Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Card and Invitation Blog Hop



Hi! And welcome to the Card and Invitation Blog Hop presented by My Cricut Craft Room!!!  You should have come from the graciously talented Kat.  If not, please head on over to My Cricut Craft Room so you can see all of the wonderful projects and blogs (there IS Blog Candy if you post on ALL the participating blogs, too, so you definitely don't want to miss out on that!).  If so, you're in the right place! So....let's HOP right on to the projects I have for you!

First, I made this cute little invitation using Create A Critter. I'm not totally happy with the way this turned out, but I'm still somewhat of a novice, so this was a new technique/idea I tried out and I'm glad I tried it, anyway. :)


I started with a standard white A2 sized card from my stash and added some orange polka dot paper, also from my stash (just a paper pad from Hobby Lobby).  Then, I wanted to add monkeys....but not MONKEYS monkeys....like SHADOWS of monkeys. So, I took the "remnants" of my St. Jude Card making and used it as a stencil:

These are the monkeys from Create A Critter, cut at 3" and arranged for space utilization via my Gypsy (I made 5 monkeys for some St. Jude's cards and other projects).  I laid this "remant" on my card and rubbed Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (color: Vintage Photo) into the voids using my Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool.  Then, I cut leaves (also from Create A Critter) of varying sizes out of green cardstock from my stash (differing colors for some interest) to add to the top for a jungle "feel". The big leaf, I had to cut to fit the stamp, so I believe it was cut at around 2.75-3".  The stamp is one I've had for years from Stampabilities.  And that's it for this cute and simple invitation that can be used for anything from birthday parties to baby showers!

Next, I made this gorgeous Thank You card using Damask Decor. This is really turning out to be a favorite cartridge of mine (be sure to check back on Wednesday for some more Damask Decor projects! Hint, hint!) even though I probably would never have looked at it twice on a store shelf.  I am SOOOO glad I won it from Erica!!


If you've been reading my blog, or my Facebook page, you know my cousin is getting married in October. And, you know how excited I am for this.  You also know her color scheme is turquoise and orange - a color combo that is a little off the beaten path, yet one I have fallen COMPLETELY in love with!!! So, I stuck with that theme, and will probably make her some of these if she wants me to. :)  All of the paper is just basic cardstock from my stash - turquoise, white and orange.  The "Thanks" sentiment is one I had stored from another project (I NEVER throw anything away unless it is TOTALLY trashed and useless!), and was from Gypsy Font, cut somewhere around 1-1.5" and welded using my Gypsy.  The card itself is the Shift Key of the Card Feature of Damask Decor (<Damask24-s> on p. 44 of the handbook) cut at 4.29" out of turquoise cardstock.  Then, I cut the Card Feature out of white cardstock at the same size for the overlay. I used my Gypsy, so I could lay the card and the overlay on one mat, but you could do this separately if are just using the cartridge and not the Gypsy. Just cut it at 4.25". After that, it's all over with but the gluing! :)  I used my Xyron X adhesive for the "Thanks" and then used a Tombo Adhesive Runner for attaching the white overlay to the card.  These are so simple to make, yet make a really elegant statement that says you spent either way too much time or money! ;) Only you will be the wiser!



Thank you for looking at my projects! I appreciate any and all feedback you guys and gals can give me. Also, My Cricut Craft Room is giving away some pretty SWEET Blog Candy to a random person, but only those who comment on ALL of the participating blogs will be entered to win!!! So comment away and GOOD LUCK!

Next up in the hop is Sam Pirkle of Scrapping with Pirkie

Here is the whole line up in case you get lost, or there are glitches along the way (gotta love Blogger!):



http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com  
http://www.micraftygal.blogspot.com/
http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com
http://autumnsbuggycreations.blogspot.com   YOU ARE HERE
http://scrappingwithpirkie.blogspot.com/   NEXT
http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
http://britkdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com http://cuttinandstampin.blogspot.com 
http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/
http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
http://jshandcrafts.blogspot.com
http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com Http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com (special post for blog candy)

77 comments:

OCCricut said...

GREAT color combo ... Love the beautiful thanks card!!

Connie Layman said...

I LOVE your technique with the monkeys! I'll be trying that! You are becoming a Damask expert...beautiful card Autumn!

Linda Therrien said...

great idea using the remnants for a stencil - love it - the card came out adorable.

Linda
www.lindascreativity.blogpsot.com
therrien_linda@yahoo.com

MissScrapAlot said...

Woohoo...I love Monkeys....its soooo adorable!!!!

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{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

Great cards, the monkeys are Cute! TFS

Patricia said...

Autumn, just wonderful and very creative, we are much alike, I just hate to toss anything that may get another life somewhere, TFS

sweetpea1077 said...

The monkeys are adorable and I love the thank you card!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Great colors!! Super cute cards!! :)
♥ Laura ♥
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Judy said...

Your doing a FINE job in creating and describing what you did! Keep up the good work:-)
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Doris P. said...

love the color combo and the monkeys are way to cute! tfs :)
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Henson Creations said...

I just love the create critter monkey! Such a unique and adorable card. great job!

crazycharo said...

Very pretty and cute!!!

Connie Gail said...

I thought that your card turned out really good! You are pretty clever coming up with this idea...:O) A few hops ago you made a Damask card and I feel in love with it ~ this one is no exception. Beautiful! Guess I'm going to have to get thata cartridge for myself. Thanks for sharing!

KAT said...

your monkeys are adorable. i've tried the same monkey @ 3" and my tail kept ripping. i think it was the paper i was using...once i changed, it was good. great job!

Tanya said...

Great cards Autumn! I love the technique you used with the monkeys, will have to give this one a try. The Damask Decor card is just gorgeous, such a pretty image!

