Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gypsy Made Simple - Flower Shape Cards


Good day, it's Sheila from She's A Sassy Lady and I get the privilege to share with you today! And it's time for another Gypsy Made Simple project featuring the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. Today we are learning about shape cards, flowers in particular. So go grab a cup of coffee, turn your Gypsy on and let's get to work. This is really a simple design. This exercise teaches you to weld, size and duplicate the same image to make a beautiful card.
Start out by choosing a cartridge with a flower shape on it that you like. I am using the Art Philosophy cart but you can use what ever you want and there are many to choose from. As soon as you have a cart chosen you are ready to proceed.


Now wasn't that simple? And just think all you used was 1 image! Doesn't that blow your mind when you think of all the carts you have? The possibilities are just endless. Be sure to save your image before you move on. Get it cut out and now we can put it all together.


Easy isn't it when you just break things down into little steps? Oh before I forget, for those of you that have the Art Philosophy cart, click HERE for your free download of the chart of sizes.

Here is a close up of the completed card. I actually did 1 with and 1 without inking the edges to see which I like better. They both looked great. In the card above I use the Stella Paper Packet of paper from Close To My Heart along with the Lagoon Ink Pad and Sponge Daubers.

This is a photo of both of the cards finished, don't they look awesome? I just love the colors and 3D-Foam Tape helped give the cards dimension. The card on the right is the one that I used the Lagoon Ink on, the one on the left is plain, so see either way they look beautiful, just a matter of personal preference.

Here is the inside of the card. It is stamped with one of the sentiments from the Hooray Bouquet Stamp set. Note this set will also stamp the flowers we used to make this card.


This is how the card looks when you stand it up. I love the bright colors and the dimension this card has, don't you? If you have the Art Philosophy Cart and want a cope of this Gypsy File click HERE.
I challenge you this week to make a Flower Shape Card and link it up.  You can use any cart that you have as long as a flower is the base and it has many layers of various sizes using the same flower. This week we will have 2 lucky winners chosen by random.org. One will win a wonderful Car Charger for their Gypsy and the other a little stamp set from Close To My Heart. All you need to do is link up your card by 4:00 PM on Friday April 6 to qualify. The winner will be announced on Saturday morning.
Thank you for joining us today, I sure hope you are growing in you Gypsy skills and enjoying designing. I look forward to seeing these link ups each week as they are so encouraging to see all your talent and to learn from you! Thank your for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments inspire me to continue sharing with you! Have a blessed week.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Pemberley Fun...

Hey Everyone,
I have a couple more cards to share today using the Pemberley Collection.
 On the cover, I added a couple of border shapes from the AP cartridge.  They are finished off with decorative edge from one of the 12x12 patterned papers.
 The chair and sentiment come from stamps in the Stella Workshop on the Go Kit.  I used Cocoa, Bamboo, Olive and Indian Corn Blue Inks for this card.
 The next card was made using the Art Philosophy Cartridge and more Pemberley Patterned paper.  The "For a Special" stamp is from the Art Philosophy Collection.  The flower stamp is from The Just For You Stamp Set.  I used Cocoa, Indian Corn Blue, Olive and Bamboo inks for this one.
I hope you enjoyed the cards today.  If you took advantage of the Free Art Philosophy Cartridge Promotion and got the add ons, you have every single thing that you need to make up these cards.  Today is the last day for the promotion.  If you are interested in getting your own total collection, CLICK HERE.  There is no hook.  It's just a great way for you to get a bunch of the best products to go along with your Cricut.  Joining our team will give you tons of inspiration from this blog including all of the wonderful designers who have signed up that will start contributing to the blog in April!

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I would love to hear your comments!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stella Inspiration...

Hey Everyone,
Bobby here from Cricut Couple.  I have a few things to share with you that you can make with your new Start kit!  If you don't already know, you can get the Stella Collection and the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection together for just $99.00!  Click here! for details.
 This card was made using Love Clusters and paper and colors from the Stella Collection.  I used two butterflies, inked and stamped the same and layered them to make the butterfly 3D.  I used Liquid Glass here and there to make the elements stand out that much more.
 For the inside, I just added a simple white sentiment mat.
 For the next card, I used CTMH AP to cut out the label shapes.  I stamped the chair image with Cocoa Ink directly to the white label shape.  I then stamped the cushions with Goldrush Ink and Olive Ink.  The outer edges are all inked with Cocoa.
 I used 3D Foam Tape to make everything pop.  I also added a flower cut from scraps and some bling using Clear Sparkles.
 A simple mat on the inside finishes it off.
I hope you liked today's cards and I would love to know what you think about them!  Thanks so much for visiting today!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Florentine Worshop on the Go Fun!!!

Hey Everyone,
Bobby here with Cricut Couple.  Just a quick, picture heavy post to share with you today. I wanted to share a bunch of goodies with you that I made using the Florentine Worshop on the Go and the stamps that came with the add on with the starter kit.  I don't have a bundle of instructions to share with you, just some pics to inspire!



I hope you enjoyed everything today!  I would love to hear your comments.  Don't forget, there are just two more days left to get the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection for FREE!!!  Click here for the details!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You're Sweet as Honey!

