Friday, April 16, 2010

Die Cutting Fun with my Cricut

Hello there. Today I had a chance to play in my stamp between shopping and packing for my trip. I wanted to play along with a couple challenges this week. The first challenge I played along with this is week is the Creative Belli Challenge. The challenge this week is to use die cut shapes of some sort. So I decided to make my own using my cricut. Here is what I came up with.I cut the flower out using the home decor cartridge. First I cut the white one out and used some TAC stamps to add the little flowers, bees, and butterflies. I colored them in using marker and added some stickles to the wings of the bee, and the flower on the butterflies. I cut the shadow out with peach CS. For the center, I used a giant green brad that I have had FOREVER! I layered them onto this neat PP that I found...not really sure where it is, but the color was perfect, and I thought it kinda looked like a wicker fence behind the flower. Last I added the sentiment from the TAC set trendy greetings.

My second card today I made for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. The theme this week was childhood memories. Here is my card.

Swinging...who doesn't remember swinging as a child. We used to have a tire swing in our backyard when I was really young. I remember it was hanging from the branch of a big tree in the yard. I thought this little girl swinging was so perfect for childhood memories theme. This image is a digi stamp from Whimsie Doodles called Swing Leah. I colored her with colored pencils, and cut her out in detail. I used my cricut to cut this branch out. I layered the branch onto some light blue CS, and attached the swinging girl to that. The sentiment is from TAC. The outside says "Hoping you day...", and the inside says "is simply delightful!".

Well that is all for now. Not sure if I will be around much this week with my trip and all. I am hoping to find a couple stamp/scrapbooking stores on my trip...maybe I will post if I find something good! Otherwise, stop back Thursday for a QKR Stampede card!


Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a sweet card ! Thanks for sharing your special memories too ! Smiles from Catherine

Biscuitlid said...

a fabulous card and so clean and simple too

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week

Chrissy D said...

Jessica - GREAT cards! Love each one of them! Such sweet images. Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge!