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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #47 ~ Breast Cancer Awareness Card

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so the challenge this week at CCC is to make a card with that in mind. Mary sure had my brain wracking on this one!! If you, like me, love to be challenged to think outside the box, then be sure to join in on this fun and important challenge by clicking here.

For my DT card, I decided to make cards for my sisters and push the awareness theme. I hope you are inspired to share this important message too. Here is the front of my card.

And this is the inside message I wanted to send to my sisters. :)

The dress is made from 4 oval scallops, folded and arranged together. I actually used a scallop circle from Cindy Loo and then resized it to an oval shape. I inked my swiss dots cuttlebug folder with pale pink chalk ink from memento and then ran it through, I hope you can see the tiny pink dots. The tag on the front was cut from Fabulous Finds. Papers are from PaperTrey Ink and DCWV. Ribbons from my stash. Memento Inks. Sentiments made on my computer.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monogram Note Cards

I made these cute note cards with matching envelopes and a gift box for a neighbor of mine who was moving, and I wanted to share them with you all. I got this idea from a video I saw on YouTube a while ago made by the very creative Chic-n-scratch. I will try to find the video again and post a link here, she gives instructions on the box and the super simple matching envies. Hope you like these!

No cricut cuts here, just paper punches, a cuttlebug folder, ribbon, memento ink and my white gel pen. I used a white glitter sticker for the R monogram. I used it as a mask for the note cards, just inked over it and then removed it to make the colored circles with white Rs. Then, I used the -no longer white - R glitter sticker on the circle for the box. I liked the way that turned out because the R sticker on the box still looked glittery, even after all the inking. I also layered everything flat with no pop dots to keep them mail friendly. The envelopes are regular A2 envelopes, sealed and then the end cut off to the right size. Add your matching pattern paper by attaching about 1/2 inch down on the front of the envelope and then fold over a flap. I rounded the corners for a finished look and added some envelope glue.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thanksgiving Card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #45

Mary at Cricut Cardz Challenge has a Thanksgiving card challenge this week. This is going to be an easy one, anything goes! Use whatever cartridge and colors you want to use. Go join in the fun and get your Thanksgiving card uploaded for the challenge. And while you are there, check out all the other DT cards, here is mine:

I used three cartridges for this challenge - Doodlecharms, Create a Critter, and Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes, and then I chalked and inked my cuts to give them some dimension.