Tuesday, August 31, 2010

i dig u - Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge

Project by Jamie Cripps
The Freshly Picked Cricut cartridge has so many cute cuts, for example the adorable words, like "dig".  Isn't the font just adorable?  ScrapbookPal.com has this cartridge (and many others) for just $39.99 and they offer FREE shipping on items over $25.00 (in the U.S.)!  Such a great deal!
I created a Design Studio file for the pieces in this card which you can download HEREThe card base is 5 1/2" x 8", folded in half to create a 5 1/2" x 4" card.  Corner punch the top left corner and then punch the right side of the card with a border punch.  Use Cat's Eye Chalk Ink around all the edges of the card base.  Using an adhesive runner, adhere the Cricut cuts together.  Place pop-up dots under the "digs" and attach to the front of the card (as shown).  Ink around the edges of the brown hole and shovel then add to the inside of the card.  Use chipboard letters to add the "i" and "u" and a black pen to add doodles.  Embellish the card with ribbon and twine.

Cricut Expression and 12x12 Mat (Provo Craft)
Software:  Design Studio (Provo Craft)
Cricut Cartridge: Freshly Picked (Provo Craft)
Cardstock:  Kraft (The Paper Studio)
Chipboard:  Making Memories
Ribbon: American Crafts and Misc. twine
Ink: Chestnut Roan (Cat's Eye Chalk Ink)
Pen:  Black (American Crafts)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fall LO- Wall Decor Cartridge

When the awesome Scrapbook Pal contacted us this month and allowed us to choose the cart we wanted out of three I was so excited. I had been wanting Wall Decor but kept putting it off. Patience pays off! I am so blessed! To see any of the great projects that I used click on the link to go shopping at a great store with great customer service. I hope you enjoy the items that I made this month to show you how versatile this cartridge is. You can use it for WAY more than Wall Decor. Here is the layout that I did this month.

1. Using Wall Decor, your Cricut Expression and a 12X12 mat select Tree-s on page 73. Cut this at 7 inches AND 4 1/4 inches (for right side tree) on brown card stock.
2. Now using the Tree cut on page 73 cut the main image at 7 inches in patterned paper of your choice.
3. Your last cut will be the Tree BORDER at 3 3/4 inches. I cut this on white card stock and then inked each leaf up in Colorbox Berrylicious ink, Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Vintage photos. Cut them apart individually to be randomly placed around your layout.
4. Using the GellyRoll Pen I outlined the swirls on the tree and the leaves to make them pop just a bit more.
5. Using the GellyRoll White Pen I also dotted up the main tree on the left side, faux stitched around my corrugated letter title and wrote my date on the right page.
6. Adhere 7 inch tree to the bottom far left of the left hand page.
7. Adhere title mounted on patterned paper above tree, allowing a little overlap.
8. Adhere vertical patterned paper on top right of left hand page.
9. Mat and place pictures as desired.
10. Place 4 inch by 12 inch patterned paper to bottom of right of right hand page.
11. Place 4 1/4 tree on left hand side of right page.
12. Mat and adhere pictures as desired.
13. Using the leaf border that you inked and cut and miscellaneous leaves from your stash randomly place them about your page to mimic falling leaves.
14. Add four small inked office tags to title, tree, and picture to include journaling.
15. Add final touch by using Crystal Glitter stickles on the small tree, gelly roll white pen for photo corners and dotting the title letters.

Other ingredients:
Corrugated Letters
Cork Letters from Joanns Essentials
K & Company patterned paper
Small white office tags
Felt, glitter and paper leaves from stash
Kraft, white, and red cardstock

Friday, August 27, 2010

Oregon Coast Layout with Wall Decor and More Cartridge

Hi everyone!!  Today, I get to share a layout with you that I made with the Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge that ScrapbookPal send me to work with this month.  I love lighthouses and whenever I am in an area where they are, I make my husband pull over and we have to take pictures.  When I saw the lighthouse on the Wall Decor and More cart, I knew this was a cart for me.  I have many lighthouse pictures to scrapbook and this cartridge will help me decorate my pages perfectly.  I also think that lighthouses make wonderful masculine cards.  I love the font on this cart...especially the swirly layering on the Monogram font cuts (like the ones on the first letters of my title).

