How to make a Ducky Baby Card

Today I’m sharing, How to make a Ducky Baby Card. Using Cricut Cut files Ducks and Ship from the Wall Decor and More Cartridge, Brutus Monroe stamp and ink and more.

How to make a Ducky Baby Card

This is for the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge Happy Monday challenge!

Challenge #297-Anything Goes

Make a project using anything in the Cricut Library!

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The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

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. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn’t a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Since the theme, this time is anything goes and I just happened to find some really cute yellow ducky scrapbook paper in my stash I knew this was the perfect time to use it today.

Supplies for How to make a Ducky Baby Card
Cricut: Ducks and ship Waves from Wall Decor and More
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
MISTI
Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses
Yellow Duck scrapbook paper
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed
Gemstones
Dot Embossing folder
Bubbles Embossing Folder
Pop Dots
Embroidery floss, two colors yellow and golden yellow
Doily
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sunflower
Zig two-way glue

The ducks and the waves were cut on my Cricut. Today I wanted to make Baby greeting cards so I cut the ducks and waves to fit on a Standard A2 greeting card.

For the ducks and waves, I used Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed to highlight the texture.

How to make a Ducky Baby Card

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sunflower was sprayed on a white doily. This adds color and a pretty sparkle.

Digging around in my stash I found some embroidery floss and knew that this would make a perfect accent to the card.

Using my MISTI I placed the Congrats on your new little one from the Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses set inside and inked with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Next I cut the ends to look like a pennate and placed Pop dots on the back.

Here is a video on How to make a Ducky Baby Card

This baby card turned out super cute. And I was able to use items in my stash. My stash will slowly start to get smaller and I’ll have wonderful cards to share.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by today to learn How to make a Ducky Baby Card. My hope is that this will inspire you to create art today.

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St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Seeing really cool Loaded envelopes on the web recently I decided I should make one. So Here is my St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Here are some of the supplies used in the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin:
Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Large Shamrock Cut on Silhouette Cameo 3
Cricut Explore Air – on Amazon
Cricut Cuts: Circle – Basic Shapes, Flower – Home Decor, Bottom of ribbon from 1st Place Ribbon – Locker Talk. Shamrock was an image I drew the Shamrock and used the Cricut software to convert it to a cut file.
Green card stock – On Amazon
Dymo Label maker with Black Label
Xyron – on Amazon
Ranger Blending Tool – on Amazon
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylus – on Amazon
Fun Foam – on Amazon
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Mini Clothes Pins: 7gypsies
Green Seam Binding – on Amazon

Cut the Shamrock Envelope with the Silhouette. For this project, I cut one with the hearts cut out in the front and cut a second Shamrock for the back. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Glue the bottom half of the Shamrock but not up into the center just around the lower half with white glue. Don’t use tape, if you do your items will stick to the tape.

Tie a bow with green seam binding. Glue in the center of the shamrock to represent a stem.

Add St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclips to either side of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Pin St Patrick’s Day Lady ATC to the front of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Fill the inside of the Shamrock Envelope with Calico Collage St Patrick’s images. Some of the images were mounted on Silhouette Lace Tags and scraps of paper.

Extra Shamrocks were placed inside a green envelope.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make a Kiss Me Pin:

Cut the Flower Shape and the lower part of the 1st place ribbon out of the same shade of green card stock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Load a lighter shade of green card stock cut the circle and the shamrock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Layer the items together to form a ribbon, using Aleene’s Tacky White Glue and Xyron.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Load the Dymo Label maker with Black Label and type the words: “Kiss Me”. Apply on the lower right of the shamrock flower area.

Cut a scrap piece of paper, place pin back on paper and glue with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue, add more glue and adhere to back of the ribbon.

To form the flower, from the Gold Rinea Foil punch with the Punch Bunch Flower Punch. Place the flower on the fun foam and use the McGill Stylus to shape into a cup.

Glue flower in the center of Shamrock.

Add Kiss Me Pin to the St Patrick’s Day Loaded Envelope with a Mini Clothes Pin from 7gypsies.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Have fun adding other items to fill the St Patricks Loaded Envelope. I even added stickers, some seam binding and extra pieces of paper.

Here is a video of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post on the St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.  Who would you give one to?

