Birthday Cards

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter card

When you craft, you end up with lots of scrapes and I can't seem to throw them out. The bunny and scallops were cut from the egg shape cards and just added on an Easter paper. This size was an A 2 card.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Egg Cards

Two more cards that were made on the gypsy. I did run both of them through the Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder Not shown in the picture on these egg shaped cards was that I trimmed about a 1/4" off the bottom so that they would stand on their own.

Both these cards were featured in the Cricket Newsletter:
March 30, 2010 · Vol. 201

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter egg cards

Using my Gypsy, I created these cards because I couldn't find the newest Easter cartridge. using the follow cartridges: Doodlecharms, Gypsy Wanderings, Plantin Schoolbook, Walk in my Garden and A Childs Year for the words.
The flowers were from Gypsy Wanderings and were cut @ 1.22" and were rotated on each cut flower.
The leaves were from Walk In My Garden and cut @1.39 x .48 " and also rotated for each of the cuts.
The Egg shape was cut from Doodlecharms and has to be a separate cut because the flowers and leaves extend over the border.The size was 6.14 x 18.16".
The circles were from Plantin Schoolbook and were cut from .26" and .48" to be used as fillers.
This was my first cut and I couldn't just let it go to waste so I cut out the purple paper and glued it on the front folded paper and then trimmed to leave the egg shape. Glued the green leaves in the cutout section after I ran them through the Cuttlebug. Stickled the leaves and Happy Easter and added the gems to the center part.
The green egg was a welded egg from Doodlecharms so that I had an egg shaped card. Cut the flower part separately and added to the top layer. Put the pink flowers from the other cut egg on top after I ran it through the Swiss Dots folder. Stickled the dots on the flowers and the Happy Easter.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter cardmaking

Newest card that I just love! Has things that have been favorites of mine which is gingham, newest border punch and Swiss dots.

Made this card using Doodlecharms:

For the bunny cut @ 3.5" with the dark pink as the shadow feature
Chalked the ears the added Stickles for the glitz. Eyes and nose are brads added before the shadow was glued on to the back.
Added the pink bow after gluing to a 4.25 x 5.5" square, run through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder, punched the corners with a Martha Stewart corner punch.

In the set of punches was also the punch for a straight border which I used for the gingham paper cut at 7.5 x 5". Because of the size of the paper, I needed to add the stripes to the outer edge to cover the uneven edges from the punch.

The size of the card finished was 5.25 x 7.5" which is larger than my usual size of A 2.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


A card made for my husband, Hmm Grumpy, does that tell you anything. In a hurry again but these characters are not to be a rush job. Cut at 5" and still had the small parts of the eyes. Added some shading with markers and my hand isn't that steady anymore. Happy Birthday

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bride box


I had gotten a cut file from the Cricut message board and this person designed this dress box from cartridges that I already owned and welded the file. The original design is on the cartridge "Tie the Knot"which I do not have. Eventually I will be making boxes such as this for my daughter, soon I hope. I did run the dress through the Cuttlebug with the swirls folder which adds another element to this cut. Added stones to the top and a flower that I had on the waistband with a ribbon. You untie the ribbon and there is enough room to add mints or some other small item. I think it is very clever how she did design it.
Here is the link where I have gotten the file from:

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Even though Valentines day is over, I still have a few projects hanging around such as these sucker covers. Done in the hoop out of red felt and trimmed with pinking sheers. Fun and quick project for a gift or just to have in a bowl when someone comes over.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010



Easter card created from Wild Card cartridge. It is the Doily on page 52 which I changed the size to fit in a 4.25 x 5.5" envelope which is more common to mail.
I had the checked ribbon and wove it through the cut holes. Added a oval shape of pink polka dot paper. The bunny is from Winter Woodlands put through the cuttle but with the swirls pattern, then added Stickles on the swirls. for the nose and mouth I used small stones.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Two cards to go with baby gifts were created in Wild Card. Changed size so that it would fit in a A 2 envelope. Had to cut the buggy twice (Liner feature) in order to get the different colors and then cut and arrange the pieces. Added stickles to some parts of the design to add the sparkle. The baby was cut from Doodlecharms, added ribbon, marker for the face. Although the card is the fronts only, when you open the card, the baby face is glued between the buggy so that the face is visible from both sides.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


A card in a hurry is what this one is all about! Simple! Great textured black paper that was cut 1/4" smaller than card size in which I rounded the corners with a punch. The Happy Birthday in white was cut from Zoobaloo and was in my stash of cuts so that all I had to do was glue on the paper. I also had the black and white check ribbon and glued in place. Had to come up with something that looked masculine in a short period of time but couldn't get in the creative mood.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fleece Baby Quilt

A fleece baby quilt that I made for a great granddaughter that should be born soon.
I bought pink and white fleece and rotary cut it into 6 1/2" squares (size of the ruler). I marked the center of the white squares so that I could embroider them. Next, hooped water soluble stabilizer only, placed the fleece on the stabilizer (did not hoop fabric) and used a basting stitch to hold the fabric in place. I wound bobbins with the rayon thread to match the top thread, this is so that it looks finished from both sides as you can see in the pictures. The designs were actually an applique but I just ran the design without adding the top fabric. After everything was embroidered I laid out the design on the table alternating plain pink squares with the white ones. Using a stretch needle, an even feed foot, I sewed the squares together with 1/2" seams in rows with a triple stitch. I needed to make it larger so that I added rows of a border around the edges cutting fleece 3 1/2". The next part I did while watching tv and that was clip being careful not to cut into the thread. It looks cuter than the pictures show. I hope she enjoys it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Tags, Bags, Boxes and More: Cut at 8.8"m H and 11.89" L with the Gypsy settings. On page 121 in the book, Feature is Window so that the heart shape is cut out. Fit to page on the Cricut Expression gets the cut at 8.5"L so that using the Design Studio or Gypsy, the size can be adjusted a little larger. It was too plain for me so I ended up adding white X O on the top heart that was Stickled and on the sides, the cupid reversed so they were facing the same way. (No picture yet).
I find the hardest thing for me to do is with the limited software and my camera, everything has to be edited to upload to the site to fit. Sometimes access to the computer is limited.