Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy July! 

I'm a little late with my cards for this month. It's a good thing that classes aren't scheduled till the end of the month! We are celebrating birthdays this month.

Our first card is a trio of gifts. I used the Straight from the Nest cartridge for this card. 




Our next card is a trio of animals who are ready to party! They are from the Create A Critter 2 cartridge.





Everyone needs a cupcake (or 2 or 3!) for their Birthday! This chocolate one is from the Wild Card 2 cartridge.  




Get ready to make a wish with a candle from the Pretty Pennants cartridge.




Our final card is a pretty Birthday cake from the Disney Classics cartridge.



Class dates are:

Friday, July 25 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, July 28 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Contact Craft Fancy for more information and to sign up for a class.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

June Cricut Class

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I am so glad to finally have some warm weather.

Here are the cards for the June Cricut Workshop at Craft Fancy. This month we are making Thank You cards. I really like the vintage look of the Pink Paislee Hope Chest paper line.


This elegant looking card is from the Lacy Labels cartridge. The letters are from the Artbooking cartridge.





Next up is a pretty trio of flowers from the Accent Essentials cartridge. I love the look of stacked, distressed flowers.




Sometimes you need a really simple card, and this is it. The flower is from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge and the letters are from the Artiste Cartridge.



On the other hand, a little whimsy is fun too. The cute little sheep is from the Create a Critter Cartridge.  He looks like he has been having a good time playing in the dirt! The letters are from the Jubilee cartridge.




Our final card is a perfect Thank You for a new Mom. This cute little onsie is from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. The Thank You is from the Simply Sweet cartridge.




Class dates are: 
Friday, June 13 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, June 23 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; 5:30 - 7:0 pm

Hope to see you in a class!




Friday, May 9, 2014

May Cricut Class

Happy Spring! The weather has finally warmed up and the trees and flowers are blooming, so lets make some springy cards!

This month we are making get well cards.  I recently got the new Cricut Explore machine and had a lot of fun learning how to use the design software while designing these cards. There are still some things to learn, but I think I've got the basics down. 

Our first card is a pretty daffodil on a lattice background.  The daffodil is from the Walk In My Garden cartridge and the background is from Artbooking.





Want to send flowers to someone? This pot of posies will brighten their day. The flower pot is from Walk in My Garden and the flowers and leaves are from Plantin Schoolbook.




On the lighter side is a trio of bandages from Everyday Pop Up Cards. I couldn't resist using them on a card. The blue background was cut from the Elegant Edges Cartridge.




Sometimes you just need a silly card to cheer someone up. This get whale soon card will do just that. It is from the Just Because Cards cartridge. The waves are from Artbooking.




Our last card doesn't really look like a card, but it will fold up and fit in an A2 size envelope. This type of box card has been very popular on the internet lately and I had to make one (or two, or three). The flowers are from Walk in My Garden and the pink shape is from Elegant Edges. After I finished this card, I found a couple of other options for the get well sentiment, so that may change.


Classes are: 
Friday, May 16: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, May 19: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; 5:30 - 7:30 pm


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Easter!

Thought I would share the Easter Bunny wreath I made yesterday. I just got the new Cricut Explore machine and thought I would do something fun for my first project.




To make the wreath you will need the following:

Create A Critter 2 cartridge
A 9" wooden embroidery hoop
Cardstock
Pattern Paper (I used the Doodlebug Springtime collection)
Adhesive to put the bunnies and eggs together
Glossy Accents to glue the elements to the embroidery hoop
Ribbon or string for hanging

Everything is cut from the Create A Critter 2 cartridge. Here are the links to the Cricut Design Space files I created.

The first file is for the bunnies:
https://www.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/16171780

The second file is for the eggs.
https://www.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/16172640 - cut 3 sets of the card stock eggs and 3 sets of the pattern paper eggs.

For other Cricut machines:

The white bunny & eggs can be found on page 40 of the handbook.

Cut three bunnies at 4" - There are three layers: a brown layer, a white layer and a pink layer (I did not cut the shadow layer)

Cut three eggs at 4" (there are two eggs per cut) - There are four layers for the eggs: a yellow layer, a green layer, a purple layer and a pink layer.

Cut the egg shadow layer at 4". The paper I used is two sided, so I cut a set of eggs on three different pieces of paper.

The chocolate bunnies are on page 42 of the handbook.

