Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cuttlbug Embossed Prima Card

I like to find new ways to use my craft supplies. I have a good assortment of Prima flowers and I thought what would happen if I ran it through the cuttlebug. Well I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the results. Here is what I did...

  • Put your basic design together on how you want to lay your flowers.
  • I used cardstock to lay my flowers on.
  • Now to adhere the Primas to the cardstock. I used a liquid adhesive on the primas. Not to much though, you don't want it to squesh out when you run it through the cuttlebug.
  • Run the cardstock with the primas already adhere through the cuttlebug.
  • When I glued the primas I did a light coat and some of them will stick up. I wanted them to lay flat so I put decoupage over the flowers.
  • Now it's time to put your embellishments on the flowers. You can use buttons, brads, what ever you like.
  • I added fiber to the card.
  • I used my Fiskras scallop punch for the border.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mini Backpack Box

Isn't this little backpack the cutest thing. Of course I had to make one. I got this idea from Stamp Happens . She has a nice template to print out. This is my first one that I made. I have all sorts of ideas that you could do with these. One is to fill them with candy for the grandkids Ü

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Remember Shaker Cards?

This is another one of the cards we made at church a few nights ago. Paulene had these cute shaker card kits put together. I haven't made a shaker card in years. One thing interesting that she had in her kit was fun foam for the dimension between the acetate and cardstock. Paulene bought a sheet of fun foam that has adhesive on one side and she cut them into strips. Good idea and pretty cheap!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Double Embossed Card

I tried something new with my Cuttlebug embossing folder today. I will put the directions in steps. It looks so nice and glazy...
Double Embossed Card
1. Emboss a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock with one of your Cuttlebug embossing folders.
2. Rub a versamark pad or embossing pad all over the embossed cardstock. make sure you get into the crevasses.
3. With clear embossing powder cover the whole cardstock.
4. Heat with your heat gun.
5. cut to fit your card.
6. Stamp your cupcake on plain cardstock.
7. Use your versamark or embossing pad on the bottom half of the cupcake.
8. Cover with embossing powder and heat with the heat gun.
9. Stamp the cupcake image on pattern paper for the top of the cupcake and cut out only the top part and attach to the cupcake.
10. I added diamond glaze to the dots on the cupcake for dimension.
The stamp set is from Inkadinkado.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Scarecrow Card

I made this card at our Enrichment meeting at church last night. Paulene had some really cute kits put together. She taught us how to make the distressed fence. We scored the lines on brown paper that has a white core. Close to my heart is the paper she had in her kits. We then sanded in both directions over the lines we embossed. You do this on the side that is raised. Then we did the same to the strip of brown that is on top of the fence. But there is no embossing on this strip, just sanding. For the scarecrow I used colored pencils with gamasol. The stamps are CTMH.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Family Tree Layout

I got together with some friends this week (New ones and old ones) and we all made a Family Tree layout with the Cricut. I am not sure which cartridge was used for the tree but the leaves were from Walk in My Garden Cartridge. I inked the edges of the smallest leaves and I added some of those dew drops. I used the Tear Drop cartridge for the vinyl letters. This was a very fun project. I still have to add the family names on the leaves.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Dahila Flower Card

These are really cute flowers to make for any card or scrapbook page. They are very easy to make. Here is a video I found on how to make them

On my card I also did scoring with my scor-it. I used my Fiskras scallop punch along with paper tearing. The big white brad is from Bazzil. I also ink the edges of the scallops and the paper tearing and on the flower.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Monkey Card

When I saw Kristina Werner's card I just had to make my own! She even gives you a nice little template to use. I used this cute little monkey stamp from Hero Arts (clear stamp) the dots are from SU. This is a super fun card. Go check out Kristina's blog, she has a video on it Ü

I'm missing the fun!

My two daughters and daughter in-law and all their kids got together for dinner last sunday and this is what I missed out on! All nine of my grandkids and their sweet little smiles!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Cuttlebug Butterfly Card

I tried something different with my cuttlebug on this card. On the top part of the card I layered the purple and the green strip together and then I stamped the Birthday wishes and then I ran that through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder. It actually looks pretty neat and it looks like it's part of the paper. I layered the embossed part onto a plain purple cardstock and then layered that onto a distressed edge green cardstock and then I layered that on top of another embossed cardstock which then I attached to the card. On the butterfly I used Tim Holtz Alcohol inks and blended them together. I then used the Cuttlebug die cut butterfly and then embossed that as well. I added three purple brads to the bottom of the card. The stamp is from Inkadinkado.