Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cricut cards

I had time to play with my Cricut Expression this weekend and made a few cards.

The ‘apple basket’ (Doodlecharms cart), with basket cut from scrapbook paper and cardstock, and ‘basket shadow’ cut in black. The apples are backed with white ‘blackout’ to show up the white highlight on the apples. I colored the leaves and stems with opaque markers so it’d show up on the dark card stock. I used pop dots behind the basket and a thinner one behind the front apples. Stamped ‘thank you’ (SU!) using a marker. I layered using red check scrapbook paper. Then I inked around all edges with a mustard color stamp pad.
‘Hello’ card was just a fluke. I cut the ‘coneflower’ (Walk in my Garden cart) a little too big, but used it anyway. Inked around the edges, used bronze stickles to highlight flower center and write the word ‘hello at the bottom. Layered flower onto scrapbook paper with a leafy design in green.

‘Sunflower’ card was the easiest one to make by using the card feature and ‘sunflower’, then used card frame (Stretch Your Imagination cart.) Naturally I inked around the card edges and inked the center of the sunflower.

‘Thinking of you’ purse card was another fluke. I was looking around on the Doodlecharms cart and thought it was a basket. It turned out to be a baby bag. I used it as a purse, cut from light and dark lavender papers. Used purple flower brads on each side of purse. I used green round brads to attach the two green background papers together. The bottom one has a torn edge that I inked. I also inked around the purse. I used a ‘thinking of you’ stamp (Penny Black.) I used pop dots to raise the purse. The purse has a green ‘shadow’ layered behind it, but you can’t see it very well.

‘Party hat’ little envelope and card. This envelope is small enough to hold a gift card. I was just playing around again, and used scrapbook paper for the envelope. I cut a ‘party hat’ (Doodlecharms) and glued it to the front. The card inside is actually two cards glued back to back. I used little pieces of scrapbook paper behind the die cut window on each side. I stamped ‘happy birthday’ (SU!) and ‘thinking of you’ (SU!) on either side.

The Christmas bouquet was made the first weekend I had my Cricut. I saw something like it online. A very big shout-out goes to Lciaccio31. She is very talented and has some of the most beautiful work I’ve ever seen. You can see her work at I used the Christmas Noel and Joys of the Season carts to cut various images for the bouquet. I stuck a couple of poinsettia's here and there. It took a long time to make but turned out pretty good for my first Cricut project.
I hope you like my projects. Happy crafting....... see you later!


Trena in Naperville said...

Debbie!! Congratulations on starting your Blog!! Your designs are really nice. I'm glad you are enjoying your Circuit. Loved your story on it. :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Theresa Shadrix said...

I need a new hobby and I think your blog is it. I'll just see what you are doing and feel like I'm doing something! This looks like so much fun and I would love to learn how. So, put that on your list to write about:)