Friday, December 26, 2014

Birthday cards

Here's some birthday cards I made for my son and nephew I used my cricut and Pooh and friends cart.
and all the wording was done with the silhouette.

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Tigger is for my son - its a 5x7.5 card - cut @ 4.53 and used foam tape to pop him up

this one of eeyore cut @2.73 is for my nephew. LOL I used a mini brad for the tail and it actually swings, I used foam tape on eeyore to pop him up. HA HA HA I love the numbers(age) on the tail and that it swings ...just cracks me up!!!!!A2 card

OK, FINALLY! the holidays are over and I can try and finish cleaning/organizing my craftroom.........

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas box card

My Christmas box cards  5x7....I made 15 of them and everything can be found in the silhouette store.
VERY VERY PLEASED at how they came out!! Love these cards!!!
I'm sure the silhouette store has a 5x7 box card but I didn't have time to look, I just followed this video :

I made  rectangle templates to correspond with the box card so I could determine what size to make everything. Then I went to the silhouette store and found all the extras(fire place, stockings, Merry Christmas, Christmas tree (added stickles for decoration), star (added gold glitter), candy canes, ho ho ho, Santa, presents and sentiment on the back(I ungroup  and spread it out more).
Except for the red brick and white mortar on the fireplace, the presents and the sentiment on the back which are print and cut , everything else is cut as layers.

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this is how it looks closed, I should of used designer paper it looks kind of blah so I  embossed the lower half with "swiss dots".

now, its opened

here it is with 1 stocking (for my Mom)

here it is with 5 stocking

here's a side view

the back

other side

Like I said I made 15 box cards and each card has the recipients/family member names on the stockings.
Otherwise they are all pretty much the same. I can't wait to hear my family/friends reactions. Its just to cute!!
I'll take them to the post office tomorrow.......extra postage?......  it will be worth it, this time.......ha ha ha...ho ho ho...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Congrats card

I'm SUPER DUPER EXCITED over the news I received Thanksgiving. After dinner and while desert was being served my niece and her husband announced....."They are EXPECTING" wahoo whoppie!!!! BUT WAIT!!!! its TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaarrrr!!!!! screaming for JOY!!!!!!!!! now for the mean part,  they won't tell us the sex.....uuuuugggghhhh. I'm hoping when they come down for Christmas they'll have a change of heart....Anyway heres the card I made.
I used my Silhouette.

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Ok, that's it for cards for a few weeks.....I have to get started on my Christmas cards and gifts!!!!!!!!!! tic toc tic toc.....time is flying...........

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Birthday cards

Birthday cards I made, the first is for my sister inlaw.  Used the silhouette.

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this next one was for my niece,  I don't like it, I put a dark rose color of vellum behind the cutouts. Again I used the silhouette. the card is pink like the bottom photo don't know what happened to the first photo.

have one more "special card" to make....I got a BIG SURPRISE at Thanksgiving dinner.....Super Duber Excited over the news!!!!!!Then I have to get started on Christmas..............

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Moms Birthday card

My Moms birthday card.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out!!!!
I used my Cricut Imagine... SURPRISE it still works haven't used it in ages.............................
the Imagine cart "Enjoy the Seasons" cut @ 3.5" w.
then I used the embossing folder d'vine swirls.
the inside was done with the silhouette.
OK, do you know the Christmas song "Let it Snow"?
well get that tune going and you'll LOVE my creativity on this card. ha ha ha

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Well? PRETTY creative huh?? ha ha ha
have a few more birthday cards to do before December.....aagghhh.... then I have to get started on Christmas gifts...where is the time going......I still have to make my list for Michaels and Hobby Lobby Black Friday sales.........

