Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Can you believe we are at the end of October already!? Crazy.
We are trick-or-treating tonight...well, the kids are! I stay back and pass out candy so I can see all the costumes :)

Today I have my final Halloween card of the season and I have a Design Studio file for this card that you can grab through this link:

Once you have the medallions cut out (one at 4" and one at 4.5"), take your scissors and cut at each branch area toward the center (leaving about a 1/2" before hitting the center). Then fold every other one up to fluff it out. Adhere the two medallions together using a foam square. Punch a small circle in the card base color and glue it to the center of the small medallion. Adhere the bat on with a foam square and decorate the card as desired!

Cardstock: Textured (Momenta)
Pattern Paper: Endless Summer (Momenta)
Stickers: Halloween Puffy (Momenta)
Die Cutting: Cricut Happy Hauntings (Provo Craft)
Ribbon: DCWV and Misc Twine
Button: Making Memories
Pen: White Gel Pen (Tombow)

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Boys Will Be Boys

Good morning! Are your ready for Halloween in TWO DAYS! WOW! How this year has flown by! Today I am here to share my second creation using the fun and fantastic Boys will be Boys cricut cartridge. Strange that I love this one although I only have a little girl as of now. However as I said before this cart is so for her right now. I used a sketch by Allison Davis (sketch week Feb 2009) as my layout basis. I love her sketches and they really help me get going when the mojo is little or none.

Anyways everything with the exception of the circles was cut using Boys will be Boys cricut cartridge. I also used a lot of glossy accents, signo white pen, Gelly Roll silver pen, and chesnut roan ink. I also used a half a sheet of generic foam squares! Lots of dimension on this layout!

I have seen the technique of the circles punched from pattern paper and then pop dotted for some dimension and I decided to try it. I really like how it adds the dimension and to really make it pop I outlined it with the Gelly Roll Silver pen.

Now let's talk cutting.
I used my Cricut Expression and 12X12 cutting mats.
Here is what I cut:
1. Title "Cruisin': ALL the layers at 1.25 inches on page 65
2. Brackets: Arrow Font at 1.25 inches on page 67 (both layers)
3. Stars: 1.5, 1.75, 2 and 2.25 inches page 44

  • Using your two base card stock papers, arrange and adhere your eight 5X5 squares of pattern paper as you like. Make sure to round all outer corners. I inked all the edges of mine in Chesnut Roan ink (I promise I love that stuff!)
  • Mat your pictures (mine are 4X4 and 3.5 by 3.5) on appropriate sized photo mats, outline with white pen. Adhere to page.
  • Using a one inch circle punch, punch out four circles from EACH patterned paper, outline in silver pen. Adhere to pattern paper with foam dots as you see fit.
  • Cut and adhere title and stars.
  • Detail your title with white pen, purple glitter pen, and glossy accents on brackets
  • Adhere stars together using foam dots and Zig two way pen, cover in glossy accents and allow to dry before placing on page
  • Journal date, information and more using Zig brown Millenium pen.
  • Ink as you see fit.
I really hope you like the layout and can now see how Boys will be boys can surely be used for a girl layout! I love this cart!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Yummy Bo-Peep Cake with Toy Story

Did you know that ScrapbookPal carries the Cricut Cake machine?  I have had mine for a little while and I love to cut out images from my collection of Cricut cartridges to use on cakes and cookies.  I decided to make this cake that could be used for a baby shower or any little girls special occasion.  I used my Gypsy to hide the little cuts inside the Bo-Peep image, on the Toy Story cartridge, to make it a silhouette and then cut it out with fondant with my Cricut Cake machine.  This cake measures 9 1/2 inches across and I cut Bo-Peep out at 7 inches.

If you are looking for a great tasting and easy to work with recipe for fondant, Click Here to see the one that I use. 

ScrapbookPal also carries one of my new favorite scrapping tools......Copic markers.  I love how easy they make it to blend colors when I am coloring in my stamped images.  Here is a card that I made with my makers (this is actually the first image I have ever colored with my Copic markers):
Cardstock, ribbon, border punch: Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Penny Black
Markers: Copic
Ink: Momento
Embossing: Cuttlebug
White pen: Unibal Signo

If you want to try out Copic markers, I suggest that you get about three in each color family and stick within the same range.  Just get a light, medium, and dark from each group.  The lower the number, the lighter the color and the higher the number, the darker the color in each group.  For example of the greens on this card, I used the G03 (light), G07 (medium), and G09 (dark) in the G0X group (where X is the variable).  This is what seems to work out the best for me and I like the way they blend when I work with them like this.  I learned a whole lot by going to youtube and checking out videos on the best ways to use the Copic markers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mr.Potato Head is......

