Monday, July 20, 2009

Cards and Envelopes using the Cricut

I just got three Cricut Cartridges for my birthday, Wild Card, Stamping Solutions and Storybook. They have quickly become my favorites! I have been excited to play around with them along with my new bird acrylic stamps.
I learned the hard way that it's important to cut the envelope fit to page first before cutting the card otherwise your card may end up being too big for the envelope.
Wild Card Cartridge
Key #8 Oval for card and envelope(fit to page)
I repeated the cut for the card next size down
and cut on the fold for the inside of the card
Indadinkado Birds Galore stamp

Wild Card Cartridge key #41 owl card
#41 owl-s envelope
#41 Icon for tree trunk, leaves and grass
#41 Liner for eyes and inside of card

Wild Card Cartridge
Key #21 Blackout for card
Key#21 Blackout for envelope fit to page
Key #21 Liner for inside of card
Storybook Cartridge
Key #11 Accent Blackout shift (circle)
Key #44 Accent Blackout
Key #44 Accent Frame
Inkadinkado Birds Galore stamp

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Scrapbooking Pages

At one point in time I was addicted to scrapbooking. I first started in 1998. I takes me a long time to complete a layout. I generally like double layouts. If I don't like my finished product I usually take it apart and start over. On average it takes me an hour to complete one. I don't sketch out my layouts which may account for it taking so long. I have a general idea and play with it until I like it. Now, cardmaking has become my past time. Although, scrapbooking and some of my favorite pages still have a soft spot in my heart!

I used his dog tags and name patches from his uniform.

These are stips cut from circles and inked to make the pumpkin.

I LOVE pumpkins in scrapbooking. The letters were
cut using my sizzix.

TThese wooden letters were covered with paper and sanded.
Meara and I placed our hands on a copier to get this picture.

This was my first experiment with making a title
using embellishments.

I LOVE to use ribbon and buttons.

The playzone cardboard piece was actually cut
from the packaging of this toy.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cricut Wild Card Cartridge

I am so EXCITED! I just got the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge for my birthday. It has become my favorite one to use. The card has options for you to cut out the tree trunk, the leaves and grass. I inked the edges to add some dimension. I inked the edges of the owl and the feathers with a clear ink pad and used sparkle embossing powder. It also has an option to cut out the liner of the envelope.

This card was made using the Wild Card Cartridge also. The sentiment is from the Storybook cartridge.