Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hoot 'n' Holler Layout

I just love the Cricut Lite Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge! I decided to use it for this layout of my son. He wanted to know why there were owls on it, but, hey, I just like them! The hardhat on one of the owls is from Everyday Paper Dolls. The patterned paper is from my favorite DCWV stack, Summer Dream. I bought it at the beginning of the summer and used a lot of it, so I was very excited to find it again at Joann's a couple of week's ago on clearance for $7!


Core'dinations Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Cardstock in Spring Moss, True Black, Stamper's Select White, and Harvest Gold
DCWV Summer Dream Stack (and another DCWV stack)

Martha Stewart Button Punch
ekSuccess Bumpy Roads Punch
Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 2 Die
1 3/4" Paper Shapers Circle Punch
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sweet Treats Birthday Card

Here's a little birthday card that I made tonight using Sweet Treats. The cupcake is cut at 4 1/4".

(All materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4" Berry Sorbet cardstock
3 3/4" x 5" Pretty Pastels patterned paper
Cupcake made with Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, and Hawaiian Shores cardstock

Berry Sorbet Topnotch Twill Ribbon
Just the Ticket Border Die
Just the Ticket Stamp Set
Birthday Bash Sentiments Stamp Set
Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet Ink
Divine Swirls and Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug Folders

Friday, August 27, 2010

My Pink Stamper Winter Challenge

Robyn, over at My Pink Stamper, is hosting a winter project challenge. This card has been floating around in my mind since I received Robyn's Winter Punnies stamp set. You can preorder her new stamps now, and they are shipping the first week of September. Click here for more details.

I decided to pair this cute "There's snow place like home" sentiment with the adorable little house from the Joys of the Season cartridge. I also tried sewing some smoke coming out of the chimney. I'm not sure how well it shows up on this background paper, but I kind of like it!


8 1/2" x 5 1/2" PTI Enchanted Ink cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4" PTI Spring Rain cardstock
3 3/4" x 5" patterned paper from DCWV The Christmas Stack

House cut at 3 1/4" using Core'dinations paper
Handcut snow using PTI Stamper's Select White cardstock

My Pink Stamper's Winter Punnies Stamp Set
PTI Enchanted Evening Ink
White Gelly Roll Pen

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Halloween Card with 3 Birds on Parade

There are so many Halloween challenges going on right now, and two are being held by my Pink Designer pals! Check out Lauren's blog, 40:31 Creations, and Erin's, Erin Lee Creative. These challenges came at the perfect time, as my new Papertrey Ink Halloween goodies just arrived on Monday. I bought cute patterned paper and the "Tiny Treats Halloween" stamp set, which has adorable little images that can be colored, along with teeny-tiny sentiments. And, of course, I had to continue my trend of using the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge. Isn't this little bird ghost the cutest?

(All materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4" patterned paper from the Halloween Prints Collection
1 3/4" x 5 1/4" Orange Zest cardstock, trimmed with Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
1" x 5 1/4" Kraft cardstock

Bird cut in Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, and Simply Chartreuse cardstock, along with black and olive Core'dinations paper

Tiny Treats Halloween Stamp Set
True Black Ink
White Gelly Roll Pen
Craft Essentials Markers
Oranges Stickles

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Quick Get Well Card

A dear friend of ours had emergency brain surgery a few days ago. Luckily he is showing good improvement. I wanted to make a card for him, but my time is very limited with school starting on Tuesday. "Just Because Cards" was the perfect cartridge to use! I went with the "Get Whale Soon" card, and cut out everything at 5 1/2". The only thing that I did not cut out was the card base, because I thought it would be quicker to do that by hand. To make the card more of my own, I added some details: google eye, twine bow, embossed water, and stitching around the edge.


4 1/4" x 11" Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
Core'dinations Cardstock
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
White Gelly Roll Pen

Friday, August 20, 2010

New My Pink Stamper Stamps!

Robyn just announced four new adorable My Pink Stamper stamp sets this morning! There are two winters sets, a Halloween set, and an everyday life set. Check them out here. You can preorder them now, and the will be available the first week of September.

I really should be working on cuts for bulletin boards, but I couldn't resist trying out these stamps. The sentiment on this card is from the Winter Punnies set. The little snow bird is from 3 Birds on Parade, cut at 3 1/2". Don't you just love how well they work together?


