Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's Your Day

Hi! It's Jamie back with another project from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge! has this cartridge and many others for $39.99 with FREE shipping on orders over $25 in the continental US! This is one of my favorite cartridges because it has so many boxes and coordinating images...endless possiblities!

The box, card base, sentiment, and castle are all cuts from this cartridge! You can download my Cricut Design Studio file through this link: Wrap it Up Princess Project


Die Cuts: Wrap It Up (Provo Craft)

Machine: Cricut Expression with 12x12 mat (Provo Craft) Software: Cricut Design Studio (Provo Craft) Embossing: Polka Dots 5x7 Cuttlebug Folder (Provo Craft)

Cardstock: Taffy (Creative Memories) Pattern Paper: Fabulous Tone-on-Tone Paper (Creative Memories)

Pen: White Gel (Sakura)

Sticker: Birthday (SRM) Ribbon: Baker's Twine (The Twinery) & Misc. Ink: Wisteria, Yellow Cadmium, Rose Coral (Cat's Eye Chalk Ink)

Jewels: Vintage Gem Stickers - Clear & Gradient Gem Stickers - Clear (Creative Charms) For Cricut Cuts without Design Studio: Castle for front of card: Castle Main - 4" (light pink) Castle + Shift - 4" (yellow) Castle + Layer - 4" (light pink) Castle + Layer (Shift) - 4" (purple) Ink pieces and layer with foam adhesive Card: Castle + Card - 4" (pink cardstock) Manually trim white cardstock and emboss with polka dot folder Sentiment: Flower Shape (middle row first key) + Phrase (Shift) - 2" (purple) Box: Castle + Boxes - 9-1/4" (pink cardstock) Manually trim yellow paper to fit behind castles For Bow: Trim six 1" x 6" strips, punch holes on each end and in the center of each strip. Place a brad in the center hole then create a loop on each end and place the holes under the main brad. Continue building and then fan out. Cut two 1/2" x 6" strips and curl around a paintbrush end. Adhere in the center of the bow then add a jewel to cover. Add ink as desired. You can see more of the cartridge images HERE.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Notebook for Bella

Who loves FREE shipping like I do? Well not only has super low prices, great customer service, a wide array of products to choose from including all your staples, but has FREE SHIPPING for purchases over 25.00! WOOHOOO! This month they graciously sent me Nate's ABCs to work with. I love it!

If you remember I made a similar mini notebook for one of C's friends named Calliana, well her older sister Bella wanted a notebook so I made this one for her. She loves red, yellow and blue (I got two of her favorite colors in there!). I hope she loves it!

Nate's ABCs
12X12 mats
Chestnut Roan Ink
Tim Holtz Scissors
Zig glue pen
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
French Blue ink
Brown Zig pen
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Signo White Pen
Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors
Scrap of ribbon
Enamel Accents in Black
Various card stock and pattern paper scraps
1.75 1.5 and 1 inch circle punches


1. Using appropriate card stock make the following cuts:
  • Clouds- Font 2 page 50 Cut at 1.5, 1.25 and .75 inches
  • Banner-Font 2 page 67 Cut at .75 inches (five times)
  • Bella-Font 1 cut at .5 inches
  • Snail page 42 cut at 1.25 inches all layers
2. Using the swiss dots and cuttlebug emboss your clouds. Ink edges with French Blue ink. Randomly adhere to blue painted background.

3. Ink all edges of five banner pieces using Chestnut roan ink. Adhere one letter per banner piece to spell BELLA using Zig chisel point pen. Adhere to scrap of ribbon using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Place on page where desired securing with Zig glue or sticky red tape.

4. Piece together the snail using Zig glue and snipping the grass from the main body of the snail. Using black enamel accents made an eye and draw a red smile. Adhere to book on right side above grass.

5. Using scrap of green cardstock, ink in chestnut roan ink, cut with Martha Stewart fringe scissors, adhere to bottom of book.

6. Using circle punches punch two circles and hand cut tree trunks to fashion two trees. Using Zig brown pen and Signo White pen create faux stitching around circles. Piece together and adhere to page with adhesive of choice.

