Thursday, September 30, 2010

Candy Basket- Cindy Loo cartridge

Halloween Candy Basket by Jamie Cripps
When you see the Cindy Loo cartridge book you soon discover that this cartridge is full of surprises! It has an amazing alphabet and this cute little basket! I have put together a Cricut Design Studio file that you can grab HERE.
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The cut file contains the basket, liner, and the "BOO".
If you are cutting these files manually, both bags are cut at 5 ¾” and the BOO letters are 1" regular. With the liner (orange bag cut), I trimmed off the side tab and the bottom of the basket. Adhere the liner to the basket, ensuring that the backs of the paper are touching and that the liner scallops are just above the basket scallops when they fold down.
Place adhesive on the basket tabs and fold up the basket. Ink around all the edges with Charcoal Cat's Eye Chalk Ink. Place a small foam piece at the bottom of the basket and poke holes for the candy to insert in to. Create a background for the letters or attach them as they are, add in Stickles to embellish the letters and fill the basket with 1/2" slices of accordion folded paper.

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Cindy Loo (Provo Craft)
Die Cutting: Cricut Expression and 12x12 Mat (Provo Craft)
Cardstock: Pure (Momenta)
Pattern Paper: Black Tie and Endless Summer (Momenta)
Ink: Charcoal (Cat's Eye Chalk Ink)
Glitter: Black Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
Adhesive: Dot n Go Craft (Glue Dots®)
Misc: Ribbon

If you haven't taken a chance to look at the Cindy Loo cartridge yet, click HERE to see!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Purse Notebook - Create A Critter Cartridge




by Crystal Butler

Wow can you believe it is the END of September already!? WOW! Where did the time go! I hope it is cooling off everywhere and you are looking forward to my favorite season FALL! Today I am sharing with you my last creation for this month for the AWESOME Scrapbookpal.com. I was so excited that I was able to use the Create a Critter Cartridge AND the matching Embossing folders. I also was able to also experiment with the super cool smooch accent inks. Let me tell you there is a learning curve with those if you are impatient like me LOL!

I made this mini purse notebook for Caitlyn. She loves purses and she loves to draw so this way she can take it with her in the car. She picked out all the papers and colors and I tried to match them as best I could so forgive her, she is only two after all LOL!

How I made it:
1. Using an old cereal box and MULTI CUT on four I cut the purse (accessory on page 36) twice at 8.75 inches.
2. Cut twice out of the patterned paper and twice in white card stock to cover the fronts and insides at the same 8.75 inches.
3. Cut the flower on page 47 (shift and layer 2) at 2 inches in white card stock
4. Color flower with smooch inks. I choose Sugarberry and Luscious Lime.
5. Lastly cut the scalloped oval on page 60 (phrase shift) at 2 inches in white card stock.
6. Color the white scallop oval with various distress inks. I choose Vintage Photo, and worn lipstick.
7. Adhere the pattern paper to the front of the purse with Scotch ATG 1/4 inch tape.
8. Sand along the edges/insides to get smooth with file or Basic Grey precision file set.
9. Using Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher attach the distressed colored scallop oval in the center underneath the lace attached to the top.
10. Attach smooch ink colored flowers to handle and bottom right corner.
11. Make monogram with smooch colored fabric "C" thicker.
12. Emboss the inside WHITE card stock pieces with the smiling flower embossing folder. Color in with various smooch inks and markers.
13. Adhere with atg tape.
14. I hand cut the inside pages and dotted them in the bottom right corner with smooch ink.
15. Doodle along the handle and you are done!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ancestry Layout - Heritage Cartridge


I love doing family history research and the Heritage cartridge from ScrapbookPal has the perfect die-cut images for me to use on my ancestor's scrapbook pages.  I used the images, font, and word features from the Heritage cartridge on this layout.  I think that the hand written font on this cart is awesome and compliments the layout and journaling.  I used it to start the first letter in my journaling as well as the initials on the layout.  I found this drawn picture of my distant great grandmother and a story to go along with it online.  I paraphrased and formatted the story in Microsoft Word so that it would fit on my scrapbook page.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Imaginisce
Die-cuts: Cricut Expression with Heritage cartridge
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye in Chestnut Roan
Other: computer and printer, flowers, lace, ribbon, sewing machine and thread