Die cuts: Cricut Expression and Wall Decor and More cartridge
Ink: Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye inkpads
Cardstock and patterned paper: Stampin' Up!

Cut the following from the Wall Decor and More cartridge:
Lighthouse - 11 1/2 inches
Lighthouse border - 3 inches
Title - 1 1/2 inches
Sailboat - 2 inches
"Waves" - (7) 3/4 inches
Flowers - (2) 2 1/2 inches and (5) 1 3/4 inches (I placed a circle punched out piece of cardstock in a different color behind the flowers and cut the leaves off of the top layer to get the look I wanted)

Pulling it all together:
  1. Ink the edges of all the cuts with the Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye ink pads and assemble the layers together. 
  2. Stitch along the top and sides of the layout with a sewing machine or doodle stitching with a pen.
  3. Place both lighthouse pieces along the bottom edge of the layout where you want them to be (do not adhere yet).
  4. Arrange the photos that you want to use along the middle of the layout about 2 3/4 inches from the bottom so that the lighthouses don't overlap important parts of the photos and adhere.
  5. Adhere a 3/4 inch strip of patterned paper under the line of photos and a 1/2 inch strip above the photos
  6. Adhere the lighthouses.  Arrange and adhere the waves along the bottom of the layout and along the top of the photo line.
  7. Adhere the title to the top of the layout on the left side of the right page.
  8. Using dimensional adhesive, adhere the flowers as shown.
If you want to see a larger photo of my layout, click on the photo above.  I hope you enjoyed my project today.  I also have a sketch for this layout on MY BLOG.......come by and check it out.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blog Hop Cartridge Winner

We would like to thank each and every one of you who participated in our first ever blog hop last weekend.  We had so much fun getting to know you through your comments and we hope that you had fun visiting each of our blogs and maybe you gathered some inspiration and ideas along the way.  If you haven't visited ScrapbookPal to see the great prices on Cricut cartridges yet, you are missing out.  Plus, there is free shipping on all orders over $25.  Click the banner below to go to the ScrapbookPal website:

By random draw, the winner of the ScrapbookPal Blog Hop is......

Congratulations Shari!!  I don't have contact information for you, so if you will please email me at crickett4 (at) gmail (dot) com  I will tell you what you need to do to get the Cricut cartridge of your choice from in-stock cartridges on the ScrapbookPal website.  Just put ScrapbookPal Blog Hop Winner in the subject of your email.

We hope you will all come back to the blog often to see inspiration from the design team.

Thanks again everyone!!
The ScrapbookPal Design Team

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Little Something Box! - Wild Card Cartridge

A Little Something Box! Designed by Cheryl Walker
Hello everyone todays post is a box made with the "Wild Card Cartridge" from Scrapbookpal.com!

I LOVE the Wild Card Cartridge there are sooooo many different cards to pick from and then there is this box :) You can do this box blackout or pick from 2 different style frames. This box was super EASY to make and doesnt take much time at all :)
Supplies Used:
1 sheet of cardstock
Acetate sheet(just a small piece( I used the leftover piece from the cricut mat that I threw out )
Ribbon,button,flowers,trim,and branches

To make box:
Using the Wild Card Cartridge on Page 80
Cut giftbox at 7 inches
Then score at scored marks

Page 63 for gift tag
using the x key on the keypad cut at 4 inches only the center oval then push STOP!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Have you heard of the new Cricut Imagine Machine?

