Floral Heart Bridal Shower Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making a Floral Heart Bridal Shower Card for my niece-to-be.

Above is a screenshot of Cricut Design Space 3 – still in Beta – I love designing cards in Design Space because I can see what it’s going to look like. I can move elements around, resize them, play with color combinations, and add text.
Here is the inspiration for my card. What I usually do first when designing a card is go on Pinterest and search a topic. Even though I use these cards for inspiration, they rarely look like the original – you’ll see what I’m talking about when you see the finished card . . .
Here are the cut out pieces – I used my awesome Cricut Explore to cut them out. The cardstock is from Close To My Heart and is from the White Daisy and Lagoon paper.
I misted the word and the floral heart with Perfect Pearls Mists – one of my favorite ways to embellish card pieces.
I used the PC Swiss Dots embossing folder on the White Daisy layer.

I have a photo box from Michaels for storing the embossing folders, and folders with labels and a sample of the embossed design. I put a large sample of the embossed design on the folder so I can see the overall design.
I glued the White Daisy embossed layer onto the Lagoon card base.
Then I added the floral heart inside the cutout heart.
Next came the “Congratulations” on the White Daisy layer.
Here is the finished card. The envelope was made from the CTMH Lagoon cardstock using my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board.

I find myself using the 1-2-3 Punch Board all the time now because I can make longer score lines with the extension arm, and the corner rounder is easier to use.

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June 2017 Paper Panduh ‘She designed a life she loved’ Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! It’s the June 2017 Paper Panduh “She designed a life she loved” Kit.

The above sticker was on the outside of the absolutely beautiful gold metallic mailer. This is the personalization for this months’ kit – doesn’t it look like the Tim Holtz distress oxide technique???? I’m gonna love this!!!! I can tell!!
Inside the box lid is this beautiful sticker! How about that navy ribbon tied around the peach tissue paper and the rose gold pen with a HUGE gem on the end???

I mean . . . really . . . so, so pretty . . .
Here’s a closeup of the pen . . . oh my, there’s a panda on it!!!
One of my favorite parts of the #panduhbox is how she layers the contents. Above is a sticker sheet with a note on the left half and blank headers on the right.

I like customizing my own headers – then they say what I want them to say.

“Edit your life frequently
and ruthlessly
it’s your masterpiece
after all”
I am a huge fan of Ashley Shelly – I have a budget planner from her – unbelievably useful, btw. Yeah, so, this is an exclusive dot grid notebook specifically for The Panduh Box. There are also 10 To Do List pages in the back.

How pretty is that cover? Navy, peach, and rose gold . . . Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.
Here is what the inside looks like.

I. Love. It.
There is a sheer drawstring pouch with three coordinating magnetic clips from paper love.
This is a sticky notepad in a coordinating navy, peach and rose gold design. Check out the tiny panda on the bottom of the page.
There are two full sheets of planner stickers from the Paper Dove Shop.
Here are 8 page flag sticky notes from paper love – how pretty are these????
There are three sheets of ’Travel’ stickers from My Prima Planner – two sheets are square stickers and the other sheet has functional planner stickers – flags, hearts, checklists . . . These are really thick stickers!!
Here’s a shot of the entire kit – Wow, am I lovin’ that navy, peach and rose gold combination!!!!
Above is the month-on-two pages spread. This is a new coil-bound 2017-18 Plum Paper planner that starts in July.

“Gage Girl” was stenciled using a stencil from the April 2017 Paper Panduh kit. I threaded the navy satin ribbon through the coil and am using it as a bookmark. What a beautiful work space!!!
And here is the first full week spread. I use this planner to track my social media – specifically which blogs are viewed and from where – so, I need lots of space.

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Puppy 1st Birthday Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making a Puppy 1st Birthday Card for my friend’s granddaughter.

Above is a screenshot of the design in Cricut Design Space 3. I didn’t have an inspiration for this particular card – I had like an hour to design, cut out and create it.

Challenge accepted!! Here we go . . .
Here are the cutout pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in White Daisy, Colonial White, Chocolate, Cashmere, Blossom and Raspberry.

Raspberry is definitely one of my favorite colors. Just sayin’ . . .

The font is Soiree Lettering – Grace Script. ‘birthday’ is from my images – which means I uploaded it from somewhere . . . sorry, not sure where, but probably svgcuts.
The Terrier is from the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge. Cricut images are designed to layer on top of each other so the underneath shows through – the eyes, nose, mouth and ears are all the base layer in Chocolate.

