Saturday, July 9, 2011

Red/Purple Birthday Card

My card today is for a Red Hat Lady and will be entered in some fun challenges!

Cricut Cartridges:
Wild Card - Doily card on page 52. I cut the card from red Recollections cardstock at 5". Using the Liner feature, the purple paper is cut at 5" and the purple/white gingham paper is cut at 5.50". This gave me a larger gingham circle to lay over the solid purple paper.
Cricut American Alphabet - This is one of the preloaded cartridges that came on the Expression2. I like the shoe which is the second image on first row. I think it works well for a Red Hat Lady! The purple layer is the blackout feature and is cut at 2.25". Using the shift key, the main shoe image is cut at 2.25".
Cuttlebug Folders:
Happy Birthday - purple mat; Swiss Dots - shoe; and Birthday (4 pack) -Celebrate on the hand cut tag.
For some extra bling, I added the Recollections Glitter Velvet Purple ribbon, Recollections rhinestones, and a Just Picture This Red Hat brad. Lots of Martha Stewart purple inking and the tag is pop-dotted.

Birthday Sundaes - #16 Anything Goes and include birthday wording
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #22 Sketch
Cooking with Cricut - #41 Anything Goes Cricut
Emma's Throwback Thursday  - Use Wild Card or Just Because and embossing
Frosted Designs - Recipe - ribbon or trim, rhinestones or pearls, charm
More Than Favors - Wild Card


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone is having a great day!
I am sharing a card that was made before my blog was started. In fact, it was made last July but I had forgotten to post it on my blog. The card was made following a sketch from RAQ's card challenge on the Cricut messageboard.
Cricut cartridges were A Child's Year for the boy, Plantin Schoolbook for the stars, and Heritage for the word United. I love the ACY cuts!
May we remember the sacrifices that have been made so that our nation can be free. Thanks to those who have served and those now serving in our military! God Bless America!

Farm Raised

It has been awhile since I have able to join the fun at Cooking With Cricut and I am happy to participate in this week's challenge. In honor of June being National Dairy month, Challenge #40 is to create a project with a cow on it or a project with black and white and a small amount of a third color if you do not have a cow. I live in the country and I chose to make a little country scene for my cow!
The card was cut from blue cardstock and measures 5 x 6 1/2". White fleck paper is cut 4 3/4" x 6 1/4".
Cricut cartridges:
Nate's ABCs - Page 64 -Farm cut 4.50" and Clouds cut 1.25"; Page 63- Grass cut 1.75"
Country Life - Page 45 - Cow cut 1.25"; Page 32 - Farm Raised cut 1.50"
Cuttlebug Folder: Distressed stripes - Barn
I used lots of inking and pop-dotted the cow.

Hope you enjoy!