Provo Craft and HP have partnered up to bring us one amazing machine! The Cricut Imagine gives us the option to print, cut, or cut and print all in one, allowing us to add color and dimension to our projects like never before! The Imagine machine will allow us to customize the designs so we can either print/cut them as a whole object or paper piece them together and best of all, you can do it with just one white piece of paper! There aren’t any more hassles of trying to decide where to put which color piece of paper as the Cricut Imagine will print out the item in the color you choose before cutting it. The Cricut Imagine uses HP Vivera inks and has a built-in drying time so the artwork will be ready to work with as soon as it has cut! As if that wasn't enough, the Cricut Imagine is fully compatible with all the original Cricut cartridges and compatible with the Juke Box and Gypsy!

With the Cricut Imagine, you will be able to use your current cartridges with the new Imagine cartridges to change the colors and patterns! There is an easy-to-use color LCD touch-screen navigation so that all the information is right at your fingertips, including the on-board color and pattern selector that allows you to choose your own colors, sizes, and much more! The Imagine machine works with almost any paper up to 12x12 and makes cuts from .25” to 11.5”, making large-format print and cutting possible!

With the Cricut Imagine Machine you receive the HP Black Inkjet Print Cartridge, HP Tri-Color Inkjet Print Cartridge, Cricut Cutting Blade, Blade Housing, 12 x 12 Cricut Imagine Cutting Mat, Imagine More Artwork Cricut Imagine Cartridge, Cricut Imagine Stylus, Instructional DVD, User Guide and Manual & power adapter.

There will be 12 new Cricut Imagine Art cartridges specifically for this machine, plus 12 new Cricut Imagine Color and Patterns cartridges available around it's release date!

So what are you waiting for? Click HERE to preorder yours today!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Butterfly Joy- Wall Decor and More cartridge

Project by Leah
I love butterflies and the one that is on the Wall Decor and More cartridge is just so pretty. I wanted to make it the focal point of my card, so I cut it extra big, at 3 1/2", twice, once for the overlay and once for the layer. I then wanted a butterfly trail and on page 66 using the font feature there was this gorgeous flourish. I cut it at 2" with the Filp feature on.
*Tip* If you don't have the Expression or Create and want to cut an image in reverse, lay your paper face down on your mat and you'll get a "flipped" image.
After cutting, I ran my butterfly through my Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots embossing folder and added some sparkle to the dots using the Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen. To the body of the butterfly I added some pearls and little Prima roses. To finish my card I stamped a sentiment and used some Color Box chalk ink in Bisque to distress my card edges. Find joy in your day!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cute things come in little packages! - Freshly Picked

CLICK HERE for the blog hop

I bought a Martha Stewart punch a few years ago and I thought the little package it came in was way too cute to throw away.  I knew that with a few strategically placed bits of pretty, it would make an adorable little gift box, so I've been hanging on to it ever since.  For my second ScrapbookPal.com project this month, I really wanted to alter something and this was just the thing!

I admitted in my previous post that I got Freshly Picked just for the gnomes, but I decided to challenge myself to use a different cut this time... turns out there are tons of adorable garden-y images on this one once I got over my gnome-induced tunnel vision!  I especially love these little root-ball trees, so sweet and perfect for a gift.  I measured the punch packaging and cut a cardstock wrap in the same color to go around it.  I then decorated the wrap with coordinating scraps -- I put the tree on the front, and then I cut some of the layering flowers larger to decorate the sides.  I used my Sakura white Gellyroll pen to color in the middles of all the flowers so I didn't have to fiddle with the tiny white cut outs, which made things a lot simpler.  I also used my yummy Berrylicious chalk ink to add some definitely to the corners.  I popped some tulle inside the box, and now it's ready for any small gift or treat!  I love having things like this on hand so that I can make things special on short notice.

Happy crafting!  Keep your eye out -- on the 20th we're going to be having our first ever ScrapbookPal.com Blog Hop with a really awesome prize!

