Sunday, July 25, 2010

October 31st Candy Treat Card & Gypsy File

Hi everyone, I haven't used any of the fall mini's yet so I just love Halloween and wanted to check out the October 31st Cartridge. There are some great Halloween cuts on this cartridge, I made this candy holder card using the same technique as the Free Standing Pop-Up Card you can find here from Splitcoaststampsers,, I just made the cut out bigger so the candy can pop through. I have a gypsy file for it, since the cartridge doesn't have a blackout feature I just copied and used the hide contour on the gypsy and also used circles to block out what I couldn't hide. You need to use a sturdy cardstock and I also cut out the arm with cereal box so it would be able to hold the candy. You can also cut out the paper layers in cereal box and line the inside of the card to make it sturdier. I also trimmed the arm to fit the card. I so wished I had some Halloween paper in, it would have been cuter. Here is the gypsy file:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

French Manor 3D Easel Card

Hi everyone, I made another 3D easel card using the French Manor Cartridge. I cut a piece of cardstock 12 x 5 and scored at 2 1/2", 5", 10" and 11". You fold it the same way you would a regular easel card, link here for easel directions, here is a picture of how the end piece folds in.

It's very easy to make and it folds down very nicely. Just make sure your piece in the middle to hold up each side fits, I cut the Merci at 3". Here are some more pictures.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cherry on Top Award

I want to thank Roberta at for this great award! The rules of this award are: 1. Thank the person who gave this award to you 2. Copy the award and put it on your blog 3. List three things which you love about yourself - Being a Mom, it's everything to me! - Always there for my family! - My sense a humor, I love and you can always use a good laugh! 4. Post a picture you love This picture is of my 4 boys, I never seem to be able to get a picture of them all together, this is from my nephews wedding in June and the beautiful girl is my youngest son's girlfriend. 5. Tag five people you wish to pass this award to 1. Audrey at 2. Caroline at 3. Theresa at 4. Agnes at 5. Ansley at Thanks Again Roberta!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

CAC Jungle Book

Hi everyone, I finished my first big project with my new gypsy. I made this Animal Jungle Book using Create a Critter and Plantin Schoolbook and I have to say I love my gypsy. Anyone that is on the fence about getting one well I highly recommend it. The book is for my niece who is having her first baby and her theme of course is jungle animals. I'm adding both the gypsy and design studio files for the book if you would like to download them. The Paper I used is DCWV Animal Crackers, perfect for this book.


Gypsy file DS file Just check the zebra page you may have to hide contour the piece by the zebra's tail.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gypsy Girl

Hi everyone, well I finally received my new gypsy from Provo Craft and I love it. My birthday one froze right after I linked all my cartridges so I needed to send it back to Provo Craft. I made this 3d easel card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #32 it's a Christmas theme this week. I used my new Gypsy to design all the cuts, which are from the Christmas Noel Cartridge, I can't believe they are retiring this cartridge, I really love it. I have to work at this 3d easel card some more, I seen one on the web but it doesn't give the dimensions, it definitely needs tweaking.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Hi everyone, I figured since the 4th of July is Sunday, I really should make something with my Independence Day Cartridge, I haven't used it yet. So I made this quick card, I was going for a vintage look with a splash of glitter. I cut the firecracker at 2 3/4", the Independence Day at 1 1/2", 3 star banners at 1 1/4". The red and blue paper my husband picked up at big lots, it's Westrim Crafts cardstock, well I have to say this stuff cut awesome with the cricut. Independence Day came right off the mat so cleanly, I have to see if I can pick some more of this stuff up.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New 2010 - 2011 Stampin' Up Catalog

Hi everyone, check out the new SU 2010 - 2011 catalog, some really nice stamps in here and I love the new colors!!!