Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The gift box is the 'mini pizza box' that was modified to hold my 4x4 note cards. The card is a single card that can be journaled on the back. I also made the envelope to hold the 4x4 size card.
Keeping with my Tea Party Birthday, I used the same Core'dinations cardstock as I did in the previous projects along with Provo Craft's embossing folders, Victoria and Swiss dots. Cricut cut flowers, Nestabilities used for the tags, Fiskars border punch, Stickles and ColorBox Chalk help finish the look.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Here is my 'Tinkerbell'. You can't get any more 'fairy' tail then that..lol..
Marth Steward border punch
K & Co pre-folder card and printed cardstock
ColorBox chalk ink
Quick Quotes inkpad
Miss Elizabeth sticky lace paper ribbon
Be sure to check out Beth's site for some great inspiration from her design team!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
This week I am showing you how easy it is to make a place card/napkin holder. By using my Cricut and Design Studio, I created my card by using the cartridge George and Basic Shapes.
After cutting your card, score so the end flaps fold inward; your design should be showing on the outside. On the rounded end, come in 1/2 inch and cut a slit. This will allow the pointed end to slide through. Slide that end in about 1/4 inch and fold the pointed flap down. You can square off the point if needed. When you put this together, just adjust with your hands so it stands up straight. I cut my slit a little too long and this caused the tip, when put through, unwanted sliding room. Once I got it lined up where it should be, I used a dab of glue to hold it down.
Now it's time to decorate!!
I wanted to keep with my theme, so I did not need much to bring it together. Once again I used the Victoria embossing folder on the card and Swiss Dot for the flower. I just love Core'dinations paper for embossing and sanding!!
I added the large flower, lace and 3 little flowers. Then I cut the tag using my oval Nestabilities and 'Betty' was cut using the cartridge Cursive 101 on my Cricut.
The month is not over yet!!..There is still more to come!!..I hope you have enjoyed seeing what the Design Team has been creating for you and remember, be entered to win the grand prize, you must complete all the Be Inspired Wednesday challenges for September, become a follower of Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot and use Mr. Linky to post your creation!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
When I saw Farm Girl Maggie at Digital Delights, I knew I had to have her. Then, I saw sketch #7 and thought...why not!!..I knew she would be perfect for a 'fall/Autumn card. Thank you Wendy for a cool sketch and cute digital stamp.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our Design Team has for you this week. Also, remember to check out the past Wednesday challenges and do a little catching up so you will have your project done in time to be entered for our grand prize!!
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I am so excited to show you what I made for my Tea Party centerpiece! Trust me, this was so easy to do, but actually looks like a lot went into it.
Here are the supplies I used. Now, most of you know that I will pull together what I think I'm going to use, but by the time I get started I always end up adding or taking something away. That's ok; you can do that :) I bought a square styrofoam block and cut it down to the size I wanted for my project. Four sheets of Core'dination cardstock was cut about 1/4 inch taller than the block so I would have a valley to work with. I used my Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder on the cardstock and then used my sanding block to bring up the under color. Once I used my hot glue gun to attached the sides, I measured cardstock to cover the seams.
I was lucky enough to find strands of beads that I bought on sale after Christmas one year; how perfect for my 'look'!! I draped the beads and with plenty of hot glue tucked them into the corners. I did each strand separately.
For the flower stems, I found large craft sticks that were colored using Glitter Mist. Using my Rangers work mat, I sprayed Olive Vine Glitter Mist right on the mat and with a sponge brush, brushed on the 'paint'. I wish you could see the pretty sheen it left on the wood!
My flowers were cut using my Cricut; sorry don't remember which cartridge I used. Some flowers were embossed with the Swiss Dot folder and some were embossed with the Victoria folder. Also used with those flowers and alone were Prima flowers and Prima centers. Cuttlebug cut and emboss butterfly combo was used and lace for a bow. I used my Sizzix leaf/stem die with a little added Stickles. With the extra strands of beads, I arranged them inside the 1/4 well I had made.
Here is a close-up of the front where you can see how awesome the embossing looks on the Core'dinations cardstock.
Close-up of the butterfly
Here is a photo showing how it will look on my table
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Using my Cricut and the 12x24 mat, I was able to size the gift bag from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. Using the Design Studio helped me to get the bag as big as I could on the work mat and having the right size Cricut cardstock could not have been any easier. The cup was cut from Child's Year using Core'dinations cardstock, leaves from my Sizzix die, flowers cut with my Cricut, but don't remember what cartridge I used..sorry. I embossed the flowers using the Swiss Dot and Victorian folders. Centers are from Prima.
For the card, again I used Core'dinations embossed with the Provo Craft Birthday Wishes Die Cut and Embossing Combo. Sanded the candles and used Stickles for the flame. The birthday sentiment is from the same combo. I am having so much fun doing my birthday kit and hope you enjoy seeing what I am doing.
Be sure to check out Cuttlebug Challenge to see what our Design Team has to share with you this week.
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