Thursday, June 28, 2012

Father’s Day Mini Album by Billie St Clair

Hello there!

Billie here from Billie’s Scrappetique with a sneak peek of a father’s day mini album I’ve been working on.  I AM NOT typically a grungy, distressed type of crafter……but I had SO much fun making this album!  I got super inky fingers and as I was getting my fingerprints all over everything, I just kept telling myself it’s SUPPOSED to be a dirty, grungy, distressed book.  LOL

So, here is the cover:
Fathers Day Cover

I inked and Stickled, and Crackled and Spritzed and Inked………and repeated.  So…much…fun!  :-)
Here are the awesome, awesome products I used on this project! 



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you have any questions or want to stop by my blog, I’d love to hear from you!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Congratulations by Steph Ackerman

Good morning, Steph here with another fun project.   I chose to work with 3 Birds on Parade. It's such a cute cartridge, full of fun images centered around a bird theme. With graduations on the horizon, this cute little guy was perfect to use in creating a card and matching gift bag.
The graduation birds were cut at 4 1/2" from black, blue and yellow cardstock. Once assembled, they were mounted on a brown shadow.
The sentiment was cut at 1 1/2" from yellow cardstock and mounted on it's black shadow.
The sentiment was added to the card front with foam adhesives for a 3 dimentional look.

The tassel was cut from yellow cardstock and added to the cap. Using the shadow bird, I cut a tag at 2 1/2" from brown cardstock and another one at 2 1/4" from yellow cardstock. They were tied to the handle with twine.

This is a close-up of the graduation bird.

Friday, June 22, 2012

I hide...Now you seek by Heather Peterson

Hello! It's Heather Peterson from The Hunny Pot again and today I have a layout to share with you! I had some cute photos of my fur-baby "hiding" underneath a portion of quilt that was overflowing from the bed. Here it is:

All of the paper (except the 12x12 kraft base) was printed on my Imagine using the Blossom cartridge. I LOVE the Imagine. With layouts like this, where you have many different pieces, it makes it SO seamless. You know all the patterns on the cartridge will coordinate so it takes out the guesswork or worry about using pieces that don't match. Here is a close up of some of the layering:
There are 5 different patterns in this section. The scalloped circles are one of the images that come loaded onto the Imagine machine. I used my Scotch ATG to adhere them to the page, but some of the little scallops wanted to stick up a little bit. I just used my Zig glue pen to get under it and put them back in their place!
I cut the title from the Type Candy cartridge also using the Imagine. I filled the letters in with coordinating colors from the cartridge's palette, then did the same with the shadow feature. So nice to not have to look through my stash to find matching cardstock! I then mixed in some letter stickers for added interest. I like to use my Xyron sticker machine when adhering letters to my page- it is the easiest way to get those little pieces onto the page!
I cut more scallop circles at 4", 3" and 2" (2 each) in 6 different patterns. I layered them, offset and a little off the page and then added a wooden button and some baker's twine, adhered with a glue dot.
Lastly I took 3 more strips from the patterns I had printed and ran one piece through a lacy border punch.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Birthday by Jamie Cripps

Hi, it's Jamie again and I am just in love with the Buccaneer Cricut Cartridge!  All of the images are just amazing and so detailed!  Today I am sharing a Birthday card featuring the little pirate fish!
1.  Add the pirate fish image.
2.  Add the red flag image then click 'next'.
3.  Click on the pirate fish image then click on the pencil to edit.
4.  Change the size to 3.5" then choose the 'layers' tab.  Click 'apply'.
5.  Click on the red flag image then click on the pencil to edit.  

6.  Change the size to 3.5" then click 'apply'. 
7.  On the main screen, click 'next'.
8.  Follow the prompts on the screen.
9.  The machine will print then cut the items.

Using a 5x7 white cardstock base, score 1/2" lines on all sides on the front of the card.  Ink around the edges with black ink.  Adhere the cuts as shown, using foam adhesives on the layers.  Add the stickers then tie the twine as shown.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

4th of July by Penny Ward


                                                     july 4tha

Hello my scrappy friends, Penny here again today and I am featuring a 4th of July card. If you live in the United States, there is no better color combination than Red, White & Blue. This will be a great card to send to a friend or family, but why not visit your local Retirement community and give it to a Veteran. They would really appreciate the card and the visit. So…………….

Let’s Make a Card

Start with a card base cut from Red card stock at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.
Cut a piece of white card stock just a bit smaller than the base. Using an ink blusher (sponge applicator) swirl red and blue ink around the card stock until you have your desired effect. Attach to card base.

                                                     july 4th background

With the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge you will want to cut a 4th of July frame from blue card stock that measures just a bit smaller than the base. Attach to card base. Cut another frame from patterned paper. Now alter this cut out of patterned paper so you only have the 4th of July part. Attach this on top of the blue frame with foam adhesive as shown.

july 4th dimension

Using the same Cricut cartridge cut fireworks from blue, red, and glitter card stock. Add Stickles as desired.
Glue two fireworks to base and attach two fireworks with foam adhesive.

july 4th fireworks

Finish the card by applying faux stitching lines around the perimeter of the card and adding coordinated 
buttons as shown.

july 4th

I hope you will come back and visit again real soon for new ideas and inspiration.

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