Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

I just wanted to drop in to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and share a Design Space File for this cute Cricut Turkey....

The only thing you have to do is add a dark brown scrap behind the eyes unless you want to be the color of  your Cricut. I also colored the eyes on the turkey head darker brown, with a Spectrum Noir Marker EB7. To add the white accents I used a Gelly Roll Pen. All the Papers are Recollections.  

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Just BEEcasue- Maymay Made It! DT Project

I am very excited to share this Pinterest inspired card I created for my Maymay Made It design team project.  I made this fun Beehive shaped card. The Bee's Knees stamp set was so fun to play with.

Here is a quick how to:

1. Cut out all your pieces and ink them all up. Here is the Design Space file all sized and ready to go for you.  Optional : Stamp on a face with stamps or just use the bee as is. This bee would look super cute with facial features from Mamay's Happy Tree Set.  I used a Scrappy Dew stamp for this one.

2. Glue all the pieces where they go to make the card, just glue the hearts at the top closed. 
3. Using a gel pen I added a few more highlights to my bee and hive. 
4. I found the placement I wanted for for my bee and stamped the little trail from the set. I then stamped out "Just BEEcause". 
5. I popped up the bee on foam squares. Added a bow, and flowers just because I wanted more blue.
6. Inside of the card I wanted to use the honeycomb stamp. I had the square cut out and just simply stamped over it with a similar color of the paper. Use the same ink you use to ink the edges, unless its Distress Ink because it doesn't stamp well with photopolymer stamps.  Then I just stamped the sentiment "Hive been thinking of you!" in Momento Tuxedo Black. Then just glued it in. 

Here is the completed card, I hope you all like it. Most important I hope I have inspired you to pull out or buy this amazing stamp set!!!!  

What I used: 
Maymay Made It Stamp Set -The Bee's Knees 
Stampin' Write Marker- Pumpkin Pie 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Faded Jeans 
Fun Stampers Journey- True Color Fusion Ink- Pineapple Smoothie 
Prima  Flowers 
Blue Blings from my stach 
White Gelly Roll Pen 
Reccolections Papers 
Colorok- Midnight Black Textured Cardstock 
K&Co.-Itsy Bitsy 8.5X8.5 Paper Pad 
Black Nylon Ribbon 
Momento- Tuxedo Black Ink 
Cricut Explore 
Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge  


1. Maymay Made It stamps were created in 2013.
2. They are manufactured from high quality photopolymer right here in the USA.

3. 4x6 stamp sets (or what I call full size) are $11.99.
4. 4x4 stamp sets are $7.99.
5. Maymay Made It offers a stamp club. It is $11.99 per month USA and $13.49 per month international, there is not shipping charge and as long as you are a club member in good standing you can take advantage of free shipping on all stamps ordered from the Etsy store. 
Maymay Links:
Get Maymay Made It Stamps here:
Maymay Made It Youtube:
Maymay Made It and So Did I Facebook Group

Maymay Made It Fall/Winter Design Team:
Tracey Phillips
Gareth Frewer
Christopher Lopez
Stacy Williams

Thanks again for stopping by!!! -Chris

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Joy Ornament- B|M Design Team Post

I'm back with another Christmas project. I have wanted to try making Christmas Ornaments. When I saw the Holiday Digital Set from Brutus|Monroe I knew I had to try it with these images.

Here is a quick how to:

1. Upload the Digital Stamp in to Cricut Design Space. Cut out the image in vinyl.
2. Weed the image and place it on a clean ornament. I used rubbing alcohol to clean the surface of mine. You should end up with something like this.
3. Pop the top off and add in whatever you'd like. I added sequins in mine. But you could add sand, fake snow, glitter, anything that fits really!!!! I used Stars, Reindeer, and different sized Sequin cups. I added black stars and sequins after because I found a black nylon ribbon I wanted to use. 

4. For the finishing touches, I added a black bling in the middle of the snowflake, and then added a few random sequin. I tied a bow and added it to the top with an extra piece of ribbon to hand it from my tree. 

Here is my finished ornament, I hope you like it and I hope you go check out Brutus|Monroe's Holiday Digital set and give this a try it was really fun. 

What I Used: 
Brutus|Monroe Holiday Digital Set
4" Clear Glass Ornament
Black Nylon Ribbon 
Oracal 651- White Vinyl 


Monday, November 16, 2015

Do You Believe- OAK Tree Stamps DT Post

Hello crafty friends!!!! I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet but, I have another Christmas card to share. I created this card using  the All I Want For Christmas Girl Digital Print Then Cut File form OAK Tree Stamps. This is one of my favorite card sketches. I love it so much because I just grab a card base and cut scraps to fit. After all the pieces are cut I usually ink them all with the same color of ink. This time I used Hickory Smoke(new fav color) Distress Ink. 

I usually glue all the scraps down then pop up the image. Before I added the girl I cut out with my Cricut, I traced all the black lines with a Zig Wink Of Stella pen in Silver. I added a little strip of green litter tape, to ground my image.  On this card I used Tim Holtz-ChitChat Stickers for my sentiment. It looked like a tree so I added a Star Sequin at the top. To finish off the card I added more sequins randomly.  I really hope you like my card and check out the Digital files over at!!!! This PTC image is on sale for just one dollar!!! 

Here is the card: 

                                                  Thanks for stopping by!!! -Chris 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Never Ending ATC

I was watching YouTube on how to make different types of cards. I came across a video called  Never Ending Cards and it was so cool(link Below). I thought I bet I could make that. Guess what it's really easy!!!! I made a short video to share mine(sorry not the best quality). I made a File for Design Space so I can make the bases faster. These are great for ATC Swaps, Pocket Letters, Just Because gift for a friend... 

If you need help getting your together don't be afraid to ask!!! FYI-The second flip will not meet up in the center because the size I made it.  

What I used for this Never Ending ATC:
Scrap Card Stock
Tim Holtz- Lost and Found Stamp Set 
Black Soot Distress Ink 
Craftwell eBrush 
Spectrum Noir Markers- TB4, DR6, TB8 
Cricut Explore W/Score tool 
Hampton Art Stamp Set- By Stencil 1 
Wink Of Stella-Silver 
FSJ-True Color Fusion Ink- Black Licorice 

Song Credit: Gwen Stefani-Used To Love You 

Inspiration Came from this Video: 

Cricut Design Space File: 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! -Chris 


Double Accordion- Gate Fold X-mas Card

Just popping in to share this Christmas card I created this morning. If you have a Cricut Explore you can click the link below to make your own. They are very easy to make with out a Cricut too!!!! Simply cut a 12X12 sheet of paper in half so it's 6X12. Then on the long side score at 2" 4" 8" & 10"then accordion fold it.  If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.

Cricut Design Space File:

Thanks for Stopping By!! -Chris

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Reason for the Season- Nativity Card

Hey everyone I'm just dropping in to share a card I made for Christmas. I used a torn up Bible,  I glued torn strips behind the nativity silhouette. I felt bad at first tearing the Bible, but it was going to be thrown away. So, I am using it to help everyone on my Christmas card list remember the Reason for the Season.  That made me feel a little better.

What I Used:
Creative Elements 1" Burlap Tape
Neutral-Journey Twine
The Paper Studio- Kraft Cardstock
Distress Ink -Vintage Photo
White Liner
Cricut Explore
Stampabilities Stamp- Reason for the Season
Nativity SVG- If you would like it please let me know...

Thanks For Stopping By!!! -Chris