Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Couple cards and a wheelbarrow svg

Darn that Martha and her punches, every time I go into Micheals there is a new batch! Every time I go to Micheals I have a 40% off coupon I feel I can not let go to waste. UGH! I have a cricut so I could get rid of my punches but how can I not buy more when these new ones just keep coming out? So here is a card with a one of my latest ones, the large flower is her new Water Lily punch. I was there yesterday and saw ANOTHER new batch, I think I have to go back for the bird on a wire punch...I have a coupon.

Details : wheelbarrow is an svg, see below, inside reads : Hope your day is filled with Happiness (Stampin Up), flowers are from Marthas hydrangea punch. I used stickles for the centers of the flowers.

The Congratulations card reads inside : On another year of happy togetherness (also Stampin Up), the large leaf element is from Storybook cut at 4.5 inches. I used gold microbeads for the centers of the flowers.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Spring Bird, Birdhouse Card and svg

It was so beautiful here this weekend! We did some spring cleaning, worked in the yard, went biking in the park and just enjoyed the sunshine....ahhhh. So, thinking Spring, here is my Spring card complete with birdhouse, and little bird in svg format. Heres hoping for another sunny day!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My First Vinyl shirt done with the cricut

I have not been doing much crafting this week, instead I'm doing spring cleaning (it may be February, but by the sunshine here it feels like April). However, I thought I'd take a quick break and try out some of the vinyl I bought for shirts. I got the file on another blog last month, but it has since closed down so I can't pass on a link (sorry). This was just a test run, anyone who has done this have suggestions on getting the vinyl from the mat to the shirt? I thought it would be like normal vinyl, but NOOOO, no sticky side for transfer. Help before I do the next one would be greatly appreciated :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Whoo needs a quick Valentines card?

I went to Micheals with the hopes that I could find an Owl-y verse stamp to use on Valentines and I found the perfect set from Hampton Arts. I made these two cards with the owls from StoryBook -and my new stamps. The first one I cut at 4.5 inches, then cut a piece of patterned paper just big enough to fit behind the scalloped frame, mounted to cardstock and then stamped. I added googly eyes and some perfect pearls dots on the scallops. The second one is also from storybook. I did the tall border function at 4 inches and then snipped off the little owl, and cut the main owl at 2 inches. I used some little hearts (punched) to cover the leaves. The last card is just stamped and traditional paper piecing with my new set (for a little boy tuning 5 this weekend). Inside the Vday cards say "I do, thats who!", and inside the Bday card says "hope its a hoot". How cute are those verses! And the whole set was $10 ($6 with my coupon). Now I'm off to work on an owl scrap page!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Home Decor Bird on a branch wall vinyl

I'm vinyl-izing my home, one room at a time. This is in my entry now. The images are all from Home Decor, the bird, branch and leaves are all separate, but then I did them together in DS, overall length is 11.5 inches (as big as I could fit on the mat). The wreath I just bought at Micheals. It is very spring-y and has sparkly clear beads on it :) Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Laundry Door Vinyl

I just bought some vinyl from Stampin' Up!, it is about $12 per color and you get 2 sheets of 14 by 24. Also right now if you buy $50 from SU you get a free stamp set! The vinyl is Oracle (same brand as Cricut vinyl) and it comes with transfer paper. Personally I found using that I like clear contact paper better than transfer paper, but that's just a personal preference (I like to see through it). This was done with DS using Storybook letters and shapes from Home Accents. I cut the base with Kraft color vinyl, the the letters and vines (top layer) in Celery. Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Coffee cup Valentines Day card and SCUT2 file

Here is a quick coffee cup and steam swirls I did in Illustrator (I'm taking Illustrator 101). I needed a cup to go with the background stamp. My friend had this coffee background stamp in her "get rid of" pile but I really like it so I thought I'd borrow it before she gets rid of it. This will be a Valentines Day card for a friend. The cup file is below. Thanks for looking!