Published on May 1st, 2014 | by Kristen Swain21
I cannot believe it’s already been a year that we started this journey! Happy Blogiversary to us! Last year, Tammy and I began talking about creating a website that would function essentially as a library, one filled with crafts and easy to navigate, with something for everyone. Kids, moms, dads, family and even teen crafts, we’ve tried to have a little something for everyone. From glitter to wood crafts, crazy-fun recipes and t-shirt crafts, I think our website is getting off the ground, and we are on our way to being the successful web-library that we are striving to build. In the future, we have some plans on adding to this site to make it even more fun to come to, eventually having posts on a daily basis to give you a reason to drop in and share a cup of morning brew with us while you browse.
For today, I want to share some cards with you , and invite you to scroll down all the way to day, to share in our GIVEAWAY!!! Below you will find instructions on how to enter to win a nice prize package that I am offering up for our wonderful viewers. But don’t just sign up and forget us, come back as we are giving away a prize on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you will have three chances to win!
I am sharing cards made with my Cricut machine and carts. I hope you will enjoy them!
Rock Star - made using Cricut Font and Basic Shapes for the star, Ribbons and Rosettes for the font and County Fair for the accent star. I accented the font with gems and added in the star accent to highlight the word. Some fun stitching around the star. What a cute card for a teen!
Make a Wish -This fun card makes giving the gift of money even more fun. Making the recipient unroll that cash makes this card interactive, who could forget that memory? I used County Fair for the ticket, and Birthday Bash for the candle flames. I added in some pretty background paper and this card will be a big hit!
Beach Birthday - I first tore teal for the background of the card, then created a mat with beachy looking layers, blues and tans to look like a beach scene. I used Life is a Beach to cut out the title which includes the flamingo. The best part of the card? the little pink feather I think. Great for guys who miss the beach, pink is ok if you are in the tropical state of mind!
You are out of this world! I used my Cuttlebug and Skyward embossing folder on the black cardstock, then I used a spray ink with (black) that has a purple pearl powder to swipe over the whole embossed image. Then I used Mini Monsters to cut the alien out, I hand cut the earth shape and printed the journaling out on my computer. what a fun card, and just about perfect for any occasion!
GNO - I love this beautiful city scene on this card. I used various colors of torn paper to create the sunset, then black as a horizon line. I then cut the scene using Paper Doll Dress Up, and Going Places as well to create the other city cuts. I used Mother’s Day Bouquet to cut the flower, and printed out the GNO title on my computer. Tip- use foam tape to create layers when doing a city scape, it creates a fantastic dimension to your card.
With Sympathy – I printed the title out and mounted it onto the background. I used to cut out the background and added pearls all around to accent the cut. I finished the card with ribbon and button. I used Paper Lace to cut out the background.
You are Wonderful – I used my Cricut Cuttlebug machine and Preserves to emboss the background. I added gems to highlight the background, then I used Bloom to cut the flowers, and layered them. After putting a torn piece of patterned paper across the card, I wrapped a piece of tulle around and tucked in a computer printed tag with the button and flowers.
I love you - I used Southwest to cut the moon, and Paper Dolls for Everyday to cut the clouds, Creative Cards to cut the stars. What a sweet baby card this is, perfect colors for a little boy and just so precious! I crumpled the stars and clouds to make them different from the moon.
Winter Wishes – I used Accent Essentials to cut out snowflakes and placed them on same color background to create an embossed look. I distressed the edge of the cardstock and cut the saying out of Jolly Holidays, then added glitter to the words. (This card was featured on the cover of Cricut Magazine.)
Birthday Wishes - For this card, I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug and Freshly Pressed embossing folder. I then lightly sanded to show off the texture of the background and added gems to the centers of the flowers. I added a banner down the center, and cut the edging with mini scallop scissors. I used Indie Art to cut out the butterflies and added pearls to the centers.
Here is our giveaway!