Monday, November 22, 2010
This week's theme is: FOOD!! I decided to make this cute birthday card with cupcakes.
I embossed the base cs with a cuttlebug folder. The dp is some I had in my scrap stash. I ran the green for the cupcake bottom thru the crimper and then punched the cupcakes with a MS punch. I added some seed beads for sprinkles. The ribbon is SU So Saffron.
There you have it - a cute and easy birthday card!
Check out the other DT members projects for more inspiration!
I hope you liked my card. Be sure to join us in the challenge this week.
Friday, November 19, 2010
My second project is a baby jar filled with Hershey Kisses. I wrapped dp around the jar and black gingham ribbon to the top and bottom of the dp. The image is from the Merry & Bright set. I used copics for all but the black which was done with a SU marker. I cut a black circle and a matching dp circle with the Creative Memories cutting system for the lid and added ribbon around it. I topped it off with a Hershey Kiss and it is ready to give!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The image is a digital image from Sew Many Cards. I colored it in Photoshop and was able to print 9 images on a page. I also printed the message inside before I cut the base cardstock. It says:
'This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.' ~ Elmer Davis
Your service to your country will be valued forever as we remember your courage and sacrifice on Veteran's Day.
Now for the cutting! I was so excited to find this little gem of a trick. In case you don't know, Provocraft has come out with a new cricut machine called Imagine. It will print in color and cut. So you can print your image and have it cut out at the same time. It will also cut a chunk out of your wallet too at $500! Well, I have this great software called Make the Cut. Someone on the message boards figured out how to print and cut using your printer, Cricut and Make the Cut. Woo hoo! Here is the link to the tutorial I used. Because I printed multiple pages, each image was not cut out in exactly the same spot but it was close enough.
Here's a quick step-by-step of what I did:
1. set up print page in Photoshop, printed and saved
2. opened in Make the Cut and created an outline.
3. line the paper on the mat on the right edge to create a hinge and cut
4. line the printed page under the cut outs, flip the cut out out of the way and cut.
Voila, I had 45 cut images that I did not have to color and cut one at a time!
Thanks for stopping by today. I am dedicating this post to all veterans and their families! Thank you!
I used my Cricut of course for both sets. The Toadally Awesome set used Paisley and Cutting Up cartridges. The Dinomite set used Paperdoll Dress Up, Cutting Up, and Tags Bags Boxes and More.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I got the directions for the tote from Becky Roberts' blog Inking Idaho. She has some amazing tutorials. I used the one called Becky's Tote-ally Awesome tote. I did modify mine a little. I did 2 pockets on the front instead of 3 and omitted the pocket on the back. I also closed mine with tied ribbon.
I hope you liked my projects today.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
There is lots of items in the Stamp and Create store including Wags and Whiskers, Greeting Farm, High Hopes, Sweet Peas, Whiff of Joy and a whole lot more! Go check them out!
Ok, onto to the challenge. This week's challenge is all about dragons. I used a cute little image from Meljen's Designs called Cuddle Dragon. I used my copics to color the little guy. The sentiment is from SU's Tiny Talk.
this card also fits the following challenges:
Meljen's Designs : #32 Three shapes (triangle, rectangle, hexagon)
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