Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hoot 'n' Holler

I finally decided to splurge on a new Cricut Lite cart.

I made this card for my dear friend Audra. Her birthday was last week and we are going to lunch to celebrate tomorrow.


Cricut Lite Cart - Hoot 'n' Holler


Copic Marker


Pattern Paper

1 3/4" circle punch


Adhesive (I use Xyron) and Glue Glider Pro

First I cut the owl (3") in ivory paper. Next, I cut the body in pattern paper. Then, I cut the inside of the body (where the flower is) in a solid shimmery paper. I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to cut some of the card background paper to fill in the area behind the flower. Finally, I cut the eyes and nose (not shown in the following pic).

At this point, I assembled the owl.

Next, I used my Glue Glider Pro to add adhesive to the wings and then I added flock (not the ideal way to add adhesive for flocking by the way). I used my Copic markers to color her legs, nose and the center of her eyes. I also used my Copic markers to shadow the edges of the owl.

I used Zots to make her eyes stand out and I also used them to make the owl 3-D on the card.

Inside the card, I used a clear stamp to say "Happy Birthday".

Friday, June 4, 2010

Forever Young Purses

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I cut these purses from the Forever Young Cart on a 12x12 mat using the fit to page option. Fit to page cut these purses at 5".

I used Amy Butler Sola double sided paper stack.

Inside each purse, I placed a beaded bookmark and a gift cert for BAM for my daughterh's preschool teachers. She recently advanced to the next class so this was a little "Thank you" from my daughter.

The teachers loved the bags and I even found out that her new teacher has a Cricut, Cricut Cake and Gypsy, which she has NEVER used! Anyway, everyone at school loved the purses and they drew a lot of attention. Maybe they will be inspired to scrap with me!!!