Head over Heels in LOVE!!
Hello everyone todays post is with the Toy Story cartridge. I'm just loving this darling cartridge and love Mr. Potato Head, he is tooo cute... and the tag fits this card perfect.

Supplies needed:
Toy Story Cartridge
Cricut(any cricut)
white gel pen
Cardstock(2 different browns), Design Paper(2 different patterns)
Different colored Cardstock(red,pink,peach,white,blue and black)
Tag,Ribbon,button,embellishment, glue, and ATG700 gun and tape

Using your book go to page 61
I used Brown Design Paper for his body cut @41/4(this is his body)
Pink Cardstock Shift- cut @ 41/4(ears)
Blue Cardstock- cut @ 4 1/4(shoes)
Peach color cardstock-shift cut @ 4 1/4 (nose)
Only use Shadow ON 4 1/4 Black
White Cardstock cut @ 4 /14 (arms & Eyes,mouth)
Red Cardstock (mouth red)
Black Cardstock Shift (this is Hat,brows,mustache)

Now I just glued all the pieces together on the shadowed black piece. let dry.
Prepare your card layers. I used a 6 x 12 dark brown, then a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 lighter brown, 5 x 5 dp
Next panel is 4 1/2x 4 1/2 dark brown
4 1/4 x 4 1/4 light brown
3 3/4 x 3 3/4 design paper(Dp)
using ATG 700 glue each layer for each panel together, then I added sewing to each panel.
Add your ribbon and bow,button, and then Mr.Potato Head. then lastly I added the metal tag.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Paper Magnet Fun!

Project by Leah
I wanted to make my son some fun magnets and the perfect cartridge for this is the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge! These went together very quickly too and would make a great gift or a fun party favor too:) Here's how I made mine.
For the box I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge and cut out the Nut cup on page 130 with the fit to page option on.
Then, using the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge I cut the Race Car on page 68 at 3" with all options selected to create my layers. Once with just the car selected, then with shift, then with layers. I did this twice, once for the front of my box and once for a magnent.
I then chose the Dump Truck on page 29 and cut it at 3" using all the above selections.
I then cut the trike on page 36 at 3" with all the above selections.
Last, I chose the Car cut on page 61 and cut it at 2" with all the same selections.
I then embossed layers of the vehicles using my Cuttlebug and Argyle embossing folder, Spots 'n dots folder and the Polka Dots embossing folder. For the red detail on the tike cut I used a Sakura red glaze gelly pen.
I then adhered everything together and attached some self adhesive magnet strips that I cut to size to the back of each vehicle and packaged them all up in the box. My son has had a lot of fun with them! I hope you try it out for yourself:)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Our Little Get Away LO

This past August my dear hubby and I took a little trip all by ourselves to visit friends in Texas. It was just heavenly, so when sent me Summer Vacation for this month's project, I knew that this was what I would scrapbook with it. I love the fun luggage on this cartridge and how it looks all stacked together. Using my Gypsy, it was very easy to figure out exactly what sizes the different pieces should be. I also used a tag from Once Upon a Princess for the journaling spot and Stamped for the title. Stamped was actually the first cartridge I ever bought, but the letters are so skinny and hard to cut that I almost never used it. But I put this title together on my Gypsy, which allowed me to stretch the letters to a very nice thickness. LOVE that Gypsy! How did I ever do without it? I really like the font like this -- I think I'll be getting a lot more use out of this cartridge now. I cut the big scallop border with Plantin Schoolbook and the little pink photo corners with Jasmine.

I also used my Antique Linen Distress Ink to add some age to the die cuts, then went around the edges with Blackbird Cat's Eye Chalk Ink to make them stand out even more.

Other materials: Paper -- Scribble Scrabble; Rhinestone -- Imaginisce i-Rock tool; Small flower punch -- EK Success

Ahhhh, why can't it be vacation all the time? :) I guess because then the USPS man couldn't bring me my goodies from!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

Hi everyone!

