Our Love Story

Our Love Story

Hello Everyone, I can’t believe that it’s the end of July. My Daughter starts her senior year in just a few weeks…Yikes! I made this wall art for my Godson’s bride to be shower gifts. I got the Idea from one of my pins from Pinterest.  I’m loving the vinyl! Here I used white vinyl on a 12″x14″ canvas. I painted it with Martha Stewart’s Lake fog acrylic paint. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz,  vintage photo distress ink.  Below is the screen shot of the set up in the craft room. Originally I thought of cutting it out in two colors, hence the two colors and two mats. I used the gypsy font and art philosophy font. I also used the 12×24 mat.

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I cut it out, weeded out all the little bits. It takes a bit of time and then added it to the canvas.

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I made another one for my niece and she loved it.

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I hope you are enjoying the end of your summer (really the middle but it fills the the end with school being only a few weeks away). I invite you to visit my blog over at ScrapiliciousLife

Designed by:  Liz Mullen

Cricut Machine and Tools:  Expression 2 Anniversary Edition and Craftroom

Cricut Cartridges:  Gypsy Font and Close to My Heart Art Philosophy

Other Supplies: 12×14″ canvas, vinyl, martha stewart acrylic paint, and distress ink

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Sentimental Saturday – Baby Girl Card

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Hi! Brenda here from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker. For today’s Sentimental Saturday post, I’ve made a baby girl card in anticipation of the birth of my granddaughter.

This is an A2 size card and measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The base was cut from an 8 1/2″ x 11″ ivory cardstock. I cut the cardstock in half, which gives me two bases. The pink layer is cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″. The background behind the stork was cut at 4″ using the oblong and shadow cuts on the Elegant Edges cartridge (page 33). The patterned paper was something I had in my stash. Baby Girl phrase and shadow were cut using the Tiny Treasurers cartridge (page 68). I then used pink glitter on the baby girl phrase to help it pop more. The stork and baby were cut at 3 1/2″ using the Tiny Treasures cartridge (pages 54 and 55).

Here is a screenshot of my Gypsy showing the stork and baby cuts, as well as a picture of my papers on my Cricut mat.

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I completed the front of the card with four pink buttons from a Cute As A Button kit I bought from HSN. I also added Queen and Co. twine to the top of the blanket.

For the inside of the card, I cut the pink cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, the patterned paper cut at 2 3/4″ x 4″ and the white cardstock at 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. I added a Queen and Co. heart gem. The sentiment is from the Close To My Heart New Arrival stamp set.

All solid cardstock is Recollections cardstock.

I hope you like my baby girl card. Please visit my blog at http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com to see more of my projects. I’d love to have you visit.

Designed by:  Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools:  Expression 2 Anniversary Edition and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridges:  Tiny Treasures and Elegant Edges

Other Supplies: Queen and Co. twine, Queen and Co. heart gem

Froggie Gift Bag

Hi!!  Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a fun gift bag.  I used my Cricut Imagine and Nursery Tail cartridge to make this cute gift bag for my friend’s baby boy!
I print and cut out the image at 5.5 inches and 2.5 inches.  I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.
I cut a brown mat and used some washi tape to make a side border.  I put two pieces of tape side by side.
I adhered the brown paper to a kraft gift bag.  I then adhered the frog image to the brown paper.
I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 3×6 inches and folded it in half to make a gift tag.  I trimmed the brown paper to 2.75×2.75 inches and put one piece of washi tape on the side.  I adhered the paper to the front of the card, and the frog image on the paper.
I punched a hole at the top corner of the card (by the fold) and tied the gift card to the handle with some hemp cord.
Here is a super cute gift bag with matching gift tag!
You can see more of my projects on my BLOG!

Happy Birthday to You!

Good morning everyone!

I’m your designer today and I bring to you … a birthday card! 

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I don’t know you but I am always in need of birthday cards. So I decided to make a “girlie” one.  I made an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ so it would fit in a standard size envelope.  I took some Cotton Candy cardstock for the first layer of the front and insides of the card – cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I edged each mat with Cotton Candy ink.  For the front of the card I used the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart.  The number frame can be found on page 86, E9, Photo Mat 2, < Happy > cut at 4″ using the Real Dial Size key.  I used our Chantilly paper pack.  I stamped the sentiment “Happy Birthday” using Cotton Candy ink which is a coordinating color to the pack.  The sentiment comes from the Joyful Birthday stamp set.