Friday, November 21, 2014

Birthday card

Birthday card for my son. Many.. many.. many.. years ago he LOVED this cartoon.....just thought I'd try and make him feel young again.....ha ha ha
I got the design off the internet.
Everything was done with the silhouette

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday Card

Here's a Birthday card I made for a friend.
I used the cricut cart "Teddy Bear Parade" cut at 3.41"h.
Added some stickles to the collar and liquid pearls to the buttons and heat embossed the shoes.
I think it came out really cute.
The balloons and sentiment were done on the silhouette.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving cards

Finally finished my Thanksgiving cards. I used the cricut cart: Stretch your Imagination (turkey cut @ 5.25),embossed the background with a decorative tile folder and made the tags with the silhouette. The card is 9.12"h x 8"w (scored at 4" - 4"w)
This was my original idea......

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it was OK, couldn't decide between the dark or the light brown. It needed more though????
SO.......I took the "guts" (extra cuts) and switched them......YES, I like this better!!!! I also have two different colored backgrounds (only because I didn't have enough of the other color..ha ha)

Now for the inside.....urgh......I've got to practice on dressing that up....I was really stumped.
 I made my own buttons (to match the front of the card) and its OK but I don't like it. I used vellum for my sentiment. I don't even like my sentiment. At first I thought it was kind of cute but after reading it a thousand times.... Nope... I  should of come up with something else. Oh, time.

its 2 weeks till Thanksgiving and at least my cards are DONE, I need to make a few Birthday cards.....but I'm working on a  VERY CREATIVE  project I really want to get done so I can share it with you is SO CREATIVELY CLEVER!!!! suspense...........and No, its not my craftroom....after rearranging it....I liked the look of the set up...but after crafting...Nope, I had to move some things .....which lead to moving more things and now I don't have time to finish....maybe AFTER the holidays..........

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Witch's Boots...improved!

The other 50 plain Witch's boots (in previous post) are going to be taken into work Friday and be given to my co-workers (there will be a bag of M&M's in each boot). For my family..well....I decided to dress them up a bit....
Instead of embossing the side panels like the others....hhhhhmmmmm....I de-bossed the side panels and added stickles in the grooves . PRETTY GORGEOUS!!!! if I must say....HA HA HA

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 Stickles: Crystal, Silver

Stickles: Stardust, Diamonds

adding the stickles to black cardstock changes the original color but I still like how it came out.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Birthday card

A card I made for my niece. The card is 4" x 9" it will fit into a business size envelope.
I used the cricut cartridge Paper Doll Teen Scene. I used the "hair (no bangs) and body layers" on pg 37 and then I used the bangs from the hair on pg 33 and I used the dress and accessories from pg 39. I love how she came out, she's cut at 6.5". The rest of the card was done on the Silhouette. I LOVE how the two play so well together...he he he

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OK, Halloween cards are done and will be mailed tomorrow, B-days are out of the way for a few weeks I'll mail this card tomorrow............ now to finish the Witch's boots.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween cards

Here's my Halloween cards. Everything can be found in the silhouette store. When I saw this Halloween saying LOL I had the perfect card in mind.....ha ha ha...ha ha ha

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HA HA HA!!!!!! isn't it FUNNY?!!!!!
I love the colors I used....My family/friends are going to LOVE IT!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday card

Card I made for my nephew.
I goggled Ninja Turtles and I liked this one. I sized it down to about 3.25" and "cropped" it into about a 3" square. I cut out the letters and ran them through my xyron, then the inside is a print and cut.

I still have to finish my Witch's boots and make a couple of more Birthday cards...Oh! and make my Halloween cards.....aaaaaggghhhh......time is flying by......I HAVE TO GET CRAFTING! geez.....

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Anniversary card

What a BLAST!!!!! I sort of lost my crafting MOJO but I'm finally getting back into the creative mode.
I made this A2 card for my nieces anniversary. I used the cricut Car Decals for the couple (man @ 1.87"h and lady @ 1.82"h) and 4mm goggley eyes. I used the emboss folder Heart Blocks with a circular diffuser (That was FUN, first time I used them). The word - Happy Couple - is from A Childs Year at 1"h. The inside was done on the silhouette.