Friday, August 20, 2010

ScrapbookPal's - First Ever - Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to ScrapbookPal's very first Design Team blog hop.  We are excited to have you join us during this fun weekend where the design team will share with you some wonderful projects that are done with the cartridges that are showcased this month on the ScrapbookPal blog.  You will have a chance to get to know each of our design team members as well as visit their blogs for more inspiration.  There is a prize available to one lucky participant....keep reading to find out what it is and how you can win.

To participate:
-Follow the links from blog to blog and leave comments on each of the designers blogs under their blog hop post.
-Return to the ScrapbookPal blog and leave a comment under this post letting us know that you have completed the blog hop and tell us which Cricut Cartridge you would love to get from the ScrapbookPal website along with a way for us to contact you (only one comment per person under this post, please).
-Be a follower of the ScrapbookPal blog.

Here is the order of the blog hop:

The blog hop will go from today, August 20th, until Monday August 23rd at midnight.  We will then randomly pick someone that has followed the rules above to win a wonderful prize.  Want to know what the wonderful prize is??  The winner will get to pick an IN-STOCK Cricut cartridge from ScrapbookPal (it does not have to be the same one you pick in your comment below).  Now, if that isn't worth playing for, I don't know what is.......what are you waiting for??  Hop, Hop, Hop!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Seed Envelope Mini Album - Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge

Hi everyone!

Today's project is a vacation mini album. I always try to think outside the box when it comes to using my cricut cartridges. So using the Freshly Picked Cricut cartridge, my Gypsy and my Cricut Expression I made a pocket mini album.
Project by Rowena Valentine
(Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking)

Pattern Paper: Garther Studios (Airplane Voyage Paper Pad)
Decorative Elements: Cricut Cartridge (Freshly Picked); Gelly Roll Pen (White); Various Ribbon
Ink Pads: Color Box Fluid Chalk ink (Chestnust Roan, Charcoal)
Other: Scotch Adhesive Transfer tape (ATG 714 dispenser); Provo Craft (Cricut Expression electronic die cutting machine , Gypsy); Scor-Pal; Zutter (Bind-it-All); We R Memory Keepers (Cinch wires)

To go directly to a specific product used for this project simply click on any of the links above. 

My Creative Process:
Once I gathered all the items I needed for my project I got out my Gypsy to start designing.

First, I selected a seed envelope using the Freshly Picked Cricut cartridge. (It does not matter what image is on the envelope). I used the selection function to remove the tomato and lines by hiding them and then I cut out 7 envelopes using coordinating 12x12 sheets of cardstock.

I used my Scor-Pal to score all sides except the top of the envelopes.
I then folded and adhered the ends of the envelopes once again making sure to leave the top open.

I decorated the tops of the envelopes by using an edge punch.
I used three different punch designs for added interest. I then sponged the
edges of all the envelopes using my Fluid Chalk inks.

I punched holes using my Zutter Bind-it-All machine. I placed the envelopes in the order I wanted and bound them with one inch cinch wires.
I just love the look of faux stitching so I used my Gelly Roll White pen and did some faux stitching around the edges of the cover. I then tied various pieces of ribbon from my scrap drawer onto the cinch wires.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Halloween Layout Using Freshly Picked

Project by Tammy White
I was so excited when I received the Freshly Picked cartridge and immediately thought of gardens and spring time and all the cute things I could make with the cartridge.  But when I started my LO, I wanted to do something different with the cartridge.  I mean who looks at the Freshly Picked cartridge and thinks "Halloween"?  I guess I do!

Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge
Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge (or any cartridge with scrolls/flourishes)
Songbird Cricut Cartridge (or any font cartridge)
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge (or any cartridge with tags)
1 sheet each of 8.5 x 11 orange cardstock in 3 shades
1 sheet each of 8.5 x 11 green cardstock in 3 shades
1 sheet 8.5 x 11 yellow cardstock
1 sheet 8.5 x 11 white or brown cardstock
1 sheet 12 x 12 dark purple cardstock
1 sheet 12 x 12 green cardstock
1 sheet 12 x 12 black cardstock
Stickles in Purple, Lime Green, Orange Peel
Brown ink pad (if using white cardstock for fence)
Markers in Brown, terracotta, medium orange, and a medium green (I used Stampin' Up markers: Early Expresso, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
PopUp Glue Dots
Tombow Liquid Mono Adhesive
Tombow Mono Adhesive Runner

Cut purple cardstock to 5.5 x 11.5.
Cut one end of green cardstock in a wavy pattern to form "rolling hills".  Then cut green cardstock to 7.5 tall by 11.5 long.
Cut 6.5" circle from yellow cardstock.

Using Freshly Picked Cartridge, cut pumpkins in variety of sizes on all 3 colors of orange cardstock.  Cut out 1 - 3.5" pumpkin on 2 shades of orange.  Layer these 2 cuts using pop up glue dots.  This will become your center pumpkin on the layout. 
In total, I cut approx 60 pumpkins in sizes of .75", 1" and 1.5".  Layer some of the pumpkins using pop up glue dots.  For the tags, I created 2 layered pumpkins by layering 2 of the 1.5" pumpkins in 2 shades each with pop up glue dots.  Set these 2 pumpkins aside.
Cut the leaf layers in .75", 1" and 1.5" and then adhere to pumpkins with Tombow Mono Adhesive.  Cut out extra leaves for layering on the vines.

Using the Cindy Loo cartridge, cut scrolls/flourishes on the 3 shades of green cardstock.  These will become vines.
Add dimension to your pumpkins and leaves with markers and stickles.

Using Tombow Mono Adhesive Liquid or Runner, adhere the large layered pumpkin in the approximate center of the green cardstock.  Then adhere some of the pumpkins and and vines and leaves to the green cardstock in a random pattern.  You don't have to glue down all of the vine edges because it just gives more dimension to the page when they stick up.  When you have a nice base layer of pumpkins and vines, adhere the layered pumpkins on top along with more vines and leaves.

Using Freshly Picked cartridge, cut out the fence at approx. 1.25" and the gate at approx 1.5" on white or brown cardstock.  I cut mine on white and then used dark brown ink and markers to give the fence a woodgrain look. 
Add pop dots to the fence and gate and place them on the bottom portion of the green cardstock.

Using Design Studio and the Songbird cartridge, I cut "The Great" at 1" on leftover purple cardstock, "Caper" at 1" on green cardstock, and "Pumpkin" at 2" on the bright orange cardstock and welded the words together before cutting.
Use purple stickles on "The Great", lime green stickles on "Caper", and orange peel stickles on Pumpkin.  Let dry!!

Adhere the 5.5" tall purple cardstock to the black 12" x 12" cardstock with Tombow Mono adhesive tape runner allowing for 1/4" margin on top and sides.
Adhere the yellow circle on top of the purple cardstock.  I wanted only 3/4 of the moon showing so the rest will be hidden behind the green cardstock.
Adhere the green 7.5" tall cardstock to the black 12" x 12" cardstock, allowing 1/4" margin on sides and bottom, with your adhesive tape runner, only using the runner on the sides and bottom of the green cardstock.  Do not apply adhesive at the top or center of the green cardstock or else your tags won't be able to slip behind it.
Using Plantin Schoolbook, cut 2 tags at approximately 2.5" wide by 4.5" long on purple cardstock.  Glue the 2 layered pumpkins you set aside to the top of the tags.  Slip the tags behind the green cardstock. By using layered pumpkins, you don't have to worry about the tags sliding down behind the green cardstock. 

Adhere the words "The Great Pumpkin Caper" on to the moon.

