Monday, November 24, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #238 - Thanksgiving

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #238 Give Thanks
Thank You or Thanksgiving Card

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In honor of Thanksgiving I made this card with one of my favorite cartridges, Teddy Bear Parade. Yes, I have the subscription to Design Space, but I was so excited that this cartridge was in the November mystery box (see last post - and I'm sure there will be more). Now I can use it even if I decide not to keep the subscription, yeah!

To be honest, I'm not really thrilled with how the card turned out, but that's ok. I thought using the metallic paper (clearance at Michael's) would be good in the background, but I think it's too much. Plus, being the procrastinator I am and having a busy week at work, I had to take pictures before the Glossy Accents dried completely and it looks a little weird (and yes, I used my heat gun). 

The turkey bear was cut at 3" out of Recollections solid card stock and DCWV metallic card stock. There is a random piece of yellow in there that is stash paper. The circles are Spellbinders dies. I mentioned I used Glossy Accents on the red piece. There is some inking with Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and those in the US have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Football Bear

I made this quick and simple card today from the Teddy Bears on Parade cartridge. I was beyond excited when I found out it was in the November Mystery Box!!

The bear is cut at 3". I used our school colors for his uniform so I can give it to one of our athletes if I want to. All of the solid card stock is Recollections. The patterned paper is from 7 Gypsies. The bear and the MVP are on different thicknesses of foam tape to add some different dimensions. 

These bears are so adorable it's hard to mess them up, thank you Cricut!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MCCR - Teens

Welcome to my Design Team day at My Cricut Craft Room. The theme for today is teens. I teach high school so I am very familiar with the topic. I went with a girl theme card today after I found this cute image from the Summer Celebrations cartridge on Cricut Design Space.

I just put "hello" on the front because that left it a little more versatile. Other sentiments can be added on the inside to make the card more pertinent to a particular situation.

The patterned paper is from a Colorbok 6x6 pad I picked up at Walmart a couple of years ago. I love all of the fun colors. The solid cardstock is Recollections brand and the stamp is from Heidi Swapp. I used Ranger Archival black ink to stamp with. The girls were cut at 3" on my Explore. I did put some glossy accents here and there just to add some shine and texture to the card. Now I just need to figure out who it needs to go home with.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

FCCB Challenge #236 - sketch

This sketch looked really masculine to me, so I took advantage of that and made my brother-in-law a card for his 50th birthday. I like the way it turned out. The "extreme" is from the Dude cartridge and the truck is from the Father's Day cartridge. The font is Simple Celebrations and the 50 is a digital number that you can search.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DT day at My Cricut Craftroom

The theme for today was everyday. I took that to a bit of a different place and created this card. I found something similar on Pinterest and scraplifted it with several changes. 

I used a flower from the Don Juan cartridge for the front and the inside. I love how you can take one simple image and do so many different things with it when you use the Explore! I cut the original flower for the base (reflected), and then used the slice feature to cut off the stem for the top flower layer. I know I could have just cut it off, but I'm still learning so I like to try new things when I can. 


For the inside I reduced the image size and changed it to writing. I like that it continues the image inside the card without adding bulk. I inked around the front and inside rectangles with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

Here is a closeup of the flower center. I cut a black circle the size of the center and glued it to the flower. It looked a little plain, so I decided to try some Glossy Accents. It was good, but the card seemed to need a bit more color. I added some micro-beads to the glossy accents. It was kind of cool, they just sunk right in and made a lumpy flower center. I decided to add another layer of Glossy Accents to get a smoother appearance. I think this will have to happen a few more times before I tire of it and move on to something new.

I hope everyone has a great day! 

Here's the product information for this card:
Recollections solid color card stock
Micro-beads from my stash
Tombow mono-multi liquid adhesive
ATG gun and 1/4" tape
Glossy Accents
American Crafts Precision pen/black
Cricut pen/silver
Pearls from Recollections
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
KI Memories Berry Blast patterned paper