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 :)