Thursday, December 30, 2010

Candle Birthday Card - Sentimentals

I got a new card making magazine today and was inspired to make some cards. Here is the first. The base card is cut from the Sentimentals cartridge using the Cricut and my Gypsy for sizing. The candles are made by cutting paper to the size you like and then rolling and glueing at one end. I used some mini ric rac for the wic's. For the candle flames I used a leaf cut from the Walk In My Garden cart on the blackout feature. Then I added bling on the flames. I tied the candles together with some ribbon. I lined the inside with some matching paper and a "happy birthday" stamp. TFL!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Simple Peony Card-Picturesque and Smiley Face

This is a way simple and easy card to make. I created it with my Gypsy, Cricut Picturesque cart, George and Basic Shapes cart and digital Smiley Face cart. The card is cut at 4.75 inches. It is from the Smiley Face cart. I cut the card from a beautiful pearlescent paper from a K & Co. stack. It is double sided. I thought it may be hard to write a message on, so I cut the card a second time on a less "slick" paper. I cut it on my Gypsy and when I did this time I used the "hide contour feature" to hide the circle. Then I used the George cart to cut a bigger circle. The reason for this is so that this paper can't be seen from the front. I only used the bottom half of the card inside because I really liked the double sided paper that was already there for the top.
The peony is from Picturesque and is cut using the framework feature. This is one of the very reasons I wanted this cart. It is amazing! The truth is, I always thought this cut was a rose, until I read the booklet, then I found out it is truly a Anywho, it is cut at 2.75 inches. Then I used the basic cut for the background and glued the framework and basic cut together. I put it on pop dots and put it in the center of the card. I added some ribbon around the bottom and is done! TFL!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Flower Hedgehog - Cricut Wildcard and Promarkers

Promarkers are all the rage right now. They are a professional marker that blend so beautifully. I really wanted some. So, for our 17th wedding anniversary, my great dh got me a bunch! I am so blessed!
I was definately very inspired by the blog. I decided to make a card to start testing out my new markers. But, of course, I will never abandon my "bug" (aka Cricut) so I used them on this card too. The hedgehog and flowers are a woodblock rubber stamp. I colored it in with my Promarkers on my paper and then used a circle cutter to cut it out. I cut out the doily card from the Cricut Wildcard cart at 5.75" on pink cardstock. Then I cut out 2 other other circles from the George cart for layering. I used chalk in around several of the edges. I also used my white pen around the edge of the card. I added Prima flowers to the right, bottom corner. TFL!