 25 cut 2.50". After making the first white shadow at 2.50", I increased the shadow cut to 2.75" for the black shadow. I am happy with the results of the star. It is pop-dotted on the mat.
Wild Card - Happy Birthday on page 61 cut 4.25"
Lots of inking and my card is completed. Hope a certain teenager will be happy with it! Now I need to find a use for all the guitar papers!

Sassy Lil' Card Sketches - June 28th sketch
Birthday Sundaes - Stars and Stripes. Must always include birthday wording on front of card.

Hope you enjoy my card! Have a great weekend!

Route 66

I recently received the Cricut cartridge Nifty Fifties and I am sharing my first card made using some of the cuts. There are so many cute cuts available. I am playing along with Die Cuttin ' Diva's #21 Planes, Trains, & Automobiles. My card is 5 x 6 1/2 and the front is covered with a decorative map paper. This paper has been in my stash forever it seems and I do not recall where it was purchased. I thought it would be perfect for my little road trip!
All cuts are from Nifty Fifties.
Page 24 - Car cut 1.50"
Page 38 - Route 66 cut 3.25"; Phrase "get your kicks' cut 1.50"
Page 34 - Cloud cut 1.75"
Page 63 - Arrow cut 1.75" flip feature
Page 39 - o cut .75" and Page 56 - n cut .75" for the word on
Cuttlebug folder divine swirls was used on the cloud and I used lots of VersaMagic inking. To add dimension to the card, I used lots of pop dots--1/16" on Route 66, and 1/8" on car and cloud.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

4th of July

Hi and thanks for dropping by today! It has been awhile since I have been able to post on my blog. Today I have a 4th of July card to share with you. So many challenges this week are requiring red, white, and blue or something to do with Independence Day. I love this celebration and our patriotic colors so I wanted to participate! I was striving for the Americana feel without the bright, pure colors. I really like the stripe and star patterned papers. They are leftover from last year's Patriotic challenges and I have been hoarding these papers for a year.
Card is 5" x 6 1/2". I am using Card Patterns Sketch 121 and this is my take on the sketch!
All my cuts are from Cricut Independence Day 2010 cartridge.
Flag banner- 2", Top mats -3.25" and 3.50". This cut has no shadow so I increased the cut by .25 inch and it works fine. 4 of July - 2", and hat is 2".
Cuttlebug folder is Measure x Measure set using the stars folder for the strip. I embossed an extra piece of red and blue papers, handcut the stars out, and placed them on the card.
I used lots of inking and pop-dotted the mats and the hat.

Card Patterns - Sketch 121
My Sheri Crafts - #63 Independence Day
Fantabulous Cricut - #66 Happy 4th - red, white, and blue
Celebrate the Occasion -#20 4th of July - red, white, and blue
Craft Us Crazy - #11 Red, white and blue and/or Summer theme
Use it Tuesday - #10 Inspiration colors- red, white, and blue
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - #16  red, white, and blue
Scrapbookaholic by Abby #8 red, white, and blue
My Craft Spot - #14 Seeing Stars