Friday, April 1, 2011

Birthday Card using Wild Card and Paper doll dress up!!

Hello Fellow scrappers and card makers, I have a niece that is turning 7 on April 6th and being that we live pretty far apart ( I’m in Tenn. and she is in Florida.) I wanted to send her a card with some cold cash that she can use to purchase whatever her little heart desires.  So here it it….

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I was so excited to do this card because I had just recently purchased the cartridge Wild Card and I was eager to use it. I went ahead and picked the first card on the cartridge and started figuring out how to add my own touch to the project .  wild card stock photo

I absolutely love this cartridge!! It has so many different cards on it along with a plethora of images, icons, phrases and much more. You have to make sure and make your envelopes first to ensure a good fit for your card.

I created the envelope at 3 3/4 in. the card was the same size. Here is a photo of both. 

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I added some strips of patterned paper to the front sides of the card and then I was ready to add my die cut. My niece absolutely love to dance so I knew right away that I wanted to use a ballerina from Paper doll dress up. She was so much fun to make!! I used some ink to rosie up her cheeks and then added some ink around her crown. Lastly for the front of the card I added a small stamp from Michaels craft store.

I did add some glitter to the ballerina’s outfit but it was after these pics were taken. ( it took the card from cute to so stinkin cute!!!)

Of course then there was the inside of the card:

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On the inside I used the Happy birthday title from my Create a Critter cartridge and the two balloons were from Stretch your imagination Cartridge.

Then I was basically done. As you can see I used 4 of my cricut cartridges on the card and I was very happy with the end result. I hope she like it as much as I do!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

A new journey in the crafting world!!

Hello, I am putting my hand to the plow in the world of blogging again. I have had this blog for awhile just haven't been able to really utilize it . For those of you who know this blog ( that is not that many at the moment, but that will change!!) you know that I used to design files for different cutting machines. Well, I found that I was designing files more than I was scrapbooking and forget about making a card for someone. I loved the machines and the files that are out there are awesome. I just found myself not scrapping as much as I would like. So...........I bought a Cricut expression!!!!!! I have to tell you at first I didn't think that I would like it. I sat in my craft room thinking that I had maybe made a mistake. Then after some time ( ok like 30 min. into playing around with the machine) I realized it was exactly what I was looking for. It is so easy and I hardly have to think at all. I love that I can design my layout and then pick some images that I would like on it then simply find the cartridge that has it plug it into the machine and then basically cut!!! It just does not get any easier than that. I have had my machine since Jan. and I have already finished an entire scrapbook, made 3 cards ( I had never made cards before) plus created 190 purses for a women's retreat. So I am so excited to see what else I can do with this thing and I will be sharing many of my creations on here. I am posting a birthday card next!! Thanks for stopping by.