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2017-05-17; Cricut Creative Cards Cartridge -card #17


Card #17 from the Cricut cartridge, Creative Cards.

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I used gold metallic card stock for flourish
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This is a sentiment that I picked up at a convention more than 10 years ago; before I knew you should keep track of who made the stamp. If you recognize who made this, please let me know so that I can mark it for future reference.

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I still had flowers left from a project that I had been working on (alpha tag swap) so I used those flowers instead of the ones that came with the cartridge cuts. They are actually about the same size, just a different shape.

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2017-05-16; Cricut Creative Cards Cartridge – card #16


I’ve begun working on the last set of Cricut cards from the Cartridge Creative Cards. This is card #16.
The card is pretty self explanatory, let me know if you have questions.

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Close look at border and sentiment

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This view shows the flourish & layers

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and one last look before you go on about your day…

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I am currently working on the next card in the series so stay tuned for further updates on the last set of cards from the Creative Cards cartridge.

this card was added to the challenge #73 at Dies R US – make a shaped card

2017-05-11; stencil from a friend, take 3


3rd try at using this stencil and I came up two very similar cards.

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For these samples I stenciled in color using sponges. I tried using direct to paper, but it didn’t get all the edges very well.

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After the color was sponged in I kept the stencil in place and traced using a black gel pen. On the two largest flowers I added stitch lines.

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The sentiment is by Stampin’ Up. I picked up this set from a rummage sale. On one of the cards I was covering up a smudge that thankfully was covered up by the die cut circle. It actually looks nicer I think that the plain stamped version.

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and one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

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These samples are being mailed out today. I think I’ll be getting some samples back and I’d be happy to share them with you when they arrive.

2017-05-09; stencil from a friend


Last month a stamping friend sent me a stencil that she had cut for me from a die that she had. I’ve been experimenting with it a bit in hopes of coming up with something I like that I can send in return using it. I’m still looking 🙂

I stenciled the design onto black card stock using VersaMark ink. I used eye shadow from the dollar store and sprinkled various colors over the flowers and rubbed in. You can’t tell from the photos, but this design is all shimmery in real life.

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Here is a close up of the stencil. This shows more of the true colors that were used, however still not as vibrant as the real thing. It’s really hard to get a good shot of shimmery colors in photographs.

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I purposely tuned the brightness on this photo to bad colors; then end result was that the photo was able to show more of the stenciling.

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Although the photos of this card look pretty poopy, in real life its glittery and shimmery. I will keep looking for the design I really like using this stencil.

2017-05-07; Alphabet O-swap


It’s May so another Alpha swap is being worked on. Today I’m working on a card that represents the letter O. I came up with 4 “O” words this time.

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I die cut metal duct tape, added alcohol ink and embossed to get this shinny tree to add as an embellishment. I’m not quite sure it makes it as tree-ish looking though but the shine and texture is nice.

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Here you can see the alpha brad & layers of the card. I popped up two of the layers to that the oval would be a drop down/in frame.

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The pine branch was inked with 2 colors of ink and also popped up on tiny strips of 3-d mounting tape.

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Here is a close look at the sentiment and stamped texture.

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And one last look before you go on about your day….

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Here are my Letter O items; if you see any more in the card, let me know and I’ll add them to the list. Here’s what I have so far:
Letter O: Alpha brad “O”; Octagon shape printed from embossing folder; Ovals used for the framing; and Sentiment The Great Outdoors.

General Supplies
Central Image with centiment – Inkadinkadoo
Large Tree – Tim Holtz Alterations-Sizzix die
Pine branch – Impression Obsession die
Ovals – Spellbinders long ovals, large & small sets
Texture stamp – Stampscapes-water pattern
Octagon background – Sizzix/Stampin Up embossing folder
Metal duct tape, alcohol ink, assorted card stock, cloud stencil

2017-05-05; NEW banner die for me


This morning before I left for work I played at my desk for a couple of minutes. I quickly put together this card and even had time to get a photo before I left.

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The banner is the new die for me. I think I cut 3 of them and stacked them so that it would be a little thicker

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I added a couple of prima flowers and a heart brad

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The sentiment is a $1 stamp that I use quite often, by Studio G. I wish Michael’s would bring these back again!

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and one last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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I have a few more dies to try out, hopefully this weekend!

added to the CardzTV challenge Mailbox smiles-anything goes!

2017-05-02; shinny metallic card pre-printed note card & die cut tag


This pre-printed note card and metallic die cut are a thing of beauty in real life. In photos; not so much 😉 Try as I might, I got a lot of shine and dark photos, so you will have to imagine the shinny goldness of this card.

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As promised here is the mini tag that was left over from a previous project.

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Here you can see the layers; I’ve popped up the DP with the die cut on it to add dimension.

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The sentiment is a small peg stamp that I use regularly, by Close to My Heart.

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And one more look at today’s shinny decorated note card….

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