Saturday, March 31, 2012

This project was created for Jinger Adams Design Team Call - My Love Envelope Keepsake Book

Today's post is a project I created for Jinger Adam's Design Team Call. I used the Coral Couture paper stack and co-ordinating cardstock from Die Cuts with a View. Colonial White crocheted ribbon from Close to my Heart. I thought it added a vintage feel to these gorgeous papers. I added the ribbon slide for some dimension. The bird tag was cut from a sheet of the paper and embellished with Close to my Heart Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems.

When you open the book you're greeted by the same little bird at home in his garden. This paper has glitter all over it. You can just see a little sparkle on the bird, flowers, and leaves.

There's lots of room for photos and keepsakes in this little book. When you open the second envelope, it reveals more space for those memories.

The last surprise in this book is a pull out, allowing for more photos, mementos and journaling.

I love the last page in this book. It can be used for a secret love note or to just tell the story of the photos held within. Look at that glitter on those flowers, truely beautiful.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project today. I'm so excited to be applying for Jinger's design team.

**EDITED** I realized I forgot to post where I found the instructions for this book

Friday, March 30, 2012

Hey There Cupcake

This cute cupcake card was made using the Cricut Imagine cartridge Better Together. This cartridge is perfect for a quick card. I just added a the bling and pearls to give them a little pizazz

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another Nursery Tails card

Here's another card featuring the cute little characters from the Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge. I love this cute little mouse and snail. They look like best friends on this card.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cute card using Nursery Tails

The Imagine cartridge Nursery Tails is perfect for baby cards. But it can be used for anyone that you want to send a warm greeting to.

The art on this cartridge is just adorable.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cards with Kate's Kitchen

Kate's Kitchen has to be my favorite Cricut Imagine cartridge. When I first got it I didn't think I would like it that much, but it has turned out to be a favorite. I just love the cute little characters on it. I'm usually more of a pink and pastel person, so for me to like the bright colors is very unusual.

I like how with these 2 cards just changing the background paper makes them look like 2 totally different cards.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Another Lori's Garden card

Today's card is another I created using the Lori's Garden cartridge. With the Cricut Imagine images you can print and cut with a single layer, or cut out several layers to give your project added dimension

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A week of Cricut Imagine Creations

This week I thought I'd share some things I made with my Cricut Imagine. I have to tell you I LOVE my Cricut Imagine. I even stayed home from work the day it launched on HSN in 2010, just so I could watch all the airings.

First up is a card I made using Lori's Garden. I love how the Imagine Art cartridges have papers and art pieces that co-ordinate perfectly. It makes putting a card together so easy.

I added some sparkles and tulle ribbon.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cupcakes Anyone?

I need to give you a little background on today's post. About a year and a half ago, one of the girls I work with was throwing a baby shower for a friend and wanted something to put candy in to give as party favors. The shower theme was cupcakes and cherry blossoms. Well, I racked my brain trying to figure out something that would incorporate both. I had the idea of just a box with some cherry blossom cuts on it, but couldn't find the right cut I wanted on any Cricut cartridge.

I began searching online for box patterns and ran across a template from Hot off the Press for a cupcake box. I almost bought the template that night because it would have been perfect. I told the girl my idea and she loved it. Then she told me she would need 60 boxes, yes 60, six, zero. Well that template was out. I would have to cut by hand 60 cupcake boxes and I only had about 3 weeks to get them done.

Since I had opened my mouth and she was set on cupcakes, I couldn't change it, so back to the internet I went. I found another pattern on a digital site that could be printed and then cut out. It was so simple, I decided I could make my own using my Gypsy. I had my Gypsy for about 9 months and never really played with it. I watched a few you-tube videos on the basics and checked the Cricut message board for tips and suggestions and got to work. It took all weekend to get the design just right and several test cuts for the correct sizing, but in the end I had made an adorable cupcake box. I took the prototype to work and it was a go. I spent the next couple weeks cutting and glueing 60 cupcake boxes together.

I can't believe how well my first Gypsy project turned out. The boxes were the hit of the party too. I used Sweet Treats and George cartridges, all the paper is Close to my Heart, the ribbon is from Michael's.

The inside is quite large

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sexy Red Dress

This card was a special request from a guy at work for his wife. He wanted something fun yet sexy.

I used the Cricut cartridge Formal Occasion for the dress and shoes. The name was cut from George. The red paper is from DCWV Citrus pad. The Happy birthday and the black trim on the dress are stickers from Ecstasy Crafts.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Baby Layout

This layout was made for a friend's baby shower. A group of us got together and each made a layout for her. The book turned out really cute, with everyone's different styles and layouts.

I used the Close to my Heart book Imagine for this layout.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another Word Book

I've got another word book to share today. This one is a wedding book I made for a lady at work to give her sister.

Paper is from DCWV Le Creme stack. I used various cartridges and my Gypsy to design it.