Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday

Yay!! It's time for "Would You Ever Guess Wednesdays" over at My Cricut Craft Room!!!  What the heck is a "Would You Ever Guess Wednesday," you ask??? Well, I'm GLAD you asked!!  This is when we, the Design Team, get to take a closer look at our Cricut Cartridges and find features on them to use in our designs; features that DO NOT include the base keys or shadow/blackouts.  We can also use Cricut Cake cartridges for paper or other crafts (would you have guessed that?!?!)  It's Erica's way of getting us (and you) to delve deeper into what our (your) cartridges can do for us (you) and our (your) crafting! (:  After you've checked out my projects, be sure to go back over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what all the DT has in store for you!

My first project is a cute little invitation I created using Elegant Edges (p. 28, Book feature of <Flower1> and <Flower1-s>).

For this cute little card/invite I used the above keys on my Elegant Edges cartridge, cut at 4.18" H.  I used my Gypsy to flip the <Flower1> Book Feature and then slid it to the <Flower1-s> Book Feature and welded the two together for the pink layer (just pink cardstock from my stash).  For the purple layer, I used the <Flower1-s> for both sides (again, just cardstock from my stash), flipped one and welded it to the other to form the card shape.  Then, just glue the two layers together with your favorite adhesive, score and fold, and stamp with your desired message.  Easy peasy, nice and breezy! I made mine into a baby shower invite using some stamps from my stash (Recollections stamps found in the Michael's clearance bins). The inside is printed via my computer and just cut out of white paper so that it shows up on the dark purple. These would also be good for a little girl's birthday party or just some girly-girl stationery.  The colors could also be changed to work for other themes as well.

For my next project I used..........YUP!!!! You guessed it: DAMASK DECOR!!! My new favorite cartridge!!

Prior to stamping

After stamping

For these lovely cards, I used the Card Feature of the <Btrfly> and <Btrfly-s> keys on p. 66 of the Damask Decor handbook.  I just cut the <Btrfly-s> Card Feature out of light purple cardstock, from my stash, at 3.03" (I used my Gypsy, for going with just the Cricut and the Cart, just use 3").  Then, I cut the <Btrfly> Card Feature at 3.03" out of both white and light pink cardstock since I wanted to make a couple of different cards.  The "lacy" butterfly layers easily over the card silhouette and you have a cute and simple card in a matter of two minutes, literally!  I just stamped sentiments from my stamp stash and VOILA! Done.  (If I were a bit more talented, I sure would like to "bling" these up a little more with some embossing powders, but......maybe soon I will have time to try it more in-depth and make something totally "wow" worthy!) those are my projects using only Feature Keys on my Cricut Cartridges.....Would you have ever guessed you could use the Book Feature to make a card? Or that there would be butterflies on Damask Decor??  Well, now you know, so......Happy Crafting!!!!!


Tanya said...

What lovely cards you have created for today's post! The colors and shapes of your cards are so unique...the butterfly cut is just beautiful...great job!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Very pretty! Love the butterflies! :)

♥ Laura ♥

Anita Braddock said...

I love the Invit and the butterflies, very cut and I love Butterflies and purple and pink. what a great job you have done thanks for sharing

Connie Gail said...

You have me sold on these two cartridges! I love all the cards that you have created with the Damask Decor and your Gypsy ~ they are my favorite ones! I'm wondering what you could great for Christmas with it (hint hint!). Thanks for sharing Miss Autumn...:O)

Suzys Crafts said...

Great ideas Autumn. Love the cards!!