Posted in Blog Hops, Cards on 08/31/2013 08:00 am by Wendy
As many of you know, Close to My Heart has just released a brand, new Cricut cartridge: Artbooking!!! It’s nothing short of fantastic!!! Oh the things you will be creating with this cartridge – we don’t even know where to begin! So, we decided to show you some of the creations WE have made using this amazing, versatile cartridge It’s not just for scrapbookers you know. There are 700 images with a ton of coordinating stamps. If you don’t already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact me or one of the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have! In this hop, you will see projects featuring this versatile cartridge from many talented crafty ladies! Enjoy our blog hop! If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy’s blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Jennifer~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking then you are in the right place!
This one is for all the cardmakers out there! As odd as it may seem, I have used this cartridge for cards more than anything. It is so easy (with the use of Cricut Craft Room) to use one of the “photo mats” or “pages” and adjust them to the size of your card. Here I made this super quick and easy Christmas card. It’s beautiful, yet it only took me minutes to make!
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
- Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
- Darla ~ Crafting is Contagious
- Jennifer~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
- Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
- Janna Gray ~ The Creative Princess
Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you.
Posted in Cards on 08/28/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: Love This stamp set, Cardstock (Kraft, Juniper, Ruby, Colonial White), Juniper ink, Saddle ink, Bronze Glitter Glitz, and Bronze Shimmer Trim. Pinspiration from this card.
I made this card featuring the Love This stamp set for a swap. I had a really hard time at first and regretted my choice of stamp set. Although I loved the set, I realized I just wasn’t any good at coloring and needed to come up with another option. This was it! It’s a nice flat card that will be great for mailing and was easy to make.
Posted in Cards on 08/25/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: The Party is On stamp set (hostess special), Art Philosophy cartridge, Artbooking cartridge, Cardstock (White Daisy, Pacifica), Green Glitter Paper, Ink (Pear and Ruby), and Sparkles Clear Assortment.
This is a great example of how you can make cards with the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge. I used the photo mat on page 65 of the handbook to create a frame for this card. It was very easy with the help of Cricut Craft Room (CCR). I simply resized the mat to my card size (in this case 5.5 x 4.25). I used layers for easy sizing of the added stars and to make sure the glitter stars fit well with the photo mat.
Tip: When I cut the frame in Pacifica it marked parts of the paper where the blade turns and the white core of the cardstock was showing through. I flipped this over and used the backside (which looks nicer) on my cards. Another option when cutting a more delicate image or using darker paper is to “flip” the image in CCR. This will cut the image upside down on your mat and you can flip it over to the “clean” side when you use it on your project.
Posted in Blog Hops, Cards on 08/21/2013 08:00 am by Wendy
If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Janet McCormick.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Patterned Pennants Stamp Set, and inks (Lagoon, Honey, Pear, and Sunset).
I’ve had this card in my head since I got this stamp set. I thought about adding a couple sparkles by the “hello” but decided in the end to leave it a stamped-only card. This is a very simple card! The colors can be changed up as well as the sentiment for many different looks.
Now hop on over to Joy!
List of Participants:
1. Rachel Ventura
2. Janet McCormick
3. Wendy Kessler
5. Judy Faye
6. Tabbi Fritz
7. Shirley Ross
Posted in Cards on 08/19/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Laughing Lola Paper Packet, Dotted Love Stamp Set, Aqua Dots, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and Slate ink.
Supplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Laughing Lola Paper Packet, Heartfelt Birthday Wish Stamp Set, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and Ruby ink.
Supplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Laughing Lola Paper Packet, Sarita Paper Packet, Single Snowflake Stamp Set, Scallop Border Punch, and inks (Gypsy, Lagoon).
Supplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Huntington Paper Packet, Babycakes Paper Packet, Heartfelt Birthday Wish Stamp Set, A Little Gift Stamp Set, Scallop Border Punch, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and inks (Slate, Saddle).
Supplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Huntington Paper Packet, Babycakes Paper Packet, A Little Gift Stamp Set, Scallop Border Punch, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and inks (Slate, Saddle).
Supplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Frosted Paper Packet, Single Snowflake Stamp Set, Base & Bling Floral Accents, and Champagne ink.
These are some of the new Spin Cards that we made at convention. One of the things I found very frustrating was cutting that middle square so my paper would fit the front of the card. I decided I would never make another one unless there was a better solution, so I came up with one. I created a CCR file to cut my paper to fit the front of the Spin Cards! Anyone who orders a package of the Spin Cards from me will receive this file for free, just send me an email request once you’ve placed your order. It makes them so much faster and easier to cover! Images used are from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.