Imagine More Cards!

Sorry it took me so long to get back to this but it is a busy time of the year!  Here are a few more cards made with my Imagine of course!

This first card would be nice to give a friend or maybe someone who just needs a lift.

I used flower soft on the lamb to make him all soft and cuddly looking. Pop dotted him up, added ribbon and liquid pearls for added interest.

The next card

Just to say you care

I used glossy accents on the butterfly to give it dimension as well as lots of shine.  I embossed the lower boarder with swiss dots using my Cuttlebug.  Faux stitching along the edge to finish it off!  Thanks for looking!  Leave a comment if you would like more instructions.


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!

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!

For anyone with an Imagine this is a fantastic way to organize and easily find exactly what you want for a project!  Thanks, Robyn!

Episode 294 – Patterned Paper with the Cricut Imagine


I Can Do It! Yes!

I needed to figure out a bulletin board that would encourage appropriate behaviors in our classroom.  We already have a treasure chest full of great prizes for the children to win.    In order to get the prize,  we move Mickey Mouse Ears (with their picture on it) up a strip when we catch a child being good.  This strip is attached to their trifold schedule so is always near for the child to see how far they have to go to win the prize.  Here is a picture of the trifold with the Mickey Mouse Ears:

When they reach the top, they get to choose their prize from the treasure chest.  So going from that I decided that we needed to make a treasure chest full of toys.  I got out my Gypsy and found the cuts I needed, made the sizes I needed and made a great treasure chest!  The treasure chest comes from Life is a Beach and is cut as large as I could get it, 12″ x 10″.  The doll and bear are made about 4″ , the rocket ship is 2/1/2″ and the lizard and snake are about 4″ long by 2-3″ high. The doll and the bear came from a Child’s Year cartridge.

I pop dotted the toys inside and used my iRock by Imaginisce to attach jewels onto the chest for details. I am quite pleased by how it turned out.  Next, I cut out Mickey Mouse heads from Mickey and Friends cartridge, in black to scatter around the board to tie it all in with the Mickey Mouse ears the children have.  The heads are cut at 4″.

I cut out the title ” I Can Do It! Yes! at 5″. I used the  black font from Boys will be Boys cartridge.  Next I added flashcard visuals, made from  Boardmaker, matted with a simple rounded corner rectangle in blue.

This is the end result!  It really ties in with the Mouse Ears and helps to remind the children of what they could earn for great behavior.  I have cut files on my gypsy for anyone who would like them.  Leave a comment to let me know how you like it.  Leave your email address if you would like the cut files.  Thanks for looking!

A Very Busy Fall!

It is midway through October and I finally have some time to post what I’ve been doing lately.  I been busy making diecuts and working with Boardmaker visuals to complete some new bulletin boards for our class.  They are finally done!

The first bulletin board is outside our classroom and is there to showcase our little ones art.  Basically all I did was get out my Cricut, my Speaking of Fall cartridge and cut the title.  Here’s a picture of the Bulletin Board and a close up showing the details on the title.



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.

Sympathy Card

I think one of the hardest things to make is a Sympathy Card. I went online and found ideas. Everything I used to make the card was cut out with my Cricut. It took quite a bit of scrap paper to get the words to be placed exactly where I wanted them. I got the idea of using the velum from a blog I visited. I can’t remember which one, I visited so many to find just the right one. After finding this idea, the rest just came together. I embossed a cuttlebug flower in the corner of the envelope as well as the inside of the card then used a little smooch to shine it up,  and make it stand out even more and finished with a few jewels with my irock I am quite happy with the result and have saved the file on my Gypsy. If you are interested in the file, let me know, and I’ll give better directions as well as the cartridges used.  Hope you like it. Leave a comment! Thanks

                                                                 Outside of card

                                                                      Inside of card