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Monday, December 3, 2012

December Journal - December 1st



I finished a couple pages done in my December Journal Book.
I wanted to give you an idea on what you can put on pages.
I still have to add the journaling but this kind of gives you an idea on how to get started.

Supplies:

Simple Stories Snap Binder




Sunday, December 2, 2012

Rudolph Christmas Card




 Rudolph Christmas Card

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Supplies:

Cricut Craft Room Basics - Background Shape
I placed 2 images on my mat and sized it to layer one on top of the other.
Create a Critter 2 cartridge - Reindeer
Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Merry Christmas
October Afternoon - Distressed Snowflake and Bells paper
The pattern paper is distressed from the manufacturer as you can see on the right side of the card.

Christmas Tree Card




Christmas Tree Card

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Supplies:
Cricut Craft Room Basics - Background Shape
I placed 2 images on my mat and sized it to layer one on top of the other. 
Cricut Create a Critter 2 Cartridge - Tree Cut
Cricut Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes Cartridge - Merry Christmas
October Afternoon - Pattern Papers

Reindeer Christmas Card




Reindeer Christmas Card

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Supplies:
 
Cricut Craft Room Basics - Background Shape
I placed 2 images on my mat and sized it to layer one on top of the other.
Create a Critter 2 cartridge - Reindeer
Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Merry Christmas
October Afternoon - Distressed Polka Dot and Ornament paper
The pattern paper is distressed from the manufacturer as you can see on the right side of the card.
 
 

Christmas Tree Card



Christmas Tree Card

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Supplies:

Cricut Craft Room Basics - Background Shape
I placed 2 images on my mat and sized it to layer one on top of the other. 
Cricut Create a Critter 2 Cartridge - Tree Cut
Cricut Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes Cartridge - Merry Christmas
October Afternoon - Pattern Papers
The pattern paper is distressed from the manufacturer as you can see on the right side of the card.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Journal 2012 - Book Cover


December Journal 2012 - Book Cover

Today is the starting day to make your December Journal Books.
I just finish the cover this morning.
I hope you can join in on this with me and make a December Journal Book.

Supplies:

Cricut Cartridge - Cindy Loo Cartridge - Title
Simple Stories papers - Cocoa, Tree and Snowman cards
October afternoon papers Red Holly Leaves for the cover.
K&Company - Chipboard Snowman


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Snow Folks Winter Snow Girls




I'm working on Christmas Cards.
I just got the Cricut Snowfolks Cartridge.


Snow Folks Winter Snow Girls

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Supplies:
Cricut Snow Folks Cartridge - Snow girls cute at 3.5 true size
Cricut Imagine - Snow Angel Cartridge to flood fill the coats and mittens.
Cricut Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes Cartridge - Merry Christmas cut at W - 5.097 x H - 2.069 in Cricut Craft Room Design Software
For the snow I used the paper tearing technique. Then I chalked the edges.




Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

Our Granddaughter was over and we had to carve a pumpkin for Halloween.

Well Chuck got in on the action making this his first Cricut project.

Here is the step by step process.


First cut off the top


Then our granddaughter Scooped out the middle


She said it was gooey


Our Granddaughter Picked out the pumpkin face from the Pumpkin Carving cartridge.
I cut it out on the Cricut Mini.


Chuck traced the face on the pumpkin


Here it is.


Then Chuck carved the face


Then our granddaughter pulled out the pieces to the face.


What a great team!!


Our granddaughter wants to keep the cut out pieces.


Here's a close up of it all lit up.


Now I get to scrapbook it!!

Happy Halloween!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bat and Ghost Mobile







 Bat and Ghost Mobile

I made a Martha Stewart Bat Mobile. It's super easy to make.
All you need is a branch, bats, ghosts and some cheese cloth.

Supplies:

Cricut Cartridge Happy Hauntings - Bats and Ghosts
The Bats were cut at 5-1/4"
The ghosts were cut at 4-1/2"

I got the idea from the Martha Stewart website.
Found here.

