Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Etched Wine Glass Set

One thing I've learned ... I'm not very good at photographing shiny things! I apologize for the poor quality of these pictures. Anyway, this is a wedding gift my daughter and I made. On my Gypsy, we created a monogram using the Songbird (for the D) and Jasmine (for the Ms) Cricut cartridges. We cut it out of vinyl and then used it to etch a wine bottle, four wine glasses and a platter.
Here's everything arranged in a basket ... we added lots of ribbon and silk fall leaves and berries.
A couple of close-ups:
For the tag on the bottle, I printed the sentiment on vellum and then cut it using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I cut a second tag from a cream colored cardstock, layered it under the vellum tag and tied on the bottle with twine.
To finish, we attached a gift card made using paper from the DCWV 'Amber Autumn' stack. I added a little ribbon and a charm. The sentiment, stamped using brown ink,  is  from My Pink Stampers 'Friends and Family' set.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vegas Birthday

My daughter turned 21 years old on Friday the 13th, January 2006 ... the perfect setup for a Las Vegas birthday vacation. We stayed at the Paris Hotel and got this great nighttime picture of the Eiffel Tower replica that's in front of the hotel. So, when the Cricut Circle announced their French Manor  cartridge contest, I decided to make a this for Stacey and use it as my entry.

 It's a 10" x 10" shadowbox. The frames, cut using the French Manor cartridge, were colored with a bronze ink and embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. I attached them to the mats for the pictures and then "pop dotted" them to the base with foam dimensionals. I etched the glass using the Eiffel Tower (also from French Manor) and the 'Vegas' from the Tie The Knot cartridge.

 The journaling is computer generated.

My project wasn't selected as a contest winner, but I had a great time making this and Stacey loves it ... that's really what it's all about anyway!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cheers to You

My daughter needed a Wedding Shower card ... this is what I came up with:

It's a A2 size card. The cardstock is from Stampin' Up. The patterned paper is from K & Company, embossed using the Grace's Frame Cuttlebug folder. The flutes are from the Tie the Knot cartridge, cut at 3.75". I added stickles for the champagne and self-adhesive pearls for the bubbles. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Our Shower Gift For Sarah

I made this for a wedding shower gift. I started with three cake plates (small, medium and large) that I got from Pier One. I stacked them and used a little hot glue on their bases to keep them from sliding around. I found some brightly colored kitchen towels that I  rolled into 'cinnamon roll' shapes and placed them on the stand. I added some curly ribbon, then wrapped it all in cellophane and tied it up with lots more curly ribbon. 
The gift card is 3" x 3". I used the butterfly from the Create a Critter cartridge. I cut the base twice and attached just the bodies together to give it a 3D look. The sentiment is a Whiff of Joy stamp.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fresh Fruit Basket

This is a peck size fruit box … the kind you get at a Farmer’s Market or a U-Pick-It orchard … that held some very tasty peaches. I knew I could put it to good use instead of just throwing it away. I entered this in the Cricut Circle Infomercial Contest. It wasn't selected, but I still love it!

Here are the details:

1.      1I used the Rectangle3 image from George and Basic Shapes (sized using my Gypsy) to cut strips of cardstock to cover the box, both inside and outside.
2.     2. Then, I used the Argyle Icon (shifted) image from Wild Card to create the “lattice”. Using my Gypsy, I sized and welding three images together to create lattice strips and wrapped them around the box.
3.     3. For the chalkboard, I used the Rectangle4 image from George and Basic Shapes to make the frame (sized and welding using my Gypsy).  I used a textured cardstock and rubbed it with distressing ink to make it look more like wood, and then attached it to a piece of black cardstock. 
4.     4. I used the Loop Dee Loo font from Lyrical Letters to create the “Fresh Fruit” … sized and welded with my Gypsy.
5.     5. All of the fruit images are from Preserves (cut from the cartridge, no Gypsy):
a.     Watermelon1 – 6.75”
b.     Blueberry1 – 2.75”
c.     Lemon – 3”
d.     Orange – 3.25”
e.     Strawberry1 – 2.75”
f.      Pineapple2 – 5.75”
g.     Grapes – 5.75”
6.     6. I attached the images to the box with pop dots (various sizes) to add dimension.
7.     7. For finishing embellishments, I added a crepe paper ruffle around the top edge of the basket and wrapped ribbon around the handle.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Puppy Pyramid

I made this card for one of my daughter's co-workers. The image is a digital, colored with Prismas and OMS. The border was punched with an EK Success punch. I added a paw print button to the ribbon and the sentiment is computer generated.
It's hard to tell from the picture, but the colors are beautiful ... very rich. This is one of my favorites!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This Year's Fair Entry

This is a shaped card I made to enter into our county fair. The cake is from the Wedding Solutions cartridge. Using my Gypsy, I welded it to a rectangle from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The patterned paper and cardstock are from Stampin Up. I used UTEE to emboss the cake stand ... it really made it look 'glass like'. I added some flowers, pearls and lots of stickles. 

Here's a look at the inside ... the sentiment is  from Verve Stamps.
By the way, I did get a First Place ribbon for this one!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cindy Loo ... My New Favorite Cartridge

This paper is from K &  Company and it inspired this card. The flower is from the Cindy Loo cartridge ... I inked and pop dotted all the layers to give it dimension ... then added some self-adhesive pearls. The patterned paper was punched using a Martha Steward punch and the sentiment stamp is from Verve Stamps.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Three Birds Birthday

This is one of my favorite cards and was actually quick and easy. The card base and scalloped squares (cut using the Storybook cartridge) are kraft paper. The images and sentiment were stamped using Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin Up. The scalloped squares are layered over a little gingham ribbon and placed on top of a rectangle of crimped red cardstock. I finished it with a little doodling and some bronze self-adhesive pearls.

The cardstock, image stamps and sentiment stamp are all from PaperTrey Ink.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Golfer's Birthday Card

I used my Gypsy and the George and Basic Shapes cartidge to create the golf club and ball. I used Cuttlebug folders to dry emboss the golf ball and the golf club head & handle. I also embossed the golf club head with UTEE.
The grass was made using a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiments are from Verve Stamps.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Card for Calvin

Oh, this summer has been brutal ... I really think they were trying to kill me at work ... anyway, I've had a chance to catch my breath and have lots of projects to share. To start, this is a card I made for my neighbor Calvin who lost his best friend Butch ... a very sweet chocolate lab.

The image is from Whipper Snappers, colored with Prismas and OMS. The border punch is from EK Success and the sentiment is computer generated.