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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Seriously need to update my blog

I have been so caught up in other things, that I have not had time to put anything on my blog.  I promise that will change soon.  Linda

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Noteworthy Cricut Imagine Style

I wanted to make a 3D project that would show off the versatility of the Cricut Imagine.  I wanted it to be a project you would want to make without saying :  I can't do that, I don't have that cartridge.

I know Cricut Imagine Imagine More cart came with the machine.  So here is what I did: 

front cover of notepad
I used a mini note pad I bought over at Office Depot.

Here is what you do:
You are going to take a 12 x 12 piece of white paper (I am using Bazzil from  Flood fill the entire page (I use over spray on high) and a pattern from the Imagine More (or any cart your choose).  As you can see I used the sheet music.
Now using the scor-pal buddy score your page at 8.  Then cut using a paper cutter on that score line.
So now your paper measures 8" x 12".
Put the paper back in the scor-pal buddy and score at 1, 1 1/4, 6, 61/4.  Then fold on the lines.
The side scored at 1 will be on your right hand side.  So if you are using a pattern paper make sure the paper will be correct when you fold it.
You will need a piece of paper (I used black)  that measures 6 1/2" x 8".  Score at 1/4" and at 6".
Then measuring about 3" down from the top you will make a slit (this is so you can insert the cardboard piece of the note pad)  I placed my paper cutter blade at the 1/4" and brought it over to the 6".
Now using a double sided tape.  I use the tape available on the scor-pal site.  I put this on the 1/4" side of the black paper and on the fold that your scored at 6".  This gives you 1/4" on each side.  This goes inside the folder and fit nice on the side that cover the sides of the note pad.
you can see where I taped the black paper that hides the cardboard of the notepad.

To cover the notepad you take a piece from the scrap of the main cover.  I took the paper and measured it over the notepad.  Then I cut it to fit the width of the notepad, used my scor-pal buddy to score the lines.
Using the double sided tape I put that on the top of the notepad, then covered with the paper.  Now my notepad had a nice coordinating top.
I added a ribbon at the 4" across or in the middle of the notepad cover so that I could tie the notebook.
Ribbon at the 1/2 way mark.  Then I took an icon from the Imagine More Cart.
I took an icon from the Imagine More Cart and cut it out in layers at 4 rel.  For the bottom layer I ran it thru my Xyron machine and put that on top of the ribbon.  I did the same thing for the second layer which is the blue layer.  The Top Five and 1,2,3,4,5 pieces I used 3M foam double sided tape this creates dimension.
Note that the title and the -5 are attached with 3M double sided foam tape.

This is a fast easy quick project.  Inexpensive and a nice gift for co-workers, teachers, anyone you want to give a little gift.  You could use them as Thank you hostess gifts, etc.  Try this, enjoy and don't forget to leave me a comment.

Happy New Year= CI Card for a farewall to a co worker

One of my co-workers is leaving to work for another organization this week.  So with Aulde Lang Syne:
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and never brought to mind ?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and auld lang syne* ?  I made this card:

So many of you may recognize the paper.  It is from SU.  It may be retired, but I had a pack of it and thought I should use it up.
The Cartridge I used was for the Cricut Imagine called Lori's Garden.  This cartridge was for the circle members who purchased their Cricut Imagine during the first HSN launch.  It is a beautiful cartidge and I do hope it is made available to the public soon.  I did see it on ebay but it was pricey.
I always use a scor-pal and I used my scor-pal buddy (thanks Dianna I love this tool) for this particular project.  Why?  I love the fact that everything is done in intervals so if I need to score at 1/18"  I can. 

This card is a tri-fold fancy card if you click the link you will find the directions on Cindy Lawrence's website.  These are very clear directions she has posted.

Here is the card laying flat without the ribbon closure

Here is the card standing up and open

Here is looking down from the top of the card,  You can see why it is called tri=fold.

"inside" of the card so to speak.  Love this Lori's garden cart.  I cut it in layer mode and used 3M dimensional foam tape to make the layers pop up.

