I bought this great (really I bought a bunch of great) embossing folders that I found on sale for $1.97 each!!!! This one was the one that I wanted to use the most, so I decided that the best thing to go along with a tree would be some little birds. I embossed the tree, and colored it using my decorating chalks and pastel chalk pencils. Then I cut out the birds using my Create A Critter cartridge. The scallop on the bottom is a leftover cut from Pretty Pendants, which I stamped "On your special day." I thought this would make a super cute card for a wedding, engagement, or anniversary. I punched the heart using an old punch that I had, sorry I don't remember. I really like how it turned out and I love how the chalk colors all blend together so well.
Cricut: Create A Critter and Pretty Pendants
Paper: Recollections cardstock and scraps from my stash
Stamp: Stampabilities - Card Phrases 2012
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cuttlebug: Leafy Tree by Darice
Pens: Zig-pure yellow, brown and pink gelly roll
Chalks: Decorating Chalks by Craft-t Products & Pastel Chalk Pencils by Generals
Other: Heart Punch
Bitten by the bug 2
Hiding in the Craft Room
Craftin Desert Divas
Little Scrap Pieces
It's challenge time again, over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!! This week the challenge is "Cool Treats," you create a yummy, cool, summer treat project. Hop on over to FCCB to link up your project. This weeks sponsor, CRI-Kits, was nice enough to let us use their product for our DT project. I have to say that I had never used a pen or marker in my Cricut before, but now I'm hooked. I love that I was able to draw my watermelon and title, and cut them out exactly. The biggest reason that I don't use many stamps is that I hate having to cut the out, this gave me the best of both worlds. I still got to color it in, but didn't have take all that time cutting all the little bity pieces out. It's wonderful!!!
For my Berry Sweet card, I drew and cut out the watermelon and title using the Cricut and the CRI-Kit black pen. Then I colored them in using my BIC markers (like I said, I don't stamp much, so I don't have any Copics). Then I used my Cuttlebug and the Spots and Dots folder to emboss the background paper, used some chevron washi tape to add a border and some pink cardstock to finish the background. I added the watermelon to the background then added the title using foam tape. I really like how it turned out and I learned a new technique that I am sure to use a lot more in the future.
This is a quick and easy thank you card that, I think, would be perfect for anyone. I cut the scallop design using Cricut Craft Room Basics, then stamped "Thank You" in the center. I used my blender pen and some Stampin Up ink to fill in the letters, making a watercolor effect, which I love. Then I outlined the scallop and the letters using a black gel pen. Then I put it all together. The glitter back ground paper is beautiful and makes this card. I did lift the scallop using foam tape to give it some depth and added the black rhinestones to add a bit more sparkle.
Cricut: Craft Room Basics
Paper: Recollections cardstock and Everyday Moments paper pad.
Stamp: Inkadinkado All Occasions
Ink: Stampin Up Taken with Teal and a blender pen (blender pend used on the "thank" part)
Die Cuttin Divas
My Craft Spot
The Paper Girls
I know, I know, I have missed you this past week as well. Sorry that it has been over a week since my last post, but I have had a lot going on. I have a big event at work that needed some special attention, and it is shaping up to be a great conference. I was also working hard, co-hosting a baby shower for my co-worker Kate, who's baby boy is due in October. (I made all the decorations, pictures to come soon.)
Anyway, it's challenge time again over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is to create a shape card, using at least one Cricut cut. Make sure you head over to FCCB and link up your project :)
I was digging through all my stamps and found this super cute, Studio G stamp that says "Hello Friend" and I immediately thought of a phone, so I began to search through my cartridges to find a phone that I could use for this challenge. I found a lot of options, but I feel in love with this cut from the Wall Décor and More cartridge. I used the Cricut Craft Room, to weld a flipped version of the image to the top of the phone, to make the card. Then I cut another image using the yellow pattern paper for the front of the card. This image had a cord on one side of it. I cut it off, because the piece was too thin and it looked a bit odd once I put the card together. I finished it off by stamping the sentiment on the front, and adding rhinestones and the circle glass piece for the phone dial. I felt that it still needed something, so I added the pretty paper flowers with rhinestone centers. I love how it turned out and think it will make one of my friends very happy to get this card in the mail.
It's time for another challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut blog!!! This week the theme is "Set the Scene," you create a project that shows a scene, and don't forget you have to use at least one Cricut cut. I wanted to create something soft and peaceful, so I made a beach scene using my decorating chalks and my Cricut.
I cut out the sand castle, bucket and shovel, and the little sand piles using my Create a Critter and Simply Charmed cartridges. Then I used a red and yellow glaze pen to add a little bit of shine and depth to the cuts. I wanted to create a peaceful feeling, so I created a beach with the water, and a setting sun using my decorating chalks. I really love using chalks. I tend to forgot about them, then use them a lot on a few projects before they get "lost" in my craft room again. To create the "printed on" look of the sentiment. I stamped "Thinking of You" on the card, using Versa Mark ink, before I used the chalk, then I ran a couple of light layers over the stamped image with the brown chalk. I love this technique as it always produces a clean and crisp image of your stamp. I finished the card off by putting everything together, using foam tape on the bucket and one of the plies of sand. I love the way the card turned out.
Cricut: Create a Critter and Simply Charmed
Paper: Recollections cardstock
Stamp: Stampabilities - Card Phrases
Ink: Versa Mark
Chalk: Decorating Chalks by Craf-t Products
Pen: Red and Yellow Glaze Pen
Welcome to Create with JoNeita and to the
4th of July (Red, White, & Blue) Fantabulous Cricut Crawl
Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we're having a Red, White and Blue Crawl. Each Design Team member has created a fabulous project using Red, White and Blue as the main colors, and of course at least one Cricut cut!
If you've come from Jilliene's blog at Jilliene Designing, then you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut HERE to start at the beginning.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog! There will be Blog Candy along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a "Red White and Blue" project at FCCB!
For my project I made a baseball card using the colors Red, White, and Blue. Independence Day is about freedom, family, friends, and celebrating with those you love, so I thought that this card would be fun to use as a party invitation. I used my Sports Mania cartridge, but the cuts can also be found on the Best of 2008 cartridge. I cut our the baseball and the ball player. The card is a square card, just to be different. I stamped the word "awesome" on the front using a Recollections stamp set, then I just put it all together. I used foam tape to life the ball player up a bit to add some dimension and movement. I really like how it turned out.
Cricut: Sport's Mania (cuts also found on Best of 2008)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Blog Candy Alert!!!
I am giving away some blog candy to celebrate my first project as a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Design Team. I am giving away an extra stamp set that I somehow ended up with two of. It is called "Thank You" and it is from Words to the Rescue by Steve Fadie.
To enter, you must be a follower of my blog, using either Bloglovin or like the Create with JoNeita Facebook page (link at the top of the page) and leave a comment on this post, be sure to check back to see if you won. I will choose a winner at random from the comments. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013.
Your next stop is Kim's Blog at Kim's Creations. Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!
Here is the line up in case you get lost:
Amy HS http://thestampingtree.blogspot.com/
Amy T www.craftingwithamy.com
JoNeita http://createwithjoneita.weebly.com/index.html (You are Here)
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog