Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Things with Wings

Today's challenge at My Paper Crafting is Things with wings.

To make this card, I used Lyrical Letters and the CCR to design the letters and their shadow layers. I cut the letters then added faux stitching.

For the inside of the card, I used the spinning platform die from Sizzix to make a pop-up mechanism on which to place my dragonfly that was cut using the Art Nouveau cartridge.

The dragonfly was layered onto scalloped ovals, then attached to the pop-up. Unfortunately you can't quite see the effect of the pop-up in the picture. The dragonfly twists back and down when the card closes. The word is cut using the Lyrical Letters and shadow layer in CCR.

Please head over to My Paper Crafting for this week's challenge and see what beautiful designs the rest of the DT has come up with to inspire you!.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


The theme for this week's challenge over at CWC is Love your Pet.

I had some cute pictures of our lovely cat, Didi and decided to do a layout with these instead of my usual card project.

Did loves to lie on the carpet and have a brush each day. She rolls over when you tell her to so you can brush her tummy! In the middle of last year we had quite a dump of snow, and Didi sat on the deck looking at the snow, not quite knowing what to think about it all.

For the layout, I cut a frame, a layer and a shadow layer in different colours using the Accent Essentials cartridge.  I used Lyrical Letters for the words and welded them together in the Cricut Classroom.

The stamps are from a cat set I purchased from Tanda Stamps a couple of years ago.

Please pop over to the challenge at My Paper and join us this week.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Crafting with Cutters Cartridge Showcase

It is Monday and time for another cartridge showcase over at My Paper Crafting for you.

I have had the Pagoda cartridge for ages and have not used it very much so I thought this would be a great opportunity to do some projects with it. The cartridge has some great cutting files on it as you can see in this image.

Time has been a bit precious lately and I have only done five projects for this showcase, but I have had a lot of fun exploring the cartridge.

The first three projects are cards that I made using different elements of the cartridge. The first used the curtain cuts on page 70 of the handbook. I cut the layers of the curtain to fit onto the card. To finish the card, I cut the Celebrate and Kanji Word from page 27.

The second card features the dragon from page 34. I layered it on top of some lovely japanese paper and added a black ribbon and some bling.

For this card, I used the Card feature with the flower on page 57.

I cut the card in black, then layered some vellum underneath the cutout part of the front of the card.I cut the flower and the background and added some bling to the centre of the card. To finish, I added some squiggled lines with a white pen around the edge of the card and some more bling in the corner. Very quick card!

The fourth project is a simple bookmark made using the top layer of a lantern tag (page 26) which I backed with japanese paper then some gold card and added a ribbon to the top.

The final project is a lantern or tealight holder that I made using the birdcage from page 62. I cut four bottom layers in black and four top layers in red. Using the Cricut Classroom, I added a tab to the side of the bottom layer so I could join them together into a square. I cut a square for the base (for a battery tealight to sit on) and joined it all together. I added vellum to the sides of the tealight holder to create windows.

To decorate the lantern, I cut trees from pages 44 and 45 and added them to the sides of the lantern.

I hope you get some ideas on using this cartridge from this showcase. I was definitely challenged by this one, but pleased with the outcomes!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hearts to You

With Valentine's Day coming up next week, it is appropriate that the theme for the challenge over at My Paper Crafting this week, is Hearts to You!

For this project, I used the Cricut Craft Room Basics digital cartridge. I made a shadow layer of the letters and heart shape and welded the shadows together. I used copy and paste, flip and weld to make the card.

I then made the letters and heart to fit the card layer and cut all the pieces out. I embossed the letters and heart using my Cuttlebug and attached them to the card.

To finish it off, I added a rolled rose cut using one of Melin's beautiful rolled roses and a swirl from the frame'n flourish cutting file. I stamped the sentiment on a card that I attached underneath the flower and swirl.

Please join us over at MPC for the challenge and take a look at the lovely projects made by the other team members. Thanks for looking!
PS: Melin's cutting files are all available at Paper Crafting World