Saturday, July 28, 2012

A New Begging

I decided to take the left over papers from yesterday and make another card.  The girl I will be giving this to did not pass her exams on the first try.  It broke her heart. 

I used the same carts again too!  I used Elegant Edges for the mats.  It's absolutely the perfect cartridge for that!  I used Give a Hoot for the owl.  It's fun to use carts you haven't used in awhile! 

I flipped some of the papers over and you are now seeing the side B of them.  Instead of cutting out more zigzags, I used the cut out portion from the ones I just made and used it as a mask and smooshed distress ink through them.  Same twine and another sticker from the same K&Co. package.

I don't think I have ever done this type of thing before.  It went quite quickly.  I may have to do this more often!

Today looks so much brighter!  Crafting really is good for the soul!

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Friday, July 27, 2012


For a young colleague who just passed her exams. 

Cricut cartridges used:  Give a Hoot for the raccoon, Elegant Edges for the frame, Cricut Essential for the zigzag. 

I can tell I haven't been crafting recently and it shows.  It almost always takes me a long time to make a card, but this was a crazy amount of time!  So rusty!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Vintage Charm Swap

Wow, it's been a couple of weeks since I posted!  Yikes!  I guess the wedding and then watching my grand kids kept me tied up!  Well, what an awesome way to be tied up!

These charms are for a swap on the Cricut RAK & Swap message board.  I have two partners, both wanted a vintage theme.  I made an "Oops" in that I didn't realize one wanted a vintage/sewing theme and the other a vintage/wings theme.  Since I didn't notice it until after I started, I combined the two themes and came up with these.  I think they look great and I hope my partners are okay with the amalgamation.

I have not joined a lot of swaps yet due to working so much, but these charm swaps have "charmed" me!  lol!  I love them.  I haven't the foggiest what I will do with the ones I get back, but I love seeing what each lady comes up with. 

I made the tag and all of its pieces with my Cricut.  The tag is from A Child's Year.  The dress form was made from French Manor.  The silhouette is from Heritage and the oval behind it is from George.  The spool is from Happily Ever After.  It was so much fun using my Cricut again!  The poor thing has been sadly neglected! 

These things could be made with Sizzix or another cutter if you don't have a Cricut. 

I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo around the edges of everything and his tiny attacher to secure the ribbon.  I also used his paper tape to add a bit of dimension.   I layered the silhouette picture and then took glossy accents to secure the acetate on.  I realized you can't add too much on these because they will be covered by the charms and the charms could wreck them!

Of course I still have not mastered the camera.  One day! 

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