Sentimental Saturday~So Happy for You

Happy saturday everyone! Today I have two cards for you that I made for my daughter and my niece. Both of them had some exciting things happen to them recently and I wanted to send them a little card to recognize their achievements. I used a technique using  Art Bar crayons. I tried to do an ombre watercolor background with a screen layer on top.

So happy for you card

For the card bases  I cut a 6″x12″ card stock and folded it in half. On the front of the card I colored it with the Art Bar Caryons (you could use Gelatos)  Use water to dilute the color to blend.

ArtBar ombre technique

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ombre technique with ArtBars

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Next I cut the Layering screens with my expression2 and the CCR (Cricut Craft Room). I used smooth bazzill card stock . The 1st image I used is from the PaperDoll Dress-up cartridge it’s on page 78, The Border Blackout. I used three of those image with the middle one flipped and then I nestled them together so that I could weld them to make one piece. The measurement was about 5.7x 2.6 and then I copied and pasted another image because I used two of them.

For the 2nd card I use the CCR exclusive Teresa Collins Basic images. The measurement  I used was 5.6×5.6 and I cut it into pieces I liked for the card.

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After my e2 cut my images I ran them through the Xyron to add the allover adhesive. I like to go over the edges so that there isn’t any adhesive left on the edges. I have an old Xyron and I feel like I have to do this step. I don’t know if the new machines leave excess adhesive on the edges.

Xyron technique

After I set the screen layer where I want it I stamped them. The red card I stamped with one of my favorite stamp set called Grand Greeting from Lawn Fawn and the Yellow card I use a stamp set that I got at Michael’s in the clearance bin. That set is from a company called Ditto. On the red card I made a slit on the upper left side of the card right on the fold so that I could thread the ribbon through it.

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 and tied my bow and placed my button.

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With the Yellow card I used jute and a wood button.

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The last thing I do when I make cards is sign them and I use this stamp that I got at an expo. It’s from Endless Creations I like it because I can also cut it with the 1 1/4″ scallop punch. How do you sign your cards?

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Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful & safe holiday weekend!

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Designed by: Liz Mullen

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2 Anniversary Edition, CCR

Cricut Cartridges:  PaperDoll Dress-up cartridgeTeresa Collins Basic images Grand Greet

Other Supplies Used:  Art Bar crayons, XyronGrand Greeting from Lawn Fawn,  Endless Creations

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Sentimental Saturday – Birthday Card & Graduation Card

Hello, Brenda here with two cards for CricutDIVA’s Sentimental Saturday. I’m showing two cards because last week there was a graduation card posted that is very similar to mine.

First, here is the birthday card I made for my son.

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All cardstock is Recollections. This is an A2 card (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″). The yellow layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″. The car is from the Groovy Times Cricut cartridge (page 49) and was cut at 2″. I used my Gypsy to lay out all the cuts on my mat, and here is a screenshot of my Gypsy and a picture of my mat:

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I ended up not using the white stars for the windshield of the car, because it was so small that it didn’t cut well. Instead, I used a white gel pen to put the stars on the windshield. I used an EK Success tag punch to make the tag and the sentiment on the front and inside of the card is from the Close To My Heart Card Chatter – Birthday stamp set. I then added silver Queen & Co. pearls to the front. The yellow mat on the inside of the card measures 5″ x 3 3/4″, and the white mat measures 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.

Now let me show you the graduation card I made. It is a tri-shutter card, which is the first one that I’ve made.

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The dark blue solid cardstock for the base is Bazzill, and the patterned paper is from the SEI Field Notes paper pack. I used the Paper Dolls Teen Scene Cricut cartridge to cut the girl graduate(page 30) at 5″. The cap was cut at 2 1/4″ using the Creative Memories This & That Cricut cartridge. The sentiment is from the TPC Studio Class Act stamp set.

I also used my Gypsy to make the cuts, and here is the screenshot of my Gypsy as well as pictures of my mat.

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If you enjoyed my cards and would like to see some of my other work, please visit my blog at http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

Have a happy, scrappy day!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition, Gypsy and EK Success Tag Punch

Cricut Cartridges Used: Groovy Times, Paper Dolls Teen Scene and Creative Memories This & That

Other Supplies Used: Queen & Co. pearls, CTMH stamps, TPC Studio stamp

Grad card

Hello all here is some fun inspiration for the GRAD in your life. It is the season for Graduations and what better way to show someone you are proud of them then a card.

Graduation Card
Graduation Card

For this card I used a pr-made card base from Michael’s , it was the glitter set. The girl was cut from Paper Dolls Teen Scene it was one of our freebie cartridges last week. I used just your basic cardstock and embossed the back ground with D’vine swirls. I also add ribbon, embroidery floss and stickers.

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Tassel Detail

The tassel I created using embroidery floss in the Graduates school colors. I folded it several times and then tied it in a knot and cut the loops to make tassel part. Then I trimmed the extra pieces that went to the hat so there were only two. I attached it with tape.

Ribbon Detail
Ribbon Detail

And to add a little extra detail I added a ribbon. On the inside it says Congratulations. I also used foam squares to make the graduate pop off the card a little.

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: E2, Cricut Craft Room, and Cricut Tool Kit
Cricut Cartridges Used: Paper Dolls Teen Scene
Other Supplies Used: Cuttlebug embossing folder “D’vine”, Recollections Papers, Foam squares, ribbon and stickers

I hope I inspired you and Happy Creating.

Sentimental Saturday- Happy Birthday

I’m so excited and nervous that this is my first post. I decide to make a birthday card. I don’t know about you but it always seems like I’m in need of one. I used the 6×6 paper pad from Lilybee design called Sweet Shoppe

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I used a kraft base card  5 x 6.5 that comes with it’s own envelope from Michaels. I used the CCR which I really enjoy. I used three different cuts, two from the CCR exclusives. The diamonds(1.917 w x 1.292 h) and the green mat(6.25w x 4.73h) are from the Daughters Layout and the Happy Birthday(4.181w x 1.681h) is from Cricut font and Basic shapes.

