Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I love...Crepe Paper Streamers

This is my guest designer post for She's a Sassy Lady:

Hi, this is Kristy from craftin-on-my-door, and I want to thank Sheila for letting me be a guest designer again!

I am loving all things crepe paper! Yes, this party stuff below:

Here are a couple of cards that I made using this inexpensive party decor:

The skull card is just my fav! I used the Pumpkin carving solutions cartridge for both cards. The cards were cut at 5" x 10", then scored at 5", and folded in half. The pattern paper bases were cut using the Slumber Party charm at 4 3/4".

For the Jack o' lantern card:
White for card-Recollections
Orange Polka Dot-My Mind's Eye
Orange-Bazzill Tootsie
Yellow-Hobby Lobby

Black crepe paper-Hobby Lobby

Silver Tool-Walmart
The jack o' lantern was cut at 3.47". The yellow background was cut at 3.47" using George. I used the new Tim Holtz embossing folder, Notebook, to give my jack o' lantern texture. Then, I attached the orange and yellow pieces together using my super duper pink ATG gun! {POW} Next, I attached the crepe paper. I put adhesive around the edges of the square, and then fan folded the crepe paper back and forth.
Until I made it all the way around.
Tip...if the crepe paper sticks out too much, just give it a little trim with your handy dandy scissors!

I tied the silver tool around the top of my card. Then I used sticky backed Fun Foam to give Jack some dimension.
Just cut strips, and stack them on top of each other. For the last piece you can add adhesive to the plan side, and use the sticky side to attach to your card. Viola~
Just peel and stick to your card base.
For the skull card:

Recipe: White for card-Recollections
Purple Polka Dot-Hobby Lobby
White and Black-Recollections
Orange-Bazzill Tootsie
The skull was cut at 3 3/4". The black background was cut using the Slumber Party "charm" at 3 3/4". The bow was cut using Rock Princess page 68 "layer-s" at 2 1/2". I attached the skull to the black background circle. Next, I added the crepe paper just like the jack o' lantern card (this one was much easier to attach because of the circle shape). I added sticky fun foam to the back and placed the skull onto the card. Then, I used a 3D dot to "pop" up the bow, added the flower and bling, and called it DONE!
I hope you enjoyed my super easy crepe paper tutorial! The possibilities are endless! I probably wouldn't use them on my scrapbook pages (because they are not acid free), but I will be using them on cards, decor, and more! I have some more Halloween cards that I will be adding to my blog soon! Thanks for the blog LOVE, and thanks again Sheila for having me! Happy Halloween to all of you! ;)
<3 Kristy

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge

Here's the info straight from the Cricut Circle Blog:
Weekly Challenge #1: OOH, LA LA! FRENCH MANOR!
Pull out your FRENCH MANOR CARTRIDGE and create a project of your choice (card, scrapbook page, home decor project, . . . the sky’s the limit!). But here’s the catch, your project must also include JEWELS or PEARLS. Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include at least 2 cuts to qualify.

I have to admit that when I first received this cartridge it was not one of my favorites, but I started looking at the images in other ways and I have been waiting to make this card!

I saw the border on page 28 and immediately thought "pumpkins" or jack-o-lanterns! Then I used two other borders to make the "bats!"
I used my Gypsy to plan and arrange my images. Here's my mat after I cut everything out:
The base of the card was cut at 8" x 5 1/2", then scored at 4", and folded in half. I used the "bird stamp" on page 42 for the spooky frame. I turned the frame on it's side, unlinked the height and width on my Gypsy, and cut it at 3.68 w by 4.63 h.
The moon is a circle from George and basic shapes cut at 1.95 x 1.82. The "pumpkin" border is on page 28. I cut the border shadow and the border at 5.13 x 1.67 (I also unlinked the h and w for this cut). For the "bats" I used the larger border on page 54, flipped the image upside down and cut one at 3.25 x 1.15 and another one at 2.06 x 0.73. The 2nd layer for the bats are from page 72. These were cut at 3.42 x 1.91 and another one at 2.14 x 1.20. Then I layered them with 3D dots for dimension.

I FINALLY got to use my i-Rock to give the bats eyes, and the pumpkins some bling! I also added some black tool, and stamped "boo" with CTMH stamps.

Paper Recipe:
Base-Kraft paper from JoAnns
Frame-Making Memories Halloween paper
Pumpkins and Moon-My Mind's Eye photo stack
Outline of Pumpkins-SU's Pumpkin Pie

I hope you enjoyed this Halloween inspired card using French Manor! Happy card making to all of you!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Birthday...

to my dear friend Shannon!
Here is a card that I made for her:
This is the first time that I made a card this size! I LOVE it! It all started with the SU stamp "happy birthday with a cherry on top!" Right away I thought of the Sweet Treats cartridge. I knew that this ice cream sundae needed to be cut BIG! I looked around in my envelope stash and found all the extra envelopes from last years Christmas photo cards...PERFECT!
The "pink" for the base of the card was cut at 8" x 8", then scored at 4", and then folded in half.
 The sundae and all its layers was cut (from the Sweet Treats cart page 30) at 7". I ran the cherry through my Xyron upside-down and then "sugared" it with glitter. I used the Cuttlebug folder Divine Swirls on the whipped cream. I covered the chocolate syrup with Glossy Accents {this gave it a SLICK look} let it dry, and then added the sprinkles covered in Stickles.
 I used Glue Dots and added 2 Pinkpaislee tickets that I had stamped on and added Stickles to the images. The tool is from a local scrapbook store, and the ribbon is American Crafts. For me, more is always better, so I added a pearl pin. I bought a box of these pins at the W in the quilting section, and then used my file to file off the sharp tip.

 Paper Recipe:
Base-SU's Pretty in Pink
Background pattern paper-Me and My Big Idea's stack
Silver-Recollections "Shimmery"
Cherry, ice cream, and whipped cream-all from my scrap stash
Chocolate syrup-SU's Chocolate Chip
Stamps and ink-SU
Here it is with her gifts. I even wrapped the gifts to match! I thought that it turned out super cute! I have to tell you that it took all I had not to keep these gifts! ;) I wanted to sooooo bad! {She LOVED all of it!}
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you and I both get some time to craft this weekend!