Monday, May 12, 2014

FCCB #210: Celebrate Mom

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #210 Celebrate Mom

This Weeks Sponsor

$50.00 Giftcard to SVG Cuts

~This Weeks Challenge~

Celebrate Mom
Create a project that celebrates mom.

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project 
and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Every Day Should Be Mother's Day

I hope all the mom's out there had a wonderful day. I think pampering should be in order EVERY day!

This week's challenge is all about Moms. And SVG Cuts! With the new Cricut Explore, you now have the capability to cut svg files. That feature opens up a whole new world of cutting opportunities!

And SVG Cuts has graciously sponsored FCCB this week, so we could all get a taste of the wonderful files they offer and the fun you can have with your Cricut Explore (or any other electronic cutter that can utilize svg files, such as the Silhouette Cameo).

For my project, I made a couple of Mother's Day cards using the Edisto Island collection from SVG Cuts.

I used some beautiful DCWV papers for this project. And all the layers and elements of this card are included in the collection when you download it, along with pictures of all the projects. Look at all the great stuff in this one collection...and they have many, many more!

Here are all the elements cut out. I didn't have to resize any of the files. Just open and cut. The card base is even pre-scored so you don't have to figure out folds!

First step is to fold the base.

Then begin assembling each element. I started with attaching the label with some brads.

Then I assembled the adorable house.

Then the trees.

And finally the bird and flowers.

Once all the embellishments are complete, it's time to build the card.

A simple hand lettered greeting, and the card is a masterpiece!

The dimension and layering of these cards is truly amazing.

I have to say, my mom LOVED her card. She's all "Oooooh, look at that! I love 3D cards. Look at this...oh, wait, you made it. You already know how cool it is."  LOL.  Yeah, mom. Awesome card for an awesome mom.

Hope you enjoyed my projects as much as my mom did! And I sure hope you play along with us at FCCB! Great fun, great ideas, great prizes!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Friday, May 9, 2014

It's Wobble Time! May 9, 2014

Turtley Cool, Dude!

Toodle Noodle Creative:

Today I have a super-simple card perfect for a young boy! Since I don't have many (or any) little boy birthday cards in my stash, I took this opportunity to add a really cute one.

Toodle Noodle Creative:

I used up some scrap paper and stickers from my stash to create this adorable card. The turtle is from the Life Is A Beach Cricut Cartridge. I added some googley eyes an Action Wobble to bring him to life!

Toodle Noodle Creative:

For the inside of the card, I drew the sentiment using my Cricut and the Cricut Pens.  This cute play on words is sure to make any little boy giggle.

Toodle Noodle Creative:

Hope you got a chuckle today. If you would like to see more ideas for using Action Wobbles, check out their blog (details below). You will find lots of cute projects from the Design Team!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Stuff You Should Know:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Robin's Nest: Beach Collection


The papers and embellishments in the Beach Collection (20% off all month!) from The Robin's Nest are so deliciously fun, I couldn't stop playing with them.

You all know I'm a card-maker. But sometimes a paper is just too pretty to cut down for a card. The Seashore Glittered Cardstock was one of those papers. The rich teal and sparkly brown beach scene had scrapbook page written all over it. Well, by the time I got done with it, it did!

I used some banners from Gina's Designs along with some stickers and rub-ons to create the sign post. I slid the base of the post under a slit I put in the paper and added a cute sandpiper.

The title of the page started out as a sticker that just said "Beach". I added some stickers and rub-ons, and a touch of twine, to complete the title element. I added a little more twinkle to the word "Beach" using a bronze Wink of Stella marker.

I used another tag and added a rub-on sentiment and piece of twine. This will be used for a little journaling.  The crab was also highlighted with the bronze Wink of Stella marker. The kraft squares on the layout will mat the pictures, just as soon as I decide which ones to use. Or maybe I should just take a vacation and get some new photos for the layout! Hmmm...I like that idea better!

I couldn't stop there though. I grabbed the template from our co-sponsor this month, Green Sneakers, and created a seashell keepsake box.

I used another sticker from TRN and added a sticker and some twine.

I also added some rub-ons and vellum stickers I found in my stash, along with a few teal Dew Drops.

It will make a great little box to hold some shells and other beach objects. The inside of the box didn't need any work as this gorgeous paper is two-sided.

I hope you enjoyed my projects and are inspired to check out the Chattering Robin's Blog. They have so many beautiful projects, your head will spin.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Robin's Nest Supplies Used:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sketch~N~Scrap Card #25

Fun Month Ahead!

I know Mother's Day falls before Father's Day, but with the beautiful papers from one of our co-sponsors, The Robin's Nest, I couldn't wait to use them on a Father's Day card.

Actually, we have two co-sponsors over at Sketch~N~Scrap this month: The Robin's Nest and The Paper Bakery. Sketch~N~Scrap turns TWO this month, so we are having a special month full of sketches, prizes, and lots of special fun.

We hope you will find time to play along with one or all of our challenges this month, because TWO lucky participants will be winning a prize this month....that's right we have TWO prizes instead of one this month to celebrate Sketch~N~Scrap turning TWO!!! 

Our first prize sponsor is The Robin's Nest:

The Robin's Nest is a manufacturing company specializing in scrapbook paper, stickers, and our most favorite embellishment: Dew Drops. We are a family owned business and have been creating fabulously elegant products since 1998. We try to support the mom and pops stores, so you cannot find our products in any Big Box stores. Buy Local. If you do not have a local craft store, you can buy our products on our online shop: We create to Inspire. The Robin's Nest is offering a $15 gift certificate to one lucky participant!!!

Our next awesome sponsor is The Paper Bakery:

Paper Bakery is your one-stop kit shop for all of your paper crafting needs. Whether you are looking to finish some layouts, complete an album, fit scrapbooking into your busy life, or get messy with paints we are your answer. We offer 4 different kit options at this time: Scrapbook Kit, Mixed Media Kit, Capture 365 Kit, and Project Kit. Even though all 4 of these kits are planned separately, all 4 of these kits coordinate with each other. Paper Bakery does this on purpose so you can mix and match kits! Paper Bakery Kits will be fun for any type of crafter too! From beginner to advanced, a Paper Bakery kit will work for you!

Ok, now back to the first card is the sketch, done by Kelli Hollifield:

Awesome, right? I love this sketch, and I love how this Father's Day card turned out...

I used the brand new Lodge Collection papers from The Robin's Nest. All the supply links can be found below.  The plaid paper is just so "dad". It is on the reverse side of the Compass Cardstock. Mixed with the striped side of the Belgian Chocolate cardstock, it makes a striking, manly combination that fits this card perfectly.

The top layers were cut from the Lodge Cutouts cardstock and inked with some blue chalk ink. A little scrap ribbon and a couple of buttons with some floss finish off the card.

For the inside, I used a computer generated sentiment and mounted it on some more of that awesome paper.

I hope you enjoyed my card and are inspired to play along with us at Sketch~N~Scrap. I will be hosting on the hop on May 21st, so get ready for some fun!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

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