PTI New Leaf, Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, & Spring Rain Cardstock
SEI Christmas Mint Patterned Cardstock
Polka-Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
PTI New Leaf Topnotch Twill Ribbon
My Pink Stamper's Winter Punnies Stamp
PTI Dark Chocolate Ink

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Classroom Welcome Poster

Class lists were posted this afternoon, so I was able to finish up my classroom welcome poster. I made the birds a couple of weeks ago (see this post) using 3 Birds on Parade. I used Papertrey Ink Cardstock to add my saying, using Straight From the Nest for "Soar" and Feeling Groovy for the rest of the letters. The little rick rack border was made using my ekSuccess punch and DCWV paper.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Student Bookmarks

The classroom projects continue! School starts next Tuesday, and I've been unable to get into my classroom because of construction issues. So instead, I'm spending a lot of time on projects that I really don't need to be doing right now. I decided to make a bookmark for each student to have on their desks the first day of school. I used my Gypsy and made these using the bookmark shape from Plantin Schoolbook with the Feeling Groovy font for the letters. I cut the letters out of patterned paper, and then I adhered the patterned paper to the same size bookmark shape in black. I hated to waste the cut-out letters, so I adhered them to black rectangles to create nametags to display on a bulletin board with student writing. I'll post a pic of the bulletin board when I can finally get it together!


True Black Papertrey Ink Cardstock
DCWV Patterned Paper
We R Memory Keepers Large Eyelets
Michael's Ribbon

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Back to School Postcards

I just finished making 16 postcards to send out to my new students to welcome them back to school. Class lists will be posted on Thursday, and I'll try to time these to arrive on Friday. The bird is from 3 Birds on Parade, cut at 3 3/4", and then I added in a piece of stamped binder paper cut at 1 3/4" x 2 1/2".

(All materials Papertrey Ink)

5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Kraft cardstock
5 1/4" x 4" Pure Poppy Cardstock
Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise, and True Black cardstock for the bird
Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, and Red Poppy Ink
"School Time" Stamp Set
Rustic Jute Button Twine

Bird run through Polka-Dots Cuttlebug folder
Background run through Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Teen Boy Birthday Card

My little boy is turning 15 on Monday AND having his first day of high school! I had fun making this card for him, and I think he's going to like it. I used the Dude! Cricut Lite cartridge for "Extreme" (cut at 2") and the skateboarder (cut at 3"). The number "15" is cut at 2" from Feeling Groovy and the circles beneath it are cut at 1 3/4" and 2" (read dial size ON) from Mini Monograms.

I had lots of trouble cutting the skateboarder using my Gypsy, since you can't really adjust the speed. The paper kept tearing. Part of the problem may have been that I was using Papertrey Ink cardstock, which usually cuts great, but I sometimes have trouble using it for intricate cuts. I switched to using my Cricut the old-fashioned way and using Core'dinations paper, and it worked perfectly!

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

5 1/2" x 11" Kraft cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
5 1/4" x 5 1/4" Vintage Cream Cardstock
Core'dinations paper for all cuts
Rustic Jute Twine
Chai Ink
Cuttlebug Bricks Embossing Folder

Thursday, August 12, 2010

First My Pink Designer Project!

I'm so excited to share my first My Pink Designer project! For this project, Robyn asked us to use the theme of critters or animals. I just love this fishbowl cut from Create a Critter, and Robyn's "Best Fishes" sentiment from My Pink Stamper's More Punny-licious Stamp Set adds the perfect touch! I added a layer of vellum to the bowl to give it more of a glass look. A twine bow around the top and some Stickles added the finishing touches.

(All materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

4 1/4" x 11" Kraft cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
4" x 5 1/4" Berry Sorbet cardstock
4" x 3 1/4" Pretty Pastels patterned paper, trimmed with ekSuccess Bumpy Roads Punch

Fishbowl cut at 3 1/4" in Spring Rain and Vellum with water in Hawaiian Shores run through the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, golden Core'dinations sand, and a plant in New Leaf

Fish cut at 1" in Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, and Sweet Blush

Green, Black, and Cotton Candy Stickles
Rustic Jute Button Twine
My Pink Stamper's More Punny-licious Stamp
Dark Chocolate ink

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bird-day Card

Luckily, I do not live near a Walmart, but I had some time to kill while my son and nephew were at Great America on Friday, and I got sucked into one, LOL! I've really never been into owls, but they are just too darn cute on the Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge. I couldn't resist! I made this birthday card for a friend's 7 year old daughter using my favorite owl and a balloon from Create a Critter.