The Colonial White piece on the front has cutouts for the nose and mouth so, again, you can see the Chocolate from underneath.

Seriously, how cute is that puppy?????
The 1st medallion image is from the Cricut Creative Memories – Stork’s Delivery cartridge.

Guess I should’ve let the glue dry before taking the picture, but as I said, I was in a hurry – it dries clear.

Blossom cardstock, layered over Raspberry, layered over White Daisy – such vibrant colors!!
This is the Celebrate Card image from the Cricut ‘Simple Celebrations’ cartridge. How pretty is this design? I love how the dots are more concentrated at the top and then less and less – perfect for adding an image at the bottom.
I put pop dots all over the back of the terrier to make it stand up – I also put them on the back of the medallion.
Here’s the finished card – isn’t it just adorable? It was a really cute design that went together super fast! The Cricut ‘Create A Critter’ images are perfect for children’s cards – they have other dogs, bears, frogs, flowers, snakes, mice, chicks, trees . . . there are 201 images on this cartridge – well worth the purchase.

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June 2017 scarlet lime Planner Society Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! Here is the June 2017 scarlet lime Planner Society Kit.

This is definitely my favorite monthly kit because I love vintage, florals, and pretty. This kit delivers all three, plus a few surprises . . . come on in and see  . . .
I also get the Washi Tape Kit. On the left is the floral paper bag that contains the washi, and on the right is this months contents.

You get three coordinating rolls that are 10mm – red and pink floral, 15mm – yellow gingham, and 30mm – blue floral.
Above is the paper bag that contains the kit – I love the weathered wood panel background.
On the left are 6 two-sided sheets of coordinating cardstock and on the right is one sheet of acetate and two sheets of vellum.
A beautiful pen pouch came in this kit – on the right is a view of the inside which includes a mesh pocket, and pen holders.
Here are six square cards for decorating.
How pretty are these felt flower clips???? I mean, really . . .
These die cuts give the kit a decidedly summer feel – ice cream cones, popsicles, cool drinks, fruit, picnic baskets . . .
On the left are sticky notes – they have the prettiest sticky notes in these kits!!!

In the center are two banner stencils, and on the right is an acrylic stamp set that includes the days of the week and a mason jar with a citrus slice and straw. I mean . . . I am speechless!!!

And how about that pen? I prefer really thin pens, but this one is so darned cute in pink gingham and florals!
Check out the paper bag on the left! Its design is yellow and white gingham and has a doily on it – so, so awesome!! Inside are six mini sheets of stickers.
There are 12 coordinating tabs and 4 sheets of labels.
The regular kit also includes a roll of washi – this month it has a light blue background with white and blue flowers.
Here’s a shot of the entire kit.

I need to get to work . . .
I use this kit in my Blog Planner. Above is the month-on-two-pages spread. I loved those banner stencils – I stamped and then colored them in.
This is my new Neutral Erin Condren – which has a ‘Goals’ page – I listed my goals in the circles and then created a list of the blogs/projects I want to work on this month.
July starts on a Saturday, so I used some paper from the kit and created a dashboard, decorated it, and punched it – easy, peasy.

I love how the mason jar stamps came out!
Here is the first weeks’ spread – lots of room for planning, writing notes, etc. Again, I love that mason jar stamp!!!!

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Time to Celebrate Birthday Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making a Time to Celebrate Birthday Card for my dad.

Ya know, sometimes you just need to make a simple card. This is one of those times – but it comes out awesome!!!!
Here is the inspiration for my card. The embossed background looks like a Tim Holtz design – which I don’t have – so I used one with gears instead.
Here are the cutout pieces. I used kraft paper for the card base and clock face, and Close To My Heart cardstock in Colonial White and Cashmere.

The clock image is from the Cricut ‘Designer’s Calendar’ cartridge. I drew the numbers on the clock face, rather than cut them, because they’re so small.

The font is Cricut Sans, and the embossing folder is Tim Holtz Gears (not sure if this is the official name).
Here is the embossed layer on CTMH Colonial White. I’ve found that my eBosser does a better job than my Cuddlebug. The Cuddlebug would tear the paper sometimes – maybe because it doesn’t have consistent even pressure like the eBosser?????
Here’s the assembled front decorative piece. I drew the clock design rather than cut it out because the numbers were so small – yeah, so then it also did not cut out the circle – had to cut it out by hand.

