Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

Two Birthday Make a Wish Cards

Two Birthday Make a Wish Cards

 

Supplies

Cupcake Make a Wish

To make the first card, I started with A2 kraft card base and a three inch circle. Then I punched out cupcake tops and bottoms with my EK Success small punches. I then adhering the cupcakes to the circle overlapping and layering. After finishing the circle, I punched a medium cupcake, and candles out of kraft cardstock and adhered them to the center of the circle. I used pop dots to adhere the circle focal image. For the sentiment, I used pale pink sticko letters to spell out “Make a Wish.” For finishing touches, I made some dotted lines and added a pink pearl. For my next card, I started out by punching out several candles using scrapes of patterned paper from the same stack. Then I adhered my candles in a wavy pattern across my kraft A2 size card. I arranged the candles on the card before gluing the down. After I adhered all the candles, I drew a dashed line long the bottom of the candles. For the sentiment, I cut out “Make a” and the stars ” from the Birthday Bash Cartridge. After adhered the first part of sentiment, i wrote out “wish” with a white gel pen.  I hope you like both of these Birthday Cards.

Candle Make a Wish

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Martha Stewart Punch Med Cupcake, Martha Stewart Crafts Craft Punch Medium Birthday Candles, Mini Paper Punch 2-Pack: Cupcake

Embellishments: Recollections pearls, Sticko Alpha Stickers in Pale Pink

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3-D Dots

Two Tree Cards -There is no one like you!

Two Tree Cards -There is no one like you!

 

Supplies

Handmade Tree Tire Swing Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made two different tree cards today. For the first tree card, I used the give a hoot cartridge. The tree proportion were kind of an accident. I forget to turn the fit length off and ended up with a huge tree and an even bigger branch.  I liked the way it turned out, so I ended up using the tree anyways. To get a similar look, I would suggest cutting the tree at 5 3/4 inches and the branch at 6 1/4 inches. After assembling my tree, I adhered it to my A2 Kraft card base with some of the tree hanging off. Then I trimmed off the excess paper. I cut the circle outline for the tire swing from Plantin schoolbook at 1 1/2 inches. I cut 4 circles and glued them together to get a thicker tire. Then a used my gray gel pen to make tire treads. Before attaching the tire, I stamped and embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder.  To finish the tire swing, I used some hemp as a rope and used a silver brad to attach the tire swing. To complete the card, I corner round the edges and did a little doodling on inside.


Handmade Embossed Tree Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For my second tree card, I cut a circle from Birthday Bash using real dial size at 3 inches in kraft cardstock and a scallop circle in 3 3/4 inches. I have cut the scallop and circle from the Birthday Bash cartridge so many times, I don’t even need to look at the book to remember the buttons. I stamped a Martha Stewart Tree Stamp with green pigment ink on my circle. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder, and used my heat tool. I think the tree turned out beautiful. I adhered the tree circle to my scallop circle and tied some brown ribbon around my card base. Then I used ATG to adhere the circle. I then used my antique gold embossing powder to emboss my sentiment. For the finishing touch, I tied a bow with the ribbon. I hope everyone enjoys these two tree cards.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad, Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brad, Hemp, American Crafts Ribbon

Stamping & Inking: Hero Arts Woodland Creatures, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Dove Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Mini Ink Pad Set in Aquamarine

Pens: Sakura Grey Souffle Gel Pen

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

 

Supplies

Handmade Heart Card

This card started out as an A2 card, but I ended up cutting it down two around 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. To make the focal image, I placed a 4 inch square piece of card stock on my cricut mat and cut out a 2 1/2 inch heart in the corner. Then I wrote my sentiment around the heart, and added some dash lines. I used my ATG to attach some pattern paper to my card base. I used pop dots to attach the heart cut out piece. After trimming down the card, I tied a bow and a added some pink pearls. I made two versions of this card. I hope you like it.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, DCWV The Mod-Retro Stack

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Pearls, Recollections Ribbon

Pens: Sakura White Souffle Gel Pen

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)


Handmade Heart Card

Homemade Hello Kitty Mini Card with Candy

Homemade Hello Kitty Mini Card with Candy

Handmade Hello Kitty Mini Card with Candy Slot


I haven’t been able to post the last couple of days, because I’ve been busy re-working my website. I hope you like the updates. I made this cute little mini card for one of my co-workers, who likes Hello Kitty. This card’s finished dimensions are 3″ by 3″ with a 1/2″ depth. I made a slot in this cute little card to hold a roll of smarties. Watch my youtube video to the see how made this card.

