Monday, November 29, 2010

Over The Hill-Wrap It Up

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I did. It was just my little family, my mom and my little bro. My husband cooked a delicious turkey and all the fixins'. And one of the best parts about having a teenage son is that he got to do the dishes!!! Yeah for me!

Anywho, here is the next set of cuts in the Wrap It Up cartridge handbook. It is on page 22. This cartridge is so versatile. This set of cuts is titled "Over the Hill". The first cut is the basic cut. It is cut at 5 inches, as are all its layers. I added some gems in the leaves.
The second thing pictured is the "Over the Hill" phrase cut. It is also cut at 5 inches. I cut the base in red and then the shift key in blue. Then I actually cut the tree top from the basic cut (in purple) to add to the top of this tree. It is not one of the layers for the phrase, but it fit pretty good. It is slightly big, but not noticeable from the front. Gems again here on the tree.
Third is the tag. It is cut at 4 inches. I cut the tag in blue. Then I cut the blackout for the tag in purple. I wanted a shadow for this tag, so I made my own. I used my Gypsy. First I "hid" all the holes on the tags so they wouldn't show when they were cut. Then I copied the blackout cut of the tag. Then I increased the size of the copied shape. I assembled the tag and then I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole through the middle of all 3 tags. I think the shadow looks like it belongs. I added some ink to the blue layer. I also added a red and a green gem to the leaf.
The next cut is the box. The max size for this on your Gypsy is 11.5 inches. I cut this in red. I assembled it and then stapled the sides of the boxes before I glued the tree sides up. I also added a purple square panel to the 2 sides that have trees. Those squares are not a part of the box cut. Again there are some gems on the leaves.
And last, but not least, the card. It is a card that is folded at the top. It is cut at 5 inches. It is not the most perfect card I have ever made, but I still like it. The scallop is from Mini Monograms. The tree/hill are relative to the size of the card. I covered the tree with Martha Stewart fine glitter. The red gems went on the side of the card this time. The tree is on pop dots.
I used the Marvy Uchida Glitter pen and American Crafts White pen for dots and glitz everywhere. TFL!
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cupcake-Wrap It Up

I got the Cricut Wrap It cartridge and it ROCKS!!!! I decided I am gonna' try and do each cut on every page as a set and post it on my blog. I will try and feature one page per week. I know that seems like a long time to go through a book, but with the Holidays coming up, and a family to take care of, I have my hands full!

So I am beginning at the beginning. Page 21 features the cupcake. Each page has basic cut, a layer for that cut, a phrase and shadow for that phrase, a box and an accent for that box (as the shift key), a tag (no shadow function) and a tag blackout (no shadow function).
I started with the box. It cuts at a max of 9.5 inches with your Gypsy or your Expression on fit to page. All the patterened paper for all the cuts is from K&Co. I added some acetate to the sides where the cupakes are so that it could hold some kind of treat. Otherwise, it will be kind hard to open and not hold much. I also cut some flowers from the paper and added pop dots to give some dimension to the top. Although it is hard to see, I used metallic paper for the cupcake accents from Core'dinations.
Next I did the cupcake. It is cut at 5 inches. The "asterisk" looking shapes on the cupcake wrapper are done with metallic paper and then I added little gems to each point. There is another layer that can be added to this cupcake, but I like it the way it is.
The card is next. It is super easy to put together. I cut it at 7.5 inches. I ran the wrapper part of the cupcake through my Fiskars crimper to make it look more real. I also added some ribbon to the side. All the paper on this is K&Co. or Core'dinations.
The tag is cut at 2 inches. I used the same ribbon as I did on the cupcake card. I used Core'dinations metallic paper for the base and the K&Co. paper for the top. I used one of the little side cupcakes from this cut and glued it in the middle and then popped another one on top of it.
Last, but not least, is the phrase. I really like how it looks, but you have to cut it at a good size or it rips. Also, the base is a blackout, not a shadow. So, if you don't line it up just right (like I didn', it looks a little funny. Oh well, it is still a way cute cut!
This was a great group of cuts to start with! TFL!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Golden Reindeer Christmas Card

Wow! I can't believe this is my 70th post! Life sure moves along fast. Anywho, the card base is a 5.5 inch square. I used a layer of tan cardstock and then a layer of patterned paper to top the card. I added some beautiful glittery ribbon around the edge of those 2 pieces of paper. On the bottom edge of the tan paper I used a Martha Stewart punch. I also use the same color paper on the inside and repeated the punching.
The reindeer is from Joys of the Season...of course cut on my I love my bug:) The frames behind the reindeer are cut from the Lacy Labels Lite cartridge. There are so many great shapes on this cartridge with so many great uses. I used flat backed pearls to accent the reindeer antler and the bottom of the card. It is a simple card, but I like it. TFL!