Monday, August 29, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - My Imagine-ation Monday

It's Monday...I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  For today's My Imagine-ation Monday at I created an A2 size card. An A2 card measures at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  For my card today I used the Nursery Tails Imagine Cartridge.  The first cut I did is from the stock images that come pre installed in the Imagine.  It is a scallop circle and I flood filled it with the pattern from page 42.  This was cut at 4.2" and I inked the edges.  I then wrapped it around my card so half of the image is on the front and the other half is on the back.  Then I chose the Mushroom from page 11.  This is cut at 4.0 combined...then I chose layers and selected just the Butterfly and Dragonfly at 4.0" Rel.  I attached these to the combined image and folded up the wings to create some dimension.  To finish up my card I doodled around the edges, Stickled, and added my sentiment which is from My Pink Stamper - Fabulous Phrases.

Imagine Cricut Cartridge - Nursery Tails
Paper - Bazzil Cardstock (White), Kraft Cardstock
My Pink Stamper Stamps - Fabulous Phrases
Color Box Ink - Old Rose, Magenta
Stickles - Star Dust
Pen - Zig Memory System (Pure Pink)
Adhesive - ATF, Zig 2way glue pen

Thanks for stopping by.  Please go to to see what other great creations were made with the Cricut Imagine. Happy crafting!


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #89

I haven't done the last couple challenges at Cricut Cardz, but I  wanted to do this one because I just got Create A Critter and I couldn't wait to use it. :)

The challenge for this week is "It's a Jungle Out There!" Make a child’s birthday card using something you’d see in a jungle…monkey, lion, tiger, giraffe, zebra, hippo, etc, and any cartridges or colors you’d like.

I used Kraft Cardstock for my 4.5x4.5 card base.  The background paper was from my scraps cut at 4.25x4.25 and embossed using Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl.  The Giraffe is from page 48 cut at 4"...and the Hello is from the same page using the Phrase function button cut at 1.7" using the Imagine.  Both the Giraffe and the Hello phrase were flood filled with patterns from Imagine More.  They were attached to the card with pop dots. 

Kraft Cardstock, Bazzil Cardstock (White)
Cricut Cartridges: Create a Critter, Imagine More
Ribbon: Celebrate It (Brown)
Recollections foam adhesive squares

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting,
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Would you guess Wednesdays

Happy Wednesday,

We are half way through the week.  Yay!  Today I created this 5x5 card using the Storybook Cricut Cartridge.  This cartridge has a lovely font, but it also has some great Function Keys which is what we DT members focus on for Would you guess Wednesdays at

My cuts today are from page 47 of the handbook.  I first selected the Accent/Frame Function key and pressed shift and this was cut at 3.75.  Then from the same page I selected the Shorty/Holes Function key and pressed shift for this cut as well...this was cut at 2.34.  I used my Gypsy so I was able to place the flower over the frame and used the sizing arrow until it layered perfectly.  I then stringed some ribbon I had from my stash through the holes on the frame, popped up my flower with some foam adhesive squares, doodled, and added some stickles for some bling and ended up with this super simple yet elegant card.

Cricut Cartrdige:  Storybook
Paper:  DCWV Lemon Flower Stack (I am loving this stack!)
Recollections Foam Adhesive Square
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen:  White

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. 
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Monday, August 15, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - My Imagine-ation Monday

Love is a Journey

Happy Monday,
It is time for another My Imagine-ation Monday over at My Cricut Craft Room.  Today I created an A2 card for my Anniversary, which is coming up in September.  This year my wonderful hubby and I will be celebrating 3 years of wedded bliss.  My hubby is my best friend and I am so blessed to share my life with him.  It has been a wonderful journey thus far. :)

Now on to my card - I used two images from the Imagine More Cartridge.
*The first cut is from page 18.  I used the base image and changed the pattern to the pattern on page 36.  (when I chose this pattern I didn't realize it included the alphabet so I covered that with a thin red ribbon that i had in my stash.)  I then took the first layer and changed the pattern to the pattern on page 39.  These were both cut at 5" (Rel).  I layered this a bit different then the booklet shows
*The second image used is on page 12.  I chose layers and just cut the Eiffel Tower at 4" (True) and the Journey sentiment at 5" (Rel).
I inked the edges and added some foam adhesive squares to add some dimension. 

Cricut Cartridge - Imagine More
Paper - White Bazzil cardstock, Textured Value Pack Ice Cream Social (from Joann), DCWV - Lemon Flower Stack
Close to My Heart Ink - Desert Sand and Black
Stamps - My Creative Time (Many Greetings)
Adhesive - Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares, ATG

To see what else has been created on this fine monday please head on over to

Thank you for stopping by - Jen
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Would you guess Wednesdays

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Wednesday which means we are half way through the week.  Wahoo!  It also means that it is Would you guess Wednesdays at My Cricut Craft Room does this mean you ask?

