Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cricut Birthday card

Thank you for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room's Birthday Blog Hop.  I made a card to share with you today.

I used the Damask Decor cartridge for this card. I haven't used it very much. I would look at the shapes, look at the cards feature, and wonder, "What can I do with this????  Now I know!!  It makes a great lacy looking background. I like how the various shapes can be turned into great backgrounds. This cartridge has been a hard one for me to figure out ways I can use it...until today! 

The little girl is a digital stamp I got a while back.  (I wish I could remember where I got her, my computer crashed, and now I have start collecting my digital stamps all over again!)  I thought she was so cute.  I colored her with Copic markers and added some foil corners that I had.  I used the basic shapes to cut the scalloped square out, then my background is cut from Damask Decor.  The orange-ish color peeking out has glitter on it, to make it stand out.  I added some ribbon I had in my stash.  I hope you like it...and I know I will be using the Damask Decor cartridge a lot more.  

The next person in the blog hop is Craft Lovers Come Here.  Check out the blog to see what has been created.  

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Brought to you by the Color Green...a Cricut Leprechaun

Hi.  Several events are happening this best friend turns 75, spring is coming, we are in the season of Lent, we changed the clock, and St. Patrick's Day comes around.  At the Craft Squad, we are having a blog hop
For some reason, I have had some problems publishing this blog, with my card, but I have found a way around it (hopefully). 
As the saying goes, on St. Patrick's Day, you are suppose to wear your green.  It also makes you think about Ireland and leprechauns.  When I  taught school, this was a day when the kids would come in, wearing their green clothes, and if you didn't wear green, you heard about it!  (This was with 7th and 8th grade students.)  As soon as I heard our title for this blog hop, I knew what I was going to make. 
My Cricut Expression and I have become good friends lately, and I used an older cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up.  I cut out all the parts of the leprechaun using various shades of green.  What do you think?
I had some embellishments from Close to My Heart, which I added to the card.  They just happened to be green.  :)  The grass that my leprechaun is standing on was cut from some green paper and I punched the edges with a Martha Stewart punch.  The title on the top of the car is BELIEVE. 
Inside, I took another piece of green paper, and punched the corners with another Martha Stewart punch, added a shamrock and the magical pot of gold!
You can now continue on the blog hop and visit ==============