Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jinger Adams Design Team Call

Hi Crafters,

Jinger Adams, former Provo Craft Spokeswoman, is hosting a design team call.  I have always enjoyed seeing her project ideas and inspiration so I decided to apply.  My best friend and my husband's best friend got married last weekend.  I used this lovely event as the inspiration for my project.  These love birds are from the Sweethearts cricut cartridge.

 Here's the recipe:

I started with an A2 size card (5.5x8.5 scored at 4.25)
Cut white card stock 4x5.25
Cut vellum to layer at 4x5.25
Sew eyelets using sewing machine with cream thread
Attach these layers to the base of the card
Using the Sweethearts cricut cartridge cut the birds with the various layers at 4.41 (I used my gypsy to hide various elements so I could just cut what I needed).
Before gluing down the nest run it through the sewing machine several times with a light brown thread for contrast
Emboss the tree branch with the "forest" cuttlebug folder
Attach the leaves
Cut a small piece of white tulle for the veil attach with a glue dot
Assemble the birds
Use a black pen to accent the eyes and add eye lashes to the bride bird.
Use pop dots to attach the birds to the card.
Stamp sentiment inside

The cut at this size makes it a BIT too big to fit in an envelope.  If you are planning on mailing I would suggest making the cricut cuts a bit smaller.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hats and Mustache Layout

Hi Crafters,

I just finished my niece's "baby through two" book.  I wrapped it up with her 2nd birthday party.

I used accents from the invites on the opposite page.  The mustache and hat are from Paper Doll Dress Up.  The font is Don Juan.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, March 5, 2012

Engagement Festivities

Hi Crafters,

We had an unexpected snow day today.  I took full advantage and had my machines up and running by 9 am!
This is the front page for my friend's shower and parties leading up to her wedding.  I learned about the winged needle and heirloom stitching at my sewing class a few weeks ago.  We learned how to heirloom stitch on linen and that got my wheels turning.  I tried it out on cardstock and love the way it turned out.  I did that along some of the edges on the blue cardstock (click for the enlargeable picture).  This text is from the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake cartridge.

I made this layout for her fiance's bachelor party weekend.  My husband is pretty good about taking pictures so I will have to make sure he takes the camera with him.  The letters, fire, barrel ,and cards are all from Old West.  The cabin is from the Camp Out solutions cartridge.  I used the markers on the title and a few of the embellishments to give it a little extra depth. 

I'm off to continue scrapbooking!