Month: June 2015

Cricut Independence Day Card

Today I wanted to try a “Twisted Easel” card. I’d never tried an easel card of any kind at all! My inside message ended up a little bit catty wampus, but I’m going to put it on the “learn from experience” list.

My oldest son was the recipient of this card since he bought me the cartridge.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and if I don’t see you before then…Happy July 4th!

Retro Sketches 167

When I decide to do a vintage looking card, I sort of agonize over the task.

I’d picked up this sweet little girl image from Free Vintage Digi Stamps, colored it and then had to figure out what to do with it. I really wish I had stamp(s) that say “Sew Special” because I’d have lots of use for them. Today I just used a font for making my sentiment.

Just not my usual cup of tea, but I decided to enter it in the Retro Sketches challenge today.

“You’re Tweet” Tag

Today I want to show you how I made this cute little tag “You’re Tweet” tag using a stamp from the Stamps of Life “birdcage2” set, Cricut Craftroom and a piece of Really Reasonable Ribbon. This handcrafted tag is such an easy little project and would be great for a gift tag, or even to put on one of your handcrafted greeting cards.

1. Bring a tag up on your screen in Craft Room. I used the blackout of a tag from the Wrap It Up collection but you could also make a basic tag with a rectangle. You could also create your own tag shape.

2. I eliminated the punch out at the top by clicking on “Hide Contour”, highlighting the punchout, and clicking on it. I’ll hand punch my tag later with the paper punch when I have the layers finished. Exit.

3. Stretch and resize a circular element at the bottom of your tag. Click on “Weld” and you’ll get this little window.

4. Now you can create any text you want to put inside your oval. I made my own “You’re Tweet” using the font of my choice. To do this, I made the text for each word, closed up the spacing so that they would ‘weld’ together, positioned them inside my oval. I had to do a little turning and tilting to get them where I wanted them, but it’s worth the time spent. Now they are pretty well joined and will not be as flimsy when I put the tag together.

5. I wanted to make some little musical notes but I didn’t have a cartridge with just notes. I did have a bird with notes and again I used the “Hide Contour” to block out all but the notes and placed them on my tag.

6. Now you can create a layer to cut out for the back side of your tag, and cut your pieces.

7. Stamp your bird in two parts with your stamp set. I used CTMH Lagoon and then black for the outline.
8. If you want to, you can use a little patterned paper, and tape it behind the musical notes. Otherwise just let the back layer of card stock shine through.
9. Put together your tag with tape runner. A little Craft Bond glue pen on the back of the lettered area with also stabilize and protect the lettering.
10.  Punch through both layers with a single hole punch.
11. Thread your ribbon through and staple at the top.

Now you have a “Tweet” little tag for your gift or card. I saved my file in Craft Room so I can make this one again if I choose. What do you think? This method would work for any occasion. I can’t wait to make some more.

That’s it for today. Hope you enjoyed this project and we’ll see you again next time!

Mojo Monday 401

Good afternoon! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Today I decided to make anniversary cards with the Mojo Monday Sketch. My dad and stepmother are celebrating later this week and so are our daughter and her husband.

The first card is made using papers from the CTMH Blossom Card Making Kit. Stamping was done using stamps from “Happy to Be Friends”, “A Bunch of Thanks”, and the “Blossom Card Making Workshop”. The little tag was cut on the Cricut and is from the “Calligraphy Collection”.  I decided to embellish this card with a little bit of Coral Polka dot from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

MOJO401

MOJO401

The next card uses the Mariposa paper pack from DCWV. I purchased this pack so long ago, I almost forgot I had it. The red ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the tag was heat embossed with white. I added a little sponging around the edge with distress ink and popped it up with some dimensional tape.

Tomorrow I plan on having some non-card projects, so thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon.