Springy Hello

Did you see the cute Easter Tags on the Make It From Your Heart blog on Friday?

Although I don’t make Easter Baskets anymore I do make Easter cards, so I just got my Cricut busy cutting all the shapes I needed and luckily they listed the sizes in their post!

I used some papers from the Rustic Fundamentals and a little piece of Seaglass Glitter paper for some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of your Monday with me.  If you have a minute leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite springtime flower is.

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Don’t Lose Your Mittens

I am having so much fun playing with the City Sidewalks paper packet.  It’s full of the traditional reds and greens of Christmas but there’s also some fun and festive blues.

This fun curtain fold card is one of the featured cards in my City Sidewalks class this month.  It’s such a pretty fold to feature our two-sided B&T papers.  The mittens are cut with our Cricut Artistry cartridge (p49).  They were cut in White Daisy and Crystal Blue and mounted with Thin 3D foam tape.

It’s a little difficult to see, but the B&T is layered on a panel of White Daisy which was embossed using the Snowflakes embossing folder.  I think it might be a little more visible in this close up.

Do you use embossing folders to add texture to your cards?  I think they are a quick easy way to add a little pizzazz to your cards.

Thanks for stopping by…you can purchase your any of the supplies I’ve used here by visiting my webpage www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.

Football Girl

OK, I admit it I have become a football girl!  I knew NOTHING about this sport other than I wasn’t going to let me son play it when I started dating my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart.  A few times watching his grandson on the grid-iron and I was hooked.  It probably helps that the Seahawks have had a few successful seasons lately too!

I decided to work on some fun invites today for a football themed party.  This would work great for a little boys birthday don’t you think?  Of course I used my favorite teams colors – Sapphire and Pear!

I loosely used the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (sometimes you just have to make it your own) for my card.  I’m also entering my sketch in the Between the Folds Challenge #26B (to use a Cricut Cut)

Do you have a football lover in your life?  This fun stamp set is retiring at the end of July so you only have a few more days to add it to your collection.

Thanks for stopping by…go ‘Hawks!

 

Oh So Neutral – Color Dare #202

Thank goodness it’s Friday and time for another Color Dare!  Are you having fun playing along with our challenges?  Color Dare #202 had me stumped…browns + Colonial White.

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I’m not much of a neutral’s girl – I need that pop of color in my life!  But after a little thought and some help from a friend we sketched out a card that turned out pretty darn good.

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I started by pulling out all my brown inks and paper fundamentals and although this stamp set is intended for use with some blue & green (Go ‘Hawks) I thought it might work for this challenge!

I was inspired by a scrapbook layout in the Seasonal Expressions 2 and started cutting banners from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  I thought I’d just go for broke and started stamping the word FOOTBALL down the side in all the browns – it sort of gave it a ombre look.  I stamped the player and then fussy cut the football…I tried it at several places and decided I liked it down near the banners best.  To finish it off I layered a strip of bronze shimmer trim across the top of the banners.

Make sure you take a minute to check out what the rest of the Design Team has done for the Color Dare.  Leave me a little love while you’re here and make sure to play along too!  Even if you don’t have a blog you can leave your entry on our Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

All That Glitters – AHSC 129

Since I missed my regular bi-weekly posting last week on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge – I decided I’d play along this Monday.  Who wouldn’t want to play with this sketch?  I see it being added to my list of favorite sketches!


I was working on cards for next month’s $5 card class so the November Stamp of the Month was on the top of my stamp pile (yes, there is quite a pile of stamps on my desk to be put away – I’m ashamed!)

It’s funny how this card came together for me.  The “Cheers” sentiment made me think of a toast and what better thing to toast than some champagne and the Artistry Cricut cartridge has some awesome champagne flutes and matching bubbly!  I cut the glasses on window acetate (use maximum pressure and multi cut setting) and then I layered on a piece of the new White Glitter paper.  I then started layering the base of the card – knowing that I wanted to keep it formal with black I cut the strips from the Basics Fundamentals Collection and used the glossy side which I layered on white, it still felt like it needed BLING and all that glitters does not have to be gold – TEAL Glitter paper paired perfectly with the black for a party atmosphere!  I also discovered that it matched the Peacock Fundamental Stickers which I used as my accents.

   

What has this sketch inspired you to make?  Won’t you share with us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge?  Make sure you take time to see what the other Design Team Members have designed for this week too, by visiting on Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers to a fun filled holiday season!

Nevermore – AHSC #126

It’s Monday so that means it’s time to reveal a new sketch at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Next to Christmas, Halloween is probably one of my favorite holidays to make cards for.  I’ve never been into the “scary” side of things…more cutesy with a few bats and spiders thrown in along the way.

The first thing I did with this sketch is give it a twist. I’ve kept my packet of Nevermore paper on my desk for creating since the first of the month.  I’m finding if I focus on one paper each month it is nearly completely gone by the end of the month.  It also challenged me this month to make non-Halloween items with this terrific paper packet.

 

I wanted to get a good stash of Halloween cards ready to go in the mail next month so I looked at the new Halloween themed keys on the Artistry cartridge and found this terrific bat overlay – doesn’t it look like they are flying in front of a moon?

Items I used:

  • Nevermore Paper Packet X7198B
  • Magic Potions My Acrylix Stamp Set C1509
  • Artistry Cartridge Z3167
  • Green & Black Shimmer Trim Z3087/Z1809
  • Shin Han Markers
  • Enamel Stars – retired (you could purchase white and color them, which is what I’ll do when I deplete my supply)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll take the time to participate in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and on Wednesday you can visit the blog to see all the terrific artwork from the Design Team that is sure to keep you inspired.