Monday, February 25, 2013

Small Folder from Artiste

Hi folks,

Ian, here, from A Newbie Crafter.  Today I have a small project for you using the Artiste cartridge.  I have been fascinated by the 3D items on this cartridge and decided to try my hand in one of them.  I was excited to try the magazine folder/holder.  Not knowing how big it was, I gave it a go.  I used the Dotty For You paper pack from last April/May.  Here's my project:

On the back of the folder I used the small stamp from Close To My Heart called Card Chatter - Focus on the Little Things.  I thought this was perfect because the holder is so small.  I made a rookie mistake by stamping it after I put it all together.  I should have stamped it beforehand.  To add a little bit a flair I used some ribbon and created a bow and used a pop dot to adhere it to the folder.  I should have used the same paper for the top and bottom so it didn't look so mismatched like what is shown above.  You live, you learn.  Other than that, I think I am going to put small tools in it (scissors, colored pencils, etc.) so I can easily reach them without having to open a package.

I hope you like it!

Craft on,

Friday, February 22, 2013

Chantilly & Cricut Foldables

Hello everyone!   This is Nicole from Scraptastic Memories and you can find my blog here.   Make sure to stop over at my blog and check out the new look.  Today I want to share a quick little purse I made using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  This purse would make an adorable treat bag for a Birthday party or you can fill it with a small gift  like jewelry to give away.  
I cut this purse following the instructions that comes with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  It is very easy to assemble just score and glue.  So if you need to make several it won't take very long.  I cut the flowers and the tag using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and stamped them with the coordinating images from the Girls Rock Stamp Set found here and then finished the flower with a brad in the middle.

Below you will find  the page from the  Cricut Artiste handbook that has this purse on it and you can find all the images here.  

Here is a short video with more Cricut inspiration and you can learn how to create foldable Cricut-cut pieces that you can add to a scrapbook page, card, or home d├ęcor item for extra dimension!  From yo-yos to bows, embellishments cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges add something special to your artwork.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day. everyone!! Java Jen here from JAVA JEN CREATIONS and I'm so tickled to share with everyone here and everyone over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY! I made some photo props for my daughter to use in taking Valentine pics of our grandsons and some friends! They turned out so good - but the stars of these pics are, most definitely, our grandsons! They just melt my heart! Sorry if I'm gushing here, but they just complete my world!! We are truly blessed! I'll post a few pics and then give some details about what cartridges, cuts and sizes were used to make the props. Remember, you can click on the pictures to see them bigger!  By the way, our daughter took these amazing pictures!

Our 5 1/2 month old grandson, Truman! Yes, he's a big boy and oh, so kissable!!

Our 21-month old grandson, Seth, who can be so serious and so funny at the same time!

Seth and our 26-month old grandson, Langston, who are great play pals! This picture sequence is hilarious because Langston's hand is reaching through the back of the chair to try to get Seth! :-)

Langston is personality plus, as evidenced here!

Above and below are Holly and Riley, daughters of my daughter's good friend! So cute!

One last collage of our sweet little butterball, Truman!

Gosh, I love these kids!!

Now for the crafty details:
The "BE MINE" banner base is from Cricut Art Philosophy - CTMH and is cut at 7.5"
"BE MINE" letters are from Cricut Art Deco and are cut at 3.25"
The hearts are vary in size from 3.5" - 9.5" and are cut from Cricut George and Basic Shapes and Cricut American Alphabet
The Heart Balloons are from Cricut Create a Critter and are cut at 8.07" and 10.9". 

Here is a link to my CTMH website if you are interested in purchasing the Art Philosophy bundle or any other of our fantastic products - (if you don't already have a consultant):

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy Valentine's Day from all my little sweeties! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pemberley card

Hi!  This is Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here to show you a card I made with the beautiful Pemberley paper and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I chose Pemberley because knew I wanted something simple and beautiful, and this paper delivers!  It is so beautiful, you really don't need a lot of extras.

I chose a coordinating image from Art Philosophy, the flower on page 50.  It's cut at 1.8 inches and mounted on a scalloped circle cut using the 2 inch scalloped circle punch (I just love that punch!!)  I cut the circle using Cricut Craft Room Basics, which was a nice surprise bonus added to my Gypsy when I recently updated it!!