After I took photos, I decided to add a mat to the tags so I placed a yellow rectangle of cardstock on each tag.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friendship Flowers- Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge

Project by Jamie Cripps
As I was going over the Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge book, I ran across this flower pot and knew that I had to give it a try with some accordion flowers!
I used Cricut Design Studio to combine two flower pots to form a card base in shadow option, making them just over 5". I then added a regular cut of the flower base in tan, the pot rim in brown (hiding the contour on the flower petals), and the leaf pieces in two shades of green. You can download my cut file HERE. Once I cut all the pieces, I added ink to the pot and leaf pieces using Cat's Eye Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan and Olive Pastel then adhered the pieces to the cardbase. To build the accordion flowers, I cut six strips of paper from 1/2" to 1" in thickness and 12" in length and scored each strip at every 1/2" mark. Fold the paper on the score marks, bending back and forth like an accordion then glue the two end pieces together to form a circle. Next, push in the center of each circle to form the flower. Secure the flower with Mini Glue Dots and add a Dew Drop to the center. I attached each flower to the flower pot with Craft Glue Dots. The last step is to stamp a sentiment under the flower pot rim!
Scrapbook Paper: Family Ties (Momenta)
Cardstock: Earthtoned Textured (Momenta)
Die Cuts: Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge (Provo Craft)
Machine: Cricut Expression with 12x12 mat (Provo Craft)
Software: Cricut Design Studio (Provo Craft)
Embellishments: Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)
Stamp: Kaiser Craft

Friday, August 13, 2010

Light blub notebook- Wall Decor Cartridge

This month ScrapbookPal sent me the awesome Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge to try out. I was thrilled! I love some of the items on here and had a LONG list of what I could create. I finally settled on the adorable lightbulb. I made an idea notebook from the lightbulb cut on page 68.

1. Using medium weight chipboard set your Cricut Expression to depth max, speed slow, multi cut four times and select the Lightbulb-s cut on page 68 at fit to page. I used 8.5 by 11 chipboard so this notebook came out to be about 7 1/4 inches. Cut two pieces (front and back cover).
2. Using brown cardstock cut the Lightbulb-s twice at 7 1/4 inches to cover the front and back covers.
3. Using patterned paper of your choice adjust your Cricut Expression to cut patterned paper. Cut the main image lightbulb twice on page 78 at 7 1/4 inches to cover the front and back brown pieces.
4. Cut lightbulb-s in white cardstock as many times as you wish for inside pages.
5. Adhere the brown cardstock to the chipboard with ATG tape, and sand the edges so that they are flush with one another.
6. Adhere patterned paper to brown cardstock with ATG tape and sand edges with file or Basic Grey Precision file set so that they are flush with one another.
7. I cut the bottom of the lightbulb cut in cardstock and patterned paper off so that I could emboss the bottom of the front and back cover in silver embossing powder.
8. Ink all the edges with French Blue Colorbox ink.
9. Using Gellyroll pen dot the inside of the swirls to add some dimension.
10. Using your cropadile punch two holes in the side to bind the book. Add book rings and ribbon to embellish.
11. Using Stazon Timber Brown ink stamp ideas and brackets. Adhere three blue rhinestones to the bottom.
12. Using twine or jute tie around the bottom front cover and add a Tim Holtz token in T for thoughts.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

U Rock- Wall Decor Cartridge

I don't know about you, but I always lack in ideas for masculine cards. This month, I received the Wall D├Ęcor and More cart from ScrapbookPal and when I saw this guitar image, I had to use it on a card for one of my nephews who loves to play the guitar. Did you know that this cart had a full font on it as well as phrases?? I am way excited to try out some of the phrases on my scrapbook pages.

To make this A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches), I first cut the background layer at 4 x 5 1/4 inches and then embossed on Coordinations cardstock so that I could sand the image and have the embossing stand out better. I cut the guitar image at 2 1/2 inches and layered the pieces together. I cut the "u rock" from the font on this cart at 1 inch. I then put them on a 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 inch piece of cardstock that I had sprayed some ink on and added a few staples to it. I adhered it slightly askew with dimensional adhesive. I will have the sketch for this card on MY BLOG if you want to come on over and try it out. I would love for you to stop by.

