Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sweet Shoppe Window Card

Fun card made with Birthday Bash and My Community Cricut cartridges.  If I were to make another I would make the font bigger on Sweet Shoppe as it's a bit small.  Liquid Pearls in white used for accents.  Candy Cane Stickles for cherry.
Scallop top is from My Community and is placed on a hand cut "window".  Card is 5x7.
Sundae is from Birthday Bash...embossed with D'vine Swirls and hearts (from Love Language set) Cuttlebug embossing folders.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Birthday - Cricut Contest Entry

Provo Craft is launching the new E2 Cricut on HSN this Monday night / Tuesday morning.  They are also celebrating their 5th birthday.  In honor of it all they held a contest and will be giving away 5 E2 machines.  The contest was to create a one page birthday layout and you could submit up to 3 layouts...I only had time to complete one.  I've seen some Great entires already...glad I don't have to choose. :) 

I wanted to show the versatility of the Cricut cut with this little one in the high chair from A Child's Year cartridge.  I chose to highlight the party hat and the cupcake and leave the rest of the image as the silhouette it was intended to be.
Banners are very popular right now so I thought it would be the perfect topper for this layout.
I love the Storybook cartridge for doing big fancy letters. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

More Easter Cards

This card was made with the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge

Here's a couple cards with an oldie, but a goodie...Stretch Your Imagination
In the pictures the cards look more muted than they really are.  Could not get good pictures...ugh!

I changed this card up a bit.  Can you tell what's different?  Ok, I will tell, LOL.  In the post below you will see the chicks feet are sticking up out of the boot and I decided to make it look like they were hanging over the edge of the boot.  Not that it really matters...either way looks fine.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I am working on Easter cards for my daughter and her roommates.  Here are the first two...aren't they Adorable?! Click on pictures for a better look. ;)
I only have the sizes of the chick card.  I got busy on the rain boots card and forgot to take note of the sizes...sorry.
Easter Chick - Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge...cut @ 8 1/2".  Then from the Forever Young cartridge...hat & bag @ 1 1/2" and the frame @ 5".  Layer on a 5x7 card.  BTW...the little green gem on the handbag is not suppose to be there.  I didn't notice it until I enlarged the pic, lol.
Cartridges for rain boots card...Nate's ABC'S - rain boots, Simply Charmed - Chick, DoodleCharms - rabbit (make paws by hand), Pooh & Friends - umberella.  Also a 5x7 card.  Eyes are Peachy Keen stamps.

I have two more cards ready, but the pics keep coming out really blurry???  Will try again later with different lighting.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paper Piecing - Making Doll Arms from Doll Head

It was requested on my previous Easter layout... that I show the cut lines on the doll head to turn the head into doll it is.
Using the blackout feature cut the doll head from the Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge at 5 1/4".  Using the ears as little hands  cut the doll head into two arms.  Picture should help with this.  See my completed paper pieced little girl in the next post down.
Rather than writing "cut head 5 1/4" in picture...I should have put head size is 5 1/4".  There is no measuring when cutting into arms...just eye it.  I do try to make them look chubby like they would be on a little one.

I Love paper piecing and plan to work on many more dolls and outfits.  I am super busy right now, but would like to do a start to finish video tutorial for you.  I will add it to my list of things to do. ;)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails

I had so much fun creating this layout with the adorable little girl and all the cute animals.  I designed the little girl by starting with the dress on the Nursery Tails cartridge.  Details at the bottom of this post.
I think we need a Cricut cartridge that allows you to piece together your own little kids like I did this little girl.  You know... chubby little arms and little legs.  You could choose outfits...then choose legs that let them stand, or sit or kneel...and different little arms and heads.  Front facing and side facing...ok, you get the point. :)  That's my wish for a cartridge.  
She would also be cute on the front of a card 
Recipe for this layout

DoodleCharms - basket & eggs 3 1/2"
A Child's Year - chick 2"
Easter 2010 - rabbit  2 1/2", lamb 3 1/4", title 2 1/2"
Christmas Noel - bow swag using Gypsy size swag to 7.25" wide x 2" high and bows 3.25" wide x 2" high.

Now for the little girl...

Nursery Tails Imagine - print & cut the dress at 3.6" - this makes the dress too long to make her sit so I cut a portion from the bottom and used a border punch to finish it off.

Everyday Paper Doll's - head and hair at 5 1/2" (hair on pg. 2)

The tricky, but easy part

Arms - cut another head from the Everyday Paper Doll's cartridge at  5 1/4"....then cut the head in half, but shape it to look like little chubby arms.  Use the ears for the hands.  One head will give you two little arms and hands. :)

Legs -  two triangles from George & Basic Shapes cut at 1 1/4". 

Shoes -  two ovals from George cut at 1 1/4"

To create little ruffle socks I used a border punch 

Here is the back of a completed one to give you a better idea
Just play with it, experiment and have fun!

I will be working on more kids...including some little boys and will try and do a video tutorial.  Although this one really was not hard to do at all.