Friday, June 29, 2012

Hip "Hippo" hurray....

Don't you love Create a Critter?  I loved how Twinz4me2 from You Tube used this design on her card.  I put a sentiment on the inside and this is what I came up with. I included the original design link so you can see what Twinz did!

Materials Used:
Create a Critter cartridge by Provocraft (p. 44 cut at 3")
Patterned paper by Recollections Bold And Basic paper stack
Recollections Border Punch
Ribbon from stash
Prima Mulberry Flowers
Sentiment from computer

Butterfly Birthday Card

I admit Mary from Cardz TV is a huge inspiration to me.  I loved how she used the butterfly from Every Day Popup Cards and thought that I'd recreate my version of it.  I wanted to leave the inside blank so I could  add a sentiment later.

Materials Used:
Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut cartridge by Provocraft
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft
patterned paper from stash
Snow White Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up Sentiment
butterfly stamp from stash
Recollections punch

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Doily Cards

Using the Wild Card Cartridge, I made some Doily cards and started using some of the flowers I got on my scrapbooking haul a few weeks ago!  I really love how they all turned out.

Materials Used:
Wild Card Cartridge by Cricut Provocraft (5 ")
George & Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (Circles 4" and 4 1/4")
Prima Flowers
Patterned paper by Recollections Bold and Basic stack and Recess, Home School Floral (Burgundy Card)
Organza ribbon from stash
Stampin' Up Occasional Quotes stamping set
Pearl Bling

Charisma Cardz #25:  Anything Goes
Diana M Larson:  Favorite piece from month of June

Alice in Wonderland Card

I just bought the Disney Classics Cricut Cartridge and although I love the designs from the old Disney movies, I hate how small they cut out.  It took my over 1/2 hour to assemble Alice and this is one of the larger designs.  My daughter turns 2 in a few weeks and is OBSESSED with Alice in Wonderland, especially the tea party scene.  She loves having tea parties and my husband, son and I are often approached to wear these ridiculous hats and come and join her for "tea".  I bought this cartridge to make her invitations and thought I'd try this one out for a birthday card, not an invitation.  For the invitations I hope to make some explosion box invites.
So here's the birthday card ( I love it!)

Materials Used:
Disney Classics Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 22 cut at 5")
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 22 cut at 5 1/2" Oblong shift and Shadow)
Patterned paper by KI Enchanting paper stack
Mulberry Flowers from Stash sprayed with homemade Glimmer Mist
Stamped Sentiment by Tim Holtz

Fab'n' Funkey #127:  Cute and Girly
Party Time Tuesday #74:  Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion #68:  Happy Birthday
Sentimental Sundays #108: Cute & Girly

Castle Card

I wanted to make a princess castle card using the Cricut Life's a Party cartridge.  Here was my finished design. I loved how well the colors worked together and how simple it was to assemble.
Materials Used:
Cricut Life's a Party Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 22 cut at 4 1/4")
Cricut Once Upon a Princess Cartridge by Provocraft (tag p. 24 cut at 3 1/2")
Patterned paper from my stash
Ribbon and Bling from stash

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Manly" Gift card holder/Card

In the Wild Card Cartridge there is a gift card holder that I usually use for Christmas Gifts.  I am finishing an order of 40 cards for my mother and thought that I should include a gift card holder, I mean who doesn't love gift cards!  I wanted to make it "manly" and found this wicked patterned paper in my stash. One gift card holder can be used for a hardware supplies store and the other was for a coffee store that my brother frequently visits (Tim Hortons)
Here's the finished product...

Materials Used:
Wild Card Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 46 cut at 4 1/4")
Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 50 cut at 2") for Tools
Patterned paper by Beary Patch called Sanded Wood
Doodlebug designs Inc. by Hampton Art for stamped Sentiment

Materials Used:
Wild Card Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 46 cut at 4 1/4")
Go Canada Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 44 cut at 2 1/4") for Coffee Image
Doodlebug designs Inc. by Hampton Art for stamped Sentiment
Red Stickles

Masculine Card Series #20: Pick of the Litter

I bought the Nate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge last week and love the cute little images perfect for any little boy.
It's hard to believe that this is the last card in the Masculine Card Series.  I've had a lot of fun making them and hope you've had some inspiration to make some of these designs and stock up on your masculine cards, the one type of card I'm sure we all agree is hard to make.

Materials Used:
A2 Size card in Kraft Cardstock
Nate`s ABC`s Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 52 cut at 3 1/4``)`
Stamp Set from stash

Wild Card Series #35/Masculine Card Series #19: Fishing Card

If you do not own the Cricut Wild Card cartridge by Provocraft, you need to!  I love it.  Each card is so quick and simple and they have such sweet designs.
For my last male card, I have chosen to use the Father's Card on p. 66 of the Wild Card Manual.  It is designed for Father's Day, however I chose to use the Happy Birthday from the Cupcake on p. 61.

