Friday, May 28, 2010

Dad Card

Dad Card

Plantin SchoolBook-Roly Poly- dad - about 1" and welded (on the gypsy)
Paper Doll Dress Up- Accessories 3- Car- 2.18"

Color Box Fluid Chalk Inkpad- Chestnut Roan-Cat's Eye

I really liked the cut of the car because it made inking it look good.
I bent the wheels out to ink the top and then I folded the car by the door to ink the car door.
Very cute car.

My Cricut Expression

My Cricut Expression
I wanted to make my Expression unique with my name on it. This is what I came up with.
I designed it with my gyspy so I could cut the vinyl and transfer it directly to my machine. I used the multi layer function on my gypsy so I could line up the word "creations" right along the curve.
I found a basic cricut settings table from
Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking
This is an amazing table that tells you what setting you need to use for most of your everyday cuts.
I adhered it to my lid so I don't loose it & I know how to cut every time.
Check out her great blog & cricut settings table.

Window Vinyl

Window Vinyl
I made window vinyl's for our young adult group at church. There are several things I learned that I want to share with you. I designed this on my gypsy so I could have it as long as I could make it on a 24" mat & space it how I wanted. When cutting vinyl with the gypsy the settings are a bit different. For a kiss cut (cutting the vinyl but not the backing) I set my blade at 3 & my pressure at 3. Right now you can't control the speed when cutting with the gypsy so that makes a difference when cutting vinyl. I also learned (after I had them made) that there are different types of vinyl. If you check out
they have outdoor vinyl and regular vinyl. I emailed them to find out the difference & how important it was to use outdoor vinyl on the car. Regular vinyl is considered temporary adhesive & has an outdoor rating of 1-2 yrs, while outdoor vinyl is considered permenant adhesive & has an outdoor rating of 6 yrs. Their concern with using regular vinyl on a car is it might come off in the car wash.
Well, I already had mine on my car so well find out how long it lasts.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Doily Card- Happy Mother's Day

This Card has a long Reciepe but it was alot of fun to make. I designed it on my gyspy but it could be made with only a Cricut with a couple adjustments. Other Cartridges can be used for a basic circle & butterfly. Scraplift this & make it your own.
Cricut Cartridges:
Wild Card- Doily Blackout Card- Cut 4 1/4"
Mini Monograms- Circles- Cut 5 1/4" & 4 1/4" 
Gypsy Wanderings- Butterfly- Cut 1"
White Cardstock 8 1/2"x11"
K&Company Lovely 12x12 Paper Pad - double sided
Celebrate It Basic Narrows from Michaels
Stampin Up- Happy Mother's Day
Autum Leaves- Flower
Color Box Fluid Chalk- Dark Brown
The flowers were first stamped on scrap paper & then on the circle, so they would be lighter. Stamp the flowers before putting the ribbon on. The butterfly is raised up with foam squares and I bent the wings up slightly to apear flying. This could be a basic layout for many cards. Try making it & have fun!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Frog Layout- Once Upon A Princess Cartridge

Frog Layout

This layout was made with Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge.
The Frog & Phrase were cut at 3 1/2"
The green paper is cut at 4" x 6"
Used Olive Pastel- Color Box Chalk Cats Eye around the frog & lily pads.

This project was a National Scrapbooking Day Challenge from

Sunday, May 2, 2010

ScrapbookPal Design Team Entry

Card & Envelope

Supplies can be found at

Cricut Cartridges:
Stretch Your Imagination
Makin’ the Grade
Gypsy Wanderings
Other Supplies:
Color Box Chalk Cats Eye – Rouge
Stickles – Icicle
Zig 2 way glue pen
Glue Glider Pro or Herma Dotto

I designed this card using my Gypsy & then cut it all out at once. It can be created without the gypsy but you will have to use different flowers on the card. The card & Envelope were 4 ½” they were cut with Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge. It was the last button. The Envelope is the Silhouette function. The square layer was also cut at 4 ½”. From Making the Grade Cartridge cut Friends forever and the flower at 2”. With Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge (only on the Gypsy) cut the flower (the 6th button) and shift flower at 3 ¼”.

To assemble: Fold the card in half. Distress the edges of the square layer with Rouge Cats Eye Calk Ink. Adhere, the square layer to the front of the card with your favorite tape adhesive. Put the brad through the flower & attach to the Friends Forever. Adhere, the tall flower, with Zig 2 way glue pen, to the square layer. Adhere, the Friends Forever to the square layer with the glue pen also. Decorate the petals of the flowers with Stickles Glitter. Set the card aside to dry for a good hour. Fold the envelope on all the score marks. Glue with Zig 2 way glue pen. Also glue flower on the front of the envelope.

