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Archive for March, 2010

Happy Spring Everyone!

I’ve been making some birthday cards for my Mom and Sister-in-law who’s birthdays are this month and a day apart.  I’ve been doing so much with my Cricut Expression, that I wanted to change things up and rubber stamp these cards and use  Copic Sketch markers to color them in.

I think the best way to say Happy Birthday is with making Handmade Greeting Cards.  When you take the time to make a handmade card,  it is not just a card that you are giving  but it’s also a gift from the heart.

So for the first card I stamped this cute House Mouse Bunny with black Memento Ink and then used Copic Sketch markers for the coloring.  I then cut out this bunny and attached it with pop dots onto the dark blue cardstock panel that was layered on a white card.  With silver ink I stamped the sentiment on the front and inside of this card.  I think this handmade greeting card came out really cute.  I hope that Lin Marie likes her card.

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Now for the second card I stamped these beautiful pansy flowers, again with Memento black ink on white cardstock, and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  Then I cut the flowers out and attached to dark green cardstock that was layered on a cream colored  card.  Then I was thinking of what to do next and decided to put these flowers into a basket so I just had to use my Cricut Expression machine to cut out a basket from the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge, then used my Cuttlebug with a Cuttlebug and embossing folder to put some texture on the basket.  I arranged the flowers on the basket and finished it off with a tiny bow on the handle of the basket.  My Mom is going to love her basket of flowers.

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It is so much fun when you incorporate different techniques when making handmade greeting cards.  You sure don’t get caught in a rut this way, and the results are fantastic!

~Wishing my Mom and Lin Marie a Very Happy Birthday~

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

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Happy Monday Everyone, I have a couple of St Patricks day ideas that I want to share with you.

I can’t believe that St Patricks Day is next week already and people will be eating corned beef & cabbage along with “green” drinks of all kinds. I have some fun cricut card ideas that I wanted to show you that are super easy and that makes great St Patricks Day Cards.

I went though all of my Cricut cartridges and decided to use the Designer’s Calender Cricut cartridge to make these handmade cricut cards.

I found the four leaf clover and also the phrase St Patricks Day to cut with my Cricut Expression machine and to make these cards with.  And you know me, I just couldn’t leave it at that, I had to add some green Stickles for that extra bling!

I just thought of other St Patricks Day Crafts that you can do.  Why not cut out 2 four leaf clovers and glue them together with a tooth pick in the center to decorate some cup cakes or even put a straw in between them for a fun decorative St Patricks Day straw?

There are so many fun and creative cricut card ideas and St Patricks Day crafts  that you can come with.  Just have fun and for this project just think Green!

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Happy St Patrick’s Everyone!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

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