Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fun in the sun

Tonight I taught my "I Heart Cricut 101" class for the month of May. Again, I used Terri's beautiful grandson for my layout. Patterned paper is Imaginisce, cardstock is Bazzill, ribbon is Bo Bunny, and the white dots on "in the" were made using the American Crafts Ultimate gel pen. All Cricut cuts are from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.

I flocked in public...

...and taught others how to do it, too! That's right! Today, I taught "I Heart Fun Flock" at Pages In Progress. I had previously conducted a bunch of trials using various adhesives, and I found that I preferred the look and dimension of Fun Flock on top of Glossy Accents. So today, we made this cute little trifold card and used red Fun Flock to fill in the lady bugs. Stamp is by Stampendous, as is the Fun Flock. Cardstock is Bazzill, and the scalloped circle was cut from the Mini Monograms cartridge. I used the American Crafts Ultimate Gel Pen for the little white dots.

The second project was a simple but very cute card using flocked chipboard letters.

I cut the letters out using AccuCuts dies, and painted them with white acrylic paint. We then flocked the chipboard letters using white Fun Flock over Glossy Accents. Cardstock is Bazzill, scalloped border is the Fiskars Threading Water punch.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

You're one in a melon...

I really love iris folding, and I love using my Cricut to cut out the apertures to fill in. This month, I designed 3 cute cards (if I must say so myself!) for my "I Heart Iris Folding" class at my LSS. So there I was, thinking I was so clever for coming up with the cute little melon sentiment, and one of the ladies in the class tells me she has a stamp at home that says the same thing. Thanks for bursting my bubble, Chris! Anyway, the patterned paper is Scenic Route, and the cardstock is Bazzill. The scalloped border was done using the Fiskars Threading Water punch. Buttons are from Lasting Impressions. The sentiment is hand-written. The watermelon is from the Doodlecharms cartridge.
The second card we made is using this cute sunflower from the Walk In My Garden cartridge. Patterned paper is Reminisce, and the cardstock is Bazzill. Sentiment is stamped using Provo Craft clear alphabet stamps and black Staz-On.
The third, but my favorite, card I designed is this yummy cupcake. I used the Doodlecharms cartridge for the cupcake, but had to cut the candle off and trace just the cupcake and cut it by hand. Pink gingham paper is Creative Imaginations. Brown cardstock is Lasting Impressions, and was run through a paper crimper. White cardstock was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. Stamp is Studio G. Thanks for looking!

Sweet things

Monkey Bread
Cake Balls
Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Buckeye Balls
Chocolate Scotcheroos
I love sweet things! For my "I Heart Cricut 201" class for April, I designed a little recipe book that has 5 recipes for sweet things. I thought this book would make a great gift for a girlfriend, Mother's Day, a bridal shower, or any occasion. All cuts were made with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, with the exception of the word "SWEET", which is from All Mixed Up. Patterned paper is We R Memory Keepers, cardstock is Bazzill, used Bind-It-All for ribbon holes. Enjoy!