Well, on Wednesdays the Design Team can choose any Cricut Cartridge but we are not able to use the main image on the overlay/handbook...we can only use the feature buttons (these are the 6 buttons at the top left of your overlay) The only exception to this is that we can not use the Shadow or Blackout features as these are basically like using the main image.  The other option is to use any image from the Cricut Cake Cartridge to create a paper craft.  That's right you are able to use Cricut Cake Cartridges in any Cricut machine.  

For my project I chose to use the Cricut Cake Cartridge Birthday Cakes along with my Gypsy.  The cuts I used are the Square from the Gypsy Font Cartridge which can be found by pushing Shift and selecting the Monogram Shadow Feature.  The square is the 4th button in from the right on the bottom row.  I like to call these shapes my hidden treasures. :)  This is sized at Width 5" x Height at 8" essentially making a rectangle.

From the Birthday Cakes Cartridge I used Border 10 found on page 76 in the handbook.  This border was welded to my square/rectangle and is sized at Width 5" x Height 2".  With the border welded this makes my card base 5x10.  I copied Border 10 at the same size so I could layer it over the base with a different color cardstock. On page 56 of the Handbook I selected Robot 3 hit Shift and selected the same button to grab his layers. He is cut at 3.5".

 Now it's time to cut.  When I am placing my papers on my mat I like to turn my Gypsy so the arrows on the mat's match  This way I know the Cricut is going to cut at the right places.  The really funny thing is I originally took a picture for this tutorial and still didn't place my papers on the mat correctly.  Trust me it works if you are paying attention. :)  After everything was cut (correctly) I layered my two base cards and my cute Robot.  I added some doodling to my Robot to give him some finishing touches and pop dotted him to give some dimension.  I stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment which is from Many Greetings by My Creative Time with Emma and my card is complete.

Here is a side view of the card...I am trying to show that the Silver paper is shimmery.  Soo fun!

Cricut Cartridges:  Birthday Cakes, Gypsy Font
Paper:  Recollections Rockets N Sprockets Gear Head & Shimmer Cardstock (Silver)
Bazzill Basics Paper (Navajo)
Recollections - Foam Adhesive Squares
Close to my Heart Ink - Grey Wool
Stamp:  My Creative Time (Many Greetings)
Zig Writer (Black)
Adhesive:  ATG & Zig two way glue pen

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today.  Please go to to see what else was created on this Would You Guess Wednesday.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - My IMAGINE-ation Mondays

Today is my first post as a Design Team Member for My Cricut Craft Room.  I am so excited to be working with Erica and this talented Design Team.  At My Cricut Craft Room there is a different theme for everyday of the week.  Today's theme is My Imagine-ation Mondays. 

For my post today I have made an A2 size card.  To make an A2 card cut at 8.5 x 5.5  then fold in half making it 4.25 x 5.5 which will be your base.  I then layered two other pieces of cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25 and the top layer is cut at 2.5 by 5.5.  Now for my Imagine cut this is super simple.  I used Imagine More Cards and chose the super cute rocket image from page 11.  I picked the Layers button so each image would cut individually and then I can layer the images with pop dots to add dimension.  Now when you are cutting layers you want to make sure to cut each image at the same size using the Relative size...there is a choice between True and Relative and you must choose Rel to make sure your layers layer correctly.  I cut all of my images at 3.5 Rel.  I pop dotted my images together added it to the card and added some doodling and Voila...a super simple, but oh so cute birthday card.

Paper - Kraft Cardstock, Bazzill (don't know the name of the color)
Adhesive - ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) and Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares
Cricut Cartridge - Imagine More Cards
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White

Thank you for taking the time to visit today and I would love it if you would go to to see what the other wonderful ladies have created today.

Crafty Hugs,
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #86

This week's challenge is "Tuitti Fruitti"! Make a card using fruit, and you may use any cartridges, colors or occasion you'd like.

For my project this challenge I used my Gypsy and three Cartridges:  Hello Kitty Greetings, Wild Card, and Imagine More Cards.  All of the paper that was used was One and a half sheets of Bazzill White Paper...Awesome!

On the Wild Card cartridge I used the Blackout Feature and selected the second button on the overlay.  I selected this twice flood filling one with the Green Polka Dot pattern and a solid green color both from Imagine More Cards cut at 5".  Then on the Hello Kitty Greeting Cart I used the Card, Clothes and Silhouette features on page 31 cut at 3.2" Rel.  These were also flood filled with patterns from Imagine More Cards except for the Silhouette as I just kept that white.  I wrapped my Cherry Card around the Wild Card card base so there are Cherry's on both sides.  I added some ribbon, stickles, and stamped Sweet randomly on the card.  I didn't have a stamp that just said Sweet, but I did have one from My Pink Stamper's Sweet Baby that said Sweet Innocence.  I used the Martha Stewart Ink that is in a tear drop shape so I had more control of just inking Sweet.  Here is the back view:

Supplies Used: 
Cricut Cartridges:  Hello Kitty Greetings, Wild Card, Imagine More Cards
Celebrate It Ribbon - White
Martha Stewart Ink - Stem Green
My Pink Stamper stamps - Sweet Baby
Stickles - Stardust
Recollections  Foam Adhesive Squares

Thank you for taking the time to stop by to take a look at my Sweet card.
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