Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas everyone! Today I wanted to share with you the Christmas cards I made for everyone I work with. All images were cut from the Winter Frolic cricut cartridge at 3.5 inches I think.

All cards are the standard A2 size which is 4.25 by 5.5 inches.

All the paper is from the paper studio, I'm not sure the name of the packs but one is more country and the other is more bright colors.

Most of the sentiments I did on the computer, printed them out and cut them to fit. For the HO! HO! HO! I actually used a stamp that I had and cut the HO! HO! HO! in to different parts it just looked better than one all the way across.

This one I used a stamp from My Pink Stamper's stamps, I think its from the tweety hoo puns but I'm not positive.

I hope everyone enjoys my cards, and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Ashley :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Birthday Card

Hello Everyone! Tonight's post is a card I made for my niece Maddie for her 7th bday. I used create a critter cricut cartridge, because it is one of my favorites to use. I cut the cow out at 3 inches and the bow is from the accessory function on the hedgehog page, it was cut out at 2 inches.

I added a jewel with my i-rock to the center of the bow, and added stickles to the horns, hoofs, and end of the tail just to make it a little more girly.

I used an ek success punch, I don't know the name of it but it is birthday candles and I thought it would be cute to use that as the grass just gives it a little something different.

I used the I love moo! stamp from My Pink Stamper's stamp set more punny licious.

Now to explain a little why I used this stamp and the cow for a bday card. I sometimes call my niece Maddie moo or moo moo. I dont know why just something me and my sister have called her since she was a baby. Anyway I was having trouble coming up with what I wanted to put on her card and I was going through my stamps and seen that one and knew right away what I wanted to do.
I hope you enjoy this card.
Ashley :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bieber Fever

Hey everyone! I don't know about you but every child or teenager in my life is obsessed with Justin Bieber, especially my cousin Shelby. So for her birtday I decided to make her a card that incorporated Justin Bieber.
I have heard her say many times that his favorite color is purple, so I used two shades of purple for this card. I got the card from the wild card cricut cartridge, the letters are from the george and basic shape cricut cartridge.

I couldn't find a stamp that I thought really went with this Justin Bieber inspired card so I just printed off the you're a star from my computer. Then I inked up the edges of it with purple chalk.

I hope everyone enjoys today's card.
Ashley :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Baby Card

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a giftcard holder/card my mother asked me to make for a neighbor's daughter who recently had a baby boy.

For this card I used K & Comapny Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy paper pad, for the mat on both the outside and inside. The blue card base and blue for the giftcard holder on the front of the card is just some I had in my paper stash. The giraffe was cut from the Create A Critter cricut cartridge at 2 3/4 inches.

I created the giftcard holder using Inkscape and then cut it out using Sure Cuts A Lot. The giraffe's head is keeping the holder closed. The ribbon and buttons are some that I have in my stash.

I had cut this giraffe I put on the inside to go on the front but after I got it cut I realized it was to small. After I added the two mats on the inside I decided it still needed something and this giraffe fit perfect.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Hello everyone! Today's post is for the Throwback Thrusday Challenge over at My Creative Time. This weeks challenge is to simply use any older cartridge and make any type of project you want to make.

I decided to use paper doll dress up. I have been wanting to make a halloween card and I figured now was the time. I cut this witch out at 3 1/2 inches, and used peachy keen simple sallies stamps.
The card base is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inces and scored at 4 1/4 inches. The spider paper is cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches, that paper is from cloud 9 design seasonal pack. I got this pack at Joann Fabric, it has fall, halloween, and Christmas paper in it. The paper is very thin and I wouldn't suggest trying to cut it in the cricut, but it is great for mats on cards. The tag is made using an ek success punch and purple cardstock.

The last few touches I added were some black ribbon, the stickles on her hat, and of course I had to use my iRock and add a little jewel on the green piece around her neck.

I hope you like todays project.

