Friday, March 25, 2011

Odds n Ends

The last of my last spring cleaning cards.

I don't know about you, but I am thrilled when I actually use up all of something.  These are the last of some felt flower stickers that I'd been holding onto for years!  About time I finally used them!  LOL!

I found this already embossed left-over scrap at the bottom of that endless scrap drawer.  the bird image was something that I had bought for a project that I never got around to.  Feels good to use up these odds n ends finally.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

This and That

Just a couple more of my card creations that were inspired by the spring cleaning of my scrap drawer.

I found some of my favorite pieces of patterned paper, a stamped image, and a chipboard key in the drawer.  The key got sprayed with Glimmer mist and that little bit of left over ribbon tied around it seemed like a perfect way to spruce up these left-overs.

I found all kinds of goodies in that drawer.  This card used a vintage image that I had experimented with on a transparency, several different stickers,  an acrylic word, and a piece of my all time favorite patterned paper.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Keychain, Push Pins, Magnets

My tips and tricks for January and February at the CX store.  I fell in love with the Groovy Times cartridge this month.

Push pins, magnets, and key chains are easy to create with the Cricut. Use the Cricut to cut the base for each item out of chipboard and layer other Cricut images on top.

To create the push pins, press a plain undecorated pin through the chipboard before decorating it.

Add an eyelet to the keychain after decorating is complete.

When finished decorating, cover the item with a clear acrylic glaze and let it dry.

For best drying results for the push pins press them onto a piece of cardboard before applying the glaze.

Drying will take several hours…be patient.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bits and Pieces

I decided to do a little early spring cleaning a couple of weeks ago and my scrap paper drawer was one of my targets.  Once I started rummaging through the drawer I became so inspired by some of the things in it that I got on a card making roll!

I made this card from a die-cut, paint chip, and patterned paper that I found in the drawer and the stem was left over from a recent project I had been working on.  I found so many goodies in that scrap drawer. 
This card was inspired by a transparent photo frame I saw in the drawer, left-over shapes and some older stickers.