Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop, Day 2

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's monthly 100+ Cartridge Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Rosa's blog.  If you just happened across my blog, please go to My Cricut Craft Room to begin at the beginning. 

My first project for today is an Angry Birds card!!  I was soooo excited to find some instructions on how to make an Angry Bird! :)  But, the instructions I had are for using Stampin' Up's punches (which are $16.95 each and out of my price range right now), so I figured out a way to make it with my Cricut and Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Here's what my Gypsy screen looked like:

And my mat (I wanted to show you that I really DO use scraps to make these little pieces - see the red??):


All of this was to make the Red Bird:

Using Plantin Schoolbook, I made circles:  two at 1.5" and one at 1.25".  I overlapped the 1.25" one on one of the larger circles to get the tummy cut-out of the bird.  I cut the solid 1.5" circle out of gray cardstock and the overlapped ones out of red.  Then, I picked the rectangle and set my sizes to 0.25" wide and 1" or 2" long.  These were cut out of black and red cardstock, as they were to serve as eyebrows and feathers.  Truth be told, I just trimmed them to the length I needed after the fact and I also had to trim them width-wise, too, as the 0.25" width as too wide, but I was afraid to try to cut it any thinner on the Cricut.  The beak was a square cut at 0.41" out of gold cardstock and I just drew the diagonal in with a black gel pen.  Then, the eyes.  I cut two circles out of white cardstock at 0.38" and two black circles at 0.25".  Piecing him together is a matter of you just looking at a picture and making him look as mad as you want... :)

Now, on to the rest of the card:  the pig and the grass.  Here's my Gypsy screen from that:

I just used the grass that comes on Plantin Schoolbook and cut it to fit the length of a 5"x6.5" card and out of kelly green cardstock.  For the pig, I used another 1.5" circle and attached two little 0.25" ovals for ears and welded them together; this I cut out of lime green cardstock.  Then I made another oval that was 0.74" high out of lighter green cardstock for the snout.  The eyes are 0.25" white circles with black dots drawn in.  (I also drew in the nostrils on the snout and the mouth with a gel pen.) I pieced together the pig and then made the cardfront: I popped the grass up on 3-D foam strips and "hid" the pig behind it.  Then, I attached the Red Bird to one of my homemade wobbles and placed him up in the sky.  For the sky,  I just dabbed Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass around a scrap scallop circle I had to make a cloud effect (got this from the Stampin' Up lady's video, so don't go thinking I went all genius or anything :D ).

For the sentiment on the inside, I used Everyday Pop-Up Cards.  I cut the Pop-up of the "Good Luck" out of the lighter green cardstock and folded it along the scores to attach to the inside.  Truthfully, I think I did something wrong, because it doesn't look like what I pictured it doing, but....it works, so I can't ask for more than that. :)  Here is the finished project:


Is this not the cutest thing for the Angry Birds fans in your life?!?!

Now for my second project:  a card made for a friend that needs a "lift".....I used Inspired Heart cartridge to make this card:



I first found the cross shape that I wanted, then I took its "background" image and placed two of them on the mat (on my Gypsy). I flipped one of the background images, then lined them up and welded them together to make the card.  They are cut at 6.89" high.  Then, I cut the card out of plain white cardstock.  Next, I cut out the cross image at the same height, using some purple metallic cardstock I had from Target (I believe it's Wausau Paper).  I traced the cross pattern on the white card and then colored in the "windows" like stained glass using Sharpies.  Then I layered on the cross and made my stained glass window front.  For the inside, I copied a Bible verse:
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
Psalm 119:105
I printed the verse on plain white paper and then used the template left behind of the card to "stage" where to place the paper for cutting.  When I cut it out (as the card again), I glued it inside the card.  I will put a hand-written sentiment on the other side.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today; my sincere apologies for the crazy timing of my posts.....Now, on with the Blog Hop!!!
Your next stop is Lisa Newton-Orensky


Here is the entire line up, in case you get lost:



Lisa Newton-Orensky - http://allmadebylisa.blogspot.com

40 comments:

Crafty and Green said...

Hope everything is okay lady!! Praying for ya!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Mad Crafter said...

Hope all is well Autumn. May next week be a better week for you. God Bless:)
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

Shirley said...

