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

adding water to the Art Bar

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.

WOW! card

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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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

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