Tag Archives: Cricut

Copic Colors Notebook Tutorial

2 Jan

Ever get tired of trying to remember what Copic Markers you have at home? I do!! I created a Copic Color Notebook and you can too. For all the instructions, join me over at CutCardStock.com.

First, download the color chart that I created, here: Copic Colors chart 2012!

Happy, creative, fabulous new year to you all!!

Eli

Joy to the World Garland

18 Nov

Just wanted to take a minute to share a tutorial I posted over at CutCardStock.com. It is a lovely Christmas Garland, “Joy to the World.” I chose to make it quite pale in white, cream and pink with just the right amount of bling. Go check it out HERE.

Ready for my close-up…

Have a fabulous day!!

Eli

Layered Birthday Card

17 Oct

This weekend afforded me some time to create and I just pulled some favorite colors and started working. I fussed with the layout a while but I like what finally came together. I hope you do too.

And a close-up.

Important Stuff
Papers Green, blue textured cardstocks, glitter flower (Die Cuts with a View)
Stamps/inks Sunny Birthday (Hero Arts); ColorBox cat eye ink (Clearsnap)
Tools Cindy Loo cartridge, Cricut cutting machine (Provo Craft)
Adhesives Pop glue dots (Glue Dots International)

Other Stuff Blue polka dot paper, PVA glue, blue and green brads; gray shaped mat

Laundry Tags

16 Sep

We moved recently to a new house in a new state. Of course the way we live in this house is quite different than the way we lived in our old house. {you can read more about this adventure at my other blog At Home in Palm Beach} This house’s laundry room is smaller and shaped differently. Due to the differences,we  needed make sure the space was efficient.

We brought with us a standing Elfa shelving unit with basket drawers. It fits just perfectly in the laundry room. With so many baskets, it got a bit confusing as to what dirty clothes should get tossed where. So, I designed tags to make it easy for all family members to help sort.

This gives you the full picture. I think they are pretty cute but guess what? They are functional as well. Each 3″ tag has a black circle backing, a patterned paper circle, a black circle with a shaped window and a patterned paper ring. I didn’t mind all these layers because I wanted them to survive some abuse.

As you can see above, I simply printed the type of laundry on the rim of the tag. They are, from the top:

  • cold lights (hence the snowflake)
  • cold darks
  • whites (can be bleached)
  • no tag (I have since been using this for hangers)
  • linens
  • reds/pinks
  • lights
  • darks

So, if  some tags around your house would help, choose some fun/coordinating patterned papers along with some white or black cardstock. Cut window shapes and circles with your Cricut or Wizard. Add a brad, some twine and voilá…the laundry practically does itself. 🙂

Eli

ps: {For extra “umph” laminate the tags before the brad/twine}

Home Guest Book

12 Sep

Engagement parties are so fun. Celebrating the possibilities for a young couple while meeting many of their friends and family. Sometimes, though, it can be a challenge coming up with a special gift. Sure, it’s always appropriate and much appreciated to buy off the registry but I usually save that for the wedding. I like to create a personalized gift for engagements.

This time, I created a guest book for the young couple to have in their home to record events and friends who visit over the coming years.

It features their initials in the two hearts below.

Let’s open it up.

I created this size (8¾x4″) so I could cut 3 inside pages from an 8½x11″ sheet (3-5/8 plus a hair more x8½”). Economy, you know. I printed lines on both sides of the green pages and then cut them. I made 2 columns for plenty of guest signatures. If you want to make your own, you can download the page lines in a word document [ guest book horizontal lines 3.]

Important Stuff
Papers Pink leaf, cover blue, paisley heart (Me and My Big Ideas); Dots (Reminisce); Cream with house sayings (Doodlebug Design)
Tools Silver OWires, Bind-it-All binding system (Zutter); Cricut and cartridges: George and Basic ShapesJubilee: (Provo Craft)
Embellishments Letter buttons (Doodlebug)

Other Stuff Black cardstock, PVA glue, ribbons

Enjoy your day and get creative! Eli

Mom!

30 Apr

Joining the Fantabulous Cricut challenge blog this week, I created a card using the Doodletype and Cindy Loo cartridge. The challenge, “Mom’s the Word,” was to include a mom word in a card for Mother’s Day. I have a fab mom and a wonderful Mother-in-law so I need two cards. This is the first:

One of my favorite color combos is pink and brown. I first chose the diamond/rose patterned paper that lies under the brown frame. Since the roses had a creamy sheen so I added a bit of a yellow underneath the letters and with the brown filigree. Things just came together from there.

Here is a close up of the medallion and flower.

Important Stuff
Papers Candelight Harlequin Roses, Rose Pink Fondant (Flair); Yellow (K&Co.)
Die Cuts Doodletype Font and Medallion Cindy Loo (Cricut)
Embellishments Mystical Mauve glitter (Sparkle and Sprinkle), Nut Brown sprinkles (Flower Soft), Quickie Glue (Sakura)

Other Stuff PVA glue, pink ribbon, silk flower, brown cardstock

Reading is Sweet

9 Feb

More inspiration from the Shabby Tea Room (#48)…It’s the most adorable photo inspiration and an a “use hearts” rule. Check this out:

I created a bookmark for my darling daughter who loves to read. I think it is a great Valentine’s Day gift to go along with a piece of chocolate…or maybe a pile of chocolate!

Check out the closer version that shows off the “sugar-topped” chocolates.

Then, just one more look…at the top of the book mark.

Whether your day is full of romantic notions or just a good book to read…have a Happy Valentine’s Day. Come back and visit soon!

Important Stuff
Papers Brown textured (Prism), Pink Basis 80# (CutCardStock.com), Ruched White paper (WorldWin), La Paperier green patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye)
Tools Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge, Cricut (Provo Craft),
Embellishments Letter stickers, Flower grommet (Making Memories); AtYou Spica Chocolate glitter pen (Copic)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, clear glitter, corner rounder punch, gems

 

Miss You!

8 Feb

subtitled {Spring, where are you?}

Color Throwdown this week features a lovely set of colors that are just begging for fun…

While I was choosing my papers, my daughter said, “Mom, what is Saffron?”

“It is a rare, expensive spice that has this great color.” I pointed to the yellow patterned paper that I used…She looked and saw the resemblance to the screen…I chuckled about it…

Here is my card:

Then check out a quick close-up…

Important Stuff
Papers Brown Ruched (WorldWin), Yellow patterned (K&Co.), Blue patterned (My Mind’s Eye)
Tools Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge, Circut (Provo Craft)
Embellishments Letter stickers (Making Memories), Sketch Marker (Copic Marker)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, Gems

Cheri (Color Throwdown #126)

30 Jan

This card was a bunch of fun and so quick to put together. It began with some inspiration from Color Throwdown blog that challenges crafters every week with a collection of colors. Here is this week’s set:

Engaging my new Summer in Paris Cricut Cartridge, I used the crown image and the “Cheri” sentiment. The rest of the card practically threw itself together.

One of the special features of this cartridge are the layered images such as the crown here. They are great for creating elegant or whimsical designs. Love them!

Check out a closer view.

Important Stuff
Papers Basis 80# Golden Green, Light Green, Brown cardstocks (CutCardStock.com), Patterned Paper (K&Co)
Tools Cricut, Summer in Paris Cartridge (Provo Craft)
Adhesives PVA Glue (LineCo)

Other Stuff Brown ribbon, brown marker

LOVE chipboard album

20 Jan

Today I want to share a project, LOVE chipboard album, that was inspired by the Shabby Tea Room (one of my new favorite haunts for challenges). The theme, “White and Bright” was enhanced by this photo inspiration:

I love the idea of white or cream in layers but I find it a challenge. I created the cover of this little album over 2 days, switching elements around until I came up with this design.

Here are a few tips on how to create some of the techniques in it.

  • Use recycled snack boxes or cereal boxes as the base of each page and use PVA Glue to adhere metallic papers to either side.
  • To distress the edges, go over them with the crease of a pair of scissors or use a single blade directly on the edge.
  • To bring out the distressed look, ink the edges of the pages. {Not sure how this fits the White and Bright theme but I just couldn’t leave them “naked.”}

  • Next, check out the design of the inner pages. By the way, the album is 4½x6″ so you can get four pages out of a 12×12″ piece of cardstock.

Important Stuff
Papers Opal Stardream Metallics, Natural White cardstocks (CutCardstock.com); Patterned papers (My Mind’s Eye)
Tools Wizard, S7-017 On the Vine Border Grand, S4-214 Eyelet Borderabilities Petite, S4-210 Lattice Pendant; S4-167 Flowers-retired (Spellbinders Paper Arts); Cricut, Jubilee Cartridge, Embossing Sleeve (Provo Craft); Crop-a-Dial punch (We R Memory Keepers)
Embellishments atyou Spica Gold glitter pen (Copic); 1/8″ Metallic thread (Kreinik); Perfect Medium, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Inking Tool (Ranger); Cosmic Opaque Opaline Embossing Powder (Sparkle and Sprinkle)

Other Stuff “O” Rings,