Friday, April 29, 2011

More Nursery Tails Cards

I love this cartridge! LOL Every time I look at it I come up with another card idea.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Paper flower wreath

Good Morning!
This week SweetSassyDiva asked her DT to make a home decor project and I played along this week too. I've never done anything like this before, having only been doing scrap-booking, card making and word books for a few years. I think it took me longer to think out the project then to actually do it! lol

I started with a wreath form from Joann's~ with a coupon it was about $3.50. This way if it didn't work I wasn't out much!

I then took 1.5" purple ribbon and wrapped it around the wreath form. Still not knowing if this would work or not, I only scotch taped it on. :) {Please excuse the very dirty table, as soon as it warms up I will clean all the glue off of it!}

I used 3 different carts for the flowers: Serenade, Pagoda and Sweet Treats. All the flowers with lose petals (not glued down) I ran my thumb nail over them to give them a slight curl.

The large flowers with the blue base were cut from Serenade at 2 3/4, 2 1/2, 2 1/4 and 2. For the smaller flowers, still from Serenade, they were cut at 1 3/4. I used stickles and a white gel pen on some of them.

For the large flowers with the pink base, I used Pagoda. The large were cut at 2 3/4, 2 1/2 and 2 1/4. The small ones with the dark pink base were cut at 1 3/4. The yellow ones were cut at 1.3, .9 and .6 on my imagine. The blue one, also cut on the imagine was cut at 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.5.

After I took these pictures, I went and used Viva Decor violet pearl pen to add purple dots.

For the large flowers with the purple base, I used Sweet Treats. They were cut at 2 1/5, 2 1/4, 2 and 1 3/4. The smaller flowers were cut at 1 3/4. I added yellow stickles to some of the centers.

I used Picturesque for the leaves. For the large flowers the leaves were cut at 2 3/4 and for the small flowers they were cut at 2. On almost all of the leaves I cut out the center leaf and used it elsewhere on the project.

The butterflies were cut from Sentimentals at 1.7 and 1.5

That brought me to the fun part... using the hot glue gun with 3 cats!! 1 of them is fearless and will stick her nose in everything she shouldn't. Not much different than my kids when they were little! LOL

FYI ~ the scotch tape I used on the ribbon worked just fine!! For those of us who can't make all those pretty 3D paper flowers (I hope I'm not the only one!!), these are a great alternative. Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Leftover flowers and a Frame

I am doing a project for SweetSassyDiva, due this Sunday, April 24th. While working on that project, I had some leftover flowers. I also have my favorite picture of my In-Laws that my parents took 2 years ago when they went to Texas to see them.

I've never altered a frame before and I learned a few things doing this one. The most important being: if you going to put a frame anywhere but a wall, make sure your items don't go below the frame surface!! LOL Opps!!

The flowers are from Serenade, Sweet Treats and Pagoda, cut at 1 3/4. The leaves are from Picturesque, cut at 2. The butterfly is from Florals Embellished, cut at 2". Of course I used stickles, a white gel pen and my new favorite ~ a violet Viva Decor Pearl Pen, and Glossy Accents.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Easter Card

I actually had all my Easter cards done (it's been a long winter lol), but I love this bunny from the Nursery Tails Imagine cart, so I had to make another card! He was cut @ 3, True size. I added a left over bow from the Easter 2010 cart. The butterflies were cut @ 1.5, True size. I added stickles to the body and glossy accents to the wings. The grass was also cut with the Easter cart and stretched in Design studio. The Happy Easter is leftover, so I'm not sure on the size of that. The trellis is from StoryBook, cut @ 1, also a leftover.

On the inside of the card I used the other butterfly, the bunny cut @ 1 True size and flipped. The lined paper and border were cut @ 4 True size with some green ribbon added.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Florals Embellished Bird

Another favorite cartridge is the Florals Embellished. The bird is cut @ 4 and is found on page 63. I used stickles (of course! lol) and my white gel pen to add details. It is a very simple card, the only thing that took time was for the stickles to dry. :)

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nursery Tails Bunny

I'm loving the Nursery Tail cartridge for the Imagine! This is just a simple card I made from pieces I cut out while playing with the cartridge. I'm sorry, but I don't have any of the sizes. I do write them on the back in pencil when I'm just playing around with the images, but this card came together so fast I forgot to write them down. lol

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Left over scraps

I took some of the left over scraps from the book I made for my MIL here and made some simple cards. By the way, my MIL loved her book!! Anyway, the cards are basic A2 cards with ribbon.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rosette flower for Mother's Day #2

Good Morning!

I made another rosette flower for my Mother In Law for Mother's Day.

I used a 1 x 12 inch strip of green and white paper scoring it every 1/2 inch.
I hot glued a 1 inch circle to the top and bottom to hold it together. (See previous post for more detail on how to make these)

I took a pink button and tied on bow of pink twine.

