Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Puppy dog 12x12 page

Pink Background 12 x 12"
Green frame 10.5 x 7"
Pink frames (1) 6.5 x 4.5" (2) 3.25 x 4"
White frame 9 x 5.5"
Flower pattern strip 12 x 2.5"

This little pup was cut using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and the photo corners were made with a 1.5" scalloped square cut on the diagonal.

This was a fun page to make. I like the girly pink and brown combo. All of the frames were inked using different shades of brown ink.

The dog was inked around the edges using a sponge dabber. I cut the edge of a piece of ribbon to make a little collar for him. Woof!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Campfire Page - Double 12"

Background pages 12 x 12"
Pink frames (2) 9.5 x 10.5"
White Frames (1) 7 x 8" (1) 5 x 3.5"
Brown Frames (1) 4.5 x 4.25" (1) 5.5 x 4.25" (2) 5.5 x 4.25"
Tree pattern paper strip (1) 11 x 3.25" (1) 9 x 3.25"
Button and thread scraps

This little campfire was cut using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. The layers were all cut the same size, about 4.5 inches or so, then when I glued them together, I shifted them so that there were little borders around the flames. I also used a little fabric paint around the edge of the white 'flame' for some added depth. Tie a little ribbon through each button then attach using a Glue Dot. As Paris would say, that's hot!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Big 'Ol Sun - double 12" pages

Here's a big bright page to display your summer photos on. The sun's face was cut using the pumpkin shape on Cricut's Doodlecharms cartridge. It measures about 6" tall. For the rays - cut strips from orange and yellow paper, tapering the strips so they get smaller toward the center of the sun.  The white frames on the left are 5 x 7" and on the right, they're 4.25 x 6.25".

After finishing the pages, I realized that the blue background was quite gaudy against the other colors, but oh well, it's done :) I suppose it might be my fault I was so distracted by my New Moon book on CD that I couldn't pay attention to my color palette. At last, I'm done with the book so I can pay more attention to my designs. Until I get my hands on Eclipse...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Parade - 12 x 12 layout

Ever get the urge to collect up those bright little ticket tapes you see at a parade? Well I say go for it - and use them to embellish a page! I used them on the right hand side - stapled to the scallop circle. The Cupcake papers from Basic Grey coordinated just perfectly. 

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simple 12x12 page

Green background 12x12"
Brown 10.75x10"
Blue frames (2) 5x7"
Rub-on words, button & ribbon scraps

I have to confess, I have become a full fledged Twilight addict. I always thought the premise of a vampire - werewolf love triangle was just too cheezy to be any good. After being prodded by so many people to check it out, I finally started on Twilight last week and couldn't put it down! I ended up listening to it on CD while cropping. Love it!

This page came out of a few scraps I had from another project - the colors worked together quite well I think. The ribbons were folded on top of each other and sewn down with a sewing machine. Thread was tied through the buttons then they were adhered with Glue Dots.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baby - Card

This super quick card uses just a couple scraps of paper - no fancy cuts necessary

Card base 5.25"x4"
stripe paper 4"x3"
pink paper 3.5"x1.5"
Embellishments: brown 'sticker' lace, ribbon scraps, rub-on scraps, 'baby' stickers

Ink edges of card base and papers
staple ribbon scraps to smaller rectangle
adhere sticker lace, stripe paper and pink paper to base
add 'baby' stickers and butterfly rub-ons

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Party! card

Card Base 5.25"x4"
Yellow 4.5"x3.25"
Green paper strip 4"x .5"
Party hat and shadow cut using Cricut ™ Doodlecharm cartridge - set at size 2.5"
"party!" word and shadow designed using SCAL and CK Mini font (approximate size 3"x 1.5")

Ink edges of confetti, yellow and green papers
Stack up layers and adhere
(Can you believe I made a card without ribbon !?!)