Saturday, June 29, 2013

10 cards in less than 20 minutes

This card was inspired by a video I pinned on Pinterest.  (If  you follow me on Pinterest, it is under Cards.)  She made 10 cards in 20 minutes.  I adapted it to the CTMH products I had on hand and made 10 cards in less than 20 secret: the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut© cartridge! Some cards I used pop dots for all of the layers of circles; but since that can mean extra postage, I made some with regular adhesive between the circles. I really like the touch of the pattern base behind the card.  I used a base of 4"x5 1/4" and trimmed my card to 3 3/4"x5 1/2".  These were just some cards I found on clearance at one of the local craft stores. The circle I cut on the front of the card was 2" (basically  because that was the biggest circle punch I found in my drawer!).  The layered circles were cut at 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4", and 1".  I am envisioning fall cards with leaves, Christmas cards with snowflakes, and Valentine cards with hearts.  There are so many possibilities!  And this is perfect for the assembly-line, mass card production we do for holidays.

Milk Carton House


CTMH Supplies:

Z1739 Milk Carton with Clip
CTMH Cricut© cartridges:  Artiste and Art Philosophy
BT Paper from Claire paper pack (4 pieces: 3"x3")
Cardstock:  Chocolate, Colonial White, Topiary
Stamp Sets: G1416 Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet, D1409 Flower Pot, D1377 Around the Block
Ink: Chocolate
Alcohol Markers: Blending Marker, 2 Cranberry, 2 Sorbet, 2 Topiary, Indian Corn Blue, 2 Outdoor Denim
2 Small Brads


*Assemble CTMH Milk Carton
*Stamp doors, windows, and flower boxes in Chocolate ink on Colonial White cardstock.  Also stamp the numbers for the street address.  Set aside to dry.  Waiting will help prevent smearing when you use the alcohol markers.
*Sponge edges of the milk carton with Chocolate ink.
*Sponge the edges of the BT paper with Chocolate ink.
*Adhere the BT paper.  If there is a gap at the bottom, that is fine because the grass will cover it.
*Cut the 15 shingles out of Chocolate cardstock. (Art Philosophy Cricut© cartridge: p. 64, 3/4",  Font, Shift-Lock, Rectangle3/Arrow2 key)
*Cut the 4 strips of grass out of the Topiary cardstock. (Artiste Cricut© cartridge: p. 73, 1/2", Accent3, Shift-Lock, Spring/Easter key)
*Layer the shingles in staggered rows.  (5 rows to each side) Trim off excess.
*Use the template to cut the shingles for the front and back of the roof. (3 rows of shingles for each) Then adhere the shingles.
*Use a small scrap piece of Chocolate cardstock (1 1/4"x3") across the top of the roof.  Score it in the middle (long-ways) and place the clip on top to hold the carton closed.
*Adhere the grass around the house.
*Color the stamped images with the alcohol markers. 
*Cut out the images.  Use the small brads as doorknobs for the front and back doors.
*Adhere the windows and doors to the milk carton house.
*Cut out the numbers for the house address and adhere them above the front door.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thank You cards

This was my take on a card I saw on Pinterest.

Graduation Card

Tag Book

My son's 4x800 relay made it to state, so I made all of the boys on his team and his coaches a tag book.  They were all different, but this is basically what Cameron's book looks like.

Mother's Day and Father's Day cards

Anniversary Card

The paper was For Always from Close To My Heart.  The inside was cut with the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge (Shift, Accent 1, A key).

Birthday Cards

This first card is one I made for my nephew, Logan, who had a birthday party with an Army theme.

 My other card was for my nephew, Brock, who had a Superheros birthday party!