It is no problem at all! I hope all is well.

mjblahnik56 said...

Will check back later hope all is well. I am a new follower.

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Eva said...

I will be checking back later to see your project.
Eva :0)
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Connie Layman said...

Autumn, hope everything is ok! You know I'll be back...take care friend!

Eva said...

oh Yay glad you got it up!!! awe, too cute!!! Worth the wait...TFS!!!
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Liz said...

wow adorable I am printing this post out and going straight to my craft room to try this angry bird. thank you so much for the tut can't wait to try making my own!!!!!

heatherhammen said...

YES!!!!! ANGRY BIRD FANS UNITE!!! I love it! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

So cute!! :)

♥ Laura ♥
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Rosa said...

The angry bird is so cute and creative TFS

AllyBug28 said...

I love LOVE angry birds!! Great job on this!

Bunnyfreak said...

I love angry birds. Thanks for the details on how to make the card.
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Creative Mine by Maria said...

Great job! that angry bird card is cute

Jenn Roseman said...

Great job with the projects! Love those little critters!

DebbyP said...

Our family loves playing Angry Birds. Thanks for your recipe for making them.
TTFN
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DebbyP said...

Our family loves playing Angry Birds. Thanks for your recipe for making them.
TTFN
Debby. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Lady Fair said...

Love, love, LOVE this card. I'm so totally going to case this! Thanks for providing instructions.

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Tanya said...

What a fun card! My granddaughter loves those silly Angry Birds! I really love the second card....so, so pretty! Love the shape and the "stained glass" turned out beautifully! Great projects for today's hop!

Courtney Larson said...

Great job Autumn. I simply adore everything Stampin Up. I look forward to my monthly get togethers with the ladies. I want all the punches but cannot justify paying the price for them when I have a cricut.

Becky Dunham said...

Great projects Autumn! I am hopping late in the day so did not have any trouble with your post :) Love that stained glass! Angry Birds - everyone I know loves that game and I have never even looked at it! But I am sure everyone would adore this card :)

Kris Dietz said...

Great cards! Love your Angry Bird. He is so cute. Your cross card is so pretty. I love the colors. TFS.

Kris
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Crafty Lady said...

Great angry birds and spiritual 'lift' card. Very creative of you to design both!

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

My sister LOVES angry birds. I have a hard time playing it and give up so fast. LOL. I might have to make her one of your cards and send it to her. Thank you for all your great instructions. You inspirational card is so up lifting anyone would be grateful to receive it.

Laurie said...

My husband plays Angry Birds all the time....showed him your card and he said that is really cute! Love what you did with both projects!

mamawcindy said...

Your Cards are so different. Love them both!
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gshrader said...

Love your cards Autumn! THey're great! Don't you just love using your gypsy! I save any scrap that is 2x2 or greater! Such a great paper saver with teh gypsy! Thanks for sharing both cards!

Jenny R said...

Love love love your Angry Birds card. It is too cute! I also love how you colored in a stained glass window for your friends card. TFS!

KAT said...

hun, i never heard of the angry bird til you posted on facebook...my grandson (almost 9) seen the one i made and totally flipped...yeh, well his b-day is the 19th of oct. guess what i'm making for him?

TeresaK said...

Such great projects for the hop! Thanks for sharing!
Teresa
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the purple muse said...

OMG! I love angry birds! Going to print this post so I can make a bday card for someone I know. TFS:-)

~Tammy S

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Maria (scrap4nat) said...

Thanks for the instructions on the Angry bird I have some fans in my house. I love the card you made for your friend. I am going to have to scrap lift. I have the cartridge and have yet to use it.

Suzys Crafts said...

I can name several people who would go crazy over that angry bird card. Too cute.

Tiffany said...

cute cards. I love the angry bird card!

Lisa said...

your cards are so nice! love the angry bird one! super cute!!!

TFS

Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

My brother loves angry birds but I hadn't found anyone that did it with the cricut! Thanks for posting instructions.

Michelle
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Luanne said...

Angry birds!!! very cute.
glad to have hop to your blog and see your projects.

Luanne
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Marianne said...

Hope all is well. Prayers are with you! p.s. I love the angry birds card!

Denise said...

Gotta love angry birds! Think I will make these! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the angry birds great blog amy azivy@htomail.com