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St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

Today I’m sharing a Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge # 295 Sequins or other Embellishments. Sponsored by SpieglMom. Projects are to have at least one Cricut cut and Sequins or other embellishments.

For my project, I decided to make a shaker card using the Yellow Frame from the Stand & Salute Cartridge.

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

Cut pink texture card stock at 3.25 in wide. Use the cut image to then cut a window out of a piece of fun foam. Cut a piece of white cardstock the same size as the top, this will be the back.

I find that cutting a back the same size as the front makes putting a shaker card together much easier.

White card stock cut at 4 in x 5.25 was used for the background. The Tim Holtz stencil and Texture paste was used. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colors: Party Pin and Cranberry Zing colored the background. Rouge Chalk in from Brutus Monroe was used around the edges of the A2 Greeting card.

On the back piece of the shaker card stamp the Botanical Background stamp from Brutus Monroe with Embossing Ink. Then spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink and Turquoise Blue.

Stamp the Botanical Background stamp on the pink shaker card front with Rouge Chalk ink from Brutus Monroe.

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

On a scrap of white card stock stamp the word Beautiful from the Beautiful stamp set from Brutus Monroe with Embossing ink, emboss with black powder. Use distress blending tool to add Rouge chalk ink to the edge after trimming down and rounding the corners of this piece.

Assemble the shaker card by attaching the fun foam to the Botanical background. Fill shaker card with sequins, butterfly sequins, and hole-less beads. Place shaker card top with acetate over fun foam.

Add 3D dots to the back of Beautiful sentiment and attach to lower right corner of the card.

What are your thoughts on this Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card? I love how a shaker card makes me feel. It is like a grown up toy. Have fun making one yourself.

Make sure you check out the other projects over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and enter to win the prize offered this week.

Here is a video of how to make this card.

To purchase this card click here.

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Shared this project on the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: Y for You Choose
CARDZ TV Anything goes Designers Challenge #3
Naughty or Nice Challenges

How to Make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip

It is so much fun to alter paperclips. Here is another tutorial: How to Make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip. Using Rinea Foil and a Shamrock cut on my Cricut.

How to make a St Patrick's Day Altered Paperclip

Wanting to make some fun St Patrick’s altered paper clips I turned to my Cricut first. There wasn’t a Shamrock in my Cricut files so I decided to draw the image and then scanned it into my computer.

Using the Cricut Software I then turned the image into a cut file and cut the Shamrock out of green card stock. Of course, I had to cut at least 20 because these turned out so cute!

Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Ribbon
Jumbo Paperclip
Green card Stock
Cricut
Paper Studios Star Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Xyron Sticker Maker
Blending Tool
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylis
Fun Foam
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue

Cut a strip of Rinea Foil – Gold at 1.5 in. x 3 in. Emboss in Paper Studios Star Embossing folder with Tim Hotz Vagabond or other like machine. Fold in half and slide through the closed side of the paper clip. Glue with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue.

Place the shamrock in the Xyron Sticker maker then place on both sides of Rinea Foil.

Tie a bow with the Green ribbon and place on the corner of Shamrock.

Use the Punch Bunch flower punch on the Rinea Foil – Gold and punch two flowers. Place on fun foam and press with McGill Stylis to form into a flower. Adhere flower in the center of the shamrock. Repeat on the other side.

How to make a St Patrick's Day Altered Paperclip

Simple as that you have made a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip.

Here is a video on How to Make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip.

 

Now that you know how to make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip, how many will you make?

How to make a St Patrick's Day Altered Paperclip

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Sweetheart Valentine Card

It’s a Sweetheart Valentine Card project on the blog today. The Fatabulous Circut Challenge Blog (aka FCCB) has a bi weekly challenge. This weeks challenge theme is #294 Valentines Day.

DL.Art is the sponsor for this weeks challenge. 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. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn’t a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

For this project I decided to use the Sweetheart cut file from the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge file M46C0D. This was cut on red card stock to fit on a standard A2 card. This was perfect for my Sweetheart Valentine Card project.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

 

The couple featured on the card is from Calico Collage. Romantic Lovers is a digital download found on Calico Collage’s Etsy site. I’m a new member of her Design Team and loving the ability to work with her designs.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

Also used in this card: Canvas Corp Red & White Diamond card stock. This paper is so yummy. I thought it was perfect as the background for this card, don’t you just love it too?

