Continuing from yesterday’s posts, I made a couple of cute thank you cards.  I used the Imagine More Cartridge to make the focal die cuts.  The first one is called Merci Bear-Coup.  I added flock to the bear to make him look furry, liquid pearls for added detail and ribbon to finish it off.

the card measures 5 X 5 square.


The second thank you card is called Thanks a latte.  It is a much smaller card measuring 3 3/4 X 5 inches.  To make the words and the cup stand out I embossed with clear embossing powder.  Unfortunately it is hard to see the detail of the embossing.  Guess I’ll have to figure out how to take a better picture.  More to learn!  Stitching was done by pen to outline the base of the card.  To finish I added liquid pearls and ribbon.

A great card to give to a friend

Tomorrow I’ll post the friendly note cards!  Thanks for looking!


Happy Bird Day!

I’ve been experimenting with my Cricut Imagine this last week and have made several new cards. While I was playing, I cut out several images from the Imagine More Cards cartridge. Of course I had to print and cut out all the layers and put them together. At first I thought I would just save the completed die cuts for when I needed them but after thinking about it, I decided that I would either lose or forget where I put them. At any rate, I decided that in order to not lose them, I had better figure out how to use them. Here is the first card,

I was really pleased with the color and thought the little bird was quite adorable. The card is 51/2 X 4 inches. I cut the mat at 5 X 3 3/4, added the ribbon, bow and a few rhinestones to glitter it up!

The second card is also a birthday card. I layered the die cut then pop dotted the die cut for dimension. I had to search my stash to find the right paper for the mat, rounded the corners and added liquid pearls to complete the card. The card measures 5 1/2 X 4 inches.

Thanks for looking! More to come this week!

Sophie Anniversary Card

Saturday was my 34th wedding anniversary!  I made this card for my husband.  I used the Circle exclusive Sophie cartridge. This is one cartridge I am so glad to have. It is full of cards for all occasions.   I found exactly what I wanted on page 22 of the booklet.  I thought the lovebirds would be cute but also more elegant for the occasion.  I cut the card base at 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ from the cream color cardstock from the  DCVW Shimmer stack.  I also cut the liner at 2 3/4″ by 4 1/4″  from the  DCVW Mariposa stack. I got out my Cuddlebug and embossed the card using the Divine Swirl embossing folder.  Next, I used chalk to bring the embossing to life and inked the edges of the card with a dark blue.  Time to move to the inside.  I glued the liner to the upper  inside of the card.   I couldn’t find a stamp that I thought would work for this, so I went to my Creative Memories Storybook Creator software.  I created a custom sentiment for the inside to  print.  A little trimming and I was done.  I hope you like it!

I figured it out!!

I finally figured out how to make a picture gallery!  As I didn’t add pictures of all the cards and such I did over the summer, I thought I would make up a gallery to showcase all my work.  If you need instructions or have any questions, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.  I used my Cricut for all of these.  I do have gypsy files for most of my work and would be willing to share them as soon as I figure out how to add that type of link.  Until I do you could ask me for them, give me your email address and I will send the file to anyone who would like a copy o the files.  Hope you like my work!  I would love to hear what you think! Thanks for looking.

Sweet Baby Girl Card

I was busy this weekend with the Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge!  It did inspire me to make another card.  I have two baby girls being born this spring.  One will be my granddaughter and the other is a family friend’s daughter.  I decided I needed to start making the cards now rather than later.  Here’s a picture of the first one.

I saw a card designed by Sherry Wright in a magazine and thought it was fairly easy and quick.  Other than the color for the carriage and adding “Sweet ” and “Girl” the card looks the same to me.  I used my gypsy to prepare the cut using Storybook and Stretch your Imagination.  I can’t remember which cartridge I used for the “Sweet” and “Girl”.  I welded the words and cut out blackouts using the hide feature on the gypsy.  Paper was from the Anna Griffin Isobelle Collection, Bazil and K & Company Specialty Paper. Ribbon, pearls and glitter glue came from my stash.  Every cut is from cricut including the card base.  I stamped “Congratulations! inside.  I plan on making a gift bag or box to match.  I will post that when I am done them.  Thanks for looking!

The Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge

I wanted to share a picture of a card I did for the Pink Stanper Blog Hop Challenge.  The challenge was to make a card, scrapbook page or something fun with My Pink Stamper Stamps or the color pink.  As I don’t as yet have any My Pink Stamper Stamps, I chose to go with a card using pink. 
This card was inspired from a card I saw designed by Kandis Smith.  I made a few changes to reflect my tastes but overall it is very similar.  I used paper from the Anna Griffin Isabelle Collection, Bazill and K & Company Speciality Paper.  I used the Wedding Cartridge to cut out the hearts (both the scalloped and the scrolled).  The flowers were cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge (I think, I need to write these things down when I do them)  I added Glossy Accents to the flowers and a small pearl to finish them off.  I also added pearls to the scrolled heart to add interest.  The ribbon came from my stash and probably was bought from Michael’s.  I made a cut file for my gypsy and cut out with my Expression.  Thanks for looking.