Cut three bunnies at 2.5 inches - There are three layers: a black layer, a brown layer and a pink layer (I did not cut the shadow layer).

To assemble the wreath, glue the bunny layers and egg layers together. 

Lay the embroidery hoop on your table with the screw at the top. This is where you will attach your ribbon or string for hanging.

I like to lay my pieces around the hoop to make sure that I like the placement before I glue anything down. I started glueing with the white bunny at the bottom of the wreath and then worked my way around both sides until I got to the top of the wreath. Let the wreath dry and enjoy!

If you have any questions  please let me know. If you make a wreath, please post a link to a photo in the comments so I can see your wreath.



Monday, March 3, 2014

March Quilled Cards

Are you looking forward to warmer weather as much as I am? Hopefully these sunny yellow and blue flowers will make you think of Spring!

This month's Quilling Class at Craft Fancy is Friday, March 21 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.












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March Cricut Class

I know we are all tired of the snow and ice and eagerly awaiting spring, if it ever gets here. I though we could use some pretty flower cards this month.

These cards are perfect for birthday, thinking of you or sympathy cards. I like the little touches of ribbon on most of the cards. I'm still trying to figure out how to add ribbon to the single flower card.

There are only four cards here. I will add the last card after I get back from vacation.




The first card is a trio of flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge.




Our next card is a simple flower from the Kate's ABC's cartridge.



Three little posies in a vase from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge.





Our final trio of flowers are from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.


Class date:
Friday, March 28 - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial




Welcome to my first Card Tutorial. I hope to post tutorials at least once a month or more. Some will be made with the Cricut Machine and some will be stamped or quilled. If you have any suggestions for cards you would like to see, please leave me a comment and let me know what you would like.

The first card is a Valentine made with the Cricut machine. For this card I used the Artbooking cartridge. If you don't have this cartridge don't worry, I'll show you some options to make a similar card at the end of the post.





Here is what you will need to make this card:

1 - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" White Cardstock for card base
1 - 5 1/4" x 4" Pattern Paper of your choice (The paper I used is from the Doodlebug Sweetheart 6 x 6 paper pad.)
1 - 4" x 3 1/4" Water Color paper
Light Pink paper for doily heart and heart banner
Dark Pink paper for flower
Green paper for leaves
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Festive Berries Distress Ink
Ink Blending tool or ink dauber
Sentiment Stamp (Mine is from Simon Says Stamp Only Have Eyes for You stamp set)
Black ink
My Mind's Eye Collectable "I'm With" Enamel Dots
Adhesive and foam tape or pop dots.

As I mentioned above, all of these cuts are from the Artbooking cartridge. Cut size, page number and keys used are listed in the photos. You can click on the photos to make them bigger.







We will only use the heart from this cut, save the little banner for another card.







Now that all your cuts have been made, let's put the card together. Tape the piece of water color paper to your table/cutting mat. (I have an Inkessentials Non Stick craft sheet on my table.) Securely tape the heart stencil on top of the water color paper. You want to make sure that your stencil doesn't move.



Using and ink blending tool or a dauber, ink a portion of the stencil with the Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Add some Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries Distress Ink over the Spun Sugar making sure to leave some of the Spun Sugar ink showing. 



This is what your water color paper should look like after you are finished inking. I also used some of the Spun Sugar ink to ink the edges of the paper, it doesn't show up very well in the photo. 




Referring back to the finished card:

Glue the pattern paper to the card base. 

Add the inked heart water color paper to the card. 

Stamp your sentiment in the lower left corner of the water color paper. 

Attach the heart doily with pop dots or foam tape.

Glue the leaves to the back of the flower and glue them on top of the heart.

Add the enamel dots to the card and you are done!


If you don't have the Artbooking cartridge, this card would be pretty easy to duplicate with other cartridges.

Any cartridge that has a heart can be used to make the stencil. Cut rows of 1/2" hearts wide enough to fit your paper (I use the paper saver key). The little heart on the flower is also 1/2".

Doodlecharms has a scalloped heart. A plain heart would work well too. Cut the heart at 2".

Any flower and leaves can be used for the card. One of my favorite flowers is on the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Cut the flowers and leaves at 1 1/2". There is a heart on this cartridge too.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you make a card, please leave a link in the comments so I can see your card.

See you next time!



Cathy