Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dotty for You - Fluttering By Card

This is the final card that I showed at the Cricut Class last week.  It is the 2nd card base on page 55 (card/shift keys).  I adhere a piece of Dotty paper inside the card show that it would show through the cut out butterflies.  I used a 2" butterfly that I embossed with the cuttlebug and adhered it with foam tape - I used Mocha Opaque for the body.

I stamped the sentiment and butterflies from the "A Tree" stamp set and used the stubble tool to add color to it.  I also used Paradise Baker's Twine.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Dotty For You - Cheer Up Card

This Dotty For You card was created for the Cricut Class last week as well.  It is the card on page 55 in the Cricut AP Cartridge booklet.  I cut a 4 1/2" card from sweet leaf cardstock and then again from the Striped Dotty for You paper.  I cut the striped card in 1/2 and used the card front to adhere to the sweet leaf card base; trimming a 1/2" from the top and the bottom of the striped piece.

I used the "4 My Friend" stamp set to stamp "Cheer Up" in the window of the card.  I cut the Colonial White focal point from  <rectangle7> and stamped the bird from the "A Rainbow" stamp set.   I used Mocha Pearls, Tan Hemp, and feathers (purchased at craft store) to embellish this card.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dotty For You - Monogram Card

This is a monogram card that I created for my Cricut class last week.  This month, we focused on page 55 of the Cricut AP Cartridge booklet.  That page includes the <rectangle7> and <buttrfly2>.  The "B" is found on the font/shift keys.  I think monogrammed cards are really fun - I had planned to make them for our office staff at school but ran out of time.

I used the  Instant Memories stamp set (flourish).  I cut a
 2 1/2" "B" and tied our new Paradise Baker's Twine on it.  I used Mocha Pearls to create the butterfly's body.

The "Dotty for You" paper packet is only available for 4 more days.  Get yours for $5 with a $35 subtotal purchase.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dotty for You - Sunflower Cards

This pretty card was made using the Dotty for You paper packet and our May Stamp of the Month, "Friendship Bouquet."  I  stamped the sunflower with StazOn ink and used our watercolors and blending pen to fill it in.  Pearl Opaques, a Clear Button, and seam binding finish it off.  We made this at Debbie Y's home gathering this week and everyone really enjoyed making it.

I am a follower of Christine Adam's blog.  This week she has had some really pretty Dotty/Friendship Bouquet cards that inspired me.  I re-created a couple of them for you and I am posting them here.  Check out her blog for more inspiration!

Stamp lifting Christine - I used StazOn Black ink along chalk to fill in this sunflower.  I used a blending pen with Lagoon ink to fill in the outer edges of the sunflower image.  Prisma glitter was used on the center of the flower.

Also, stamp lifting Christine's card - This is a monochromatic version of the sunflower card.  It is simply stamped with Black StazOn ink.  Then I used pearl paint and stroked it across the sunflower.  I think it is a very pretty version of the sunflower and so SIMPLE!

There are only a few days left to purchase the Dotty for You Paper packet and the Friendship Bouquet Stamp of the Month.  I think you will agree that they are a perfect match!  Dotty for You is only $5 when you make a $35 subtotal purchase and Friendship Bouquet is $5 with a $50 purchase...both are great deals!   
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dotty For You - Butterfly Wreath

This is the project that we made last night at my Cricut Class.  I used a small wreath from Hobby Lobby and we added tulle and butterflies that I cut with the Cricut AP Cartridge. 

I embossed the butterflies with the Cuttlebug using several folders. We embellished the butterfly bodies with our Mocha Pearl Opaques and then adhered them to the tulle
with glue dots. 

The Dotty For You Paper Packet is only available until May 31 (or while supplies last)!  To get yours, you need to make a $35 subtotal products purchase and then you are able to purchase Dotty for You for $5!  Click Here to Shop or simply email me your order.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Treasured Friend Card

This card was made last week at our $10 Month Club Playgroups.  I used the Pemberly paper packet and the May Stamp of the Month, "Friendship Bouquet."  We also used the Eclectic Edges and the Stitched Together stamp sets. 

The technique I showed at Playgroups demonstrated how to use our awesome Watercolor Pencils and our Blending Pen.  These items lead to beautiful water colored images.  You will feel like Picasso when you use them!  I used Round Durables Studs and Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel to embellish this card.

Don't miss your opportunity to order "Friendship Bouquet."  It is available during the month of May and is only $5 when you purchase other items totaling $50 subtotal!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Birds of a Feather - Mother's Day Card

If you have been a CTMH customer for any length of time you might remember this paper packet.  It is an oldie and I will tell you why I decided to use it. 

 I bought these cute little metal birds at Hobby Lobby before Easter and thought they would be very cute on a card.  As I started to make Mother's Day cards for the mom's in our lives, I decided to look through older paper and see if the birds coordinated with anything in my stash. 

Low and behold, Life's Delights was a perfect match (there were one each of pink, green, and purple birds in the package).   I would normally showcase something new on my blog, but let's face it...we all have paper we haven't used.  Why do we "save" it?  Get it out and USE it to make something delightful!

I used my Cricut AP cartridge to cut a branch for my bird.  I also used seam binding and an opaque to dress it up.  Needless to say, the mom's loved the card!  I hope that you are making things that brighten people's day.  Happy Scrapping and Stamping!