Friday, December 10, 2010

Many Thanks

A co-worker has a daughter that is graduating from college- a *huge* accomplishment! She asked me to make some thank you cards for her using her school colors of black, white, and teal. After thinking about, I knew that I wanted to do something for her that was a different- not just the same old regular card. That's when I decided that I would do a gatefold- one of my favorite cards to do!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Invitations Fit for a Little Diva

A friend of mine asked me to make invitations for her daughter's birthday and I was so honored!  Her daughter is definitely one my favorite kids on the planet!  When my friend told me that the colors were going to be pink and zebra-print (what else would you have for a little diva?!) I knew that the Forever Young Cricut cartridge was going to come in handy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

'Tis The Season-- Day 3!

Awww!  Today is the final day of the 'Tis The Season Blog Hop!  Even though I'm a little sad that it's all over, I have had a BLAST seeing all of the wonderful projects that everyone has created!  Special, special thanks to Iva for allowing me to participate!  Her blog rocks!  If you haven't had a chance to stop by, please do- !  If you're following the hop you were treated to a super-cute card by Mary over at The Paper Salon!

For my third and final project I am sharing a card I call...

Peace of the Season

This card is all about simple elegance and I was able to use one of my favorite Christmas colors schemes of blue, white, and silver.  Nice and easy to do too!  Here's how I did it:
  • The base is an A2 sized in white.  The bottom blue mat was cut at 5 3/8" (w) X 4 1/8" (h).  The top white mat was cut at 5 1/8" (w) X 3 7/8" (h).
  • The blue strip was originally cut at 5 1/2" (w) X 1" (h).  Then I ran the strip through my Cuttlebug in the D'vine Swirls folder.
  • Using a metallic silver ink pad, I ran it lightly over the embossed swirls to bring them out.  I adhered the strip to the white mat, trimmed off the excess, then adhered the white mat to the blue.
  • At this point, the card front is just about complete, so I when ahead and adhered it to my white base.
  • The bird was cut from the Indie Art Cricut cartridge at 2 3/4".  First I cut it out in white using the 'blackout' feature, then I cut the original image out in the blue.  My wonderful lovely roll tipped Zig Pen helped me adhere the two layers together.  (As a hint: just 'dotting' on the Zig glue works perfectly!)
  • Once my bird was together, I used some mini pop-dots to adhere it to my card front.  And then- taaa-daaa!!  Peace of the Season is complete!
Thanks everyone for stopping by!! I hope this isn't the last time you'll come visit!!  Everyone is always welcome to join me in my Create Daze!!  Now I'll send you on over to Vickie!  Happy Holidays everyone!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

'Tis The Season-- Day 2!

Well, it's the second day of my very first bloghop- and I'm still super excited!  Hopefully you were lead here after checking out Army Wife Learns the Cricut !  If not, you should join in on the blog-hopping holiday fun by starting at Iva Youngs' great blog -!
Today, I wanted to share an elegant card that I call...

Christmas Flower

For this card I used the poinsettia cut from the Winter Woodland Cricut cart as my starting point.  I think my favorite part of this card is embossing I did with my Cuttlebug and the Victoria embossing folder.  To bring out the design, I lightly dragged a metallic gold inkpad across the surface.  Normally I wouldn't think to use black on a Christmas card, but this particular creation kind of took on a life of it's own, and I think I like the finished product!  

Well thanks so much for stopping in again!  I hope you'll be back one more time tomorrow!!  Now, I'm going to send you on to Rita at!!

Have a great day and happy hopping!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

'Tis The Season! Blog Hop!!

Happy Happy Holidays Everyone!!  And thanks for joining in on the 'Tis The Season blog hop!!  I hope you enjoyed the fabulous creations by the marvelous Molly over at Army Wife Learns the Cricut and that's how you got here!!  If not, you should join in on the blog-hopping holiday fun by starting at Iva Youngs' great blog -!

This is my very first time participating in a blog hop- and I'm VERY excited!!  (...if you couldn't already tell...!)  For my first post I am going to be sharing a card I call...

Holiday Flurries

This card is very fun and super-easy to make!  And would you believe that it all started with some packing tape from Micheal's?!  Here's how I put it together:

  • I started off with an A2 base in a nice deep holiday red.
  • I generated the 'let it snow' sentiment on the computer and printed it on cardstock that was off-white.  I cut the paper down to about 5 1/4" (w) X 4" (h).
  • I placed a 6" strip of clear holiday packing tape I found at M's (for a dollar!) on the bottom of the off-white card.  Wrap the ends of the tape around the card or cut them off- whatever is easiest!
  • I cut a strip 1/2" (h) of the holiday red and placed is over the top border of the packing tape.  Again, wrap the ends of the strip around the card or cut them off.
  • Using my wonderful Cricut and my Winter Woodlands cart, I cut the 3rd snowflake out at 2" using the 'layers' feature.  I affixed the snowflake on the off-white card using my zig-pen.
  • I used my rockin' I-roc to glue on some bling.  Finally I attached the finished off-white card to the front of the holiday red base and --viola!-- Holiday Flurries!!
All in all, I think this card turned out really cute!!  And it's easy to make a couple of these for gift set or even your Christmas cards, if you haven't already started!  :o)

Well thanks so much for stopping in on the first day of the swap!  I hope you'll be back tomorrow!!  Now, I'm going to send you on to see the amazing and inspired work of Rita at!!

Happy Hopping!!