I really like also designing the inside of my cards as well so for the inside  top layer I used the Create-a-Critter 2 Cricut cartridge to cut the sentiment “Make a Wish”.  You can find this image on page 75, E7, Shift, Phrase, < PrtyMky-s > cut at 2 1/2″. For the bottom layer of the card, I cut the word bubble using this same cartridge. It can be found on page 75, E7, Phrase, < PrtyMnky > cut at 3 3/4″.  The little bird in the right hand corner comes from the Hello Blooms stamp set and was also stamped with Cotton Candy ink.

Please visit my blog at Love 2 Create – would love to have you stop by and visit.

Designed By:  Lucy Kelleher

Cricut Machine and Tools:  Cricut Expression

Cricut Cartridges Used:  Artbooking, Create-a-Critter 2

Other Supplies UsedChantilly paper pack, Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Joyful Birthday stamp set, Hello Blooms stamp set

 

 

T-Shirts using vinyl on the Yudu

Hi all! Michele Green here from www.michelegreen.com. Today I am sharing with you my recent experience with the Yudu machine. My husband has a family member who is starting a business of being a hunting guide. As a surprise, my husband wanted to give him some t-shirts.

I will tell you that we were mightily intimidated by this machine and all of it’s instructions. My husband started out by watching some YouTube videos of the process and picked one he wanted to follow. He started the process of the emulsion application and drying and it was a failure. The emulsion wasn’t drying properly and it was frustrating to say the least.

I began researching other ways to use the Yudu and I remembered that a crafty friend had used hers successfully a lot of times. I found this excellent tutorial HERE (down at the bottom of this post) on her blog, With Glittering Eyes. We followed it almost exactly so I’m not going to rehash every step here but I will show you some pictures of along the way. Nadia is a genius!

I began by designing the t-shirt logo on my Gypsy. I used the mama bear with cubs from the Cricut Lite Cart Wildlife.  I made the design backwards so that it will stuck to the bottom side of the screen. I cut it using my Expression and the KISS cut which is 3-3-3. Because I was cutting from my Gypsy, I actually cut with a speed of 1 instead of 3 because you just never know with the Gypsy 🙂

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The next step was to weed out all of my design. Be careful to not throw away the middles of the e’s and other vowels!

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Then we applied to the vinyl to the underside of the screen and put painter’s tape all around it to seal it in. Anything that is not blocked with get ink on your t-shirt. The only part left open for ink to go through should be your actual design – in this case the bears and lettering.

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This is what the screen looks like when it is on the Yudu (red shirt underneath).

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I don’t have pictures of us doing the screening because for us it was a two person job. I’m not sure if it’s just our Yudu or all but the top didn’t stay all the way down so one person held the top down while the other pulled the ink through. We used official ProvoCraft Yudu black ink.

The first one took a lot of ink to get the design onto the shirt but we also think we were losing a lot of ink onto the sticky side of the painter’s tape. Everything after that first one went well. We printed eleven shirts and didn’t have any problem with the vinyl. The best part was clean up – just pull all of the vinyl and tape off and rinse the screen – done! No emulsion to worry about getting off.

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After the t-shirts had air dried while we cleaned up, I heat set them with a hair dryer first. Because this was our first attempt and we were giving them to other people, we also then ironed them for 6 minutes each. My husband kept one and we have washed it multiple times and the ink has stayed put and has not faded at all.

Here are a majority of the shirts we made. We did all different colors. The two green shirts are little kid shirts!

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(The top two were made with just cardstock actually but that’s another post for another day… Definitely not as awesome as the vinyl.)

The Yudu sure was scary with the emulsion but the vinyl was a cinch so I wanted to share that with all of you! Thanks for stopping by today!

Bunny Love (LO)

