Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween!

It's that time of year when we can get goofy and dress up in all sorts of strange outfits. Kids especially enjoy the excitement of going house to house to show off their costumes and to collect candy.

I made these shapes for a friend of mine who teaches Grade 2 to use as classroom decorations. The large tree was cut from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge with some of the leaves were outlined with sparkly Stickles. The spider web also received sparkly Stickles after being cut from the Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge. I found the cute butterflies on the Gypsy Wanderings Cricut cartridge and again added Stickles for shimmer. The ghost and skeleton shapes were cut using the Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge.

In addition, each student got their own pumpkin to decorate at school and add their name to it. This image came from the Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Baptism Card

You know Baptism cards can be tricky. They can either be very simple or they can be quite formal and in front of the entire congregation at the church. A friend asked if I could make her a Baptism card for a Greek Orthodox ceremony. Sure no problem.

I had to do some research on the internet before I started. I didn't want to make something inappropriate but I also had to recognize that this was a traditional religious ceremony that recognizes that the entire congregation is asked to accept the child as their own and everyone is asked to celebrate with the family. I knew that I had to incorporate a cross and the ones that I cut were from the Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge. One cross was cut from baby blue cardstock and the other one was cut another cross a bit smaller in white cardstock, scored it using my Martha Stewart scoreboard horizontally and vertically. When I pressed the sides down, it gave the cross a 3D look. I then added dimensionals behind it and placed it on top of the blue cross The word "rejoice" was placed above the cross. This white layer was then added to the front of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" baby blue card.

To create the inside images, I first printed the blessing onto cardstock from my HP printer. Then using the "center point" button on my Cricut Expression machine, I cut around the blessing using my Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge. It came out perfectly! The baby booties were cut out from my Paper Doll Dressup Cricut Cartridge and mounted on baby blue cardstock. White satin ribbons were added and placed underneath the verse.

My friend really loved the card and I understand it was a very lovely ceremony.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Versatile Card

I first had the idea for this card after I saw these co-ordinating patterned papers. The first paper had a series of birds so I thought it would make a great wedding card as the birds seemed to appear in pairs. I then cut a single bird and had it appear in front of a birdcage which I cut from the Serenade Cricut cartridge and all were layered on the co-ordinating polka dot paper. Inside, the greeting was simply "Celebrate". A lime satin ribbon adds a bit of sophistication as does the pearl accent on the top of the birdcage.

The best part about this card is that it could be used as a wedding card, an anniversary card or really for any event. Now that's a plus. Enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Honeymoon in Niagara Falls

Here's another wedding card that I made for a couple who were going to honeymoon in Niagara Falls. I started with a retro feel for the front of the card by using the word "forever". Inside, I had letters from the word L O V E tumbling down the waterfall.
Waves were added in two different blue tones and the canoe is riding the waves. Glitter was added for a lovely shine.

I thought this was a very cute card made especially for this couple. All the elements were cut from my Cricut cartridges. Hope you like it.