Friday, January 29, 2010

Thanks Fairy Much Card

After Christmas we all have a ton of "Thank You's" to say so why not send a beautiful handmade card to say it! As soon as I saw my new Pink Cat Studio Enchanted Lily #1 Stamp Set from Cutter’s Creek I knew it would be perfect to make some beautiful Thank You Cards from my daughters!

I began by making a 6" x 6" card base from white cardstock.
Then I cut my sheet of patterned paper to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4". Next I adhered my ribbon to my patterned paper with Scor-Tape. Then I adhered this to my base with more Scor-Tape. Next I cut a 3" circle from my Simply Smooth Cardstock with my Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. Then I cut a 4" blackout clover from teal cardstock with my Storybook Cricut Cartrige. I stamped my fairy onto the circle with my black Staz-On ink. Next I colored in my fairy.
I used Copics for the flesh, E00 and E11, and rosy cheeks, R20, and was thrilled with the results! Since I am just starting my Copic collection I used purple, teal, green and yellow markers from my stash to color the rest of her. Next I used a yellow Twinkle Jewel from the Summer colors to highlight the center of her flower wand. Next I added Diamond Stickles to the edge of her wings for some fairy sparkle. Then I adhered the circle into the center of the clover using my Tombow Mono-Adhesive. In the center of each petal I adhered Ocean colored Twinkle Jewels. I used foam tape to adhere my image to the front of my card. Last I stamped "Thanks fairy much!" on a scrap of white paper and adhered it to a scrap of the teal. I accented the word "fairy" with a little glitter with my Sakura Jelly Roll Stardust Glitter Pens. I adhered this to the lower right corner of my patterned paper and added a couple more Ocean Twinkle Jewels as well.

Fairy Sweet Valentine Gift Bag

Today I was trying to think of a quick, easy project that any level paper crafter could do! You can make this as simple or as fancy as you want by just adding more embellishments! To start I cut this bag from Plantin SchoolBook using my Cricut Expression Machine. To determine the size I loaded a 12” x 12” piece of paper and selected the “Fit to Page” function key.
The machine determined that it would cut the bag at 7 ½”. Then I used my Scor-Pal to score the folds on the bag and adhered it with my Scor-Tape . For those of you that haven’t tried Scor-Tape yet I highly recommend it for projects that need a little extra sticking power when you don’t want or can’t wait for liquid glue to dry! Then I stamped my Lily Valentine Fairy onto Prism Simply Smooth cardstock with my Staz-On black ink. Since I am just beginning my Copic collection I used: E00 and E11 for the flesh and R20 to make rosy cheeks. Then I used some pink and yellow markers to color the rest of her. Next I used my Sakura Jelly Roll Stardust Glitter Pens to add glitter to the large heart, hearts on her dress, headband and cupcake and her wings. Next I used my White Liquid Applique on the hem of the dress and the cupcake frosting. I didn’t wait for it to dry, just used my heat gun to puff it up! Then I trimmed around my image and adhered it to the bag some Pop-Up Dots. Last I added a little lace around the bottom with more Scor-Tape and it’s ready to give!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bo Bunny Projects

Here's a few projects I created using Bo Bunny papers! Hope you like them : )

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kim N' Cath Bags Tags

Here are the rest of the tags I have created so far for Kim ‘n Cath Bags! I'm hoping that the girls will allow me a little more time to play today. I also have been trying to get more pictures printed out so that I can create some new layouts using the Eskimo Kisses papers for the Cutter’s Creek Design Team Blog! For some reason the colors on a few of these tags aren't perfect. I think the photo editing program I use has a hard time with brown/navy blue/purple... The last tag is an experiment, possible to use on the gorgeous wallets that Kim makes...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kim 'N Cath Tags

Here are more of the tags I have created for Kim 'N Cath Bags! Check them out on Facebook at Kim ‘n Cath Bags! I have had so much fun using papers I love but just don't have enough of to do a whole layout! Also finding a home for some of the millions of embelishments I have in my stash has been very rewarding! All of this creating has been giving me some new layout ideas as well! If you look hard at the 3rd and 4th tags you might notice the little round "beads... they are actually really cool flat backed glass marbles called Twinkle Jewels! You can find them at Cutter’s Creek. The pink ones I actually dyed myself with the Ranger Alcohol Ink which is also available in the Cutter's Creek Store here. It was super easy to do... just put a hand full of clear Twinkle Jewels into a small zip-lock baggie, add a few drops of dye and squish around until they are coated. Then let them dry and put them on your project for a little extra Twinkle. Cutter's Creek also sells here them in pre-dyed mixes in case you want someone else to do the messy part for you :) Also, if you LOVE the butterfly in the 4th tag it is from the new Cricut Cartridge called Ashlyn's Alphabet. Not only is it a gorgeous font cartridge but it has some beautiful icons and other images too! You can find it here. I'm also learning a little more about how HTML code works... can you tell :)