 

 

I <3 U Card

I <3 U Card

Handmade I <3 U Cards


Supplies

  • Recollections Card stock
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads  Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads  Tea Dye
  • Tim Holtz Ideo-ology Sprocket Gears
  • Red Felt
  • Recollections Medium Circle Brad
  • Vintage Book Pages
  • Cheap Ribbon
  • Metal Letters

A2 Handmade I <3 U CardI like to make mini cards to try out new ideas. To make the mini I <3 U card,  I loaded up my cricut mat with a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Card stock. I cut three 3/4 inch circles from Plantin Schoolbook. Then a pressed line return and cut circle, heart, circle also at 3/4 inch. After that was cut, I used line return and cut three more circles. I then cut the paper down to 3 1/2 x 7 inches and then folded it into a 3 1/2 square card. For the circle background, I distressed a vintage book page with some Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads. I cut down the book page to 3 1/4 inch and then glued it to the piece of the same size card stock. I glued a piece of red felt to the back of the craft card stock heart. I then used some pop dots to attacked the book paper background to the back of the card front. I used my hot glue gun to attacked the metal “I” and “U” letters. Then I placed a pink brad in the bottom right corner of the heart. To make the A2 size card, I used similar techniques. I hope you like these cards, and they inspire you to get creative.

 

Simple Thanks Card

Simple Thanks Card

 

 


Supplies

  • Recollections Card stock
  • Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
  • Die Cut with a View The Green Stack 70% Recycled Paper
  • 3D-Dots from EK tools
  • Owl Stamp
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads in Vintage Photo
  • Buttons
  • Embroidery Thread

This was a super simple card.  I just the Create a Critter Cartridge to make the scallop and circle.  I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cartidge for text. The rest you can figure out for your self. Hope your enjoy this card.

 

Creative Way to Use Up Ribbon Scraps‬‏

Creative Way to Use Up Ribbon Scraps‬‏

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies

  • Recollections card stock
  • Ribbon Scraps
  • Cheap Rhinestone
  • Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
  • Pattern paper scrap
  • White Gel Pen
  • Cheap Buttons

 

If you are a crafter somewhere you probably  have stash of ribbon scraps that you are dying to find a creative way to use up. One way to use up your ribbon scraps is to make a large focal image that is composed of ribbon scraps. Watch Kristina Werner’s video, to see a great way to use up your scraps.

 

 

 

 

 

If your going to use your cricut to get a cut out, I suggest starting with a larger piece of paper.  Cut your image center-ish, and then use your paper trimmer to center the image. The next video uses that same technique as Kristina Werner, but I like the way she uses fun shaped paper to punch her shapes out of.

How do you use up your ribbon scraps?


Gift Wrap with Kraft Paper and Stamps

Gift Wrap with Kraft Paper and Stamps

Wrapping Paper

Supplies

  • Kraft Paper (available in the packing section at Walmart and office supplies stores)
  • Clear Packing Tape (Regular Scotch tape will not work)
  • Some Rubber Stamps.
  • Ink Pads (I used Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo)

To make the pattern I just stamped the paper in two contrasting colors. I actually stamped right on the paper after i wrapped the present, so I could plan out the pattern better.

 

 

Rabbit Gift Tag

Supplies

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (for the tag)
  • K & Company Paper Stack Sweet Nectar
  • Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge
  • Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder – Happy Birthday
  • White Gel Pen
  • Cheap Ribbon

 

Frog Gift Tag

Supplies

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (for the tag, I ending up chopping off the top and adding a hole)
  • Colorbok Patterned paper pack from Target (this paper is thin but I really liked the designs)
  • Colorbok Texture Cardstock (green lily pad)
  • Die Cuts with a View the Blossom Song Stack (top layer of frog)
  • Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge
  • Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder – Happy Birthday
  • Cheap Ribbon

Pen Gift Tag

Supplies

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (for the tag)
  • Colorbok Patterned paper pack from target
  • Black Ink (ColorBox® Pigment Stamp Pad – Dragonfly Black)
  • Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Pens Stamp
  • Metal Letters (I found these at Michael’s they were intended for concrete stepping stones)
  • Cheap Ribbon

 

Wrapping presents in kraft paper is perfect for manly gifts. Hope this gives you some ideas.

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