Ashley :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Challenge "Just Because"

Hey everyone! Today's post is for the Tuesday Challenge over at Made with Momo. Today's challenge is to make a card to send to someone to let them know you are thinking about them. So I made this card. The base is paper from a s.e.i stack called chick-a-dee that I got at Hobby Lobby. The base is cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. The mat behind the stamped image is 3 1/2 x 3 inches.
The stamp that says special thought for you is from a set of clear stamps that I got at Hobby Lobby. I colored her using prisma colored pencils and did the shading with mineral spirits. The stamp is from C. C. Design's it is called Swiss Pixies Heidi Among The Flowers. I used my irock to add some jewesl to her hair.

I hope you all enjoyed my card for today.

Ashley :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Princess Throwback Thursday Challenge

Hey everyone! Today's post is for the throwback Thursday challenge over at My Creative Time. This weeks challenge was a princess theme, you were to use the Tinkerbell cartridge, or any older cartridge you own if you do not have the Tinkerbell Cartridge. I do not own the Tinkerbell cartridge so I used paper doll dress up.
I have been trying to cover composition notebooks the past few weeks, and decided I wanted to make one for this challenge.
For this I used a compositon notebook I bought at Target I think it was $0.50 but I am not sure. All the paper I used was from a stack I got at wal-mart by colorbok. I love this paper it cuts so well in the cricut and it is only $5 for a stack of 50 sheets .
For the background I used two stamps I have in a princess stamp set that I got from Joann Fabric, I'm not sure what the name of it is. I also used a small $1 stamp pad I got at Joann Fabric to make the background.
I got the font from it is called Brady Bunch. In order to use the files from this website you have to have sure cuts a lot. I love using this font, I have used it a lot lately.
For the binding I cut a strip of pink paper at 9 1/2 x 3 inches and tried to center it the best I could around the original binding. I then cut a piece of yellow paper at 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 and used my fiskars scallop edge punch.

As for the princess I cut her out at 4 inches, I used the simple sallies face set from peachy keen stamps for the face. As for the dress I first cut it out of vellum and then out of pink cardstock. I then cut the arms and bottom ruffle off the pink dress so the vellum would show under the pink. I added stickles to the arms and the ruffle to give it a little sparkle. The jewles on the crown I attached using the irock. I just got this tool in the mail yesterday and I LOVE it.

I hope you all enjoyed my project!

Ashley :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ice Cream Card

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to show you a card I made several weeks ago. The card base is a standard A2 size card. The green layer is 5 1/2 x 4.25 inches, the blue layer is 5 x 4 inches. The icecream cone came from the potpourri basket cartridge.

I first cut the ice cream cone out in the shadow feature, then used my gypsy and the hide contour feature, so that I wouldn't have to cut it out twice. It was cut out at 1.5 x 2.75. I then added a little ribbon to the card, and stamped We all scream for ice cream. I'm not sure where i got this stamp I just found it in my stash.

I hope you all enjoyed today's card.
Ashley :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge # 9

Hey everyone! Todays post is for a challenge over at My Creative Time. This weeks challenge was to use the paisley cartridge or any older cartridge if you don't own paisley, to make anything you wanted as long as it was back to school themed. I do not own the paisley cartridge so I decided to use the doodlecharms, strech your imagination, and paper doll dress up for the little faces in the bus window.
I am not sure of my measurements for anything on this card. I forgot to measure before I put it together and I already have it in an envelope for my sister, since she is a teacher.

The bus is from doodlecharms, and the trees are from strech your imagination.

What is neat about this card is the bus moves across the card. To do this I cut a slot in the background and placed a penny behind it then added a popdot and put another penny on the popdot. I then added another popdot to the top penny and stuck the bus onto that popdot so it could move across the card.

I used the simple sallies face assortment stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps for the faces in the bus. I hope you like this card.

Ashley :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Look Who's Popped In!

Today I am going to share with you the decorations I made using the cricut, inkscape, sure cuts a lot, and george and basic shapes cartridge for the font, for my sister's classroom. My sister is a 4th and 5th grade special ed teacher, each year she picks a different theme for her classroom. This year she chose a popcorn theme, and she decided it would be good for me to make the stuff for her room. While I got aggravated with it at times I enjoyed making it.
This big popcorn box was not made using the cricut it was made using red and white poster board. We had many laughs while making this box, the first one we made we had a lot of problems getting the stripes to work right. So after we messed the first one up so bad that we couldn't save it we decided it would be better to just start over. This one turned out a lot better.