Wedding Card & Envelope - Wild Card Cartridge

This was cut with the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge at 4 1/2". Next time I would make it larger. It was more like a gift tag size then a wedding card that you want to share lots of advice in. The Bride & Groom I cut twice then cut them in half. I tried it two different ways I like cutting the groom & adhering it to the bride. It layered better that way. This was a very easy, fun, & cute project.

Precious Purse- Once Upon A Princess Cartridge

Precious Purse
Made with Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge
This was alot of fun to make. I designed it on my gyspy,
but it could also be done with the cartridge on the Cricut Expression.
The purse was cut at 11 1/2"
The phrase & phrase shadow "Precious" was cut at 3.5 wide & 1.83 high
(try 3.5 fit to length & see if that works)
To keep the purse closed I punched a hole on the flap, slightly larger than a brad.
Then I put a brad on the purse. It will stay closed by placing the brad through the hole.

This was made for a National Scrapbooking Day Challenge for

Dad Card

Dad Card

This was a simple card I made with pattern paper,
2 different sizes of circle punches, and alphabet rub ons.

This was for a National Scrapbooking Day Challenge for

Colors of the Rainbow- Accent Essential Cartridge

This National Scrapbooking Day Challenge from
was to make something using the colors of the rainbow.
I made it using a flower from the Accent Essential Cricut Cartridge.
I cut flowers starting at 1 1/2" and increased each one by 1/4".
I held all the flowers together with a brad & raised it up with pop-dots.

Flower Box

Flower Box
Supplies may be purchased at
Cricut Cartridges:
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (Discontinued, so get it now)- flower box
Beyond Birthdays- mom, heart

Other supplies:
Thick Card Stock Paper
Color Box Chalk Ink Cats Eye- Dark Brown

Glue Glider Pro or Herma Dotto
Zig 2 way glue pen
Pop Dots

-Cut the flower box using the functions: window and hole option(shift)
Fit to page on a 12x12 paper is size 8 ¾”
-Use the bone folder & crease all the folds where the score marks are
-Optional: plastic over the window. Before folding the box cut some firm plastic like transparency or a cover for an old mat for the cricut. Use the inside cut out left from the window and cut it bigger than that. Leave the inside cut out centered on the plastic then use your favorite tape adhesive and go on the edges of the plastic. Then you have just the right amount on it. Remove the center cut out & place the plastic over the window cut out.
-Place strong tape adhesive on the box & fold.
-For the greeting (mom) use Beyond Birthdays Cartridge. Fit to length 2 1/2 “= size ½”
- Paper behind the greeting cut ¾” x 2 3/8”
-Distress the edges of the paper & edges of the petals with color box chalk Ink.
-Use zig 2 way glue pen to glue the greeting down.
-Use pop dots to pop up the paper on the box.
-Cut 2 hearts out of the same paper used behind the greeting, use Beyond Birthdays Cartridge, 2” shift merci, real dial size.
-Distress edges of hearts with Color Box Chalk Ink then adhere.
-Fill the box with your favorite candy & give as a gift.
If you have any questions please comment or email me at

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Get Scrappy
National Scrapbooking Day Challenge from

I made this card from scrap cutouts.
I was trying to make a cupcake shaped card and 
I wasn't cutting everything right so I started over and made this card with all the scraps.
So I won't be including a recipe other than, I used Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge.

Dolly- Once Upon A Princess

My little princess & I made this dolly together. We have alot of fun making paper dolls from the Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge. This is one of my favorite cartridges.
We cut everything at 5"

Monochromatic Card

Monochromatic Challenge

This was by far the hardest challenge I have had all day.
I thought designing a card with only one color would have been easy....
....until I started putting it together.
The card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Used a cuttlebug, flower embossing folder for the background.
Final touches were blue ric-rac, blue flower, and blue rine stone.

This challenge was a National Scrapbooking Day Challenge

You Made My Day- Wild Card Cartridge

You Made My Day

National Scrapbooking Day
Appreciation Challenge from

Used Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Cut everything at 5 inches
Used brown ink pad to make branch brown
Used stickles on the bird's eyes to enhance

Thinking Outside the Box Challenge

Thinking Outside the Box
National Scrapbooking Day Challenge from

Do something I that wouldn't normally do.
I popped up the photo & a flower with pop dots.
I usually would pop-up embellishments or journaling but not the photo.
I also don't usually scrapbook with this large of ribbon (the pink one).
I also don't usually scrapbook with this type of patterned paper.
So thank you for challenging me to think outside the box.

Mom Card & Envelope- Beyond Birthday's Cartridge

Mom Card

Beyond Birthdays Cricut Cartridge
cut 6"
Cuttlebug 2 step Butterfly
Stickles: Star Dust Glitter
Ribbon: American Crafts

This was a National Scrapbooking Day Challenge by