Bird Birthday Card Using Create A Critter 2

create a critter 2 bird birthday card


The Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge is one of my favorites!  If you follow my blog, you will find lots of cards and projects using both Create A Critter Cartridges.  This little birdie decked out with a fancy hat is perfect to pair with the “It’s Your Bird-Day” sentiment from My Pink Stamper.  Read more »

Making Sunset Backgrounds with Copic Markers

copic background sunset cards

Sunsets and scenes are so much fun to make with Copic Markers.  If you’re a Copic expert, I’m sure you’ve done this a million times, but I’m fairly new, and I was amazed!  My Mom had these great stamps with Canada Geese on them.  We’re in Wildlife Country, USA, so ducks, geese, and other wildlife are very popular here.  Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day Card Using Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge

st patricks day card paper doll dress up leperchaun

The Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge has so many great characters, and one of the most is fun is this cute leprechaun perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day Card.  I could have cut him smaller, but I don’t like fiddling with tiny pieces and he’s so funny…why not make him big! Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day Cricut Cards Using Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge


st patricks day card cricut hat shamrock

A couple of weeks ago, I started working on some St. Patrick’s Day Projects using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge.  I had some St. Patrick’s Day designer paper that I’ve had for years.  It’s very class looking with celtic patterns and tiny shamrocks.  There is also a coordinating print that is light blue and green.

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Handmade Butterfly Card Using Delicious Doodles Image

butterfly card

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. Read more »

Hydrangea Card Using Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge

walk in my garden cricut cartridge hydrangea card

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.

walk in my garden cricut cartridge


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.



walk in my garden cricut cartridge hydrange card 2

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Bitten By The Bug



Card Using Stampin’ Up Butterfly Prints and Washi Tape

stampin up washi tape butterfly prints punch

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?

Using the Cricut to Make a Stencil With the Doodlecharms Cartridge

Using Cricut as a stencil doodlecharms cartridge

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.

Make Your Own Bookmarks Using Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge

bookmark using tags bags boxes and more walk in my garden cricut cartridge

Making your own Bookmarks is really easy with the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge.  It has a variety of tags that are perfect for making bookmarks.  There are rectangular and oval tags with different features and different shaped tops.  You can use the hole feature for tying ribbons, fibers, tassels, and twine.

For this handmade bookmark, I cut the tag at 4 1/2″.  I chose a tag with a scalloped top and cut it out of black and gray patterned paper.  I punched the bottom with a Martha Stewart Border Punch.  You can decorate your bookmark any way you want, but keep in mind that you don’t want it too thick. 

To decorate my bookmark, I made a layered flower using a punch and flowers from the Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge.  I used a Stampin’ Up punch for the largest flower.  Then I cut two different smaller flowers using the Cricut and stacked them.

I stamped the word READ on gray paper and punched it out with a Stampin’ Up oval punch.  To finish it off, I tied 3 black and pink fibers through the hole using a slip knot.  I have a friend who knits and shares her scraps.  this is a wonderful project for using up bits and pieces!

This is a really quick Cricut Project that would be fun for kids.  I hope you’ll give it a try!

tags bags boxes and more cricut cartridge bookmark


The Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge is great for paper crafting projects.  There are treat boxes, tags, and gift bags that can be used for favors and little gifts.

If you’d like to see more projects using this cartridge, visit Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.


I’m submitting this project into the following challenges:

Exploring Cricut

Fantabulous Cricut Challenges

Thinking of You Card Using Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge

walk in my garden cricut cartridge thinking of you flower card

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!

walk in my garden cricut cartridge


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.


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