To re-create this layout, use the sizes and color of the cuts listed below:
- Tree cut at 5 3/4 inches in green cardstock
- Wagon cut at 4 inches in brown cardstock
- House cut at 2 1/2 inches in red cardstock
- Bird images cut at 1 1/2 inches in purple cardstock
- Photo corner cut at 2 inches in red cardstock
- Initials cut at 2 inches in purple cardstock
- Silhouette cut at 2 3/4 inches in brown cardstock (with the bottom flourish cut off)

Hand, machine, or faux stitch around the edges of the layout.  Ink the edges on all of the papers and cuts with the Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye in Chestnut Roan.  Use a 5 x 7 photo and hand cut the hills at the bottom of the layout by hand.  The journaling block on the left page measures 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and on the right side it is 8 1/2 x 11 inches Refer to the photo for placement of the papers and cuts. 

***A little note about my project.  I had intended to make a paper bag mini album to share with you all, but some sweet, little, creative hands found their way into my scrapping room and helped me 're-create' the album that was almost finished, so I had to make something else to share with you because I didn't have time to make another mini album.  I will make one sometime and share it with you sometime soon!!***

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Butterfly Wishes- Wall Decor and More

Hello everyone, todays card was designed using the Wal Decor and More Cartridge & matching Embossing folders for Scrapbookpal.com I LOVE this set!!! :)



Supplies I Used:
Cricut Expressions Machine(You could use any of the cricuts)
Smooch(Kiwi, and Siren) , Colorbox Chalk(Olive Pastel)
Design Paper of your choice, and cardstock
Ribbon,pearls,sewing,flower!

Instructions on how I made my card:
Cardbase is Cream 6x12 folded in half to become a 6 x 6 card!
Cut your brown layer at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Cut the Cream design paper layer at 5x5 then emboss
Your scalloped circle is done with the spellbinders cut 1 in brown, and 1 in your choice of dp(design Paper) with the regular circle spellbinders then add sewing!!
Next is the Panel that is over the circle-
cut brown @ 4 1/4 x 3 3/4
then cut dp @ 4 x 3 1/2

I put each layer together using ATG 700 Tape Dispenser I LOVE this adhesive It holds everything together!!! Next I added some sewing to each layer!

Butterflies:
Large Butterfly is cut @ 2 1/4 in dp
Small butterfly is cut @ 1 1/4 inch
Then in Green @ 2 1/4 this is for the green backing
again,then in green again @ 1 1/4 inch for smaller butterfly
Next is the 1 1/4 inch butterfly

Now for Border
Cut green @ 1 inch
Cut Design Paper@ 1"inch

Now we are ready to put them together! First you need to glue together your Design Paper butterfly to the green cardstock butterfly. Do this with all of them!

Next you will take your Colorbox Chalk and distress the edges of the green(Only on the border)

Then I took the Smooch in Kiwi and added dots to the 2 butterflies just on the green cardstock. I then added siren dots to the dp! Its hard to see in the picture but in person it looks sooo pretty!!!
Lastly add your pearls to all butterflies!!!

I really enjoyed making these butterflies and will be making a ton more!!!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Sweetest Pair- Preserves Cartridge




Project by Leah
I've really been loving the Preserves cartridge from Scrapbook Pal, there are so many cute cuts on it and it was perfect for this LO I did of my two sweet kiddos. I decided to use the pear cut and my title is a pun on that:) Here are the cuts I did to create this LO.
Using the Cindy Loo cartrige I cut my title letters out at 1 1/2" with the Font Layer selected. Then I cut at 1 1/2" with the REAL DIAL size ON, 5 times.
Using the Preserves cartridge cut at 4" in kraft.
*Cut with the shift on in green at 4"
*Cut with the layer shift ON and then again with the shift OFF at 4"
*Cut layer shift ON for flowers cut at 1 1/2" with the REAL DIAL size ON.
*Cut Lid, Shift and REAL DIAL size ON at 3/4" and at 1/4"
*Cut with all layers selected at 1 3/4" 2 times.
Assemble all cuts and arrange on LO. Cut a mat for layering and emboss with the matching Preserves cuttlebug folders. Emboss flower cuts also. Add punched butterflies, stamping, pearls, stitching and punched border strip.
Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hope Your Birthday is Magical! - Once Upon A Princess


