Monkey Card

This is Shawn from CraftyChicsBlog and MyCutSearch.com
I love this little monkey!  This was a quick and easy card using the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge.  I could picture the image in my head, but could not remember what cartridge it was on, so I used MyCutSearch.com to help me find it FAST!  Since I knew the image I was thinking of was of a monkey holding a heart, when I did my search I typed in
monkey heart
That way MyCutSearch.com only showed me the handbook pages that had both a monkey AND a heart on them!
I used a piece of bright yellow cardstock to create the main card, then I used a multi-colored plaid cardstock to be the main background.  They I cute the monkey holding the heart from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge and made the heart he is holding in a purple glitter vinyl . . . I have found the glitter vinyl is easier to cut than cardstock, and since it has an adhesive back already on it, it is great for cards!
This card is perfect for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, a thank you card or just a little note to send someone some love.
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Stocking Christmas Card

Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here with my 2013 Christmas Card. This card is really out of the box for me. I have a hard time combining patterned papers, but I did it for this project. Here is the result.

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This is an A2 size card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). The base is ivory cardstock. The red layer (on the front and inside) is 4″ x 5 1/4″, the green snowflake cardstock (front and inside) is 3 3/4″ x 5″. The ivory layer on the inside of the card is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. All solid cardstock is Recollections and the patterned cardstock is The Paper Studio from the Ornamental Christmas paper pack.

I used the Close To My Heart Art Philosopy cartridge to cut the tag an stocking. The tag was cut at 4″ and I used the hide/contour feature on my Gypsy to hide the stocking cutout. The stocking was cut at 3″. Both the tag and stocking can be found on page 67 of the handbook. I then added a button to the tag.

Here is a picture of my Gypsy screen, as well as a picture of my mat with the paper on it.

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Holidays!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2 AE and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridge Used: CTMH Art Philosophy

Other Supplies Used: Recollections cardstock, The Paper Studio Ornamental Christmas paper pack, button

Birthday Card

Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here with a birthday card to share. Sorry I’m late with my post, but it was a long night with a sick grandson.

Here is a card I made for a friend’s birthday.

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The base is Recollections cardstock and is cut at 4 1/2″ using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The orange layer is Recollections cardstock and is cut at 4″ using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and is embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The patterned paper layer is from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack and is cut at 3 1/2″ using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The cardstock used for the flower is Recollections and is cut at 2 1/4″ using the Sophie Cricut cartridge.  The bling used for the center of the flower is Queen and Co. Twinkle Goosebumps.  For the banner, I stamped on a 3/4″ piece of white Recollections cardstock, then notched the ends to make a banner.  The stamps used on the front and inside are CTMH Card Chatter – Birthday.  I used the CTMH Archival Black Exclusive Ink Pad.

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2 AE and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridges Used: Art Philosophy and Sophie

Other Supplies Used: Recollections cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing folder, DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack, Queen and Co. Twinkle Goosebumps, CTMH stamps, CTMH ink

 

Christmas Wreath Card

For today’s project I was trying to use up some of my scraps and product I had in my craft room instead of going out and buying new stuff . . . crazy idea, I know.  I had this pack of scrapbooking paper that I was given as a gift and while I liked the pattern on the paper, it was too busy for me for a full scrapbook page.  I cut it down to be one of the layers of the background . . . even having it as the FULL background was still “too much”.
I layered it with some solid green and red paper and the wreath has some green glitter vinyl for the main piece.  Did you know that if you go to MyCutSearch.com and type the word wreath into the search bar you will find all of the Cricut cartridge images of a wreath? This cut is from Celebrate with Flourish.  Then I used Viva Decor for the holly berries.
Using a busy pattern in a small area and combined with solid colors is a great way to balance things out.