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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

65th Birthday Card


Made this card for a friend’s special birthday --- the BIG 65.

Inside:- 

Found this super cute clipart on the Net and the card took off from there.


Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridge:- All Wrapped Up (patterns/colours)
Cricut Cartridges:-
* Over the Hill (sentiments)
* 3 Birds on Parade (word “but” --- used “Social Butterfly” and cut off the “but”)
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine)
Corner Rounder
Glue – ATG; regular
Rhinestones




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thinking of You card

Made this card for a dear friend who is going thru a rough patch.

Inside:- 

Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridges: see below
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine)
Stamp -- Swirls
Corner Rounder
Glue – ATG; regular
Rhinestones
3D Butterfly sticker
Flower

Cricut Imagine Cartridges
Better Together – frame, birdie
Greeting Cards Inside & Out – “thinking of you”




Monday, July 23, 2012

59th Birthday Card

You read that correctly.  It was my male friend's 59th birthday, but I made it for his "29 Again" birthday.   J

 Inside:-


Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridge: Over the Hill
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine)
Corner Rounder
Glue – ATG; regular
Rhinestones

I didn't use any Cricut Imagine cartridges in this project ---- just the colours that were in the machine.  




Sunday, July 22, 2012

Latest Cricut Cartridge Check List – July 20, 2012


Hiya !


Provocraft released  3 new cartridges:-

·        Cricut® CTMH- Artiste
·      Cricut® A Frightful Affair
·        Cricut® Fontopia
       



Here's my latest checklist:-
Just to remind you that, when you click on the Cartridge name in the CheckList you downloaded, it will link directly to the Cricut website, whereby you can see more info about the cartridge(s).
Also, be sure to check out this website:- http://cricutblog.org/ , where you’ll  find projects you can make w/ your new carts. J
For newbies to my Cartridge Checklist, here's what it looks like:-


Enjoy!




Saturday, July 14, 2012

More Birthday Festivus

I have been totally spoiled this Birthday. J Here are some more goodies I received:-


Beautiful bouquet of flowers:-




A sweet friend left this tied to my front door, along w/ a beautiful hand-made card and a hand-made "Princess" hat that her grandchild had decorated w/ stars.  Toooooo cute!!! :-)




Hubby gave me this gorgeous plant for my crane planter:-

 Close-up of it:-


My daughter gave me this beautiful tole painted basket:-

and this little cubbie (flip-top lid and drawer), also hand-painted:-
She thought I could use both to store some crafty supplies in.  Sweet, eh? J


I also received some beautiful cards from family and friends; as well as phone calls (from near and far).  As I mentioned above, totally spoiled! JJ


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Birthday Festivus


My birthday isn’t until this Friday, but my dear sweet hubby has been surprising me w/ pressies and things he’s been doing for me, all week; hence, the term “festivus”.  LOL  What a sweetheart, eh?  J

He started by giving me this cute whimsical plant.  It stands 44 inches high.  I love all things whimsical.  I becha never knew that about me, eh?  Shocker!!  LOL



Then, if that wasn’t enough, he gave me this gorgeous print, created by a local artist, that I had my eye on for some time.  He actually had it hidden for over a month, but he couldn’t wait any longer to give it to me.  It had been in a shop window, that we passed by on our walk every day.  I’d admire it from a distance because I never thought I would ever be able to have it.  So, at that time, hubby did the next best thing:-  he bought me a “card” that the local artist had made of the print.  I bought a cheap paper frame for it and put it in my craftroom, on my bulletin board.  It was just perfect.  Didn’t matter to me that it wasn’t the real deal.  J



Then, on Sunday, I noticed this HUGE bag, sitting beside my chair at the dining room table.  The card read:-  "To the Birthday Girl".   Here’s the cute card:-



Inside the bag was this beautiful print.  Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous?  It puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.  Loooooove it!!!!  



I'm really enjoying my Birthday Festivus!   J


Friday, July 6, 2012

Thank You card


Made this card for another dear MB friend.

 Inside:-



Tools/Items:-

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridge – Greeting Cards Inside & Out
Glue – ATG; regular
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine)
Stickles – Gold
Pop Dots
Rhinestones

I’ve been wanting to make the “Elvis” card for awhile now.  My opportunity arose when I had to make a thank you card for a MB friend.

I’m pretty sure that Elvis’s hair is supposed to be black but, for whatever reason, it turned blue and I thought it looked pretty cute.  I don’t use black that much so I’m guessin’ that my Black ink is stuck or something. 

Had to add some glitz to Elvis so I “rhinestoned” and “stickled” him.  J

This cartridge has something totally different from the other ones ---- the back of the card shows that it was created by “Cricut”.  The back is also supposed to be black, but I really prefer the blue.  J






Thank You card


Made this card for a dear MB friend.

Inside: 




Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridge -- Blossom
Cricut Cartridge – Just Because Cards
Martha Stewart  Punch Around the Page – Deco Fans
Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps – Sassy Alpha
Scrappy Cat Clear Stamps – Thank You
Glue – ATG; regular
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine) layer on card; blue (front layer)
Flower – K & Co.
Stickles – Cotton Candy (on watermelon)
Pencil Crayon – blue
Pigment Ink – Tart Lime
Pop Dots

The patterned layer was created using the Imagine “Blossom” cartridge.  Punched the sides w/ the Deco Fans corner and border punch set.  Stickled the watermelon.  Stamped sentiment using the Sassy Alpha and Scrappy Cat stamps. J





Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thank You card


Made this Thank You card for a dear blog friend.

 Inside:



Did a “folding technique” for the front of the card:-

Took a piece of double-sided cardstock and folded it in half twice.  (You can use any size, as long as it’s square.)  I used 6” x 6”.  Folded the four corners into the centre.  Next flipped up the corners to the edges of the sides.  Glued each piece in place.  Decorated the centre w/ an ornate frame and a button.

Added a 3-D butterfly and ribbon.  The sentiment was created w/ the Sassy Alpha stamps.



Tools/Items:-

Fiskars Circle Border Punch – Flowers (for corners)
Martha Stewart Punch -- Butterfly
EK Success Punch – Ornate Frame
Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps – Sassy Alpha
Glue – ATG; regular
Cardstock – patterned/double-sided
Ribbon
Button





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