We also have a blog hop coming up on August 20th, so mark your calendars for some awesome inspiration plus a wonderful giveaway.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Doily Card and Matching Envie- Wild Card Cartridge

Designed By Cheryl Walker
Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying your day! Todays Card & Envelope were made using the "Wild Card" Cartridge from Scrapbookpal.com!
I LOVE this Cartridge, there are sooo many sweet cards and evelopes you can make with it, this cartridge is a must have!!!

Below Ive encluded instructions I how I made my Green and white card & Envelope. All other cards and envelopes are just samples to share with you!! :)

Green & White Doily Card & Envelope :
For the CARD (Page 52)
Use 12x12 mat for all these steps!
Step 1- Cut at 6"inch I used white cardstock(real Dial Size ON)Pg 52(this is the card base)
Step 2- Cut at 6'Green cardstock for the layer.(Real Dial Size ON)(LINER ON)
NOTE: When cutting the green circle let your machine cut the circle then push STOP!!!
Step 3-Cut Design Paper at 5 1/2 inch
Step 4 "Cutting the oval Frame" Cut white cardstock at 4 1/2 inches(Frame key ON), (REAL DIAL SIZE OFF) ,
Step 5"Green Frame" cut green cardstock at 4 1/2 inches(Frame Key on),(shift Key),
Step 6 "Distressing"
Using the Colorbox "olive Pastel" fluid Chalk Inkpad rub around edges of cardbase, Design Paper,Green layer,and both oval frames then set them aside to dry!!
Step 7 "Adding Dots"
Using Gelly Roll Med"White Pen" add your dots to both green (layer and frame)
For this size envelope you need the 12 x 24 mat
Step 8- Cut white cardstock at 6 1/2 inches with the (shift Key on),then press the key this will be the envelope
Step 9-Liner for the envelope(you can use the 12x12 mat) Cut green at 6 1/2 inches (liner Key on),(shift Key on)then press the key.
Supplies Used for Card & Envelope above:
12 x 12 mat, 12 x24 mat
Design Paper(crafty Secrets)
Ribbon,flowers,swirls to embellish!

Here is another sample! Play around you can make different size cards and Envelopes!!! Have Fun!

Another Sample card and Envelope using the Wild Card Cartridge!!!!

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed todays post!!! Be sure to stop by every other day to see all the DT's wonderful Creations!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Create LO- Wall Decor and More Cartridge

Project by Leah
This month I was so excited to be working with the wonderful Wall Decor and More cartridge. Tons of versitile image on this cart! I had been wanting to scrap these pictures of my kids and was glad I waited to get this cart to do it. Here's how I created my LO.
I cut the cute image of the cup of paintbrushes at 4", twice. Once for the swirly cut and once for the background cut. Adhere them together.
For my title I cut one of the many phrases on the cartridge. I chose to cut "Create" at 2".
I wanted to add the cute scissor cut and decided it would dress up my title nicely by cutting it smaller at 1 3/4" and layering it on top of my title.
For my final embellishments I cut the flower images twice each for layering, at 2" and 1 3/4".
I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder to add texture to my flowers and added some Fruit Punch and Black Diamond Stickles to give them some glittery goodness.
I added some faux stitching to my title and some "paint" to the tips of my paintbrushes using the white Sakura gelly roll pen. To add some glitter and shine to my paintbrush container and scissors I used the Sakura Clear Star gelly roll pen.
I hope you have a creative day!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just Popping by....Freshly Picked Cartridge

So here's a bit of Tomi Ann trivia for you -- I lived in Denmark for a year and a half as a missionary for my church. As a result, I have a bit of fetish for what Americans would only recognize as garden gnomes. In Denmark, they're called nisser (elves), and you see them mostly at Christmas time, but they pop up at other times of year as well, always ready to get into mischief if you don't give them their porridge. So when I saw the cute little nisser on Freshly Picked, I knew I had to have that cartridge. (Hey, I know there are more of you out there who have bought a cartridge for just one shape; don't try to deny it...) Thanks to ScrapbookPal.com, I get to share this adorable little nisse card with you today!

