Monday, September 29, 2014

FCCB Shape Up

Hello, Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday

Challenge #230 Shape Up
Make a shaped card (any shape but rectangle or square)

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$15.00 Giftcard

~Design Team Inspiration~

This week's Challenge:
Shape Up: Make a shaped card

I went a little overboard with the cards this week. They are all from Wild Cards 2 or Greeting Cards Inside and Out, which you can use with print and cut. All of them will fit into A2 envelopes.

I made this for a friend who just bought her first house. The colors are really her (I don't know if they are her house or not, but I bet they will be). The papers are Recollections with the exception of the gold on the bottom which is from Tuesday Morning. There is clear Wink of Stella on the windows and tree, and silver on the clouds. I'm thinking I may need to add more to the clouds. Any advice on that would be appreciated!

Here's another from the Wild Card 2 cartridge. I just thought it was cute. I don't have any plans for it, but I'm a teacher so I'm sure I can find something to do with it.

This is the card I made with the new print and cut feature on the Cricut Explore. If my printer and Explore were on the same floor of my house it would have probably taken less that 5 minutes to make. As things are right now I spend more time hooking and unhooking cords to make one of these projects than it's worth. I think I need to start looking into wireless

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and joins us for our shape card challenge!.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

School Days Blog Hop MCCR

Thank you for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room's School Days Blog Hop

My project for today is this adorable backpack from SVGCuts that can be found here.

These are the pieces all cut and inked around with Festive Berries Distress Ink.                          


Side views - there are straps on the back and plenty of room inside for some great school gear.

Next you will go to Charlene's Blog 

If you get lost along the way, here is the whole line up!

5. Craft Lovers Come Here- 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MCCR Embossing on a guy's card

The theme for today at My Cricut Craft Room is using embossing on a masculine card. I used the hiker from the Outdoor Man cartridge. I used my Explore and cut the image at 4 inches. 

The embossing for this project came in the form of two embossing folders. The brick background is actually the reverse emboss from a Darice folder. I wanted it to look a little like a brick path and the other side didn't work as well. That's one nice think about embossing folders, two choices! The other embossing is the stick background behind the green piece that was done with a Cuttlebug folder called Forest Branches. 

All of the solid paper is Recollections. The patterned paper is from a 6 x 6 Prima pad called North Country. I used my ATG gun to put the whole thing together. That part went really quick.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tag at FCCB

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...


Challenge #228 Tag You're It

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Crafter's Companion Prize Package which includes
4 sets of alcohol markers that have 6 markers in each set, a 20 pack of alcohol marker paper, some marker trays and one of the Spectrum Noir DVD's
~This Weeks Challenge~
Tag you're It
Create a project that uses a tag

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

I used Design Space for my project this week. I really need to start writing things down when I use it because I'm not sure what cartridge (image set) the rosette came from:/ The tag is from Sentimentals and the flower is from Flower Shoppe. I cut the tag at 6" so it's a good size tag. 

The tag itself is a lightweight tag chipboard. I used the deep cut blade for the Explore and it worked great! The patterned paper is from Ki Memories Vintage Charm 6x6 paper pad. The solid paper is Recollections. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays on almost everything. I will list the colors below.

When I used the heat gun on the flower to dry the petals it curled up like it is now. I liked the way it looked so I didn't try to put flatten it out. There is a sentiment on the upper right that says "for you". It's a Penny Black polymer stamp from the Mimi in Paris set.

Have a great week and be sure to join us for the Tag challenge at FCCB.

Lindy's Colors: Sweet Violet Purple Teal, Phantom Fuchsia, Lindy's Shamrock Green

Monday, September 1, 2014

MCCR - Use Red Only

Welcome to my second design team day at My Cricut Craft Room. The theme today was to use only use red. Ok, I'm going to let you in on a little secret... I had no intention of doing a Christmas card for this project but life had other ideas. It was a long week at school and I didn't get my project done when I had planned so I decided to use a "make it now" project in Design Space for my original project. I edited it and made it look like I wanted, went to cut and got the message that it "is not yet available for purchase". Why is it there if you can't make it?? I was running way behind schedule so along came Santa. 

This is a picture of Design Space as it is in the cutting phase (in case you don't have an Explore).

I used Recollections solid color card stock for the papers. I find it cuts really well in the Explore. Santa is from the A Quilted Christmas cartridge and the ovals are from My Quiet Book. I don't own either of the carts, but I still have the subscription so I am able to access them. I used the Darice embossing folder below on the white oval and embossed some snowflakes on the background paper using a Hampton Arts snowflake stamp, VersaMark ink and some glitter embossing powder.

This is the inside of the card. I used Fired Brick Distress Ink and another Hampton Arts (I think) stamp for the sentiment. The strip is the two colors of red from the front of the card. This card opens at the top.

Fantabulous Cricut - Kids Theme

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Just a quick run down of the rules:

You may add up to 3 unique projects that meet the challenge criteria

You must use at least 1 Cricut cut, after that anything goes, stamps, svg's, etc.

Challenge #226 Kids Theme

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US only
~This Weeks Challenge~
Kids Theme
Create a project for kids

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my Project:

I made my project in Design Space using the Wrap It Up cartridge. I added text to the base project to make the pillow box say "Happy Birthday". I found some metallic American Crafts markers at Tuesday Morning and they worked great in the Explore.

The box is sized to hold a gift card. I know lots of tween/teens who are into video gaming and thought this would be a great way to hold a gift card they could put toward a new game, or even a new system. The holographic paper is from my stash and the black is from a pack I picked up at Tuesday Morning (think I might have a problem??)