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, True Black, & Stamper's Select White
Patterned Paper: 2009 Bitty Dot Basics and a scrap from an old Valentine's Day Stack (not PTI)
Ink: True Black & Chai
Sentiments: My Pink Stamper's Tweetie-Hoo Puns
Polka Dots Cuttlebug Folder

Classroom Job Chart

I decided that I needed a new classroom job chart, especially since I could make it cute with my Cricut! The black background tag is about 10" x 18", cut from Provocraft paper. All of the rest of the cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the job pockets (students names written on popsicle sticks will go in here) and Feeling Groovy for "Jobs". A variety of cartridges were used for the images: Doodlecharms, Graphically Speaking, Walk in My Garden, Locker Talk, Everyday Paper Dolls, Sports Mania, and French Manor.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tea For Two Thank You

Here's a little thank you note that I made using some of my favorite Papertrey Ink supplies. All of the materials are Papertrey Ink except for the border punch, which is ekSuccess Bumpy Road, and the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder.


Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, & Rustic White
Stamp Sets: Tea for Two & Tea for Two Additions
Ink: Hawaiian Shores & Dark Chocolate
Dies: Teacup & Tea for Two Collection
Rustic Jute Twine

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Cow's It Going?" Card

I'm loving My Pink Stamper's More Punny-licious Stamps! I designed this card around the "Cow's it going?" sentiment. The cuts on this card are all from Create a Critter, and the grass is from the Martha Stewart Icicle Punch. I also used the Stripes Cuttlebug folder on the barn. I flipped one of the cows so that they were facing each other, and I flipped the dialogue bubble as well. To add a little extra, I sewed around the blue patterned paper.


Card: 7 3/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Base Layer: 7 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Barn: 3 1/2"
Cows: 2" and 2 1/2"
Dialogue Bubble: 1 1/4"

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Kraft, True Black, Stamper's Select White, and Sweet Blush
Patterned Paper: DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack
Textured Paper: Core'dinations
Ink: Papertrey Ink True Black

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

That Stinks!

My poor aunt took a fall and had to get stitches in her head. I made this little card to cheer her up using Create a Critter and "That stinks" from My Pink Stamper. The skunk is cut at 3" and the flower is 1 1/2".

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Hawaiian shores cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4" Stamper's Select White cardstock
2" x 5 1/4" True Black cardstock (with ekSuccess Bump Roads Border Punch used on it)

Skunk: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, and Berry Sorbet cardstock & DCWV Patterned Paper
Flower: New Leaf & Berry Sorbet Cardstock

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper More Punny-licious Stamps
Ink: True Black
Ribbon: Berry Sorbet Topnotch Twill

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just the Ticket Birthday Card

Since I have my Cricut, I don't buy many dies to use with my Cuttlebug, but I couldn't resist this ticket die from Papertrey Ink. The dragon fly on this card is from Gypsy Wanderings, cut at 2 1/2".

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Cardstock: Kraft, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, & Rustic Cream
Stamp Set: Just the Ticket
Ink: Spring Moss & Dark Chocolate

ekSuccess Bumpy Road Border Punch
Cuttlebug Stylized Flower Embossing Folder
Gold Stickles

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Back to School Post-it Holder

Teaching a 2/3 this year, I will be relying on the help of all of the other 2nd and 3rd grade teachers. I made these cute Post-it holders to leave on their desks the first day of school. My new stamp set from Papertrey Ink, "School Time", came in this week, and I just love it. I used it for the letter background on the gold paper, the binder paper, and the "Back to School" sentiment. The apple is from Create a Critter, cut at 1 1/4", and I used my Gypsy to hide the face.

I'll list the sizes for everything below, but if you want to know how to make the base of the Post-it holder, you should really watch Momo's video from http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/. The video I've linked has a few different projects in it, but you'll see the Post-it holder at around 6 1/2 minutes into the video. Check our her blog too; she has so many wonderful projects with videos!

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Kraft cardstock cut at 3 1/4" x 7 3/8", scored at 3 1/8", 3 1/2", and 3 7/8"
Pure Poppy cardstock cut at 2 7/8" x 3"
Summer Sunrise cardstock cut at 2 5/8" x 2 3/4"
Stamper's Select White cardstock (for binder paper) cut at 2 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Ripe Avocado and Simply Chartreuse cardstock for apple

Ribbon: Simply Chartreuse Topnotch Twill Tape
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, & Chai

Other: Red Tape, Corner Rounder, Zots, & Staples Mini-Gel Pen