Of course I have to use inks on cards some where, and this card is no different. Brutus Monroe’s Detail Ink – Raven was used to give more definition to the edges of the layers. Used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressed ink to add a little more distressed look to the photo as well.

The corrugated paper under the Sweethearts word was something in my stash. Not sure where it came from, but it has great texture. Reminds me of the days when Oreos had that great black texture in the bottom of the package. Oreos, yum..

Recently I went on an Ebay shopping spree and purchased a few dies from China. These little dies were very inexpensive and I think I’m addicted to them now.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

The little self adhesive pearls are from Paper Studios. What I like to do is pick these up when there is a sale at Hobby Lobby, then I know I’ll have a supply of these on hand.

A process video was made, have a look.

I’m enjoying being on the FCCB Design Team. Being on the team is helping me to use my Cricut more often and learn more. Check out the FCCB site and join in the challenge.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

Hope you enjoyed this Sweetheart Valentine Card project today.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Make sure to check out the links to the products and to the FCCB for the current challenge and enter you could win.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Brutus Monroe Blog Post Texture Paste & Stamping on a Card

Check out the Brutus Monroe Blog Post Texture Paste & Stamping on a Card. This post gives the information on what I used to create the card including a video.

I had a lot of fun making this card. It’s one of my new favorite techniques. I’ll be making more of these.

Brutus Monroe Blog Post Texture Paste & Stamping on a Card

Make sure you head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog Post Texture Paste & Stamping on a Card to see all the details.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Cricut Globe – Let it Snow

Today I’m sharing my Cricut Globe – Let it Snow project for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge #293 – Snow Sponsored by Pretty Cute Stamps. Challenge this week is to have a snow theme and use at least one Cricut cut in the project.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

What a great time to use a snow globe than this? The globe is from the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge. It was cut at 4.5 in. tall. The top most layer was removed as I wanted to stamp on the top layer and not have holes cut through the image.

Used Brutus Monroe snowflake stamps from the Oh Deer set. Stamped in Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Tumbled Glass and Brutus Monroe Ink Cornflower.

Brutus Monroe Stamp Set Oh Deer was used. This little fat deer makes me laugh every time I see him. Stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven on a scrap of white card stock and then fussy cut. Water colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Cork, Tattered Leather and It’s Black. Also used White High Impact paint by Tattered Angels.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

VersaMark Stamp pad was mashed onto Deer image and snow globe then Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder was applied and heat set. This gives the appearance of being inside a snow globe.

Let it Snow from Printworks Stamps was stamped in Brutus Monroe Embossing ink, embossed with black embossing powder.

Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Brushed Corduroy applied to base of the snow globe.

Cut white card stock at 4 in. x 5.25 emboss with Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder. Use Tim Holtz Disressed Ink Tumbled Glass and blending tool to add color around the edge. Mash VersaMark stamp pad to embossed image, cover with Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder, heat set.

Blue card stock cut at 4.23 in. x 5.47 in. adhered as the first layer on a standard A2 greeting card. Layer Snowflake background. Assemble snow globe and adhere on top of embossed layer. Use pop dots to adhere Deer on top.

Video on how to make this card.


Super Fun greeting card! Love sharing this Cricut Globe – Let it Snow. Hope you enjoyed seeing how it was made. If you would like to purchase the finished card for $10.00 including shipping click here.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Sharing how I made a Growing With Love Smart Pot. Recently I purchased a new Dendrobium Orchid at Lowes. I’m a member of the Oklahoma Orchid Society and many of our members have the Dendrobium Orchids. I just love the way the look and the way the flowers smell.

While at Lowes for a light bulb I decided to walk over to the Orchid display to see what was being offered. When I saw this plant I just knew I had to have it in my home.

When I got home an idea came to me to decorate a Smart Pot so that it would look pretty while sitting on my desk. Since I had all of the supplies it was time that I gave Heat Transfer Vinyl a try.

Growing With Love Smart Pot Supplies:

Smart Pot Size #2
Cricut Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl, Gold and Purple
Silhouette CAMEO® 3
Polka dot heart design from Silhouette Library
Love Script from Silhouette Library
Samantha Script Font
Weeding tool
Scissors
Iron
Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet

Growing With Love Smart Pot Process:

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Created design in Silhouette Studio® by removing the dots from the heart. Layer Love on top of heart to get proper size.