7. Make sun from yellow scraps, using 1.75 inch circle punch for main body of sun and scraps for rays. Make sure to ink all edges with chestnut roan.

8. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

K Is For Kite Layout with Nate's ABC's

Here is a layout of my little man done with the Nate's ABC's cartridge.  I just love all the fun images on this cart that can be used for little boys.  I also really love the basic straight lettered font that is also on the cart.  I am thinking that I might do an ABC mini album for my littlest one with the fun A is for, B is for, etc that come on this cart. 

To recreate this layout, you will need:
-Cricut Machine
-Nate's ABC's cartridge
-Patterned paper (mine is DCWV)
-Cardstock to match your patterned paper (mine is DCWV)
-White gel pen (mine is a Signo Uni-ball)
-5 x 7 photo

Let's get started:
  • Use a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper as your background. 
  • Cut a 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch piece of colored cardstock.  Cut a 9 x 9 piece of white cardstock and center and adhere it in the middle of the green cardstock.
  • Add your photo to the left side of the layout as show sure to leave the top open (without adhesive) for the tag.
  • Using your Cricut and Nate's ABC's cartridge, cut out a K and "is for kite" along with the kite layer at 2 inches all in colors that match your cardstock. Layer the kite piece to the "is for kite" title piece  Cut out the additional title at 1 inch (optional).
  • Again, using your Cricut and Nate's ABC's cartridge, cut out the car on page 21 of the handbook along with all of the layers in colors that match your cardstock at 2 3/4 inches.  Adhere the layers together.
  • Add doodling to all of your die cut pieces with the Signo Uni-ball gelly roll pen.
  • Cut out a tag with your Cricut.  Many of the cartridges have tags on them.  I used Sweethearts for my tag.  You could also just cut a rectangle with a paper trimmer and then snip off the top two corners of the rectangle to make your own tag.  Secure a piece of twine to the top of the tag and add some journaling before you tuck it behind the picture.
  • You can add some additional elements to your layout, such as the three oval pieces I have cut and folded in half and put in the bottom left corner and secured them with brads.
  • Center and adhere the completed 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 layout piece to the 12 x 12 patterned paper.
I hope that you enjoyed the layout today.  Don't forget to check out the great deals at ScrapbookPal......along with the free shipping on all orders over $25.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Some Birdie Treat Bags

Hello everyone and Happy Friday to all! Today Im going to share my Treat bag that I made and the birdie from Create A Critter!
Treat Bag-
First I made the treatbag with heavy design paper. I cut it 4 1/4 x 10 1/2 and then scored in the middle at 5 1/4 using the scorepal, then 1/2 inch on each side of that(would be 5 3/4",4 3 /4"), then folded the middle up, and the other 2 scores down. For the top fold I used a SU! die, but you can use any shape you like. for the inside I put a package of mixed nuts, but you can use candies, or whatever :) Have fun!!!
I used ribbon to make a bow, and then added a flower.
For the Birdie I used:
brown,pink,darker pink cardstock

Page 45 in book
all pieces cut at 2 3/4"
Shift- < Bird 2> in Brown
Layer 1 - Shift- < Bird > Pink < REAL DIAL ON > light pink
Layer 2 - Shift - Dark Pink

I cut my tag and then used a stamp from the AWESOME set
for the DOTS I used Tombow 243 marker
2 flower gems
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Little Fairy

A fun LO for you today! I was so excited to get to play with the Paper Lace cartridge from Scrapbook Pal, there are some gorgeous cuts on it and many that are pefect for making your own laser cut paper. For my LO I chose the Butterfly cut to make some lacy background paper. I used a 12x12 piece of white cardstock and chose the "Fit To Page" feature so that it would cut it as large as possible and then waited for it to cut! I love all the butterflies! There is even a font on this cartridge so I used that for my title and cut it at 3". I embossed my title with Polka Dots and Swiss Dots embossing folders using my Cuttlebug and added some shine (which you can't really see in the picture) using a Sakura gelly roll pen in Clear Star. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 21, 2011

These Boys

Ah, there's nothing like a couple of pictures you really love to get you in the mood to scrapbook again! I snapped these shots of my boys over the past couple of weeks, and they just captured the boy's personalities so well I kept coming back to them again and again.

