Monday, August 6, 2012

BBTB2 - Fly Away

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

It is Monday again and time for another fun and inspirational challenge at BBTB2! Our talented design team sister Jeri is the hostess this week and she chose the challenge Fly Away. We are asked to use a hot air balloon or if you do not have a cartridge with one, you can use an airplane!
I did an image search in the Cricut Craft Room and quickly discovered that I had only one cartridge with a hot air balloon. That is Victorian Romance cartridge. I know the cartridge is more of a Valentine theme, but I choose to make a "love you" or anniversary card.
Card is 5" x 6 1/2" cut from Bazzill Ruby Slipper. Musical paper is from Hobby Lobby. Do you remember the song Up, Up, and Away in my beautiful balloon. Well, I have been singing the song while making the card (and each time I look at the card), so I thought the musical background would work well! Now are you singing it too!
Cricut Cartridges:
Victorian Romance - Hot air balloon is cut 3.75".
Sweethearts - Page 35 Couple is cut 1.375". I chose to cut the image in black for a silhouette effect.
Elegant Edges - Page 41 Oblong feature for the white and red mats...needed more hearts! I used the cut out white hearts for the card corners.
Plantin Schoolbook- Letters for Up Up & Away cut .75 from white and red paper using the main and shift images.
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Other supplies include 3Girl Jam ribbon, pop-dots on the mats, red rhinestones in the corner, and red inking.

Stop by BBTB2 and see all the gorgeous creations by the design team! For more details, please visit each individual blog! Don't forget to leave a little love- we appreciate your visits and love comments too!
Now it is your turn to play along with us! Remember this is a Cricut challenge and the specified image must be a Cricut cut. It can be from any Cricut cartridge. We look forward to seeing what you create using a hot air balloon or airplane if you do not have the balloon cut.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vacation Time

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Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Today I am sharing a card that was inspired by the Papercraft Star challenge. The challenge is to use a map on your project. I found the map paper in my scrap box and decided to go with a travel theme. Some of my family are enjoying a week at the beach...another fun vacation before school starts again.
Card is 6 1/2 x 5" cut from a blue Colorbok cardstock. All papers are from the scrap box! I have been trying to use more scrap papers, but I still have a big stash!
Cricut Cartridges:
Pack Your Bags: Page 23 Car is cut 2.25".
Page 22 Phrase "Are we there yet?" is cut 1.75".
It is quite a long drive from my area to the beach and I know my grandkids asked that question several times! I just had to use it for the inside of the card.
Phrases - Page 51 Phrase "Vacation Time" is cut 2.25".
Sweethearts- Page 74 White mat on inside of the card is cut 3.75. This was a cut that was not needed for a previous project.

Other supplies include yellow buttons from my stash on the wheels. Both the car and the phrase are pop-dotted for added dimension. VersaMagic Gingerbread inking.

Inside of card

Papercraft Star - Challenge 106 - Maps
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