Saturday, March 29, 2014

Artiste Flip Card - Bird Stamp

Today I have a card that I tried for the first time. It is the flip, S-Fold card from the Artiste Cartridge. I used the square cut and cut it out at 5.5 inches. 

The paper I used was from a double sided K&Co. Stack that I've had for a while. The colors are very bright and busy and foil embossed . I used layers to help break up the pattern and have it all tie together. I added a little bling at the bottom.

I haven't stamped an image in ages and decided to try that for this project. The stamp I used was from either the dollar bin at Michael's or Joann's. I'm not sure if it was Inkadinkado or Studio G. I've been buying them for years now and have quite a collection. I love this bird and as a Voice teacher I thought it might come in handy. I left the inside blank for now since I don't have a particular purpose for this card just yet. 

I found that this cut came together easily and quickly. I will try the others soon. I like that there is still room for writing on the inside and that it fits in a standard envelope. 

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The Scrappin Rabbit

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Teapot from Pagoda

Hello there! Today I have a simple card that I made with my mom. She is very crafty with sewing and ceramics and wanted to learn papercrafting to make a card for a coworker.  She wanted to give the Cricut and Cuttlebug a try and this is what we came up with. 

First we needed a teapot. My mom works at a Japanese restaurant and so we picked this pot from the Cricut Pagoda cartridge. She wanted a floral design so she chose this paper from my hoards. I fussy cut around the lid to give the different layers look.  

We chose the flower cuttlebug folder that came with my machine.  I showed her how do some inking for dimension.  She chose the sentiments from My Pink Stamper and we added a little ribbon.  To show her variation I taught her how to do an easle card

I cut out the inside layer and sentiment tag from my ever favorite Elegant Edges and added a fabric flower with rhinestone on the inside. We had a lot of fun crafting together and she really wants to play more in my craftroom! Maybe next week we'll do another project together.

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 The Scrappin Rabbit

Monday, March 17, 2014

Win a Cricut Expression at Hiding in My Craftroom Blog!

Awesome giveaway for a Cricut Expression at Hiding In My Craftroom!

Lucky Day Shamrock Card

Wow! What a week! I feel so darned Lucky and I'll tell you why in just a minute! First, here is a card I made for my kids and hubby. I actually made 3 of these and due to lack of time (as usual) I just made the one simple design.

I started off using a card pack I got in the dollar section at Michaels last year (Back when it was a dollar section and not $1.50-$3) It is plain green with the the lucky cut out of it. I planned on using these for something Girl Scouts but remembering back to this time last year losing my pup overwhelmed me and I got nothing done! 

I wanted to make an envelope spilling out clovers like I've seen done with hearts on Pinterest. I found this cute little envelope on the Cricut Celebrations cartridge. The cute four leaf clover was from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. I cut out additional clovers in a couple sizes and added bling. The cute green chevron paper was from a Christmas DCWV stack. I used Joy's life stamps to put together the sentiment, I handcut the banner and popped it up with pop dots, and there you have it... my simple card.
I then surprised my 2 kids and hubby with a bunch of green snacks (M&Ms, Pringles, gum...) and they got a kick out of it. 
This has been a very lucky week for me. I enter blog challenges whenever I can and this week I won 3 times!! This never happens to me! I entered my Pooh Card in a box and won a brand new stamp set from Craftin Desert Diva's facebook page. They are coming out with a new line of stamps and I just can't wait to see them! I also won a couple sets of Unity stamps, and some ribbon from Little Scrap Pieces.  Then to top it off I got my order from They had an amazing sale, which is rare, and I got all this stuff for $52.00! I am the true blue discount shopper and only get stuff when it is cheap.

I really need to craft more to use all this stuff, especially my cuttlebug that is so neglected!

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 I wish you all a Lucky Day!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pooh Card in a Box

What a crazy last few weeks! I had 2 shows and got real sick with the flu right smack in the middle of them! Needless to say I am way behind on all my crafting:(  I spent this last week working on this card for my sister's birthday. Of course it is late but I'm hoping the "better late than never" saves me on this! We plan on doing a get together with my mom so I can give it to her then.  

So I made yet another card in a box (I'm loving these!) She is a big fan of Winnie the Pooh so I chose that for my theme. The Pooh and honey pot die cuts are from the Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge.  The papers and cardstock are all from my scraps box so I have no memory of where they came from.  The cute little bees and daisies are from Jolees. I found those on sale a while back and just knew I would make something with them for my sis.  

I used the plastic from the Cricut cartridge outer shell to prop up those bees.  The banner and fancy butterfly square cuts are from the Elegant Edges Cartridge. I used stamps from Pink By Design, My Pink Stamper and Joy's Life. 

I love the look of Spring as we are definitely there here in So. California. My allergies have kicked in on top of what's left of my cold. 

I didn't go crazy with inserts this time and the card should fit in my leftover envelopes from my Costco Christmas Cards.  I haven't made the A2 size card yet and I do really like these bigger ones. But I plan on making the smaller ones soon.

Now I am off to work on some more projects for my Daughter's birthday party and just maybe if I'm successful I will get them posted. I'm always bummed when I don't have time to photograph them and get them on my blog. I love the bloggy world of paper crafting and was lucky enough to win some DCWV stacks from the blog Hiding in My Craft Room. I just got them in the mail today and can't wait to use them :) 

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