Tuesday, June 12, 2012


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Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Today I am sharing a masculine card made for the Just Rite Challenge. My card is 5" x 6 1/2" cut from Bazzill Carob Cream cardstock. All the other papers are from my scrap stash. I have limited amount of Just Rite and Spellbinder products, but I wanted to play along and this is what I came up with!

Cricut Cartridge - Wild Card Page 69 Frame feature for the award cut at 5".
Just Rite Stamps - Just a Note set. I chose the Celebrate stamp to use in the middle of the award. I cut a 1 1/2" X 12" strip of plaid paper to make the rosette which was attached to the Cricut award image.
Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Square Large - I used the two largest sizes for the two mats.
Cuttlebug: Measure x Measure. I used the star folder to bring out the stars in the Just Rite stamp.

Other supplies include Versa Magic inking. Brown mat and the award are pop-dotted.

This card will be used for Father's Day. I think the design will also work for a birthday or one of those "You are a Star" day!

The Just Rite Challenge 074 is still going on and if you would like to play along, you have until Wed. June 13 at 6:00 P.M. Central to enter your project! Check out all the fabulous designs and new products featured by the Design team! I must work on increasing my inventory of these pretty products!

Thanks for your comments!

Monday, June 11, 2012

BBTB2 - Rose Challenge

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Thanks for stopping by today! It is time for another fun and inspirational Cricut challenge at BBTB2!
I am so excited to be hosting my first challenge! Did you know June is National Rose Month in the United States? In honor of the Rose, our challenge is to create a card, layout, or 3-D project with a Cricut rose.
The rose can be from any Cricut cartridge.

I chose to do a 3-D project for this challenge using the Cricut Giant Flowers Cartridge. The rose image is on page 12. Using Cricut Craft Room, I cut the rose images at 3.50" from red Recollections cardstock. The rose requires a lot of cutting, but at 3.50" size, I was able to get all the cuts on one sheet of red cardstock. Directions for layering all the pieces are found in the handbook on pages 24-26. The green leaves are cut from a scrap piece of green cardstock. This is my first time to play with this cartridge. I must admit my first rose did not go together too easily because I could not see clearly the 15 little cut dashes that the petals went in to. After cutting the images again, I used three different colors of markers to mark a tiny spot at the location of the three different sizes of rose petals. That worked much better for me!

Guess you notice that I have a Red Hat Lady color theme going on! The gathered red lace rosette was in my goodie stash that I have had for quite some time. I added purple bows. A dowel rod was wrapped with green floral tape and inserted through the center of the rose and placed in the vase. For a little more Red Hat Lady flair, I wrapped a bracelet around the base of the vase.

Close up of the rose!

For an additional display, I made a purple nosegay holder using the Cricut Victorian Romance Cartridge cone image. This image was cut at 8.50".  I decorated the cone with ribbon, lace, pearls, red rhinestones, feather, a little red hat, and a tassel that were all in my stash. Red braiding was used to make the handle. Now I have a pretty hanging holder to show off my pretty Red Rose! I am sharing a photo of the red crochet doily that my Mom made for me! I love it!

Hope you enjoy my projects focusing on the Rose. Now it is your turn to play along with us! The design team members have created beautiful projects showcasing the Rose for inspiration. Visit each blog for details! We look forward to seeing your lovely projects! Remember you must use a Cricut Rose, but it can be from any Cricut cartridge. One person will be selected to receive our Project of the Week badge!

Challenge: The Paper Variety - Anything but a card or layout
I appreciate your comments!