Paper Crafting and Painting

Paper Crafting and Painting
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Have a Wonderful Day! Using Cricut's Preserves Cartridge and Cuttlebug Companion

Have a Wonderful Day! Card
Be sure to click on the pictures for a closer look.
Steps below:
Choose coordinating card stock and a piece of chipboard. (see above)
Cut out the apple parts (2") from pages 27, 28, and 29 of Cricut cartridge, Preserves.

Stack apple parts and glue. Cut 3- 3" tags (out of chipboard) and tops (out of dk. brown card stock) from page 36 of Cricut cartridge, Preserves.
White Card stock for card base before folded measures 10" X 7"
First Layer - dark green card stock  6 3/4" X 4 3/4"
Second layer - red card stock 6 1/2" X 4 1/2" (ran through Cuttle bug with Cricut Companion Preserves)
Third layer -  dark green strip 6 3/4" X 1 3/4" Be sure to adhere ribbon with ATG gun before putting layers together.
Put layers together
Tie on hemp cording on tags and secure on backs with tape.
popdot on apples then use your ATG or other adhesive to attach tags onto your card.
Stamp sentiment.
 I used hemp cording ( I found in the jewelry isle) on my tags and my sentiment "have a wonderful day" stamp is from INKADINKADO (A three pack I purchased at JoAnn's).

A Washington state inspired card!  What do you think? What does your state inspire you to make.  
Please share a comment below.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fourth of July Party Favor! Keep it Simple!

This matchbox American themed, party favor turned out so cute! Great for your party guests and will be a super fun treat on the kids table.
 For the kids table try making a matching crayon box fromTags, Bags, Boxes & More and add to the table some fun American themed pictures to color.
 I used the Cricut cartridges Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and George and Basic Shapes. I also used the K&Company Americana paper pack.
 At this point I had not decided if I wanted a window or not on my matchbox, although it is cute and would look fun with cellophane on the inside of the window, I opted for no window.  I cut one standard sized (the size that your Cricut automatically cuts) matchbox cover from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More pg. 123 and the box that inserts inside (part that holds the jelly beans) on pg.124. Then I used George and Basic shapes and cut out some 1 1/2" stars from pg. 94 (only need two).

Using the scoring blade on my Cricut trimmer I scored all the marks on both the matchbox and the insert box and then used my bone folder to get crisp folds.  I used my ATG gun to secure the flap on the match box cover (the blue star paper) and then used some Scott's Adhesive glue to glue the flaps inside the red match box insert. 
 Tools and supplies used
I used fabric glue to glue the 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon onto the bone colored bias tape and then secured it onto my box with my ATG gun. I added a pop dot in between the two stars and added a button (using the button punch above) cut out of denim colored paper (sold by the sheet at JoAnn's) made by Paper Dazzle, that I tied with white embroidery floss. I did run the denim colored paper through my Cuddlebug to get some texture on my button, but it is difficult to see in the picture. Fill with red, white, and blue jelly beans and you are all set!  Happy Fourth Everyone!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

"There's A Little Cowboy in all of us..." So Happy Father's Day Buckeroo!

My Pink Stamper issued a color challenge this week using green, turquoise, and orange.  I decided to design a card with a Father's Day theme, since the big day is this Sunday. Feel free to join in on the challenge by clicking on this link My Pink Stamper.

 I have seen pictures of my dad dressed up as a cowboy when he was  a little boy and thought a cowboy themed card would be fun, using the Cricut cartridge A Child's Year! So giddy up! Assembly instructions below.

 Cut from black card stock, one 5" image from Cricut cartridge A Child's Year - pg. 73
Both were so cute I had a tough time choosing.

Folded Card base is 5" X 7", 1st layer black card stock 4 3/4" X 6 3/4", 2nd layer orange scrapbook paper (DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack) 4 1/2" X 6 1/2", 3rd layer green scrapbook paper (DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack) 4 1/4" X 6 1/4", fourth layer is three stripes of turquoise and green patterned paper 7" X 3/4", Cut orange paper for sentiments to match size of stamp or sticker. Ink with Color box chalk, chestnut roan, around sentiments and card base. After putting layers together, before adhering to the card base--wrap beaded twine around the card and then put pop dots on back of cowboy.
 Tools used: Cricut paper trimmer, bone folder, ATG gun, scissors, Colorbox chalk - chestnut roan, and pop dots.
DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack, Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year, Avery's Clear Sticker Project Paper.  Whenever I can't find the perfect stamp to use I quickly make a clear sticker on my computer and just print my sentiment off onto Avery's Clear Project paper, love it!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Life is Short. Eat Cupcakes First!

Wouldn't this make a cute birthday card or a reminder, in this fast pace life we live in, to just stop and enjoy the moment. I made this cute card, "Life is Short. Eat Cupcakes First" using Cricut's, Once Upon A Princess Cartridge.  I always try to have lots of cards pre-made to fit any occasion, so I can just reach into my storage box and find the perfect one. 
 Notice I used Avery's Clear Sticker Project Paper, I love having this on hand.  When I can't find the perfect stamp among what I have, I can quickly make a clear sticker to say whatever I want, in this case, "Life Is Short. Eat Cupcakes First!"
 Tools used: Cricut cutter, bone folder, ATG gun, Scotch glue (for pink bow on cupcake), tape, pop dots, and scissors.

Supplies Used: (Tools shown above)
White Card stock - 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" (Fold for Card)
Brown Card stock - 5 1/4" X 4" (1st Layer)
DCWV Pink Stripe paper - 5 1/8" X3 3/4" (2nd layer. Sold by single sheet @ JoAnn's)
DCWV Sweet Stack, cupcake strip - 5 1/4" X 1 1/2" (3rd layer (strip))
Jolee's All that Bling Jewels -  Pink (cupcake toppers)
Colorbox chalk -  Chestnut Roan (inked card base and around cupcake strip)
Ribbon 5/8" brown
Ribbon 3mm pink (bow on middle cupcake)
Pop Dots - place a pop dot under each cupcake
Avery's Clear Sticker Project Paper - (or stamp a sentiment)

Cricut Cartridge  - Once Upon A Princess (Pg. 49) make three 2" cupcakes