Archives for October 2010

Pink October – Hunt For The Cure – Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #2: THINK PINK!

The challenge this week for Cricut Circle Members is to make a project using at least two Cricut cuts and use pink, ruffles, scallops, flourishes, glitter and jewels (have to use any 3 on your project).  My project is a card and I got the idea from the movie, The Hunt for Red October.

The solid cardstock is from Bazzill and the pattern paper is from me and my Big ideas.  I welded the wave border from the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge on a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes.  The submarine is also from Life is a Beach, the letters from Lyrical Letters, the critters from Create a Critter, and the awareness ribbons from Stand and Salute.

I used Martha Stewart graphite glitter on the propeller and the periscope and used lots of rhinestones on the card.

On the inside of the card I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set called Bubble Bath.

  • Cardstock:  Bazzill and me and my Big ideas
  • Cricut cartridges:  George and Basic Shapes, Life is a Beach, Lyrical Letters, Create a Critter, Stand and Salute
  • Martha Stewart glitter (graphite)
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set, Bubble Bath
  • Rhinestones

Challenge Friday: Eerie – Weekly Challenge #1 at the Cricut Circle Blog

I am a member of the Cricut Circle, a select community of Provo Craft Cricut enthusiasts.  The new Circle blog was launched on October 1 and will be open to the public for the first ten days.  After that it will be available to Circle members only.

The blog is featuring weekly challenges and the first one began the day the blog launched.  This challenge is open to Circle members and requires you to use two cuts from the French Manor cartridge, an exclusive members-only cartridge.   You also had to use pearls or jewels on your project.

I created a Halloween card using DCWV’s Black Currant cardstock stack.  The solid color cardstock is from Bazzill.  I used French Manor for the mirror and the keys.  The bat, skull, spider and “eerie” sentiment are from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  The spider webs are from Wild Card.  I used Stickles on the bodies of the spiders and added some teardrop-shaped jewels above the sconces on the mirror.  I bought the jewels at Joann’s (in the $1 bin) the night I did the card, not knowing at the time that they would work so well with the design. 

A few days ago, a Circle member (Capadia) posted a helpful tip for cutting small letters.  She suggested cutting them from vinyl.  You can find her post on her blog here.  I cut the “eerie” letters using vinyl and it worked perfectly, right down to the tiny dot for the “i”. 

On the inside of the card, I layered some cardstock and added another spider and web.

  • DCWV Black Currant stack
  • Bazzill Bling cardstock
  • Black vinyl (scrap) for sentiment
  • Cricut cartridges:  French Manor, Happy Hauntings, and Wild Card
  • Jewels from Joann’s ($1 bin)
  • Ranger Stickles – pink