Materials Used:
Cricut Wild Card Cartridge by Provocraft (P. 66 cut at 4 1/2")
Patterned Paper by K & Company

Masculine Card Series #18: He Shoots, He Scores

I had made this card before but had to make another for a card order that I am doing for my mother.  My son LOVES hockey.  I guess you could say he's a true Canadian.  Before he was 1 1/2, he knew who Don Cherry was and goalie and forward positions, and of course, who the Montreal Canadians were!!!
I used the Go Canada Cricut Cartridge for this card. I hope you like my take on a great Canadian Sport.
Materials Used:
A2 size card
Cardstock by Recollections Jewel collections paper
Patterned paper by Karen Foster Designs
Go Canada Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft
p. 24-Stick and Puck at 3 1/2"
p. 25-Phrase at 1"
p. 27-Skate at 2"
Inkadinkadoo Snowflakes A Plenty
Versamark, stickles, ribbon

Masculine Card Series #17: Wild One moose Card

I love the Go Canada Cricut Cartridge.  Such cute little images and I love this moose cut.
For this card, I wanted to make a "cuter" masculine card and here is what I came up with.

Materials Used:
A2 Size Card
Go Canada Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 33 cut at 3 1/2".  Phrase cut at 1 1/2")
Sentiment printed from computer

Masculine Card Series #16: Robot Birthday Card

What little boy doesn't love robots?  My son started a robot phase about 2 weeks ago and we made this card together.  He loves cutting out the design on the Cricut.
I had bought this cartridge about a month ago and haven't used it until now.
I wanted to make a gate-fold card for this as I always seem to make a regular A2 size card.
Here's our finished design!!!

Materials Used:
A2 size card (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 2 1/8" on each side)
Patterned paper by Recollections Bold and Basics paperstack
Robotz Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 29 Robot 2 cut at 4")

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shoe Card

What a hot day today in New Brunswick.  A bombing 35 degrees with the humidity and mix that with pregnancy, it wasn't that comfy.
For today's card, I chose to use my Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut cartridge.
I hope you like my "girly" take with the shoes.  They reminded me of a pink version of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz....

Materials Used:
-A2 size card (black cardstock)
-Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut cartridge by Provocraft (p.55 cut at 3") 
-Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 36 cut at 1 1/2")
-Musical Flourish embossing folder by Cuttlebug
-"Mulberry" glitter paper by AC Cardstock
-black bows by Offray Stylish Accents
-Sentiment by Hampton Art and Stampin' Up

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Love Birds

With the busy wedding season fast approaching, comes a busy anniversary season as well.  I wanted to try the two birds from Create a Critter together to create a cute anniversary card and this is what I came up with.  I loved how this card turned out!

Materials Used:
A2 size card in Kraft Cardstock by Recollections
Patterned paper from KI Enchanted Paper stack
All cuts from cardstock stash
Recollections border punch
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 65 for Girl Bird and p. 45 for boy bird and heart) cut @ 2 1/2"

Monday, June 18, 2012

Masculine Card Series #15: In Wilderness

Hi everyone!  It's a beautiful day in New Brunswick, Canada.  This morning I went and got my diabetes test done and I absolutely hate it!  So this afternoon, I have devoted in getting caught up in my card making.
I ordered this stamp set last month from Stampin' Up called In Wilderness.  My husband is a Conservation Officer and I think the images are beautiful, plus I love the sentiment.  I believe this set retired this past year so I am glad I ordered it in time.

I hope you like it!
Materials Used:
A2 size card
Cardstock from Recollections Spice Market
Image mat 4" x 2 1/2" & 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" (brown)
In Wilderness Stampin' Up set
Image inked in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up ink pads
Buttons from my stash
Bakers Twine

Charisma Cards #23:  Male Card
Paper Playtime #77:  Anything Goes plus sentiment

Masculine Card Series #14: You're a Blast

Another cartridge that I seem to pass on is the Just Because Cards Cartridge.  I don't know why because it has some cute little images!
For this card I used Just Because and loved how it turned out.  Perfect for any boy!

Materials Used:
Just Because Cards by Provocraft
-Envelope #10 (Cut at 8 3/4") p. 73
-Rocket Card and all accessories (cut at 8 3/4") p. 33

Patterned paper by Fancy Pants called Asteriod
All cuts from scraps

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happily Every After

I got this idea for this card from Momo.  I really miss her posts...
I wanted to make a cute anniversary card and this is what a decided to scraplift.
For this card, I used my Cricut Sweethearts cartridge.  I admit, I often neglect this cartridge when making things and think I need to use this as my next card series challenge so I can get some use out of it.
The card base is an A2 size card measured the long way cut from light blue cardstock.  I used a small strip of green cardstock at the bottom and used my edged scissors to give it a grassy look.
The tree is found on p. 39 and was cut at 5".  I had to cut it a few times to get the different colored hearts, leaves and tree top. I added some white dots to the tree with my white Gel pen. The tree was centered slightly off the page and I cut the access off.
The couple is found on p. 35 and was cut at 3".

