Monday, April 19, 2010

{ Retiring Cricut Cartridges }

Just a reminder...

Provo Craft just announced two more retiring carts, bringing the total to eight.

Retiring Solutions Cartridges:
Christmas Noel (sometimes referred to as "the Christmas Solutions Cartridge"
Sans Serif
Street Sign

Retiring Full Cartridges:
Paper Pups
Printing Press
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More

If you want any of these and don't have them, now would be the time to buy!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

{ Bloom }

I finally got the Walk in My Garden (WIMG) cartridge. I know...about time! Lookie what I did
with it:

I picked up this darling Imaginisce 'Flower Trails' patterned paper at my local Michael's...I know its from last year, but I didn't use it last year! From WIMG, I chose the Card feature, specifically a Card with the silhouette of a flower stem only (I don't have my manual handy but I can give specifics should anyone need them). I cut it at 10"(wide) X 7" (tall), so that when folded, it would fit my 5" X 7" envelope. I then cut the stem by itself (in green) so I could layer it over the silhouette stem cut on the Card, using 3-D dots.

I decided to make my own flower to go on my stem Card after seeing a tutorial for making paper flowers on THIS blog post by Tiffany. They are very easy and fun!

To incorporate the yellow from the envelope onto the Card, I adhered a piece of yellow cardstock onto the back of the front of the Card. See what I mean here:

I also scalloped a scrap of the Imaginisce pp and adhered it to the back flap of the Card. I love Spring!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

{ Hoppy Easter }

Since my last post dissed bunnies, today I am honoring bunnies everywhere!

I was perusing the amazingly inspirational SusieB's Card Gallery, looking for Cuttlebug ideas and found a Cricut idea instead...behold:

My Bunny head is from Doodlecharms (DC), which is an older cartridge but a must have. For one thing, it has the cutest.Spider.ever., but that's for another post!

I cut my Bunny large enough to take up the entire width of my A7 card. I really wanted the ears to "hang off" so, I made my card base 4.75" X 7" (I absolutely never think this far ahead usually). I trimmed off about 1/4" from the bottom of the bunny, so his nose would be right at the edge of the card. I used some SEI Velvet paper for both his nose and ears, but chalk, pink CS or pink glitter paper would work just as nicely. A cute touch that I also picked up from SusieB is using a white gel pen to make a little "twinkle" on the eyes, which are 3/4" circles punched from plain, black CS.

Now, also from SusieB, but from another project, feast your eyes on this:

Bunny Butt!

This view of my Bunny is also courtesy of Doodlecharms...its the snow globe, but a circle (trimmed at the bottom) would work just as well. I used ovals for the feet and Mickey & Friends for the paw prints. I bought a pink feather boa from Michael's and cut about 4", wound it in a circle and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

I lightly "Stickled" both the front and the back (Bunny only)...and viola'! Oh, and my coordinating envelope is last year's (I think) Imaginisce that I also picked up at Michael's!

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

{ Chicks Rule, Bunnies Drool! }

My second cartridge purchase (first was Wild Card) after buying my Baby Bug in 2008 was Mickey and Friends (MF). My sole reason for buying MF was for what I have come to refer to as "the Jalopy":

I cut the car, the shadow and the tires from MF. The Little Chickie, decked out in yellow glitter, is from the Easter 2010 cart and the flag is from Jubilee. When I saw this We R Memory Keepers 'Hippity Hoppity' patterned paper, I knew it would work perfectly for my idea!

I love that some of their patterned papers have four different patterns on the gives a choice of four built-in envelope liners! See the paper below:
I chose the polka section for my liner, but the others are equally cute and the choice is nice. I've noticed that some other manufacturers are doing this as well and I can't wait to try them!

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