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 
-Chris  

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.  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/33407619  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  


ALL ABOUT MAYMAY MADE IT & FALL/WINTER DT:

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:
https://goo.gl/924Kwq
Maymay Made It Youtube:
http://goo.gl/EPxIBl
Maymay Made It and So Did I Facebook Group
http://goo.gl/EPxIBl

Maymay Made It Fall/Winter Design Team:
Tracey Phillips
https://goo.gl/OQ6bp0
Gareth Frewer
https://goo.gl/iuQewu
Christopher Lopez
http://goo.gl/ZemXd2
Stacy Williams
https://goo.gl/N7YUrg

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 oaktreestamps.com!!!! 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:
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/33074965

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
Bible
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