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Hello Kitty 1st Birthday Card

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Hello from Brenda of Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker!

Here is the card I made for my granddaughter’s first birthday.

This is an A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2″). The base and all solid cardstock is Recollections. The patterned paper is Lucy (a retired Close To My Heart (CTMH) B & T paper pack).

For the front of the card, the patterned paper layer measures 4 x 5 1/4″. I used the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge to cut Hello Kitty at 3 1/2″, I used the Hello Kitty Font Cricut cartridge to cut the number 1 at 2″ and I used the Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners stamp set and CTMH Archival Black exclusive ink pad for the sentiment and cut it out using the coordinating die set and my Cuttlebug. I used Recollections glitter on the flower on Hello Kitty’s head and the number 1.

For the inside of the card, the patterned paper layer measures 4 x 5 1/4″ and the solid layer measures 3 x 4 1/4″. I used CTMH’s retired Card Chatter – Birthday stamp set and CTMH’s Archival Black exclusive ink pad for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting our blog!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead of Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker

Cricut Machine and Tools Used: Cricut Expression 2 AE and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Hello Kitty Greetings and Hello Kitty Font

Other Supplies Used: CTMH stamps,ink and paper, Stampin’ Up! stamps and dies, Recollections cardstock and glitter

 

Mickey 2nd Birthday Card

 

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Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here.

I made this card for my grandson’s 2nd birthday. It is an A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2″). I used Recollections cardstock for the base and all solid cardstock used. The patterned paper is Stampin’ Up!. I believe it is the Regal paper collection.

For the front of the card, I cut the patterned paper at 4 x 5 1/4″. I cut the solid blue at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″. I used the Micky & Friend Cricut cartridge to cut Mickey Mouse at 3 1/2″. I used the Pooh & Friends Cricut cartridge to cut the birthday hat at 1 1/2″. I used the Mickey Font Cricut cartridge to cut the number 2 at 1 1/4″.

For the inside of the card, I cut the patterned paper at 4 x 5 1/4″. I cut the white layer at 3 x 4 1/4″. I used the Close To My Heart Card Chatter – Birthday stamp set (which is retired) to stamp the sentiment with CTMH’s Ruby exclusive ink. The birthday hat on the inside was cut from the Pooh & Friends Cricut cartridge, but I can’t remember what size because I was originally going to use it on Mickey but it was too big.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead of Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker

Cricut Machine and Tools Used: Expression 2 AE and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Mickey and Friends, Mickey Font, Pooh and Friends

Other Supplies Used: CTMH stamps and ink, Stampin’ Up! cardstock, Recollections cardstock

Happy 5th Birthday Card

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Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here. I made this birthday card for my grandson’s friend’s 5th birthday.

This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. The base is Recollections cardstock. The patterned cardstock is 5 1/4 x 4, and is from the Simple Stories SN@P! Color Vibe paper pad. I used the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge to cut the lion (on page 78 of the handbook) at 3 1/4″, which is on page 78. All the solid cardstock is Recollections, and the hat was also cut from the Simple Stories SN@P! Color Vibe paper pad. I stamped the Happy Birthday banner using the Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners stamp set and cut it out using the coordinating die. The number 5 was stamped using Close To My Heart’s Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set (item # E1028). The inside white layer measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″ and is Recollections cardstock. I stamped the sentiment using the Close To My Heart retired stamp set called Card Chatter – Birthday. I used Close To My Heart’s Archival Black Ink stamp pad for my stamping.

I used my Gypsy to cut the lion, and here is a picture of the screen:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools Used: Express 2 AE, Gypsy and Cuttlebug

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Create A Critter 2

Other Supplies Used: Close To My Heart stamps & ink, Stampin’ Up! stamps and dies, Recollections cardstock, Simple Stories patterned cardstock

Donald Duck Pop Up Card

Pop up cards are a new fad in the crafting world.  One of our Cricut Divas recently made one for her daughter’s birthday.

Shawn used both the Mickey and Friends cartridge and the Doodlecharm cartridge (for the balloons) to create this cute little card that is full of Disney fun.  To see the full project tutorial, click HERE.

Disney Cork Project

There is one of our Diva’s that is a HUGE Disney fan.  Shawn Mosch organizes a Disney Pixar Blog Hop where several crafting bloggers all post Disney or Pixar inspired projects on the same day.  For Shawn’s most recent Disney Pixar Blog Hop post she created a cork Mickey Mouse framed in rhinestones.

She used the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge for this project.  To check out the FULL project tutorial, head over to Shawn’s blog by clicking HERE.

Creating a Memo Board

Today Shawn is going to show us how she created a memo board using rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique, a magnetic sheet that you can embellish and two different stacks from DCWV . . . the Cork Stack and Gilded Paper Stack.

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These cute little butterflies are cut from the Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge.  To see the full project tutorial head over to Shawn’s blog by clicking HERE.

Save The Date Card

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Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here. My daughter is getting married in August 2015, and I made this Save The Date card to send out. I used the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge to make this. I flipped and welded the shape for the base of the card. The base of the card and the layers are 4 1/2″. I cut off the ring part of the black layer. I also used the hide and contour feature for the ring. “Save the Date” phrase and shadow were cut at 2″. I used the D’vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder on the black layer of the ring box. The white and black cardstock are Bazzill and the silver and silver prismatic cardstock were bought at Hobby Lobby.

I used my Gypsy to make the cuts, and here is a picture of my Gypsy screen.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Designed By: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools Used: Cricut Expression and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Sweethearts

Other Supplies Used: Bazzill cardstock, Hobby Lobby cardstock

A Walk Along The Coast Layout

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Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here to show you a layout of photos I took along the coast on Cannon Beach in Oregon.It was my first time in Oregon and this was absolutely beautiful!

I used Life Is A Beach for the title and sand dollars. The title was cut at 1″ and the two big sand dials were cut at 2″, while the smaller one was cut at 1 1/2″. I used Close To My Heart Chocolate Exclusive Ink on the sand dollars to help bring out the details. All cardstock is Bazzill.

Thanks for stopping by!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools Used: Expression 2 Anniversary Edition and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Life Is A Beach

Other Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, CTMH Exclusive Ink