Friday, February 28, 2014

Cricut as a Stencil Challenge Entry

I have always been intrigued by the idea of using a Cricut cut as a stencil and needed a couple of cards this week.  I decided to try the Bitten By the Bug 2 Cricut as a Stencil Challenge this week.  I was inspired by a card I found using distressed markers and decided to try this look with my Cricut and Art Glitter.  Be sure to check out the fabulous inspiration card because I couldn't copy the photo to paste it here and it is so fabulous! 

To get this look, I placed the Art Glitter Sticky paper on the Cricut mat with the red printed side up.  Setting the pressure at a three I cut my lattice.  This lattice was created with a border from Paper Lace that was welded in CCR. 

Begin removing the rows of color one at a time using a pin and sprinkling each color in the order of the rainbow.  See my photos below.  Once the colors are in place, remove the lattice stencil and apply the Crystal glitter.  I glued the Dew Drops using Liquid Glass
Once I was done with the rainbow look I wanted to pull the eye to the sentiment.  So, I surrounded the sentiment with a diamond shape created with Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest.  What sparkle and shine!  Hope this cheers up my friend!

Supply List
Art Glitter 22 Lilac Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 18 Purple Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 185 Varsity Blue Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter
Art Glitter 280 Lime Rind Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 92 Bananan Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Art Glitter 56 Pumpkin Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 175 Retro Red Pearlescent Glitter
Art Glitter 85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Art Glitter Sticky Paper
Cricut Paper Lace Cartridge
Liquid Glass
Penny Black Eloquence Stamp set (sentiment)
Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Kudos D1530
Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Boy Birthday Card with Silhouette Studio Designer Software

I had to share my first project with the Silhouette Studio Designer Software!  My son is headed to a birthday party this weekend with a Star Wars theme.  The invitations had a Yoda, so I used a Yoda on the card.
Here's what I did.  I google Yoda SVG and opened the file in Silhouette.  I traced the image and then cut it out.  I separating the colors and cut white, cream and two green color card stock.  I cheated on the eyes.  I just cut a large white eye ball and hand colored the iris and pupil.

Monday, February 24, 2014

FCCB Challenge 199: All About You

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #199: All About You
Use your favorite colors

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

For my inspiration project I used my favorite color combo blue and yellow, the Edge to Edge cartridge and my Cricut Imagine machine with the cartridge Heirloom and Audrey.  One of the things I love about my Imagine is always being able to make paper or embellishments in my favorite color!   The background yellow was also made with the Cricut Imagine using Audrey.   I zig zag stitched around the edge of the yellow paper with blue thread using my sewing machine.  I filled my Edge to Edge lace with a patterned paper from the Audrey in CCR and cut the lace.  The stripe is made with paper from The Robin's Nest .  The silk flower is Prima and the acrylic flowers are Queen and Co, with a dew drop from The Robin's Nest in the larges and pearls from Queen and Co. in the smaller flowers.  The journaling block is Club Scrap and a few buttons finish the project.  The frame was cut in blue card stock using Fancy Frames.  The title was made with stickers I have had in the stash forever!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fairy Flower Barrette

Supply List
Art Glitter 280 Lime Rind Ultrafine Opaque glitter
Art Glitter 150 Poison Ivy Ultrafine Opaque glitter
Art Glitter 297 Hibiscus Ultrafine Transparent glitter
Art Glitter 304 Petal Pink Ultrafine transparent glitter
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter Ultra Fine Tip
Art Glitter Sticky Paper
The Robin's Nest Metallic Red Dew Drops
Darice Barrette
Bridal Ribbon Hobby Lobby
Plastic packaging
Creative Memories Leaf Punch
Hot Glue gun

One of the things Clare loves about Art Glitter is the range of colors!  She knows she can find a color glitter to match any project she is working on!  This will come in handy with wedding season approaching.  Clare used the perfect color Art Glitter to make beautiful barrettes for the flower girl. 
She started by covering a Darcy barrette with ribbon, gluing it in place with a hot glue gun.  Clare likes to use a low temp glue gun to avoid burns!  She then punched some leaves in Art Glitter Sticky paper.  She peeled off the protective layer first.   Clare finds it easy to just dip the leaf in the glitter on the side of the leaf in the light color green. 

Here Clare used 280 Lime Rind Ultrafine Opaque.  She then dipped the same leaf in the darker color green to cover the center of the leaf, this is 150 Poison Ivy. 

Once the leaves were made, she glued them on top of the ribbon on the barrette. 
For the flower, Clare cut a rolled rose using a Sizzix die and some plastic packaging from a embossing folder she bought:  reduce, reuse, recycle!  She has even used the plastic lid to the salad packaging from the grocery store to make flowers!  You can find more photos of the packaging flowers here.   While the rose was still flat, she covered the center of each petal using 297 Hibiscus Ultrafine Transparent glitter and the ultrafine glue tip, and Art Glitter Dries Clear glue. 
She made a second row of color, again using the ultrafine tip and 304 Petal Pink Ultrafine transparent glitter. 

Once these had dried completely, Clare rolled the rose and glued it at the center using a glue gun.  For the flower center she glued a dew drop from The Robin's Nest.  She gently bent the petals once the glue had dried completely.  She then attached the flower to the barrette on top of the leaves.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

FCCB Challenge 197: I Heart You

This should have been posted on 2/1/14 not 1/14/14.  I am always early, sorry the challenge started 2/1/14!
This weeks challenge at FCCB is to use a heart.  I have always wanted to make paper cone and Valentine's day is the perfect time of the year for one.  So, I created a cone and added some hearts.  The cone is cut with Close to My Heart

Cricut Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge (Scrolled heart)
Cricut Close to My Heart Artiste Cartridge (I heart You & cone box)
Cricut George Basic Shapes (daisy made in CCR)
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter Ultra Fine Glue tip
Art Glitter 99 Juicy Fruit Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Close To My Heart Ribbon
Paper Flower
Silk butterfly
Queen & Co Flower
Cream Card stock
Pink Card stock
K & Company English Floral patterned paper
Zva Creative green rhinestone

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Banner

Supply List

Art Glitter Ultrafine Metal Tip
Art Glitter D40 Green Vibe Dazzlers
Art Glitter D42 Sherwood Dazzlers
Cricut Paper Lace Cartridge
Cricut Pretty Penants Cartridge
Silhouette Harp
Kelly green card stock
Lime green card stock
Yellow card stock
Brown Card Stock
Lime green glitter polka dot card stock
Black card stock
Embossing folder

After Clare's children had been in school a few years, they insisted on wearing green on St. Patrick's day.  Turns out, when they didn't wear green on that day, they were pinched.  Not wanting this holiday to have such a negative association, Clare decided it was time to use another St. Patrick's Day tradition at home and made a St. Patrick's Day Banner.

Clare started by creating a Celtic inspired banner using Cricut Pretty Pennants and Paper Lace cartridges.  She welded the two images in Cricut Craft Room software and cut them in green card stock.  
She covered some chipboard letters with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive and used Green Gala Glitz for the letter "K" and "S".  For the letters "i" and "M" Clare used Green Vibe Dazzlers.  She also used Sherwood Dazzlers for the "s" in the rectangle.  For the harp below, Clare used a Silhouette file.


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