Hi ~ Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway and I have some Bunny Love to share with you today!!!
This is my beautiful niece and her bunny on Easter this year.  I have all boys so I don’t get to create a girly layout very often, but I make sure to go girly for Easter each year!!
I am excited to share my layout at Cricut DIVA today!!
I started out putting two 4×6 rectangles on my gypsy (to represent my photos) overlapping them the way I planned to do on the page.
I opened another Layer and grabbed this scallop shape from Artiste.  I sized it to 11.07 inches.
I wanted a border punch look but honestly don’t have the patience for the actual punches!!!  Luckily, MS Elegant Cake Art cartridge has several borders that are just like her punches.
I welded three of these together sized to 1.10 inches.
You will notice on my layout that the cuts inside the scallops did not cut out.  I was having trouble with this paper as the back side has a glittery flower pattern on it.  The paper kept slipping, so I just hid the inner cuts after ruining two cuts!!
I added this doily on another layer.  This is also from Elegant Cake Art and is sized to 7.82 inches.
I opened up another Layer and positioned my title where I thought it would go.  The font is Elegant Cake Art and the letters are sized to .77 inches.
I used the negative piece of paper as a template and adhered the letters down on my page.
I ended up moving my title to the top because I wanted ribbon to go right where I put the title!!  No problem, just used my cricut spatula to carefully peel the letters up!!
I inked the white photo mats, scallop background piece and doily with hot pink ink.
I needed some flowers!!  I used Mother’s Day Bouquet for my flower shape.
I cut the flower out five different sizes ranging from 1.18 – 2 inches.
I used two shades of pink cardstock, as well as the paper I used for the scallop and the border.
I inked the edges with the same hot pink ink I used for the background pieces.  I used my stylus to curl up the petals.  I adhered the layers together with glue dots and put a clear gem in the center.
I put in three butterflies.  These were used with Square 1 Masterpiece adhesive back fabric and you can see how I made them HERE.
Here is my title at the top and a butterfly in the corner of the photo.
Beautiful layout of a beautiful girl!!!
You can see more of my work on my BLOG.

Sentimental Saturday~ Hello

Hello, it’s Liz here on this Sentimental Saturday. Today I have a simple Hello card made from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

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The base is 6″x12″ Bazzill card stock folded in half . The card image is on page 43. I cut the <square3> at 5.5″ out of kraft cardstock and the decorative layer (shift) I cut out of this pretty paper from the Simple Stories 6×6 pad called Vintage Bliss. The sheet I used is called Smile Big. I used the corner chomper to round the corners.

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I wrapped some seam binding around the whole piece and I stamped the Hello and cut it out by hand and I used a glitter pen to color in the hello and I used foam dots to give it a pop. I stitched around with my favorite white pen, the Uni-Ball Signo white pen.

I invite you to visit  my personal blog ScrapiliciousLife

Thanks for stopping by today, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Creating and Sharing~ Liz

Designed by: Liz Mullen

Cricut Machine and Tools: expression2,

Cricut Cartridges: Art philosophy

Other Supplies: seam binding, foam dots, signo white pen, Simple Stories 6×6 paper pad, corner chomper

Merci A Thank You Card

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This card was created to send to a special person who sent me a Rak.

I used French Manor Cricut cartridge for the Eiffel Tower at 4″ I cut out 3 Eiffle Towers black, silver and pink, and the black one  I clicked Hide Contour to use as a shadow, I placed that down flat on card base. I cut out 2 of the word Merci  also from the cartridge under phrases and is cut out at 1.75″  I cut this out in pink and black. Applied the pink Merci flat on top of black Eiffel Tower. I then added pop up squares to the pink Eiffel Tower and added Pop up squares to the outsides of the black merci and put it over the pink Eiffel Tower. I offset the top layers because they were all cut at same size and not really shadows.

Below is a close up, you can see the embossing from the Cuttlebug and the rhinestones.

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Below is the inside of the card. I put the silver Eiffel Tower and placed the inside of the pink Eiffel Tower inside the silver one for more color. And then placed pink paper on the right side so I can write a message.

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Here is a video with complete instructions

Please visit my blog at www.MelodyLaneDesigns.com

Designed by: Melody Lane

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2, Cricut Craft Room and Cuttlebug and Anna Griffins Circular grid Cuttlebug Folder

Cricut Cartridges Used: French Manor

Other Supplies Used: DCWV Metallic stack card stock and Recollection Cardstock. Pop up squares, Recolecctions rhinestones.

Christopher Robin? Layout

I went out of the box on this layout, as I’ve never split a title over two pages. The idea for this layout came from a lady saying that my grandson Ethan should have been named Christopher because he looks like Christopher Robin. Anyway, here is the layout:

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I used DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies stack for the patterned background. All other cardstock is Bazzill. I used the Pooh Font Cricut cartridge for the title and all other die cuts are from Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge. I cut the title at a height of 1 3/4 inches using the letter and shadow. Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger were all cut at a height of 3 inches. The Frame was cut at a width of 6 1/2 inches and a height of 8 1/2 inches. The Hundred Acre Wood sign was cut at a height of 2 inches, the Treehouse was cut at a height of 3 inches and the Bee and Bee Hive were cut at a height of 2 1/2 inches. I used my Gypsy to cut all the layers.
Sorry I don’t have more photos, but when this posts I’ll be enjoying my next to last day of vacation in Portland, Oregon.
Designed by: Brenda Halstead
Tools Used: Cricut Expression and Gypsy
Cricut Cartridges Used: Pooh and Friends
Others Supplies: DCWV, Bazzill