Except for the card base, which is Colonial White card stock, all the papers are from the Pemberley paper pack so they coordinate really well.  I inked the mat with Cocoa ink, and popped the flower using dimensionals.

Here's the inside:

The font on the tag is Apple Chancery.  I printed it once on my computer, then taped the card stock over the printing and sent it back through the printer again.  Then I made the little tag by cutting the strip and inserting it into a corner of a square punch.  

I hope you'll come visit me at My Little Craft Blog!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

I Tried CCR And Boy Did I Have A Hard Time, All My Fault Though...

Good morning, thought I would give the Cricut Craft Room (CCR) another chance and actually laid out and cut out 9 little Birthday Teddy Bears..... Boy did I make the blunders! I hope you take a little journey with me and be patient as I feel like I should be wearing a hard hat in this construction zone! Grab a cup of coffee & due join me.

This is the first little item that I did... 9 little bears at 3.75 each. Notice all layers sit one on top of the other. I have to admit that I even did the clothing with the 3 layers without realizing that you could look at one layer at a time. I felt like such a blonde. I growled at this the whole time thinking "this is ridiculous why am I looking at all the layers at once?" I never saw the little eyeball that you touch.... just like on my gypsy! I am showing the following photos just so you can see I finally figured that out.... would you believe aft I laid them all out and cut them all out! Can you stand it?

Here is the other page and again all layers stacked on each other... no wonder I thought CCR was so difficult to work with!

I took photos of these cuts so you could see that I did learn!

Notice you can separate just like on the Gypsy so that you can look at the mat and layout your different color sections.

I have to tell you I did like the big screen but I still love the convenience of my Gypsy. The following video is long but it goes over alot... and I kind of like one video instead of 2 parts. If the first part where I am trying to figure out how to cut bores you just move past it and go to the card part.

Now that was a lot of detail, wasn't it? These cards as simple as they are with one object on the front of the card did have a lot of little detail in it. So many little pieces and then with the stamping and glitter on the hats, the card do take a little time to put together.... Note my Wifi worked just fine for the next cut. I guess I just didn't wait long enough at the onset where it was telling me to check my mat.

Isn't this little bear just too cute? I love the glitter and the embossing on the background. Since I am going to mail this little card I did put the balloons on the inside of the card so they would fit in the envelope.

Look at the little shirt. Just too cute and I got my stamp at Stamps Of Life it is from the postage2stamp set.

In this photo you can see the cool effect of the embossing and see that it is a Wobble card. I learned that I should have place the Wobble a little higher for a more even shake to it.

Don't you just love the little party hat? Chunky glitter works wonders.

Here is the inside of the card and for this one I used My Craft Spot's Birthday Sentiments stamp and it is perfect for this.

Thank you for joining me today, I sure hope you enjoyed this post... I know it sure was a project for me but I did learn a lot.
Thank you for your encouraging words. You comments inspire me to continue sharing with you. Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Elmo Makes Great Treat Bags

Good Morning Sheila here and I am so excited to be with you today. Not only is this showing on my blog today; She's A Sassy Lady, but I get to play along with Pam at The Bug Bytes she is such a sweetie and a great friend.

You know we all love crafting and making beatiful things with all the wonderful things we have collected. You know those yummy papers, embellishmets, ribbons and so on. And don't forget our equipment,,,, the Gypsy, the Cricut, CCR, Silhouette and so on. We all just love to craft... but sometimes we just have fun and this was just a fun project! My children grew up loving Elmo and when I looked at the cartridge I just knew I had to have it! but then I set it aside, well this week I got it out and in just minutes I had designed the treat bag topper.

Look how easy it was to put this together! Can you believe it. And so fast to cut out. In 30 minutes I had 12 Elmo's cut, and it only took a few minutes to put the little guy together. This gave me plenty of time to visit with you!

Look at these cute little guys.... I made up 8 right away with the little M&M bags and knew I had to make more! So I wnet back to my Cricut and cut out 6 more! Now my grandchildren will each get a little surprise in the mail for Valentines day and I know they will love them!

I hope you enjoyed today's post it was so much fun sharing with you! Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. You comments inspire me to continue sharing with you. Have a blessed week!