Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Color Challenge: Smokey Plumb, Olive, and Flaxen

This month, the Scrapping Buckeye Babes were tasked with creating a project using the colors Smokey Plumb, Olive, and Flaxen. I took the opportunity to scrapbook a spread about my friends from senior year of high school. I used the Artbooking cartridge to create a fun honeycomb overlay, and then did random stamping in this month's colors using the Honeycomb stamp set.

The title was made with the Artbooking font that I edited in Cricut Craftroom to create a solid piece of text, instead of individual letters.

All of the stamped embellishments came from the Geek Is Chic stamp set.

Ingredients: Cricut Artbooking (Z1906), Honeycomb (C1537), Geek Is Chic (D1599), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Smokey Plumb Cardstock (1291), Olive Cardstock (1245), Flaxen Cardstock (X5771), Smokey Plumb Ink (Z2147), Olive Ink (Z2137), Flaxen Ink (Z2642)

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Fry Box

Hello again! My hand is finally on the mend, and I am back in the craftroom! This week is Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday! Growing up, my family would have a massive meal with all of my cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings, parents, and grandparents. This year, I am hosting a meal on a much smaller scale with some military friends of ours. To thank our guests for attending, I made these adorable turkey fry boxes using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I plan to put Andes mints inside, and place them on the table.

The fry box is cut at 5.75in, and the feathers (teardrop image) are cut at 2in. The Thanksgiving stamp is from the Thanksgiving Wreath Hostess Rewards set. And, the eyes are from the August Stamp of the Month What a Hoot. To hide the feathers, I punched a 2in circle and glued it to the back.

Ingredients: Chocolate Cardstock (X5643), Barn Red Cardstock (X5637), Autumn Terracotta Cardstock (1270), Honey Cardstock (X5668), Colonial White Ink (1388), Cricut Art Philosophy (Z1686)

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Six Simple Christmas Cards

I wanted to create simple Christmas cards that would make a big impact for the card club I lead at my church. Most of the ladies in my group have never stamped before, and they have really enjoyed learning. Because we wanted to make a Christmas card for all of our shut-ins and an area nursing home, I chose to make these super easy cards that can be made quickly. 

I used the Yuletide Carol paper pack and three different stamp sets (Noel, Sing Glory, and Reason for the Season), and kept the whole set monochromatic. 

Ingredients: Yuletide Carol (G1084), Colonial White Cardstock (1388), Noel (C1598), Sng Glory (Hostess Exclusive), Reason for the Season (D1614), Black Ink (Z2105), Barn Red (Z2104), New England Ivy (Z2135), Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985), Sequins Gold Assortment (Z2012)

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Waterfall Folio Albums

Hello again, Artsy Friends! Today was the first day post hand surgery that I have braved the craft room. I have been preparing for a lot of upcoming events, including a craft fair on Saturday November 8th from 9-3. I really wanted to create some more mini albums for the event, so I went back to a great layout for creating a waterfall folio album. The tutorial I used can be found here.

The first album I created, I used the Brushed paper pack with touches of the retired Chantilly paper pack.

I embellished the cover using cards from the My Crush Wilderness Assortment and Bling Gems Gold Assortment.

The inside contains a pocket on the left and the waterfall on the right.

For the waterfall, I used retired Chantilly (green) paper and created my own B&T with Honey Cardstock stamped with a flower from a Budding Friendship in canary. The strip in between is the zip tie from Brushed.

The second album I made was using the retired Sparkle and Shine paper pack.

The cover is embellished with the Sparkle and Shine Compliments and a heat embossed Classy Doily stamp.

The inside contains two pockets on the left and the waterfall on the right.

For the waterfall, I used Sparkle and Shine paper and trimmed it with silver shimmer trim.

For the pocket on the left, I added some cards from the Picture My Life Partridge and Pear pack.

I am entering these projects in this month's anything goes Take Heart Ideas.

Ingredients: Brushed Paper Pack (G1087), Honey Cardstock (X5668), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Slate Cardstock (X5930), Canary Ink (Z2643), A Budding Friendship (D1602), Classy Doily (B1424), Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985), Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799), Bling Gems Gold Assortment (Z2023).

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!