I am so in love with the artwork on the Once Upon a Princess cartridge that I received from ScrapbookPal.com!  It's very cute, with just the right amount of spunky-ness to keep it fun and un-cheesy.  I also received great embossing folders that are made to coordinate with the artwork on the cartridge (what a great idea!) and these neat Smooch inks.  They come in what looks like a little nail polish bottle, and they have a fabulous metallic finish that is great for accenting.



For this card I first embossed the background and then sanded it to bring out the details.  I then cut the little fairy at 3 1/4".  These multi-layered cuts definitely take a while to cut and assemble, but they are so adorable it's worth the extra time!  I used the apple green Smooch ink to add the little metallic dots to the edge of her dress and hat, which was such a nice touch.  The little cloud-shaped label and the phrase "Magical" are also from OUaP.  I used my SU scallop border punch to create the grass below.

Here's another sweet little cut from this cartridge.  I cut this angel at 3 1/2" and paired her with a great quote to create a bright, happy card for someone I know who needs a pick-me-up.  I colored her halo with the olive green smooch, which comes out a nice deep silver color.


Thanks for looking!  This cartridge is definitely one of those that gives you a TON of artwork to work with -- between all the cute little dollies, the great icons, the phrases, the labels, and the alphabet, I've barely scratched the surface!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Projects with Sentimentals Cricut cartridge

Hi everyone!
I am definitely enjoying this Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge. It fits my style of scrapbooking perfectly. I decided to use it to decorate another one of my photo trays and I am really happy how it turned out.





SUPPLIES:

Cricut Cartridge--Sentimentals
Embossing Folders--Sentimentals
12" x 12" kraft cardstock
12" x 12" french vanilla cardstock
12"x12' music note pattern paper
12"x12" blue and white polka dot pattern paper
12"x12' burgundy coredinations pattern paper
Trim ribbon--Dark red
Tim Holtz--Grunge paper; Oval & Circles fragments; Game spinners; Time pieces; Mini pins; Rusty hinge distress ink; Aged mahogany distress ink; Pumice stone distress ink; Sanding block; Distress tool
Ranger--Glossy Accents
7 Gypsies--4x6 white photo tray; 97% Complete sticker--Time temps
Pop up dimensionals
Scotch Adhesive Transfer tape--ATG 714 dispenser
Cricut Expression electronic die cutting machine
Provo Craft Gypsy
Scissors
(To go directly to a specific product used for this project simply click on any of the links above.)


CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut out a 4"x6" piece of paper from the kraft cardstock.
2. Cut out 3 pieces of 4"x6" rectangles from the coredinations paper.
3. Cut out a 4"x6" piece of paper from the french vanilla cardstock.
4. Using Sentimentals cartridge and music note pattern paper, cut 3.95"x4.70" {frame3} layer (p. 30 of handbook).
5. Using Sentimentals cartridge and blue and white polka dot pattern paper, cut 4"x4.58" {CrwStmp2} shadow (p. 50 of handbook).
6. Using Sentimentals cartridge and grunge paper, cut .98"x2.25" {key1} layer with the multi-cut setting on 3 (p. 36 of handbook).


STEPS:

1. Using the Cuttlebug die-cut machine and the Sentimentals embossing folders emboss the three pieces of coredinations paper. Use the sanding block to sand the embossed coredinations paper. Adhere the coredinations paper onto the photo tray as shown in the project image.

2. Sponge the edges of the kraft cardstock with the pumice stone distress ink then adhere it onto the upper right corner window of the photo tray. Sponge the edges of the music note {frame3} with the pumice stone distress ink then use the pop up dimensionals to adhere the it onto the photo tray. Adhere the 97% Complete sticker onto the music note pattern paper using pop up dimensionals. Attach the game spinners to the Time piece with a brad then adhere it to the music note pattern paper with pop dimensionals.

