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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

You're Simply the Best!

There's nothing wrong with simple. In fact, I think that sometimes simple sends the message across the loudest. Perhaps that's why I love this card so much. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I learned to twitter today...

I've resisted from signing up on Twitter for so long but today Provocraft was on twitter giving away a Cricut Cake. I had to get a twitter account to get a chance to win.

I didn't win the Cake but I did learn to tweet. Oh well....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Let's Chill Out Together!

Ta-da! Here are the Lettering Delights' Eskimo Girl and Polar Bear! It's pretty neat holding the cutouts in my hands. I almost feel like the 2 images came alive.

MTC is a lot of fun and I'm glad I forked out that $70 for it. It's worth every penny. :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I MTCed an Eskimo Girl!

So having just managed to MTC the polar bear from Lettering Delights' , I decided that I would do the Eskimo Girl from their Eskimo Kisses file next.

It took a little less time to do this girl than the polar bear and I am pretty pleased with the end result. The picture of the card that I made with the polar bear and this eskimo girl will be posted in the next post. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Lettering Delights' Polar Bear

So I bought a couple of files from Lettering Delights and I really liked this polar bear from their Chill Out font. I got the grand idea that I would cut the image out with MTC but it was a lot more complicated than I thought it would be.

There were so many broken lines that I decided that I would remove the scarf and then make a separate cutout for it. So my polar bear became this:

I spent way too much time but I think I finally managed to turn the single font character into a polar bear cut out with Make-the-Cut. I'll post a picture of it later.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Let it Snow Couple

I love the Winter Woodland cartridge and I used it to make this card. Both backgrounds were embossed with my Sizzix Texture Boutique and the circle window was cut with my Circle Nestabilities.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Some of my friends are flakes...

The snowman was cut out from the Snow Friends cartridge and the sentiment was printed off the computer using MS Word.

Monday, January 18, 2010

DCWV Farmer's Market

So I chanced upon Michael's paper clearance recently and bought DCWV's Farmer Market Stack for $4. After doing my happy dance, I torn out several papers and got to play.

These are two cards that I made with the stack today.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cricut Design Studio cut file for target mailbox done!

I really need to start working on the blank mailboxes that I bought from Target. Valentine's Day will be here before I know it and I have to work on 25 of these babies for the 1st graders. 

I thought I was brilliant when I had the grand idea of using Design Studio to make a cut file for the mailbox. After working on it for 1 hour it dawned upon me that somebody else probably already made one. So I did a goggle search and I was right, there was already a cut file made last year! After some begging around, a kind crafter from the Cricut message board sent me the cut file. Unfortunately the dimensions were just a little different from what I wanted so I ended up spending another 2 hours working on my original file. It's finally done. Whew!

Here's a picture of a mailbox that I dressed up last year. No Design Studio was involved. :P

June 12, 2010 update:
You can now download the Cricut Design Studio cut file here

Please note that you will need Cricut Design Studio to open the file.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Turning scraps into cards

One of my favorite ways of using scraps is to make these 10-min cards. They are super easy to make and always make me feel good whenever I'm in a creative rut. 

All you need are 2 punches: a scallop and a smaller circle, a strip of leftover ribbon, a sentiment stamp, and a card for the base and you're all set. If you feel a little creative, go ahead and do some embossing too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just a note to say thanks!

This card was whipped up in 15 mins. All it took was 2 pieces of pretty patterned paper, a sheet of solid-colored paper, and a frame that I cut out using MTC. I used a Fiskars clear stamp that came in a set that I bought from Tuesday Morning.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I scored on some clearance paper at Michael's last week and I love this paper. I really wanted to show as much of the paper as possible so I ended up using it as the card front.

The decorative border was made with Martha Stewart's Loopy Punch and the sentiment was cut with Make-the-Cut.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kiss Me

I had so much fun making this card with the Paisley cartridge (again!). The background was embossed with a swirl pattern and the "Kiss Me" was cut with a pretty glittered paper from Target.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

This froggy loves you

I just can't get enough of the Paisley cartridge. Here is another card made with a frog cut out from that cartridge.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Other owl

This is the other owl from the Paisley cartridge. This one's all glittered up too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Hello from the Paisley Owl.

I love the Paisley cartridge and I was lucky to buy it from Michaels' over Thanksgiving weekend at a great price. This is the first card that I have made with the cartridge. :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bling it On!

It's funny how a little bling can brighten up a card and bring it to the next level.

Here the sentiment was highlighted with sticky-backed rhinestones. The stamp is by Impress rubber stamps and the oval and scalloped oval layers were cut with Make-the-Cut.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A 5-min card: Thank you with a big bloom

Card background is embossed with Sizzix embossing folder.
Apply hot glue to button to fix it onto the flower.
Glue flower to the card.
Finish off with a ribbon.

Monday, January 4, 2010

10-min card: Sweet and Simple

Another super easy card!

The butterfly was cut with
the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge and Martha Stewart's Loopy border punch was used to make the decorative border.

Border Punch: Martha Stewart's Loopy Punch

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A simple thank you

Here is a super easy 10-min card.

Cut down a a piece of patterned paper so that it'll work as a card front. Use a border punch on one edge. Adhere to card base. Wrap a piece of printed ribbon around it. Glue a scalloped ring to highlight the sentiment. Viola! The card is done. :)