Saturday, January 12, 2013

Love You

I know it’s only January, but it’s not to early to get started on your Valentine’s Day cards.  January is a busy month for me, so I like to make quick simple cards.  I decided to dust  off my cricut Imagine and use it for this project.  The Imagine makes things so quick and simple because you don’t even have to think about matching papers and colors, the cartridges do it for you.  To make this simple little card, I used the Best Friends cartridge. 

cat card

All the papers and elements for this card were printed and cut on my cricut Imagine.  I inked all the elements with some distress ink to make them stand out from each other a little more.  I popped the cat and the bird border strip up from the background with some clear 3D tape.  I wanted to give the cat a sassy little collar, so I made a pearl one with some liquid pears.  I added a little liquid pearls to the center of the flowers also.  I love how quick and simple this was to make.

Cutters Creek Supplies Used

Tim Holtz distress inks

Ranger liquid pearls

Cricut Imagine Supplies by request

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year

Well, the holidays are over and now it's time to get back to the normal routine.  I've made a new year's resolution to get back to crafting.  I've been busy trying new things and jumping from project to project (thanks Pinterest) and I've pretty much neglected my papercrafting supplies.  So, I decided to get my feet wet and make something for the Scrappy Frog Challenge which is to try something new. 

So, I came up  with this simple Valentine's Day card.  I've been stocking up on graphics and svg files and not using them.  Since this is a challenge to try something new, I decided to use on of them I had never tried.  This little typewriter is from a Lettering Delights set called Programmed For Love.  This set is actually a cut set, but I didn't want to mess with piecing any layers together, so I saved the files as pictures.  I opened them up in Sihouette Studio and traced around them printed them out, and then had the silhouette cut them.  I love doing this.  It is so simple and quick.

Well, I made a card and it was painless, so I may be ready to jump back in the crafting pool and try some more.  If you have a chance, head on over to Scrappy Frog's and see what the other ladies have come up  with.