Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #6: Feathered Friends Challenge

This week the circle blog challenge said:

The birds are flying south for the winter and we’re heading inside to “feather” our own nests in preparation for the cooler months ahead. This challenge is in honor of the birds! Create a project of your choice using a minimum of 2 different Cricut Cuts. Your project must also include a bird of some kind and stitching (machine stitching, hand stitching, or both).

Ok, first of all I put this off until the last minute, so it is very simple and I did it quickly. I used Imagine More cartridge for all of the images and the patterned paper. The Happy Birthday is a stamp from Paper Trey Ink and so is the ribbon.  I combined some layers of different images to make this. I cut the flower at 4" and the bird at 3". The imagine is having problems with sizing on the layers, so I don't think that 3" is really accurate for the size that it cut it at. Hopefully, that will be fixed soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #5: Birthday Sketch Challenge

This week the challenge is to Create a Layout, Card, or Altered project using the SKETCH provided. Your project must have a BIRTHDAY THEME and include BUTTONS in some way.
This is the sketch below.
Here is the card that I made.

I made a 5.5 x 5.5" card. The patterned paper is from DCWV's Nana's Kids stack. Did I mention I love DCWV?! I forgot to save the sizes that I cut everything, but I can tell you the cartridges that I used. The cartridges used are:

Birthday Bash
Balloons, Porcupine




The rest of the shapes I used my paper cutter to cut. I cut Happy & Birthday out of vinyl. It makes it so much easier when you are cutting something really small and thin, if you use vinyl.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #4: BOO! Challenge

For this week's challenge we had to create a Halloween project that incorporates some kind of transparent element (vellum, acrylic, plastic packaging, overlay, etc.)

I decided to use glass blocks for my project.  I cut glass etch vinyl to cover the glass, so that you can't see the lights inside. Then used orange, black & white vinyl for the other cuts. They are from the following cartridges:

Pumpkin Carvings
Pumpkin- 4.75"

Happy Hauntings
Trick or Treat- 1.99"
Spooky (orange background, used remove contour feature to remove the letters)- 2.60"

Mini Monsters
Webs- 2.33"
(I cut off the spider)

Glass etch vinyl
Squares- 4.75"
Rectangles- 7.46"x2.87"

Then I used some of the Cosmo Cricket Haunted papers that I won last week on the blog to make paper bows. I learned how to make the bows from Linda at The Paper Boutique. She has a great video that you should check out!  I also used some Cosmo Cricket Haunted Rubons, that I won, to make the danglies on the pumpkin. I did this by rubbing them on to cardstock then cutting them out. I am sad that Halloween is almost here, so I can only have them out for a couple of days. Oh well, there's always next year!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Canvas Clock

This month's challenge guidelines were:

The theme for this month’s challenge is all about celebrating the reasons why you love to create! Please create a scrapbook page or home decor project CELEBRATING CREATIVITY. Project must be newly created for this challenge and should include atleast 2 cuts to qualify. You must also:
  • Use the Shadow Feature
  • Use Patterned Paper (purchased, printed, or created with stamps, etc.)
  • Use Embellishments to Enhance One of the Cuts (pearls, buttons, gems, glitter, etc.)
I decide to try making a canvas clock for my craft room, I must say that I LOVE the way that it turned out. It was so hard to get good pictures of it, they don't do it justice. First of all I took a 12x12 canvas and painted it black. Then I used modge podge to adhere the paper to it. The paper is DCWV Mariposa stack. I'll admit it, I love DCWV! I cut the butterflies from pieces of the paper & one of the flowers. I used stickles to add some sparkle to them. I used  pearl flourishes that I purchased, but I can't remember what brand they are. I used my I-rock to add some rhinestones. I also used black vinyl.  The clock is Walnut Hallow brand I belive. The hands for the clock were silver, but I used Tim Holtz Black Enamel to cover them. I thought that worked really well. The cartridges & cut sizes I used on my gyspy are:

Plantin Schoolbook
Circle- 6.67" & 6.28"
I layered them together to make the clock circle and cut them in black vinyl.
Circle- 1.05" & .40"
I layered them together to make the center of the clock and welded flourishes from Home Decor to it, & cut it in black vinyl.

Home Decor
Flourishes- 1.43" (The bigger ones around the clock face) &
.94" ( The ones welded to the center circle.)

Wall Decor & More
Inspire- 1.6"
Inspire layer- 1.6"

Gypsy Font
Numbers- 1.36"
Numbers shadows- 1.36"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #3: AUTUMN SPLENDOR! Color Challenge

This week we had to INCORPORATE THE COLORS PROVIDED in a swatch (gray, orange, tan and burgundy), AND add lots of TEXTURE to our project. I have to say it took me longer than usual to get this done, because I wasn't that excited about the colors. I am excited to say that I was able to make this project using my Gypsy and Imagine together.  I made a 5x7 card. All the patterned paper is from DCWV's Amber Autumn stack. The ribbon is Offray.  The cartridges used and sizes cut are:

Give A Hoot
Owl & layers-4"
Leaves & layer-1.21"

Ovals-4.54" & 4.29"

Cindy Loo
This was just printed on the cardstock using the imagine, on white cardstock cut at 4x4.

I used the cuttlebug to emboss all of the paper layers. I used Moraccan Screen, Forest Branches, Diamonds in the Rough, & Herringbone embossing folders.  I sewed all of the layers together for texture. 

Frankenstein Spinner Card

I made this Halloween card to send to my 4 year old nephew. I got the directions from Split Coast Stampers.   I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge. The house and trick or treat where printed on the cardstock using my imagine. I also printed and cut out all the pieces for Frankenstein using my imagine. The paper is from DCWV's Midnight Spell stack. I hope he likes it.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #2: THINK PINK!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month the challenge this week was to use Pink, Ruffles, Scallops, Flourishes, Glitter and Jewels ( incorporate any 3 on your project). You also had to use at least 2 Cricut cuts. I also used a sketch made by Jana Eubank, that was posted on the Cricut Circle blog last Wednesday, for inspiration. I made a 4.25 x 4.25 card out of dark brown cardstock. The pattern papers are from the DCWV Rustic stack. The flowers were cut using RGB codes on my Imagine. I used the Country Life cart to cut the pitcher of flowers, Mini Monograms for the scallop circles and George for the circle. The scallop border is a Martha Stewart punch. Then I threw in some jewels using my I-Rock and some lace from my stash. So I used pink, scallops, ruffles, glitter and jewels!  

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #1

Here is my entry for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge. You had to use French Manor cartridge and jewels or pearls. So I used the lattice and the Eiffel Tower cuts and pink rhinestones. The pattern paper is from the DCWV Black Currant stack (which I love).