Friday, May 21, 2010


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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Baby Card

Today I have made a super cute baby card using the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge! This card is super easy to make and the recipients LOVE them! To begin I cut a baby carriage out of the orange card stock at 3 1/2". Next I cut the carriage parts (use the shift key and select the carriage) from each of the 3 patterned papers. I used the Basic Grey Oh Baby! line for this one. You will have to trim the top from one and the bottom from another as shown in the picture. The "blanket" cuts separately. To layer them, apply glue with the Quickie Glue Roller Pen to the blanket and stick that down first. Then glue down the top and bottom of the carriage too. Then pull out a great ribbon off of your Ribbon Ring. If you don't have your ribbon stored on these great rings you might want to think about investing in them! For just $7.99 you are on your way to having all your beautiful ribbon nicely organized. For this project I chose a nice light green ric rac. Trim it to fit along the edge of the top and across the middle as shown. Then add a beautiful button or brad to cover that hole in the middle and your ribbon end. Now you have an adorable carriage! Since this card is going to a beautiful baby girl I decided your never too young for a little bling! So I grabbed a sheet of American Crafts Glitter Paper in the Raspberry color. I used the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge which comes with the Cricut Personal Cutter to cut a rectangle silhouette at 5" from my glitter paper. Then I cut a solid white rectangle at the same size and applied the glitter piece like a frame. I adhered them both to the front of my card, which I made from the same orange card stock, with my Tombow Mono Adhesive. Then I applied a couple of Pop Up Dots to the back of the carriage to pop it up a little bit. Now it's on it's way to meet a brand new baby in Texas!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More Layouts

Just wanted to share a few of the recent layouts I have created! I love to hear what you think so PLEASE leave me a comment!

This first layout was inspired by the 1st "Finished in 15" at the Scrapbook Chicks blog the Chick ‘N Coop. All of the patterned papers are from the Sassafras Lass line Apple Jack except the green, that's Close to My Heart. The red alphabet stickers are American Crafts Thickers and the green "tickets" are by Sticko. The larger flowers are from Prima and the small flower and button are from the Chick 'N Feed from the May Kit.

For the next layout I had so many cute pictures I had to use them all! I may stick to this format for our entire San Diego trip because I have so many fun pictures! The Merry Go Round at Balboa Park was by far one of our favorite things we did. The paper and sticker are from Sassafras Lass Apple Jack line and the little border strip on the right hand page is what I cut off of the bottom of the paper. Sassafras Lass does such fun things with their "tear off" strips!

This last layout was created for one of the National Scrapbook Day challenges over at the Scrapbook Chicks Facebook Page. The card stock, buttons, flower and ribbon are ALL left from my Scrapbook Chicks April Kit and all of the patterned papers are brand new from Close to My Heart (thanks, Lori). I used the Cricut font Lyrical Letters for the title and traced around it with brown marker once I adhered it to the layout.

The Scrapbook Chicks May Kit is HERE!!!

I'm so excited that I can FINALLY share this gorgeous kit with everyone! So far I have created 2 layouts with this kit and I have soooo many more ideas! I'm just waiting for my photos to come in the mail!

This kit has so many fun papers and gorgeous embellishments! My favorite is the green flower ribbon, I'm saving that for a special layout :)

Everything in the kit just screams SPRING!!!! You should hurry over to Scrapbook Chicks and sign up for the Kit Club! Yes, you CAN just buy this one kit, but if you sign up for the 6 month subscription, and you put my name (Mandie W) in the comments you will get a FREE Chick Mix in your choice of color included with your kit! Plus you will save $3 on your kit, and who doesn't enjoy a little savings! A little chick also mentioned that subscribers may also get another great freebie NEXT month also so get in now so you don't forget! You WON'T want to miss it!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

May Kit Sneak Peek

I'm so excited about the gorgeous kit that will be available on Monday at Scrapbook Chicks! My challenge for myself this month is to make as many pages as I can with just the kit. So far I have made 2 double page layouts and I still have a TON of paper to play with! I can't show those pages off quite yet but I can give my blog readers a little sneak peek!!! Let me know what you think and I will pick a blog candy winner on Monday night from those who comment.... Here's the sneak peeks:

You can order this kit starting the evening of Monday May 10th from Scrapbook Chicks the sister store of Two Chicks Designs.