Friday, November 30, 2012

Cut It Up #7: 3D Holiday Projects

Good morning folks!  Can you believe that December is literally right around the corner?  Where did November go.  I can't remember it flying by so quickly....
It's time for another challenge at Cut It Up!  This theme is perfect for this time of year while we are all rushing to get our holiday gifts finished!!!  Why not link it up to Cut It Up for a chance to win this fabulous prize.

This weeks challenge is to create a 3D Holiday project.  It's your choice which holiday (Christmas, New Years, Easter, etc...) but make sure you include a die cut somewhere's on it.  This challenge starts today, November 30th and goes to December 12th at noon EST!

For my 3D project I used 3 cartridges:  Sweet Tooth Boxes, Doodlecharms & Create a Critter 2.
 I cut the box from Sweet Tooth Cricut Cartridge at  1/4" (p.40) and the liner at 6" (p. 64). I inked around all edges with my Studio G Burgundy ink.
 The snowman was cut from Doodlecharms (p.82) at 2".  I added a ribbon scarf and also a cute little Peachy Keen Face from the Winter Faces Assortment Pack.
 The Tree was cut from Create a Critter 2 (p. 65) at 4".  I added some bling and also some yellow glitter glue to the start to give it some sparkle.
 The Santa Bear was cut at 2 3/4" (p. 66) from Create a Critter 2.  I added some Icicle stickles to the white suit.  The sleigh was cut at 3 1/2" (p. 70) and Reindeer (p.70) at 2 1/2" also from Create a Critter 2. I added some red glitter Glue to the reindeer's nose.  I also used some black and white baker's twine to the sleigh and reindeer.
 A little large bling for the doorknob....

Hope you like it!

Materials Used:
*Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 40) at 10 1/4", liner for cupcakes (p. 64) at 6"
*Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 65) tree at 4", sleigh (p. 70) at 3 1/2", reindeer (p. 70) at 2 1/2", Santa Bear (p. 66) at 2 3/4"
*Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 82) snowman cut at 2"
*Cardstock by Recollections Jolly Holiday Paper pad
*Patterned paper
*Peachy Keen Face PK#520 Winter Faces Assortment 3/4" (snowman)
*Red and Yellow Glitter Glue by Studio G
*Icicle Stickles
*Burgundy ink pad by Studio G
*Black and White Baker's Twine
*Bling (large and small)

Challenges Entered:
Cardz TV-To Die for
Fun Friday: Make it Sparkle
Go Fish: Christmas Themed Project

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The 12 Tags of Christmas Series: Tag 5-Present

Welcome to Tag 5 in the 12 Tags of Christmas series.  For today's tag I used Winter Frolic to cut the tag and Joys of The Season for the present.
The tag was cut from a scrap of turquoise cardstock using Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge.  This tag can be found on p. 36 using the tag feature.
The present is found using the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge.

I also added a scrap strip of paper from my stash and also a piece of pink ribbon that I cut off of a gift bag and unraveled it!

Materials Used:
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by My Minds Eye
*Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge (p.36) at 2 1/2"
*Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge present cut at 2"
*Icicle Stickles (present bow)
*Ribbon frayed from gift bag

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 12 Tags of Christmas Series: Tag 4-Candy Canes & Peppermint Swirls

Who doesn't love Candy Canes & Peppermint Swirls?  I love Candy canes, not so much the swirls though.  And who could resist this cute little tag featuring both or by themselves....
Todays tag was cut from Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge.
Materials Used:
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Mat 3 x 3 3/4"
*Patterned paper mat 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
*Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 1/2"
*Red glitter glue by Studio G

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The 12 Tags of Christmas Series: Tag 3-Cup of Cocoa

Here is tag 3 from the 12 Tags of Christmas Series. Today I used Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge to make this adorable mug of hot cocoa.
 The cup & steam are both cut from scraps that I had.  These can both be found in Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge.
I had some scrap embellishments that I saved from a few of last years Christmas cards.  I admit I'm a scrapbook hoarder!  Sometimes you find really cute things on cards!

Materials Used:
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Recollections Naughty or Nice paper pad.
*Green mat cut at 3" x 3 3/4"
*Patterned paper mat cut at 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
*Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge cut at 2" (mug & steam)
*Embellishments from my stash

Star Card

Can you feel Christmas in the air?  It's getting cooler in New Brunswick and on those beautiful clear nights I love how the sky is littered with stars.  I wanted to make a very quick and simple card and show the beauty of the star.  I chose to do a CAS A2 size card using the star found on p. 71 of the Winter Frolic cartridge.  It is found under Layer shift.
The star is cut at 8 1/2" from Gold patterned paper by G.C.D Studios and is called #065 Ups and Downs.
 The sentiment is from Close to My Heart D1179 Festive Thoughts and was stamped using Versamark and White Embossing powder by Recollections.
 The blue snowflake patterned paper is from last years Mat Stack by K & Co Elizabeth Brown called EB Visions of Christmas.
To finish the inside of the card I used another gold star cut at 4" and my EK Success scallop border punch. The inside sentiment is also from Close to My Heart D1179 Festive Thoughts and was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Materials Used:
*A2 size card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Blue Patterned paper by K & Co Elizabeth Brown Visions of Christmas.
*Gold Patterned paper G.C.D Studios  #065 Ups and Downs.
*Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p.71) cut at 8 1/2" using layer shift and 4" for inside
*Close to My Heart D1179 Festive Thoughts
*Recollections white embossing powder
*EK Success Scallop Border Punch
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Monday, November 26, 2012

The 12 Tags of Christmas Series: Tag 2-Snowglobe Snowman

I absolutely love the little snowman and snowglobe from Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge.  Here is a cute and quick little tag using some left over scraps of snowflake paper and Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge.

Materials Used:
*PK520 Winter Faces Assortment
*Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge (snowman at 2", snowglobe at 3 1/2")
*Baker's Twine 
*small bling from Dollar Store
*Snowflake patterned paper
*Orange marker

Challenges Entered:

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The 12 Tags of Christmas Series: Tag 1-Santa & Boy

Welcome to 12 days of Christmas tags.  Last year for the first time I made all of my gift tags that I put on relatives presents.  Needles to say they were a huge hit and most of the people I gave them too requested orders for them.
This year I wanted to give you a push (or a tap) to making your own tags.  Every day I will post a tag with details on how I made it so you can try it yourself!  Remember I made ALL of the tags featured from my Christmas scraps and cardstock scraps.  It's a great way to get rid of all of that clutter in such an easy way.
So enough chatter from me.  Here is tag 1 out of 12....
 The image is from  A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge and can be found on p. 56 using Christmas Shift at 2 1/2".
The patterned paper is from the DCWV 'Tis the Season paper pad.

Materials Used:
*Tag base at 3 1/4" x 4"
*Mat 1 cut at 3" x 3 3/4"
*Mat 2 (patt. paper) cut at 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
*All cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by DCWV 'Tis the Season paper pad
*A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 56) Christmas 1 shift @ 2 1/2"

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Scraps Challenge-Week 1

Hi blogger buddies.  Well so far not too bad.  I got rid of quite a few scraps just by making Christmas Tags!!!  Who knew....
All in all I have got rid of more than 12 pieces of paper and here is the lot that I have made since Saturday.  Just wanted to give you an update.
I have made 43 tags since Saturday ALL using my Christmas scraps and some cardstock scraps.  Love it.  Here is a closeup of a few choice selections

In the next coming weeks I will be posting a tag each day with information on how I made it.  This will be a new series called "The 12 tags of Christmas"!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Card & Tag Holly Set with Gift Box

Good morning crafting friends.  I wanted to show the details for one of the projects I made totally from scraps that I've had lying around.  For my project I chose to use the CCR Exclusives from Stretch Your Imagination.  I used the card and tag feature and the holly image from Stretch Your Imagination and the box was made from Sweet Tooth Boxes
Here is my finished product.
 I cut 6 cards and 6 tags from the Stretch Your Imagination Exclusive.
 The tag was cut at 3 1/2" from Kraft cardstock.  The white layer was cut at 4" and the holly was cut at 1 1/2".  The card and layer for the card were both cut at 4", the holly was cut at 2". I embossed the white card layer using my Cuttlebug Musical Flourish embossing folder.

 The box was cut from Sweet Tooth Boxes on p. 61 at 8".  I used the window lid and added a piece of acetate so you could see through it.  The box bottom was cut from green cardstock, the top from white. The holly was also cut at 2" from Stretch Your Imagination.
I added red Glitter Glue by Studio G to the holly berries.  The sentiments are by Recollections. I also inked around all holly leaves with green ink by Stampin' Up.

Materials Used:
*Sweet Tooth Boxes cut at 8" and window lid at 8"
*Stretch Your Imagination tag (p.80) cut at 3 1/2", layer cut at 4"
card cut at 4" and layer at 4" (p.81)
Holly berries (p.53) cut at 1 1/2" for tag and 2" for card
*Cuttlebug Musical Flourish embossing folder for cards
*Cardstock (Kraft, white, red, green) by Recollections
*Red Glitter Glue by Studio G
*Sentiments by Recollections
*Memento Black Ink
*Certainly Celery Ink by Stampin' Up
*acetate 4 x 4 piece

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Scraps-A personal Challenge

I, like every other crafter, hoard my scraps.  This is just a small taste of my Christmas scraps.
So I have decided to challenge myself.  My goal is to quickly or slowly (however I get there) dwindle down this pile by December 24th.  My goal is on that day to have them ALL gone.  In a perfect crafting world this will happen.  I have already told myself I am not allowed to by any Christmas paper until I get some of my paper pads used up a bit (and that is an extremely hard challenge!)
So every week (maybe a few times a week) I will post some projects under Christmas Scraps challenge to show you what I've been creating and crafting!  And hopefully by December 24th this pile will be gone! As I said, this is just some of the pile....
What do you do with your scraps???

