Saturday, June 19, 2010
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
let me know I was in the Cricut newsletter called The Chirp. I had
know idea I would get a mention. The newsletter featured my Mini
Monster Shape Book I made recently. It was so exciting to be featured.
You can check it out here:
And because not only was I featured in The Chirp, the blog just got
more than 50 followers, so I wanted to give away some blog candy. I
will be giving away a Close to My Heart stamp set called Cherish The
Moments. It was the stamp of the month for May 2010 and is no longer
Please leave a comment under this post and make sure your a follower.
I will announce the winner this Sat.
Thanks for stopping by and here is a pic of the stamp set.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Got a bunch of Thank You cards made to today. In total I got eight cards done, and it went super quick. I used one of the newer carts for the Cricut called Cindy Loo. I was on the fence about buying this cart when I first saw the previews. But I must say it has a ton of great features. The cart includes a full font with a bunch of whimsical shapes. A lot of different flourishes, swirls, and accents, plus some really cute animals. My favorite feature if the frames option. It takes the main image on each page of the booklet and turns it into a frame. This was the main reason why I went ahead and purchased the cart. And the frames option is what I used to make the set of cards.
I cut eight various frames from the cart. Four different animals and four of the flourishes. All the cuts were cut at 4 inches. I was making standard A2 sized cards (4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches). Cutting the frames at 4 inches was the biggest it could be cut to fit on the card. Each frame cut has a shift option to add a layer on the cut, and these were also cut at 4 inches without the real dial size option on. Remember, if you use the real dial size option, the image you choose will cut at the specific height, regardless of how it is to fit on the base. I rarely use the real dial size option because I like the way the layered cuts look. But I am sure there have been times when I have used it.
For the cards I used an American Crafts patterned paper set called Craft Fair. I got it at Michaels awhile back on clearance for a good price. I like the colors and thought they would work well for cards. Also used a Close To My Heart sentiment stamp set called A Little Everything (D1408). Inked the cards with CTMH chocolate ink.
Here is a close up of the cards:
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Here is a shape book I completed today. When I first got the Mini Monster cart I knew I wanted to do a project like this. Once I got the design made out it was easy to put together. I used the Gypsy to do the designing of the project. The newest Gypsy update makes it so easy to do these kind of books. Before the update I thought it was complicated. But now with the new layer feature it makes the designing of the shape and word books much simpler.
Here are each of the pages:
Next thing to do is to add some photo mats, journaling spots, titles, and embellishments. I think I am going to use the Mini Monster cart to do most of the added elements. Will post an update once that is completed.
For the book I used a variety of Halloween papers I had from a number of different companies and Die Cuts With a View cardstock. Put the book together with the Bind-it-All.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
Did a little bit of crafting today and finally got a scrapbook layout done, minus the photos. I saw this layout on The Everyday Cricut Blog. I love this blog and visit often! It used to be called Christmas with the Cricut and Holidays With the Cricut. You can visit it here!
I saw this project about a month ago, and knew I would have to copy it! It was created by one of their guest designers at Everyday Cricut named Monique Griffith. She has an amazing blog as well with really great projects and ideas, here blog is: Monkey Doodle Cricut
Here the direct link to the post on Everyday Cricut that had the idea and instructions for the
I didn't have the exact papers that she used but found some stuff I had that worked out great. All the cuts are made with the Give a Hoot cart for the Cricut. I used the Green Stack from Die Cuts With a View. This stack really works well with all of the images on the Give a Hoot cart. Used DCWV cardstock as well.
The Give a Hoot cuts are very easy to put together. The layers are simple to construct the final piece. Most of the cuts had 4 - 5 layers. So when adhered together they have a nice dimension to them and remind me of a 3D sticker or chipboard embellishment.