August 29, 2017

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You're the Jelly to My Peanut Butter Card - KaDoodle Bug Designs

I think my Design Team project for KaDoodle Bug Designs turned out totally cute! The PB & J sandwich images are from KaDoodle Bug Design's image set Cutesy Kids Breakfast.

The sentiment was written with my Explore Air 2 using the Cricut writing font Kyden and a Ranger Perfect Medium embossing pen - bullet tip. I then sprinkled Midnight Black Stampendous embossing powder and then heat set it with my heat gun. Who needs stamps when you have a Cricut Explore machine that can write your sentiments for you with an embossing pen.

For the pieces of bread I used Distress Ink Gathered Twigs to ink the edges using the Mini Ink Blending Tool. For the peanut butter I used Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft cardstock in copper. For the jelly I used Core'dinations Glitter Silk cardstock in purple. The pink hearts have a shimmer from using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Overlay pen. It's hard to see in the picture, but really shimmery in real life.

Thanks for visiting!

August 2, 2017

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Bunny Cupcake Birthday Card - KDB

Today's card was made using a KaDoodle Bug Designs SVG file called Bunny Cupcake. It was pretty easy to put together. I had cut all the cupcake pieces from white watercolor paper and then I used Distress Inks and a water brush to color in the pieces. Once it dried I assembled the cupcake layers and used white Gelly Roll pen to add highlights. The bunny pieces were cut from Neenah shimmer cardstock and I wanted my bunny to looks "dirty" so I used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and my water brush to go around the edges of the bunny pieces. The sentiment was written by the Explore Air 2 on a scrap piece of paper I did some Distress Ink technique on a few months back. See... don't throw away your "mistakes", you can always use them on other projects.

What I Used:
~ KaDoodle Bug Designs SVG file - Bunny Cupake
~ Distress Inks - Ripe Persimmons, Festive Berries, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Worn Lipstick, and Hickory Smoke.
~ Gelly Roll pen - white

July 7, 2017

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Wonderful News! Coffee Skunk Card - KaDoodle Bug Designs + DS Card Base Cut File

I have some wonderful news I want to share! I'am now on the Design Team for Kadoodle Bug Designs! YAY! For my first Design Team project I created this uber cute coffee skunk card. You can get this cute coffee skunk SVG file here. The card is REALLY shimmery and sparkly in real life. I used black and white shimmer cardstock and turquoise shimmer cardstock, with a hint of gold foil cardstock. All the layers are pop dotted and inked. The background is cut from Cricut black glitter cardstock.

The rest of the card was designed using images from Cricut Access. You can download the Design Space file for the card base below.

Design Space A2 Card Base Cut File Link: Click Here to Download

July 3, 2017

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Card Sketch #3 - Cute Hedgehog Card Design Space Cut File

For this card sketch I used a cute little hedgehog image that I found in Cricut Access. The hedgehog can be found on the Live Simply cartridge. As always my card sketches are free to cut because I use all free basic shapes, so no Cricut Access subscription required to cut the card sketch imaged to the right.

The hedgehog is on an Action Wobble. He will wiggle from side to side. If you don't know where to get Action Wobbles you can be buy them everywhere including Blisty.

You can download the Design Space file on my Card Sketch page.

Thanks for stopping by!

March 20, 2017

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Thank You Write then Cut Heat Embossed Card - Design Space Cut File

I got my new Cricut Explore Air 2 today!! YAY!! I wanted to try out the 2x faster write and cut features, so I designed this file using a writing file from Cricut Access subscription and used the Perfect Medium embossing pen so I could heat emboss the writing. Worked out great!

The Thank You background was written by the Explore Air 2 on fast mode using a Perfect Medium embossing pen and then snow white embossing powder that was heat set with a heat gun. The embossing ink stayed wet long enough that none of it dried before I got around to heat embossing. I used Crack Pistachio Distress Ink to help bring out the white embossed Thank Yous. Then I spritzed water on it to get the distressed water look.

Design Space Cut File Link: Click Here to Download

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Meow! That's Cat for Hi! Card - Design Space Cut File

Today's card is a super cute quick and easy card that uses up scraps. This Design Space cut file was designed using all Cricut images and font that is available in the Cricut Access subscription.

I like cats, so my card is cat themed. I have many, many cats and they always greet us by meowing at us when we come home. They are all lovely lil souls and make me happy (most times - HA!).

On to the card details, enough about my hoard of kitties! HA!!

For this card you will need 2 1/2 inch by 5 inch pieces of scraps in 3 different colors and/or patterned paper, these will be for the colors of the cat cutouts. 3 squares will be cut from each of those scrap pieces for a total of 9 squares. You will then glue those squares to the back of the top layer that has the cat cutouts. The squares are arranged in any way that is pleasing to your eye. You can make it the same pattern in all rows or mix them up like I did on mine, there's no wrong way. Once you have figured out your arrangement, you will glue one square in the upper left corner, flush on both sides of the top layer -- see picture -- and then you will do the same for the upper right corner, and then put the middle piece. Then for the bottom row you will have to do the same as the top row and line up with the lower right and left corners. The middle pieces might overlap the other 2 squares a bit, but that is fine. Just make sure that the other squares do not overlap pass the top layer from the front.

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see what you create with this file.

Design Space Cut File Link: Click Here to Download