Cupcake Shaped Card

Cupcakes are so popular . . . for birthdays, weddings or for ANY time you need a little treat.  So why not use them as the inspiration for a card.  That is just what Shawn did today!

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This cupcake card was cut from the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge.  If you hop over to Shawn’s blog you will see the full project tutorial today.  Just click HERE.

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Springtime Koala

Are you ready for spring?  How about a project that has some flowers and bright colors to help until all of the cold and snow are gone?

Shawn has created a cute little card with a koala and flowers on it that is sure to brighten up your day.

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The koala for this card was cut from the Create A Critter 2 cartridge.  To see the full project information you can go to Shawn’s blog by clicking HERE.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Valentine’s Day Banner

Today we have Shawn Mosch from Crafty Chics Blog and MyCutSearch.com sharing a quick and easy banner she made using colored burlap from DCWV and the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique that she cut with her Cricut . . . YES, you can CUT these rhinestone sticker sheets into shapes with your Cricut!  Shawn even has a video showing her cutting some shapes HERE.

For the full project tutorial you can go to Shawn’s blog by clicking HERE.

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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Thanks for stopping by!

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

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.

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