Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday Treats Tutorial

Hello everyone!! It's finally my turn to share my project on the Tuesday Treats blog! We are featuring the Life is a beach cartridge over there this month so I designed a die-cut page using the starfish border on page 64. In this video you will see how to weld 4 of these border shapes and some other single shapes to form a beautiful die-cut page. Since this is only my second video ever, I hope that anyone who views it will give me grace for my imperfections! :-) My cursor size was set at 3.24"H for everything throughout this project. The "surf's up" icon is on page 74. Please feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions or to let me know if this video helped you in any way! I will try to have the gypsy file for this project posted here in the next day or two. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Woodland Critters

I've been using my Create a Critter cartridge this week to make some woodland critters for my daughter's baby shower decorations. I love how they turned out!! They were all cut at 3.24"H. I couldn't help myself - I had to do stitching on them so they would look complete!  :-)

This is the only critter from another cartridge - Disney, Happily Ever After

I'll post some pics of the completed decorations as soon as I can!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2001 - We will never forget!!

I remember exactly where I was on this fateful day - pretty sure that everyone does! I made this card to remember all those who have served and are serving our country in such noble ways! We must never forget the sacrifices made so that we can "Let freedom ring" !

All the cricut cuts for this card are from Stand and Salute, page 30. The bell and shadow are cut at 3.12"H. "let freedom ring" and shadow are cut at 2.30"H. This card is 5x6.5. Thanks for looking and remember to never forget!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Matchbook mini book made with Aug. Club Ruby Kit!

Hello everyone! I want to share my latest creation that I made using the August Kit from Club Ruby! For those of you who may not know, Club Ruby is a fantastic community of crafters who share ideas and projects with each other!  To see exactly what I'm talking about, check it out HERE! Now, back to this project.  To make the cover: Cut one 5"x12" piece of double-sided scrapbook paper, (I used Kraft paper); score and fold at 1.25" and 7" from narrow end.  To create accordion: Cut two 4.75"x 11" of cardstock ; score and fold one of the strips at 1" and 6" from narrow end.  Adhere 1" section of one cardstock strip to the back of the other one that is scored and folded at .50" and 6.50" creating one long accordion.  Fold .50" section at end of accordion back onto itself and tuck inside 1" section of cover. Set two eyelets through flap of cover and end of accordion to secure. Thread 1/4" ribbon through eyelets and tie in a bow. Embellish cover and pages as desired. Here are a few pics.  I'm thinking of making a video tutorial on this project because these instructions can be a little confusing so we'll see!
This is the front, closed.

The back

Inside front cover

pulling up the accordion

The back side of the accordion

Close-ups of some pages. All of the papers and embellishments are from the August Club Ruby kit. The only paper that is not is the Kraft paper used for the cover.  I cut around some of the designs on the patterned paper to create unique borders. Of course, I had to use my white gel pen for some stitching! 

A close-up of the closure where the pages and cover get tucked into.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to leave me a comment if you have a question about this project!