Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

This is the Christmas card I made for this year to send to family and a few friends. Utilizing large white blank 6 1/2 X 5 cards (Halcraft) I had a lot of fun using many different techniques. I used Provocraft Gypsy, Baby Bug Cricut, Expression and Cuttlebug machines. The small ornamental figures used on the inside of the cards were actually cut last year using the Gypsy and Baby Bug. With all my travelling last year I didn't have time to make cards, so I decided to use them this year.

Cardstock: The Paper Company 4 1/2 X 6, Provocraft Cuttlebug Lace Tree folder, Imaginisce I-Rock, Offray Ribbon, Punches: We R Memory Keepers Corner Round Punch and Crop-a dile

Clear Stamp: Sandylion, Ranger Embossing Ink, Martha Stewart Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Darice Heating Tool

Cardstock: A C Cardstock; Top Note(Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge) 2.5 X 1.86 and shadow 2.75 X 2.11, Clear Stamp: Inkadinkado, Ink: Tsukineko, Sakura Gelly Roll, Rangers Stickles and Glossy Accents

                                                                    Back of the card    
Provocraft Cuttlebug folder, Stamp:San Diego Designs by Henry, Ink: Tsukineko            

The following are the various images ( Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge) I added to the inside of the cards. They were enhanced using Rangers Glossy Accents and Stickles.

Adhesives: ATG, Zig 2 Way  and Popups(?)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Birthday Card for 12 Year Old

This is a card I made for a grandson who will be 12 years old tomorrow. I chose the colors of blue, brown and green for a My Pink Stamper challenge.

 The envelope was made using the Martha Stewart scoreboard. For the A6 card the printed paper rectangle( George), trumpet ( Paper Dolls for Everyday), basketball ( Sports Mania), shield ( Paper Doll Dress Up), Happy Birthday and numbers (Doodletype) were cut out using the Provocraft Gypsy, Cricut Expression and Cricut cartridges.

The edges of the card and shield were inked  using Ranger Distress Pine Needle ink. Ranger Glossy Accents was used to highlight the basketball.

Provocraft Cuttlebug and birthday folder were used to emboss the paper inside the card.
Paper and Cardstock: K & Company, A C Cardstock and Wausau; Adhesive: Glue Glide Pro, Zig-2-Way; Hemp: Darice Inc

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Musical Birthday Card

Today is my sister Carol's birthday. Her favorite color is green and she loves to write lyrics for songs. She has been writing lyrics since she was a teenager. Even though she has not had any success getting them set to music or published, this year at 60+ Carol decided to go to college for the first time to study music theory. I'm very happy and proud of her.

Using the Gypsy with George & Basic Shapes and Gypsy Wanderings cartridges, I designed an A6 card for her. The two layers, sentiment, musical notes and shadows were cut using the Cricut Expression . The envelope was made using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard. I have submitted this card to MyPink Stamper for her challenge this week.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basic ( base and the shadow); Wausau ( musical notes, Happy Birthday and inside card) and DCWV Latte Stack ( envelope), Paper: DCWV Christmas Combo Matstack and K & Company, Punch: Martha Stewart Swirling Lace, Cuttlebug and Folder Allegro, Ink: Ranger Distress Tea Dye, Adhesive: ATG; Zig 2-Way; GlueDot mini and Provocraft Terrifically Tacky Tape, Ribbon: Offray

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cards I Have Made in the Past Couple of Months

This is a card I made to thank the instructor I had for eight weeks to learn Italian before I went on a recent three week vacation in Europe.

Paper from scrap stash, Cardstock: A C Cardstock and The Paper Company, Cuttlebug  and Thanks folder, Martha Stewart Scoreboard, Hemp, Adhesive: Glue Glide Pro

One of my son-in-laws loves to read, so I thought this would be the perfect birthday card for him.

Cardstock: DCWV( blue 6 1/4 X 4 1/2; brown 5 3/4 X 4), envelope At Home, Paper: Tim Holtz idea-ology Lost & Found for the book, Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye, Provocraft: Gypsy, Cricut and  Cartridges Cursive 101(book) and Elegant Cakes(happy birthday), Adhesive: ATG and Zig 2-way, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scoreboard

This is a birthday card I made for one of my sisters. Her favorite color is red, so I had to use a lot of red for her card.

