Saturday, March 27, 2010

Everyday Cricut Monthly Feature using Cricut Songbird

So today is my first opportunity to share in a monthly segment on Everyday Cricut where I show a guy's approach to paper crafting. I made a number of projects and wanted to share a few more with you on my blog. There is blog candy to be had! To have a chance to win--become a follower and leave a comment below. There will be two lucky winners. One will receive the Cricut Songbird cartridge featured in all of my projects today and another will win the K&Company: Amy Butler patterned paper pad.
You can DOUBLE your chance to win by going over to Everyday Cricut and checking out the additional projects over there and leaving a comment. Winners will be announced next Wednesday right here on Scrapguy!!!

I used Cord'inations WhiteOut and embossed with the Cuddle bug Divine Swirls and sanded it down. Only three gems to add a little bling but not make it to in your face.
size is A7

I embossed a cut of metallic paper for the main cut. I used another Fiskers edge punch, the velvet ribbon again, and heat embossing to complete this 5*5 card.


I used a SU embossing folder and Cord'inations WhiteOut--again with the sanding. Remember I am a guy and we all like our tools and I consider a Tim Holtz Sanding block a tool! Embossed the flower pot and used pattern paper for the shadow. Size is A7

Here are a few examples to show a guy can use pink paper as well! LOL!

I love the flat bow which I made in a two step process (1 make the loops, 2 wrap a pc around the center of the loops). Cut the birdcage and top notes and added rows of bling to the cage base. Size is A2

This card base is also from Cricut Songbird. I took a top note shape--sized to be A2 and copied it on my gypsy. I lined them up welded and POOF! a fancy card base was born. I also sized a top note for the front. I debossed the card base so the inside had a lot of WOW as well. Sanded again. Embossed again. Inked the edges of a white top note for the inside and heat embossed the sentiment. Here is the cut file for this card--it is in googledocs and can be easily downloaded!

I wanted something simple yet special. I added bling to the ribbon and some glimmer mist to the dark grey birdbath cut. Used the cuddle bug again and think it came out great. Do not be afraid to alter your ribbon with bling, ink, sanding, or washing.

Remembre to check out the sister post on Everyday Cricut and leave comments for you chance to win! While you are there be sure to enter to win the expression they are giving away--you can also click HERE.
Thanks for coming by and we will see you next week!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Everyday Cricut!!!!!!!

Well Happy Friday--I am on my way back from a business trip but wanted to make sure I remined all of you loyal followers to be sure to check out Everyday Cricut on Saturday for the frist new Saturday feature! I am so excited about the projects and of course I will have some really good (well at least I think so) blog candy!
I will be doing a special feature on the 4th Saturday of each month! Not only will I have a post there but I will have a sister post that will have a few suprises as well. Joy and Melanie are amazing people and I am so lucky to have met them as well as been given this wonderful opportunity to share with everyone!

OK--so to keep with my MWF post--here is my take on Easetr baskets this year--I used the topnote cuts from Songbird and made tags for the gift bags and made some sour cream containers in place of Easter Eggs--these are much easier to ship than a real basket!

Hope you have a great day and can't wait for you to stop by in the morning to see what I have instore for you both here on my blog as well as on Everyday Cricut

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SImple layout pre cricut

Well--I know we all have those projects we did before we had the Cricut--here is one of my all time favs. I love the color story, simply grey and purple. The pictures are from a co-workers 50th Birthday we celebrated in NYC when we were on business. The only color picture is of the Birthday Guy to really bring the eye to the reason for the celebration. The picture of the cake is to die for--it was beautiful and it sure tasted great!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Don't forget to check out the Ustream over at Everyday Cricut on Thursday night! If you took part in the previous ones you know it is bound to be good as well as some great giveaways!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

What a cute face....using Cricut Easter 2010

Happy Monday--after a crazy weekend of snow in Texas and an insane amount of crafting, I am gearing up for a very busy week with lots of excitement in store!
Today I have a layout--that's what I said--a Layout!!!!!
The composition is pretty simple but it is the cute animal faces that really make this one special--

I used Kraft paper for the base and two sheets of My Mind's Eye paper (left over from Easter cards from last week) The faces are right off the Cricut Easter Cartridge--I had to cut the lamb and bunny a couple of times to get my layers the colors I wanted but it was worth the extra cuts and a but of wasted paper.
Here is the bunny

Here is the lamb

Here is the duck

I hate google eyes but these I simply could not pass up--they have EYE LASHES!!! I got them at Joann's if anyone wanted to pick them up.
I also used a little felt rick rack and some shaped brads to accent the photo and journal blocks. The rick rack is only attached with the brad so you can place the picture with out having to rip tape or chance the ripping of the paper.

Well I hope you all liked this one---
By the way--be sure to be a part of the Everyday Cricut Ustream event Joy and Melanie are putting on Thursday night. You can click on the blinkie for a quick trasnfer over to their blog! Make sure to check it out!
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