Thursday, March 28, 2013

Butterfly Birthday Card

This week my granddaughter-in-law is celebrating a birthday. This card is 6 X 6 inches.


The three inch butterfly and layer were found on the Cricut Picturesque cartridge( page 65). The paper used for the top layer of the butterfly is DCWV that I had in my scrap stash. It is a piece of paper that I considered to be ugly from one of the stacks. As you can see once it was cut as a butterfly, it is quite beautiful. The lower layer of the butterfly is also DCWV that was also in my scrap stash. The two layers of the butterfly are adhered together only in the area of the body, so the wings of the upper butterfly could be lifted to give it more life. Martha Stewart pearl stickers were used to embellish the butterfly.
All edges of the card and cuttings have been inked. The edges of the main card base were first distressed with a distressor before being inked.
For years I have owned a handheld sewing machine, so I decided to use it for the very first time on the mat under the butterfly.
SUPPLIES:Cardstock-DCWV, AC Cardstock; Machines-Provocraft Expression, Singer Sew Quick; Cartridge-Provocraft Picturesque; Ink-Colorbox; Tools-Tim Holtz Distressor; Adhesive-Zig 2 Way, ATG, Glue Dots; Stamps-Recollections; Other-Ribbon(International Greetings USA), Pearls(Martha Stewart Pearl Stickers)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Blue Tow Truck Birthday Card

My youngest grandson celebrated his 8th birthday this week, so I made this tow truck birthday card for him.


This shaped card was made from the Cricut Nate’s ABCs cartridge(page 35) with the “birthday” from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge(page 27) weld onto the hook using the Provocraft Gypsy and cut using the Provocraft Expression. It is a large card. The tow truck is 9.78 X 5.99 and the “birthday is 3.63 X 1.82. The hubcaps and “8” are adhered to both sides of the card.

To make the shaped tow truck I weld the truck roofs of two trucks together using the weld feature of the Gypsy. And I weld the “birthday” to another single tow truck. All the edges were inked with Distress Ink(tea dye or stormy sky).

After cutting the pieces the welded truck was folded. A windowpane was cut with scissors by hand from the acetate wrapping used for cartridge packing. Then the windowpane was glued between the welded truck and the truck with the birthday” welded truck. The chipboard “8” was adhered with ATG adhesive.

The “birthday” was blinged with Dark Blue stickles.

The door handle and the hood vents are drawn with Black Diamond stickles.
The tires were painted black with a black Sharpie. The hubcaps were yellow plastic washer like disks. I used Sail Boat Blue alcohol ink to change them to blue. They were attached to the card with ATG adhesive.

SUPPLIES:Cardstock-AC Cardstock; Electronics- Provocraft Expression, Provocraft Gypsy; Cartridges-Provocraft Cricut Nate's ABCs and Create A Critter; Ink-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress, Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol, Sharpie; Embellishment-Ranger Stickles, Washers(?), Chipboard number(?), Acetate packaging; Adhesive-ATG, Zig 2 Way, Ranger Glossy Accents; Tools Tim Holtz Tonic scissors

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Felt Flowers

Tim Holtz has a create a flower challenge on his blog using the Tattered Floral die. I have owed this die for over a year, but this is the first time I have used it.
I cut the flower layers from felt using the Vagabond. It was very easy to do. The leaves I cut free hand with scissors.
All the edges of the flowers were inked with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and the leaves with Mowed Grass Distress Ink.
The flowers were assembled by first piercing each piece and held together with a brad.

SUPPLIES:Felt-The Kunin Group(orange, shocking pink, baby pink, apple green); Machine-Sizzix Tim Holtz Vagabond; Die-Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals; Ink- Ranger Distress Ink (ripe persimmon & mowed grass); Brads-Making Memories; Tools-Scissors(Tim Holtz Tonic), Piercer(We R Memory Keepers)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bunny Tag

This is my interpretation of Tim Holtz’s tag of the month.


I started by cutting a 6.5 X 3.5 tag from the Cricut Picturesque cartridge(page 76) with The Paper Company cardstock using the Gypsy and Expression. Using the ink applicator the following distress inks were applied to the tag: spiced marmalade, mustard seed, wild honey, shaded lilac, and ripe persimmon. Then using a mini mister the tag was misted with water and dried with a heat tool.

With the Tim Holtz Vagabond, I cut using the TH Sizzix Alterations Bunny, Butterfly & Bow diecut  the bunny and TH Sizzix Alterations Tapered Fringe diecut the grass.

Tim Holtz Lost & Found paper was used for the rabbit and Tim Holtz Seasonal paper was used for the grass. The edges of all the cut pieces were inked with  Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The bow was blinged with Glam Pink Stickles.

The eggs are the dots from the Tim Holtz ideaology digits & punctuation grungeboard. I painted them with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers(Pink Sherbet, Butterscotch, Sail Boat Blue, Wild Plum).


Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon Distress ink was used to stamp the “Easter” then it was heat embossed. The cute bunny sticker is form the Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers. The ribbon is something I have in my stash.
The bunny is adhered with foam squares to give it some elevation. A small piece of cotton was added to give him a fuzzy tail.