Hey Ya'll,
Bobby here with Cricut Couple.  I have such a fun card to share with you today!  This is actually a very simple card to make.  This is a 6x6 card made using the Bee Happy Stamp Set.  What you will need for this card is one piece of craft stock cut 6" x 12", Three colored paper pieces cut 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" (two in one color and one in another), a piece of patterned paper cut at 2" x 2", another one cut at 1" x 2" and finally two pieces of colonial white paper cut at 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
 Ink the all of the edges with Cocoa Ink and then stamp your image.  Color in one with watercolor pencils or markers.  Shadow the outer edge with the other.  Carefully cut out the colored design.  With your 6"x6" card, on the cover, use a ruler and run it from corner to corner.  With a pencil, draw a line from 1 1/2" from each corner.  This will put an X shape on the front of the card.  On the inside of the cover, use adhesive on the edges of both squares you cut from the other two papers.  Do not add it to the center of these shapes because it will cause problems with the opening.  Adhere these two pieces on top of each other and to the inside of the cover of the card.  Leave the card open and using a craft knife, cut the "X" shape on the front of the card completely through the three layers of paper.  You may have to cut a couple of times.  Using a metal ruler as a guide will really help with this.  Curl open the tabs that are now cut and secure them with a brad to the outer edge.  Secure with a brad of your choice.  When done, put all of your inside layers together and place them in the opening of the front.
 Once you have that all done, stamp the sentiment to the front and the inside.
I used a little bit of Liquid Glass to look like honey was trickling out of the bee hive and a little stardust glitter glue on the wings.  This is such a fun card and I really hope you all like it.  Thanks so much for visiting today!  Please let me know what you think!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Window Cards...

Hey Everyone,
Bobby here again from Cricut Couple.  Today, I have a few different window cards to share with you.  These are all made using the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection and the Pemberley Workshop on the Go kit.
 This card is cut with a full sized window card.  The label shape is cut from patterned paper and then stamped with stamps from the collection.  The little bit of sunshine sentiment is actually the top strip from one of the 12 x 12 papers.
 This card was made in the same way.  A simple label shape was added from patterned paper in the center with a yellow rose from the collection.  The strips that look like ribbon are also from the top of a 12x12 paper.

 This card was created with Craft Card Stock as the base.  A flower was added, as well as a dragon fly from the Color Ready Wooden Shapes.

 The last one was created using this beautiful patterned paper from the collection.  The B&T duos are perfect with the Art Philosophy Cards because of the two sided paper.  A simple I Love You was stamped on the inside.  A little bird was cut out using the AP cartridge from coordinating paper.  When the flower was added, a small yellow flower from the Pemberley Embellishments was added to represent the center of the flower.

These were all so fun to put together.  I hope you enjoyed all of the designs today.  I would love to hear your comments.  Thanks so much for visiting!  Also, don't forget that we only have a couple of days left with our March promotions.  The stamp of the month for March is wonderful and works with the Art Philosophy Collection and remember that if you don't have the art philosophy collection, you can get it free by Signing Up!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You are just wonderful!

Hey Everyone,
Bobby here with Cricut Couple.  Today, I have a fun card to share with you that really features lots of things with the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection.  There are only a few days left to take advantage of the sign up offer and get the Art Philosophy Collection for FREE!  CLICK HERE to join our team and get this amazing deal!
For this card, I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge for the card base using Craft Card Stock. You can use your fill to page feature to get this size or fill the mat as large as you can get it with your Gypsy or CCR.  The blue and yellow banner is also a card shape cut at a height of 2.50.  The little white banners are cut at a height of 3/4".  The little bird is a wooden bird from the Color Ready Garden Wood Shapes.  The stamps used in this are from an amazing set called Card Word Puzzle
This stamp set is just amazing to me because you can literally say just about anything with it!  The papers used in this design are from the Pemberley Collection.
The flowers are also cut from this collection as is the banner on the inside.
Everything was inked with Indian Corn Blue ink.  Overall, I was so pleased with the way this card turned out.  I would love to hear what you think of it.  Thanks so much for visiting us today!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Gathering Goodies...

Hey Everyone,
Bobby here from Cricut Couple.  I just wanted to share something very simple with you today from a recent gathering.
These are super easy to make.  These are just fun sized chocolate bars.  Little tags cut from the CTMH AP cartridge at 1.25, some stamping and some baker's twine.  They were a big hit with the gathering and several were very excited to see they were chocolate!  Hee! Hee!
Thanks so much for visiting today!  Would love to hear what you think of these.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bulking Up...

Hey Everyone,
Bobby here from Cricut Couple.  Today, it's all about "Bulking Up".  The best way to do this is to just get out your Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, a package of bulk cards and envelopes, about 1/4 of a paper collection (in this case Sonoma) and some ink!  I used the inks that coordinate with Sonoma.  I used Bamboo, Olive, Smokey Plum and Pansy Purple.  The stamp set that I used is Card Chatter - Sympathy.  I made a few rosettes here and there, some beautiful flowers and lots of ink and 3D foam tape.  I sure hope you enjoy!  The possibilities are endless!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I would love to hear your comments and would love for you to visit anytime at Cricut Couple!