Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Betty Lou Layout

I love all things 50’s so this cartridge was a must-have for me! There are so many iconic images on this cart, I had trouble picking which ones I wanted to use, but when I decided to scrap a picture of my 57 Chevy, there was the perfect cut in the manual. This cartridge also has an awesome 50’s style font. That alone makes this cartridge worth having, the tons of other cuts are just an added bonus!

I started my layout by cutting two rectangles of the patterned paper and positioning them on my white background. Then I added the die cuts and title. I added the jewels in the corners because I just have to have some bling on almost every project. Lastly, I added the three stripes in the bottom corner because they somehow remind me of a car. (I don’t know how, but they do!)

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Sweet Card

This week's cut for BBTB2 was chosen by Maria. She chose the ice cream cone from Sweet Treats. Once again, I had to improvise because I don't have that particular cartridge. I used the ice cream cone from A Child's Year. Please come show us your new creations with this cut and you can win the BBTB2 Project of the Week blinkie for your blog!

Cricut cart - A Child's Year cut at 5"
Embossing folders:
Cuttlebug Divine Swirls and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Jewels - Doodlebug Limeade

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kid's Birthday Cards

Since my assignment was to make birthday cards for children, I knew I wanted to make them bright, cheery, and fun. I chose the dog and cat from the Create-A-Critter cartridge because they are so cute. I also used the dog dish and cupcake from the same cartridge so this little doggie would have a birthday treat. Since these were meant for kids, I didn’t want to make them too fussy. I stuck with simple shapes and bright colors, because that seems to appeal to children. (All cuts on both cards came from Create-A-Critter)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mrs. Pinsonat's Penguins

Actually, it's just one penguin! Melissa chose the challenge over at BBTB2 this week, and she chose the penguin from Jolly Holidays. I don't have that cartridge, but there was a cute little penguin on Create-A-Critter. My little guy is Just Chillin' by his igloo. Come join the challenge this week, we love to see everyone's work!

Cricut cartridge - Create-A-Critter
Cut sizes:
Penguin and words - 1.75"
Igloo - 2.25"
Patterned paper - BG Dasher
Snowflake - Making Memories

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Children's Invitations

I used the Old West cartridge for all of my cuts on both invitations. I love the great cuts on this cartridge and I knew they would make perfect kid’s invitations. On the Wanted invitation, I used the great cuts and fonts to make a “Wanted” poster for a western themed birthday party. I carried on that theme with the farm party invitation by using the great barn cut. When I saw those barn doors, I decided to make them actually open and find the wording inside the barn.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Winter Cards

For my winter themed cards, I used only cuts from the Joys of the Season cartridge. When I saw the snow globe cut, I knew I wanted to use it. Then I thought, what goes better in a snow globe than a snow man? This cute little guy also needed some snow falling around him, but I wanted some sparkle too so I used jewels as the snowflakes. For the joy card, I chose the elegant snowflake cut because I thought it went so well with the basic grey papers I wanted to use. I added some sparkle to the snowflake by brushing stickles over it.