3. Use the distress tool to distress the edges of the french vanilla cardstock. Crumple the french vanilla cardstock then use the pumice stone distress in to ink the edges and rub over raised areas of the french vanilla cardstock. Adhere the cardstock to the upper left corner window of the photo tray. Sponge the edges of the polka dot {CrwStmp2} with the pumice stone distress ink then use the pop up dimensionals to adhere the it onto the photo tray. Add a 97% complete sticker to the center of {CrwStmp2}. Add the ribbon near the bottom of the sticker. Apply another circular sticker over the ribbon then adhere a circular fragment onto the circular sticker with glossy accents.

4. Use a sponge to apply the rusty hinge distress ink to the grunge paper key to prime it then apply aged mahogany distress ink over it to get the desired shade of red.

5. In the last window of the photo tray use various stickers to create a desired arrangement. For added interest use glossy accents to adhere a circular fragment to one of the stickers. Adhere the grunge paper {key1} in the center of the arrangement using glossy accents. Using glossy accents adhere the mini pin to the arrangement.

6. Add your favorite photos to the windows with the coredinations paper.

- Let your memories fuel your creativity™

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gift Card Holder with Cindy Loo

Gift Card Holder by Jamie Cripps

Have you seen the Cuttlebug Embossing Companion Folders that coordinate with the Cricut CartridgesScrapbookPal.com carries a variety at such a wonderful price!  If you haven't seen them, be sure to click HERE to take a look!  This month I have been working with the Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge, the Cindy Loo Cuttlebug Embossing Companion, and Smooch colors and I have made a Gift Card Holder to share with you!
I have created a Design Studio file for this cut which you can download HERE
You will need to check to make sure that the scallop around the Doily4 embellishment is hidden (select just the scallop and the right-click and do "hide contour").

If you do not have Design Studio, you can cut the elements at the sizes below:
(Please note that the Doily4 will be a separate cut versus being a part of the base as it is in the cut file)

Cutting Chart:
Doily4 with Shadow Option:  2 5/8"
Doily4 with Shadow Option:  2 3/8"
Doily4:  2 3/4"
GftCrHr:  6 1/2"
Tree1 with Font Option:  3/4"

  1. Using a double-sided cardstock, cut the pieces.
  2. Once you have the Gift Card Holder cut, score it and fold.  Emboss with the branch embossing folder, leaving it folded.
  3. Use Smooch Accent Ink to color the Doily4 embellishment on the front of the card.
  4. Place foam squares on the back side of the Doily4 embellishment so that they will be hidden under the 2 5/8" scalloped circle (Doily4 with Shadow option).
  5. Adhere the 2 5/8" scalloped circle on the foam squares and then center and adhere the 2 3/8" scalloped circle on top.
  6. Place adhesive on the back of the "thank you" sentiment and adhere to the center of the matted scalloped circles.
  7. Add in a gift card and embellish with ribbon and a jewel (for the birds eye).

Supplies:
Die Cutting Machine:  Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Die Cutting Mat:  12x12 Cricut (Provo Craft)
Cardstock:  Textured (Momenta)
Adhesive: Zapdots (Helmar) and Mono Dots Runner (Tombow) 
Ribbon:  {note}worthy (Making Memorie)
Jewel:  Clear (Hero Arts)

I will be back at the end of them month with another creation with the Cindy Loo cartridge!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tweet Card - Create A Critter Cartridge


by Crystal Butler

Good morning all my lovely followers and new readers! Today I get to share my first creation for SCRAPBOOKPAL.COM using the AWESOME Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge AND the matching EMBOSSING FOLDERS!I also got to play with SMOOCH inks for the first time! WOOHOOO! How cute are they!!! My first project is a regular sized card. There are lots of details on this so lets get going!

