Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Vintage style Car Card

Hey everyone last week was my Grandad's 80th birthday so I wanted to do an old vintage style card. So I used an old car. The card is an 8"x8" square and I made it using two sheets of 12"x12". For more infomation on how I did it you can watch a video on a previous post of mine, heres the link: http://sarahscraftycardz.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-birthday-mom.html


 For the card blank I used black co-ordinations.  I also used a g.c.d paper pad called paris nights, one of the papers had this script typed over it and I thought that would make a good background. So I cut that at
7 3/4"x7 3/4" and used it as a matt on the card blank.


Next I used the mickey and friends cricut cartridge and cut the old vintage car from page ??? It has a lot of different parts to it just like a real car I guess. I used six different colours, for the base layer I used a creamy colour cardstock from co-ordinations. For the first layer I used a brown colour, this is for the bumper/fender.













For the second layer which makes the door frame, I used a light brown parchment type of paper. The third layer is the wheels/tires and the seats.    















The fourth layer Is the frame of the engine, lights, hubcaps and door handle's. I used a light creamy white colour. For the fifth layer which is the engine grill on the car I used a dark brown colour. Finally I added some pop dots to the back of the car and added it to the card.
 So thats the card I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading Sarah xoxox

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Bind-it-all




So here's the box when it had just arrived.And my cat is being nosey as usual. It was a pretty huge box and when I opened it there was loads of packaging and then another tiny little box inside. So I opened it up and found this.  The bind it all box !!! When I opened it up I had to wrestle to get it out, they packaged it good and secure. Included was the bind it all machine itself, the stopper thingee and the o-wires.
I also ordered some pink O-wires. There are 6 12" long coils, I got the 3/4" ones for making mini albums. Ohh and I also got the space bar witch just makes your punches closer to the edge of what ever your punching. 

So once I got my bind[it[all I just had to use it to make a project so I made this mini note book. I used the DCWV blossom butterfly's stack papers for the cover and I just used plain white paper on the inside. I stuck the DCWV to some cereal box card to make it a little stronger I punched all of the wholes in the cover and the inner pages and bound them together.  This note pad is about 6"x4". 
Next I used the create a critter cartridge and cut the "sunny days" phrase at 3" and cut the sun also using a DCWV stack in 2". I used an orange colour for layer 1 and a yellow for layer 2.  

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it. 
Sarah xoxox 








Friday, 12 August 2011

Feeling Under the weather

Hey Crafters !!! Today I made a card for my nan's sister as she has just had an operation. obviously I want her to feel better so I made her what I thought was quite a quirky card.
I used DCWV cardstock for the card base, this lovely bright pink colour and cut it down to a 6"x6". Then I cut a black piece at 5 3/4"x 5 3/4" and down one side I used a martha stewart scalloped dots punch.
Next I used the DCWV blossom butterflies stack and cut a piece from the plaid paper at 5 3/4" x 3" and lined it up next to the punched boarder.
 Next i used the create a critter cartridge and cut the umbrella from page 31 at 5" layer one I cut in white and the second layer I cut in the same pink that I used for the base card. Then I ran it through the swiss dotts cuttlebug folder to emboss it.
Finally I used some letraset rub ons to spell out SORRY YOUR FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER. Get it because its an umbrella ??? huh huh huh.

Thanks for reading, Sarah xoxox

Monday, 8 August 2011

Were Off To See The Wizard

Hey Crafty people, I hope you are all well. Today I have another birthday card for you, it was also for my mom. For her gift she went to see the wizard of oz in the theatre, so I thought I'd make her a matching card. 

It's 12"x6" so I just used one sheet of blue from the "MatchMaker Brights Textured Cardstock Stack" by DCWV and folded it in half. After that I took a sheet of green from the  "Solid Glitter Paper Stack" also by DCWV and I drew from a drawing the emerald city and cut it out. I used a black pro marker and wet around the edges to define them and i out it on pop dots and stuck it to the card blank. I also cut a little hill to put in the front. As I did not cut this on my cricut machine I can not give you an exact size but it's about 6" high and 6" wide. 

Next I used the mickey and friends cricut cartridge and cut the little pavement from page 126 as the yellow brick road. I cut it at 4", for the first layer I used orange and for the second layer I used yellow both the papers were from the DCWV stack. 


My mom loves minnie mouse and when I got this cartridge a few months ago she asked me to use it for her birthday card so I cut minnie mouse at 5" from page 90. I wanted to made her look like Dorothy so I cut her dress in a blue colour, and her bow and shoes in a red colour and glittered them. 


So thats the card I hope you like it. 
Thank you for reading, Sarah xoxox


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Happy Birthday Mom !!!

Hello Crafters, I'm back !!!
I was thinking about doing a post, so I went to do one and saw that the last time Id posted was the 2nd of June and I was shocked. I didn't realise it had been so long since I'd posted. In case you didn't know I'm still in school so I don't get enough time to post everyday but for two months wow. As it's the holidays now hopefully I'll be doing a lot of posts and to start off with I'm doing a post for my moms birthday and as a little treat to say sorry to all of my followers I have added my second video, its only a short one but I hope you like it. 

So here is the card, its an 8"x8" square card and I made it using two sheets of 12"x12" co-ordinations card stock from the essentials collection.  














I cut one piece down to 8"x8" and the other at 10"x8". The 10"x8" piece I scored at two inches and folded with a bone folder. I put tape on the two inch boarder lined up the 8"x8" piece and stuck it down so it was an 8"x8" card. This is not a very good explanation so heres a short video to help you understand.(Sorry if you cant hear it very well you might want to use your head phones).
video
Next I used the mickey and friends cricut cartridge and cut both the layers for the fence at 3", you can find this on page 126. I cut this twice but the second one I used the flip key on the expression machine. For the first layer I used a plain white and for the second layer I used a duck egg blue colour.


Then I used the create a critter cartridge and cut some flowers (I only used layers 1)in  different sizes which I sanded to get an aged look and add some texture, this looks grate with the co-ordinations.For some extra texture and dimension you can put the flowers in the palm of hand and curl them a little by rubbing your bone folder over the back of them a few times.Some of the flowers I cut at 1" and others at 1 1/2" - 2". You can find these flowers on page 47. Next I went back to the mickey and friends cartridge and cut the flower stems from page 109. The smaller ones I cut at 1 1/2" and the larger ones I cut at 3" and just added five or six of flowers whereas on the smaller ones I just used one. 
I added the gate to the card blank and used some dimensional's to add the flowers to the gates. Using the dimensional's gives the flowers a more realistic look. Finally I went back to the create a critter cart again and cut out the happy birthday phrase which you will find on page 27. I cut this at 4".  Again I sanded it because its wasn't really standing out much as it is the same colour as the actual card itself and I also put it on pop dots. Then that was the card finished. 


I hope you enjoyed it, thank you for reading. Sarah xoxox