Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Halloween & Thanksgiving Cards

I made some card sets for my sisters that had Halloween & Thanksgiving cards. I used Happy Hauntings for the shoe and of course I can't remember the carts I used for the other cards, lol. I really need to write down the carts as I use them. I also embossed the leaf on the thanksgiving card.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Exploding Box (4)

This box is the modern theme. This one I struggled with and did last. My sisters client wanted modern with orange, lemon, and bright pink. So after lots of internet searching this is what I came up with. I had finally found the right paper but the theme just wasn't easy. Modern can mean so many things. I made a rosette with my MS score board and the banner cut on the lid is from Straight From The Nest. All of the loopy cuts are from Ribbons and Rosettes. I used R&R for most of the cuts in this box. I didn't make any rosettes with it because I don't like how they are cut and pieced together but there are lots of other cuts that are interesting.

Exploding Box (3)

Here is the 3rd vintage box. The colors are lavender and cream. I embossed the cream on the bottom of the box. On the lid I used a burlap ribbon from Stamping Up with a satin ribbon from Joanns around the edge. Neither of these would adhere well to the lid so I used brads to help. I used A Childs Year for the tea-pot cut and the butterflies were cut from another cartridge. I sewed around the edge then used some thin wire to glue the butterflies to so they would sit above the lid. At the bottom of the box you can untie the ribbon and it opens up and there is a cricut cut that says "family".


Exploding Box (2)

Here is the 2nd box I made. This is my favorite. I used the Storybook for the scroll cut on the outside. On the lid I used Heritage for the die cuts, the roses were from Artiste. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the top of the lid and around the outside. Inside are various Cricut cuts, places for pictures and journaling.

Exploding Box

Its been awhile since my last post, I haven't been very crafty lately. A few months ago I made my first exploding box, I made it for my sister of our trip to England. A client of hers saw it and asked if I could make her 4 boxes for her and her sisters. They each had specific themes and colors which was a struggle for me. I like to just get in my craftroom and create something. 3 of the boxes were vintage which I loved and the last was "modern". Vintage was easy, modern not so much. It can mean so many different things. I am going to post the pics of each in separate posts, here's the first.
Its vintage with rose/cream colors. I used my Anna Griffin basket weave embossing folder for the outside. The roses are done using  Artiste. I used various carts for all the boxes: Heritage, Storybook, Elegant Edges, and a few others I can't remember.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Walk in my Garden Birthday Card

Its been awhile since my last post, I haven't been in my craftroom in a few months and it felt really good to get in there and make a card. I scraplifted this card from Pinterest, I don't know whos card it is but thank you for the idea. I used the Walk in my Garden Cricut cartridge for all the cuts and sewed around the edge of the card. I liked how this card came together and that all the cuts came from the same cartridge.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Altered Travel Journal

My husband and I are going to England in May and I wanted a small notebook to take with to keep notes and thoughts of our trip. I found this small notebook that will be perfect, its small and has pockets on the inside. I love the cover but wanted something that had a travel theme. I found some paper with suitcases and I used my Wall Decor cartridge to cut the compass for the front. I added some doodling because the orange paper needed a little something extra.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thank you card with Cricut E2

Hi everyone! Its been a long time since my last post, almost a year I think.
     I finally got back in my craftroom and did some organizing and decided to open my new Cricut E2 that I got at Thanksgiving. I know, I should have opened it and tested it out months ago but I was intimidated by the thought of trying it out. Ive heard so many negatives about it and wasnt sure if I was up to messing with it. (But I did buy the darn thing so I need to turn it on!) My crafting buddies Brenda and Vickie told me it was a learning curve and boy is it. I got it all set up, turned it on, and my fears were layed to rest. Yes, there is a bit of reading and figuring out but it went smoothly. There are some things I would definitely like to change about my E2 that would make it more user friendly but I just need to stick with it.
     I made a simple card using the images that are preloaded in the machine. I also used vellum flowers that my friend Vickie gave me.