Saturday, August 6, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Hello! And welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's monthly 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!  You should have come from the wonderful and talented Connie; if not, please go to My Cricut Craft Room to begin at the beginning so you don't miss a single wonderful project!  If so, you're in the right place; please have a look at the cards I made for today using Damask Decor and Gypsy Font, leave a comment (I LOVE feedback!), become a follower if you like and enjoy the rest of the hop!

First, I made this cute little notecard using Damask Decor and my favorite color combination: blue and turquoise. These can be made with any colors to match anyone's personality and tastes!


For this card, I started by cutting a piece of turquoise (or light blue) cardstock from my stash into a standard A2 size card (4.25" x 5.5").  Then, I cut out the image of the very first key on the Damask Decor cartridge (<Damask1> on p. 21 of the handbook) at 3" on brown cardstock from my stash.  This is actually upside down from the image in the book and on the key, but I liked it better this way...it looks more like a flower now. :) I was using my Gypsy, so I also cut the little corner pieces at the same time, but they are also from Damask Decor.  They are <Damask6> on p. 26 of the handbook and I cut them at 1" using the same brown cardstock. I kept this pretty basic because I am a simple kind of a person, but these little fleur pieces of this cart can be cut and layered in so many ways, you can get REALLY elaborate if you so choose.


My next project is also from Damask Decor, but I had to throw a little Gypsy Font into the mix as well...


I have to admit, I have never really looked at the handbooks to the carts until I met Erica. Now, I'm constantly looking at them, mainly for recipe cards, and am finding all sorts of inspiration!  This project is actually from the handbook (p. 9-10) with a little modification.  As you can see, colors can be modified to fit any theme/decor.  Since my cousin is getting married in October, I thought I would play around with making a notecard for her to use with her new "B" initial, and so I used the colors from her wedding - turquoise and orange.  ALL of the cuts here use <Damask13> from p. 33 of the handbook, with the exception of the "B" which came from the Gypsy Font cartridge.  First, I cut the envelope at 4" out of textured white cardstock from my stash, folded and assembled it according to the score marks.  Then, I cut the card base using the Shift Key of the Card Feature Key, also at 4", out of bright turquoise cardstock from my stash.  Next, using white textured cardstock, I cut the outer layer of the card at 4" using the Card Feature Key.  I layered the white on top of the turquoise and added an orange ribbon.  Finally, I cut the "B" using my Gypsy Font cartridge off of my Gypsy at somewhere close to 1.25" (my apologies for this not being exact....I had to play around a little with it and cut a few out at various sizes, so...it measures almost 1.25" high with the ruler right now) out of orange cardstock from my stash.  I used the Monogram Feature Key for the flourished B.  Then, I added the monogram to the flap of the envelope and VOILA! She is finished!

Thank you for looking, and I hope you like what you see!  Leave me a comment about these, or any of my projects; I LOVE feedback almost as much as I LOVE my followers!

Next, you should go to the witty and crafty Amanda Hernandez' Blog.


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Happy Crafting!!!

19 comments:

Connie Layman said...

Very creative changing the image around on your first card! I like it better too! I'm scraplifting the orange and blue! TFS!

KAT said...

very nice! love damask decor...great job! (congratulations on your new job as well)

Patricia said...

Nice stuff, and a blinkie too?! Loving the card--- and now the cart too. TFS

smyiow said...

Super cute! Great job!

Connie Layman said...

I had to comment again...I love your blinky, it's the blinkiest!

Courtney Larson said...

love the turquoise/orange combo. I'm sure your cousin will appreciate the thought very much and will be uber excited to send off a note using her new initial.

Jenny R said...

Beautiful cards...now I have another cart to add to my wishlist. LOL I am a new follower and DT member. I'm excited to participate in next months hop. YAY!
Jen - myimagitivity.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Thank you for sharing all your craftiness. Great projects!

Kris Dietz said...

This is one of my favorite carts. Love your designs. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Anita Braddock said...

I love this cart. you did such a great job. thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your Beautiful job.
abbraddock@msn.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Nice note cards.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dot com

EnjoliCollums said...

Cute!

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards! I love the blue and brown combo too. I just became a member of the DT and I'm still trying to learn all the members, just became a follower so that I can keep up with all your great creations! I look forward to more visits soon!

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

Great cards, I really need to try this cart out some more

Connie Gail said...

Wonderful cards and beautiful too! I'll have to take a look at that cartridge too! :O)

gshrader said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Suzys Crafts said...

I need to get that Demask Decor cart! Love you cards!

the purple muse said...

Gorgeous! TFS! So excited to be on the team with you!

~Tammy S

Creative Craft Corner said...

Love the colour combo! TFS!