Showing posts with label cardmaking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cardmaking. Show all posts

Monday, February 12, 2024

Papercrafting: Valentine's Day Cards Sweetheart Day by Recollections


Recipents have received these, so now I can share this year's Valentine's Day cards I made for family and friends. 

  • Sweetheart Day Valentine's Stack (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Pink Foil Cardstock (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Pink 110lb Cardstock (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Layered Cut File (
  • Digital Cutting Machine (Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • Tape Gun
  • Self Adhesive Rhinestones

I am hopelessly and forever  in love with new papers when they come out. So despite always having leftover papers from previous stacks, I see a new one and I'm like Doug the dog from "UP" when he sees asquirrel! 

This collection has a combination of printed, glitter, and acetate papers. I used the white glitter sheets as the bottom layer and the pink foiled paper for the top. The image is from a mega bundle I bought during one of Dollar Deals. I attached the two layers using foam squares. 

I cut and scored the pink cardstock into 5x7 cards. Then used white cardstock, pieces of patterned paper and pieces of acetate from the collection as panels. 

I love printed acetate! It gives a certain extra something. I am hoping to see more of it included in the future stacks I know I'll buy! 

Creating, Cooking, and I show my love! 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Papercrafting: 2023 Thanksgiving Cards in Pink Copper Gold and White


I make Thanksgiving cards for friends and family to show my thankfulness about having them in our lives. Some years I set out to buy specific paper stacks based on color but this year I went through a bunch of stacks I already have (imagine that!) and pulled out coordinating papers from different stacks or from my loose papers. I found myself drawn to these colors which may not be traditional but neither am I! 

I had a bunch of these gold foiled transparencies from stocking up on past sales. I love how stylishe they make projects look! So those became the background panel for the cards, cut at 4.75 by 6.75. To maximize the yield from my 12x12 patterned papers, I cut these panels 4x6 and got 6 panels per sheet. 

I'm a Creative Fabrica subscriber so I downloaded this beautiful Floral Pumpkin to use as the focal for my cards. 

I imported into Cricut Design Space, sized, and cut my layers. This is where Mr. Chocolate usually appears in my craft room to say "Too much work!". 

I attached layer 2 to layer 1 with foam tape, layer 3 to layer to with my tape runner, and layer 4 to layer 3 with spray adhesive. 

You can see that some of the cards had a solid base layer in different colors, others had a patterned base but they're ll the same construction and color palette. 

To finish, I attached iridescent sequins with dimensional glue, and then tiny rhinestones to the center of those. 

I hope the recipients like them! 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Papercrafting: New Baby Layered Bear Card


My contemporaries are entering the Grandparent' years and I made this card for a friend who just welcomed a new Granddaughter!  I'm completely addicted to layered cut files and so many Creatives generously share ones they create plus there are tons of them on places like Designbundles and Creative Fabrica you can purchase. I have a subscription to CF so found and downloaded the cut file for this one from there. 

  • 110 lb Cardstock (Recollections)
  • Assorted Scrapbook papers
  • Digital Image (Layered Teddy Bear, Creative Fabrica)
  • Digital Cutting Machine (Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • ATG 700 Tape Runner
  • Foam Squares

I grabbed some coordinating paper stacks from my supplies using a piece from the "Let's Wander" stack for the card base panel and a variety of other papers for the layers of the bear. 

I went with this multi-colored and foiled piece for the card panel and cut the card base from ink 110lb cardstock (Recollections). Card 5x7 ; panel 4.75x6.75.

I didn't even cut all the layers that come in this file! I think there were 8 and I went with 6. 

These are the first three layers.

I attached these layers using foam squares. You can see bits of the orange and green peeking through.

These are the top three layers. I used foam squares to attach the 4th layer then spray adhesive to attach layers 5 and 6. 

And here's the bear completely assembled. All that was left was to attach this to the card which I did using my tape runner.

Usually, I don't feel like I'm done until I add some rhinestones, but the details of all the layers are enough. This time! 

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Papercrafting: Layered Easter and Passover Cards


I was finally able to make some things and wanted to share the Easter and Passover cards I made for friends and family. I will forever be a snail mail girl! 

  • Scrapbook Papers (I used coordinating pastel-colored stacks)
  • 110 Pink Cardstock (Recollections)
  • Digital Images (Creative Fabrica and Cricut Design Space)
  • Digital Cutting Machine (Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • Tape Gun
  • Foam Squares
  • Self-Adhesive Rhinestones

Whenever Michaels has deals on their paper stacks, I stock up so I can coordinate things when I'm making a project. I had these "Spring Inks" and "Spring Pastels Glitter" stacks in my stash and since they're both by Recollections, they coordinated perfectly. I also used Recollections 110lb cardstock for the base which went with these colors. 

I cut the pink cardstock to size for 5x7 cards (10x7), scoring down the middle. Then I selected some foiled sheets from the Spring Inks stack and cut 6x4 panels. I used some mirrored cardstock cut 6.75x4.75 (also Recollections) to mat these panels. 

I found a layered image from Creative Fabrica (I am a subscriber) and downloaded, imported into Cricut Design Space, sized, and then cut each layer. The base layer was done using the solid sheets from the Spring Inks stack. The second (top) layer, I cut from the glitter paper. 

I used a spray adhesive to attach the glitter layer to the solid, and then used foam squares to attach the bunnies to the panels. 

I could have stopped here, but what fun is that? I decided I wanted to add another layer to the carrot and then figured since I was cutting carrots, I cut extras!

This image also came in two layers so I cut one from green mirror cardstock and the other from coppery orange glitter. The tops were close enough to the top of the bunny's top layer, so I layered as shown using foam squares.

To finish, I went around the inside of the bunny's ears with tiny self-adhesive rhinestones. 

Passover begins this week as well. I used the same papers to make these cards. I found another layered image at Creative Fabrica and followed the same process. This image came in more layers, a total of 7 of which I used 5. You can see the first three (silver, metallic blue, and lavender) which I adhered together using spray adhesive and then attached to the turquoise glitter panel with foam squares, doing the same to attach to the gold panel. 

I used the same basic process to make the base cards.

I love how all of the layers of this cut file allow peeks here and there through the different layers! 

Whatever you're celebrating, I wish you peace! And of course...CHOCOLATE!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Gift Giving: Pet Ornament and Card


Working on some holiday gifts! When we moved this Summer, we needed to ensure that we found a new place to board our furbaby, and we are so glad we found one nearby; they love her and take great care of her. They are definitely on my nice list, and I wanted to make sure I showed them that we appreciate them!

  • Ceramic Disc Ornament (I got these at Michaels last year and then bought a bunch more on sale after Christmas).
  • Black Vinyl (I used Cricut Glossy Black)
  • Ribbon
  • Pet Sentiments (Creative Fabrica)
  • Coordinating Scrapbook Papers
  • Transparency
  • Paw Jeweled Sticker (Jolies, Michaels)
  • Digital Cutting Machine (Cricut Explore 2)

I removed the ribbon that came w/ the ornament and then cleaned it with alcohol to remove any residue. I downloaded a bundle of Pet Sentiments from Creative Fabrica, chose one for the ornament, sized in Cricut Design Space, and cut using Cricut Glossy Black Vinyl. 

Weeded the vinyl and applied the transfer tape then applied to the ornament. To finish, added a piece of ribbon to use to hang. 

But what's a gift without a card? I grabbed some papers from my stash, used another sentiment from the Creative Fabrica bundle, cut more vinyl, and applied to a piece of transparency cut to size.  

Using Cricut Design Space, I made a rectangle shape with a circle cutout as shown, then layered background paper, transparency, and top. 

Admittedly, I goofed on the "O" when weeding so I added a rhinestone as the hole in them middle, ad finished with some paw shaped rhinestone stickers I found at Michaels on clearance!

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