Thursday, April 28, 2011

Second half of roses

I cup the three largest shapes by overlapping one petal.  Curl the petals out.  On the two smaller of these I remove the point.

I press a flat spot in all three so they set together better

Glue these three together by putting glue in center well.

This is the two petal piece.  I curl half tight and curl the petal out on the other.  Glue to hold.  Cut off a little at bottom  so will fit into rest.

The last petal I cut off tip roll out petal and cup around other piece.  I cup around dowel that I use to bent petals. 

Finished rose.  Just poke hold down middle and put a pipe cleaner
through, make a ball on end and pull inside flower to hold.  You can use floral wire or a dowel to make it stand.

How to make roses

These directions I have found on u tube, but I use different flower bases.  I don't claim these to be mine I am only letting people know how to make these because I have gotten so many requests for direction.  Thank you to all the wonderful crafters out there that shared these with me.
I use the Sesame Street Font cookie on bottom row and remove all lines on the inside.  I cut at 3"

Here is how I mark flowers to be cut

These have been inked and cut

I wet the pieces with glimmer mist.  I find the slightly wet parts bend better

Baby Girl Card

I was playing around with the Imagine and came up with this card for my new great niece.  I use Nursery Tails, and NewArrivals.  The poem on the inside is off a free site I found.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day flowers for some friends

Still playing with the flowers.  Tina came over and help me with these or I would of never gotten them finished, she also helped me finish my calling cards.  Thank you Tina.  Visit her blog at friendscrafttogether.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monthly Challenge April

Monthly Challenge!

On the first day of each month we will announce a new Monthly Challenge. The challenges are designed to inspire you to stretch your creative wings. Have fun with it! You will have the entire month to create a project for the challenge. The project must meet the challenge requirements in order for your name to be entered into the prize drawing.

APRIL MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle!

In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) we would like you to recycle, reuse or repurpose 3 items on your project. For example, cut a shape from junk mail found in your trash can. Reuse something found in a junk drawer, or whatever! Use your creativity! Create a layout, card, altered project, etc. The choice is yours! This month entrants will be playing for their chance to win a Cricut Mini Cake Machine, Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art Cartridge, AND $50 worth of credit to Cricut.com.

The Challenge: Create a project of your choice and reuse, recycle or repurpose 3 items on your creation. Project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts.
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. You can create any type of project you would like (tag, altered project, mini album, etc.) but your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.
How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Saturday, April 30th, 2011.
Prize: This month the winner will win a Cricut Mini Cake Machine, Martha Stewart Crafts Birthday Cake Art Cartridge, and $50 credit to their Cricut.com account. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery from winner announcement.
Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using www.random.org and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog on Monday, May 2nd, 2011.
I used some old buttons taken off a shirt, some beads from a broken necklace and some other trinkets inside.
I even made a flower like I used for my calling cards at one time using some tiny scraps from the trash.

This is just some trash from Wal Mart.  It was in the bottom of a box, but works great for my calling cards!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Paper Bag Album I Just Finished.

I use wine bags for my albums because I get a bigger finished size and they are nice and heavy bags.

This is a picture of the insert.  I have 6 of these in the album.

I plan to put this album on Etsy and see if I can sell it.  This is a new thing for me.  I have two albums on Etsy right now.  If you care to check it out, it is under friendscrafttogether (a site I set up for Tina and me to sell our craft items).  If anyone else would like to try selling on Etsy feel free to contact me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Roses I made!

Just playing around with these paper roses.  Hope you enjoy.  Cut using my Cricut and the Sesame Street cartridge.  I use the cookie and remove the stripes.  Edges inked with Tim Holtz dye inks and a sponge.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cartridge give away!

going-buggy.blogspot.com is having a give away for the new Graduation cart.  go to her site to win!!!