Sunday, April 25, 2010

Birthday Easel Card

Hi everyone! I have been challenging myself to make birthday cards for my extended family. I'm about 50% successful right now. But, hey, I'm trying! :) So, I was deciding what kind of card to make for an aunt by browsing the cricut board. I decided to finally give in and make an easel card. They are super easy to make and look pretty nifty.

As a bonus I was able to participate in this weeks Gypsy Board challenge, Get Real. We had to use the real dial feature and unlock the aspect ratio. Since the original cut is rectangular, I used the real dial feature and made it square. This card was very quick to make. I spent longer putting on all those pearls than I did designing and cutting my card!

I think I'm going to cut a bunch of these and leave them blank. This style and cut can be used for so many occasions. Thanks for stopping by today!


ETA: I have had requests to include what cartridges I used. I used Lyrical Letters for the plant and Create a Critter for the scallop oval.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scraps Challenge and Mirror Challenge

Hi everyone! I've been lurking on the cricut messageboards lately and have been inspired to participate in a few challenges. This card combines the Scraps Only Challenge #34 and the Gypsy Challenge "Mirror Mirror". I am so so so loving my G. It's been fantastic to be able to use scraps and use them frugally. So far in the almost two weeks I've had my G, I've created 7 cards out of scraps. Love it! Anyway, enough blathering, here is my card.

Cute right? This entire card is made out of scraps! The scraps challenge was to use pink. For my mirror, mirror part I used a shape on Gypsy Wanderings (the scallop ended rectangle) and mirrored, flipped and welded the image to made this shaped card. I think it's pretty darn cute! Bonus: This project was the first time that I placed my paper on the mat correctly and had all of my cuts come out the first time. Yay!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cartridge Exploration Challenge-4/18

Hi everyone! This weeks Cartridge Exploration Challenge is Walk In My Garden. I have this cart so I of course decided to participate. The idea is to use the selected cartridge as much as possible and create a project. I love this cute turtle and made a card featuring it. My creative touch was to use a blackout cut of a flower as clouds. I think this will be a cute birthday card for someone!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pink Stamper Sunday Challenge

Hi everyone! I had to participate in Robyn's challenge this today. The challenge was to use your Cricut and the colors pink, green and black. Since I am loving my new Gypsy and recently bought a couple of new carts, I got right to work. I used the Just Because Cards cartridge for the first time. Too cute! Going right into my favorite list I can tell you. Look at what cuteness I came up with:

Cute, right? Doesn't it just make you smile? I love these bright colors and I don't think I would have used green if I had not been challenged. So, yay, for personal crafting growth! Lol.

The only thing I did different was to cut the green layer into two pieces and use one on the inside of my card. It is designed to wrap around the card but I was being frugal and didn't want to cut another piece of cardstock for my inside layer. I think I'm going to have to have another go with this cartridge, it's calling my name! Later!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

I got a Gypsy!

I didn't think I would want a Gypsy but I got tired of guessing on paper sizes and wasting paper. Besides I got it crazy cheap on Ebay so I'm pretty pleased. It's really very easy to use and I've already got several projects designed and stored on it. I like it much much better than Design Studio. Anyway, enough chatter, here is my first Gypsy project. *ta da*

I didn't do anything groundbreaking but I did use two carts (Wild Card and Gypsy Wanderings) and cut it all out on one mat. I'm pleased for a first attempt. I'm off to design some more. That Gypsy is addictive! Later!

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