Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Super Hero, An Army And A Cupcake!

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100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room March Blog Hop.  If you came from:  then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog you will want to start at : and join in on all the creativity!
     Each month Erica's Design Team shows you features and projects using 100 different carts. Each member is required to use 3 different carts either as separate projects or all three carts on the same project. I am going to show you 3 individual projects using: Batman, Toy Story and Slumber Party (gotta throw something in there for the girls!)
     First up Batman!
     I love how easy this was to make. I chose the container on page 71 fit to page and used DCWV brights cardstock. I cut the "Party" @ 4". I used both the shadow in blue, and the regular letters in gold card stock.
The character was cut @ 3.5 and I used a shimmery card stock from Recollections. I decided to use a white pen to add the eyes and mouth because these pieces were way too small to fool with. The other pieces I just popped into the Xyron 250 and used a pair of tweezers to put the pieces where I wanted them to go.
                   After adding some distress ink to the "flash" behind Batman, this box is good to go!
                                                     Next up the army guys from Toy Story.

     I love this image and the sentiment might be appropriate for a serviceman's family that is relocating or someone who got a promotion. I'm still trying to figure out who I would send this to, can you think of one?
     You can find this Icon on page 65 and all layers are cut @ 3.5". I must confess, I lost 2 of the dots on the ! points and really did not want to cut another image for 2 dots and I could have done them in CCR or used my Gyspy and the Hide Contour feature, but....I just pulled out my cropadile and punched out 2 small circles. That problem solved! One of the greatest little tools is the Quickie Glue pen by Sakura. It has just the right size tip for those hard to glue pieces. Everything else went through my Xyron. I love that I have all different sizes of these machines. These are my go to tools for gluing, lol.
     What do think about the background metal paper? I used a silver card stock, ran it through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder. Then used Ranger Sanding Grip to rough it up a bit before adding some inks.. I used so many alcohol inks I can't even begin to tell you, lol. I think it took around 7 colors including  Rust, Meadow, Black Soot , Caramel just to name a few. If you have the Imagine and the cartridge Textures you can achieve a similar effect with one of the papers that is included in this cart. I just love working with the alcohol inks even if it is more work!
     Last but not least, I used Slumber Party to create this fun cupcake card.
     I cut the card this using the card option and flooded the colors on the Imagine using the Berries and Cream cart. I love to then add my personal touch with the use of Diamond Glaze and Pixie Dust by Donna Salassar and some stickles for the Jimmies.  I ran the cupcake wrapper through the "Branches" cuttlebug folder and
inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I also added some Smooch Spritz in white to the cupcake icing.
     The best part was adding some dimension to the frosting edge with a Snow Marker by Marvy. Erica included some as a little something extra with my last order and I just had to try it out, lol. This is the coolest stuff! You "write" it on the area, let it dry and then heat it with a heat tool to get it to puff up. This is just so neat, lol. You can purchase it in Ericas Shop :

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thank You Card

     Good morning ladies. I hope you all had a wonderful and productive weekend, I know I did. Mondays at My Cricut Craft Room the Design Team shows you projects made with either The Imagine, E2 or CCR. This week I used the CCR and my Imagine to create this simple Thank You card.
     I used the new Greeting Cards Inside Out cartridge for the Imagine. The base is from My Minds Eye "Out & About" premade cards. I bought this pack several years ago and hadn't found a project to use them on until now.
     I used the image on page 25 and opened it in the CCR. I chose the ribbon @ 5.25 wide so it would automatically fit on my 5.5" base and sized the circle Thanks @ 2"" high. This way I was able to center the image where I wanted it on the "ribbon" and then welded the two together.Let me show you how I did this:
     The top image is the preset with the Thank you circle on the end. When I selected this one I clicked on the edit group and at the top chose to not weld. This separated my two images. Now I was able to change the size of the ribbon and circle as well as the color. I was then able to place the circle where I wanted it. You could also rotate the circle  180 degrees if you wanted to place the image vertically rather than horizontally.
Once I had my 2 images centered where I wanted them I just welded them together.
     Now I just grabbed a doily I had hanging around but thought the new image was rather lost so I used the scalloped circle on the Image and filled with the same color but sized it @ 2.5". After a little inking I just glued everything together and tried out some Candi bling I just got in. These little gems are awesome! Believe it or not they are made of paper which makes them really light so easier on the postage but they truly are beautiful. You can purchase them through Erica @
     Well that's it for today. Be sure to checkout what the rest of the Design Team has to show you over at: I hope you have a great week.