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Category Archives: Cricut Cartridge: Everyday Pop-Up Cards

Congrats to a Musical Grad!

DSC_6657Happy Monday all!  I can’t believe we are already in May and all that the month of May brings!  Thankfully Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog’s challenge lines up with something I needed to scratch off my to-do list! Yay! It is a Graduation inspired project using at least ONE Cricut cut.

I busted out Everyday Pop-Up Cards and cut the cap at 4 inches.  I then headed over to the Silhouette store and found some musical notes and cut them out at 1 1/2 inches.  My nephew is graduating HS this month and he received the Louie Armstrong Jazz Award for all his accomplishments in music while he was at HS.  This kid can play anything he picks up.  Oh to have that talent!

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I found some paper that had music terms from DCWV School Stack and followed the school colors for the cap using Papertreyink.com and DCWV Glitter Stack.  I finished the cap using twine from The Twinery and some CANDi for the tassel and sentiment form My Pink Stamper retired collection with Close to My Heart Slate ink. I hit the notes with gold Sickles!

For the envelope, I just added some of the DCWV paper cutting it down to fit as an insert and punching the top with a MS punch.  I scored the crease and used my ATG to have it stick inside the envelope!  I think it adds a more personal feel to the whole project!

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Easy breezy lemon squeezy  yet it has a lot of personal touches.  Now head over and LINK up your Graduation project using at least ONE Cricut project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “love making personal cards” pie with me!

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April Showers Bring Rainbow Smiles!

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Happy Monday all!  Today over at Fantabulous Cricut, we have a new challenge on deck!  April showers using an umbrella.   Sadly, I don’t see much rain since I live in the ever sunny Southern California, but when we do see rain we normally see rainbows, which always make me smile!  That was my inspiration for this week’s challenge.

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This card was super fun to make! It is a 6×6.5 inch card. The base card stock is from Stampin’ Up and the inked edges is from Close to My Heart Slate stamp ink.  I had both my Circut and Silhouette sharing duties.  I found the cloud cut over at the Silhouette store by Lori Whitlock.  I cut it twice, inked the edges and stamped the sentiment using Scrappy Moms Kids Incorporated stamp set. I used Pop Dots to add height to the layers.

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For the umbrellas I cut each from Cricut cartridge, Everyday Pop-Up Cards at 1.5 inches using Recollection Bright card stock.  I then ran them through the Cuttlebug using Cuttlebug embossing boarders.  I added different heights using Pop Dots.  Using mini Glue Dots, I added Dew Drops, from Robin’s Nest and Skittles.

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This is going to be a hard card to let go, since it truly makes me smile.  Now be sure to head over to FCCB and see the other amazing inspirations that the rest of the design team has cookn’ and link up your April Showers and umbrella project using at least ONE Cricut cut.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “who does not smile when they see rainbows” pie with me.

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner with a side of Crafty Pie!

*I transferred all the comments to an Excel spreadsheet and filtered out my fellow DT members and comments that did not relate to the giveaway. After that I had 29 giveaway comments and I used RANDOM.ORG.

Congratulations Sheri R!  You are going to love the ribbon!  (Please be sure to contact me here if you have not received my email that was sent today.)

“How cute! and great colors ! My favorite go-to cartridge has got to be Create a Critter. My favorite crafting tool is the ATG gun :)

– Sheri R

I will be in contact with you today on how to claim your prize!

Thank you for all the lovely comments and it is really neat to see what other crafters like to have in their creative stash… I now may need to really check out the CTMH Artiste cart, there were quite a few of you guys that mentioned that one! 🙂

Now for the side of Crafty Pie!   Last week I mentioned that I made a set of three Thank You cards for my godmother and here is the second set of cards I made!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “alamode” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut cartridge Everyday Pop-Up Cards cut at 2.5 for tower and 3.5 for sentiment

Cuttlebug- Musical Florish

Paper- K&Company – Designer paper and Recollection

Ribbon – My Craft Spot

Baby Shower Fun

 

As I have mentioned before, I was asked to help with a baby shower for someone.  She had told me that the theme was “clothesline” and that the colors needed to be blue and green.  What I needed to do was make a banner and several center pieces.  This is what I came up with!