I thought it would be fun to try a new take on the style of the fabulous font on the Cindy Loo cartridge from I have to admit, I wanted this cartridge specifically for the font! I first fell in love with this style of font when we checked out this book from the library:

Image from
I love the whimsical vintage feel of it, and I tried to recreate it as my title in this layout. Here's how to do it:

1. First used the Cricut pens to draw out the solid layer in white and the overlay layer in orange, then cut it out -- this is a super simple way to get a nice outline to the layers.
2. Adhere the two layers together, offsetting the orange layer slightly down and to the right to give it a 3-D effect.
3. With a fine-tipped pen, add detail to the white layer as shown.

The font on its own is very feminine, but I think adding touches like this and combining it with a cool doodle-y paper give it a delightful boyish charm.

Thanks for stopping by!

Materials: Patterned paper, ribbon, trim -- Fancy Pants; Acrylic heart and star -- Heidi Swapp; Die cuts -- Zooballoo ("these") and Cindy Loo ("BOYS"); Buttons and acrylic arrow -- unknown

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Don't Eat The Grass!

I have another new FAVORITE Cricut Cartridge! This time it is Nate's ABCs. I am just loving all the new carts that Cricut is coming out with. If you want great deals on carts (and free shipping on orders of only $25) be sure to check out ScrapbookPal's store!!!

When I saw this cute Don't Eat the Grass cut on the cartridge, I knew exactly the photos I wanted to use from our camping trip in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming in the Summer of 2009.

Project by Tammy White

Using Nate's ABCs Cricut Cartridge, I cut the goat and layers (p. 63) at 5.5" tall and assembled and adhered all of the pieces together using Tombow Mono Aqua glue. I did the same for the smaller goat cut at 3.5" tall using the Font 2 button. Once assembled, I used my Signo Uni-Ball White Impact Gel Pen to doodle some dots randomly on the goats. If you have not used the Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen, buy it now! I have tried many white pens and this one is the BEST!

Next I trimmed my photos and matted them on a dark brown cardstock allowing 1/4" of brown showing on each side. Then again I used my Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen to add dots to each corner of the photo mat.

I had a sheet of paper with a photo of grass that I used as my background. I adhered this to a sheet of green cardstock to make it more sturdy. I applied Tombow Mono Adhesive tape to the back of the 2 photos mats in the corner and placed them. Then I applied Pop Up Glue Dots to the back of the goats and the center photo mat. Once I placed the center photo mat, I added the goats.

This was a quick and simple layout but with the cuts from the Nate's ABCs cartridge it turned out really cute.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Game On!

Game On! by Jamie Cripps
The Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge has so many great cuts!  It has boxes and cards of all kinds, even sentiments! has this cartridge for $39.99 right HERE to check it out!
I created this game controller card by cutting the game card at 4-1/2" in black, cutting the game card with shift on at 4-1/2" in black and then again in yellow.  I used foam squares to pop up the yellow controller parts and place red jewels in the other control openings!  I used the Sakura White Gelly pen to create dashes along the edges.

Die Cuts: Wrap It Up (Provo Craft)
Machine: Cricut Expression with 12x12 mat (Provo Craft)
Cardstock: Texture (Momenta)
Pen: White Gel (Sakura)
Sticker: Birthday (SRM)
Jewels: Gradient Gem Stickers - Red (Creative Charms)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Scooter Street

You all know that I have a girl that is the star of my layouts. Well this month I was given the amazing choice of Cartridges to work with from and I choose Nates ABC's. No gasping! This is a very versatile cart for toddlers-boys and girls. Caitlyn is NOT a girly girl, she is not very into princesses, dolls etc (stereotypical girly things) She is more into dirt, dump trucks, tools, and pirates, but in her own way. So I knew this cartridge would serve me well! Here is the layout that I created, now does it look boyish at all???

