Friday, February 26, 2010

Cricut Celebrations Birthday Present Card

TGIF!!! Today I have a birthday card using Cricut Celebrations. I love presents so I made a layered present with a light weight chip board center to add some stability to the overall card. The card is a 4 1/2 square card with a top fold. The base is a bright yellow that just made me think HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Inside I used a double layer mat, stamped the solid layer using an inkadinkado stamp that reads "blowing you birthday wishes." I also added candles that I stamped and used the Stamp-N-Foil I fell in love with at CHA. Using a white background makes the colors really pop and adding a couple pop dots makes them stand out just enough!

Here is a detail of the Stamp-N-Foil bling

I also added faux stitching to the ribbon to give it a bit more definition once I stared at it for awhile. It was just the right touch it needed.
Well hope you have a great weekend! I am so glad you stopped by!!!
Make it a great one-

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Welcome to the Neighborhood Card

OK--NYC was cold and rainy! I love coming home! So today's card is pretty simple. What is so great about the card is that even though it is simple--because it's a multi fold card it really packs a BIG PUNCH! Thanks to Joy over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Holiday's with the Cricut for sharing the fold instructions for the base card. I had this idea to make a card that looks like a door and when I found the 'welcome' mat in a DCWV (SONGBIRD) stack it was fate! The door even has a peephole and a door knob!!!!

Here are the measurements if you need them:
card base is 11" long by 4 1/2" wide
base of door (larger brown section in picture) is 7" long by 4" wide
middle section of door (cream polka dots) is 3" long by 1 1/2" wide
small section of door (light blue herringbone) is 2 1/2" long and 1" wide
placement on card is simple--1/4" over and 1/4" down or up from each corner and this is the same for all layers.
Peep hole is placed 2" over and 1" down
Door knob is placed 3 1/2" from either top or bottom and 1/2" in
welcome mat measures 2 1/2" long by 4" wide

Thanks for taking the time to take a look and remember I love to read the comments you all leave! Have a great day.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Fast and Easy Scrapbook Pages!

Good Monday Morning--I am on my way to NYC but wanted to get this posted before I left. While at CHA I came across a company called embellish it! I ended up spending a ton of Monday and buying a ton of paper (shocker I know). One of the items I bought was a page kit. I love page kits because they are a great solution to every scrappers biggest issue-TIME! I just loved the look of this Christmas layout, but they have tons more as well as paper and embellishments that all match up. Check it out at

The kit comes with everything you will need to complete the layout--all you do is add your fav glue or tape and your set. It only took me 30 minutes start to finish but I spent most of the time trying to decide what to do with the pearls--
Have a great day
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