Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cricut-tastic Award

I would like to start by saying thank you to Erlinda at Stampin with Erlinda for givining me the cricut-tastic award.
Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic! Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog and share it with friends! Let's all celebrate Cricut's 5 year anniversary.

Now for the rules of this award:
1. Share with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs.
2. You have to tell 5 Cricut-related things about yourself.

Now its time for me to share this award with 10 people. I follow so many wonderful blogs and this is always a hard decision for me. So here it goes...

Now time for the 5 cricut-related things about me.
1. I own a cricut expression and cricut expression 2 anniversary edition
2. I also own a gypsy which I mostly use for shape cards.
3. I have approximately 20 cartridges, there are a few on my wishlist just haven't got them yet.
4. I love using my cricut to make cards.
5. My favorite cartridge is Create a Critter.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Graduation Cards

Hello bloggers. I promised to share with you some graduation cards I made. I finally took pictures and loaded them to my computer, so here they are. I have 4 family members that are graduating this year 2 from high school and 2 from 8th grade. I only have three pictures because two of them are graduating from the same school and same grade, so theirs are the same.

All the cards have the same style. I will use the blue and yellow card as an example for giving measurements. Each one is a standard A2 size card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. The bottom yellow mat is 4 x 51/4 inches, the next blue mat is 3 3/4 x 5 inches. The top yellow mat is 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, the bottom yellow is 3 1/2 x 2/ 1/2 inches. The white piece that is stamped on is 1 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. The pattern paper is 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. The hat was cut from everyday paper dolls cricut cartridge at 1 inches, I think.
All papers except for the pattern paper are papertrey ink. The colors I used are summer sunrise, enchanted evening, spring rain, vintage cream, true black, and pure poppy. The pattern paper is a double sided paper by TPC studio, the pattern paper on the second card is the back of the pattern paper on the top card.
The stamp is a stampibilities stamp I got at Hobby Lobby, I used memento black ink to stamp it. The stamped piece and the hat are both poped up. These cards are kind of heavy and would probably require extra postage, but luckily I will be hand delivering these.

I just love how these cards turned out, I just started playing around one day and out came these cards. I hope everyone has had a great weekend.

Ashley :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cupcake Card

Hello bloggers! Tonight I would like to show you a card I made several weeks ago. About a month ago I went to CKC St. Louis, while I was up that way I stopped at Archiver's it is the closest one I have and I just love that store. Anyway while I was there I found this stamp set from Inky Antics that you use with their honeycomb paper.

In order to use these stamps you stamp the image on the honeycomb paper and cut it out according to their directions. Once you get it cut out and have the card folded the way they say in the directions you simply adhere the image to the inside and when you open the card you have a cute pop up surprise.
There was a cherry stamped on top of this cupcake but I decided to add a little red pompom I think it just really helped set it off. The base card, and brown mat is paper from papertrey ink, the honeycomb paper and stamps are both from inky antics, the ribbon is just some I have in my stash. I also used a cuttlebug folder on the brown mat, I'm not sure what the name of that folder is.

I hope you enjoy this card today. I will be back in a few days to share with you some graduation cards I made. I just love them they turned out super cute.

Ashley :)