Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween

Of course, in our home  with the Christmas card chaos, centerpieces/raffle stuff we are cutting for a charity dance, and the other items we cut to give away- we forgot about Halloween!  Here was a cute card, simple but filled with love for a first Halloween for a very adorable boy!
The leaves above are  fall colored and metallic.  They are textured and make the card "pop" but needed to be placed  on the card with a glue gun.  The cards had the pre-printed dot paper.
  Have a safe and Happy Halloween

Recent wedding card- using gemstones, stamps, and cricut cuts - many textures and cuts here

Friday, October 18, 2013

Special Birthday card for special friend

We love to use the Cricut Craft room to make "backers" for the cards.  See the scallop edge background on the front of the card? Using solid paper and then creating texture with the Cuttlebug is one way to make the front of the card "pop".  Or you can use a paper with a design - as we did here- to make an interesting background for the feature piece.  I use the craft room to make different sizes for the "backers"  and then we cut a lot at a time.  When it is time to create a card, it is fun to pick out which backer to use.   It also helps add dimension to the design.  

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Christmas cards and cricut go together!


Megan made these cards while recuperating from a very complex and painful surgery.  They took a long time, but it is very important to remember those who sacrifice everything for us at home.  Veteran's Day is coming, please remember those who serve our country.

Congratulations to the new teachers we know!

Megan had surgery August 22 and had her left hand in a cast as she waited for the new school year to start.  That did not stop her from making cards for new  teachers!

Baptism card with "something to remember" cartridge