I thought it would be cute to have the nisse hiding in the grass, because they are sneaky little creatures, so I adhered the grass/kraft paper strips to only the bottom and sides of the card, creating a perfect pocket to slide my nisse into. (I covered the seam between the two with a little scotch tape so that my nisse's boots wouldn't get caught when you pull him out.) When you pull him out, you get to see him in all his adorableness, plus then you have a friendly little nisse to put on your scrapbook shelf to keep you company... (okay, maybe I'm the only one who would do that. I may or may not have made an extra just to put on my shelf...)

ScrapbookPal.com also sent along a white gellyroll pen, and I was quite please with how well it worked and how opaque the ink was (and seriously, such a good price compared to the pricey pen I was using before). It was perfect for accenting my punched label and adding a little sentiment. (The inside is blank for now -- when I figure out the perfect occasion to use this card, I'll add something on the inside. It could be just about anything!)

They also sent cat's eye chalk inkpads in Toffee and Berrylicious, two new colors for me. I could not live without cat's eye chalk ink -- I use it on pretty much every project to add just the right amount of softness or distressing. The Toffee is the perfect color complement for kraft paper, such a nice subtle touch. And I used a q-tip with the Berrylicious to add a perfect rosy glow to my nisse's cheeks, which really makes him come alive.

Thanks for indulging me in my love for nisser today. And while there are many other totally adorable shapes and phrases on this cartridge, I don't think you've seen the last of my little nisse this month!

P.S. I almost forgot to mention -- I used this week's CPS sketch. It was perfect!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wedding Card-Freshly Picked Cartridge

Card made by Tammy White

My cart for the month of August for the ScrapbookPal.com Design Team was Freshly Picked! I was sooooo excited to get this cart!! I hope you like the card!

Purple Textured Cardstock
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Coordinating Ribbon
Glittered Fern Pick
Color Box Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Inkpad - Warm Violet
Nestabilities Die Set - Classic Scallop Oval, Large
Stickles - Stardust
Stickles - Christmas Red
Pop Up Glue Dots
Tombo Mono Adhesive - Liquid Glue
Tombo Tape Runner
Craft Glue Dots
ScorPal Score Board
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine or Sizzix Embossing Machine

Using Freshly Picked Cartridge, cut Gazebo (p.47) at 2.25" on white cardstock.
Do not change size and Cut Gazebo, Shift Layer 2/Shadow on black.
Cut Gazebo, Layers on green.
Cut Gazebo, Shift Layers on lighter green.
Cut Gazebo, Shift Layers on red.

Apply Stardust Stickes to white layer of gazebo. Apply Christmas Red Stickles to the red flowers. Let dry. Adhere layers together using Tombo Mono Liquid Ahesive.

Cut purple cardstock to 8" x 5.5". Score in the middle at 4" using ScorPal.
Cut white cardstock to 3.75" x 5.25". I used an embossed paper from a wedding stack but you could also use a Cuttlebug embossing folder and run through your Cuttlebug or Sizzix. Adhere the white card stock to the purple cardstock using Tombo Tape Runner.

Use the largest oval in the Nestabilities Classic Scallop Ovals set and run through Cuttlebug/Sizzix using scrap of the purple cardstock. Use the next to largest oval and run through Cuttlebug/Sizzix using scrap of the white cardstock. Using the purple cat's eye ink pad, ink the edges of both scallop ovals and the card layers. Then apply Stardust stickles to the edges of the scallop ovals. Let dry. Adhere white scallop oval to purple oval using pop up glue dots.

Tie ribbon around the card and create a bow. Adhere the glittered fern pick using glue dots. Adhere purple/white ovals over the ferns using glue dots. Adhere gazebo on top of white oval using Pop Up Glue Dots.