Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas box card

My Christmas box cards  5x7....I made 15 of them and everything can be found in the silhouette store.
VERY VERY PLEASED at how they came out!! Love these cards!!!
I'm sure the silhouette store has a 5x7 box card but I didn't have time to look, I just followed this video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYe1W1VecF4


I made  rectangle templates to correspond with the box card so I could determine what size to make everything. Then I went to the silhouette store and found all the extras(fire place, stockings, Merry Christmas, Christmas tree (added stickles for decoration), star (added gold glitter), candy canes, ho ho ho, Santa, presents and sentiment on the back(I ungroup  and spread it out more).
Except for the red brick and white mortar on the fireplace, the presents and the sentiment on the back which are print and cut , everything else is cut as layers.

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this is how it looks closed, I should of used designer paper it looks kind of blah so I  embossed the lower half with "swiss dots".





















now, its opened





















here it is with 1 stocking (for my Mom)





















here it is with 5 stocking

















here's a side view






















the back





















other side






















Like I said I made 15 box cards and each card has the recipients/family member names on the stockings.
Otherwise they are all pretty much the same. I can't wait to hear my family/friends reactions. Its just to cute!!
I'll take them to the post office tomorrow.......extra postage?......  it will be worth it, this time.......ha ha ha...ho ho ho...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Congrats card

I'm SUPER DUPER EXCITED over the news I received Thanksgiving. After dinner and while desert was being served my niece and her husband announced....."They are EXPECTING" wahoo whoppie!!!! BUT WAIT!!!! its TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaarrrr!!!!! screaming for JOY!!!!!!!!! now for the mean part,  they won't tell us the sex.....uuuuugggghhhh. I'm hoping when they come down for Christmas they'll have a change of heart....Anyway heres the card I made.
I used my Silhouette.

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Ok, that's it for cards for a few weeks.....I have to get started on my Christmas cards and gifts!!!!!!!!!! tic toc tic toc.....time is flying...........

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Birthday cards

Birthday cards I made, the first is for my sister inlaw.  Used the silhouette.


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this next one was for my niece,  I don't like it, I put a dark rose color of vellum behind the cutouts. Again I used the silhouette. the card is pink like the bottom photo don't know what happened to the first photo.






















have one more "special card" to make....I got a BIG SURPRISE at Thanksgiving dinner.....Super Duber Excited over the news!!!!!!Then I have to get started on Christmas..............



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Moms Birthday card

My Moms birthday card.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out!!!!
I used my Cricut Imagine... SURPRISE it still works haven't used it in ages.............................
the Imagine cart "Enjoy the Seasons" cut @ 3.5" w.
then I used the embossing folder d'vine swirls.
the inside was done with the silhouette.
OK, do you know the Christmas song "Let it Snow"?
well get that tune going and you'll LOVE my creativity on this card. ha ha ha


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Well? PRETTY creative huh?? ha ha ha
have a few more birthday cards to do before December.....aagghhh.... then I have to get started on Christmas gifts...where is the time going......I still have to make my list for Michaels and Hobby Lobby Black Friday sales.........

Friday, November 21, 2014

Birthday card

Birthday card for my son. Many.. many.. many.. years ago he LOVED this cartoon.....just thought I'd try and make him feel young again.....ha ha ha
I got the design off the internet.
Everything was done with the silhouette

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday Card

Here's a Birthday card I made for a friend.
I used the cricut cart "Teddy Bear Parade" cut at 3.41"h.
Added some stickles to the collar and liquid pearls to the buttons and heat embossed the shoes.
I think it came out really cute.
The balloons and sentiment were done on the silhouette.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving cards

Finally finished my Thanksgiving cards. I used the cricut cart: Stretch your Imagination (turkey cut @ 5.25),embossed the background with a decorative tile folder and made the tags with the silhouette. The card is 9.12"h x 8"w (scored at 4" - 4"w)
This was my original idea......

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it was OK, couldn't decide between the dark or the light brown. It needed more though????
THINK.....THINK...THINK............
SO.......I took the "guts" (extra cuts) and switched them......YES, I like this better!!!! I also have two different colored backgrounds (only because I didn't have enough of the other color..ha ha)















Now for the inside.....urgh......I've got to practice on dressing that up....I was really stumped.
 I made my own buttons (to match the front of the card) and its OK but I don't like it. I used vellum for my sentiment. I don't even like my sentiment. At first I thought it was kind of cute but after reading it a thousand times.... Nope... I  should of come up with something else. Oh, well....next time.















its 2 weeks till Thanksgiving and at least my cards are DONE, I need to make a few Birthday cards.....but I'm working on a  VERY CREATIVE  project I really want to get done so I can share it with you all.....it is SO CREATIVELY CLEVER!!!! suspense...........and No, its not my craftroom....after rearranging it....I liked the look of the set up...but after crafting...Nope, I had to move some things .....which lead to moving more things and now I don't have time to finish....maybe AFTER the holidays..........