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Friday, September 16, 2011

Hip hip hooray, I broke some rules!

Hooray Bouquet D1491 is a great Cricut Compatible Stamp set.  I love its three sentiments:  “hip hip hooray,” “may this be your grandest year yet,” and “you make me smile.” 

There’s an assortment of flowers and flower centers on this sheet so you can have layered flowers or large & small.  The best part is that it’s Cricut Compatible with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

Each Cricut Compatible stamp set gives you the recommended size to cut your paper.  For this card, I didn’t follow their suggestions.  First, I eliminated the white border by making the flower a 1/4” smaller than the stamp sheet. Next, I added dimension to the center by enlarging it and using a scalloped cut instead of a basic circle.  My favorite way to break the rules is to repurpose a stamp.  The leaves were stamped using the same stamp I used on the petals after cutting the leaf shape with the Cricut.  I don’t need a leaf stamp when you have a great shape to cut on the Cricut! 

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This card was finished with a
swirl in Honey ink from the D1482 Love Life 
Z1483 Bronze Glitz™ Glitter Gel
Green papers are from the X7137B Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet (Don’t just stamp on cardstock!)

 

Have a hip hip hooray day!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Daisy Daisy!

I saw this daisy at a leadership meeting a couple weeks ago and knew I had to make some. 

They’re incredibly easy.  After cutting and getting your supplies out, it will take you about 1 minute to assemble. 

Tips:  Stack all three layers of petals and then ink! 

This one I layered the white petals and then inserted it into my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite and punched a small hole all the way through.  I inserted a skewer and secured it with Liquid Glass.  Then I added the Olive Green & Honey colored centers. I dotted Liquid Glass around for a little accent and I was done! 

The rest of the instructions are on Lisa’s Blog.  I want to give her full credit for the project so I’m sending you over to her blog.  Leave her a comment if you stop by!

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This is one of the projects at my gathering on 9/24.  Come on by!