Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PCW- Purple and Flowers

Today it is time for another Papercrafting World challenge. Today's challenge was to use purple and flowers. This was a tough one for me, I don't use a lot of purple. As I was looking through all the adorable digital stamps on the site I kept getting drawn to this adorable little cat stamp. However, as cute as he is, he didn't have any flowers so I looked some more. Finally, I decided that since I loved the little kitty so much I would find a way to make it work.

I printed the little guy out and colored him with my copic markers. I used my warm greys this time instead of the cool greys. I think it makes him look a little like a Siamese. Since he isn't purple and he doesn't have any flowers on him, I found this Basic Grey paper with purple flowers that was perfect. The sentiment is also from the digital stamp set. You get the cat, and four different sentiments.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Greetings Inside and Out Cartridge Showcase

Welcome to another Cooking with Cricut cartridge showcase. I have decided to showcase one of the newest Imagine cartridges- Greetings Inside and Out. This cartridge is full of adorable shaped cards for all occassions as well as envelopes, gift bags, and paper patterns.

For my first card, I made this adorable little chicken soup Get Well card.

I cut the card first and then went back and cut another one of the chicken medallions and pop dotted that up off the card. The cool thing about this cartidge is that there is a sentiment to put on the inside of every design. Here is the inside of my get well card.
My next card is a retro inspired Birthday Card in the shape of a cassette tape. Here is the front and back of the card.
The sentiment on the inside looks like one of the extra labels that came with the cassettes so you could label them. I may be showing my age with this one.
My next card is an Elvis Thank You card. I was in Vegas last month, so I loved this card as soon as I saw it. Here is a picture of the front and back of the card.

I added some gold stickles to Elvis' suit to give him some bling. I love the inside of this card. The sentiment is in the shape of the famous Welcom to Las Vegas sign.

For my last card, I wanted to do something a little different. Instead of making another one of the shaped cards, I used one of the extra elements to make a traditional card. I printed a square of the yellow chevron striped paper to use as my background and then cut the little fries and ketchup to add to the front. I love their little faces.

I hope you have enjoyed my Greetings Inside and Out cartridge showcase.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Birthday!

We have so many February birthdays in my family, it seems that's the only kind of card I can even think of during this time. For this card I broke out my trusty Cricut Imagine . This is my go to machine when I need something done quickly. The octopus is from Birthday Bash, but I filled it with colors and patterns from my Imagine Hey Diddle Diddle cartridge.
I thought this little octopus was perfect for a peachy keen face stamp, so I added one and I think she looks so sweet. Cutters Creek sells a couple of different face stamp assortments from Peachy Keen and they're perfect for adding just the right facial expression to your die cuts. To finish my octopus off and give her some style, I added some faux stitching with one of my copic spica pens. I wish you could see the shimmer more in the picture it's just the right amount of bling. I also went over her face to give that a little more shine too. No self respecting octopus would head off to a birthday party without the perfect accessory and I though she would look adorable with a flower on her head. This little lily from Cutters Creek's own brand of flowers was just the perfect touch. The final element for my octopus was to attach her to the card with an action wobble so she can move like a real octopus. I finished the card off with some more faux stitching and a sentiment and it's ready to be sent off!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Cake Day

Ok, I know it's Valentine's Day, but today we are having a brithday challenge over on Cooking With Cricut. February is birthday month in my family, so that totally overshadows Valentine's Day for me. I decided to use this adorable little digital stamp called Bear 'n' Cake Slice to make this birthday card.

I colored this cute little guy with my copic markers and mounted him on some bright cololred squares of patterned paper. It's hard to see in the picture, but I used my silver spica glitter marker on her fork and plate to give it some shine and went over the icing with my pink one to make it shimmer as well. I think this cake looks good enough to eat and I wish I had a big slice of cake right now myself.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Valentine's Challenge

It's time for another Cooking With Cricut challenge. Today's challenge is to create a valentine's card for a child using red, pink, and white. I used my Imagine cartridge Better Together to make the cute little bear card. I love how this cartridge has a sentiment to go with every image. I filled a 5x7 rectangle with the red pattern for the background. I then cut the bear at 4 inches. I added the bear and the sentiment to the card. I used pop dots to get the grass and flowers to stand out a little from the bear so the card wouldn't be so flat. To finish it off, I added some white faux stitching all the way around and put some red rhinestones in the centers of the flowers. If you would like to see all the cute projects the other designers came up with, please visit www.cookingwithcricut.com and maybe even enter you own card!