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).