Here is another cool project using the Happy Haunting Cricut cartridge. I have to make 24 treat bags for the kids in my son's class for their Halloween party and I had to out do the ones I did last year so I really happy that sent me this particular cartridge. This is a very simple project. I hope you have as much fun as I did making mine. Enjoy!


Cricut Cartridge--Happy Hauntings
8 1/2" x 11" black cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" white cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" red cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" dark green cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" light green cardstock
Sponge dauber
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink--Charcoal
Scotch Adhesive Transfer tape--ATG 714 dispenser
Cricut Expression electronic die cutting machine
Provo Craft Gypsy
other: plastic spiders; web fiber; clear glue
(To go directly to a specific product used for this project simply click on any of the links above.)


Using Happy Haunting cartridge, cut 5" {Frnkstn} from white cardstock, {Frank-s} from black cardstock, and Layer 2 from green cardstock (p. 30 of handbook).

Using Happy Haunting cartridge, cut 5" {Dracula} from red cardstock, {Dracul-s} from black cardstock, Layer 1 on white cardstock, and Layer 2 from light green cardstock (p. 28 of handbook).

1. Assemble the Frankenstein and Dracula then use a sponge dauber to apply the charcoal ink to the edges for added interest.

2. Make a background on your treat bag by using a sponge dauber and the charcoal ink. (I made swirls and circles).

3. Adhere the Dracula and Frankenstein unto the treat bag in a desired location. (Mine is off centered because I will be placing each child's name next to the cut outs).

4. Using a clear liquid adhesive adhere the web fiber to the upper left corner of the treat bag. Adhere a plastic with a hot glue gun.

- Let your memories fuel your creativity™

Sunday, October 17, 2010

3D Haunted House

I just love the new Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge! I thought I'd be brave and attempt the 3D Haunted House and expected a real test of my patience, but it was much easier to put together than I expected. The key is to NOT change the dial size once you determine what size you want to cut at!

Using the Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge, I cut my haunted house (Pages 73 and 74) at 10.5" on black 12 x 24 cardstock using the 12 x 24 Cricut Cutting Mat. There are several cuts for the house using the various icon buttons and shift button. Make sure you get all of the pieces. I used a pack by The Paper Studio, but the cardstock seemed a little thin so I suggest checking out the cricut branded 12x24 cardstock. I used DesignStudio to maximize the usage of my paper. With Design Studio I was able to rotate the cuts and used 6 sheets of black cardstock whereas it would have taken 8 without it.

Rather than use yellow cardstock for the windows, I used vellum and then put 2 flameless tealight candles in the house. You can't tell in the pictures but it is a cool effect. I also cut a couple of shadows of a head and a cat and put behind the vellum. At night you can see these shadows through the vellum.

To make the house appear old, I used Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Silver and lightly dragged it over the cardstock to give it silver streaks. Don't make the same mistake I did - apply the paint dabber before assembling the house. It would have been much easier!

For the Chimney, I used 3 colors of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint (Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo) and just applied those in spots all over the chimney. Then I took black paint and dry brushed it over the paint to make it look old.

Once assembled, I used Viva Decor Yellow-Green 3D Glitter Gel on the roof. I used my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch and then coated them in the glitter gel before adhering to the roof (you can see this in the 2nd picture above). You can also use Stickles to achieve a similar look.

I cut some designer paper and applied it to the tower and one side of the roof for some additional color. I used Ranger Stickles in Orange Peel and Purple to decorate the porch and balcony railings. I cut a couple of ghosts from the Happy Hauntings cart and glued them on to appear as if they were coming through the windows. For the doors into the house, I painted them with Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Plum Twist. You can't see them very well in the pictures but this is really cool stuff. Very pearly and applies like nail polish.

I cut a couple of tombstones (2 of each) from the same cart and used the Adirondack Silver Paint Dabber again to color them and then used a black sharpie to add text. Then I adhered them together with Pop-Up Glue Dots to give them dimension.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Spooky Tree and a Frank Box

Spooky Tree and a Frank Box using Happy Hauntings!

This month at, I am working with the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge! There are so many great cuts with this cartridge. If you like Halloween, this one is a must for you!

I created a tree with some spooky spiders as a home decor item!
The tree (fourth key from the left on the bottom row of the overlay) was cut at 11" in both the normal cut as well as the Layer 1 cut. The two cuts are made to be put together. Note: If you are hanging anything from the tree, you will want to cut it out in a heavy cardstock or chipboard. I am using chipboard. Once I had the two pieces cut, I sprayed the trees with a shimmer spray.
Next, you will want to cut spiders to hang from the tree! What is a spooky tree without spiders?! :) The spiders (with Layer1 and Shift on, 2nd key from the right on the second row) are cut at 5 1/2". You will want to cut two for each spider you want. Adhere a piece of fiber in between the two spiders as shown in the photos below:
Here is my completed project:

Cardstock: Textured (Momenta)
Pattern Paper: SEI
Die Cutting: Cricut Happy Hauntings (Provo Craft)
Adhesive: Tombow Mono Dot Adhesive
Misc Twine

I have also created a little Frank Box as a DS file which you can grab through this link:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Play, Learn, Discover

Good morning! I cannot BELIEVE it is the middle of October already!! WOW! I do not get as much crafting done this time of year but that is just fine with me since I love Fall and all that comes with it! But I did need to use the AWESOME BOYS WILL BE BOYS cart that the super generous sent me, so I want to share that with you today! Did you think it was totally a BOY cart, well I have some shocking news for you....IT IS NOT!!!!!

Our dining room also serves as our play room and our school. The walls are bare so I wanted to make something to jazz them up a bit! I wanted to go with a fun theme. I found these at Target for 1.24 each:
They measure about 5.75 by 5.75. I bought three and turned them into these!!!!

They will hang in my dining room/school/playroom. I used BOYS WILL BE BOYS exclusively on this project (well except for some online clip art!) How did I do it? Well let me tell you!!!

1. Using your paper trimmer and pattern paper, cover the base with 5.75 by 5.75 paper. The cut and ink the edges of a 5X5 piece of neutral card stock for your "canvas"
2. I cut the following:
  • PLAY at 2 inches on page 56 (phrase and phrase layer)
  • DISCOVER at 1.5 inches on page 68 (phrase and phrase layer)
  • the letters to spell LEARN at 1.5 inches to include the shadow and base pieces
  • TOOLS at 2 inches on page 50 (all layers)
  • BUG IN JAR at 3 inches on page 42 (all layers)
  • TRICYCLE at 2 inches on page 38 (all layers)
3. The road is hand tore on a Fiskars tear ruler and I used my SIGNO white gel pen for the lines. The Tree was made using my one inch EK SUCCESS circle punch, inked and pop dotted on a hand drawn tree trunk.
4. The magnifying glass and "Take a look" came from online clip art, inked and added transparency to give it a more authentic look.
5. Everything was colored with my Bic mark its; outlined in Stardust gelly roll glitter pens or Signo Uniball white gel pen.
6. Several letters in the titles have Martha Stewart Clear microbeads as an accent.
7. Cut and assemble all pieces for each individual canvas. Ink with chesnut roan ink.
8. Adhere with Scotch ATG Gold Tape, Zig glue pen, Glue dots or foam pieces.
9. Arrange all elements as you wish and TA DA you have new artwork for your room!

Caitlyn loves that I made the tools have googly eyes as they look similar to Handy Manny tools. The tricycle looks very close the one that she just learned to pedal and she loves the polka dotted lady buy in the jar! There are more detailed shots on my blog HERE so hop on over and leave me some love!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Make sure to check out SCRAPBOOKPAL.COM for some amazing deals and SUPER fast and great shipping (seriously!).

All paper is DCWV Farmers market

Monday, October 11, 2010

Howdy Card with Toy Story Cartridge

I don't know about you, but I have a son who is a major fan of the movie Toy Story, so when this cartridge was announced, there was no doubt that I would have to get it.  I have many wonderful ideas on how I want to use this cart.  This is the first card I have made with it.  I cut Woody and this fabulous wood frame image from this cart.