I hot glued that to the top of the flower. I then took some organdy ribbon and created three loops and attached it to the back. (I stapled the loops together since no one will see the backside.) I then took 3 pieces of different colored ribbon, folded them over and attached them to the backside also.
I used the Florals Embellished cartridge (page 58) and cut 4 "leaves" @ 2.25 in blue, 2.0 in pink, 1.75 in green and 1.5 in white. I cut 1 piece of patterned paper 4 x 5.25 and 1 piece of solid blue paper at just under 4.24 x 5.5. I attached it all to A2 size pink card stock.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nursery Tails cards

I was super surprised yesterday when my order (Nursery Tails) came from Custom Crops! I was surprised because I ordered it on Friday morning around 8:00 am! I don't think next day delivery is the norm, but I was thrilled anyways!! Whenever I get a new cart I try to always make some test cuts. I took those cuts and made cards out of them last night.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rosette flower for Mother's Day

I know the Rosette flowers have been around for awhile, but this is the first time I've made one. I started out with a 1 X 12 strip of paper.

I scored every 1/2 inch and then folded it accordian style.

When I opened it up, I used red tape and put the two ends together. I made sure I had a hill on one side and a valley on the other. That way when I put them together no seam showed.

From this shape you push in the top until it lays flat. (For those who haven't made any of these, you'll understand once you start to do it. I can't explain it very well lol)

I cut 2 1 inch circles to hold everything together and then hot glued them on.
That's all there is to making these! I made a few of them in different sizes, but only took pictures doing the blue one.
For this card, I used a 3/4 inch strip of green and white patterned paper. (I didn't take a picture of that one either, sorry. I made several flowers while teaching myself how to do this and I didn't take pictures of everything.)

I cut the bird and all it's layers at 3 1/4 inches from the Florals Embellished cartridge on page 63. The stem is from Walk in My Garden, but it was something I had cut week ago and I don't remember the size. I used my white gel pen to the neck and tail area, a sticker and stickles, of course!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More Sympathy Cards

The last time I made sympathy cards I did it because I had 2 people request them. I did up about 25 of them. I went to go get one this morning when I heard a friend's brother died and I was shocked... I didn't have a single one left! LOL You would think I would have kept atleast one or two for myself. :) So I spend this morning making more cards. Since my gypsy died and is traveling to Utah, I did all the same design. I used a standard easel card (4.25 X 11), the cross cut @ 4 using the Easter cart, 50 states for the flower cut @ 2.5 and I used wildcard for the "with sympathy" cut @ 2 real dial size. I added gems, stickles and a white pen to finish them off.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Exploding Box

I've seen these boxes all over the internet, so I decided to figure out how to make one. I used a 12x12 sheet of white paper and scored at 4 and 8, turned the sheet and scored at 4 and 8 again.
I cut out each corner.
For the inside of the box, I cut 5 dark rose squares @ 3.75, 4 white square @ 3.5 and the DCWV The four Season Stack patterned paper @ 3.25, inking around the edges on the top two layers. For the center square I embossed the dark rose paper. I cut out the image and background in rose and white respectively from Straight from the Next at 3.5. I hot glued the rose and leaves in the center. The roses and leaves are Recollections collection, Boutique Fleur.

For the outside of the box, I cut the dark rose paper @ 3.75 and embossed them. The heart shaped cuts are also from Straight from the Nest, @ 3.5.
I hot glued the roses to the center of each square.

To make the lid, I used a 6x6 piece of white paper, scoring @ 1 and 5, turning the paper and scoring @ 1 and 5 again. Just like the box I cut off each corner. I cut another dark rose square @ 3.75 and added the same image as the bottom inside of the box, cut @ 3.5. To keep the lid together, I used some pink craft ribbon (sorry I forgot to measure it!) and glued it all around the sides. I finished the top of the lid the same way I did the sides, with the exception of adding some little brads to it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tri Shutter ~ Tie The Knot

I just received the Tie The Knot card from my Cricut Rewards points and had to make the corset! The first one I made was a tri shutter card. I started out with a black base (sorry, I didn't take a picture of that!) cut @ 12 X 5.5. I scored it at 2, 4, 8 and 10. I picked the paper from the DCWV LA CREME stack. The two end pieces were cut @ 4 X 5.5 each. I laid the piece over the base and on the back side traced where I needed to cut the center out. I did that for the front and the back and then glued them down.

The center piece was cut just under 2.5 X 8 and the top and bottom pieces were cut @ just under 4 X 1.5.

The corset was cut @ 4.75. I took the buttons (leftovers from the cut) from the sparkly black paper and pop dotted them on. I added gold ribbon and placed it so it would show when the card was closed.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tie the Knot ~ Exploding box

I went with a 3 X 3 box, using 3 in squares welded together. For the lid, after cutting it out I took a MS hearts border punch and went around all the edges. For the inside I used different words and their shadows. I used the heart @ 2.5 along with some pink stickles.

For the outside, I used some patterned paper cut @ 2.75 X 2.75.

On the lid I used a heart and layers cut @ 2.5 and added a ribbon around the sides.