Cardstock: K & Company and A C Company, Punch: Martha Stewart Swirling Lace, Stamp: Technique Tuesday, Ink: Color Box, Rangers Stickles(Christmas Red and Yellow), Tools: We R Memory Keepers Chromper, Provocraft Cricut and Teardrop Cartridge. Adhesive: ATG, Zig 2-Way amd Pop Dots, Martha Stewart Scoreboard

Last week one of my granddaughters celebrated her 9th birthday. It was fun making this card for her and seeing her joy when she opened the envelope.

This card was designed using the Provocraft Gypsy. The little girl shape is from the A Child's Year cartridge. I took one of the shapes and flipped it than welded the two shapes togethter to form a shape card using the Gypsy. Than I welded the number nine from the Birthday Cakes cartridge to the cupcake. The Happy Birthday with balloons is also from the Birthday Cakes cartridge.

Cardstock and paper: A C Cardstock, K & Company, Ranger Stickes, Embossing: Fiskars Braids and Cuttlebug Distress Stripes were used with stylus for the hair texture and the cupcake wrapper, Ribbon: American Crafts,  Adhesive: Zig 2-Way, ProvoCraft Terrifically Tacky Tape, Martha Stewart Scoreboard

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Anniversary Card for Grandson

Two years ago my oldest grandchild was married to a very nice woman in San Diego. The bridal colors were a shade of grey and there was a pale yellow in the bouquets. The card was designed using the hand-held Gypsy.
Layers: Dark Grey 6 X 6
            Lt Grey  5.75 X 5.75 Cricut George & Basic Shapes cartridge
            Yellow 5.50 X 5.50 Embossed with Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade folder using Cuttlebug. Corners   
            are rounded using We R Memory Chomper(1/4"). Cricut George & Basic Shapes cartridge
Number 2 and font are Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge, they are embellished with Rangers Silver Stickles.   
Ribbon: Michaels Shades of Grey 

The sentiment is a Fiskars clear stamp that was stamped with Tsukineko Graphite Black ink on a scalloped rectangle cut with a Fiskars Shape Cutter. The rectangle edges were inked with Rangers Distress Weathered Wood Ink.

Martha Stewart scoreboard was used to make the 6 X 6 envelope using Wausau cardstock, The flap of the envelope is decorated with a Fiskars border punch.

Cardstock: AC Cardstock, Bazzill, Wausau
Adhesives: Glide Pro, Zig 2-way, Terrifically Tacky

Monday, October 11, 2010

Anniversary Card

This is a trifold card I made for my son and his wife for their 4th anniversary. For their wedding the maid of honor wore gold and the bridesmaids wore red. The card was designed using the Gypsy hand-held machine.

Trifold card was cut  using the Cricut Wild Card cartridge. The number 4 and the letters were cut using the Cricut Storybook cartridge. And the pointed square was cut using the Cricut Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. The pointed square was embossed using the Cuttlebug machine with Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder. Number 4 and the letters were embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The Autumn Leaves fabric flower was embellished with Rangers Icicles Stickles.

Martha Stewart Floral Vine border punch was used to decorate K & Company cardstock. Rangers Distress Fired Brick ink was used to ink the edges of the pointed squares and for the Fiskars stamped sentiment.


Cardstock: K & Company, The Paper Company
Adhesives: Popdots, Gluedots, Glide Pro
Cricut V1machine and 6 X 12 mat

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Anniversary Card

This is a card I made for my daughter Donna and her husband Edwin who will be celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary in a couple of days. Their wedding color was a dark green and her bouquet was pink and white cascading roses.

Front of Card

Inside of Card

This card on a card was designed using the Gypsy and cut using the Cricut v1(Baby Bug). The top card (3.74 X 2.965) came from the Cricut Don Juan Cartridge.

The dark green layer is Wausau Paper cardstock. The numbers 19 are from Cricut Elegant Cakes cartridge and they were welded together and to the sides of the oval in the card using Cricut George & Basic Shapes cartridge rectangles as anchors.