Here are the steps to re-create this card:
-Cut the frame and layers at 3 1/2 inches and assemble
-Cut Woody and layers at 2 1/2 inches and assemble
-Attach silver brads in the corners of the frame
-Cut brown cardstock at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches
-Cut denim blue cardstock at 5 1/4 x 4 inches
-Using the Distressed Stripes embossing folder and the Cuttlebug, emboss the denim blue cardstock
-Cut vanilla colored cardstock into a 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch strip
-Stamp sentiment in the center of the vanilla cardstock and then tear a little cardstock off the long edges
-Ink the edges of all the cardstock and die cut pieces with a Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye ink pad in Dark Brown
-Adhere the denim blue cardstock to the brown cardstock and layer the rest of the pieces as shown in the picture above
-Tie a red ribbon below the frame and add two silver brads to each end of the vanilla cardstock
-Finish it off by attaching this to an A2 cardstock base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and folded in half the long way)

Cardstock, stamp: Stampin' Up!
Die cuts: Cricut Expression with Toy Story cartridge
Embossing: Cuttlebug with Distressed Stripes embossing folder
Ribbon: Creating Keepsakes
Brads: Making Memories
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Dark Brown), Stampin' Up! (blue)

If you want to see the sketch I created to go with this card, hop on over to MY BLOG

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Toy Story LO

Hello everyone todays post is a Scrapbook Page I created using the Toy Story Cartridge from! Its been a LONG time since ive done 12 x 12 pages, and it feels good to be doing them again!
I didnt add any pictures to my page, but the circle and the other mat can be used for pictures. I left the title blank too.

Supplies Used
Cricut Expressions Machine
12 x 12 mat
Toy Story Cartridge
ATG700 tape gun
Pearls,ribbon and sewing

For BoPeep
White cardstock cut at 5"(this is your base for bopeep)
Pink Cardstock cut at 5" (this is top of dress)
skin color cardstock< cut at 5" (for face and arm)
Pink cardstock Layer 1 OFF-cut at 5"( for dress dots and part of hat)
Layer 2 ONwhite cut at 5" (for dress layers)
Layer 2 ONBlue cut at 5"(for her legs)
Layer 3 ONyellow cut 5"(for hair)
<Shadow>Black 5"
Put together layer the white part of dress with foam squares, bottom of the white dress just glued on. once little bopeep is put together then add her to the black shadow with foam squares. I lastly added stickles to her dress and cap, and then pearls
For Sheep
Pink 2 1/2 "
Black cut at 2 1/2 "
Pink for Face and Leges cut at 2 1/2"
white for body
Put together I added foam squares between the black and pink body, and then foam squares to the pink face. I then airbrushed using the RV11 copic and added pearls around the body
Page Layers:
12 x 12 black
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 white
11 x 11 pink design paper
5 x 11 polka dot dp for middle panel & I then added lace to both sides of the panel
Glue layers together and then added sewing.
Next is Photo Mat:
5 1/2 x 4 3/4 black (for photo mat)
5 1/4 x 4 1/2 Pink layer
5 x 4 1/4 white( I added airbrushing in pink RV11 copic then added sewing
Circle Frame:
Is from Spellbinders Scallope circle and circle added airbrushing and sewing
Title Frame:
5 3/4 x 1 3/4 black
5 1/2 x 1 1/2 white-added airbrusing rv11 copic and then sewing
Lastly I aded some ribbons for my bows, and flowers to complete my page!

I hope you enjoyed todays posting! Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Little Man- Boys will be Boys cartridge

Project by Leah
I just love the Boys will be Boys cartridge, so many adorable image perfect for little (or a little bigger) boys! I made this card as a baby card and just loved the cute sentiment and thought that helicopter was super adorable too. Here's how I made it:
Using the Boys will be Boys cartridge cut the helicopter at 3" selecting all the features, without shift, shift and layer, in appropriate colors.
Select and cut sentiment at 1 1/4" in appropriate colors.
Emboss the top layer of the helicopter using the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder. Add faux stitching.
Adhere all pieces together. Out line the word "little" with Ek Success Millennium .05 black pen to make it pop more.
Adhere all pieces to your card base that is covered with pattterned paper.
Apply glossy accents to the windshield, let dry overnight.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Life's Ups and Downs- Summer Vacation cartridge

