Every year, since we moved to Denton, we have gone to the University of North Texas football stadium to watch their fireworks show. Dallas and I, both love the show (with the exception that it is crazy loud), and love that we get to spend time with some of the wonderful new friends we have made.
This scrapbook page is actually from 2013, but I am just now getting around to blogging about it. It features my son, Dallas and his best friend, and our neighbor, Hailey. I wanted to create a page that screamed Independence Day, which was harder than I thought. I have been scrapbooking for a long time now, and I wanted a page that was unique and different from the others I had made. I decided on some patriotic papers, then broke out my Independence Day Cricut Cartridge, and started looking through the images until I found one that I thought would be a good focal point. The rest of the page, just fell into place, and I absolute love how it turned out. Now on to come up with another great idea for this year's pictures :)
Cricut: Independence Day, Phrases, Home Décor, and Plantin Schoolbook
Paper: DCWV Textured Cardstock, Recollections Cardstock, and The Paper Studio All Seasons II paper pack
Other: Ribbon from scraps stash, foam tape, black sharpie, and Tea Dye Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!
Challenge #197 I Heart You
Use a heart
Winner will receive the Love Stings stamp set
~This Weeks Challenge~
I Heart You
Create a project that uses a heart
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.
I bought the Victorian Romance Cartridge a long time ago, because it was on sale super cheap, but I hadn't used it yet, so I challenged myself to make an amazing card with it. It didn't take long to come up with a plan, as the cartridge is very inspiring. I used a mustard yellow card base with a white layer, and the blue pattern paper (which by the way, I am in love with). Then I cut the scalloped heart using the Phrases cartridge, and the man and woman from Victorian Romance. I finished it off with the sentiment "You are my Forever," which is a stamp from the Heart to Heart set by Hot Off the Press. I love how it turned out, and that this cartridge inspires you as much as it did me.
Cricut: Victorian Romance & Phrases
Paper: Recollections Everyday Moments Stack and Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp: Heart to Heart by Hot Off the Press
I made this cute gift card holder, and it was super easy. I think it took me about 45 min from start to finish. I started with a standard envelope, folded in half. Next I cut the flap at the fold mark, and attached the top portion of the flap to the back. The bottom will be left open so that the gift card can be put in. Next, I attached a peice of ribbon to the back of the envelope, so that I could tie it together at the bottom and kep the gift card holder closed.
The next step was easy, find pretty pattern paper and cut to size. Next I cut out the phrase "a bright future" using my cricut, along with the starburst and attached it to the front. Then I cut the pretty yellow flowers out from pattern paper and attached them to the inside. To finish it off, I punched out a circle, attached a yellow flower and attached it to the flap. I wanted to make sure that you knew to lift it, to get your gift.
The best thing about this project, is that it can double as a card as well. You could, leave the top part of the inside blank to write a short note or phrase.
Paper: Colorbok - Pearlescent paper in Earth Tones, Recollections Everyday Moments, and DCWV the Cardstock Stack
Ribbon: Blue - Dashes, Dots and Checks by Michaels
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Make a gift bag or gift tag
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