Friday, October 29, 2010
And to see their nifty Glue Glider Pro in action on a SPOOKY Halloween project, check out my latest video: http://adreatravis2008.blogspot.com/2010/10/spooky-hanging.html
Also, a little reminder! When I hit 50 followers I will be having a giveaway. So if you aren't already a follower you should become one :)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Hello! I have been having a lot of fun this year with Halloween crafts. I got the cool idea of this candy box from a YouTube Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8evnkev6k8). It is a Christmas candy box that has 7 nuggets in it. I wanted to create a similar project, but scaled down to only 3 nuggets. It took measuring twice and cutting once, but I got it down! I think this is a fun project that could easily be done for friends at a party or coworkers or if your REALLY ambitious for the neighborhood kids! Here's my video on how I created the box. To prevent misstating the measurements I didn't include them in the video. But you can see them below the clip. Also, if you want to do a box for 7 nuggets the video linked above includes the measurements.
- Paper - all of it is from The Paper Studio
- Tags - cut from Accent Essentials cartridge
- Ghost Image - from The Cutting Cafe
- Sentiment - I created using the font "Creepy"
Measurements & Scoring for a box that fits 3 nuggets:
- For the main box, cut the paper at 5 1/2 x 4 inches. Score at 5/8 and 1 1/4 inch on the short sides. Score at 3 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch on the long sides.
- For the slider top, cut the paper at 5 1/4 x 3 inches. Score at 1 1/4 and 1 7/8 inch on the long side only. You may want to adjust the scoring a touch based on the thickness of the papers that you are using.
- For the candy wrappers, cut the paper at 3 x 1 inches.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Here are some pictures and a video!
One of the things I didn't mention in the video is how I made the ribbon finish. Instead of it just hanging down I put some glue on the end of the ribbon and then curled it up into a roll. You could do this on the top as well depending how you hang it.
I decided to use Create a Critter and make an animal that I hadn't used before. I decided to use the whale to go along with the Punny-licious stamp "Get Whale Soon!". The background image is from Digital Delights. I flocked the seaweed to bring in the green; it wasn't easy to keep the glue in the lines but it turned out cute. I cute the whale at 2 1/4" with two layers of purple and the top in an awesome pink color. I then sprayed all of it with my Shimmer Spritz and used pop dots to place it. I don't remember how big the starfish was cut at...but I left the little circles in and just colored it instead. To finish off the card I used the MPS stamp in silver! Simple, easy and quick!
If you've just stopped by, I'll be posting a video shortly and will have a giveaway when I hit 50 followers! See previous posts for more details!
Friday, October 22, 2010
I just wanted to post a quick update about a few things I have coming up.
- Tomorrow I will be posting another video! It's a cool non-card project and for all of you cat fans there is some bonus footage of my cat Abbey in it :)
- The project involves files from The Cutting Cafe and I will be posting another card that features The Cutting Cafe files on Wednesday as a part of a sponsored Cooking With Cricut challenge. I plan to feature how to easily cut these files with SCAL 2. If you haven't already you really should check them out...Regina does a GREAT job of sending out the files shortly after you place the order. (p.s. check out my most recent card using The Cutting Cafe files Back to Fall)
- I have two blog hops scheduled for November. So keep an eye out for those.
- I currently have 40 followers...I'm considering doing a giveaway when I hit 50. I'm keeping my eye open for a cool prize - let me know if you have a suggestion!
Thanks for being a follower I really appreciate the comments and support.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
For this challenge I used Pumpkin Man, you can get the files from scrapbookeden.com. I used SCAL to add the words to the sign and cut out the file using my Cricut. I put the Cricut Man on two ovals and started the decorating. The googly eyes look really cool! I then added some eyelashes to turn Pumpkin man into a Pumpkin woman!
The base of the card is the other side of a scalloped cut. I strung some embroidery string around it and added some foam leafs that I just picked up from Hobby Lobby!
p.s. Did you notice her purple shoes? They remind me of some of the Reebok's that were around when I was younger!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Ted over at Happily Ever Crafter is having a very different challenge this month. You are assigned to either make a "trick" or a "treat" project. Treat projects get to use the standard Halloween images and colors. Treat projects have to use more pastels and have to use cute things. Well, I got assigned the trick.
The ladybug image is from Digital Delights by Lou by Loo. I printed it on some light blue cardstock from Stampin' Up and added a trick-or-treat bag! The brown is Cuddlebugged and the patterned paper is just some scraps. The ribbon in the corner is really cool. It is stretchy and was really easy to tie a knot in.
The Challenge #1: Create a Halloween project using pastels and cute animals.
The Challenger #1: Happily Ever Crafter
The Challenge #2: Use stitching on a project.
The Challenger #2: My Sheri Crafts
The Challenge #3: Make something CUTE!
The Challenger #3: My Pink Stamper
After cutting the pieces I did a little edging with stamping ink, I think I might be addicted to that technique!
I then put them through my Xyron, which made it easy to put together the elephants. The bow tie and headband are flocked and to add a little more character to the ladie elephant I inked on a little lipstick and then used my white pen for a pearl necklace and bracelet. You'll notice that I didn't use all of the hearts from this image on the front of the card. It was a little too much for my taste so I put them on the inside!
- Plain Paper - scraps
- Patterned Paper - PaperTreyInk, Friends 'Til The End Collection
- Photo Corners - ATD, Story of Us Sticker Pad
- Decorative Tape - Martha Stewart, Candy Stripes
Thanks for checking out my project. Be sure to head over to Cooking with Cricut to see what the other design team members created and participate in the challenge!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Margarita glass is an svg image that I found and cut with my Cricut. I first cut the full image on white paper, the partial image on green cardstock and then the full image on vellum. I think the vellum gives it a frozen glass look. I then added some clear stickles for salt around the rim!
The limes are also really cool. The one in the glass is simply a circle. I used a white gel pen to draw on the shape and then cut out one of the wedges to add the garnish to my drink! The other limes were from another svg file that I cut and then printed on. I also cut out two mini lemons for the banner and added some sparkle spritz!
As a little treat for the inside of the card I cut out a lime wedge, pretty much just a half of the lime from the front.
Thanks for looking...I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The Challenge #1: Use buttons on your clean and simple card.
The Challenger #1: Pals Paper Arts
The Challenge #2: Create a project using some type of stitching in honor of National Sewing Month.
The Challenger #2: Fantabulous Cricut
The Challenge #3: Use black, white and one color of your choice on your card.
The Challenger #3: Fab 'N Funky Challenges
I used a digi stamp from Meljen's Designs. It is really just and I actually cut out some of the image. I then used some of my stamp markers to color the image blue...yes I did use a few tones of blue on my card...but it's still one color right? There is stitching in the image and I also used a cool ribbon from American Designs that resembles stitching. A simple button and the Cuddlebug adds a little bit of fun to this simple card.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Have you seen the BOGO sale at The Cutting Cafe? I just got two sets that I've liked for a while and this is the perfect opportunity to get some great files. I bought You're in My Thoughts and got the Halloween All Around for free!
I'll let you know how the day goes and fill you in on all of my projects!