Monday, April 23, 2012

Scrapbooking with the Cricut

Hi all, hope you have had a good weekend.  I had a pretty good one, spent the evenings getting some much needed scrapbooking done.  I love scrapping but always have a hard time getting started.  Well this weekend I decided I was going to get started on our 2011 family album.  I have done first year albums for my girls but never a family album.  I though the first couple layouts came out pretty good.  I am not going to list recipes for the pages only the Cricut cartridges I used.  So here we go.

Cricut Cartridges Used:

  • Plantin Schoolbook
  • Kate's ABCs
  • Stretch Your Imagination
  • Cricut Craft Room Basics
  • Gypsy Font

 So there they are.  I think I got a pretty good start and am going to try and dedicate one night a week to scrapping until I get the album done.  I am now going to start working on some projects for Teachers Gifts.  Not sure what I am going to do yet.  If you have any ideas for Teacher Appreciation week I would love to hear about them.  Have a great week.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quick Update

Hi all, how is everything going?  I have been absent for a couple weeks and boy what a couple weeks it has been.  Between family visiting for Easter and taking care of my niece for a week there hasn't been much time for crafting or blogging.  But it was really fun, a bunch of work, but great fun.  I am now back to crafting and will soon have some new projects up.  Hope your week has been going well and you have had the chance to craft away.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cricut Crafted Easter Cards

Hi all, I have been missing for a while but I am back with my final round of Easter Cards.  Finally got them all finished last night and plan to mail them out tomorrow.  I have three cards today.  I think the kids are going to love them.  The first card is an Easter basket card.  I used one of the new Cricut Digital cartridges Easter for this card.

This card was really quick and easy to put together.  I think it is the little touches with the ribbon and stickles that make the card special.  I am entering this card in the Fantabulous Cricut Egg challenge this week.

Card Recipe:
  • Easter basket cut from Stretch your Imagination at 4.4"
  • Eggs cut from the digital cartridge Easter at 1"
  • Happy Easter from digital cartridge Easter at 2"
  • Ribbon from Michaels
  • Crystal Stickles
The second card is a tulip Easter card.  This was another really simple card to put together.

Card Recipe:
  • A2 sized card
  • Bunny frame from Elegant Edges cut at 5.25" (This is the oblong feature)
  • Tulips from digital cartridge Easter cut at 3.25"
  • Banner from the Ultimate Creative Sampler cut at 1"
  • Swiss dots Cuttlebug Folder
The third and final card is an Easter bunny card.  This is a shape card made by welding two images in the Cricut Craft Room.  The card base is the stamp shadow from Elegant Edges.  I welded two of them together to make the shaped card.  I am entering this card into the Easter challenge at My Craft Spot this week.

Card Recipe:
  •  Card Base is the stamp shadow from Elegant Edges cut at 5.5"
  • Card frame Elegant Edges cut at 4.9"
  • Bunny with carrot from Simply Charmed cut at 4"
  • Happy Easter is done using Gypsy Font cut at 1"
Hope you enjoyed the cards and have a wonderful Easter.  Thanks for stopping by.