Monday, December 27, 2010

Picturesque Tag Book

I created this tag book from my new Picturesque Cartridge that I received for Christmas (thank you honey!).    I love the tags in the cartridge.   They are so pretty and dainty.   If you don't have this cart. you can use a gypsy or DS to design something similar.    The tags are all cut at 5.75" which makes the length 11.5".    Each page has a 4.5" by 6.5" mat attached.

The front cover is adhered to a plain tag, so is the back cover.   I embellished the album with my I-rock, some prima flowers, small tags, and some green and  blue ribbon.   I also attached two small acrylic Tim Holtz tags to the binding clip, and used several rub-ons from the Swatch Book Impress-Ons collection.    A few of the small tags in the album have also been punched using a corner punch from EK Success.   I then added a small coordinating paper cut slightly smaller then the tag itself to give it that extra color.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Tags

Here is one of 8 Christmas tags that I created today.    I used the Expression and my gypsy to cut out the penguin.  I used the hide-contour feature on my gypsy to not cut the eyes and beak lines.   Instead I used my large PKS Basic Doll Faces to create the penguin's face.  I then colored the tongue and eyes.   I punched a hole for the ribbon (actually it is more like mini garland).    I attached a small 2 inch tag to the back of the penguin and stamped the "to: and from:" on that portion of the tag.   I also added a photo mounting square to the back to make adhering the tag to a gift easier.

I just love the way the penguin looks with the PKS face.  

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge - Paper bag

I had some time, finally, so I decided to join in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge.     I decided to use a paper bag as a base for a Christmas Tag/Card that will attached to some baked goodies.    I used the same technique for creating a paper bag album but used only one paper bag.

I used one sheet of DCWV "The Homemade Christmas Stack".   The front cover shows the To and From for the tag, the inside is left blank to write on.   I did use my gypsy and expression to cut out two nutcrackers fron the Christmas cart. to use as embellishments on the inside of the card.   I used 3 different types of ribbons on the tag/card, the first is tied into a bow on the front, another is used for the binding and the third is used to tie on two baking charms and for the mini-tags.   I also attached a rolling pin charm to the front of the tag/card.    Included are 6 mini-tags that will be used to write sentiments on.   I will insert the recipe for the cookies into the paper bag opening.    Each mini-tag is embellished with a Christmas brad an a Peachy Keen Basic Doll face, which they look great on, who says you can only use a face on a doll?

Thanks to Peachy Keen for the challenge is was fun, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.


Four Cards using Gypsy and Expression

I created my daughter's birthday party invitations a few weeks ago and had some left over pre-cut papers....oh what to do with them?    Makes cards of course.

I used my Gypsy to arrange all the cut pieces so they fit nicely using up as much of the scrap paper as possible.  

I also used some ribbon, stickles, and I-Roc bling as accents.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Pink Stamper 9/11 Challenge

Here is my challenge entry for My Pink Stamper 9/11 Remembrance.

I used the Stand and Salute Cart on my gypsy and Expression.
All papers were scrap pieces that I'm trying to use up.
Ribbon was from Walmart.
Yellow Ribbons are from Karen Foster Design "Armed Forces"

I cut the stars out using the border feature on the Cricut Cart, then used a white gel pen to outline stitches.

Emma Inspired BOO book

Here is my version of a BOO Book, this was inspired by Emma and here Halloween Week.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Acrylic Album

Here is an Acrylic Album that I created a few months ago but just got around to taking pictures of.

I don't remember exactly what cardstock was used, but the tinkerbell epoxy stickers are from EK Success that I have had for quite a while, the ribbon is from Michaels, I used my Cuttlebug on a couple of the pages to give the paper more depth.Prima flowers, and bling from Joanns, Cardstock stickers too.

Paisley Book

Here is another baby album that I put together yesterday.

This one I used Cricut Expression, Gypsy, Paisley & George cart, Bazzill cardstock, DCWV Nursery stack, bling from Doodlebug & Joanns, quotes from vellum children stack, various ribbons, Martha steward ink around the edges of each page, and Stickles.  

I welded each image to Paisley image to a rounded cornered square from George, then I cut each of the layers from the paisley image, and added a photo mat to each page as well.   The book is bound with a round clip covered in ribbons in the top left corner.   I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the hole for the clip.

Nursery Rhyme Baby Album

I've been working on a baby album for the past few weeks.   This one is for my niece who recently had her second baby girl.   Congrats Amanda....

I used the Cricut Expression, Gypsy, Nursery Rhymes & Mini Monograms cart, Bazzill card stock, DCWV Nursery stack, some bling from Doodlebug, Prima flowers, and Stickles.   I also used a stamp from Technique Tuesday for the journaling blocks.