Monday, May 28, 2012

Baby Steps CD cover by Billie St Clair

 Hi again, Scrapbook Pal fans! 

For today’s project, I’m going to share with you a sweet & simple project using the Baby Steps Cricut cartridge. 

For this project, I used:
Thanks for stopping by to check out my project today.  
Please check back again often!  :-)


Friday, May 25, 2012

Enjoy Your Birthday by Steph Ackerman

Good morning, Steph here with a fun stamped and colored birthday card.
I came across this awesome Loralei stamp and knew she'd be perfect to color with Copic Markers.

I first stamped the image with Black Memento Ink because it's the perfect ink to use with Copic Markers. It dries fast and doesn't interact with the Copic Markers.

I began by coloring her body with E02, E01 and E000. For the age spots I used E57.

Her hair was colored with E29, E24 and E15 and her lips with R59.

Her pants were colored with YR16, YR14 and YR12. The earrings are YR16. The hat uses a combindation of E15, YR14, G99, G24 and YR12.

For her eyes I used G24 with V12 for the eyeshadow.

Her shirt and shoes were colored with B93, B91 and B95.

The cake was colored with E15, YR14, YR12 and YR000. The candles were colors with R33. YR14 amd YR16.

Her cheeks and glasses were colored with R83, G24, C1.

Once I finished coloring her, I cut her out and inked the edges with C1.

To create the card, I cut cardstock into a 5 1/2" square, then cut my striped pattern paper into a 5 1/4" square.  The top laer paper was cut into a 5" square. 

I used the largest Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die as the mat for my image, inking the edges with C1.    The image was then added to the oval with foam adhesives.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added black embossing powder. Cutting it, I inked the edges and placed it slightly behind the image.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper:  Creative Imaginations
Markers: Copic Markers
Dies: Spellbinders
Ink, Embossing Powder: Clearsnap

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Flyboy by Heather Peterson

Hello! Heather here again with another layout to share with you! This layout is commemorating my grandfather so I wanted a bit of a vintage feel. Most of the paper was printed with the Imagine.
I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo to give it more of a vintage feel.
I used the *brand new* Cricut Art Deco cartridge. It has some really cool vintage plane images that I thought would go great with this photo of my Grandpa on an airplane carrier in WWII. 
Another image from the Art Deco cartridge which also includes vintage cars, trains and boats.
I used a Spellbinders die with my Cuttlebut to cut these flags/pennants and again distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink. I glued some twine in a whimsical pattern with my Zig glue pen.
One last touch with this tag that says "thank you".
Thank you for stopping to see my project today! Please see my complete ScrapbookPal supply list below, and be sure to come by my blog- The Hunny Pot- for additional details!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Matey! by Jamie Cripps

Hi!  Jamie back with you and today I am sharing a project that I created for using my Cricut Imagine and the Buccaneer Cricut Imagine Cartridge!  My son was going to a birthday party and requested that I make a 'cool boy card'!  I thought what could be more cool than a Skeleton Pirate and a Treasure Chest!?  I put a couple layers of chipboard in the Treasure Chest (to add strength) and then placed a couple rolls of money and $5.00 worth of quarters!  It was a hit at the party! :)
Pirate Card and Treasure Chest Tutorial:

 1.  Using the Buccaneer Cricut Cartridge, select the Skeleton Pirate.

 2.  Select the "Happy Birthday Matey!" sentiment.
 3.  Click 'Next' to add both items to the screen.
 4.  Click on the Skeleton Pirate and then choose the pencil to edit.
 5.  Size to 4.0 and then click the 'Layers' icon at the top to separate the pieces.  Click 'Apply'.
 6.  Click on the sentiment then choose the pencil to edit.
 7.  Size to 2.5 and keep the images combined.  Click 'Apply' then click 'Next' on the main screen.
 8.  Follow the prompts on the screen and the printing will begin.
 9.  Once the printing completes, the cutting begins.
10. After cutting completes, remove the pieces and place a new 12x12 white paper on your mat.  Go back to the main screen and click 'Back'.
11. Remove all the cuts by hitting the 'Backspace' button.
12. Navigate to the Treasure Chest cut and add to the screen then click 'Next'.
13. Click on the Treasure Chest and then choose the pencil to edit.
14. Size to 10.5 and keep the image combined.  Click 'Apply' then click 'Next' on the main screen.
15. Follow the prompts on the screen and the printing and cutting will begin.
16. After cutting completes, remove the pieces and place a new 12x12 white paper on your mat.  Go back to the main screen and click 'Back'.  Remove all the cuts by hitting the 'Backspace' button.  Navigate to the Treasure Map cut and add to the screen then click 'Next'.
17. Click on the Treasure Map then choose the pencil to edit and change the paper to the plain paper as shown.  Size to 5.0 and leave combined.  Click 'Apply'.  Copy the item so you have two and then click 'Next' on the main screen and print/cut the items.
18. With your Treasure Chest cut, create creases on the bend areas as shown.
19. Place adhesive on the tabs that are folded in on the photo.
20. Fold the chest and adhere tabs as shown.
21. Apply adhesive to the middle tabs.
22. Carefully fold the large flaps over the middle tabs and adhere, curving the lid.
23. Your Treasure Chest should look like this on the inside.
24. And like this on the outside! :)
25. Take your two plain map papers and add Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the edges.  One piece adheres to the front of the card and the other to the inside.  Assemble card as shown using foam adhesive to pop up some of the pieces!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