1. Emboss blue card stock using the TWEET Embossing Folder.
2. Using a sander or sandpaper gently sand the embossed areas for some definition.
3. I used GELLY ROLL metallic pens and GLITTER pens to add various colors/accents to the frame, tweet and the little bird!
4. Color the birds little flower with LUSCIOUS LIME and SUGARBERRY Smooch Accent Inks.
5. The birds eye got a small dose of POOL and LUSCIOUS LIME Smooch Accent Inks.
6. Using a scrap of green polka dot ribbon I made some grass with scissors.
7. Hand draw or stamp the tree, adhering coordinating brads for some texture.
8. Hand cut or stamp a sun and cover in Diamond Dust or glitter glue.
9. Cut one piece of patterned paper at 2 by 2.25 inches for the background of the stamped image.
10. Cut one piece of white card stock 1.75 by 2 inches for the sentiment. Stamp sentiment, use Chestnut roan ink for the all the edges on sentiment and card.

Quick but cute card. I hope you like it!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bicycle Journey Card - Heritage Cartridge


Hi everyone!!  I hope your weekend is going great.  It is my turn today to share with you a card that I made with the Heritage Cricut cartridge.  There are so many wonderful cuts on this cart such as heritage and pioneer images as well as frames and charms, plus a full font with shadow and some great family words. 

ScrapbookPal also sent me the matching Cuttlebug Heritage Cricut Companion embossing folders and some Smooch accent ink to work with.  I used white cardstock for all the cuts on this card (except the basket on the bike) and just colored them in with the Smooch accent ink.  This was my frist time using the Smooch accent ink and I love the results.  It is a wonderful accent for the die-cuts and gives a great shine.

How to create this card:
-For the card base, cut a piece of kraft colored cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 inches.  Fold it in half to make a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card.
-Emboss the card front with one of the embossing folders from the Cuttlebug Heritage Cricut Companion embossing folders and then rub a Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Ink Pad in Chestnut Roan over the embossed image to help it stand out a little.
-Using the Cricut Expression and the Heritage cartridge, cut the bicycle image on page 63 of the handbook at 2 1/4 inches in white.....I did cut out an extra bicycle in brown and then just used the basket from the brown bicycle over the white basket.  I also embossed the brown basket with the corner embossing on the Cuttlebug Heritage Cricut Companion embossing folder before I adhered it to the bike.
-Cut the frame layers on page 63 at 1 inch in white
-Cut the word "JOURNEY" on page 71 at 1/2 inch in white.
-With the Smooch accent ink color in the bicycle frame with Green Apple and wheel spokes with Silver Fox.  Color in the tire, seat and handlebars with a black marker.  Color in the Journey with the Green Apple and the top layer of the frame in Silver fox.  Use the Green Apple Smooch to color two small brads.  The Smooch accent ink really gives the bike and frame a great shine and it dries really fast on paper, but I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process on the brads.
-Layer the frame and add the "JOURNEY" cut to the center of the frame. 
-Assemble the card as shown in the picture.  I did add some dimensional adhesive under the bike to raise it off the card a little bit.
-Tie a white ribbon at the top of the card.

Supplies:
Cardstock, ribbon, brad, dimensional adhesive: Stampin' Up!
Die-cuts: Cricut Expression with Heritage cartridge
Embossing: Cuttlebug with Heritage Companion Cuttlebug embossing folders
Ink: Smooch accent ink in Green Apple and Silver Fox; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye ink in Chestnut Roan

Thanks for visiting!!  Check out my blog at http://www.scrappingmommy.com/

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Glass Deco Block- Wall Decor and More

Hello everyone todays post is with Wall Decor&More!
Designed by Cheryl Walker
This is a Shower Block ! I used the Vinyl and the Beautiful Wall Decor and More Cartridge from Scrapbookpal.com!

Supply List:
Ribbons,gems, and sheer butterfly to decorate!

Instructions For LOVE
Make sure to clean your block well before starting this project!
Step #1- Rose Pink
Cut L Cut L @ 3 inches
Then cut V in Rose Pink @ 2 inches keeping <Monogram on>
Step #2- Cutting in Chocolate Brown now!
Cut L @ 3"inches this is to layer on the L
Cut V @ 2"inchesBrown

Step #3
Cut O in Brown with @ 2"inches
Cut e in Brown with @ 2"inches

STEP #4 Butterflies
In Pink
Cut @ 1"inche Butterfly
Cut another @ 3/4 of and Inch in pink
Now for Brown
Turn off Shift Key
Cut @1" inch
Cut another at 1"inch
STEP#5
Add letters to your block and layer the L and V . Your placement of letters is up to you. Then add gems!!!
I placed the butterflies on after I had the letters where I wanted them. Add ribbon and Sheer butterfly last!!!