"back" panel of the card.

more of the card open

front of the card.  the tag is in layers and reads "best wishes"

I love how the CI images match so well with the SU paper.  What is nice is that I can have the rest of my coworkers sign the back of the card.  This was my first time making this type of card, but it was very easy.  Hope you try this.  Please leave me a comment.  -Linda

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Merry Christmas Project for you

This is my version
I was doing some web searching and found this blog: by Natasha Zandbergen from Calgary, AB, Canada.  I loved her Family Frame it is on the right hand side under tutorials for sale-yes I bought the tutorial.I It is  Stampin Up, but I kept looking at it and thinking:  This looks like Lori's Garden in many ways  I believe if I am going to CASE a project I will buy it to support the designer hope you will to.

 Here is how I made this 12 x 12 page;
Using the Cricut Imagine and Lori's Garden This 12 x 12 is the back ground.
Now using shapes you will use the rounded corner square sized at 3.  You will need 9 of them so pick your backgrounds fill those in  and cut out.
Now using the font from Reg. Cricut Cart Nursery Rhymes I cut the letters and the background.  On my CI I did the shadow for a,m,i,l,y in gray and cut the letters in brown at 2.5.  for the F background was gray and the F was in brown cut at 2.5.
Then I used the Reg. Cricut Cart A child's year  cut the shadow in gray at 2.5 and the image in brown at 2.5.
I used the 3M foam tape and attached the letters and image to the squares to give them dimension.
NOW to get a frame.  Enjoy.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #12 "All about 9"

Weekly Challenge #12: Nine Ladies Dancing Challenge!

We have a really fun challenge for you today! For the Nine Ladies Dancing Challenge we want you to strut your stuff with your Cricut Circle Exclusive “Shall We Dance?” cartridge (or similar images from another Cricut cartridge). You can create any kind of project you would like . . . but here is the twist . . . there needs to be NINE of SOMETHING on your project. Nine of anything! Nine buttons, nine flowers, exactly nine letters in a title, etc. Just as long as their is nine of something. Have fun!

The fine print to the contest:

Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include at least 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify. This challenge is open to Cricut Circle Members only.

My Take on this Challenge:

Nine Letter Banner all done on the Cricut Imagine

Here is what I used:  Cricut Imagine:  Snow Angel Cartridge:  Bonus Feature 
  • I selected the bonus feature that reads peace & joy.  Once it is on the preview mat select "Fit to page".  All the words fit onto one page.
  • I then used the shape from the shape icons on this cartridge and did the fill from the Snow Angel Cart.  I sized the shape image at 3.5  and cut out 9 of them.  This did take 2 pages and I noted that when I went to cut the second page my CI would not do it, so I ended up just cutting another page 1.
  • Once cut out.  I adhered the letters to the base with 3M foam dimensional tape.
  • I used Stickles for the "snow".  and jewels and pearls for the centers of all flowers.
  • Stickles and Pearls for the letters

    stickles and jewels for the &
    I then used Stampin' Up Ribbon  to attach the letters to the ribbon I used mini binder clips in white.
  • I attached it to the wall by using the double sided foam tape.  ENJOY!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

So much to do so little time

I have been working 7 days a week and have not had any time to get on my Cricut Imagine.  I hope this weekend I will be able to get one project posted for your all.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I have been awarded: Stylish Blogger Award

Thank you so much Tina:  The Crippled Cricut for awarding this to me.

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this  (Check)

2. Share 8 things about yourself

  1. I am a Cricut junkie.
  2. I work for a non profit finding people with disabilities employment.
  3. I have a Master's Degree
  4. I am currently enrolled in a Medical Billing and Coding Program
  5. I am currently enrolled in an Employment Specialist Program (yes two different programs)
  6. I raise AKC Pugs.
  7. I always have to be busy.
  8. I spend way to much time looking for insiration to create.

3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered  (there are many more too)
  5. http://inkingidaho.blogspot.coom/

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards. (Done)