January 30, 2019

My Favorite Crafty Items for Card Making

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10 of my favorite crafty items I use for card making.
  1. Cutter Bee scissors - I like these for fine detail and fussy cutting images. / https://amzn.to/2WxZ34G
  2. Honey Bee scissors - I like these for cutting foam tape and anything else that has adhesive because these scissors have a Teflon coating to keep the blades from gumming up when cutting anything sticky or adhesive. / https://amzn.to/2sVZ58F
  3. Mini Martha Stewart Scoring Board - I like using it to score my card bases and to score lines on anything else that needs a score line. 
  4. Foam Pop Dots / Foam Tape / Foam Squares - I have a a nice little variety of these. I have white and black foam squares and I have a roll of foam tape. These give your diecuts dimension instead of your cards looking flat. / https://amzn.to/2Se3AK6
  5. Tim Holtz ruler - I like this ruler because it has a center measuring ruler side to help you find the center point of something. Very useful for me. I use this a lot to make sure my card mat layers are centered. / https://amzn.to/2WDYCWu
  6. Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat - This is a new item to my favorites. I really, really love it! I even got the too kit with the scraper and guide. It repels most everything I have used on it and it makes blending Distress Inks and Distress Oxides a breeze. / https://amzn.to/2TnbAWx
  7. Paper Trimmer - I like the Tim Holtz aka Tonic Guillotine trimmer to cut many sheets at once. I like to use the Cricut paper trimmer for when I want to cut down my scraps and only one sheet of paper. / https://amzn.to/2Tp5l4j
  8. Cricut XL Scraper - I use this for burnishing cardstock down to my cutting mat, to burnish transfer tape to vinyl and to get a good contact between cardstock and glue. I seem to use it for everything, but a scraper. / https://amzn.to/2RWKYPs
  9. Speedball Brayer - I really like to use this tool for ink techniques and when not using it for ink, I like to use it to "steamroll" over my layered images to make sure everything gets a good contact. / https://amzn.to/2TlYo4b
  10. Bone Folder - I like to use my bone folder to get a nice sharp crease when I fold score lines on my card bases. I also use it for rub-ons. / https://amzn.to/2WuYpVy
Well, that is all I can think of as my favorite crafty items for card making. 

February 7, 2018

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It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Drops Their Ice Cream Card - Design Space Cut File

Look at the frowny face in that ice cream it says it all. HAHA!! The card was designed using all Cricut Access images and font. It's an A2 size - 4.25"x5.5" card. The ice cream is from the Trendy T-Shirts cartridge. I cut the ice cream pieces from watercolor cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to color it in. Colors used are Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo. Then I used foam pop dots to pop the ice cream up to give added dimension. The sentiment was written by my Explore Air 2 using the Cricut Access exclusive font - Kyden. The purple background is Distress Oxide Ink Wilted Violet on watercolor cardstock and splattered with water to make water spots. It's a cool effect.

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January 31, 2018

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Valentine's Day Heart Pencil Sliders - Cricut Design Space Cut File

Today's project was inspired by Tonya Brooks who is a member of our Cricut Explore and More Facebook group Design Team. She had designed some super cute candy cane sliders last year. Here is my take for Valentine's Day. A set of two cute heart shaped pencil sliders. They were designed using all FREE basic shapes from Cricut Access. This means you DO NOT need Cricut Access subscription to cut the file, just Design Space. These are designed to fit on a normal #2 pencil, and will fit snug on the pencils. The sentiments are not included because they used a font that needed Cricut Access. The sentiments are "You're so sharp" and "You're all write". You can use any sentiment you want. There are many more cute sentiments that will work for pencil Valentine's.

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January 26, 2018

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Eye Wanna Be Your Boo Valentine's Day Card - Design Space Cut File

Here's a super cute Valentine's Day card I designed using all Cricut images that are available in Cricut Access. Do you see the little eye peeping out of the tear of the center of the heart? Open the card and on the inside of the card is Splonk!! Isn't Splonk cute? Splonk from the Bump in the Night cartridge. The sentiment is written with my Explore Air 2 using a Ranger Perfect Medium embossing pen and then sprinkled with Ranger superfine Black embossing powder and then heat set with a heat gun.

I hope you like this super cute card. If you use my file, I'd like to see your card.

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January 19, 2018

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Butterfly Silhouette Sunset Card - Distress Oxide Inks

Today's project is a clean and simple card. It's similar to the other butterfly card I posted the other day. The sunset background is done with Distress Oxide Inks in Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, and Wild Honey. The Distress Oxides blended nicely on the watercolor paper I used. Then I splattered water to get the water droplets on the background. The butterflies silhouette is from the Cricut cartridge Botanicals. It was a quick and easy card to do.

Thanks for looking!

January 17, 2018

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Gold Butterfly Hello Card - Distress Oxide Inks

Today I'm sharing my take on a card I saw on Pinterest. I wanted to use my new Distress Oxide Inks and do a quick and easy project. The butterfly is a Cricut image. The sentiment was written with my Explore Air 2 using a Ranger Perfect Medium embossing pen and then sprinkled with Ranger Superfine Clear embossing powder and then heat set. By doing that the sentiment was done as an emboss resist. On hind sight I probably should have done it in white embossing powder. The background is done with Distress Oxide Inks in the colors of Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean on watercolor paper. I then splattered it with water to get those droplets and then dried with my heat gun.