Thursday, January 5, 2012

Valentine’s Day Decor

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Holder front 1Holder side 1Frame front 1Holder back 1

     So Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and I wanted to make some fun d├ęcor.  I made this with my Cricut and several cartridges.  I used the new and fabulous Victorian Romance, Fancy Frames, Martha Stewart Everyday Cakes, and CTMH Art Philosophy cartridges.  I cut all the base pieces of the frame with a light weight chipboard.  I covered the frame part with a piece of K&Co. patterned paper.  I used the same (double sided) paper to make the flowers from the CTMH AP cartridge and added a pearl in the middle.   I also added some gold smooch ink to the edges of the flowers.   I wrapped the frame with some gold twine and inked the edges with red rose Cat’s eye ink. 

     I wrapped the frame holder with gold twine.  I sponged it with ink and sprayed it with glimmer mist.  I designed the frame holder on my Gypsy and decided to leave out all the tiny pieces on this design to make it easier to cut.  I added some ribbon and another flower to the front.  The “Be Mine”  is from the Martha Stewart cart.  I added gems to all the corners.

The adorable little clown is from the new Victorian Romance cart.  I cut it at 2 inches and it cut great!  I added craft plastic to the frame to make it more real.  I also added a back layer and put pop dots between the front and back layer for dimension.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Thank You Flower Tri-Fold

front with flower

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inside flap 1

flower close up

People were so very generous to us this Christmas.  I wanted to make some thank you notes to send out for the gifts our family received.  I made six notes like this one.

Card formula:

Base-A six pack of cards/envelopes from Michaels.  They are a beautiful tri-fold card with an eyelet flower cut into them.

Patterned Paper-DCWV and K and Co.


Flower-homemade from an EK Success punch and a medium scallop punch. I added a brad to the middle.  Then I added a glitter shape to the top.

"Thank You”-cut using my Cricut and Cindy Loo cartridge.

Thanks for looking!