The execution was fairly simple and I learned a new trick while shopping out the flowers.  I live in an area that has a Trader Joe’s and since I shop religiously at our local one every week on the same day at the same time since my first child was born, I have grown to know most of the staff including the woman who orders all their flowers.  I asked her if it was possible to make an order for specific flowers that they do carry and they hold them for me.  Well guess what they do!  If anyone knows anything about hydrangeas, they are a costly flower if you try to purchase them at a florist.  At Trader Joe’s they are half the cost!

I ended up making about a 4.5 foot banner, 7 center pieces, and a marker for the gift table. Doing the whole project with all the supplies cost me $62 and about 5 hours of my time in total and that included me delivering.  They loved it and it looked amazing added to what they had already done to the backyard.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “baby, baby and more baby” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Every Day Pop-Up Cards, Learning (banner cut at 5 inches for onsies and 3 inches for letter).. Used flip feature for onsie for clothes lines for the opposite side (cut at 2.5 inches)

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots, Buttons

Baker’s Twine (Twinery)

Paper: Recollections

Tulle

Lollypop Sticks (large) for the clothesline

Mini Clothes Pins – Stampin’ Up and Jo-Anns

Tin buckets and pails (Michael’s) Please note I had to line with Cling Wrap to insure NO leaks, even though I got the “Leak Proof” buckets.  The Cling Wrap workd well!

Buttons – Michael’s Dollar Bin

ATG

Pop Dots

Crop-A-Dile

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #120 – Sunny Days


It is that time again… OK it is only my second time proudly designing a project for FCCB as a design team member! This project was so fun for me, since I wanted to do a baby card and the theme of the shower is “Clothesline”!
Nothing shouts sunny days to me than a line of freshly washed laundry being sun kissed dry by the sun!

Now, head on over and check out all the sunny inspriation and join this week’s challenge!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “sunny days” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges: Simply Charmed (sun cut at 2 inches) and Everyday Pop-Up Cards (onsie cut at 1 1/2 inches)

Paper: Recollections for base
Papertreyink 2008 Bitty Dots: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist

Cuttlebug: D’Vine Swirls

Baker’s Twine – Stampin’ Up Burlap

Embelishments: Stampin’ Up clothespins

Stamps: My Pink Stamper:Itty Bitty-licious

Ink: Close To My Heart: Chocolate

Stickles: Star Dust

Rockin’ the Baby Chic!

I have a friend down from” Canada eh?” that is 20 weeks preggers and it is her first baby!  She is quite the fashionista and is one of those people who looks amazing ALL the time!  They don’t know the gender of the baby yet, but I wanted to get her something that I found useful when my little one’s were brand new bundles of joy.  I found a zebra print Swaddle Me, baby swaddle with the velcro on it and used that as my inspiration for her quickly made card.

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “not your traditional baby card” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Forver Young heels (only used one) cut at 2.5 inches and Everyday Pop-Up Cards- onsie cut at 4 inches

Paper: Die Cut with a View (girls just want to have fun), Recollections Animal Prints and solid card stock

Cuttlebug: Heart Blocks

Sentiment: K. Andrew – Fashionable Friends (my blog buddy Leelee Cards Designs is on her DT)

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Ribbon: Celebrate It

Bling: Recollections

For a Chic Grad Card

We have an extended family member that just graduated High School and since I was making it for a girl, I wanted to incorporate her school colors of purple and gold, but with a bit of chicness added!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keepin’ it chic” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Card base is 8.5×11 cut in half and folded in half (A2 envelope fits)

Cricut: Everyday Pop-Up (hat cut at 2.5 inches and used shadow and fist layer) and Forever Young (heels cut at 2.5 inches)

Paper: Recollections Animal Print Pattern Paper, Die Cuts with a View Glitter stack

Gold  Shimmer Spray for the sentiment tag and base of cap and tassel

Recollections purple gems

Sentiment: created by me using MS Publisher (inside card sentiment – My Pink Stamper)

Adhesive: Pop Dots and ATG gun