Saturday, June 19, 2010

Celebrate With Flourish-Golf Bag Birthday Card

I made this for my brother-in-law today since it is his birthday.  I shouldn't have waited until the day of to make it but it was really simple.
I used my new DCWV Linen Closet stack for the stripe background and the blue of the bag.  The brown and gold were scraps from the scrap drawers.  The ivory card is The Paper Company from Michaels.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado "just saying" inked with brown ink from M's (don't remember brand).
I cut all four layers of the golf bag at 3 3/4 from the new Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Lite cartridge that I purchased last week.  I cut the shadow and third piece both in brown.  I glued the blue and smaller brown piece together and then cut off the clubs.  I wanted the clubs to look like they were coming out of the bag and also wanted them to be metallic instead of matching the color of the bag.  My card is 9 x 6 1/4 (folded is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4), the striped layer is 4 1/4 x 6.  I used a corner rounder on the card and the background piece because I thought the card looked funny with just the striped paper rounded.  I inked the edges of the golf bag and striped paper with brown ink.  I started to add ribbon and or twine but realized it was for a man so he wouldn't care if that was missing.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Handy Man Father's Day Card

I have the new Cricut Lite Handy Man cartridge. I have dreaming of this cartridge for a long time and they finally did it. I am very excited!!!!! As soon as I saw it I started seeing images that I would alter to make shaped cards. Here is the first one.

The tool just screamed "open me." LOL

I used Design Studio to weld two tool boxes together at the handle. I used hide contour to remove the cuts for the "lid". I also hid the holes in the hinges becaues I only wanted two instead of the four it is designed to cut. I cut the shadow in gray, glued one box to the shadow, used my bone folder to create the crease for the card at the handle, used scissors to cut the part that opens, then glued the front of the box to the other that I had already glued down (wow that is confusing). Luckily I have a Xyron X sticker maker...I would never have been able to make those strips stick down if I didn't have the X.
I work for a maintenance department that employs approximately 130 trades men and women so I plan to get a good bit of use out of this cartridge making get well and retirement cards for work. I will also be doing scrapbooking projects of our house hold changes since we are planning some big projects around here soon.
We will be using this card for my Father-in-Law for fathers day. I will be using the new Lite "Celebrate with Flourishes" for my dad's card but can't work on that right now. We have a new kitten (Gracie) and I need to go check on her.

Forever Young Shoe Card

This is my first ever shaped card and I loved how it turned out so much I almost didn't want to give it away but I did since I made it specifically for my Sister-in-laws birthday card.

I used my Cricut Expression, the Forever Young cartridge, misc. adhesives, rhinestones and paper.

I had to use Design Studio to weld the shoe together using the shadow feature. Then I cut out a single shadow for the front in dark metallic gray so you wouldn't see the fold. I then cut the shoe in black metallic and the upper part in pink metallic. I added rhinestones for more bling. The inside I used the shoe cut and did hide contour to keep the cuts out that are used to layer (ie pink on black...there are cuts on the black part to show where to put the pink). I stamped Happy Birthday on the white with light pink ink--hard to see but it was the only pink ink I had. I didn't try to make it fit in the standard invitation size envelope but it did so I call that a happy accident.

Thanks for looking!!