Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fantasy Paper Carriage Centerpiece

One of the things I love about paper crafting is the opportunity to create my dreams and fantasies in paper for cheap!  Today I am sharing a paper carriage centerpiece I made for a princess birthday party with SVGCuts and Cricut Ornamental Iron 2.  

The SVGCuts directions actually call for another layer of patterned paper, but I wanted it to look like white wrought iron.  So, I searched my Cricut Ornamental Iron 2 Cartridge and found this lovely scroll with a heart motif.  I used some teeny tiny pop dots, pink paper and white paper and some Bead Landing Jewels from Michaels.  Inside the carriage lanterns are yellow dew drops from The Robin's Nest for my candle flame.  To repeat the hearts and fill some empty space, I made small hearts using the pearl jewels.  For the carriage window and the lanterns, I just recycled some plastic packaging from more scrap booking supplies.

Don't be afraid to mix you Cricut Cartridges with SVG files, because the results just might be your dreams come true!  What paper dreams do you want to make?

Pink Paper
White paper
Bead Landing jewels
Clear packaging (Window and lanterns)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Quick Father's Day Card with My Kitchen Cartridge

Need a quick Father's Day card idea to make with your Cricut?  Try this card with the My Kitchen Cartridge. The Just for you Dad is free today.  You can find my Cricut file here.  I am entering this in the Cut it Up Challenge #124 Picnic.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SOS Tick Tack Toe for a Favorite Memory

I am using the Scrap Our Stash June Tic Tac Toe Challenge to get some pages done.  Along with the challenge I scrap lifted the paper color and page layout from a page in the Bella Blvd Booth from 2016 Scrapbook Expo, and made some modifications.  You can see the original page at the bottom of this post and their page had one photo centered.

The sticker and cuts say, "Grace for today, love forever."  Don't you love that little bow on the paper clip from BB?!

I got the circle cut file from the Cut Shoppe, as a plain circle with chevrons inside.  I pulled it into Design Studio and added the heart and love.  The small camera is from the Going Places Cricut Cartridge.  The title is made with amorie alpha stickers also by Bella Blvd.  I love that that they painted the bottom half and added the black stripe in the middle.  It has given me great ideas to embellish and color my stash chipboard letters.  My rainbow, is the use of the rainbow of colors and the puffy stickers are the "forever" under love.

For the second page, I used a 12 x 12 die from Die Cuts with a View that I have had in the stash forever!  The white die reminded me of the ceiling, and repeated the circle in the matching page.  Yes, I must always scrap a two page spread, unless it is the first or last page of an album!  The white ampersand it CTMH, and the Color and light were cut with my Cricut using Reminisce.

The original page at the Bella Blvd booth.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Birthday with Summer School Challenge at Cut It Up Blog

If you are like me, you have a bucket list of techniques you want to try.  In fact I have a Pinterest Board just for that purpose.  So, when I saw this weeks Cut It Up Challenge:  Summer School:  Follow a Tutorial, I knew I had the perfect excuse to give one a try.  Here is my entry for the challenge using the Stamp TV Black Magic tutorial you can find here.  I can't get over Gina K.'s colors, but she has much better colored pencils than I do.  I had to try this technique because it reminds me of the folk painting I see at our favorite cottage in Palisades Park:  Balgownie (just south of South Haven, MI). The cottage is one of the oldest in the park and actually has the carriage house under the sleeping porch.  I sometimes wish that the folk painting will never painted over there.  

Along with my bucket list of techniques, I am in the midst of reorganizing and redecorating my craft room.  As I am working I have come across many items I had to have and haven't used.  I may have to use this challenge as a jumping off point and share my technique attempts...

One supply I have, are the flip card dies from Sizzix, and I needed a 5 x 7 card, so I pulled out my Anna Griffin Fantastic Flipcards cartridge.  If you're wondering what a flip card is, see the photo above, where the card has folds and cut outs that add dimension and interest.  I used an Anna Griffin die cut for the happy birthday sentiment.  

Anna Griffin Fantastic Flipcards Cricut Cartridge
Anna Griffin Die Cut (Happy Birthday)
Cricut Machine
Black Card Stock
Silver Card Stock
Green Card Stock
White Pigment Ink
Colored Pencils
Mon Ami Gabi Green pearls
White Gel Pen
CTMH Tickled Pink Promotional Stamp Set (Daisy Flower)
Inkadinkado Wellspring Stamp Set (Flourish)


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