I hope you enjoyed todays project, and thank you for looking!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Strawberry Gift Box and Card- Preserves




I was so excited to get to work with the Preserves cartridge and matching embossing folders and to try out some Smooch product. I decided to make a little gift emsamble by creating a mini pizza box and matching card. I first started with choosing the colors and paper I wanted to work with and then started cutting!
I cut my card base first. Even though the intent of this card is for a recipe, I decided it would look just as good cut larger and folded in half for a notecard. I cut the card on page 52 at 5 1/2" and folded it half.
Next I cut my strawberries. I cut strawberry1 at 2 1/2" and then cut the leaves for it using the layer feature. I then cut strawberry1 again at 1 1/2" with SHIFT On, cutting one with the FLIP feature ON and one with it OFF.
For the strawberry on my card I used strawberry2 at 3" and then cut all the layers, leaves and flowers, cutting an extra flower for my above strawberry1 cuts.
I used the matching Preserves embossing folders to emboss my card base and mats and also used Swiss Dots.
To give my strawberries just a bit of shine I painted on some Taffy Smooch on the raised embossed "seeds". I added an outline of Sakura Clear Star gelly roll pen around the middle of my flower and finished everything off with some punched borders, ribbon and pearls.
I love this cartridge as it has a TON of different sweet fruits to choose from and is perfect for gift giving projects. I hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Table Fit For A Princess- Once Upon A Princess Cartridge



I was so darn excited when ScrapbookPal.com sent me the Once Upon a Princess to work with this month. It is just chock full of the cutest, girliest art you could imagine. (Is it so wrong that my first thought when I found out I was having a girl was that I could finally indulge all my girly papercrafting fantasies?) My first project for the month was a no-brainer -- my little princess just turned two, and she is really into playing pretend. I wanted to get her her own little table and chairs where she could have tea parties with her dollies (and her mommy, of course), but I certainly couldn't leave it just plain white! I already had some yummy pink and green vinyl on hand, just the right colors for her bedroom, so I just got out my Gypsy and my Expression and went to town. :)

I started by measuring the table and deciding how big I wanted each element. I chose the cute princess crown for the center, but substituted an Alphalicious "e" for the OUaP font so it would match what I've already done in her room. This is where the Gypsy really shines -- it was so easy to just use the "hide contour" function to get rid of the OUaP "E", then I was able to group the two elements together so that I could resize and move them easily. I surrounded the crown with this sweet scalloped circle, which is one of the labels. I super<3 all the labels on OUaP -- so versatile! I particularly like this shape because the scallops are not perfectly round, giving it more of a flower petal look. That center element is 11.5".


I decided to place smaller flowers around the edges, as sort of place settings. This super cute flower is actually one of the princesses' accessory, so again I used the "hide contour" function on the gypsy to hide the other accessories that I didn't want to cut. Easy as pie!


For the chairs, I used the scallop border from Plantin Schoolbook, then made dots with the centers of the pink flowers on the table and a circle punch. On the little stools, I just used a little flower punch on the leftover green vinyl from the center of the big green scallop circle in the center of the table. Can't let that vinyl go to waste, after all...

I was just so pleased with how well this little table and chairs came out, and the little princess likes it, too! It took this little set from feeling bland and mass-produced to something totally custom and cute! And with the vinyl, we can easily change the decorations out as we change the decor in her room. These may not be the first shapes you notice on Once Upon a Princess, but the style was just perfect for this project. So don't forget, when you get a new cartridge, make sure you look at all the extra functions and layers -- you will find countless treasures!

Thanks for looking! I hope you'll come back soon -- I have a lot more fun Once Upon a Princess projects planned for this month!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bee-utiful Card- Sentimentals

Hi everyone!