Aren’t the clock hands adorable? Weird, but I had a hard time putting the hands in position???? Nothing looked right . . . This would be really cool if you knew the recipient’s exact birth time, wouldn’t it??
I attached the embossed layer to the card base.
Then I attached the decorative clock and sentiment piece, and voila . . . Done . . .

I made the envelope using my WRMK Envelope Generator app on my phone for the dimensions, and then the WRMK Envelope Punch Board – perfect envelopes every time!

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

Under the Sea Birthday Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making an Under the Sea Birthday Card for my sister. She recently got into cardmaking with me, so of course I had to make an extra special card for her.

Above is a screenshot of the card in Cricut Design Space.
This is the inspiration for my card. I got it from We R Memory Keepers and will use the WRMK Fuse Tool to create the waves.
Here are the cutout pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Honey (retired), Lemon, Sea Glass, White Daisy and Black.
Cricut Design Space 3 (still in beta) has a really useful design source description box (shown above).

The sun and banner are from the CTMH Artiste cartridge, ‘Birthday Wishes’ is from Anna’s Gracious Giftables Bonus Content, the fish are from the Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge, the goldfish are from the Disney Pixar cartridge, ‘live it up’ is from heidi swapp font, phrases, and icons, and the sentiment font is Soiree Lettering – Grace Script.
I decided the background was too plain, so I had my awesome Cricut draw the designs – a really easy way to add a background when you don’t have patterned paper. Just sayin’ . . .

The left pic shows the decorated cardstock and the right pic shows it attached to the card base.
Here are the assembled decorative pieces for the front of the card.
I used the WRMK Fuse tool and decorative ruler to create the waves. The plastic is a page protector that I cut down to size, then I sealed the left, right and bottom with the Fuse Tool.

Finally, I put some sequins and beads in the bottom and using the decorative ruler, I created waves, and repeated until I got to the top.

Finally, I glued it onto the decorative fish paper.
These are the beads I used – I got them from Michaels.
And, these are the sequins – they were in my July Cocoa Daisy Kit – they’re perfect for this project.
Here’s the finished card. One of my best, if I do say so myself . . .

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July 2017 Cocoa Daisy Dori Standard Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! The July 2017 Cocoa Daisy Dori Standard kit “Under the Sea” is here!!! Looks like the awesome, happy yellow polka dotted box is making another appearance!!

Here it is above just waiting to be opened . . .
‘Hello’ is peeking out from under the brown crinkled paper . . .
“ENJOY EVERY DAY”
The kit included the above six 6×8 papers by Just Jaimee – nautical flags, waves, fish scales, shades of blue – my favorite is the one with the script.
Under the Sea sequin mix from spiegelmom scraps – how cute are these? Hmm, these would go perfect in the birthday card I’m making for my sister . . .
What a beautiful pencil pouch!! I love the watercolor design and those seahorses are awesome!
I love additions like the card in the left photo – just a little touch, but it makes a HUGE impact!! Inside are 6 tab die cuts and a set of planner die cuts by Just Jaimee – lots of complementary designs for my planner.
Above are pics of the mermaid scales washi tape by arleigh – how pretty is that washi?!?!?
On the left are a notepad and seashell sticky notes by arleigh. On the right is a numbers stamp set (1-31), that also includes planner stamps in a thin font that resembles writing – I. Like. It.
The Daisy Dori has a Kraft cover – I’m also showing the first and last pages in the notebook – the designs and colors are incredible!
Pages include:
• Monthly Calendar
• 3 lined journaling pages
• 11 blank (with design) pages
• 10 graph paper pages with 3 sections
• 10 unlined pages with 3 sections
• Last page with design
There are lots of stickers in the kit. A 5×7 planner sticker sheet by arleigh; a date sticker sheet, also by arleigh; tab label stickers by Just Jaimee; and a sheet of mermaid tail stickers.
Here is a pic of the entire kit – Eeeek, I can hardly wait to get started . . .

I use this kit in my Erin Condren personal planner. Above is a shot of the month on two pages. The July is from a set of die cuts I got from Peachy Cheap, and the numbers for the year are from a set of heidi swapp alpha stickers.

This is the first full week spread. On the right is a pocket I made for the extras – I folded the bottom up, laminated it, slit the opening, and punched the holes with the WRMK Planner Punch Board. Voila! A pocket for the stuff!!!!

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SVGCuts Tackle Box Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making an SVGCuts Tackle Box Card for my brother-in-law from their ‘Sunday With Dad’ kit.

