Wow, the last 6 weeks have been a crazy time. I have been working a lot, and as a result, just did not have time to do any crafting. I feel so behind and sad that I haven't had any time to create anything. I really do feel relaxed and ready to work when I have time to spend in my craftroom. Well I took today and tomorrow off from work to relax, and spend some much needed time hidden away from the world and crafting. It's funny, after so long away, I had a hard time deciding what to do first. I decided to make a card wth this super cute stamp set that I bought at the CK Scrapbook Convention back in Feb.
I started by cutting out all the peices using my cricut. I actually used three different cartridges, Doodlecharms, Freshly Picked, and my new one, Elegant Edges. Why oh why did I wait so long to buy Elegant Edges, I love this cartridge and all the different things that you can do with it. I'm sure it will become a staple in my collection. Next, I cut the mat and the strips of pattern paper accents for the edge of the card. Then I attached the pattern paper and accent peices to the cards. I then stamped the image, "It takes a long time to grown an old friend" to the front. I love this saying, and think that I will be able to use the card in a lot of different ways. I felt that it needed something else, so I did a little pen work to frame the sentiment. Next, I turned my attention to the packet of "friend" seeds. I outlined the packet and flower using my purple gelly roll pen, added a rhinestone center to the flower, and stamped "Friend" to the top of the packet. Now all that is left to attach all the peices. I used a pop dot to lift the flower off the packet, and use one layer of foam tape to lift the sentiment and "Friend" packet, to give some depth. I really love how the card turned out and am looking forward to giving it away to someone.
Cricut: Elegant Edges, Doodlecharms, and Freshly Picket
Paper: Colorbock - Pastels Pattern Paper Pack, and Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Heart to Heart by Hot Off The PRess
Ink: Stampin Up - Taken with Teal
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I love to mix blue and brown together, it is a classic color duo that, I think, never goes out of style. I wanted to use my Freshly Picked cricut cartridge because I have had it forever and have never used it, so I challenged myself to pick a cut from it. I dressed it up with some rhinestones and a new stamp. The stamp is actually a christmas/holiday stamp set, but I though it worked perfect for this card.
Cricut: Freshly Picked
Paper: Colorbok-Earthtones Paper Pack and Cardstock from Recollections
Stamp: Ditto by Hampton Art (SCO511 is the id number, I couldn't find a name of the set anywhere)
Ink: Stampin Up - Cholocate Chip
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Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
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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