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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July

Some of my last cards to share today. This house was from Winter Woodland on page 44 that I welded in the Gypsy. Made also in other colors such as a green roof and different patterned paper for the main house. I did size it to fit in an envelope that I had. I went to a class at Archievers and this is one of the cards that used a stamp set. Embossing for the trees and markers were used for the house. Also did several cards using different colors for the house and trees.

The two Season's Greetings cards were made from Winter Woodland. Adding Stickles.

This time the cartridge did the work for these cards by having them welded in the center. The card and tag feature were used. For the inside of card, I just used a holly paper.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas in July

WOW! Almost the end of July! The next two cards have two views, the closed and the open showing. This basic card instructions are from:

The snowmen and "Let It Snow are from Winter Woodland that were sized to fit in the Gypsy. The snowflakes are from the leftover from the shower and used various sizes. Stickles were also added for the bling.

The scallopped circle for this card was also cut from Winter Woodland and then run through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas in July

The green card stock was very dark but that is what had matched the green in the paper best. It never shows up best in the pictures. It was cut from Tie the Knot. and embossed with a holly folder on the Cuttlebug. Added a strip of card stock of red polka dot paper that fits around and tied a ribbon over it and added a bow.

Using the Gypsy, the ornament was welded to a tag feature or you could just add this to a rectangle to fit in the pocket. The Peace and Joy was a purchased stamp using gold stamp pad.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas in July

I just loved these snowmen on page 46 and 47 from Winter Woodland so I did arrange several on the Gypsy to cut when I first got this cartridge. When you have time, it is always a good idea to cut several images so you can make quick cards, this is one of them.

Taking a A 2 card, I just found the stripe paper and cut to fit the front.
Glued the snowmen and added a Joy to the top which has Stickles. It was cut from Joys of the Seasons. The second card was a welded snowman on the Gypsy to a rectangle from George. all the snowflakes were "leftovers" from the shower earlier in 2010 and just added to the front along with a JOY cut from silver paper. I did add those stones to the front of the snowman and I know they are too big but at the time that is all I had available...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July

A couple more simple cards. In the fall when I have my craft show, I have such limited time to spend on my Christmas cards but I always want to do different cards so simple is what I end doing to get them done in time.
This card was done with a few cuts from the Cricut but what makes the card is using the Cuttlebug. When I get a new cartridge, I usually cut a few things and then put them aside for future use. This is what happened with this card so that I don't remember what cartridge they were from. The Joy was cut from A Child's Year. Just added a bow and a stone to dot the j. On this second card, the paper was the feature, The Noel was cut from the Christmas cartridge. Everything was sized in the Gypsy so that it would fit on a card size. A little ribbon and a stone in the center was all the other extras.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas in July

I have had trouble posting more Christmas cards for the last several days, so hopefully this will work today. Two cards that I couldn't post earlier.

This card was made with the solutions cartridge that was a free download for buying the Gypsy with an offer from Cricut last year. Simple tree cut from this Christmas cartridge using a gold paper and the put on a green paper and just cut the shape around it using my rotary cutter. The stripe paper is from Hobby Lobby. Added stones to the top and the curly parts of the tree.

Bow added to the bottom.The angel and noel is also cut from the same cartridge in the same gold paper and run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss dots folder. Had some gold brads and used the to put the rectangle on the white card stock.

As with these two cards, you can make them any size to go with the envelopes and paper in your stash.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Christmas in July

Another day of simple cards.
Using light blue card stock, make a A2 (4.24 x 5.5), you can get two cards out of 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11' paper. The Snowflake folder was then used and a free hand cut piece of white paper with the D'vine swirl for the snow with stickles added.
Cut from Hello Kitty Greetings, I used the snowman on page 77 using the colors as shown on the page. Remember to always have the real size feature OFF when cutting images that are layered. The greeting Merry Christmas was cut from Wild Card on page 74. The best suggestion for cutting sizes is to use the Gypsy or at least use CDS to get the sizes that you want. You don't have to cut from CDS but it is a tool that helps you get sizes without wasting paper for fitting designs on a page.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July

Last year is when I did mostly simple cards for my time was running out for making and sending cards. My craft show was sewing, quilting and embroidery projects but found that the cards that I had done a previous year did not sell.

Done on the Gypsy was this card. It was from Christmas Cheer, stocking 1 on page 35. Welded two blackout features at the hanging top and then cut the cuff, toe and heel out of white paper. Then used Stickles to the white parts. Greetings were on the inside and a name was added later to the top of the stocking.

I added a few more cartridges this week thanks to the sale at Pat Catans with price below $20.00. That is the only way that I will add more to my collection with good prices.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas in July

Very simple card and oh so popular among friends and family was this card. I did find the idea from someone else on the web.
I did use the Gypsy to weld two circles to form a card that was opened at the top. I did size the circles to be 1/2" smaller than the base and the head just a little bit smaller. Embossed each of the circles with a different folder. The "stick arms" are cut from Christmas Cheer page 63 but hid the scarf and hat on the Gypsy. A ribbon was used for the scarf folded slightly off center. Pop dots were used to place the layers together. Stickles were use for the nose and the eyes were small flat black beads.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas in July

Since I have been working on wedding stuff and enjoying the weather, I decided to do the Christmas in July CARDS. These were sent last December and I don't think that I ever posted any of them. I am starting with the easiest cards that I used scraps of paper. No Cricut! I did these because I ran out of time and needed a few extra cards to send.
Cut a thin brown scrap of paper for the trunk of the tree. Four different scraps of green cut at various lengths and just glued to a embossed white paper. Added a star brad for the tree top. DONE! When I look at it now, I think I would cut the strips a little narrower and add one more color.This card was done the same way but punched one edge with a border punch and then rounded the top edges with a corner punch.

Very simple but when you have limited time they are easy to do.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy July 4!

I did this flag with 2 punches. One is the Martha Stewart punch for the stripes and the stars were punched with a star punch that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the star folder as well as the navy background.
The stripes were cut at 1" x 12" then cut down to the size for the card, done mostly from a scrap papers that I had from other projects.
The USA was cut from Stand and Salute @ 1 3/4". The second card made was from the leftover stripes and another cut from the same cartridge with the border feature and then the white stars added on top.

Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July decoration

Just in time for the 4th of July and in between making the decorations for the wedding, I found the time to make a few things. This being one of them with a border punch. I did submit this for the Spotted Canary challenge using borders.
Using the border punch, made the medallion to be hung as part of my decorations.
Cut 1 navy blue paper @ 2" Cut 2 white paper @ 3" Cut 3 red paper @ 4" Cut 6 circles to glue to the finished strips
Cut 1 navy blue paper @ 2" Cut 2 white paper @ 3" Cut 3 red paper @ 4" Cut 6 circles to glue to the finished strips
Score one edge of all the papers. ( I did score not by measuring but by the hills and valleys of the punch that I used)
Glue the blue, white and red papers together to form a ring. Fold and while holding, squash the layer to form a circle and glue that circle to the bottom and then one to the top of each unit. Stack and glue all layers together. Cut a star to fit the center.