Martha Stewart Bat Mobile



Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wedding Card





Wedding Card

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Supplies:

Cricut Cartridge Wedding -  Doves and Heart
Cut Size: Doves and Heart 7.569 x 3.958




Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!




Happy Father's Day

 Supplies:

Cricut Craft Room - Father's Day Card
I embellished this with brads and ink.
I used foil paper for the background.



Sunday, June 3, 2012

Friendship Card


Friendship Card

Supplies:

The stamp set is S1205 Friendship Bouquet Stamp of the month set from May.



Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friendship Card




Friendship Card

Supplies: 

Close To My Heart - S1205 Friendship Bouquet - May Stamp Of The Month 
Close To My Heart - Florentine Paper Pack 
Pebbles Chalks to color the flower. I used a blender pen to blend the colors.
I set the chalk with Extra Hold Aerosol Hairspray.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Follow Your Heart Card


Follow Your Heart Card

Card Size - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Supplies:

Cartridge - Z1686 - Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Paper -   X7148B - Pemberley Paper Packet
Gems - Z1333 - Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
Adhesive - Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape
Stamp - D1491 - Hooray Bouquet
Stamp - C1503 - The Best Things
The leaf branches were found on the Art Philosophy Cartridge. P. 35and  P. 43 - of your Art Philosophy handbook I cut 8 of each branch. They were cut at 1-1/2".
Hooray Bouquet - Flower on P. 29 - of the Art Philosophy Handbook.
Flowers cut at 1-1/4" and 2".
Frame - P. 44 of Art Philosophy handbook  Decorative Layer. Cut at 5" x 8"
Stamp the Best Things Label found on p. 46 of the Art Philosophy Handbook. Cut at 1-1/4"



Sunday, March 25, 2012

You Make Me Smile Card




You Make Me Smile Card

Card Size:      5-1/2" x 5-1/2"

Supplies:

Cartridge:  Z1686 - CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Paper:  X7143B - Sonoma Paper Packet
Buttons: Z1358 - Basic Assortment
Stamp Set:  D1491 - Hooray Bouquet
Ink:  Z2141 - Pansy Purple
Adhesive:  Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape

The leaf branches were found on the Art Philosophy Cartridge. P. 35 - P. 43 - of your Art Philosophy handbook I cut 8 of each branch type. They were cut at 1-1/2". The flowers from the Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set were cut at 1" and 1-1/2" on P. 57 - of your Art Philosophy Handbook.
I cut 9 - 1" flowers and 3 - 1-1/2" flowers.
I stamped the 1" flowers with pansy purple ink. I rolled them with a flower tool. For the flower buds I took a 1" flower that was stamped and folded it in 1/2. I rolled to flower from one end to the other creating a bud. for the bottom of the bud. I snipped off on of the leaves and glued it to the bottom of the bud.
I place a button in the center of the 3 open flowers for the center. For the frame on the card I used 2 images
found on page 55 of the handbook. They are the Decorative Layer images cut at w- 2.458" x H - 3.931".
The card I sized to W - 5.50 x 11. I popped up the frame and open flowers with 3-D foam tape.
The scalloped oval was cut at W - 2.194 x H 1.542 found on page 52 of your handbook . The oval was cut at W- 1.819 x H - 1.208 found on page 42 of your handbook.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Card



Easter Card

Card Size - 7.236 x 10.22

Supplies:

Cartridge:   Z1686 - CTMH Art Philosophy
Stamp Set:  B1402 - My Peeps Stamp Set
Ribbons and Trim:  Z1384 - Pink Designer Ribbon Collection
Buttons:
Z1370 - Pink Assortment
Z1372 - Green Assortment

Paper: X7149B - Lucy Paper Pack


Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthday Card


Birthday Card

The card and teapot are a gift for my Mother's Birthday.

Card Size: 4-1/2 x 4-3/4

Supplies:

Cartridge:    
CTMH Art Philosophy Cupcake cut at 2.5" on
P. 70 of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook
Card Base - P. 70  of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook.
I hid the contour for the cupcake cut out in Cricut Craft Room design software.
Banner - P. 49 of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook

Stamp Set:  
D1497 - Cupcake banner and Happy Birthday -
This comes with the CTMH Art Philosophy bundle.