Above is a screenshot of the pieces in Cricut Design Space. When you use SVGCuts files, you have to remember to attach the score lines – otherwise they end up on a mat all by themselves . . . and not on the pieces . . .
This is a pic of what it’s supposed to look like when it’s done.
Here is a shot of all the cutout pieces. I put them in a bin as they were cut out so I wouldn’t lose any. Ugh, so many times I go to assemble a card and can’t find a small piece and have to recut . . .

I used LOTS of Close To My Heart cardstock in Sunset, Tangerine, Gold Rush, Saffron, Topiary, Lagoon, Sapphire, Whisper, Ruby, Cashmere, Colonial White, Pear, Peacock and Juniper. I also used Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock paper in metallic silver.
The top pic is a ‘Bottom Drawer’ insert, the middle pic is a ‘Back’ insert, and the bottom pic is a ‘Top Drawer’ insert.
The top pic here is a ‘Front’ insert, and the bottom pic is another ‘Back’ insert.
The inserts are assembled. Next is assembling the box card base.

The top pic shows the panels attached and the pieces folded along their score lines.

The bottom pic shows the metal pieces added to the sides and the clasp on the front piece.
The left pic shows the box assembled and the right pic shows the top drawer compartments.
The left pic shows the top drawer insert added, and the right pic shows the back insert.
Here is the middle drawer – the left pic is the front insert, the center pic is a front view of the drawer, and the right pic is a top view.
This is a top view of the box card.

I stamped the sentiment on the ‘lid’ using the CTMH D1672 stamp set.
Here’s the finished card. The cool thing about a box card is that it folds flat and fits in an envelope – just remember it will require extra postage.

Box cards just come out AWESOME!!!! Don’tcha think????

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Star Shaker Birthday Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making a Star Shaker Birthday Card for my daughter.

Above is a screen shot of Cricut Design Space. I wanted to write “33” on the front of the card, so I had to create an insert (on the right) that will be glued inside the card base.
This is the inspiration for the card – I went on Pinterest and searched “Anna Griffin shaker cards.”
Here are the cutout pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Sapphire, Crystal Blue, and White Daisy. The gold metallic paper is from a Tim Holtz 8” x 8” pad. It comes with gold metallic sheets and silver metallic sheets.

The star is a free shape in Cricut Design Space, ‘Happy Birthday’ is from the CTMH Artiste cartridge, the tag is from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, the font is Soiree Lettering – Grace Script.

I got this plastic to create my shaker from amazon.
This is the back side of the gold metallic layer. I cut the plastic to cover the opening and glued it on the back.
Then I added the Sapphire layer and finally the Crystal Blue layer on top.

I was so involved in making the card, I forgot to take pictures . . . sorry . . .

So, I lined the edges of the star on the back with strips of 3D foam tape – FYI, there can’t be any spaces because you don’t want the filling to come out. I also put pieces all over the back to keep the entire layer the same level.
Here’s the finished card. I added a gold metallic star and gold metallic dots to the front. The filler is gold sequins and tiny gold balls.

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Farmer Father’s Day Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making a Farmer Father’s Day Card for my dad, who is, you guessed it, a farmer, lol.

Above is a screenshot of Cricut Design Space. I did something kind of fun to try to imitate the inspiration. Read on . . .
This is the inspiration for my card – I almost always use Pinterest to get my ideas. This time I searched farmer cards and this is one of the results.

Notice the stitch-like design on the sun and around the frame on the card. I used scorelines on mine to make it look like this.
Here are the cutout pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Whisper, White Daisy, Black, Lemon, Willow, Crystal Blue and Champagne.

The sunshine image is from the Cricut ‘Accent Essentials’ cartridge; the tractor is from the ‘My World’ cartridge; the fence is from the ‘Mini Monsters’ cartridge; the clouds are from the ’Cricut Craft Room Basics’ cartridge; the banner is from the ‘Bits and Pieces’ cartridge; the font is Cricut Sans.
These are closeups of the scorelines I put on the White Daisy frame (on the left) and the sun (on the right) – I also put a circle in the center of the sun and had it score instead of cut or write.
Above is the backside of the White Daisy frame with Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3D foam squares from amazon.
Here is the front of the card with the White Daisy frame layered over the Crystal Blue piece.
The finished card is above. It was a very simple design that I embellished with colored pencil on the clouds and some Nuvo Crystal Drops . . . Easy. Peasy.

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads!!

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