Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Claddagh Treat Bag

I am loving svgcuts' Lucky Day file set -- and this is the Claddagh Treat Bag. I am not using their score file - just the entire image - and skipping the score. This way I can alter the bags a bit. So for this one, intend of it having a fold over top and inset sides, I left it as a box, with just a bit that closes over to the back. The ribbon holds it together nicely. Just using American Crafts card stock and my specialty gold and shimmer green. Oh and stickles. Always need stickles.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tie Close Celtic Knot Treat Bag

Here's another St Patrick's treat bag from the SVGcut set. This one is a Tie Close Celtic Knot Treat Bag. I used sturdy patterned paper and matt gold and a green with a green and gold metallic card stock. It was a little tricky to put together because it has side scores that fold inside. Other than that - pretty easy to throw together.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Use Green Challenge

Here's another challenge from Bitten by the Bug2: use green on your project. Not hard to do when St. Patrick's Day is approaching. I made this cute clover box from SVGcuts "Lucky Day" for a Women's Club meeting and added a "happy st. patrick's day" stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a Stampin' Up! set. The lower part of the box is made with Recollections white glitter paper and the top portion is American Crafts card stock. Inside, I will add some paper grass and gold coins - how cute will that be? Here's the box:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

"Just a Note" Cards

Here's two cards that I made while we were hunkered down during Friday's heavy snow and wind storm -- we were lucky to have heat and light! I used Tim Holtz patterned papers and put Glossy Accents on the flowers (can't see it well in the photos). And believe it or not, the green damask print is from my Christmas papers! The yellow below is Basic Grey paper and I like how it has the aged, distressed look that the Tim Holtz paper has. "Just a note" is from Cricut "Wild Card" cartridge, which was free this past week. I love the fonts and sayings in the set, and my project for the weekend is to cut a bunch of them up for future cards.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sending "Birthday Wishes For You"

Here's another set of Happy Birthday cards -- made with a new stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog: Birthday Wishes For You. The bright and cheery yellow card is colored in with alcohol markers -- and a bit of bling. The pink and purple card is made with blended colored pencils, clear stickles, and retired sequins. The blue one with alcohol markers and stickles.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Show Me Your Shamrocks Challenge

This week's Bitten by the Bug2 challenge is to make a project using using shamrocks. And how cute is this SVG? The file is from, and it is called "Feelin_lucky_5667" and the original looks like this:

I ungrouped the image in Cricut Design Space and enlarged the shamrocks so they would cut cleaner on the cricut, and added a few more. I used matt gold paper from Stampin' Up! for the "lucky" and the pot of gold and lucky horseshoe. The kelly green card stock that I used is Coordinations', but I didn't distress it because of I love the rich color it is has before being sanded down. I can see that the card still needs some tweaking - the "L" isn't quite lined up, but hey, crafts are not meant to be perfect, right?

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Birthday on a "Beautiful Day"

Here's a few of my recent birthday cards made with Stampin' Ups! Occasions' catalog Beautiful Day Clear-Mount Stamp Set. I used Stampin' Ups! watercolor pencils with their aqua painters (watercolor brush) and when dry, outlined the images in black stickles on a couple cards. I then added Rhinestone Basic Jewels and retired rhinestone strips. Not a quick card to make, but fun.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Vintage Fairy Cards

So in love with this vintage Graphic 45 patterned paper. It almost kills me to use it on some cards because I want to hold onto it some more. I added stickles, clear Wink of Stella, and Glossy Accents -- as well as some gold sticker Happy Birthday! sentiments.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Character Challenge

Here is my challenge for the Bitten by the Bug2 blog. So break out the Disney and other carts like Hello Kitty! It's so fun to make cards and layouts with these characters, even though they are usually intricate cuts. My card uses a Hello Kitty SVG from ETSY. I matched her to my cricut patterned paper and stickled her dress and flower. I then added a "celebrate" stamp from Stampin' Up! and punch the banner out with a matching punch. I love using that bundle -- makes card sentiments so easy to make.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sending Birthday Wishes

Sending birthday wishes with Lots of Lavender from the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration catalog. I love the color lavender - and the flowers - so I had to qualify (free with $50 spent) for this limited edition stamp set. Matted onto Wild Wasabi green and Wisteria Wonder lavender, I added some splashes of blue for the background, rhinestones here and there,  and some stickles onto the Bushing Bride soft pink ribbon.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hearts for Valentines

Here is vintage-style layout that I made for Bitten by the Bug2 Hearts for Valentines. I used "Hearts and Love" from Love Struck 2010. I still love this mini cartridge. I also used the "Stamp" from Phrases on red card stock and stickled the edges to make it pop a bit. The Coordinations chocolate pink cardstock die cuts go nicely on the page, and I sanded the edges to show the pink color. I added them to discontinued Graphic 45 patterned paper (Place in Time Collection), which also gives these die cuts an antique look. 

Below is page 2 of the double layout. All that I need now are photos!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

ATC-Style Seed Cards

I came across these seedlings ATC-styled "journal cards" on a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper and fell in love. I used quite a bit of embellishing to make these mine: stickles (of course), Wink of Stella in clear, Glossy Accents, washi tape, and the most fun: microbeads. While going through my craft stash, I discovered that I have a lot of unused microbeads, and most of them I acquired through swaps with my crafty friends. I adhered the mircobeads with Glossy Accents, and I love how they gave the cards a multi-dimensional look. I will be using them in a lot more future projects!