Saturday, October 31, 2009

Another Sweet Baby Card

I needed to make a card for a baby shower. So, I liked the other I had made a few weeks ago that I thought I would make another one only with a different Cricut cut. I wanted to use my Nestabilities, too! ( I really like them!!)
For this card I used the DCWV Baby Girl Stack. My card base is 5x7. I layered the papers, cut my scalloped circles and pop-dotted them from the page. I cut the rocking horse 3 times at three inches from Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge. Then I cut it again at 3 inches from patterned paper. I wanted him to be sturdy like chip board so I glued 2 of the yellow images together and I ran the 3rd one through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder and glued him on top of the other two. Then I paper pieced my patterned paper. I took some Color Box brown pigment ink and inked all my edges. I then pop-dotted my rocking horse from the scallops. I added some mint green ribbon that I have had around for a very long time but never seemed to find quite the right project and Viola! the card was finished!
Here is a picture of the inside. I have started decorating the inside of my cards lately and I really like how much it seems to add to the quality of my cards.
I hope you enjoyed looking today. Come back anytime :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October MCPT Challenge~ House Mouse

I made this card for the Cricut board's October MCPT Challenge. I love this cut House Mouse image. Here is what I used:
  • DCWV textured black card stock
  • DCWV Halloween Paper
  • Scalloped Nestabilities
  • Ranger Orange Stickles
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Stretch Your Imaginations Cricut Cartridge (tag)
  • Prisma Pencils
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Ribbon
  • Pop Dots
I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Sweet Baby Card

This is a card I made for a friend that just had a baby. I saw a similar card on the Cricut messageboard and thought it would be perfect. I used DCWV Baby Girl stack. I just love this paper. The scalloped circles are Nestablities. I cut the lamb from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I cut it three times and layered it with pop dots. The top layer is run through the Cuttle Bug using D'Vine Swirls. I cut the ticket tag from Stretch Your Imaginations, once on black out and once on shadow. The sentiment is from Stampin Up! I added a little ribbon, inked the hooves, and used a little Prisma pencils for the nose and cheeks. I think is came out very cute!

Here is a close up of the lamb.

Classroom Decor

I have been meaning to share these pictures for a while now but just got around to it. These are pictures of a few ways I have used my Cricut Expression in my classroom. The first picture is of my door. I used Zooballoo for the monkeys and vines. I had to do the vines in Design Studio because I wanted them as long as I could. I inked the edges of the vines and added googly eyes to the monkeys. I also used Pooh Font for the words and welded them in Design Studio.

The second picture is of our classroom calendar. The title was created in Design Studio by my daughter, Julia. She used Pooh Font and Zooballoo. I, along with the help of my daughter , Susanna, cut all the animals and numbers using Zooballoo.We stamped the faces using Peachy Keen face stamps! (I know that Columbus Day is not in August but we havn't gotten around to making the other months. School started and there is not nearly as much free time!)