Let's get started!
Ingredients you will need:
12X12 mat
Nates ABC's
Tombow brown marker
various cardstock and pattern paper
mini glue dots
zig glue pen
chestnut roan ink
Tim Holtz scissors
chipboard flowers
band aids

1. Using the Expression (or baby bug) the appropriate mat, Nate's ABC's cut the OUCH (page 66 phrase and phrase shift) out of pink and tan paper at 1 inch. Adhere together. Dot band aid with Tombow brown marker and color in middle with wide tip.

2. Using same pink paper and white cardstock cut SCOOTER STREET at 2 inches, page 68 font2 and font2 shadow. Adhere together with zig chisel pen, outline letters in green, ink edges.
3. Cut various pattern papers to fit this sketch. Adhere with ATG tape.

4. Select and adhere green dotted ribbon, hand cut leaves, and chipboard flowers to layout as shown.

5. To make the band aid flower, select four various band aids (mine were super cute printed ones) and form shape, making sure the middles always overlap. Now you can either leave backing on and hold together with a brad OR remove the band aid backings, arrange and adhere to white card stock, and cut out (gives it more stability). I then adhere a flower brad through the holes of a polka dotted yellow button, and using mini glue dots placed that onto of a clear button to make my center.

Up close of the band aid flower. I bought my band aids in Joann's dollar aisleThe dimension it has, when the petals are rolled up.
Close up of my title even with the mistake!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Spring with Nate's ABC's

As I sit here and type with the window open next to me, I am reminded that spring is just around the corner and I can't wait to go out and start working in my garden.  I can hear the water that has melted from the snow as it drips of the back deck, I hear the sweet call of the birds in my back yard, and my kids are all excited to see the (muddy) ground again.  With these thoughts in mind, I thought it would be fun to do a spring themed card with the new Nate's ABC's cartridge that I received from ScrapbookPal this month.

To re-create this card, you will need:
-Cricut machine and Nate's ABC's cartridge
-Patterned paper (mine is We R Memory Keepers)
-Cardstock in various colors to match your patterned paper (I used Stampin' Up!)
-Tombow dual brush pen to match your cardstock and patterned paper
-Sentiment (mine is a SRM Sticker)

Let's get started:
-Cut your card base at 11 x 5 1/2 inches and fold in half to make a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card.
-Cut the circles from the Nate's ABC's cartridge at 4 1/2 inches for the color background and 4 1/4 inches for the white base and layer these two together.  Draw stitches around the white circle with a Tombow dual brush pen.
-Cut the umbrella and boot image from the Nate's ABC's cartridge along with all the layers at 2 3/4 inches.  Add a little ink from the Tombow dual brush pen to add depth if you wish.  Layer the pieces together and adhere to the center of the circle base with dimensional adhesive.
-Cut and adhere 5 x 5 inch piece of patterend paper to the center of the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base.
-Tie a ribbon around the patterned paper and card base and finish it off with a bow.
-Adhere the circle with the image over the center of the patterened paper with dimensional adhesive.
-Add a button to the center of the bow and a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspred you to get started on some spring themed projects of your own.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pretty Spring Cards

Raise your hand if you're ready for Spring! Can I get a hallelujah?! I am sooooo done with winter and I'm ready for some sunshine and flowers! But it's still gray and yucky around here, so I decided to create a little springtime of my own with the Cindy Loo cartridge and TomBow watercolor markers from :)

I decided to make two different cards with similar cuts, one whimsical and bright and one a little more sophisticated, just to show the great flexibility of the artwork on this cartridge.

First, the cute, whimsical card:

For this card, I cut the shape at 5" and mounted it on the left-hand side of the card, trimming off the excess. Then I mounted what I had trimmed off on the right-hand side. I used my turquoise and pink Tombow markers to accent the little birdie part of the cut, using the blender pen to pull some of the turquoise in from the edge to create some shading. I added some little pink punched flowers and added pearls to the centers. I also added a sentiment using the markers and Stampin Up stamps and punches, adhering ribbon to the back to "hang" the sentiment flower.

Now, for a more sophisticated twist on the same idea...

