Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cricut Cards

Hi again,

For these cards, I used the Cricut. Two are inspired by cards I've seen around blogland and one is my own idea (such as it is)
This card was inspired by one found on Paper Daydream here. I thought the whole card was fabulous, but I really liked her use of fun foam to make the flowers! Such a neat idea. Unfortunately for me, I don't own a die that I can use to cut the foam. I  have punches, but the foam is too thick to insert into the punch(I tried). I don't have a deep cut blade for my Cricut either(which means I can't cut a flower using the machine). So, after being a little bummed that I couldn't replicate her flowers with the foam, I put my big girl panties on and just used cardstock. LOL There's some more of that lace trim I used on the other card I shared here. I cut the frame with the Cricut (Lacy Labels cartridge) and the card ended up sitting on my desk while I tried to figure out a sentiment for it. In the end, I stuck with a pretty traditional looking Happy Birthday from CTMH's For Every Occasion set. I inked the Happy only and stamped it, then I inked just the Birthday and stamped it. I like the cheery look of DCWV's Nana's Kitchen paper.

Next up is a cased card from the September Ninth blog here. I just really liked the whole look of the card. Here's my attempt
Initially I cut out the card and the mats. I didn't have the solids in the Sweet Nectar (K & Co) at the time. I've since picked up the solids pack, so the rest of the owl is cut with those papers. I don't have any face stamps, so I used googly eyes and my pen. The "twine" is orange and white pearl cotton twisted together. Not sure of a sentiment I want to use, so I left it off for now. I like the happy feel of this card. I used Paisley for the owl and Lacy Labels for the card base and mats.

And finally, here is a real fishy card.

Michaels is in the middle of a big reset in their papercrafting area. It appears that they are bringing more and more product with their house brand "Recollections." This week, I believe all of that brand is on sale 40% off. I've been running low on some cardstock colors (from CTMH) and have been trying to find some similar colors to replace with. So, I was interested in seeing if the Recollections brand of paper would work. While there, I wandered around to check out the new stuff. I just loved these fish brads. I thought they were adorable and figured I could find or create a fish tank to have them swim in. The Create A Critter cartridge has a nice fish tank and it became the home for these little guys. The card may require some "surgery" as I don't have any fish sentiments and I tried to handwrite the fishes part. I don't really like it at all, unfortunately. I do like the tank, though! Sweet Nectar paper pack is my go to pack right now. I just love the colors in it. 

Well, that's it from me. Several of these cards have been half finished up til now and I had some time to get them completed, so I figured I'd go ahead and share all at once. That's just how I roll, I guess.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the visit and hope to have more to share with you soon.



Laurel said...

Such cute cards, love what you have done with the Cricut.

Alanna said...

Great cards. I love the first one, even if your flowers are from paper. And your owl and fish card are super cute. Your creativity is just oozing through here.

Sparkle said...

Such darling cards! I love your owl!

Kim Burmeister said...

These are soooo cute!

Barb said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Love the owl and fishy cards!

Heather said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Did I tell you that my oldest DD has started to crochet? She is making granny squares and little flowers. I can't wait until she can make arigurumi. Do you have any advice on what sites are best for free crochet patterns? I'm going to go broke trying to support her new hobby, hahahahah. :)

Carolyn said...

WOW you've been busy. Love all the cards. The fish bowl is adorable! Love the google eyes!