Friday, February 22, 2013

Kiss the Cook!!!

It's Friday and what better way is there, then to kiss tonight's cook.  Today, I'm sharing with you a shaped card that I made.  You will need the following Cricut Cartridges and your Gypsy:  Teddy Bear Parade, Elegant Edges, and Bridal Shower.  So let's get started:


Recipe - Main Card:

White cardstock - Elegant Edges "Swirl2" page 39 welded two together @ 5" with shadow
Recollections Paper Pack - Cool Water - Elegant Edges "Swirl2" page 39 @ 5" with shadow
Recollections Paper Pack - Cool Water - Elegant Edges "Swirl2" page 39 @ 4 3/4" with shadow, stitched around with my white pen (see picture below)




Recipe - Chef:

Teddy Bear Parade "chef" bear cut @ 4" (cardstock used: black, brown, tan, white and red)
 
I inked all the white parts with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Foam taped the chef's coat and hat.  I used recollections black brads for the buttons (see close-up picture below).  I used my white pen to mark the chef's eyes and nose.



Recipe - Lips:

Bridal Shower <GftCrdLr> cut @ 1/2" in red cardstock.  I flipped the lips, cut them out and then put some glossy accents on it to help give it a glossy look.
 
 
Challenges I've Entered:
 
FCCB - Kiss the Cook
DL Art - Linky Party "February"
 
 
Hope you all have a wonderful Friday.  Don't forget to kiss your cook.
 
Hugs,
Shawn

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Handle With Care

Today's card is very easy.  You will need the Cricut Cartridge Graphically Speaking.  So let's not waste anymore time and get started:



 
Recipe:
 
Kraft cardstock (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Black Patterned cardstock (3 1/8" x 3")
Gray cardstock (3 1/8" x 3")
 
 
Cricut Cartridge - Graphically Speaking:
 
Page 29 - Heart (red cardstock) at 2 1/2"
Page 54 - Frame (Gray cardstock - inside card) at 2 1/4"
Page 58 - Handle with Care (Kraft cardstock) at 3 1/2"
 
 
Materials:
 
White gel pen
Black Zig pen
Red Zig Pen
ATG Fun
Foam tape
Red cardstock to mat behind the "Handle with care"
Colorbox Red Ink
Stamp
 
 
Close-up of the stitching
 
 
 
Inside of the card using the part of the frame.  Stamped sentiment on gray cardstock with Colorbox red ink.  Stitching around the inside with black and the outside with red.
 
 
Challenges I've Entered:
 
DL Art - Linky Party
Paper Crafting Journey - Love
 
 
I apologize for this brief blog, but we are currently heading out to visit with our Granddaughter for a few days.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for sharing today with me.  Until next week.......
 
Hugs,
Shawn

Friday, February 15, 2013

Where The Heart Is.....

I know........ I'm still sharing some Valentine's Day cards.  However the way I look at it, you can use these for both a Wedding or Anniversary card.  For this card, I did not use any cricut cartridge.  All I used was some embossing folders and my paper cutter.  Here is what I came up with......




Recipe:

Black cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), (3 1/4" x 4 1/2"), and (2 1/4" x 3 1/2")
White cardstock (4" x 5 1/4"), (3" x 4 1/4"), and (2" x 3 1/4") 


Directions:

*  Emboss white cardstock (4" x 5 1/4") and (3" x 4 1/4") with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Wicker Weave"
*  Emboss white cardstock (2" x 3 1/4") with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Heart Blocks"
  *  Stickles "Red" to color out one of the hearts
*  Glue 3mm red rhinestones in the center of each weave
*  ATG the layers together and then foam tape them onto the main card
*  Wrap ribbon "Happy Valentine's Day" from Hobby Lobby around all layers before taping the white down on the black
 
 
Challenges I've Entered:
 
Red Carpet Studio - Where the heart is
Exploring Cricut - Be My Valentine
FCCB - Be My Valentine
Sentimental Sunday - Love is in the air
My Craft Spot - For Your Sweetheart
Papercraft Star - Red
CTO - Valentine Anything Goes
DL Art - Linky Party
 Cas-ual Fridays - Black, White, plus 1
 
Thank you all for leaving such wonderful comments.  I greatly appreciate them all.
 
