Monday, December 20, 2010
This calendar is 8x81/2" and was made using the Cricut Expression. The Designer's Calendar from ProvoCraft is the cartridge I used. The snowflake is 1 3/4" and the mitten is 2". I used Stickles for the days of the week and on the snowflake and mitten. I used Teal, Brown and Green paper for my colors.
MyPinkStamper is having her Day 8 Challenge today, Dec. 20, 2010. She is having a Color Challenge: Teal or Blue and Green and Brown.
For the giveaway you get to pick a cartridge of your choice from Custom Crops! You can make a card or scrapbook page or whatever you would like using the required colors. I made the above calendar for her challenge.
Visit Robyn at http://www.mypinkstamper.com/. You might be her winner and win a free cricut cartridge from Custom Crops.....what a great giveaway.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
This is going to be a present for one of my friends. This project was easy and so much fun to make.
Hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
This is a 5x7" Christmas Card made from the Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge. I used My Minds's Eye, O Christmas Tree paper for the candle. The stamp is from Stampabilities DR1078. Ribbon Boutique #505206 is the red ribbon. Gray, red and green paper from the paper Studio was used for the background sheets. Layers was selected for the holly and berries and flame. Stickles is the glitter used on the flame and berries.
This card was prepared for MyPinkStamper's, Day 6, Holiday Challenge on Saturday, December 18, 2010. You can join in on the fun by visiting http://www.mypinkstamper.com/. Her criteria is to make a "Christmas card or scrapbook layout? If you don't celebrate Christmas then do a Winter themed project. Remember that this has to be something that you create JUST for this challenge. It cannot be something from your past blog entries or uploads." Her giveaway is her "latest DVD, Cricut Layout". Check her blog out and join in on the fun. Who knows, you might win her free giveaway. Good Luck.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This card is made for the "MyPinkStamper" color challenge. This is her 2nd Day of 12 days of Christmas challenge. If you would like to enter her challenge, go to http://www.mypinkstamper.com/. She listed this challenge on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
These cards are 5x7". I used the Cricut cartridge 'Joys of the Season" for the candle on page 55. I used the layers for the tray, holly and flame with different colors of paper. I used Stickles Crystal for the glitter and a piece of lace at the bottom of the card. I used a Stampabilities "Merry Christmas" stamp on the cards. I used Copic Marker R46 and colored in the holly by Merry Christmas. Each card is made a little different from the other card.
I use a piece of thick cardstock and cut it to the size I want the book to be. Remember to add for the back. Now add a sheet of printed paper 1/4" smaller than the hard cardstock (frames the cardstock) and glue down to the cardstock paper.
Find the center of your paper and mark 1/4" on each side of your center (you can adjust the 1/4" to smaller or larger depending on how much paper you want to insert into your book). Bend the paper.
Use a hot glue gun and put the glue all the way down between the folds, leaving 1/2" at the top and bottom with no glue. Insert the book into your YourStory binder. Cool the book.
Tie a ribbon around the front cover.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This Birthday card is 5x7". The Gorilla and sound is from the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge. The happy birthday tags are from the Celebrations cartridge. The colored paper is from Stampin Up.
Birthday Card Challenge:
My Pink Stamper is having a Cricut Birthday Challenge. You can see the challenge at: http://www.mypinkstamper.com/2010/12/birthday-challenge.html
MPS' challenge is to make a birthday card, layout, 3-D item, gift, etc. MPS is giving a Cricut Birthday Cakes Cartridge to the winner.
This is my card for the MPS birthday card challenge.
Monday, December 6, 2010
If you have a YourStory binder/laminator you can make these books easily. Cut your cover card stock paper 1/2" bigger than you want your book to be. Find the center of the paper and score 1/8" or 1/4" on each side of your center mark (depending on how much paper you put inside). Fold the creases. Use your glue gun and put a good bead of glue all the way down leaving a little area blank at the top and at the bottom. Let the glue dry.
Next, cut whatever paper you want to use for the inside of the book, about 1/4-1/2" smaller than the front cover. Put your inside paper tight to the glued center of the book. Turn your YourStory binder on and push the binder up arrow. When your YourStory is ready, put your book in until you hear the beep. Take your book out and set in the tray to cool.
Put a ribbon on your book and add a nice little note and a few stickers on the first page for your little one.
Your little one will love having his/her very own book.
I also added a design piece of paper to the inside and back of the book covers and to the front and back outside covers. Let your imagination go with designing this book. Add some Christmas pencils and you have a nice stocking stuffer.