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This is how I positioned my cuts on my mat. I like to put my cuts at different places on my mat so that it doesn’t cut on the same place and wear my mat out.  It’s so easy to do this in the CCR.

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Once everything is cut I sewed the diamonds together by first running  a bit of score tape on the back of them to help me keep them together. Then I glued  them to the green mat and ran the sewing machine through all the pieces. I did use a black marker around the edges of the green mat. It was an after thought so I just did the edges that were showing through the diamond pieces.

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I also stitched  the edges of the card base and I added a piece of muslin that I also stitched down but before that I  added some Heidi Swapp color shine by splattering a bit of two colors and some doodles with the black marker. I ran the black marker around the letters and used foam dots to adhere it the card. I also used a vintage button and some seam binding.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you would like to see more of my work I invite you to visit my blog

Designed by: Liz Mullen

Cricut Machine and Tools: expression2, Cricut Craft Room, sewing machine

Cricut Cartridges: CCR exclusive: Daughters Layout, Cricut Font & Basic Shapes

Other Supplies:Lilybee design 6×6 paper pad; Sweet Shoppe, recollections kaft card & envelopes, score tape, black felt marker, foam dots, muslin, Heidi Swapp color shine

Miss You

Good Morning Everyone!

This is my first post as a DT member for CricutDIVA and I’m very excited to be a part of the team!

My project for you today is actually an over-sized card that I created for one of my Aikido students. She broke her leg while riding her scooter and will not be able to train for at least 6 weeks. She comes every week to watch while her sister trains with the rest of the class. We are definitely missing her on the mat and so I created this card for her that all of the students will sign to let her know.

Let me show you a couple of pictures:

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This card measures 9 1/2″ x 12″. I wanted to make it big enough so that the other students had room to write in it for her. I used two Cricut cartridges to make this card: Everyday Paper Dolls and Art Philosophy. To make a card this large, I cut 2 pieces of 12 x 12 White Daisy cardstock:  one at 9 1/2 x 12 and the second one at 10 x 12. I then scored the larger piece at 1/2″ and folded it over and adhered it to the first piece on the inside of the card using Scor-Pal double-sided tape. That adhesive really sticks well so I know the card will definitely hold up to 20 children signing it!

The first layer of the card is Lagoon cardstock cut at 9 1/4 x 11 3/4. The second layer came from a paper pack called Claire from Close to My Heart and was cut at 7 x 11 1/2 using the Fit to Length key on the Cricut Expression. The image was on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  It can be found on page 54, D4, < Rctngle2 >.

The girl figure and the martial arts uniform were cut using the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge. The “gi” or uniform is actually the bathrobe and belt on page 39 and the pants on page 40. The girl’s hair was on page 35. All were cut at 10 1/2″.

For the letters on the side of the card I used Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet. This is a chipboard alphabet set that has a houndstooth resist pattern that shows through when you ink it. The letters were inked using Lagoon and Sunset ink.

On the inside of the card, I used lettering from the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet which are adhesive-backed letters. The sentiment reads “WE MISS YOU ON THE MAT”.

I had a lot of fun making this card and hope that it cheers Tate up!!  Please stop by my blog at Love 2 Create to see this and other projects I have made, just click here.

If you would like to purchase any of the Close to My Heart products that I used, please click here.

Designed by:  Lucy Kelleher

Cricut Machines & Tools Used:  Cricut Expression

Cricut Cartridges Used:  Art Philosophy, Everyday Paper Dolls

Other Supplies Used:  Claire paper pack – Lagoon/Champagne/Buttercup/White Daisy/Saddle and Lagoon cardstock – Keyboard Kraft Alphabet – Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet – Lagoon and Sunset Inks (All from Close to My Heart)

Blushing Bride

Here is a card that sparked inspiration. Love is in the air so far I have 3 weddings to go to this year and my best friend got engaged. What a better way to celebrate then making a beautiful card.

Bridal Card

Process:

No sketch was used for this one either. I was looking at the freebies in Cricut Craft Room the other day and saw the Mother’s Day Card (04) and thought if I get rid of all the other elements around this silhouette, then that would make a beautiful bride. So I went in CCR and edited the image to remove the unwanted lines. Then I searched for a scalloped oval and sized it proportionally to the silhouette. I love how this turned out.

Bridal Viel

I added tulle and a flower to make a veil and head-piece. It was difficult attaching the tulle. I also added some beautiful lavender pearls around her neck.

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Once I had cut out and put together the silhouette then I picked out the background paper and ran it through the Cuttle Bug for embossing. I used Swiss Dots, it is one of my favorite embossing folders.

Tip: When handling small pieces like pearls or rhinestones it is helpful to have a set of tweezers on hand. I have more precision with the tweezers than just using my hand, as well as I do not smear the glue. Another tip when working with tulle it is helpful to sew down the tulle where you want it to be before adding an embellishment.

Have some FUN with embellishments, it can be just thing to set your project apart from the rest. Everybody likes a little sparkle.

Designed by: Sierra Heath

Cricut Machines & Tools used: Expression 2, Cricut Craft Room, Cuttle Bug, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Tweezers

Cricut Cartridges Used: Mother’s Day Card 04, Ultimate Creative Series (awesome all around cartridge, especially for beginners)

Other Supplies Used: Recollections Lavendar and Pearl White, Pearls, Tulle, Paper Flowers, and a pre-made card from Michael’s

Come and visit my blog http://creativemindedmomma.wordpress.com/