CTMH Ink:  
Z2193 - Cotton Candy
Z2195 - Lagoon

Buttons:  
Z1370 - Pink Assortment

Baker's Twine:  
Z1702 - Paradise Assortment

Z308 Liquid Applique
To frost the cupcake. I just let it dry so it look more like icing.
You can heat dry Liquid Applique but for the cupcake I didn't like the puffy look.
 I just let it dry to look like icing on the cake.

Paper Pack: 
X7149B - Lucy - This is such a pretty paper pack.

Adhesive:
Z1151 - 3D Foam Tape - I popped up the cupcake and banner with the 3D foam tape. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Collection





Welcome To The Art Philosophy Collection


If you own or would like to own the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge I am compiling a list of stamp sets that coordinate with this cartridge that is in this post. I found 38 stamp sets that coordinate with this cartridge.

These are the stamp sets that coordinate with this cartridge.
I compiled this list from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book and Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.




              MY CTMH                                IDEA BOOKS

B1398 - Just For You                             Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P.18

C1484 - Love Clusters                           Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 24

C1502 - Princess Wings                         Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 30

C1497 - Pure Adventure                         Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 35

D1506 - Family Love                              Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 53

C1496 - Enjoy                                        Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 54

C1483 - Born To Ride                            Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 60

C1441 - Affection                                   Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 65

A1121 - A Blossom                                Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 67

D1491 - Hooray Bouquet                       Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 69

D1458 - American Celebration               Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 79

B1391 - Zoology                                    Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 85

C1501 - New Arrival                              Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 87

D1515 - Play Day                                  Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 88

D1502 - Look Who's                             Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 91

C1464 - Blue Ribbon                             Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 92

B1392 - Key Moments                          Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 95

C1503 - The Best Things                       Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 98

D1482 - Love Life                                 Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 100

B1399 - Crafted With Love                   Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 108

D1481- Vintage Type                            Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 118


S1203 - Potential            Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 140 - March Stamp Of The Month         



S1202 - Thoughtful Tidings    Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 139 - Feb. Stamp Of The Month

S1206 - Life Is Tweet           Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 143 - June Stamp Of The Month


C1463 - Harvest Happiness                  Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 35

C1465 - Unscripted                              Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 36

C1467 - Sweet Moments                      Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 41

C1462 - All Hallows Eve                      Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 48

D1494 - Christmas Cheer                     Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 53

B1390 - Countdown                             Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 54

D1480 - Snowflakes                             Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 59

B1381 - Holiday Cheer                        Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 76

A1115 - A Holiday                               Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 76


D1493 - Fill In The Blank - Holiday - Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 79
C1469 - December 25th - Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 102
S1109 - Limited Edition  - Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 140 - Sept. Stamp Of The Month
S1111 - Cherish The Day - Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 142 - Nov. Stamp Of The Month
S1112A - Mad About You  - Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 143 - Dec. Stamp Of The Month
S1201 - Little Reminder  - Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book  - P. 144 - Jan. 2012 Stamp Of The Month

Family Reunion Invitation Card




Family Reunion Invitation Card

Supplies:

Cartridge:  CTMH - Art Philosophy - Image found on P. 47 of the handbook.
Cricut Craft Room design software: 
I sized the image to cut at 3" the shadow I sized to fit at W: 2.597 x H: 3.472

Stamp Set:  D1506 Family Love - Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 53
CTMH Paper Kit:  X7153B - Florentine - Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 52
CTMH Ink:  Z2123 - Goldrush - Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 9
CTMH Ribbon: Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon - Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 124
Gems:   Z1104 Sparkles - Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 126



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Just A Note Flower Card


Just A Note Flower Card

Supplies:

Cartridge:  
Art Philosophy- Spring/Summer Idea Book P. 13 -
Flower cut at 2-1/2" - Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook P. 57
Large flower size - W: 2.931 X H: 3.153
Card Base: 
Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook P. 26 (Instructions below)
CTMH Paper Pack:  X714b - Pemberley - Spring/Summer Idea Book P. 22 
CTMH Stamp Set: B1398 - Just For You - Spring/Summer Idea Book P. 18
CTMH Inks:
Z2130 - Indian Corn Blue
Z2150 - Sunflower
Z2114 - Cocoa
CTMH Baker's Twine: Z1702 Paradise Assortment - Spring/Summer Idea Book - P. 124
CTMH Embellishments:  Z1694 - Bouquet Assortment - Spring/Summer Idea Book - P. 128

The Art Philosophy Cartridge has many card bases. You can use them as they are or alter them on you gypsy or Cricut Craft Room design software. I used the heart card base found on page 26 of your cricut handbook. I hide the heart contour and place an enlarged Flower cut found on page 57 for the card base. You do not weld the flower to the card base. You just place it evenly on the front of the card so the image cuts out.
I cut out the card on white card stock first. Next I cut the card out in this pattern paper.
Next I stamped my 2 flower cuts. One for the front and one that shows when you open the card.
So its 2 sided. The baker's twine was placed in between the 2 flower cuts and adhered together.
I strung the smaller cut flower that I stamped in the center of the cut out on the front of the card with baker's twine in between the two card base layers. Next I adhered the 2 card base layers together.
This is the first time I made this type of card and it went together easily for me.
For inking the stamp I applied 2 inks on my petal stamp using sponge daubers.
 Indian Corn Blue and Sunflower.  The green came out when mixing these 2 colors.
It created a nice affect for the flower petals.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Decorating Your Storage Boxes






 Decorating Your Storage Boxes

I have been trying to think of some creative ways of leaving my storage containers out in the open. And have them as decorative accents for my Craft Room.

Pictured below I decorated envelope boxes and made them apart of my room decor. This gives me a nice decorative storage place for small items. In the bottom box pictured on the right I have my embossing folders stored. The top 2 boxes are envelope storage and the small box to the left is also envelope storage.

Supplies:

Mod Podge
Binderie
Decorative Pattern Paper
Krylon Clear Glaze Spray

Directions:

I altered the lid of the box by cutting the sides of the cover shorter.
I used Mod Podged on the paper to adhere it to the box.
I sealed the paper with Krylon Clear Glaze Spray.
I used my binderie to drill holes in the lids of the boxes to add a bow. 
They are a cute addition to my Craft Room.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine Heart Wreath





 Valentine Heart Wreath

I bought this wreath at Walmart.
I decide to add my favorite bear cut to it to decorate it.
It was a really super fast and easy project to make.

Supplies:

Cricut Digital Download - Valentine Sweets - Bear Cut at 4"

Saturday, January 21, 2012

3D Valentine Mailbox




 3D Valentine Mailbox

I purchased a couple of digital downloads for Cricut Craft Room 3D Valentine Boxes and Valentine Sweets.I have been wanting to make mailboxes for so long. Every where I looked the tin mailboxes were sold out.  I went ahead and tried the 3D Valentine Boxes from Cricut.com. The bear on Valentine Sweets is just so adorable and I really like the mailbox too.

Supplies:

Cricut Digital Download:
3D Valentine Boxes - For the mailbox: Cut at 6" -  
Valentines Mail: Cut at 3.917 x 1.597

Cricut Digital Download:
Valentine Sweets - For the Bear: Cut at 4"
 Love - Cut at 1.972 x 0.972

Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy - for the label behind Valentines mail : Cut at 5.944 x 2.361
Finished Size -  5-1/2" L - 4-1/2" H - Door Opening is 2-1/2" W - 4" H


I made this box with some alterations of the image.
I welded the 2 sides and top of the mailbox together in Cricut Craft Room. Making it one piece. I found it much easier to work with the top of the mailbox by doing it this way.
I cut all the pieces out in chipboard first. Then I cut all the pieces out with pattern paper.
On the pattern paper cuts, I cut off the tabs. Then I adhered the pieces(not the tabs) to the chipboard.
I used terrifically tacky tape to hold it together. I tried other adhesives and terrifically tacky tape worked the best.
I took 2 strips of pattern paper and applied them to the two end seams of the mailbox for a more finished look.