This Delicious Doodles butterfly digistamp made the most beautiful card!! A friend asked if I could make a wedding shower card for her niece. This is what I came up with! I used Copic Markers to color the butterflies and flower. The paper is from the Butterfly Garden paper stack from Die Cuts With a View.
I kept the design fairly simple with pink and light green flowers. I added pale pink pearls to the centers of the flowers and corners of the image.
My husband is on a golf trip until Wednesday, so I’m hoping for some scrapping time. Tuesday is Scrap N Chat at my Mom’s house. My plan is to get some images colored before then, and then turn them into cards when I get there. I’ll see how that works out!
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The hydrangea on the Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge is one of my favorite Cricut cuts. I am a sucker for flowers. I love flower stamps, flower paper, and of course flower die cuts.
I used the Butterfly Garden Paper Stack from Die Cuts With A View. The colors in the stack are beautiful with some added foil on some of the prints. There are also prints with butterflies and flowers. I used one a green print and a pink print to cut two bases for the hydrangea using the Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge. I cut the flower part off of the pink one at attached it so that the only green part that shows is the leaves. Then I used the layer feature to cut the flower part that shows more detail. Finally, I used the layer feature to cut out the individual flowers. The flower has 3 layers, and I used pop dots between each layer to give the flower dimension.
I used 4 different patterns of paper for the background of the card and added an organza ribbon and knot. I fussy cut the butterfly out of the cover of the paper pack. I hated to waste a whole piece of 12×12 paper for just one butterfly. I attached it with a mini glue dot in the center so that I could fold the wings up. To finish the card, I used cream colored Liquid Pearls to add centers to the individual flowers and pink stick on pearls to the corner.
The Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge has flowers, leaves, caterpillars, snails, butterflies, dragonflies, turtles, and lots of garden accessories. The special features include a tag that makes a great bookmark, borders, and cards.
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I love how this combination of Stampin’ Up Butterfly Prints Stamp Set and Washi Tape came together. Can you believe that this is the first time I’ve used Washi Tape? The challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps is to use Washi Tape, so I figured this was the perfect time to give it a try! I saw a sketch on Paper Smooches that uses it, and it gave me a jump start with an idea.
First thing I had to do was find some washi tape. I only have a few rolls, and it was all Christmas. Fortunately, my Mom is a Stampin’ Up rep, and she had Stampin’ Up Washi Tape. Of course, she had cardstock to match, so I was set!
The base for this card is light blue, but you can’t tell in the picture. I added a rectangle of Calypso Coral and punched the bottom edge with a Martha Stewart Border Punch. Then I added the washi tape, and stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede.
I stamped the houndstooth butterfly on off white paper and punched it with a Stampin’ Up Butterfly punch. I attached it used one glue dot in the center of the body so that I could fold the wings up slightly. I added adhesive pearls to the butterfly’s body for a little extra pizazz.
I can see that washi tape could be totally addictive! I might have to get some more. Do you have any crafting supplies or techniques that you haven’t tried yet that you want to try?
Have you ever used your Cricut to make a stencil? I have, but I don’t think about doing it very often. I saw a challenge on Monday over at Bitten By The Bug 2, so I thought I would give it a shot. Here is the card that I came up with.
I used the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge to cut the scalloped heart on a piece of scrap paper. Since I knew I was going to be inking the stencil, I didn’t cut it right to the edge. I wanted some excess paper around the outside. Then I positioned my stencil onto white paper. I held it with my hand, but it would have been easier if I had used masking tape to hold it.
I used a shade of purple and Calypso Coral ink from Stampin’ Up and lightly sponged the stencil. Start off lightly. You can always make it darker. I did the top half in purple and the bottom in coral and blended them in the middle. When I thought I had it dark enough, I raised the stencil to see how it looked. One side was rather light and I didn’t go to the edge, so I put the stencil back down and added a little more ink.
While the stencil was still in place, I use the wildflowers in the Best of Flowers Stampin’ Up Set to stamp several times on the bottom of the heart. I reinked each time I stamped, because I wanted it to be a bold black.
I stamped Hello My Friend in purple in the lower right corner. The stamp is from Unity Stamp Co. I used the Stampin’ Up Inverted Corner to punch the edges and added the pearls in the cut outs.
I’m please with how it turned out. I love using my Cricut, yet it was something completely different from what I usually do.
Do you ever use your Cricut to cut stencils? I really want to try it with vinyl and etching cream to etch glass, but I haven’t yet.
The Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge has shapes for all occasions, holidays, and seasons.
The Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge was one of the very first ones that I bought, and it’s still one of my favorites. I love the flowers, but I also love the bugs and creepy crawlies on that cartridge. Walk In My Garden can be used for so many fun Cricut projects.
I am a sucker for the paper stacks in Joanne Fabrics, and I found this one on sale for 50% off. It has lots of oranges and yellows in wonderful florals, stripes, dots, and natural prints. All of those mixy matchy papers make it easy to make cards.
The base of the card is vanilla Bazzill cardstock. Then I added a dark brown mat. For the flower, I cut the hydrangea, because I like the leaves. Since I only wanted the leaves, I cut off the flower part. Then I cut the same flower out three times in 3 different sizes and patterns.
I stamped Thank You using the Stampin’ Up set Teeny Tiny Wishes and punch it out using the Stampin’ Up Label punch.
To finish the card, I added bronze colored pearls and an off white bow using binder tape ribbon, also by Stampin’ Up.
Today was a snow day. We might have another one tomorrow. I sure hope so. It puts me in the mood to be crafty!
The Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge has so many fun images on it. In addition to all kinds of flowers, there are ladybugs, a dragonfly, butterfly, wheelbarrow, snail, turtle, and lots more. There are tag, border, and card features to create all kinds of fun projects.
The Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge is Tons of Fun and so is this elephant card! I posted a Hippo Card yesterday using the same colors and papers. To save time, I cut lots of shapes using the same Cricut Cartridge, then assemble them. I have them all ready when I’m ready to make cards. I will choose papers that coordinate and make several cards at one time using those papers. It is more productive than making one card start to finish all at the same time.
Here is a Snail Mail card that I made using the same colors as the elephant card. I changed the layout, but used all the same supplies. Everyone is happy to get a little Snail Mail. The Snail Mail and Tons of Fun sentiments are from My Pink Stamper. I added lavender Stickles glitter glue to the elephant and lavender and patina Stickles to the snail.
The Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge has the cutest animals. Most of them can be used for any occasion, but there are lots of critters that can be used for special holidays. They are perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, party favors, and other paper crafts.
I love the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge, and I’m starting to get addicted to Elegant Edges as well. Create A Critter has tons of fun animals including this cute hippo. Who wouldn’t like to receive this card wishing them a “Hippo Birthday”. I find that I am more productive if I cut a bunch of shapes at one time. Then I have them all ready when I sit to make cards. It saves me a lot of time.
I cut the base out of lavender Bazzill cardstock that matches the hippo. The patterned paper was in my stash, and I love the combination of pale yellow, lavender, and sage green. I also had green dotted paper in my stash that matched perfectly, so I used it to cut the scalloped oval using the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.
The Hippo Birthday stamp is from My Pink Stamper. I stamped it on lavender cardstock and punched it out with an oval punch. I matted it with a purple oval scalloped punch. Both punches are from Stampin’ Up.
Wiggly Eyes and Lavender Stickles Glitter Glue completed this Cricut Project.
The Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge has lots of fun animals perfect for making cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. Each animal also has fun accessories.
If you would like to see other projects made with this cartridge, visit Create A Critter Cartridge.
The Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge is great for creating background shapes for cards and scrapbook pages. There are also borders and shadows for the mats.
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It has been a brutal winter here in Maryland. We have had weeks of below freezing weather with lots of days in the single digits. Added to the cold temperatures, we have also had snow, freezing, sleet, snain, and slush. We woke up again this morning to 2 inches of lovely slush on the sidewalk. YUCK!!! They are calling for temps in the 60′s at the end of the week, and it’s going to feel sooooo good!
I have done really well with the frigid weather, and I haven’t complained….not even once! I have found myself daydreaming about spring flowers and sunshine though. In honor of spring, I’m posting this card. The papers are from a Die Cuts With A View Paper Stack. The digi image is from A Day For Daisies. I think she is just the sweetest! I colored her with Copic Markers. I wanted some kind of background behind her, so I used a flicking motion using two shades of blue starting from the outside. I like how it turned out, but it took me a long time.
I finished the card with layered teal and peach flowers held together with brads. The scalloped border was made using a Martha Stewart Punch.
I hope it’s warm and sunny where you are.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! I got a beautiful arrangement of chocolate covered strawberries from my friend Cathy today. It was beautiful! It’s looking a little bare now. haha!! There were nuts, sprinkles, and chocolate chips. It was a wonderful surprise!
Here is the last Valentine’s Day Card for the year. I’m moving on to something else. I colored the digi image from DigiGarden with Copic Markers. The papers are from Bo Bunny. The ribbon and ribbon slide are from Close To My Heart. The flowers are from my stash of goodies.
I hope you’ve had a great day!