Monday, July 9, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #330 - Baby

Hi, Crafty Friends!  We're back with another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricult Challenge Blog. This time our theme is Baby.  I decided to pay homage to my childhood. Back then, a lot of babies had Sock Monkeys.  I was delighted to find this darling Cricut image. Sock Monkeys are still around, although they are not as popular as in the "olden days" if you know what I mean - LOL!  Still, it's a delightful toy for any baby, boy or girl.  Here's my card:



After cutting out the monkey, I inked up a stencil and created the dotted background.  I assembled the cute little money and balanced him atop some baker's twine. Then I just rounded two corners and added a sentiment.  I just love this card.

Cricut Cartridge:  B is for Baby (Cricut Lite)
Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb and 60 lb
Ink:  Colorbox Banana
Baker's Twine:  My stash

Challenges:
Send a Smile for Kids Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals #16 - Anything Goes with an animal
Crafting with Friends #71 - Anything Goes

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Monday, July 2, 2018

July 613 Avenue Create - ATG/Create Your Own Designer Paper

It's July and time for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  This time our optional theme is to create an ATG and/or your own designer paper.  I decided to create my own paper for a graduation card given to a friend's daughter. I have had the tiny grad hat stamp for years. I believe it was in the dollar bin at Michael's way back when.  But it has really come in handy over the years, believe me. Here's my fun card:


I used school colors - blue and silver.  I added some silver die cut stars to fill in some of the open spaces between the caps. The cap on the sentiment strip is from Lil Inkers and the congrats is from Altenew.  The numbers are from Close to My Heart. The sentiment strip is mounted on silver paper and popped up. A quick and easy card!

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb and 65 lb
Inks:  Memento Blue Danube
Stamps:  Lil Inkers, Close to My Heart, Altenew, Unknown from Michael's
Die:  Memory Box Hearts and Stars

Challenges:
Crafting with Friends - #70 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #328-Father's Day

Father's Day is just around the corner, so this time our challenge at FCCB is to create a project centered around that day.  As long as I have been making cards, I've never made a shirt shaped card.  I was always put off by the thought of hand cutting a template. So I was delighted to use my Cricut to cut one.  Here it is:



I used my Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge.  I was delighted that it also had the tie image.  I think it turned out quite nice. I know it's an old concept, but it's new to me, if you know what I mean - LOL!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

FCCB #326 - 3D/Dimensional Project

I do hope that all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother's Day. We had hot hot weather here, and the day was perfectly gorgeous. I had a delightful day.

Our new challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to create a 3D/Dimensional project.  I made pillow boxes for my husband's birthday. I put yummy chocolates inside. They made a nice presentation.

Here's my creation:



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Sunday, May 6, 2018

613 Avenue Create #209 - Anything Goes - Twist Mainly Blue

Wow, it's May already!  Our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create this month has a color twist - Mostly Blue.  This challenge made me realize that blue is a color that I don't use a lot, so it was good for me.  I decided to see what blue inks I had and use them to ink up some NBUS flower stamps.  I am very pleased with this card:


I didn't actually add leaves for the flowers.  I used the small vines to fill in some of the white space between the flowers since I chose not to overlap them at all. I also decided not to stamp the centers. Instead I colored them with a light gray marker. I die cut the white panel, mounted it on blue card stock and added a label sentiment.

Card stock:  Recollections 60 lb and 110 lb
Stamps:  Altenew Whimsical Flowers and Label Love
Inks:  Memento Blue Danube,VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, Memento Bahama Blue, VersaMagic SeaBreeze, CTMH Topiary, Memento Black Tuxedo
Die:  Unknown (purchased at a garage sale)

Challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Flowers
Crafting with Friends #66 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #415 - Anything Goes - Option Add Flowers
                   
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #324-Ribbons & Bows

I'm a bit late with this post, but this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is Ribbons and Bows.  I completed my project two weeks ago, but somehow neglected to post it. What can I say???  Please forgive me and just enjoy the challenge.

Challenge #324-Ribbons and Bows
Make a project using ribbons, bows, or twine. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!






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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

My project is a treat box.  I used double-sided paper and used the Fit to Page feature on my Cricut Expression. The cartridge is Art Philosophy.  I added ribbon to the bottom and tied a bow at the top to hold it together.  It's rather cute, don't you think?



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Sunday, April 1, 2018

613 Avenue Create #208-Anything Goes-Option ATG/Vellum

Happy Easter!  It's the first day of April and we have a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Our Anything Goes has the option of using vellum on your project.  Be sure to click over to the blog to see what the DT has made and who won the last challenge.  Maybe it was you!

I decided to use vellum on a sympathy card.  We all know sympathy cards can be very hard to make for a multitude of reasons.  I usually make them on an as needed basis.  However, I finally decided to make a few in advance. This one was made using a die that I borrowed from a friend when we were crafting together.


The background is sponged with a stencil.  Then I cut it using a rectangle die.  I die cut that beautiful dove against the window. The hearts are dies also.   I really like the soft look.  Stamping on the vellum was not easy, but I like the look of it also.

Do you make sympathy cards for your stash or on an as needed basis?

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb. and 60 lb.
Vellum:  The Paper Studio
Dies:  Unknown (borrowed)
Stamp:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes

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