Have a great Friday!!!
Shawn

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Wow!!!  Happy Valentine's Day Everyone.  Today I would like to share with you a card that I made.  My inspiration came from the talented Lorriane.  This card is not your standard A2 card.   So let's get started:



Recipe:
 
White cardstock - 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Pink cardstock (Coredination "Stiletto") - 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"
White cardstock - 5" x 7"
Patterned Paper (Walmart - Studio G) - 4 7/8" x 6 7/8"
 
White cardstock (stamped sentiment) - 1 3/4" x 1 1/8"


Cricut Cartridge - Sweethearts:
 
<Balloon> Page 32 at 2 3/4" and (2) at 2" - Patterned Paper (Walmart - Studio G)
The strings for the balloons were cut out in white cardstock
 
<Daisies> Page 37 at 2 1/2" - Pink cardstock (Coredination "Stiletto")


Miscellaneous Items:
 
Recollections Floral Embellishments Green and Purple.  I glued down nine green flowers on the daisies image.  Then I glue together one of each color (dark purple and medium purple flower).  I made approximately (15) of these.   After drying, I scrunched them together and hot glued them down on the green flowers.  This gave you a 3D look.
 
Foam tape for the balloons, sign, and the daisy image
White gel pen for the balloons
Studio G "Happy Valentine's Day!" stamp
Momento Tudexo Black ink
ATG Gun

 
Challenges I've Entered:
 
Little Scrap Piece - Love Is In The Air
Corrosive Challenges - Hearts and Flowers
2 Sisters - Hearts
My Sheri Craft - Valentine
One Stop Craft - Love Is In The Air
Word Play Saturday - Balloons
Die Cutting Divas - Pink, Red, Purple, and/or White
DL Art - Linky Party
 Party Time Tuesdays - 3 and 3

 
As always, thanks for stopping by.  Hope you all had or have a fantastic Valentine's Day. 
 
Hugs,
Shawn

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day Pouch

Today I'd like to share with you a pouch that I made.  I got this idea from a youtube video I saw.  Everything that was used to make this pouch is from left over stash that I have hanging around in my office.  So let's get started:


 

You will need a piece of 6" x 6" cardstock paper.  Fold in half making a triangle.  Then take the end points and fold over to make your closure making sure that you receive a straight line.  Then take the top point and fold it down.  It's as easy as pie.  If your not sure what I'm talking about feel free to email me or go directly to youtube and search Valentine's Day pouch




I took some white paper doilies from Celebrate it and traced the pouch and flap.  Cut them out and ATG taped them to the pouch.


 

Got my cricut cartridge "sweethearts" out and made a heart at 1 3/4" in black cardstock on "Blackout"; 1 1/2" in white cardstock on "Blackout"from page 40 of the manual.  Then I stamped "Be Mine" and added two clear rhinestones.  I slipped the heart under the ribbon and the pink paper clip. 




Here is a close-up of the paper clip.  I purchased a bag of them in multi colors from Staples.




I wrapped pink ribbon around the entire pouch to help keep everything closed.  Add a white rose from Recollection and hot glued it to the bow.




Finally, I filled my pouch with some Lindor Truffles.  I apologize for the blurry picture.  I had to use my scanner since I left my camera at my daughter's house.  Which we plan on picking it up this weekend after visiting everyone.


Challenges I've entered into:

Created with Love - Valentine's Day
Fashionista - Valentines
Decorate to Celebrate - Valentine Love
Freshly Brewed - Hearts and Dots
Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Sarah Hurley - Anything But a Card
3 Girl Jam - 3D Valentine's w/Ribbon
Twisted Tuesday - Free For All
DL Art - February Linky Party
Hotshot Craft - Anything But a Card


 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday.
 
Hugs,
Shawn

Friday, February 8, 2013

Be Mine


Happy Friday Everyone!!!  Today's card is a scrap lift from Mary at CardzTV.  Last year she made a card for Valentine's Day that I really liked.  So I decided to recreate it this year.  So let's take a look.
 
 
 
The only difference between hers and mine is the stamped sentiment in our white heart.
 
