Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy 51st!!


My mom's birthday is this month and I just got the Sweet Treats cartridge that has the cute number candles.  I knew that I wanted to make a shape card using those number candle cuts.  This week's challenge at Celebrate the Occasion fit that perfectly.  Their #53 challenge is a Birthday Shape Card.

I used the shadow of the numbers to create the base of the card.  The numbers are cut at 5" and welded together using the Cricut Craft Room. I cut all the layers and pieced them together.  I added some Studio G glitter glue for a little something extra.

Number Candles: 5" (Sweet Treats)
Studio G glitter glue

Have a Magical Day!!

Happy St. Patty's Day

I needed to make my St. Patrick's Day cards to send out and the theme fit a few challenges perfectly.  These are the challenges I entered my cards in.

1) Bitten by the Bug 2: Shamrock and Green Challenge - make a project using a shamrock and the color green.
2) Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: #101 Luck of the Irish - make a project using a shamrock or the color green.
3) Krafty Girls: #2 Feelin' Lucky - St. Patrick's theme project.
4) Whimsical Wednesday Challenge: #45 Going Green - Incorporate the color green in your project.

Now that that is out of the way onto my project.

 First up I cut all my pieces on my Cricut.  I used the Pilgrim hat from Designer's Calendar since I don't have a cartridge that has a leprechaun on it.  The hat is cut at 3".  I also used Designer's Calendar to cut the shamrocks at 1".  I used the Cricut Craft Room Basics to cut the fancy edge labels and its shadow at 3.5".  The green patterned paper was from Me & My Big Ideas "Explorer" Paper Pack.  Since I didn't have enough of all one pattern to make all the cards so I cut 8 in one and 8 in the other.  The green patterned paperis the shadow but after cutting them all out I wish I would made the white paper the shadow.  Oh time.  I chose to make these cards A2 size with a Kraft cardstock base.
 On the inside of the cards I used a Studio G stamp and a dark green Studio G ink square.  I just love the little swirl in the message.
 Here are my completed cards.  I glued the golden yellow paper to the back of the hats and used Studio G gold glitter glue to go over it.  While that was drying I used a polka dot background stamp to stamp a darker green ink onto the little shamrocks.  I am a big fan of polka dots so I love to use them.  I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white cutouts with polka dots.  Once everything was dry I glued everything together.  I used a pop dot to pop up the shamrock.
 I also added some faux stitching on the hat.  In these pictures you can see the sparkle from the glitter glue. 
Overall I enjoyed how they turned out.  Hope you enjoyed these.

Card Base: A2 - 4.25 x 5.5"
Fancy Edge Label & Shadow: 3.5" (Cricut Craft Room Basics)
Pilgrim Hat: 3" (Designer's Calendar)
Shamrock: 1" (Designer's Calendar)
Studio G gold glitter glue, stamps, dark green ink

Have a Magical Day!!