Opened Character map chose font Samantha Italic. Selected G from Character Map, copy. Paste into Silhouette Studio®, make desired size. Type rest of the word “growing” with Text tool selected Samantha Italic font.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Choose Offset tool. Select distance 0.0125. Remove original layer. Move letters until all units are touching. Select entire word and weld. Type “with” and repeat same process.

Size each word until pleasing. My words and heart grouped together were 4.5 in. tall. Select words, Flip Horizontally.

Create a weeding box around Words and Heart. This step will make weeding so much easier.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Prepare to cut HTV. Press Cut tool. Select heart and choose “no cut”. Select words and choose cut. Load Gold HTV into Silhouette CAMEO® without mat. Press send to Silhouette. Once the gold has cut. Go back to design and select the words and choose “no cut”. Select the heart and choose cut. Load Purple HTV into Silhouette CAMEO® without mat. Press send to Silhouette.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Tip: If vinyl has been on a roll for a long time it will curl. Try flattening it with your hands or even placing it under a book for a little while. When I was cutting my vinyl tried to curl back up and jam in my machine.

Weed design. Cut design from roll.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

 

Follow the directions to apply the brand of HTV you have.

The smart pot is made of synthetic materials. Be careful not to melt the pot. Test iron with transfer sheet inside the pot to make sure you have the correct heat setting.

Growing With Love Smart PotTransfer the design to the pot. Apply the Heart and Growing with, iron.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Remove transfer tape.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Apply Love over heart, iron.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Remove transfer tape.

Fluff pot back to original shape.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Place plant inside pot. Since my pot will be indoors I have a plant tray to keep water from ruining my table.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

This was my first time to use Heat Transfer Vinyl. Now that I’ve made a project, I think I’ll be making a lot more!

Growing With Love Smart Pot

I loved making this Growing With Love Smart Pot. These will be great gifts for Mothers’ day. To purchase one click here.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

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Growing With Love Smart Pot

Brutus Monroe Blog – Mixed Media card

Head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog – Mixed Media card is there that I made. This one has lots of texture. Used a Silhouette Mat and a Circut flourish to help frame the image. This helps to make the gentleman stand out on the card.

Each time a make a card with texture it comes out different. I may use the same technique but because it is hand made each one is unique. Check out the blog post to see the details of the products used and the video.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Brutus Monroe Blog - Mixed Media card

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This post is all about the Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge.

The idea was to create anything that was all black. “Create a project that is 90% black – the other 10% can only be white, grey, or metallic.”

To begin with I found an old canvas that I had on hand. This canvas had a hole punched in it and I knew I wouldn’t use it for another project.

Gathering up lots of black items I had a nice pile on my work desk. Where to begin…

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

I didn’t have any black gesso so I sorta made a grey gesso. Since I didn’t have any black gesso I mixed white gesso with black paint. What I should have done is made the gesso from scratch. But for now I’ll keep the grey as I can still use it in projects.

The focal piece was a Christmas ornament. Finding the glitter covered deer gave me the perfect item to use as the focal point. Which is important to have in an art piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

The Canvas Corp Brands mixed media pack is a great resource for this project. I pulled Tissue paper, burlap and scrapbook paper from the pack.

Have you seen those little sets of LED lights in the craft stores? Christmas is a great time to find these lights and if you are lucky you can get them on sale.

Recently I’ve gotten two new toys. One is a Silhouette CAMEO® 3 and the other is a Circut Explorer Air. With these two new toys I was able to cut the words and poinsettias.

The Silhouette design “Ornate Frame” paired with the Samantha font helped me create the phrase Believe in the Magic. I used the Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge Poinsettia, altering the image by adding more layers and changing the sizes of the petals.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

If you haven’t figured out yet I really love tools and gadgets. I also have the Tim Holtz Vagabond and I used this to cut the Sizzix Trees. It might be hard to tell but there are six trees on the canvas.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This was a good challenge for me, to think outside of the box and make up an art piece that used black as the foundation. I enjoyed making this and now I’m planning on another project that I want to make similar to this piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

Have you tried a challenge like this one? Come and join the Canvas Corp Brands Collective to learn about other challenges and see lots of art to inspire you. Challenge #ccbblack

Here is just a little video of the piece. Enjoy!

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Anything goes