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Monday, June 11, 2012

Relax

Hi There,
I've been doing a little more scrapbooking lately. Trying to stay caught up on my Grandson's album. Second grandchild will be arriving soon and I'm not sure how I'll find time to do pages for two.
If you haven't paid any attention to the Snapshot pattern series for the Imagine I suggest you take another look. Snapshot Texture was used on all the pattern paper as well as the Koi fish.
 The star from Cricut Craftroom Basics.

 The images from Art Nouveau work best when cut on larger sizes. The handbook actually suggest the minimum size they should be cut at. I did add some shading using Tim Holtz distress inks.

Ribbons & Rossettes have lots of great borders. I used the negative stars from the border as accents on the co-ordinating page.
Out of Character is the new cartridge from the Cricut Circle. I like how these can be layered and holes for gem placement if you like. I always like a little bling.
This is my last day for posting with Creative Critterz Design Team. I've really enjoyed being part of the group and sharing my passion for paper crafts with you. Thank you for letting me into your lives.
I invite you to visit my personal blog at Ink-spirations.

              Yvonne
Imagine - Snapshot Texture - Pattern paper
                 Snapshot Nature - Pattern paper - lily pad
Art Nouveau - Koi and Lilypad
Star - Cricut Craftroom Basics
Star Border - Ribbons & Rossettes
Relax - Wall Decor
Cute - Out of Character
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Diamond Stickles
Rhinestones


Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Matey!


This is Gwen here and this is my last post for Creative Critterz Imaginations, I have really enjoyed the last 6 months doing this and will miss it.  I hope you enjoy my card I made today, I saw this on the Cricut Circle blog last year and had to give it a try.  The black base is 5x5,  I then cut 2 rounded squares from the stock images at 4" and filled them in with patterned paper.  The map one I also hand trimmed to make it look more real I then inked the edges.  The happy birthday and layers were cut at 2" the pirate and layers at 3".  I put pop dots in between each layer and the hat has 2 layers of pop dots.  This is from the Buccaneer Imagine cart.  Visit my blog here.



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gift Card Holder

Hi it's Kerry and this is my final post for the CCI Design Team.  I hope that over the last six months that I have inspired you to use your Cricut Imagine and to try different projects.  I really enjoy my Imagine and will continue to post projects on my blog.
My post for today is a gift card holder using the Blossom and Lori's Garden Imagine cartridges and Love You A Latte, Wild Card and Go Canada cartridges.



Thank you for stopping by and the encouraging comments you have left on my previous posts.

Kerry~Momma K

Friday, June 1, 2012

Graduation Card

With graduation quickly approaching I thought I would do a graduation card.  I'm in a stamp club and this year started making cards based on a theme for each month of our club.  This past month is was either wedding or graduation.  We are to make 8 cards and we swap at club.  We get a nice variety of cards this way.



This card is just plain cardstock (RGB codes), no pattern paper.  I used my cuttle bug to create the pattern on my paper.

The background with the "Congratulations" was printed on my Imagine.  I created a 4x5.25 mat and added text using the text box feature.   I placed it where I wanted in the box and then grouped them together.  This makes it easier to cut and paste.  I made 4 copies on my virtual mat.   Since the background I was using was white, I placed a large rectangle behind all my 4 mats and filled it with black so they don't get "lost" on the white paper I printed them on.  I'll have the outline to follow.




I ran the backgrounds through my Spots n Dots cuttlebug folder and inked the edges in vintage photo distress ink.

The owl and branch are both from Create a Critter.  The graduation hat is from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I fiddled around with the sizes of the owl and hat to they fit each other.  Then it's just a matter of print and cut.

I also used an embossing folder with wood grain (I think it is a Tim Holtz) on the branch and the D'vine Swirl folder for the leaves.  I also edged the leaves in Peeled Paint distress ink.

On the tassle I used a Stampin Up marker to give a little accent.  It just needed something.

I used dimentionals for the owl and cap and there you have it.  It's really simple but it did take time running everything through the cuttlebug and gluing the pieces together and inking the edges.  But he is really cute!

Kris @ Tattered Primitives

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Congratulations!

Hi There Crafters,

With the end of the school year wrapping up I'm sure you know of someone graduating. I thought I'd share this cute card.

The person is from Everyday Paper Dolls at 4".
All paper printed and cut with Imagine. Background paper - Contemporary Nature and Vintage for the diploma.
Congratulations is from Alphalicious. Using CCR I first flood filled a rectangle with grey then placed the words overtop. I only printed the image and then cut around the words after. I needed to do it this way as the lettering would have been too small to cut out properly. If you look closely you will see the lettering is actually two different colors as well.

Peachy Keen stamp for the face and all pieces on the image were inked.

Enjoy!

Yvonne


Monday, May 28, 2012

Cut The Cake!

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful long week-end.

This week I choose a fun/silly card. Using the Zombies digital image from Cricut Craftroom and the patterns from Contemporary Nature I created a masculine feel. The cake is from Imagine Yummy.
Thanks for stopping by.
Yvonne

Friday, May 25, 2012

You're A Hoot


Hi, this is Gwen for my day here with the theme still being anything goes, I like that one so I could do whatever I wanted to do.   The card base is from wild card cart at 4" , it is the doily.  The circle is from George at 3.5", the owl is from paisley at 2" with all it's layers.  I did this in CCR and then filled in the shapes with papers from the Imagine best friends cart.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.  I got the idea for this from Sarah here.