The sentiments are from the Wedding stamping set by Inkadinkadoo and was stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
I entered this in the following challenge:
ABC Challenge-"R" for romance

CAS Baby Girl Card

I ordered this beautiful Stampin' Up set called Nursery Times.  Unfortunately, I must have not been a popular one as it retired after this past year.  I love it because of the cute Mother Goose kind of images and the possibilities for both girls and boys!
I colored it using my Stampin' Up pastels.  The striped patterned paper is from my scraps as is everything else!
For the scallop, I used my Once Upon a Princess cartridge and cut it at 4".  The circle is cut from Plantin' Schoolbook and was cut at 2 1/2". 
I used some pink ribbon and bling from my stash.
The inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up Occasional Quotes.

Sympathy Card

I find sympathy cards very hard to make.  I do not like to make the card busy, I'd much rather a clean and simple look.  I got this stamp set from Inkadinkadoo on clearance at Walmart for $5.00 and thought I'd try it out.  While looking through my 12 x 12 patterned paper I came across this beautiful design and thought the two paired so well together.  My only regret is not buying a lot more of it.
The card base is cut from Kraft cardstock and is a A2 size card cut the long way.  The patterned paper is by Creative Imagination and is called Plumeria.  The small ivory mat measures 4" x 2 1/2" with the same Kraft paper mat measuring 4 1/4' x 2 3/4".
As mentioned the image is by Inkadinkadoo and is from the Meadow stamp set.  It was stamped using Stampin' Up ink called Creamy Caramel and the sentiment is stamped using Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip ink.  The sentiment inside and out is by Hero Art is comes from the Everyday Sayings set.

The ribbon was left over from my stash and is a beautiful brown.  (I think it's from Walmart)

Wild Card Series #32: Wedding Card

I have been making cards all weekend!  4 of my colleagues are retiring and I wanted to make them a little "going away" gift of a box of 15 cards.  So needles to say, I've been busy.
I hope you all had a fabulous Father's Day with your loved ones.
For my next card in the Wild Card Series, I chose to make this one as simple as possible.  I love this cartridge because it literally takes no time at all to make a card and there is something for every occasion.  The card can be found on p. 63 of the manual and was cut at 5 1/4".  I cut the envelope on blackout and then used some wedding paper from my stash.  The card is cut from white as I love the look of a simple white cake and all the other pieces are cut from my stash.  I added some Icicle Stickles to the brides dress and veil to give that "shimmery" look.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Masculine Card Series #13: Father's Day Cards

What a beautiful week this is going to be.  I am honored to have been asked to be a Guest Diva at Die Cuttin' Divas for the Manly Card for Father's Day Challenge.  This challenge can be found here.  I want to take this time to personally thank Georgiana and the "Diva" team for asking me!
For this challenge, I choose to make 2 cards.  One that my children helped me make for "Daddy" and the other I made for my husband, my father, and my father-in-law.  
For the first card, I chose to use the Create A Critter cartridge and the camera image on p. 37.  I wanted to do a different take on the card by using a photo of our children in the camera lens instead of having the cardstock show.  The camera was cut at 3 1/2".

Materials Used (Camera Card)
A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Cardstock by Recollections
2 Button Brads
Patterned Paper by My Minds Eye Complete Boy Paper Stack
Hemp Cord (Walmart)
Foam tape
White Jelly Roll Pen
Stamp sentiment by Hero Arts
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Create a Critter Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 37 cut at 3 1/2") 

For the shirt card, I used the Simply Charmed cartridge.  The image can be found on p. 42 and was cut at 4 1/2".  

Shirt Card:
A2 size card
Patterned paper by KI Memories Classic Prints Paperpad
Cardstock by Recollections
Simply Charmed Cartridge by Provocraft (p.42 cut at 4 1/2")
Buttons from stash
Edges inked with Studio G Chalk ink
Foam Tape for shirt collar & tie

Challenges Entered:
Card Making Mamas #47:  Father's Day Card
Little Scrap Pieces: Father's Day Card
One Stop Craft Challenge #186:  Father's Day
The Secret Crafter #189:  Father's Day
Sentimental Sundays #106:  For a special Guy
Celebrate The Occasion#66: Father's Day
My Craft Spot:  Father's Day
Krafty Girls:  Mission Impossible