SUPPLIES:Cardstock-The Paper Company; Paper-Tim Holtz ideaology, Tim Holtz ideaology Grungeboard, Tim Holtz ideaology Salvage Stickers; Machines-Provocraft Gypsy and Expression, Sizzix Tim Holtz Vagabond; Diecuts-Provocraft Picturesque cartridge, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bunny, Butterfly & Bow, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tapered Fringe; Paint-Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber; Ink-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress; Stamp-Recollections; Tools-Darice Heat Tool; Adhesive-Ranger Glossy Accents, ATG, therm o web 3D Foam Squares; Other- Ranger Stickles, ribbon(?), embossing powder(?), cotton ball(?)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Flying Bird Birthday Card

My second daughter celebrated a birthday recently, so I made her this 6 X 6 card using the Cricut Picturesque cartridge(page 61) for the 3 inches bird and frame.

Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Twirl Loop punches were used to make the 6 X 6 red mat.

Martha Stewart scoreboard and K & Company paper were used to make the envelope.
Back of card inside of the envelope
Card and Envelope
Close up of stamped sentiment and bow
Close up of the mat with Liquid Pearls
SUPPLIES:Cardstock-DCWV, Bazzill Basic; Paper-DCWV, K & Company; Electronics-Cricut Expression; Cartridge-Picturesque; Punch-Martha Stewart PATP Twirl Loop; Adhesive-ATG, therm.o.web 3D Foam Squares; Stamp-Recollections; Ink-Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; other-Ranger liquid Pearls(Rouge), Tall Mouse ribbon, Martha Stewart Scoreboard

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Another grandson will be celebrating his (19th) birthday next week. I once again used the Cricut Celebrations cartridge.


The card base(5 1/2 X 6 1/2) is Core’dinations Black Magic Collection that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder and Cuttlebug machine. I distressed it with the Tim Holtz sanding block.

DCWV paper was used for the diecuts cut with the Cricut Expression. The party hat on page 105 of the Celebrations cartridge was cut at 4 inches. The sentiment(page 125) was cut at 1 3/4 inches.

“Happy Birthday” stamp by Recollections was stamped with Momento Black ink.

The Fiskars clear stamp phrase was stamped with Momento Black ink. Fiskars Shape Templates were used to cut the ovals.

SUPPLIES:Cardstock-Core’dinations; Printed paper-DCWV; Electronics-Provocraft Cricut Expression; Cartridge-Provocraft Cricut Celebrations; Embosser-Provocraft Cuttlebug; Embossing folder-Provocraft Cuttlebug Happy Birthday; Stamps-Fiskars, Recollections; Ink-Tsukineko Momento; Tools-Tim Holtz sander, Fiskars Shape Template; Adhesive-Zig 2 Way, ATG

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Present Birthday Card

A card made for my second grandson, who celebrates his 23rd birthday this week. I used the Provocraft Cricut Expression and the Celebrations cartridge.
The Kraft paper 6 X 6 card edges were distressed using the Tim Holtz distressor and sanding block. Than the edges were inked with Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink.

The present diecuts were cut at 4 inches from the Celebrations cartridge(page 114) using the Expression and DCWV paper.

The sentiment was cut at 3/4 inch using the Expression and the Celebrations cartridge(page 126). DSCF2432

The quote stamped on the inside of the card was done using Fiskars clear stamps and Tsukineko Black Memento ink.

SUPPLIES:Cardstock-Recollections Kraft Love Letters; Printed Paper-DCWV; Electronics-Provocraft Cricut Expression; Cartridge-Provocraft Cricut Celebrations; Tools-Tim Holtz Destressor, Tim Holtz Sanding Block; Ink-Rangers Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tsukineko Momento; Adhesive-Zig 2 Way, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro; Stamp-Fiskars Clear Stamps, Recollections

Friday, March 1, 2013

Balloon Birthday Card

Today is my son’s birthday. This is a card I had fun making for him using the Cricut Imagine.

The Cricut Celebrations cartridge(balloons pages 11 & 12, sentiment page 43) was used for the diecuts. Before cutting all the diecuts were first printed on white Bazzill Basic cardstock using the Cricut Imagine and the Imagine Hopscotch cartridge(pages 2,3,10,13).

The balloons were layered to each other using popups than adhered to the card base leaving the tails not adhered. Ribbon was tied in a bow around the tails.

The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Zig 2 Way chiseled pen.
The outer edges of the card were inked with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink.
IMG_20130225_103151Card front
IMG_20130225_103447Inside of Card
IMG_20130225_103609Close up
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IMG_20130225_103635Close up
IMG_20130225_103327Close up of balloons layered

SUPPLIES:Cardstock- Bazzill Basic; Card base and Envelope-Halcraft; Electronic machine-Provocraft Cricut Imagine; Cartridges- Provocraft Cricut Celebration and Imagine Hopscotch; Adhesive-Zig 2 Way, Popups(?); Ink-Ranger TH Distress; Ribbon(?)