Friday, May 29, 2015

SOUS Die Cut Challenge - Arrows

Hello and welcome to Cards By Cricut. Today I have a treat for you with a Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge - Arrows. I had a hard time with this challenge and it actually took me until today to get it done because I just couldn't come up with an idea for it card wise. So I went onto the SOUS blog and looked at Leah's beautiful layout she did and was completely inspired to do a layout instead of a card this time. I do make layouts occasionally but I mainly make cards to display on my blog.

     I used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space to make the two arrows. I just typed in "arrows" into the search box and it gave me a ton to look at. After I chose what I wanted to use then I simply sized them and cut them out. It is so easy to use and no one should feel intimidated by CDS. Next I got out my paper from both DCWV Little Miss and Stampin' Up! to use with this layout. After I cut everything and got
my picture on (who is my new niece Elise after just having a bath), I started decorating the page. I used the ephemera pack from Pink Paislee "Bella Rouge". I love this line as the colors are fantastic and go great with this paper line. When I was all done I took my picture to share with all of you. Here are the details:

  • Paper: DCWV Little Miss paper pack, Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe
  • Epherema: Pink Paislee Bella Rouge
  • Title: Sizzix for Stampin' Up! Thinlits Hello You Dies
  • Adhesive: Scotch, Zig
     I really hope you like my layout as apposed to having a card this week like I usually do. And don't forget to join us over at Stuck On U Sketches for this great challenge. Just link up your project with the Mister Linky located in the right column. Hope to see you there and have a great weekend! :)

Friday, May 15, 2015

SOUS Die Cut Challenge - Home Sweet Home

     Hi and welcome to my blog. If you have come here from Stuck On U Sketches then you are in the right place and thank you for visiting my blog and post. This week we had the Die Cut Challenge of Home Sweet Home. I loved this theme and knew instantly what I wanted to do. I found the idea on Pintrest and knew that was what I wanted to do. First off I used Baked Brown Sugar from Stampin' Up! as my card base. I then stamped all the little houses with Stampin' Up! ink Tangelo Twist and Basic Black. Next, I die cut all the houses out and placed them onto the card popping up the Baked Brown Sugar one in the middle. I then worked on the banner. Using Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, and Baked Brown Sugar I die cut the banners out, stamping on them first using Tangelo Twist and Basic Black. I then tied black and white twine in the corners to make it look like they are holding up the banners. I finally stamped the sentiment using Tangelo twist and pop dotted it onto the card. 
     Thank you so much for coming to my blog and looking at my post. Remember that over at SOUS we have a top 3 for those that participate in our Home Sweet Home Die Cut Challenge. Just go here. Thanks again and have a great weekend.

Friday, May 1, 2015

SOUS Die Cut Challenge - Anything For Mom

Hi and welcome to my blog! Today I have a new post for you from Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge - Anything For Mom. I really loved doing this challenge as it gave me the chance to make a card for my mom for Mother's Day. My mom loves the color yellow so I wanted to make a card with this as the main color. I used it as the color of the card base and the butterflies. The card is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". The next layer is 3-3/4" x 5" and the white layer is 3-1/2" x 4-3/4". Here are the rest of the details:

  • Paper: Stampin' Up! So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! So Saffron, Sahara Sand
  • Stamp: Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics
  • Dies: Stampin' Up! Butterflies Thinlits
  • Die Cut Machine: Big Shot
  • Extra: Gold Sequin - Stampin' Up!
  • Adhesive: Stampin' Up! Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thank you so much for coming to my blog and looking at my post. Don't forget to join us over at SOUS for the chance to be in our Top 3 by participating in this week's Die Cut Challenge - Anything For Mom. Have a great day! :)