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cut It Up #6: Button Time!

Welcome to another challenge at Cut It Up!  This is an exciting challenge and a great time to use those buttons you've been hoarding!  Today is Button Day!  The challenge is to make any kind of project as long as you incorporate at least two buttons and don't forgot the die-cut!  This challenge starts today and ends November 28th, Noon EST.
You could win this fabulous prize sponsored by Cut It Up

For my card, I chose to use my Cricut Sweethearts cartridge.  I don't use this cartridge enough and don't know why as it has really cute images!
I wanted to create a card using the Gumball machine found on p. 38.  I cut the shadow, blackout and layers, all using Cricut Craft Room at 4 1/2".  The blackout feature I cut using a piece of acetate that comes off of the Cricut mats.  For the gumballs, I used buttons!  Who doesn't love Button Gumballs...haha (Saves on cavities...)

Materials Used:
*A2 long card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper from Sweet Nectar K & Co Mat Stack
*Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 38) at 4 1/2" using shadow, blackout, layers
*Cricut Craft Room to hide contours and select layers
*Studio G red ink
*EK Success Scallop Border Punch

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

3D Pretty Princess Purses

Hello blogging friends and crafters.  I am so excited to share my first post as being a Guest Design Team Member for My Cricut Craft Room.
This week, our assignment for Theme Day Thursday was to create a 3D Pretty Princess Purse.  This challenge came at an amazing time in our house as my 2 year old daughter is well into her "Princess" stage.  I have watched every Disney Princess movie for the past 5 days and she shows no time of slowing down.  She is also loving putting on lipgloss and glittery nail polish. So I wanted to include those ideas in her purse. For my project I used Once Upon a Princess and Flower Shoppe.
Here is my project...
 For the purse I used the Once Upon a Princess cartridge.  The purse was cut at 11 1/2" from pg. 66 using patterned paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery paper pad. I inked around the ivory handle with Studio G Pink ink.
 The flower was cut from at 2 1/4" (white inked with pink), 2" (pink) 1 3/4" (ivory) and 1 1/4" (glittered) from heart 2 found on p. 16 of the manual.  I inked around the larger 2 flower with Studio G pink ink and for the last flower added pink stickles to it.  I also added a piece of left over pink ribbon I had.
 The crown is found on p. 76 and was cut at 1 3/4".  Since my daughter's name is Aslynn I decided to cut at "A" from p.44 from the same pink paper found in the flower.  I also added 3 different colored bling jewels to it and Icicle stickles.
In the purse I added some "girly" Princess elements.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Simple Black & White Wedding Card

Hi all.  I hope today finds you all healthy and happy.  It has been freezing cold and we got our first blast of snow yesterday morning.  Not enough to stick around but enough to make driving a mess.
I went through my patterned paper last night and found this beautiful simple design from Doodlebug Designs.  I paired it with a few mats and stuck to the simple color scheme.  Here is the finished product

Materials Used:
*A2 size card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Doodlebug Designs Inc. White Floral Fancy
*Once Upon A Princess p. 52 for tags (Red @ 3 1/2, white @ 3 1/4, Black @ 3")
*White Embossing Powder by Recollections
*Bride & Groom and inside sentiment from Inkadinkadoo Wedding stamp set

Friday, November 9, 2012

For all you Pinterest Addicts!!!

One of my DT sisters from Cut It Up is a part of a fabulous new blog as a DT members.  You NEED to check out this site, especially if you are a Pinterest addict like myself.  It is called Pins To Creations and can be found here!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Gingerbread Man Layout

We had snow today in New Brunswick.  Couldn't believe it, especially the amount!  So of course, it forced me to start making some Christmas crafts and I put together this Gingerbread LO for my son!  We have so many traditions in our house and of course, baking gingerbread dolls and the house is one of them.
This is my son's first Christmas (back in 2008) and I finally put together this page today! 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cut It Up Challenge #5: Thank You Card

Welcome to another challenge at Cut It Up.  This weeks challenge is to show us a Thank You card that includes a digital or stamped image and a die-cut!  This challenge ends Nov. 14th at noon EST.  You could win this fabulous prize from our DT Sister Janis...
For my card, I chose to use one of my favorite cartridges which is Wild Card and paired it with a digi stamp from the Digi Doodle Shop.  I can't remember the name of her sorry. I did the same image but 2 different ways.  One coloring in the flowers, the other highlighting them slightly with a hot pink and of course the bow!

Materials Used:
Wild Card Cricut Cartridge (p. 52) cut at 5 3/4"
George and Basic Shapes circles at 4 1/2" (patterned paper from stash) and 4" (white)
Digi Doodle Image
Burgendy Bow