Card Recipe:

 
White cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") portrait style
Black cardstock (4" x 5 1/4")
Patterned paper (3 3/4" x 5") G Studio - Walmart
Black Gingham Ribbon
Be Mine Stamp
Foam Tape
ATG Tape

Cricut Cartridge - Sweethearts:
 

HeartCpl (Page 40) - 3 1/4" in black cardstock; 3" in pink cardstock (Swiss dots cuttlebug folder)
                                  1 3/4" in black cardstock on "Blackout"; 1 1/2" in white cardstock on "Blackout"
 
HeartCpl (Page 40) - 3" in black cardstock on "Layers"
 
 
* NOTE*
 
I almost forgot to share with you all some very exciting news.  Last week I entered a challenge with My Craft Spot - Wish Big.  Here's another look of the card that I entered.
 
   
 
Well, this week I received news that I was a winner.  Thank you so very much for picking my nephew's birthday card.  I can't wait to share this exciting news with him.


Challenges I've Entered Into:

CTO - Valentine Card w/Ribbon

 
In the meantime have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.
 
Hugs,
Shawn

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I Love You!!!!

GOOD MORNING Scrappers!!!!  Today's card is yet again another Valentine's Day card.  So let's get started shall we:

  
 
 Recipe:

 White card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
White cardstock (4" x 3 1/4")
Patterned Paper by Paper Pizazz (4" x 3 3/4")

Note:  Adhere both the white cardstock and the patterned paper together to measure (4" x 5 1/4")
 
Then I got out my Cricut Cartridge "Doodlecharms".  On page 85 of the manual, I cut directly from the combined paper, the scalloped heart at 2".  How to do this, you put your combined paper on the cutting mat.  Load it and bring down the cutting blade three times.  Then cut the image.  After it was cut, I ran it through my cuttlebug with the folder Divine Swirls.
 
 
  
 
From there, I foam taped the back and attached it to the main card.  Then I reached for an old stamp that I got from Costco.  It's been so long, that I think they came in set of two with eight stamps in each.  I also believe they were from Message Star.  See photos below:
 
 
 
 
 
Of course, I used the above stamp "I Love You".  Centered it the best I could and stamped.




Then to finish the look, I took some Offray 3/8" ribbon called "Sherry" from Joanns.  Made a bow and glued it down with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive glue.  Added a pearl to the middle and I was finished.    

So easy and yet so elegant.

 
Challenges I've entered into:
 
365 Cards - You Raise Me Up
Whiff of Joy - Love & Hearts
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday - Free to All
ODBD - Love
ABC14 - Valentine's Day
Try It On Tuesday - Celebrate Valentine's Day
Scrap Creations - Valentines
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a Die Cut
Ruby Rainbow - Valentines
Jen's Digi Stamp - It's All About Love
Craft Us Crazy - Use Cutting Machine
Dare To Be Sassy Thursdays - Love Is In The Air
MilkCoffee Challenge - Valentines
Delightful Sketches - Red and White
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
DL Art - Use Red or Pink


Again, thank you all for stopping by.  Also "welcome" new followers.  I hope to have inspired some of you.  I'm not always able to respond to your comments, but I did want you all to know that I do read each and every one of them.  I truly appreciate them as they inspire me to become more creative.  THANK YOU!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday.

Hugs,
Shawn

Friday, February 1, 2013

Surf's Up!!!

Wow!!!  Is it just me or did January just fly by?  I personally feel it flew by.  Well with January gone, we better get started with this month since it is a shorter month.  So let's get started.
 
Our Nephew's Birthday is this month.  And since I've been sharing so many Valentine's Day cards, I thought  I'd change it up a little and share with you his birthday card.




For the main card, I used black cardstock and sized it to make an A2 card.  I cut a piece of patterned paper at 4" x 5 1/4" and stitched around the edge with my black zig pen.


 
 
For the surfer, I used the cricut cartridge "Pack Your Bags".  On page 52 of the manual, I cut everything out at 3 3/4" including the shadow.  I inked white around the waves to help give it a rip curling effect.  I also inked around the body with Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" distress ink.  Finally, I took my black zig pen and dotted his eye.  What a cool dude!  Surely makes we want to start thinking about a "Hawaii" vacation.......
 
 
 
 
Finally, I stamped "Happy Birthday" on the bottom of the patterned paper in memento tuxedo black.  The stamp came from Studio 112.
 
 
Challenges I've entered into:
 
My Craft Spot - Wish Big
 
 
Well Austin, we hope you have a wonderful birthday.  Love You!!!
 
As for my followers, thank you so much for stopping by and visiting.  As always, I enjoy reading all of your lovely comments.  They mean alot and help inspire me to do more......
 
Happy Scrappin,
Shawn