Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cricut Imagine card by Billie St Clair

Billie here with a super simple Cricut Imagine birthday card.  I printed the kite and sky layers with my Cricut Imagine, added some faux stitching with my black Millennium Pen, added the Happy Birthday sentiment, inked it with Spiced Marmalade and adhered it with Glossy Accents
For this project (click photos for direct link to products):
image 42-05002__31332_zoom  Millenium Pen Pink Stamper Fancy Phrases Glossy Accents
Thanks for stopping by today!  :-)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Summer Party Time by Steph Ackerman

Good morning, Steph here with a really fun project.

It's summer and it's time for a party - and doesn't a party need it's own set of awesome ideas (besides the food, I mean).  Let's talk invitations, placecards and wine charms.   Check out this collection!!

Let's start with the invitation
I used black, green and white Bazzill cardstock and Creative Imaginations pattern paper.  
The watermellon shape layers were cut from the Just Because Cricut Cartridge at 7 3/4".
To make the watermellon more lifelike, I took a "bite" out of the top layer with a Spellbinders dies.
"You're Invited" was cut from the Calligraphy Cartridge.

Rather than adding invitation details (which you can easily do) I chose to create the words you see here from the Plantin Cricut cartridge using Bazzill cardstock and Creative Imaginations pattern paper.   Then I punched a hole in the upper left corner and added some ribbon and twine which allows the watermellon to swing out.

Now that the invitation was complete, I decided to create place cards
Using white cardstock, I cut each place card 2" x 4" and scored them in half to create 2" x 2" place settings. 
The watermellons were cut as shown above, but at on a smaller scale  at 3".
The names were cut from Plantin at 1 1/2".

I think I had the most fun with the wine charms.   Once I figured out how to let the guests distinguish their glass from the others, I cut the watermellons at 2", punched a hole in the corner and added different colors of Twine.  The assorted colors of Twine will help your guests remember which glass is theirs!

I had a lot of fun creating these party element.  Just think of what you can do for your next party.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Gift Bags from Scrapbook Paper by Jamie Cripps

Hi!  It's Jamie back with you and today I am going to show you how to make gift bags using scrapbook paper you already have in your stash!

For this tutorial you will need:
12x12 Score Board 
3 sheets of 12x12 paper per bag
 1.  Score the first 12x12 piece of paper at 2-1/2" (this will be the bottom of the bag) and then turn your paper and score each side at 2" from each edge.
 2.  Pinch each of the corners together and crease.
 3.  They should look like this photo.
 4.  Do steps #1 and #2 for the second piece of 12x12 paper.
 5.  Using 1/2 Scrappy Tape, place a strip along the bottom of one of the papers.
 6.  Then place Scrappy Tape in the corner folds of the same bag.  
 7.  Press the corners down and remove the tape backing then set aside.  This will be your bottom  part of the bag.
 8.  Place Scrappy Tape on the corners of the second piece of the bag.
 9.  Place Scrappy Tape along the edge of each side of the second piece of the bag.
10. Place the second piece on top of the first piece.
11. Then line up the side pieces so the bag is square.
12. Pinch the top edges together, creating a small crease on each side.
13. Your bag should look like this photo now.
14. Using the Crop-A-Dile, punch a large hole in each pinched area as shown.
15. Your bag should look like this photo now.
16. Pull your ribbon through the bag.
17. Do this for both sides.
18. Tie a knot on the backside of each.
19. With the third piece of 12x12 paper, cut three 6x6 squares.  This will be used as filler for the bag.
20. Stuff the 6x6 squares in the bag as shown.
21. Embellish the bag with stickers.
22. I also decorated a 12x12 box so that it would coordinate with my gift bags.  I used the 1/2" Scrappy Tape along each edge and put a couple strips in the middle, then removed the tape backing and adhered it to my box.
23. Decorate the box and bags as desired!

Supplies used:
Pattern Paper: Let's Party Pyramid Pad (Momenta)
Adhesive: 1/2" Scrappy Tape 
Stickers: Let's Party Collection (Momenta)

I love how easy these bags are and how I can coordinate the entire gift from the card to the presents...and I am able to use up some of my stash (which just means I have made room to buy more)!  Off to ScrapbookPal.com I go to shop!  :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sand between our toes… by Penny Ward

Hello scrappy friends….. Penny here today with a fun album to make with your Cricut and whatever embellishments you have sitting on your craft table gathering dust. I challenge myself once in a while to clean off my craft table by using the embellishments I have piling up there  ( I know you have a pile on your table also, so don’t deny it).  
My grandson had his first trip to the beach, and I wanted to make a small album for his mom and dad. This cute little album has pictures as well as space for journaling.

Get out your Cricut and your glue and let’s make a fun picture book.

briefcase 2

1) Using the Stand and Salute cartridge, I cut a briefcase/suitcase at 6 1/2 inches from white card stock. Shadow is a bit larger and also from white card stock. Inside trim for briefcase is a bit smaller and cut from Kraft cardstock.
(you will want to cut two of each of these for a front and back of your album )

 Briefcase was inked until I had the desired effect I wanted.
 Assemble together, faux stitch and punch 2 small holes on long side for tying together.

briefcase 3

2) Using the Cricut, you will want to cut out a name for your album, ink and attach to front piece.
 (I welded my letters for easier attaching).

3) Cut thick patterned paper at 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 for your pages. Line up with front and back cover and punch holes for tying all together.
(I glued two pages together from different patterns to make the page really sturdy).

briefcase 4

4) Attach photos and embellishments as desired.

Be sure to visit ScrapbookPal for all your scrapbooking and cardmaking needs. They have all the newest colors of Memento inks like those featured in this album.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Birthday by Billie St Clair

Billie here, bringing you a “Happy Birthday” card using several amazing products from Scrapbook Pal.  I’ve had this cartridge since November and I think this is the first time I’ve used it!  Sadly, I have several cartridges like that, but I hope to change all that in the coming months!  I’m totally loving this Forever Young Cricut cartridge, so I suspect you’ll be seeing more projects from this cartridge!!  ;-)
This card came together so easily, and while not my typical “clean & simple” style, I absolutely love the finished card!  Hey, even my 17-year-old who is critical of EVERYTHING liked it!  Now THAT is impressive!  LOL
Products used (click photo to be taken directly to product):

42-05002__31332_zoom Labels Four
 Walnut Stain Spellbinders Rectangles Small
 Spellbinders Scallop Rectangles Small Sew Easy Floss Brown
Pink Stamper Fancy Phrases
Glossy Accents
As always………………….thanks for stopping by today!!