Today's project highlights the Cricut Cartridge--Sentimentals and Cuttlebug embossing folders--Sentimentals. Why do they have the same name? Well, that is because the two were meant to coordinate with each other. If you look closely at this project below you will notice that the image embossed on the black cardstock for the background is the same image as the bee cut out using the Cricut cartridge. Now it's even easier than ever to coordinate your project. Genius!

Project by Rowena Valentine

SUPPLIES:

Cricut Catridge--Sentimentals
Embossing Folders--Sentimentals
8 1/2" x 11" aqua cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" black cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" yellow cardstock
Satin ribbon--White
4 Gems--Black
Pop up dimensionals
Color Box Fluid Chalk ink--Charcoal
Scotch Adhesive Transfer tape--ATG 714 dispenser
Cricut Expression electronic die cutting machine
Provo Craft Gypsy
Scor-Pal
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink--Tuxedo
Gelly Roll Pen--White
My Pink Stamper Stamp--Punny-licious
Scissors

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


CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut the Aqua cardstock in half to create your card base.
2. Cut out a 4"x3-1/4" piece of paper from the black cardstock for your card background.
3. Using Sentimentals cartridge and black cardstock, cut 3" {bee} layer (p. 45 of handbook).
4. Using Sentimentals cartridge and yellow cardstock, cut 3" {bee} shadow (p. 45 of handbook).


STEPS:

1. Create card base by scoring half of aqua cardstock.
2. Sponge Charcoal Color Box Fluid Chalk ink on all four edges of the card base.
3. Using the bee embossing folder and the Cuttlebug machine emboss the black cardstock for the card background.
4. Tie a bow of your choice from white satin ribbon around the black background cardstock.
5. Adhere the black background cardstock towards the top of the card base leaving 1/8 of space from the top and sides.
6. Use Gelly Roll pen to outline the exposed areas of the {bee} layer then adhere it to the {bee} shadow.
7. Using pop up dimensinals adhere the bee to the top of the black background cardstock.
8. Adhere black gems unto the ribbon.
9. Stamp the sentiment 'Bee-u-tiful' Below the black background cardstock in charcoal ink.
10. Use the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to draw swirls at the bottom of the card base overlapping them for added interest.
11. Using the Gelly Roll pen create dotted swirls around the black swirls as shown.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Robot Happy Birthday- Robotz Cartridge

I was soooo excited to receive the Robotz Cartridge this month and was even more excited when I saw that my package included the Cuttlebug Companion Embossing Folders that matched!! I made this cute little birthday card and hope you enjoy it.



Ingredients:
Cricut Robotz Cartridge
Cuttlebug Companion Embossing Folder - Robotz (I used the lighting design folder)
Blue inkpad
Glue Glider Pro
Xyron
5" x 6.5" card base
Pop Up Glue Dots

Cardstock:
Black
Silver
Blue
Yellow (1 piece measuring 5" x 6.5" and small scrap)
Lime Green
White


Recipe:

Using the 5" x 6.5" yellow cardstock, run it through the cuttlebug using the lightning design embossing folder. You will have to move the folder down the paper and line it up with the design you just embossed, running it through the Cuttlebug again to get the design on all of the paper.

(This is the first time through the cuttlebug)

(This is the 2nd time through the Cuttlebug to emboss the right side)

Ink the edges with the blue inkpad. Adhere to your card base using Glue Glider Pro.


Cut Robot1 (p. 28) at 4.5" on silver (arms, legs, etc.). Do not change size setting for rest of the robot cuts.
Cut Shift Robot1 on blue (face and center circle)
Cut Layer 1 on lime green (base of shoes, antenna and hand cover)
Cut Shift Layer 1 on yellow (hands and front of shoes)
Cut Layer 2 on white (eyes)
Cut Shift Layer 2 on black (shadow)

Adhere the layers of the robot. I prefer to use my Xyron to get a nice adhesive layer. Refer to the booklet to determine what pieces go where.

Adhere Pop-up Glue Dots to the back of the fully assembled robot and attach to the front of the yellow base.

Using Design Studio, I cut the letters Happy Birthday at approx .875" tall on blue. I used my Xyron again to apply adhesive to the back. Apply to yellow base.

I think this card is so cute I am going to make it again in pink for a little girl. This time with stickles and glitter!!