Thursday, July 28, 2011

4th of July Banner

Ok so I just realized that I never posted pictures of the 4th of July banner that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made! So ... here it is :) We used our Cricut Imagine and the Teresa Collins Sophisticated cartridge ... We were very happy with how it turned out ... it was a lot of fun to make ... This was our first banner ... I'm sure we learned a lot that we'd do differently next time but for now ... I think this came out pretty well for our first attempt!

This is a a photo of the whole banner hanging from the fireplace mantel ...

This photo shows how we used pop-dots to give it some dimension ...

Thanks so much for looking! We hope you like it!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Rock Princess Birthday Card

This is a card and envelope that my daughter, Jaimie, and I created for her friends' birthday on my Cricut Imagine! We had so much fun putting this together! We started with White AC (American Crafts) Cardstock ~ my favorite! We used the Rock Princess and Slumber Party cartridges with tons of pop-dots!

We used Martha Stewart's Glitter Glue for the streaks in the paper doll's hair and on the flower on the front of the card ...

Jaimie used Sakura Souffle 3-D Opaque Ink pens on the envelope.

We used Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers to spell the word "peace" and  the rhinestone on the flower is "Grass Green" from Queen & Co.

On the back of the card Jaimie used lots of pop dots to give the shooting star more dimension and stamped the "Handmade with Love" with Azure Stazon ink ...

We sealed the envelope with a glue dot hidden by the peace sign sticker from Jolee's Boutique. I wasn't very happy with the envelope to begin with because you could see the marks that the Cricut cuts so that you know where to score it ... I decided to add the purple lace to hopefully distract from those marks ...

Jaimie and her friends were in LOVE with everything "lime green" and "purple" all year this school year, so she didn't want to use any of the adorable Imagine Patterns or Colors ... these came straight from the color palette in the Imagine and in the end, I think it worked ... We popped in a gift card to Toys R Us and we were good to go! She had a great time at the Pool Party!

Thanks so much for looking! We hope you liked our card!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4th Grade Teacher Card ~ Florals Embellished

This is another card that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made for one of her teachers. We made it for her teacher after we found out she had had surgery but we didn't know how to get it to her! Luckily, she came in for the last day of school :) We used my Cricut Imagine and Florals Embellished. It is definitely one of my most favorite cartridges ever!

We also used Martha Stewart's Pansy Corner punch. The pink bow and the pearls are also from Martha Stewart. Here is the inside of the card:

I stamped the "Thinking of You" with black Staz-on ink and we made the flower with my Flowers-Petite Petals McGill punch ... and finished it off with a white pearl heart in the center :) I can't find a photo of the envelope but we added a similar flower to it ... The best part of these cards is supposed to be Jaimie's handwritten notes ... I know they are the most special to me!

4th Grade Teacher Card ~ Gypsy Wanderings

This is a card that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made for her Science teacher. We used the Cricut Imagine with Gypsy Wanderings and Audrey cartridges. The card base is from Bazzill ~ they're such great quality! I love them! This is a photo of the front of the card and the envelope ...

This is the inside of the card ... my daughter's friend, Kayla, was going through some really tough times at home and came to stay with us for awhile. Overall, everything went well. Unfortunately, we had all had enough by the time school was over and my daughter didn't really want to include her in our thank you cards. But, I felt that would be very hurtful to Kayla and insisted that she be allowed to sign the cards ...

I love using lots of pop dots to add dimension :) 

Here is the front of the envelope:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Baby Card for Julie's New Grandson!

This card was for my friend, Julie's, new grandson! It was the perfect opportunity for me to use my Cricut Imagine with the GORGEOUS Teresa Collins Baby Boutique cartridge! I also used Elegant Edges, some Organza ribbon, black STAZ-on ink, the "Baby" stamp, the Swiss Dots folder in my Sizzix Big Kick and some Martha Stewart pearls. Oh! and PILES of pop dots! lol

I scraplifted this beautiful card from the amazingly talented, Joy, of Everyday Cricut. You can find her blog here: Everyday Cricut

A card for Julie

This was the first card that I have made that I felt came out as well as I had hoped it would! It was a "Just Because" card for my friend, Julie. I used my Cricut Imagine with Lori's Garden, Summer in Paris and Elegant Edges. I can't remember what cartridge the corner swirls came from ... but I used some pretty pink floral ribbon, black lace, Martha Stewart pearls and rhinestones and Glossy Accents :) It was a lot of fun to make ... I also made an envelope to go with it ...

This is a card that I scraplifted from the most-talented Faith Abigail. Here is a link to her website: Faith Abigail.

Flower card for my daughter, Jenna

This is a flower card and envelope that I made for my daughter, Jenna, for Easter. She is an artist so I wanted everything to be perfect! I think she really liked it ...

I used my Cricut Expression with the Wild Card cartridge. I also used a Fiskars border punch, some Easter stickers and a really cute Dragonfly ~ I think it was by Jolee's. It is hard plastic and I really loved it :)

Hello Kitty Card for Jaimie

I made this Hello Kitty card for my daughter, Jaimie, for Easter! It was fun to make and I think she really loved it! I think she was very surprised that I made her a card because she had been in on all the other things I had made I think she wouldn't have thought I had time to make one when she wasn't looking!

I used my Cricut Expression with the Hello Kitty cartridge. I added some stickles on the flower and on the envelope with some Easter stickers ...