These gift bags were made for a swap on the Cricut message boards. We also had to make matching cards and tags.
My partner requested one be a poinsettia theme and the other a toyland theme.
The first one is the poinsettia theme. I used the Tim Holtz die. For the backing I used chip board (actually it was a Canada Dry ginger ale carton). The papers were scraps. For the glitter i painted over them with some clear glitter paint and then used Stickles.
The second bag I used the Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas collection. I LOVE this paper. I also used some stickers from my stash and some little Christmas light bulbs.
This card is what some people call a stair step or Z card. The papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle, DCWV and My Minds Eye. The die cuts are from my Cricut and Michaels.
This card is 5 x 7. The papers are from Michaels. The images are from http://freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com. If you have not checked out this blog, you should. There are A LOT of really cute images to print out and color. I colored the images with Copic markers. I'm learning. The bling and stickers are from Michaels and the spider web at the bottom is from an old Martha Stewart paper pack.
This is a box card. Sorry for the bad pictures. Couldn't figure out how to show the whole card. The papers are a mixture from Little Yellow Bicycle, Michaels and my stash. The die cuts are from Michaels. I really like making the box cards.
For this month's card swap on the Cricut message board we had to create either a back to school, autumn, thank you or birthday cards. I chose back to school.
I used the following supplies:
Stretch Your Imagination cartridge for the bus
Plantain Schoolbook cartridge for the apples
Graphic 45 stamps (didn't have a name on the package) for the chalk board 2 + 2 image
Alphabet stamps from my stash for the ABC
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder for the green mat
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink for distressing the edges
White gel pen to write on the card
Card stock from my stash for the card and mats.
My Dad's birthday is July 4th so we combine the two. This is a pop up box card. I found the tutorial on You Tube. There are a lot of them out there. I used the Awesome Boy collection from Recollections. The die cuts are from various Cricut cartridges (Pop Up Cards, Holiday Cakes and CTMH). The stamped image is from CTMH.
I love making these cards. It's fun to see how much you can cram in on one!
This was another Swap-Bot swap and it took me out of my comfort zone. It had to be an art project on a piece of torn cardboard.
Used acrylic paint from Michaels to make the background. I used my Tim Holtz die to cut out the chipboard fence and painted white. The gnome was fussy cut from some paper in my stash. The butterflies, birds and birdhouse are 3-D dimensional stickers from my stash. The paper flowers are some that I made with my CTMH Cricut cartridges.
My swap partner liked it so I'm pleased. I want to get more comfortable with paints and other media so this is a good start.
I received the Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges from my hubby for Christmas. I've had so much fun using them. Each cartridge has 700 images and comes with 3 stamp sets and 3 chipboard dimensional elements that coordinate with the stamps.
Granted they are not cheap. Santa hubby was very generous. Each cartridge was either $99 or $100. BUT THEY ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY. I have made so many paper flowers and delicate/intricate doilies.
I've started binge cutting sheets and sheets of various die cuts in varying sizes so I can hoard them and use them later.
This is a wooden frame I got at JoAnn's. Used Mod Podge and the By The Sea paper collection. Fussy cut some of the embellishments. Did want to go overboard (no pun intended) because the paper is so beautiful.