I know I know what about my craft room??? its coming.........soon..........LOL!!! just bare with me....PLEASE!!!
When you rearrange a craft room you like how it LOOKS!!!  but........will it work??? I'm having to tweak a few things now that I'm crafting.

Friday, October 3, 2014

We interrupt this rearranging.....

Sorry for the delay but I got side tracked. My old laptop computer had to go and I got a NEW desktop with a 24" screen.....The better to see with...HA HA HA

Such a relief on the ol' eyes!!!
OK, I'll finish rearranging my craft room next week. Stay Tuned....

Thursday, September 25, 2014

PLEASE STAND BY.............!!

Here we go AGAIN!!!! I'm a seasonal re-arranger. HA HA HA 
My Craftroom is under construction...I'm moving stuff around and so far so GOOD!! I'm liking how its coming together. Hopefully I'll be done next week and will post pics. Please bare with me....HA HA.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Birthday card

Card for my nephew. Thought it came out kinda CUTE!!!
The card is 9"h x 7.75"w (fold in half 9"h x 3.88"w) it fits a legal envelope.
I used the cricut Create a Critter cart and when glueing all the layers I was not paying attention and put glue all over the light green layer...the glue was exposed....AAKKK!!!! Whats a crafter to do????
When in doubt FLOCK IT!!!! HA HA HA....I added light green flock...LOVE IT!!! I embossed the top layer with cuttlebug Tiny Mosaics. For the words and sentiments I used the silhouette and I added my own diy star buttons. The reason I made this size card is because I'll be putting cash inside and I won't have to fold it. Now everything will stay flat and no bulk. EASY MAILING!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Witch's Boot

I'm still here....I've been very busy crafting! I'm starting early for Halloween..YEPPIE!! I'm going to make 50 witchs boots and take them into work on Halloween. So I'm starting early for a change. I've gotten 28 already made....I make about 4 a week so you do the math...ha ha ha
Isn't it PRETTY!!!! its hard to get a good picture of a black boot. The boot and sentiment can be found in the Silhouette store.
I followed this tutorial -

I did what Kathy did (3rd comment down) I glued the tabs to the outside. Then embossed the extra layer, I also embossed the sole with dots(better traction...ha ha ha) I have 10 different (halloween) colors of twine too, just to mix it up a little. After tieing the bow I added a little glossy accents on the knot so it wouldn't come untied.
I little bag of  M&M's will fit nicely inside....

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

4th July card

Here's my 4th July card. The card came from the Silhouette store. When I saw this I thought it was ADORABLE!!! So different than the "standard A2".  WARNING! theres A LOT OF LAYERS!!!
After doing the front, I was exhausted and went for a simple print n cut for the inside. Which is also from the silhouette store. I know the inside looks dull....but I'm tired of this card and I wanted it DONE!!
Oh, the boots and the trim on the hat were double heat embossed(looks like patent leather-SHINY!LOL). The circles on the boots and hat and the trim on the suit were heat embossed with gold.
LOVE how the card came out!!!my family/friends are gonna LOVE IT!!

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Well my card needed a special envelope. So I went to HL and found some paper and using
"Kreate-a-lope" I was able to make an envelope for it. I was upset that the envelope maker didn't make this size. Luckily from the good ol' days when QVC had crafts I got the "kreate-a-lope. Its a KEEPER NOW! I was going to give it away since I had the envelope maker. LOVE the envelope!! So PATRIOTIC!
The card uses an office size envelope, I could of used a plain white one but how unpatriotic would that have been??? LOL its the 4th July!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Anniversary card

Anniversary card I made for my brother.
Its OK, I forgot to chalk the edges of the tags, I forgot to emboss the card. HA HA
I guess this is what I call my "thought was in it but I forgot" card. HA HA HA
I'm going to have to start making a check list of things to do when making a memory isn't what it used to be.....
its hard to see but I glittered the numbers. That I remembered!

Yes, I checked my math....theres 7 leap years. (365 x 29 = 10,585 + 7 = 10,592)  At least I hope I added correctly????