This month sent me the Cricut Summer Vacation seasonal cartridge. I've never tried one of these mini-type cartridges before, but this one turned out to have lots and lots of fun shapes to choose from. I like the graphic style of it and I'm envisioning lots of fun projects I can use it for. For my first one I chose the classic ferris wheel shape. It's all one piece on the cartridge, but my 6-year-old had the brilliant idea to make it so it could really turn (and I couldn't say no to that, now could I?). To make the ferris wheel turn, I just cut out two in the same size -- one in black for the base and one in green for the wheel -- then trimmed away the parts on each layer that I didn't want. I then used a big brad to go through the hole in the middle so that it really will turn. Fun stuff! I do love an interactive card. :) ScrapbookPal also sent me a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Old Paper. I have to admit, I had to do some googling to figure out how to use it. Man, there are a lot of cool things you can do with these! I ended up using mine to add some general distressing to my ferris wheel and background papers. Old Paper is the perfect color for that purpose. (You can't tell in the picture, unfortunately, but I also sprayed the green layer of the ferris wheel and the bottom patterned paper with Glimmer Mist, just to make it a little snazzier. Love that stuff!)

Other materials: Patterned paper -- Scenic Route (top and bottom), Scribble Scrabble (green with little dots); Punch -- Stampin' Up; Brad - Making Memories; Foam Adhesive -- Thermoweb

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ghoulish- Happy Hauntings cartridge

Hi everyone!


Cricut Cartridge--Happy Hauntings
8 1/2" x 11" black cardstock
12" x 12" Boo Crew Cut Outs--BoBunny
Tim Holtz--Grunge Board; Picket Fence Crackle Paint; Link Chain; Distress Ink Weathered Wood; Kushgrip Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors 7"; Embossing Ink
BasicGrey--Halloween Skeletons stamp set
American Crafts--Apricot Zing Embossing Powder; White Zing Embossing Powder
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink--Charcoal
Pop up dimensionals
Scotch Adhesive Transfer tape--ATG 714 dispenser
Imaginisce--I-rock tool; Orange gems
Cricut Expression electronic die cutting machine
Provo Craft Gypsy
Acrylic Block

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


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 (p. 36 of handbook).


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 up the french vanilla cardstock then flatten it out and use the pumice stone distress ink to songe the edges and rub over the 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™

Friday, October 1, 2010

Haunted Halloween Card- Happy Hauntings cartridge

I am so in the Halloween mood this year so when I got the Happy Hauntings cart this month I was so excited to start making cuts from it. I hope you enjoy this little card.

Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge
Orange 8.5 x 11 cardstock
Black cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Purple cardstock
Holographic Embossing Powder
Embossing Inkpad
Piece of clear packing from embellishments/stickers
Embossing Heat Gun

Using Design Studio, cut the 3DFrame (p.68) on black cardstock at a 5.142 height x 4.742 width. Now you need to weld the Shift 3DFrame with the 3DFrame Layer 1. These were sized at 5.245 height x 4.768 width, slightly overlapped and cut on orange cardstock. Once cut, score/fold down the middle of the card. In Design Studio, delete the 3DFrame Layer 1 and cut the Shift 3DFrame by itself on orange cardstock.

Cover the black 3DFrame with embossing ink pad and sprinkle holographic embossing powder over entire cut. Shake excess off and pour back into the jar and add lid before turning on your embossing heat gun!! Heat the embossing powder until it becomes holographic/shiny. Adhere with Tombow Liquid Adhesive to the top of the welded Shift 3D Frame.

Cut the Witch at 2" on black cardstock. Sandwich her between 2 layers of the clear packaging and glue down the edges. Glue this sandwich on the backside of the 3DFrame (inside front of the card). Glue the extra Shift 3DFrame you cut earlier to the backside of the front of the card so that the witch is sandwiched between the 2 layers.

Cut 2 of Frame 9 Shift Layer 1 (p.46 - Spiders) at 1" on black cardstock. Stack one on top of another with a Pop Up glue dot in between. Do this with the other 2 and then adhere to the front of the card.

Cut Dracula Phrase (p.28 - BOO!) at 1" on purple cardstock. Cute Dracula Shift Phrase at same size for shadow on black. Layer and glue.

Cut 2 of Bat1 (p.48) at 1" on black cardstock. Cut yellow circle at 3.5" (I did this free handed but there are many carts with a circle). Adhere the yellow circle to the inside back of the card making sure that no edges are visible from the front of the framed oval. Adhere the 2 bats and word BOO! where desired.