#1 Dad by Penny Ward

                                                         dt 051612

Hello scrappy friends, it's Penny again today and I have a  Father’s Day card for you.  Where has the year gone already?!?
I had a blast making this card because I really couldn’t decide what to put on it (female cards are just so much easier to make :)  so I just kept adding to it. Hope you find some inspiration to make a card for your dad, grandpa, uncle, husband…..etc.

Let’s Make a Card…

Start with Kraft card stock as your base that is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. Cut a piece of heavy card stock just a bit smaller, stamp background, distress ink edges.  Cut a strip of blue card stock, use distressing tool along edges, lay it on an angle and attach to background piece, trim corners. Now attach to Kraft base.

                                                 dt 051612 closeup

Now lets start piling on the embellies…. Letters were cut from the Cricut Basics Font using patterned paper. The bread tag, flowers, wheelbarrow and sign were cut from the Walk in my Garden cartridge. Keys are fussy cut from the patterned paper.

Letters were distress inked as was the bread tag then added to card with foam adhesive. Keys were put together with an eyelet then attached to the card with a scrap of natural twine. Hand written “ luv u “ on sign. Wheelbarrow was attached to card while the flowers were inked, dry embossed and attached to wheelbarrow.
Liquid Pearls, Stickles and Mosiac Tiles were then added to give it some sparkle.

dt 051612 inside closeup
dt 051612 inside                         
Back of card was cut with Cricut Basics Font sized to 5 1/2 inches. Distress inked the edges, score a small section at the top of the number and attach only the small section to the base of the card back. ( I really hope that made since to you…this is why we have pictures for examples). Attach the number sign to back of base card after you distress ink the edges.

Lots to look at on this card. 

Let’s go Shopping:
Canson Watercolor Paper
Card stock – Kraft & Royal blue
DCWV card stock – Tradewinds
Cricut cartridge – Walk in my Garden
Crystal Stickers – Rust
Ranger products – Liquid Pearls – Platinum, Bisque, Peacock, Rouge, Buttercup, Enamel Accents – black, Stickles – Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Distress ink – Weathered wood, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, Distress Tool
Uni-ball Gel Pen – white
Natural Twine
Hero Arts stamp – Envelope pattern

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cricut Old West photo frame by Billie St Clair

 Hi Scrapbook Pal fans!  For today’s project, I’m finishing up with one final project from my daughter’s birthday party.  :-)
I made a quick & easy page to frame for her bedroom using a photo taken of her riding her cousin’s horse this summer.  I’m not sure if you can see the smile on her face, but she was totally in LOVE with riding.  Of course, now she wants her own horse, spurs, boots, etc, etc.  *sigh*

For this project, I used:
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll stop back by the Scrapbook Pal Design Team Blog to check out the rest of our DT’s upcoming projects! 
Until next time……….

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Take Time by Steph Ackerman

Good morning, Steph here with a card using the Art Nouveau cartridge. This is such a fun cartridge to work with. This cartridge is full of intricate images and corresponding layers. Selecting the Daffodil to work with, I decided to create a friendship card. All cuts were made based on a 6" Daffodil.

1. Begin by first inking the edges of a white card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Bundled Sage. With an ink blending tool, ink the foam and then ink the card. Starting at the outside edges, gently work the ink towards the center of the card, adding more ink as needed until your white card is now a light green.

2. Next, move to Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Crushed Olive. Working as noted above, just ink the outer edges with Crushed Olive to create a little contrast.

3. Starting with brown cardstock, cut the Daffodil shadow at 6".
4. Next, cut the main daffodil from dark green cardstock at 6".
5. The next layer was cut from light green cardstock using shift+daffodil2.
6. Lightly ink the light green stems with green ink, and gently fold the layer for dimension.
7. Adhere on top of the dark green stems with foam dimensionals.
8. Cut the flowers from yellow cardstock twice using shift+layer1+daffodil2.
9. Gently fold two flowers and ink with yellow ink.
10. Ink the other two flowers and adhere them to the stems.
11. Adhere the first two flowers on top with dimensional adhesives.
12. Cut the flower centers from white cardstock using layer2+daffodil2.
13. Ink with yellow ink and adhere in place.

14. Stamp the sentiment in brown ink.
15. Add brown embossing powder and heat set.
16. Cut to fit the card front, corner rounding the edges.
17. Mat with brown cardstock and adhere to the card front.

18. Once the card has been assembled, add Ranger Icicle Stickles to both yellow flowers. Allow to dry thoroughly before moving.

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