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.

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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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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

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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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.

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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

Male Birthday Card

Welcome to Sentimental Saturday with Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker. Today I have a male birthday card to share.

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This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ card. All cardstock used is Recollections. The black layer on the front is 5 3/8 x 4 1/8″ and the blue layer is 5 1/4 x 4″. I used the Everyday Paper Doll Cricut cartridge to cut the motorcycle at 3″, the large clouds at 2″ , the small cloud at 1 3/4″ and the road at 5″ wide. The grass behind the motorcycle was cut at 5″ wide using the Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art Cricut cartridge.  The blue layers and all cuts were inked using the CTMH Grey Wool Exclusive Ink pad. I also added yellow buttons (3 Birds Cute As A Button kit) to the center of the tires. The sentiment is from the CTMH Card Chatter – Birthday stamp set, and was stamped using CTMH Archival Black Exclusive Ink pad.

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Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Express 2 Anniversary Edition

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Everyday Paper Dolls, Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art

Other Supplies Used: Recollections cardstock, CTMH Exclusive Ink, CTMH Stamps, 3 Birds buttons

Old West Birthday Card

Welcome to Sentimental Saturday! I’m Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker and made the following birthday card using the Old West Cricut cartridge and the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.

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This is an A2 size card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). The first layer of the outside and inside of the card measures 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and I used some patterned paper from my stash. I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to cut the mat (cream) and mat shadow (blue) for the outside of the card at 4 1/2″ using the Oblong shift and Shadow shift features on page 51 of the handbook. The blue mat on the inside of the card is 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ and the cream mat on the inside of the card is 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″. The cowboy boot (page 54 of the handbook) was from the Old West Cricut cartridge and I cut it at 1 3/4″. The cowboy hat (page 57 of the handbook) was also from the Old West and the one on the front of the card was cut at 1″, while the one on the inside was cut at 3/4″. The Happy Birthday on the front is a Stampin’ Up! stamp I bought at a garage sale, and the Celebrate on the inside is from the Close To My Heart Card Chatter-Birthday stamp set. All solid cardstock is Recollections.

Here are pictures of the handbook pages I used. The first one is from Elegant Edges and the other two are from Old West.

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Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2 Anniversary Edition

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Elegant Edges and Old West

Other Supplies Used: Recollections cardstock, Stampin’ Up! stamp, CTMH stamp

Christmas Mini Album (Photo Heavy)

Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here to show you a Christmas Mini Album I made using the Close To My Heart Artbooking cartridge. Here is my mini album.

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Here are some close ups of the pages with cut outs.

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I cut everything at 10″ as indicated in the handbook (pages 56 and 57). Here are the pages from the handbook.

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As soon as my Christmas pictures arrive from Shutterfly, I will add them to this album.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my mini album. Feel free to visit my blog, Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker.

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2 Anniversary Edition

Cricut Cartridge Used: Close To My Heart Artbooking

Other Supplies Used: Recollections cardstock, Celebrate It ribbon, book rings

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