EnjoliCollums said...

Love both your cards! the Damask Decor looks like a must have! Ive got to get it soon :)

Samantha said...

I really like how you made the monkeys a shadow! I am going to have to try this!

The Thank you cards are just beautiful! I am sure your cousin will love them!


-Samantha
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samanthascricutcreations@live.com

bluecrayons said...

good thinking on the remnants of the monkeys. both cards are so fun and cute.

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scrapaholicjen said...

Great cards! TFS!!
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Janet's Planet said...

super projects! very creative!

Karen Y said...

Love both your cards. thanks for sharing.

Karen
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karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

Heather C said...

Great cards! Love the color combos too!

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TeacherMom said...

I think your monkey card turned out really cute! It's always good to try new techniques!!! I absolutely love the colour combination of the second card. We will need to see picts of that gorgeous wedding!!! Thanks for sharing. Enjoying the blog hop!
TeacherMom
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Leanne said...

Oh my! I LOVE them both! I'll have to try that technique you used in the first card I loved how that came out! The second card is gorgeous two. I have looked at this cartridge several times but passed it over but now you may have convinced me hee hee! Hugs, Leanne
tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

The Bookin Room said...

I don't have the Damask cart but your card inspires me to put it on my wish list! TFS!
xoxo Charity

Yvette said...

Thanks for sharing! Both of you cards gave me great ideas.

Anonymous said...

Love, love the monkeys!!!! Great job!

Maria
Mdel64@bellsouth.net

Jill Angel said...

Both cards are wonderful! I really like the turquoise/orange combo too! TFS!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the inking idea and the damask card.

cema1cema said...

Great job Autumn both cards were great! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

Kris Dietz said...

I love the idea you had for the monkey card. Very smart! I love your damask cards. They are so beautiful. TFS.

Kris
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by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Love both your cards. Very pretty. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

Love the monkeys! Great card.
Tracy
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Sam Pirkle said...

Well I like the idea you were going with the monkeys. I saw them in the background as soon as I saw the card. Keep it up, if are not happy just keep trying !!! Good Luck

gshrader said...

Such cute cards! Love the blue and orange together and teh monkey shadows are great!!!
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Anita Braddock said...

Very cute the monkeys so cut and the big leaves. great job . thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
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Angie said...

I like the cards! Thank you for sharing!

Amy E said...

Very cute cards! Create A Critter is one of my fav cartridges!!

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WevilHitch Designs said...

Cute invitation card. Love the monkey background.

Rosa said...

Love the idea of shadows behind the leaves

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Trying new things is so important. Even if your not completely satisfied sharing your ideas keeps us inspired. The Thank you card is really great also. I can't wait until I can get that cartridge.

Martha galvez said...

love both cards, great job.

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Great Card! I am a new follower! Can't wait to see more! Hope you have a great crafting day!

smyiow said...

Both projects are great! Love the thank you card. It is simple yet elegant.

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FMonty said...

Great projects! TFS :)
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Q cards said...

Awesome

Roxanne K said...

great colors, turquoise and orange are wonderful together

Jennie said...

love all your projects!! :))

Jos said...

Now I am going to start saving my scraps so I can try out your technique. Love it.

Yvette said...

I like how your invitation card came out and I love the your thank you card. The turqoise makes it pop.

Holly said...

Love the Damask Decor card! Its beautiful, it makes me want to buy the cartridge! :)

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Carol's Creations said...

Love the technique you used...the monkeys are adorable!

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Sometimes things don't turn out what we planned but end up pleasantly surprised with the results. This card is darling, great job.

Debbie H.

Linda said...

I liked both of your cards. Would not have thought to do what you did with the monkey. But turned out really cute.

kyms kards said...

Top cards

Scrappy Emt said...

I really like how you did that with the monkeys and I really like this card and the thank you card is beautiful.. tfs

Whitney's Crafty Side said...

Great technique idea with the monkeys!
Thanks for sharing :)

Stephanie K said...

Beautiful invitation and card! Love the shadow of the monkeys! I'll definitely be looking at the damask cartridge! Thanks for sharing!!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

GinaL said...

I getting the hang of how this works. and I appreciate learning this way!!I am new to this and that is great that everyone can come together in a learning atmosphere like this...this is fun!

Jenny said...

Love your cards....the monkey one is my favorite :)

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Carol said...

The technique used for the monkey card is great. Thank you for shopping. chale@gci.net

Susan from SC said...

Very nice. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Love the monkey technique!
--Susan
suebella4u at hotmail dot com

Leah said...

Cute cards! TFS
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Laurie said...

I love it!

Angela R said...

It was a pleasure looking at your projects! Totally adorable. Glad to become a follower! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Jenny R said...

I love the color combo on the Damask Decor card...very elegant. TFS!

TrueCAGirl said...

What a great idea for the monkey card. I am going to have to try that. And, the thanks card is beautiful!

Newbie2crafting said...

I really like your cards, tfs.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

I love both cards. The monkey was is very unique! TFS CallyAnn (new follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Creative Creations said...

Loving the Thank you Card. Love the colors you used for the card it just makes it stand out cant wait to come back and visit & see your new projects. :)

Alisha said...

I love Create a Critter, thank you for sharing your new technique. That is very cute.
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Alishia said...

Love what you have done Autumn!
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Alishia said...

Love what you have done Autumn!
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jean said...

cool monkey idea!!!

Annette M said...

cute monkey idea/technique.

thanks for sharing!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

I think your monkey card was very cute...the thank you card was very pretty thanks for sharing

Suzys Crafts said...

wow. love the idea with the monkeys!