I made the big popcorn behind the box using inkscape by simply welding different sizes of circles together. I also made the little popcorn going around the box the same way. I then cut the popcorn out using sure cuts a lot and my cricut.

This is a close up of the popcorn that is going around the big box. On each of these peices of popcorn she is going to write the name of each child in her class this year.

These are the little boxes of popcorn I made also using inkscape to make the popcorn and the popcorn box. The circle cut out in the middle is where she is going to write the childs name. These are going to be on their lockers, so each child knows which locker is theirs.

These are the movie tickes I made, again I made these in inkscape and cut them out using sure cuts a lot. There is one on each child's deck with their schedule behind it.

This is her classroom jobs chart. My mom made this chart a few years ago for her. This year I made small tickets, each ticket will have the name of a child in her class and each day she will draw a name for each job.

This is a close up of the small ticket I made for the job chart.

These last popcorn boxes are going to have a picture of each child behind them and then the boxes are going to be hung up on a bulletin board. I couldn't find a picture I wanted to cut up, but I found this picture that was colored and decided to use it so you can get an idea of what she will be doing with these.

I hope you have enjoyed my crafts for today.
Ashley :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge 34 - Sketch

Today's post is for the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge. This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge. I love Peachy Keen Stamps however, I do not own very many. Now back to the card. I used a black base that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. I am really not sure what the rest of my paper is cut at I just started cutting and playing around with the peices of paper.

The black scallop and white circle were cut using spellbinder dies and my cuttlebug. I used a balloon stamp I have and colored the balloons in with my copic markers. I used pop dots on the back of the black scallop.

The last thing I did was use a happy birthday stamp I have and stamped it with black momento ink.

I hope you all enjoy my card today.

Ashley :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Throwback Thursday #8

Hi everyone! This post is for the throwback thrusday challenge with Emma at My Creative Time. This week's challenge was to make a birthday card using the celebrations cartridge. I do not have the celebrations cartridge so I used the forever young cartridge to make the flower. I also decided that I would try to make a card I have never made before which is called a gate card. I think it turned out cute.

The base of the card is cut out at 8 1/2 x 4 1/4

It was scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8

The pattern paper on the front was cut out at 4 x 1 3/4

The white square on the front is cut at 3 x3 and the yellow mat is cut out at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4

I cut the flower out at 2 inches.
After I had the pattern paper on the front flaps added I made the white square and yellow mat for the front. I attached the yellow mat to the white then stamped Happy Birthday! on the yellow in black momento ink. The stamp came from a set I got at Joann Fabric. I then added pop dots to the flower and added it to the yellow.

The last thing I did was added two pop dots to the back of the white square and attached it to only one side of the card, so that the card can open.
I hope you enjoyed this card.
Ashley :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Monkey Pillow

Hey everyone! So today I wanted to show you a monkey neck pillow I made. I made three of these as Christmas presents for my three neices. All three of them loved these pillows. I think they turned out really cute.

I used a pattern I bought at JoAnn Fabrics. The pattern called for some type of soft material I cant remember what it was called but anyway I couldn't find it at any of the local craft stores that sold material. So I decided to go with fleece. They are really soft and are great pillows to take in the car for a long trip or to just lay on and watch TV.

Hope you enjoyed todays post.
Ashley :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hair Bows and Headbands

Hello everyone! Tonight I am going to show off some of my hairbows I make. First up is this adorable korker bow. I made this from grosgrain ribbon that I baked in the oven, then cut down to the size I wanted each curl to be. I then tied them all together with a piece of string, and attached them to a lined alligator clip.

These bows were made using 1 inch ribbon (I think) they measure approximately 4 inches across. They are called pinwheel bows. They are attached to lined alligator clips.
The next bow I will be showing off are these 3 inch pinwheel bows that are perfect for any girl's hair. These are all also attached to a lined alligator clip.

Last up is this headband I made with a plastic headband, and brown and pink grosgrain ribbon. I also added a little bow on the side just to give it a little something extra.

If you see any bows or headbands here you would like to purchase please visit my etsy shop. There is a link to on the right side column to get there. I have all of these bows plus many more.

Ashley :)