Friday, August 28, 2009

Hello Ladybug-SCAL and Stamping Solutions

Hello Everyone! Many parts of this are a wonderful design file from Card-I-ology Creations by Tina Mansfield. There are so many great layers to this file. The parts that I have included in this card are: the ladybug, her wings, the leaves and the card base. There are also more layers included with the file. I just decided to make my ladybug extra large, so I used a few less pieces.
The card base is made from a K & Co. paper pad called Wild Saffron. It is a double sided paper and it has a good, thick quality to it. I cut the lady bug in three layers. The base is a light brown cardstock. The first set of wings is one side of the patterned paper. The top layer of wings is cut from Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock. I pulled it all together with a brown polka dot brad. I added some googley eyes for fun. I went aroun the edges of the outer wings with a brown pen so they wouldn't get "lost" on the card. I also added glitter pen around all the bug edges and white dots here and there. I thought she still needed some bling so I put some yellow gems in her wing holes. The ribbon is a sheer lime green polka dot. I put a Making Memories staight pin through the middle of the bow. The leaves are cut from Canson Effects Iridescent paper.
On the inside I added a lining that was slightly smaller than the card. I used the Slice (Noteworthy Design Card) to cut photo corners from leftovers of the patterned paper (this time from the front side of the paper). The cute lemon looking shape and the word Hello are from the Cricut cart Stamping Solutions. I added some white dots here and there and some gems for some bling. TFL!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Boil, Boil, Toil N Trouble Wood Gift Bag

This is my first creation as a member of Card-I-ology. I am really happy and excityed to be a member of this Creative Team! You can find this file here:
It comes in AI,GSD,KNK,SCUT,SVG,WPC formats.
So, now for what I did. The bag is a cute little wooden bag that I found at Michael's. It was $1. I thought it would make an adorable size to give as a teacher gift full of candy at Halloween. The bag comes unfinished so I gave it 2 coats of black paint. While that was drying I cut and put my file together. It is cut with the Cricut machine and SCAL program. The shadow layer of the file is is cut with American Craft AC Specialty Paper-Foil. The top layer is cut with K & Co. Halloween Specialty Paper pack by Tim Coffey. The witch's cauldron and stirrer for the cauldron are glitter paper from last year's DCWV Fall Glitter mat stack. The green "brew" and bubbles from it are just a carstock I had in my scraps stash. I used glue dots to put it all together. They stick really well to wood. I added ribbon to the bottom and one of the handles for some flair. TFL!


I am so excited to announce that I have become a Creative Team member of Card-I-ology Creations by: Tina Mansfield. She has created some wonderful files that are available over at Stay tuned for my first creation with one her great designs!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Contest At JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner

There is a great contest going on over at Juju Bees Scrapbook Corner and it is ending tomorrow and I just found out about it! Here is the link:

You have a chance to win the new Everyday Paperdolls cartridge for the Cricut. This one is definately on my wish list!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Going Batty Cut File

This is what the "bats" look like when I put them together. They are make exclusively with the Jubilee cartridge and the Design Studio Software. They are made simply with the holly leaf cut and the blackout shadow of the "o" welded together.
I also made a second layer with a shadow for each size and a layer with a head/face that was slightly smaller that can be placed on top of the bat.

This is what the preview page looks like. On the smallest size bat (1") there are small cuts in the middle. I could not zoom in enough in the middle to hide those contours. That is part of the reason I made the extra faces to put on top. After I put the bats together I really liked how the extra layer looked on the bats.

If you have any questions about Design Studio or would like my "Batty" file, please feel free to email me at Thanks for looking. I would love your feedback!

Going Batty Scalloped Gatefold Card

It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Halloween. There are not alot of cuts on the Cricut for Halloween, so I decided to see what I could "make" on my own with Design Studio. And the bats are what I came up with. They are super simple. I made them with the Jubilee cartridge. I will show what I did in my next post.
The card itself was cut with the Cricut and SCAL. It is a scalloped gatefold card. It from a svg file I got at I layered each side of the card with K & Co. patterned paper that was framed with some green cardstock. The middle die cuts are 2 scalloped ovals. They are Spellbinders nestabilities. This is my first set of these and I totally love them!
The bats are created in 2 sizes and shadowed. I also created and extra head/face to give them depth. They faces are on pop dots, as are most of the bats. I also added a batty charm around the scalloped oval with some sewing floss. Around the border of the bottom I added some K & Co. pumpkin paper ribbon.
On the inside I added patterned paper to the sides. It is the flip side of the front paper. It is from a K & Co. paper pad. They have some really great Halloween goodies!
All of the words are from the Slice Design Card Spook Alley. It Rocks! It has a couple of flaws in the shadowing that I have contacted the company about. But, I am sure they with fix them right away. They are a really great company to deal with.
And so my Halloween creating continues..............I can't wait to make more!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Halloween Skull Card

The Spongebob Cricut cart has some great gems on it! One of them that I found was this skull. It is a great cut for Halloween. I have also found that I really like Core'dinations paper line.
For this card I used a K & Co. Halloween paper pad for the patterned paper. I backed that with a purple-ish frame. I cut a few sizes of circles (sorry, I cant' remember what sizes ): ). The skull is from the Spongebob Squarepants cart. It is one of the feature keys and doesn't have a shadow feature, so I used Design Studio and made my own shadow. It is not a perfect shadow, but it worked for what I needed. I used Core'dinations Black Magic paper behind the skull and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder and then sanded it so the purple under the black could be seen.
The smaller circle is cut on the Cricut and then embossed with Cuttlebug from the set called "Stitched Circles" and sanded. The "Happy Halloween" is cut with SCAL.
The crows on both the front and back are from the MM Slice card Spellbound. On the front I cut the crow 3 times and layered one on top of the other to make it look thicker. The ribbon is from Target.
On the inside I just used a matching purple cardstock and used the Martha Stewart Spiderweb corner punch to give it a little pizazz.
On the back I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch and then layered with a matching piece of patterned paper. I added a matching circle and crow to finish it off. TFL!