I cut at 5" and mounted it on a grey card base, then added the "thank you," which is one of the phrases on the font layer. I also added a few rolled spiral flowers and a cute little butterfly. I just love this grey, white, and mustard yellow color combo right now! Such a great sunny pop of color, don't you think?

I do hope spring is on its way, but until the sun is here to stay, cheer yourself up with some pretty flowery cards! :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Now Moments LO

I was so excited to get the Paper Lace cartridge from Scrapbook Pal, it's a gorgeous cartridge and you can make your own laser cut paper with it. For my LO I used several cuts off it, here's what I did.

Using Paper Lace cut the flower2 at 6 1/2".

Cut the GioBdr at 1", two times.

Cut the word "Now" at 2 1/2" and emboss with cuttlebug embossing folder.

Cut the word "moments" at 3/4".

Cut Flower6 with lace2shadow on for butterfly at 1 1/4", 1" and 3 1/4". Embossing with cuttlebug embossing folder.

Cut tree using Cindy Loo cartridge at 4".

Journal with white signo pen and add Xmas red Stickles to the tree.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Create A Critter

LOVE this Cartridge!!!! Hello everyone and I hope you all are having a lovely weekend. Today Im sharing with you my card created for using this SUPER DARLING cartridge called "Create A Critter"
For my card I used:
Cardstock & 3 design papers
Spellbinders, Pearls(for eyes)flowers,Ribbon

Directions for making this SWEEET Critter/
turn to page 24
cut frog @ 2 3/4" using black cardstock(this is bottom layer)
Now for the design paper layer < Layer 1 button on > < frog > cut using same measurements
Tummy is Layer 2 < Layer 2 button ON > Cut design paper at 2 3/4"
for cheeks < Layer 3 ON > cut design paper at 2 3/4 "

Now I glued all layers and added black pearls for eyes, and a little satin bow for her head.

For Grass/Page 45
2 different cardstocks in green
Cut all grass at 1" you will use the Accessory button for this
My card measures 6 x 6

This cartridge is sooooo SWEEET I love all the critters on this cartridge and you will too! If you havent seen this cartridge you will want to take a peek here at and dont forget you get FREE shipping on all orders of 25.00 or more! Awesome deal! :)

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I'm Pulling For You

I just love this new Nate's ABCs Cricut Cartridge!!  It is soooo cute!  My first idea was to do a layout of my boys and our dog but then a friend gave me the idea for what I actually created.  I hope you enjoy it!!

Project by Tammy White

I cut the shadow of Nate (Shift Phrase Button - p. 52) at 8" tall on a medium weight chipboard so that he could stand up.  Then I cut the main image on brown cardstock, trimmed off the grass and wagon and adhered it to the chipboard.  I cut the remaining layers on pattern paper and adhered them to the brown cardstock.

I cut the sides of the wagon (Layer 2) twice using Real Dial Size at 6" on red cardstock.  I trimmed off the handle.  I ran those through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Then I made a box measuring 5.75" x 2.5" wide x 2" tall from red cardstock and adhered the wagon sides to it with foam pop dots.

To make the wheels I cut 4 circles at 1.5" on medium weight chipboard and again on black cardstock.  I cut 4 circles at .75" on silver and adhered the layers together.  You need the chipboard or the wheels will collapse when you add the candy.  You could also use large buttons for the wheels.

I used my Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite and punched a hole (1/8") on the front center of the wagon.  I used a small piece of ribbon and looped it around his hand and then used a brad to attach the ribbon to the wagon so it appears that Nate is pulling it.

I hand cut the grassy area so that I would have something in which to make Nate stand up.  I took a piece of the leftover chipboard and formed a right triangle and glued it to the back of his leg and to the grass.  I used a brad through the grass to ensure it stayed in place.  I applied some bling to the dog's collar and a blue gem as Nate's eye.

I typed the saying "I'm Pulling for You" in Word using Word Art on white cardstock.  I hand cut it out and used black ink on the edges.  I used foam pop up dots to apply the saying to the sides of the wagon and then filled it with candy.