Friday, October 31, 2014
Been wanting to make coffin boxes for Halloween for the longest time, ever since I saw the ones made up by Kelli over at Squishy-Cute Designs. She shares a free printable template for her coffin boxes on her blog together with some instructions on how she cut her brownies to fit into the boxes. But since I wanted to use my Silhouette Cameo to cut my boxes, I chose to use the free svg template created and shared by Bird of Bird's Cards. For my brownies, I used a neat Wilton's shaped dessert shell pan which bakes up 6 coffin shaped brownies at a time. It's a good thing I started experimenting with this early because I soon learned that not all coffins are created equal...I had to do some re-shaping and re-sizing on the original template so my coffin brownies would fit. (So if you're in need of an svg file for coffin boxes to fit the Wilton coffin shells please email me.)
Mandie from Mandie's Scrappin' had done up her boxes, I used the bats from Cricut's Happy Haunting cartridge and gave them some googly eyes. Used a Quickutz Chandelier Font All On One die for the lettering and purple adhesive backed rhinestones for a little bling. "Death by Chocolate" tags are computer generated using Gothic 57 font and I used a tag die from a Sizzix Sizzlets tag set to cut them out. Put together a little over a dozen coffins for my trick or treating ghoul friends.
Miss Kate Cuttables.
Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! It's so nice that if falls on Friday this year...we can stay up late and celebrate all weekend long!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Instead of using a stamped image, I chose to use a coloring book image of a classic and one of my favorite Disney couples, Lady and the Tramp. Printed the image twice; once on acetate and a second on white cardstock. Colored the one on cardstock using my Copics. Used Spellbinders Nestabilities round dies to cut the window, and the circular word border was created in Microsoft Word 2010 using Expose font. Struggled a bit with this, but found a pretty good tutorial over at Online PC Learning which helped a lot.
For the construction of this card, I used a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial by Beate Johns, changing the dimensions to suit my card. Pulling up on the tab on the top of the card moves the image out of the window and "voila!"... the sentiment and a colored image "magically" emerges...
The concept for this card may be old...and though it's really just a simple slider card, even after all these years, it still manages to deliver the wow effect to its recipients.
I enjoyed re-learning how to make the magic color card again. Best part is that hubby really seemed to have fun with it...sliding it back and forth repeatedly to see the "magic"...."Neat! How'd you do that?!!!"... LOL, that's why I LOVE him SO MUCH!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The golf and putting greens, tee, hole and flag were hand cut. Cloud cuts are a free digital cutfile from Bird's Cards. This creative lady comes up with some of the best and useful cutting files, and always generously shares them at no cost! Grassy borders were cut using a die from Dienamics. I attached the golf ball to strip of acetate and onto the card to try to make it look like it was in flight after Mickey's swing.
Here's what the card looks like on the inside...
Lined the panels with more of the same BoBunny Double Dot cardstock I had used on the front of the card. added my sentiment together with more grass. clouds and a golf bag with clubs.
Vicki's Creative Crafting Corner. Love the design of the golf bag and the detailing on the clubs!
Hubby seemed pretty happy with his golf card, although I'm starting to feel like all the golf themed cards I've been making for him recently all look basically same. LOL...I think of "golf" as pretty boring and I'm afraid it's beginning to show in my cards too. But if hubby likes 'em, guess I'll keep on making 'em!
Monday, October 13, 2014
All in all, quite a fun project to put together and a nice change in pace from the usual birthday card!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Are you ready for this? Got twelve fabulous cards, created by the amazingly talented ladies in our Cricut Club for our annual swap to share today.
First up, two cards featuring everyone's favorite Create A Critter panda...
Ev's pretty flowery gift card holder features a framed cherry blossom from the Picturesque cartridge with a creative string tie closure made from flower shaped brads and bakers twine. Michele's adorable Pooh card holder images comes from the Winnie the Pooh and Friends cartridge.
So there you have it...twelve absolutely fabulous and wonderfully creative cards, each designed and put together with a lot of love by our Cricut Club ladies for our card swap. I never cease to be amazed by how talented everyone is, and am constantly being inspired by all the creative ideas everyone always has to share.