The light green layer is Coredinations Whitewash Cardstock. It was embossed using the Provocraft Cuttlebug and Divine Swirls embossing folder. It was lightly sanded using the Making Memories sanding block to reveal some of the green core. The corners were rounded using the We R Memory Keepers 1/4 corner punch. The oval leftover from the embossed layer was embossed using the Swiss Dots folder and sanded lightly, than it was glued to the darker layer to give contrast behind the numbers.

The under card( 5 1/2 X 4 1/4)  is The Paper Company Cardstock. The front edges were inked using Colorbox Fresh Green. The sentiment Technique Tuesday-Initially Yours The Little Words was stamped using Colorbox Fresh Green. The pink ribbon is from American Crafts Elements. The saying inside the card comes from Ultimate Card by Linda LaTourelle and the font used in Microsoft Works Word Processor is Lucida Handwriting.

The butterflies(1.43 X 0.76) were kiss cut using Cricut Picturesque cartridge and Cricut v1 from Coredinations cardstock used above. They were given some sparkle using Ranger Black Diamond and Icicle Stickles. They were glued to the card using popups( I don't know where they came from).

Adhesives used: Glide Pro, Zig 2-way, and GlueDots

Monday, August 16, 2010

Car Birthday Card

One of my grandsons will become 8 years old on Thursday. Ever since he was a wee little boy you could always find him with a hand full of matchbox cars wherever he went. So I decided to make him a car card for his birthday. The card was designed using the Gypsy and cut using the Cricut Expression.
Car--"Just Because" Cards
Birthday Blessings--George & Basic Shapes
Marcus--Cursive 101
Cardstock--AC Cardstock(red and blue) and Wausau Classics(sparkly silver)
Acetate--wrapper from cricut cartridges
Black Diamond Stickles--Rangers
Adhesives--2-Way and Xyron
Hemp #20
Washers--I bought them years ago when LSS had them on clearance.

Card Front

Card Back


Inside Card

Closeup of Card Inside

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Teaching a Daughter to Use the Cricut Expression and the Gypsy

A couple of weeks ago my daughter Deborah came for a long weekend visit. When she saw all the scrapbooking equipment and supplies I own, she wanted to learn how to use them. First she wanted to decorate her new netbook with vinyl cutouts. I had never used vinyl myself, even though I had recently bought two colors and transfer tape. With the help of the Gypsy using Birthday Cakes, Animal  Kingdom and Printing 101 cartridges she was able to nicely decorate her netbook. I must say the use of vinyl is very easy.

After decorating the netbook she was all excited, giggly and still feeling very crafty, so I suggested she make a card for one of her nephews whose birthday was coming up. Once again she used the Cricut Expression and Gypsy, but she also added learning how to use the Cuttlebug with Swiss dots and Spots & Dots folders. With the  Gypsy using the Birthday Cakes and George & Basic Shapes Cartridge she learned how to flip one of the dinosaur pieces and how to weld a rectangle from George between the feet of the two pieces. She learned how to score the rectangle using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard. The grass with cattails used was from Paper Dolls for Everyday. The Happy Birthday with balloons and number 8 were from Birthday Cakes. Marcus was from Cuttin' Up. The cardstock used is AC Cardstock. The card is  5.7 wide and 4.32 high. A 6X6 envelope was made using the Martha Stewart scoreboard. Adhesives used were Zig 2-way and Glue Dots. White gel pen and Zig red pen were used for the mouth.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Anniversary Card

My oldest daughter and her husband will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversay in early August. The wedding colors were lavender, so the card is shades of purple. I used the Gypsy to design the card, the Original Cricut to cut all the pieces and the Cuttlebug for embossing
Cricut Cartridges: Wild Card-Card


                            Elegant Cakes-Wishes, Happy Anniversary, 25

                            George and Basic Shapes-Frame base

Cuttlebug folder:Victoria

Cardstock:Wausau Classics


Sentiments:Linda LaTourelle

Font:Monotype Corsiva

Punches:Martha Stewart Optic dot border and corner

Adhesive:Zig 2-Way, Glue Dots


Front of Card

Inside of Card

Closeup of Front

Closeup of Front

Sentiment on Card