Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Just Because Cards

 
 

Happy Tuesday!

Today at My Cricut Craft Room we bring you Just Because cards. For today I created a 5" x 7" card using some gorgeous Fall Colors.




Recipe:
Cardstock base 10" x 7" score at 5"
Deep Plum cardstock for frame cut at 6.75" x 4.75" from Fancy Frames
White cardstock for background under frame 6.75" x 4.75" from Fancy Frames
Flower from Accent Essentials cut at 2" twice
Inside flower cut with punch but Accent Essentials has a similar one (maybe cut at /.75")
Pattern Paper from Mosaic Memories from Recollections
Spellbinders Regal Mbossabilities folder
Sentiment from Fiskars Stamps

Video:

 
Click here for direct youtube link.

 
To see other projects like this today, visit: mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com. Hope this inspired you!
 
L.E.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Santa Box and Christmas Tags

Happy Friday!

In an effort to get to Christmas gifts early, today's project is a great ensemble complete with Christmas Tags and a coordinating Santa Box. This would be perfect as a gift for coworkers and other relatives.

 
 

I used TBBM2, Simply Charmed and Create a Critter for the tags. For the box I used TBBM2.

 

Click here to watch this on youtube.

Santa Belt:
  • 11" x 1" black cardstock
  • Gold buckle was cut at 1.25" x 1.25" with a 1" square in the middle.



Your comments and questions are always welcomed! Hope this inspired you,

L.E.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Teapot card using Cricut border

 

Happy Wednesday!

Today we were challenged with creating cards using the border feature of Cricut cartridges. I created this teapot card using Folk Art Festival cartridge for both the image and the border.



Recipe:
  • Teapot cut at 2.5"h
  • "Door" border cut at 5.5" x 1.11" (I hid the outer detail on the border), embossed with Sizzix Baroque
  • Green mat at 5.5" x 2.75"
  • Light coral mat cut at 5.5" x 3"
  • White base embossed with Sizzix Baroque
  • Sentiment from Fiskars Latte Love

Accents:
  • Pearls
  • Inked edges



If you would like to see more projects using borders today, visit mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com. Hope this inspired you!

L.E.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday Print and Cut - Retirement Party Invitation

Hello everyone,

This is the first Tuesday Print and Cut video tutorial! I am excited to be able to better illustrate how easy it is to print and cut using a normal printer and a Cricut machine.




You will need:



Detailed instructions can be seen below. (Direct youtube link provided also!)

To see this video on youtube directly click here.


Don't forget to subscribe to this blog and the youtube chanel if you like this and would like to see more. Also, if you have any ideas or would like to see something specific feel free to comment, would love to hear from you.

Hope this inspired you!

L.E.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ocean Scrapbook Layout

Happy Saturday!

For this layout I decided to make my first youtube video. It is a very comprehensive layout include multiple cuts and the video helps me better illustrate it.

 
 

 
 
 I used the Simply Charmed, Create a Critter and Cricut Font and Basic Shape cartridges.





Mats cut @:
6.5" x 4.5"
6" x 4.5"
6" x 3 6/8"

Hope this inspires you!

L.E.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Shaped cards

 

Happy Wednesday!

We are doing shaped cards with the cricut today at My Cricut Craft room....my favorite use for the cricut. Today I bring you a very special elegant card I made using the Folk Art Festival Cricut Cartridge and Perfect Pearls from Ranger. I made this card for my husband as our anniversary is in a few weeks.



Recipe:
  • The Pony Cart Font Shadow (shift)  @ 4.2"w x 8.49"h (pg. 70)
  • Same page, Font Blackout (shift) @ .25" smaller to mat inside
  • Midnight Blue smooth cardstock
  • Ivory cardstock
  • Cutcardstock.com Gold metallic cardstock
  • Vellum cardstock
  • Background stamp from Hero Arts
  • "Devoted to you" sentiment from Scrappy Moms stamps' Furry Friends (It really reads "Toad-ally devoted to you" but I cut the stamp to just use the devoted to you part)
  • "My Sweetheart" sentiment from Fiskars
  1. First I cut the card base and inside mat, using the inside mat negative (or left over part) I used it as a mask to cover the edge of the outside part of the card to give it a more finished look.
  2. Once this was covered, I used Versamark Ink and Ranger's Perfect Pearls in gold to create a STUNNING gold detail on the outside card.
  3. Next, I cut a strip of the gold metallic cardstock at 3/4" and long enough that it would cover the card going across. Embossed this strip using CB's Swirls embossing folder.
  4. Used a strip of Vellum cardstock and cut the scallops with scallops scissors (on dimensionals) for the edge around the metallic belly-band like strip.
  5. Using SU! Fancy Label punch (you can also use your Cricut, there's a free fancy label image on CCR) I punched out two labels, one in the dark blue and one in gold.
  6. I embossed the top using the same embossing folder used above and stamped the image using gold embossing powder
Accents:
- Gold rose button

I left the flash on so you could see the beautiful shiny effect of the gold accents!






To see more projects using shaped cards, visit: mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com today.
Hope this inspired you!

L.E.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Print and Cut - Corsette Bridal Shower Invitation

Happy Tuesday!

Today I bring you a gorgeous corsette shaped card or invitation, perfect for bridal showers. I originally was inspired by this pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/133700682660289272/, after seeing this, I wanted to recreate and do a print template version of this myself.

**Updated post**
You can cut this free as long as you have Cricut Basic Fonts and Shapes linked to your CCR account.
All Mini Users can cut this free also (yay!)


Print and cut files:
Corsette Word Document: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BytMKjxmwXy0Q1ZlUVJISnBmYXM/edit?usp=sharing
Corsette CCR file: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BytMKjxmwXy0Q1ZlUVJISnBmYXM/edit?usp=sharing
Corsette Gypsy file: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BytMKjxmwXy0Q2I2NU96X1BIRmc/edit?usp=sharing ( created in CCR, not sure how compatible the cuts may be)

Remember, if you have questions on how to do this, there are step by step instructions, just hit the Getting Started link at the top of this website.

 
 


Notes: you will only need half of the first and third corsette, however CCR does not allow you to slice. You can slice with a paper trimmer.
You will need to make the circles to thread the ribbon through yourself.





Have fun with this. If you like this series, please remember to subscribe and follow this site.

Hope this inspired you,

L.E.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Doggie hello card

 

Happy Monday,

Today I bring you a dog themed fun A2 sized card. I welded the bone and poodle onto a 6" by 5.5 high rectangle.



Recipe:
Poodle cut at 4"
Parts of the poodle embossed using Swiss Dots
Bone resized to a 5.5" high
Base card embossed using "So Trendy" from Spellbinders side A
Sentiment from Scrappy Mom's "Bear Necessities" embossed with black embossing powder

Accents:
Bone was inked using Mudslide Color Chalk ink
Googly eyes on poodle
Faux stitch on border of the card


 
 
To see other projects like this today, visit mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
Hope this inspired you,
 
L.E.
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