Hi friends and fellow crafters. As NSD week of challenges comes to a close, I couldn't resist entering one more challenge. Rockin' Renee challenged us to grab a cartridge and make a 3D object/box. Her blog, I Came, I Saw, I Created has some of the most unique boxes and paper art on it. It is a delightful blog and Renee has some great tutorials there. Stop by her blog and see for yourself!
I was looking at this box for the longest time on Artiste, trying to figure out what is was all about. LOL!
It's on page 65 of the handbook.
It is a perfect box for a place card holder, or for a picture pick. I made it for my Mother In Law as a little extra with her Mother's Day Present. She was at a camper this weekend, so we will be seeing her on Tuesday. I may switch out the banner and get a floral pick that holds the cards, then put her gift card in it.
I altered it just a little bit. I used Graphic 45 French Country Papers on it. The paper has a great design, but the flower stamen didn't look right, so I cut a second box from CTMH Dotty For You Yellow paper and cut the stamen off. I inked them, then adhered them to the Graphic 45 paper.
Instead of just 1 flower, I used the CCR and created 3 flowers in 3 sizes. I layered them and glued them together. I inked them, then sprayed them with Smooch Gold Spray. Using a paint brush, I rounded them and shaped them. When they were dry, I used Ranger Glossy Accents and MS Coarse Glitter to add some sparkle to the edges.
I like the results.
So there it is, the final challenge project!
I had a wonderful week of crafting! I hope some of these challenges inspired you to try something new too.
Here are the blogs for the hostesses of the NSD challenges one last time. Stop on by and get inspired to create something today!
Hi friends and fellow crafters! What a great week of crafting it has been. This will be my final post for the Circleville NSD challenges. This challenge was all about perspective, or how you can make your die cuts more dimensional. The tutorial can be found at the very talented Nadia's Blog, With Glittering Eyes, one of my favorite blogs to visit. I know I have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating, stop by her blog when you have a chance. Take a look a round and make sure to click on her gallery, you won't be disappointed.
My first attempt at trying one of her techniques was my piggy easel card. I bent and popped the piggy's ears for more dimension. I also tried her idea to glue the piggy's head down, then bend and pop the legs. I also bent and popped the snout, just a little bit. I added lots of ink to the my little pig too. I just love how it turned out.
I already entered the piggy into a challenge, so I decided I needed to make a cut that used Nadia's techniques that would be just for her challenge. I made a card for my nephew and his future wife who are expecting my future great niece. well they say they are having a girl, but with all the boys in our family, I am not 100% sure that ultrasound was correct. LOL! I cut the cute little baby from New Arrival and used that for my card.
I cut the baby and the diaper out twice using white American Crafts cardstock. I colored the baby's skin using my copics, colors E0000, E000, E01, E93 and R20 for the cheeks. Then I cut the face, arms and feet away from one of the diapers. I used pop dots to add some dimension to the hand, behind the middle of the baby's head, and on the foot closest to the bottom. I also hand drew some little fingers, toes, and tried to dimple the baby's knees.
Here are a couple of views from the sides.
Due to needing to take care of some family issues, I wasn't able to fully embellish the card tonight. I hope to finish it in the morning and post more pictures of the complete project. Here is what it looks like right now.
Update! And here is what the card looks like finished!
I added lots of buttons to it! I computer generated the sentiment. I popped up 4 Flutterbys banner pieces on it. Flutterbys are paper garland that is made by Dear Lizzy. This is from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection. Pretty cute, right?
I added a cute butterfly sticker from K & Company, then I blinged it up with Jolee's Crystals.
I love how it turned out! What a difference adding the extra dimension to the cut made. I will never go back to flat cuts again!
I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there. I wish you all a happy day.
Hi friends and fellow crafters! The crafting continues! This time, I combines two terrific challenges into one sweet little card. I took Marty's card sketch challenge and combined it with Terri's color challenge. If you are looking for the easel card tutorial and challenge, follow this link. So here is the sketch
And this is my card! Do you like the colors? Terri's challenge has us using the following colors, Yellow (maize), Pink (fuchsia), Blue (sky) Green (apple), Purple, and Hibiscus (salmon/orange). My birds are bright pink, although I am not sure why they don't look it in the picture. I think it might be the coarse glitter that I covered them with.
I used all Cricut cuts with the exception of the band on the front of the card, that is a Martha Stewart punch. The birds and the word Mom are from the CCR exclusive, Mother's Day Moments. The card is from Damask Décor. I cut it in green, then created a smaller size card in Purplr to use as the mat.
The flower is from Close To My Heart Art Philosophy. I used the chipboard that came with the cartridge when I ordered it from my dear friend Belinda. Check out her awesome blog here, not only is she a great CTMH rep, she is incredibly talented and just a beautiful person! I computer generated a sentiment and printed it in sky blue. If you would like the CCR file, it is here The papers are all from my stash. The birds and the green cardstock are from Close To My Heart, the blue and yellow are from Cricut Candy Shop and the Salmon Polka Dot on my Flower is also from Close To My Heart, Dotty For You. I blinged it up with some Jolee's Crystals, and of course, the birds are done with MS coarse glitter that I used Ranger Glossy Accents to adhere it to the birds.
I think I may be at the end of my opportunities to finish the rest of the challenges. It has been fun!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Hi friends and fellow crafters! If you are looking for the easel card tutorial, it is here.
I finished another challenge for NSD Circleville! Yay me! This one was called The Crazy b's. We needed to use, Brads, Bling, Buttons and a Baby for the challenge. Terri from Scrappin With The Bug was the host for this fun challenge. Her blog is just fantastic.
I saw this layout on Scrapbook.com and pinned it, so this challenge gave me the chance to use another pin for inspiration! Here is my layout. It was a chance to use my stash of buttons in a fun way!
At first I was going to free hand the buttons for the heart, but I decided to make a base to adhere them to instead. The heart measures 6.5 by 5x8. It's from Cricut Essentials. I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap to add some color to the heart, incase anything was showing through the buttons.
Here's what it looks like finished.
I used Kate's Abc's for the title. I used the Cricut Craft Room to alter the width of the title. It is long when you first put it on the mat, I changed it have more of a square look. I also inked it with the Distress Ink. All the papers and stickers are from Echo Park, For The Record 2 collection. I added some cute boy brads across a sticker border. I was testing ideas for placing the shapes, when my son came along a pressed them down, so that is how they stayed. LOL! I like the way it looks. I added some bling to the bottom button on the heart and on a stickers. So there you have it, Baby, Brads, Bling and lots of Buttons. The CRAZY B's!